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Tag Archives: homosexuality
Love is what you bring into your circle of concern. You value it for your own happiness and the happiness of the other. It’s what you’ve found a way to work with rather than wall yourself off from, marginalize, and … Continue reading
Louis Crompton. Homosexuality and History (Harvard 2003), by Louis Crompton, is by far the best general history of homosexuality yet written, and in his chapter on the medieval world, he has a fascinating discussion of Thomas Aquinas’s and Dante’s treatment of … Continue reading
American evangelicals certainly think so, and a new documentary, God Loves Uganda, tells the story of their interaction with the country, and how that interaction is impacting cultural politics there (most especially in relation to a new death penalty law … Continue reading
John Corvino provides some pushback to biblical literalists on the subject of homosexuality: __________ And Marc Ambinder recently wrote a moving reflection on how difficult it still is for young gay teens: Since moving to Los Angeles, I’ve met a lot … Continue reading
And love. Pretty darn powerful.
Maureen Walsh (R), 16th District, Walla Walla, Washington:
As a Mormon, you have struggled against born-again Christian voter prejudice. Presumably, you wish that evangelicals would not judge your candidacy on this single criterion—the fact that you’re a Mormon. Given your experience of religiously-based sectarian snubbing at the polls, … Continue reading
Lawyer and philosopher Linda Hirshman thinks President Obama’s recent decision not to defend in court section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is political gold for the Democrats. Here’s the link to her interesting article at Salon: http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/02/23/hirshman_obama_doma/index.html
What would your older self say to your younger self, if you could? That’s the premise behind the It Gets Better Project: older gays and lesbians attempt to persuade gay and lesbian teens contemplating suicide to refrain and look with … Continue reading
We know that gays are out of compliance with Leviticus, but is Miss Beverly Hills out of compliance as well?
In a thread here at Prometheus Unbound, Bob Johnson directs us to a site called “What up, God?”. The blogger at this site points us to the above photo of Miss Beverly Hills 2010 (who wants gays to get in … Continue reading
The levels of fear, ignorance, and bigotry that once surrounded gay people are truly flabbergasting: Of course, there’s a lot that hasn’t changed:
If you don’t think that there is any real danger in the rise of 21st century American religious authoritarianism, watch this: Oh, and how many times have you heard Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or Sean Hannity speak out against the “anti-sodomy” … Continue reading
The far right’s effort to stall, in Congress, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), is getting desperate, warning that, should the legislation pass, heterosexuals might be forced, at their workplace, to share restrooms with people who are transgendered. This today from Mother Jones Online: … Continue reading
For gay equality in Maine, a good focusing question:
George Takei (Lt. Sulu of Star Trek fame) and his partner went on the Newlywed Game this week! Come out, stay out, speak out.
Back in Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s Orthodox Jewish days, she was very obnoxious toward gay people, making snarky statements about them. But since she stopped declaring herself a practicing Orthodox Jew, she seems to have mellowed considerably toward the gay community. … Continue reading
The Guardian today reports on a truly horrific phenomenon in South Africa: Gangs of men who target lesbians for rape and humiliation (so as to “correct” their “unnatural” behavior and learn how to enjoy men and be “normal girls”). If you can … Continue reading