Posts tagged "homophobia"

Searching Herman Cain’s Soul. In Iowa.

By Andy Kopsa  Standing before a crowd of reporters at the Friar’s Club in New York, Sharon Bialek told her story.  With her lawyer Gloria Allred at her side, Bialek painted a picture of an unwanted sexual encounter in a parked car in Washington DC: what she was wearing – pleated skirt, suit jacket; a pleasurable dinner and...

Evangelicals and The Gay

Jay Bakker's going out on a limb for The Gays.  In his new book,  Fall to Grace:  A Revolution of God, Self and Society, Bakker proclaims that homosexuality is not a sin. While this may be a revelation (Bakker's church is called Revelation NYC) for Cathleen Falsani, who reviews the book at Sojourners,...

Networking What?

A week after David Kato, a rights activist, was killed in Uganda, President Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast.  More on Kato at the New Yorker.

Brown is Brown

Far be it from us to support gay-bashing, censorship or breaking the law, ahem, but this little piece from the increasingly paranoid Examiner does a fine job of equating all travelers from Mexico to San Diego as terrorists of one kind or another:
The Los Angeles Times reported on January 27, 2011 that Tunisian-born...

By Association

An excerpt from a letter written by Justin Lee, Executive Director of The Gay Christian Network.  (Read more about Philip Yancey here.)
Since we announced that bestselling Christian author Philip Yancey would be addressing the GCN conference in 2011, questions have been flying, online and offline. "Is Philip Yancey pro-gay?" some have asked. "What...

Theology’s Gay

Should we argue theology with anti-gay rights folks?

Hate Groups: Notes from SPLC’s Web Conference

Becky Garrison: Effective next year, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit civil rights organization, will add The Family Research Council (FRC)  and 12 other anti-gay organizations to the list of hate groups they monitor.  On December 7, 2010, SPLC President Richard Cohen and SPLC's Intelligence Project Director Mark Potok held a half-hour...

Excluding Homos is Discrimination

But only when you expect your public school to pay for it. Back in November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case between Hastings College of the Law, University of California, and the Christian Legal Society, an extracurricular group at the San Francisco college.  CLS filed the case when they were denied "university recognition...

The Heartwarming Business

23 January 2006 Jacques Steinberg of The New York Times investigates the fate of a reality TV show that was scheduled to appear last summer on ABC, but instead was shelved indefinitely, possibly due to an ideological conflict of interests between the heartwarming set-up of a gay couple battling other minority families for a spot in a...

Robinson v. Ratzinger

Gene Robinson, the openly-gay Episcopal bishop whose 2003 ordination was one provocation for the current church divide that threatens to split the Anglican Communion, has called for his Church to confront the Roman Catholic Church over its attitudes towards homosexuals — including its new ban on gay priests and its suggestion that gay priests are...

The Passion of Constantine

Next to Constantine, Mel Gibson’s The Passion is an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. In Constantine, Keanu Reeves as the titular, demon-slaying hero visits a bar frequented by the “fallen,” the decadence of whom we are to presume from their androgynous looks and queer interest in Keanu, once again playing a Christ-figure. (What, you didn’t get that he was supposed...

Gay Marriage, GOP Secret Weapon

Gay Marriage, GOP Secret Weapon 05 November 2004 Was the “moral value” of homophobia this election’s X-factor? By Jeff Sharlet My colleague Ann and I decided to tune out of the election coverage around 1:30 am. We left the friends with whom we’d been watching to walk to the F train the long way, crosstown...