Gay Rights Archive
One of the ideas surrounding the Tea Party is that it’s about economic issues, not cultural issues such as reproductive rights and LGBT rights. That’s a lie. As this video from Rachel Maddow shows (starting at about six minutes), the Tea Party is very much about continuing the war on women and gay people. They
Newsweek recently ran an article about the religious case for marriage equality. The professional Christian set is, shall we say, not happy? Leading social conservatives blasted Newsweek for its current cover story, “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage,” which they said misinterprets both biblical scripture and their own political movement. “It doesn’t surprise me. Newsweek
Category: Religious Right
It has, afterall, decided it will oppose a UN resolution calling for the decriminalisation of homosexuality which is punishable by death in several countries. Gay rights groups and newspaper editorials on Tuesday condemned the Vatican for its decision to oppose a proposed U.N. resolution calling on governments worldwide to de-criminalise homosexuality. The row erupted after
Just thought I’d share this discussion about members of the gay community adopting the slogan “Gay is the new Black”. Personally, I think the slogan goes a bit too far and “disappears” black members of the LBGT community.
Not long after the passage of Prop 8 I wrote this post about boycotting pro Prop 8 businesses. Since then I’ve been accused of being anti-Mormon and told that my support for such boycotts is, in effect, a hate crime. Bullshit. Mormon owned businesses that supported Prop 8 are not being boycotted because they believe
Alright folks, break out your violins. James Dobson just fired 202 of his bigoted employees. This is just weeks after the passage of Prop 8, which Focus on the Bigotry put $600K into. Focus on the Family announced this afternoon that 202 jobs will be cut companywide — an estimated 20 percent of its workforce.
Category: Religious Right
While I do not like Keith Olbermann, his recent special comment on the passage of prop 8 in California is excellent, to the point and, dare I say it, a throwback to before the primaries when Olbermann actually seemed to give a damn about something beyond his own reflection.
Just days after succeeding at removing the civil rights of gay people, the Mormon church has issued a statement calling for “mutual respect” and declaring that “no one on either side of the question should be vilified, harassed or subject to erroneous information”. This from the group that donated $20 million of a total of
While much ado is being made about the overwhelming support of prop 8 by black voters in California, there is little ado being made about getting even with the Mormons (aka: that huge group of white people who donated $20 million to passing Prop 8 ) for seeing to it that gay Californians lost their
Al Gore has come out in support of marriage equality and has uploaded a video about it which you can view here. Most of his statement was fine, but then he had to go and explain that disallowing gay people to enjoy the same rights and privileges as straight people was the same as promoting