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  • A Blessing in Disguise?

    The death of a feeble public option may be a blessing in disguise. If a public option existed and Republicans were back in power, how long do you think it would take before they used the program to pursue their anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-sex education, a...
  • White House Issues Statement ‘Strongly’ Condemning Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

    This statement is the strongest yet issued by the Obama administration. On the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We have to stand against any efforts to marginalize and criminalize and penalize members of the LGBT communit...
  • Joe Lieberman: The Monkey Wrench in Democratic Plans

    Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a face-to-face meeting on Sunday that he will vote against a health care bill that includes a public option or a provision that would expand Medicare. ...
  • Rick Warren Finally Issues A Statement Condemning Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    For weeks, Pastor Rick Warren has been under fire for refusing to condemn the Anti-Homosexuality Bill going through the Ugandan parliament, which would make certain homosexual acts punishable by death. Last month, he told Newsweek that it wasn’t his “...
  • Moving Beyond Race on the Gay Rights Debate

    Supporters of marriage equality were crushed last week when a marriage-equality bill in the New York Senate was defeated 24 to 38, despite high hopes that a few Republicans would cross the aisle and the bill, which had the support of New York's African Am...
  • The Only Thing Evangelicals Will Never Forgive Is Not Hating the “Other”

    In this excerpt from Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism), the son of influential evangelicals asks whether anyone who remains a “professional Christian” in the evangelical/fundamentalist world risks becoming an a...
  • The Religious Right's Potty Paranoia

    The next big culture war battle is about to be waged in an unlikely place: the restroom. After many years, Congress may finally have the votes to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The measure, which the Obama administration views as key t...
  • Common Ground on Gays? Like Hell

    I sure hope Cody Sanders has thick skin. He’s in for one heck of a beating after publishing an op-ed over at the Associated Baptist Press asking if common ground can be found on the issue of homosexuality. The common ground he proposes? Liberal and con...
  • Thoughts on Losses and Gains in Marriage Equality

    As we ride the "Gay Marriage" emotional roller coaster ride and watch various states deny, rescind and grant equal marriage rights, it becomes crystal clear that despite all of the rationalizing and moralizing, opponents arguments boil down to one thing:...
  • Obama Is Proving To Be Another Handmaiden Of The Plutocrats

    Little wonder the US can’t afford health care for the uninsured and unemployed. It is far more important to finance multimillion dollar bonuses for investment bankers. I mean, what would we do without capitalism? Of course, it is not really capitali...
  • If You Use Condoms, You Will Not Be Raptured

    Get ready to laugh out loud. Watch the video as the article continues... ...
  • Going Undercover in the Crazy, Tragic World of Christian Gay-Conversion Therapy

    Over the course of the past two years, writer Ted Cox posed as a gay man. He attended weekly meetings for several months at two churches in California and a two-day camp at a ranch in northern Arizona in February, both geared toward one end: turning homos...
  • Obsessed by 'Cross-Dressers,' Tony Perkins' Family Research Council Attacks ENDA

    Despite what you may have thought, suspected, or maybe intuited, in this brave new world of tweets, Facebook and MySpace social networking, and You Tube's viral videos, there is still a place for direct mail fundraising appeals that are delivered to your ...
  • Children of Hate: Fighting Back Against Racist Parents

    Shortly after white supremacist James von Brunn's fatal shooting attack this spring at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., his 32-year-old son issued a statement to ABC News in which he denounced his father's ideology and desc...
  • Cardinal Barragan: Gays 'Will Never Go To Heaven'

    Homosexuals and transsexuals "will never enter the kingdom of heaven", a leading Roman Catholic cardinal said on Wednesday. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan said that while the Church regarded homosexuality as an "insult to God", this did not justify discr...
  • Proselytizing Discrimination

    The ludicrous idea that gays and lesbians are imposing their values on Uganda -- or that gay adoption is even on the table in that country -- demonstrates the way American rhetoric pervades that country's anti-gay politics. ...
  • Recovering From Rejection: The Second Coming of Ted Haggard

    Still sexually confused (but not gay) ex-megapastor Ted Haggard is preaching again—and his old friends, James Dobson among them, are not happy about it. Forgiveness only goes so far, apparently, in the world of far-right evangelicalism. ...
  • Family Reserach Council Claims Obama Has A ‘Plan’ To ‘Impose Homosexuality’

    Earlier this month, the far-right Family Research Council (FRC) sent a fundraising action alert fearmongering about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which has been introduced in both the House and Senate and President Obama says he is “push...
  • Right-Wing Group Selling Homophobic "Barney Frank Fruitcake"

    Ah, 'tis the season for right-wing nuttiness. Black Friday has unleashed a barrage of racist and homophobic political offerings available to stuff this year's stockings. Among today's selections: The Barney Frank Fruitcake....
  • Today's Fanatic, Tomorrow's Saint

    By fanaticism we usually mean two things. One is that someone is dedicated in the extreme to their cause, belief, or agenda, willing to live and die and maybe kill for it. Since my hero is your fanatic, and yesterday's fanatic is so often tomorrow's saint...