Republicans don’t have to become gay friendly to do this either. They can still oppose all other gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans rights, leaving the community still disempowered and victimized by our culture and political system.
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At a rally in York PA, PA candidate for governor, Dan Onorato announced his support for recognition of same-sex couples through civil unions.
The linked story is on the American Foundation for Equal Rights web site, and details an AP story. The Supreme Court was asked to halt the video dissemination of of coverage via delayed posting on YouTube, and today announced that it is blocking it for at least the first few days. This order was handed down by Justice Kennedy (I believe). Interestingly, Justice Stephen Breyer said he would have allowed the videotaping to be done[Read More…]
But no matter how we perceive the level of leadership out there, we already have the tools we need to make progress. We do that, by each of us stepping up to the plate and making the time and energy to write letters, and make visits with our elected officials.
Faith and tradition are things that many will defend and protect even beyond reason. To mess around with someone’s understanding, especially when they feel pretty sure they know what it means, is to invite a defensiveness and promote an unwillingness to be open to other interpretations.
The linked blog post is by someone I follow on Twitter, and if you have been reading my blog, you won’t be surprised that I’m not very enthusiastic about the timing of the National March on Washington. Â Here is my reply to his blog post: Your blog post typifies what is so wrong about the timing and priorities for the March. â€œWe need a National frontâ€¦â€ and you honestly believe that a march will accomplish[Read More…]
Steven Anderson has recently been in the news. As a pastor, he prays for Obama to die. The other day, Sirius XM radio host Michelangelo Signorile had him on the air, and the linked blog is about that exchange, and it includes a Youtube video. What I found most intriguing about the exchange was the questioning about murder. According to Anderson, if someone assassinated the President, it wouldn’t be murder, but the legal abortion provider[Read More…]
Michael Jones is one of my favorite bloggers, and today writes about the Â HRC project, “Out in Scripture.” Here is a quote from the book’s editor: As editor Sidney Fowler said, â€˜The Bible is not about beating you up, but lifting us all up. Â It includes the seeds of liberation and justice.â€™ Be prepared to be transformed as well.â€ It’s kind of like a week-by-week look at the Bible with a lens on LGBT spirituality.[Read More…]
Really wonderful read to understand issues surrounding transgender people. Respecting and calling for the inclusion of transfolk in any GLBTQ rights actions is something I have cared about for many years. Probably 15 Â or more years ago, a FTM transman emailed me after reading something I had written in a Usenet newsgroup. I hadn’t really said much, but still he thanked me because few people (at least in that newsgroup) would speak up for transfolk.[Read More…]