Posts tagged "homosexuality"

Greeting the Pope with Kissing Queers

Spanish gays lined the streets Pope Benedict passed along during his visit there.  Sarah Seltzer points us to video of the kissers, gathered to protest discrimination of homosexuals by the Catholic church.

God-Led Government

Catch The Revealer founder, Jeff Sharlet, talking about his new book, C Street, on NPR's "Fresh Air" today.  Among the topics: the anti-gay bill in Uganda, the definition of homosexuality, and The Family, genocide.  The discussion follows up on Jeff's recent article, "Straight man's burden," at Harper's magazine and "Dangerous Liaisons" at The...

Religion Stories for the Week with Jeff Sharlet and Amy Sullivan

Today Bloggingheads.tv has posted a conversation on religion and the media between Jeff Sharlet, founder and contributing editor to The Revealer and author of the forthcoming C Street and Amy Sullivan, contributing writer with Time magazine.  The topics that they cover are:  the killing of 10 health workers/missionaries in Afghanistan; gay marriage; the "Ground...

The Strange Moves of The Economist

By Jeff Sharlet The reverence with which so many upper-middle class Americans read The Economist has always puzzled me. There’s much to admire about the magazine, but it generally performs the same function as Newsweek, boiling down events into centrist conventional wisdom, facts be damned. A report in the July 3, 2010 issue, “The religious right...

The Church Is A Lady

Mary Valle: Paul Vitello reports in the New York Times about the new, invasive screening of prospective priests, which is aimed at sorting out the pedophiles and those who identify as homosexual people. The reason for rejection of possible mature, celibate (but homosexual) candidates? The church's view of marriage. While sisters become Brides of...

Notes from the War Room

A historian of Christian martyrdom attends a Christian Right strategy session in the "War on Christians. By Elizabeth A. Castelli A ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., was the setting last week for a conference called “The War on Christians and the Values Voter in 2006,” sponsored by Vision America, an organization committed to...

Constitutional Abstention

11 January 2006 In a lawsuit filed last month in Georgia, a 10th grade student, Jessica Bradley, and her father aresuing a private Christian high school, Covenant Christian Academy, for expelling Bradley for “sexual immorality” after the teenage girl kissed another girl at an off-campus slumber party last spring. Though none of the other girls involved...

This Week in Gay Church Schisms

A day after an open letter to Archbishop Rowan Williams of the Church of England was posted on the website of the “Global South Primates” under the names of 17 conservative Anglican bishops, criticizing him and challenging his authority over his “soft” position on homosexuality, one of the conservative bishops has claimed that his name...

Catholic Gays and the Coming Era of the Spirit

“‘As I see it, the whole trajectory of the church is toward the era of the Spirit, when each will know the truth in his heart and there will be no need for extrinsic authority…By being rejected by church leadership, gays and lesbians have had to ask God directly if they can live authentic Christian...

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...

Daily Links 22 December 2004

Diversity a la Booth Cherie Booth, wife of British P.M. Tony Blair, has intervened in the case of a 15-year old Muslim girl who was prevented from wearing a burqa to school. Booth claims the school violated the student’s homan rights, and is seeking a declaration that the school acted unlawfully. “‘I say our policy is to...

Daily Links 02 December 2004

Against Spirituality Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet on the CBC (Canadian public radio) program “Tapestry,” Sunday, December 5, at 2:05 p.m. ET, AT, CT, 2:35 NT, 3:05 PT, and 4:05 MT on CBC Radio One. Mary Hynes lets Sharlet and Killing the Buddha co-author Peter Manseau explain why they don’t like the term “spirituality.” Check here on Sunday to listen online. Who You...