Category Archives: The Gays

Varieties of Homophobic Experience

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-joseph/getting-up-close-to-homophobia_b_5264373.html Fascinating essay by a woman who reacts to “an intensely homophobic part of the world: the Caribbean”, and describes how… I’ve actually started engaging homophobes in deep conversation, looking for the reasons, spoken and unspoken, that they feel this … Continue reading

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What the Bible Says about Homosexuality

(Posted last night on Facebook) The Bible backs same-sex couples: Point by point, why the haters are wrong Matthew Vines has been around making his case about how the Bible does not in fact condemn same-sex couples for a couple … Continue reading

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Dignity of our Lives: “I burst into tears”

There was so much coverage of the right-wing outrage and vitriol over passing depictions of gay families in a couple TV commercials earlier this year, from Coke and then Nabisco, which I saw reported on some of the news sites … Continue reading

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Christian boycotts

From Joe.My.God, about numerous recent events. REMINDER: When major national Christian groups with millions of followers call for boycotts, that is a righteous use of the free market in order to preserve morality, marriage, family, and the American way. But … Continue reading

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The Reality of Sexuality

From a few days ago, this post by Andrew Sullivan, on his blog, about a recent discovery of a particularly weird animal sexuality. The more we learn about nature, the more the notion that the universe reflects a cosmic version … Continue reading

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Interesting Links This Weekend

There’s *another* great science show running [in addition to “Cosmos”], “Your Inner Fish”, based on the book by Neil Shubin, which explores the physiological resemblances among animals, from fishies to humans, that are of course one of the many lines … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage, Context, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Some comments tonight about gay marriage, prompted, as most of my posts are, by online articles and debates. For the past couple of weeks there have been back and forth articles on Slate, The Atlantic, and the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Hidebound, Unreflecting, Blind

Andrew Sullivan (that gay conservative Catholic author and blogger) has an ongoing thread about Christians who feel persecuted for not approving of same-sex marriage. His blog doesn’t take comments, as this one doesn’t, but he posts substantive responses from email. … Continue reading

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Regnerus, Same-Sex Marriage, and False Witness

Slate’s Nathaniel Frank has a long, impassioned article today about The Shamelessness of Professor Mark Regnerus. Regnerus is the guy whose study about gay parents, financed by anti-gay organizations and roundly rejected by sociological organizations as deeply flawed, is still … Continue reading

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Frozen and its supposed Gay Agenda

We went to see Frozen today, the Disney animated movie, because Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises wasn’t playing anywhere quite near or convenient enough for today’s schedule, and because Frozen is apparently the favorite for the Oscar this evening… and, thirdly, … Continue reading

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