Sure, campaigns need cash to survive, but why is it than the truth isn’t enough to encourage giving? From my perspective, this is what’s wrong with politics- at least in part. The electorate, is seen as a source of income only- a group of mindless people who can be lured with false statements and a plea. Really? I don’t think so.
Archive for December, 2013
In 2014, one of the most important things we can all do to move LGBTQ Rights forward is to be willing to contemplate and adjust our own perspectives and try to see things with another viewpoint. How are our own rules and expectations constructed from our own individual experiences and what are our own blind spots to accepting and promoting diversity and respect for others who are different from us?
The attitudes expressed in support of Robertson’s bigotry illustrate how racism, homophobia,and selfishness are interwoven. This is the battlefield upon which the culture war is being fought.
In other words, [the 1st amendment] isn’t about what people can and can not do, but rather what the government can and can not do- an extremely important distinction.
This is the first of a multi-part series about the connection of Religion and Bigotry. I want to focus on two other aspects of this intersection of Faith and bigotry, and how the two feed each other.
It was announced recently, that filming of Duck Dynasty with all cast members will resume in 2014 effectively ending the suspension of family patriarch Phil Robertson, but what wasn’t announced is A&E’s plans to rebrand itself to coincide with the show based on the lessons learned during the manufactured controversy.
The US Supreme Court has ruled 14 times since 1888 about the fundamental right to marriage, yet groups like the National Organization for Marriage claim that one Obama appointed judge is acting in an activist way. Silly, inaccurate and hateful!
Judicial rulings in New Mexico, Utah, and Ohio may pave the way to strike down the Pennsylvania law which bans same-sex marriage.
Max Gordon offers an interesting take on the subject. As a black, gay man, his perspective Robertson is worth reading, although it think he has a bunch of it wrong. The audacity of Christians to believe they are above the law speaks volumes and demonstrates the real meaning of privilege. For me, Religion itself isn’t the enemy, but some clueless practitioners who honestly don’t think Civil Law is applicable to them.
Before I begin, let me say, I would put money down on it: I’ll catch crap for this post from some members of the LGBTQ community. I hope that you will read the whole post before having some knee-jerk reaction to the title. [He takes a deep breath and begins to write…] The Far Right is having a heyday with the fiasco surrounding the Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Richardson, and they are really winning points[Read More…]