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Another reason to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Monday, July 7th, 2008

"Evidence shows that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly is unlikely to pose any significant risk to morale, good order, discipline or cohesion.” That wasn’t said by a gay rights group, leftist blogger, candidate for President, or ousted member of the military. Nope, this was said by four ...

Bolthouse Farms giving money to fund anti-gay marriage efforts

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

As reported on many GLBT blogs over the past few days and weeks, the founder of Bolthouse Farms -- the company that manufactures natural and organic juices (www.bolthouse.com) -- has given $100,000 to fund efforts to overturn gay marriage in California. Pshaw. I used to really love their ...

Onward Christian license plates?

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

A new law enacted Thursday in South Carolina will make the state the first in the nation to issue Christian license plates. The plates, modeled after the image on the right (made for a similar effort underway in Florida), will feature the phrase "I believe," and come adorned with ...

Jay Bakker fosters dialogue between the megachurch and LGBT Christians

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

This is remarkable, and gives me some hope that the next generation of evangelical leaders might not be as narrow-minded as the current crop (i.e. John Hagee, who said that Hurricane Katrina was God's wrath for New Orleans allowing gay pride parades, or Rev. Falwell suggesting that 9/11 was the ...

Boycott Burger King, unless you think slavery and corporate espionage are good things

Monday, May 12th, 2008

One of the campaigns I’ve long been following is the push for fair pay within the migrant farmworker community in Florida. One group, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), has been at the forefront of this campaign for years – successfully lobbying the McDonald’s Corporation and Yum! Brands (owners of ...

When will Sam Brownback end up on short lists for McCain’s VP?

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

It seems like everyone is putting together a list of Vice-Preside ntial candidates that John McCain could pick. Everyone. No, really, everyone. I mean it, everyone. This guy. That guy. Everyone. So the speculation is out there. Tim Pawlenty from Minnesota? Mark Sanford ...

Surprising survey shows Democrats breaking through to born again Christians

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

A surprising survey out today shows that if the general election were held today, Democrats would stand a better chance than Republicans to pick up the majority of born again Christian voters. (Let’s take a moment to reflect on this moment of irony, talking about the general election before ...

Florida Catholic Conference donates large chunks of money for anti-gay ballot measure

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

It hasn’t received much attention, but a last minute petition campaign for a “Marriage Protection Amendment” managed to secure a spot on Florida’s November ballot, sneaking in by the skin of its teeth on Friday. Given that Florida has already enacted a state-wide “Defense of Marriage Act,” one has ...

Young Christian voters show disconnect with religious right

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

RELEVANT magazine just released a poll of Christian voters between the ages of 18-34, and the results…well  , they may surprise you. Now, I think it’s best to take polls with a huge grain of salt. Or perhaps a hallucinogen ic substance. But if the results of the RELEVANT ...

Jewish leaders condemn email rumors about Obama’s faith

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

If you’ve got a Republican family member, or several like I do, chances are you’ve seen one of those anti-Barack Obama emails, suggesting that he’s a terrorist in sheep’s clothing, and that he’s posing as a Christian to be elected President but then will come out as a Muslim and ...

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