Category Archives: The Gays

Parents and Children

On Sunday I posted this link and comment on Facebook: Major New Study Finds Kids Raised by Same-Sex Couples Are ‘Healthier and Happier’ Contrary to the right-wing funded studies in the US, such as the debunked Regnerus study, that have … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, The Gays | Comments Off on Parents and Children

Assorted Links and Quotes: Selective Thinking, Southern Atheists, Creationist Logic, Fox News, Neuroscience

Assorted links from the past couple days: Neil deGrasse Tyson vs. the right: “Cosmos,” Christians, and the battle for American science, by Sean McElwee. About the selective thinking of the religious right in denying those Enlightenment values that threaten their … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Culture, Evolution, MInd, Religion, Science, The Gays | Comments Off on Assorted Links and Quotes: Selective Thinking, Southern Atheists, Creationist Logic, Fox News, Neuroscience

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

Posted in The Gays | Comments Off on Varieties of Homophobic Experience

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

Posted in Religion, The Gays | Comments Off on What the Bible Says about Homosexuality

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

Posted in Culture, The Gays | Comments Off on Dignity of our Lives: “I burst into tears”

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

Posted in Culture, The Gays | Comments Off on Christian boycotts

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

Posted in Culture, Science, The Gays | Comments Off on The Reality of Sexuality

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

Posted in Culture, Evolution, Religion, Science, The Gays | Comments Off on Interesting Links This Weekend

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

Posted in Culture, Personal history, The Gays | Comments Off on Same-sex marriage, Context, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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

Posted in Religion, The Gays | Comments Off on Hidebound, Unreflecting, Blind