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Same Sex Marriage Gains Ground In California, New York

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The California Supreme Courts groundbreaking decision in favor of same-sex marriages is already bearing unexpected fruit. Due to a New York court ruling that said same-sex marriages legally performed outside of New York would be recognized as having equal legal status to heterosexual marriages, California may well become the Mecca ...

Same Sex Marriage - ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Most religions are based on peace, love, and understanding - at least that's the theory. Yet, many of the religious ignore that premise, or worse yet, use their chosen holy book to explain why this group or that group doesn't fall under the Peace, Love, and Understanding Act of 10,000 ...

Court Ruling Puts Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell On Notice?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Don't Ask, Don't Tell has been the standard used by the military to determine if a gay service person should be discharged from the military ever since the first Clinton administration attempted to completely remove the long standing ban. At the time, the DADT compromise was thought to be the ...

Papal Infallibility: No More Homosexuals, No More Pedophiles?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The Vatican, through its Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has confirmed that homosexuals must not be granted admission into a seminary. The letter restates the instruction previously offered in 2005. I suspect the inference is that a ban on homosexuals will serve to halt the molestation of children. I ...

Family Research Council: Black & White Is As Clear As Mud

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The Family Research Council has followed in the footsteps of Focus on the Family with the introduction a new video segment on their web site. FRC calls their program The Truth in Black & White, and it features Tony Perkins, the president of FRC, and Bishop Harry Jackson. I've included two ...

Thoughts On California Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I realize I should be excited about the California Supreme Court's decision to remove the ban on same-sex marriage...but the pragmatist in me simply won't allow it. I'll explain my thinking after the following excerpt on today's ruling. SAN FRANCISCO -- -- The California Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples ...

CA Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From MSNBC: The justices released the 4-3 decision Thursday, saying that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage in an opinion written by Chief Justice Ron George. Of course the haters already have a petition drive underway to change the state constitution to restrict marriage to members of the ...

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 ...

California To Rule On Gay Marriage: Good News, Bad News?

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Most of us are familiar with the expression, "Be careful what you wish for", though I suspect it rarely keeps us from spending our time hoping to achieve or attain the things we seek. The fact that the California Supreme Court is set to rule tomorrow on whether the state ...

Maybe This Is What’s Wrong With The GOP?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

No doubt there is a fine line between fact and fantasy. What we know for sure today is that the GOP is in trouble following losses in three congressional districts that by any measure should have been safe Republican seats. That brings us to fantasy...and there may be no better ...

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