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  • Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh: The Face of Rotted Washington

    Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh is a loyal servant to the insurance and health care industries over his own constituents -- as his wife sits on the Boards of numerous health care giants, who, right when Bayh became a Senator, began paying her millions of dollars i...
  • Rick Warren Refuses To Condemn Proposed Ugandan Law To Execute Gays

    Rick Warren, the pastor who delivered the invocation at President Obama's inauguration, is once again on the defensive -- this time for his work with a Ugandan pastor who would like homosexuality to be punishable by death. ...
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Granted Clemency In 2000 To Man Sought In Connection To Killings

    Four police officers were gunned down in an execution-style ambush at a coffee shop in Washington state, triggering a manhunt for a convicted armed robber with a history of violence. Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer said the victims were...
  • On The Negative Effects of "Hating the Sin"

    Being gay is about more than just that raw, animal attraction we all have to deal with (and that has probably made every man and woman do any number of stupid things over the course of our lives). Being gay is about who you fall in love with, who you deve...
  • Marriage Equality: Not Just For Today's Adults

    Same-sex marriage laws will benefit not only adults in committed relationships today, but also kids who don't yet know what being gay, lesbian, or bisexual means. The other day, my friend Sandra and her daughter Maya were talking about growing up. Sandra...
  • Will Phillips is a Fine Example for my Son, for the Nation

    Will Phillips, just ten years old, is standing up to his school and his peers to protest for the rights and lives of gay and lesbian citizens. Meanwhile, the Catholic Church is throwing a tantrum in DC, threatening to hold back human services and other go...
  • Jesus Loves You, But You’ll Burn in Hell

    “Friendship evangelism” damages how gay and lesbian people perceive the church. While it’s true you may catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, in the end, the fly still gets squashed. So, some unsuspecting gay and lesbian people may take Jas...
  • Christian Leaders Scapegoat Gays on Marriage

    The most significant thing about the new, anti-gay "Manhattan Declaration" is not that scores of Christians are against gay rights. It's that, recognizing they're on the wrong side of history, they tie themselves in knots insisting they're not anti-gay. A...
  • The Family: DC’s C Street Group Tied To Proposed Death Penalty for Gays in Uganda

    With their reported $13 billion tax-exempt financial empire, the Mormons may be the wealthiest cult in America — and Scientology may be the big thing among the rich and powerful in Hollywood — but when it comes to political power neither of those sect...
  • A Day To Honor Native Americans

    This Friday, November 27, we celebrate the second ever national Native American Heritage Day, to honor the original native residents of this great land of ours.American families gather together on the fourth Thursday of every November to celebrate Thanksg...
  • Hate Extending Beyond The Grave

    How much hate do you have to have in your heart?An opponent of same-sex marriage, Republican Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri has vetoed bill that would have added "domestic partners'' to the list of people authorized by law to make funeral arrangements...
  • FBI Reports 11 Percent Increase in Victims of Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation in 2008

    The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded today to the Federal Bureau of Investigation report which showed the number of victims of bias-motivated crimes based on s...
  • Tell It All, Sister! NJ Female PCUSA Pastor Gets Married—To Another Woman!

    Imagine the scene: It’s the November 14 meeting of the PCUSA Presbytery of Newark (New Jersey). Business, we can imagine, is being conducted in a relatively unexciting and mundane way, the same as with most Presbyteries. Then comes announcement time. A ...
  • Rick Warren and Homophobia in Africa

    If you haven't already read Kathryn Joyce's interview with the Rev. Kapya Kaoma, author of the new report, "Globalizing the Culture Wars," you should. It's vitally important stuff on how American evangelical leaders have succeeded in exporting -- and vali...
  • Seven Tips for Dissolving Gay Unions

    When a heterosexual married couple splits, they have access to divorce court and are entitled to the tax-free division of their property. With gay couples, that’s not necessarily the case. Depending on where they live, they may not have access to divorc...
  • Most Boring Headline? " Homosexuality No Factor in Clerical Sexual Abuse"

    The story referred to, by AP and carried by Azstar and  the Strib, received a notably underwhelming reception from the MSM.  When I first came across it, late on Tuesday evening, I struggled to find additional corroborating reports, although it is now b...
  • The Antigay Highway: New Report Details Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between US Evangelicals and African Antigay Clergy

    A new report released today details the role that US-based renewal church movements have played in mobilizing homophobic sentiment in at least three African countries. “Globalizing the Culture Wars: U.S. Conservatives, African Churches & Homophobia,...
  • Rove Attacks Obama For Bowing: He Should Do What All Presidents Have Done And ‘Not Bow To Monarchies’

    Yesterday morning on Fox & Friends, former Bush adviser Karl Rove appeared on the program to bash President Obama for paying a respectful bow before the Japanese Emperor. Leading into the segment, co-host Steve Doocy claimed that there is a “long-standi...
  • Ted Haggard Mounts A Comeback By Lying: I Was Never ‘An Anti-Gay Guy’

    Before resigning in disgrace after a three-year relationship with a male prostitute, Ted Haggard was one of the Christian Right’s most powerful figures — president of the National Association of Evangelicals and a close confidante of the Bush White Ho...
  • Obama’s Gay-Rights Record: Patience Vs. Protest

    It’s been just under ten months since Barack Obama took the oath of office. So why isn’t America a shiny, lavender-hued Shangri-La where LGBTs serve openly in the military, same sex marriage is the law of the land, AIDS funding has grown to meet actua...