Jamaica’s Violent Homophobia

In reply to this brutal story about the murder of the honorary consul to the British High Commission in Jamaica which involved a note threatening the same fate for all other gays, “Sendai Anonymous” points me to a must-read article by the invaluable Johann Hari about the extent of the homophobia in Jamaica. Key excerpts: [Read More...]

Carrie Prejean’s Speech To The Value Voters Summit

I’m astounded by her self-absorbed, self-congratulating, and self-righteous cognitive dissonance as she champions herself an enemy of “intolerance” (which “disgusts her”) while being the poster girl for denying people equal rights: And for those who are real gluttons for punishment here is Maggie Gallagher’s introduction to Prejean. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Bible On What’s To Be Done With Non-Virgin Brides

via 13Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in to her, he dislikes her 14and makes up charges against her, slandering her by saying, “I married this woman; but when I lay with her, I did not find evidence of her virginity.” 15The father of the young woman and her mother shall then submit the [Read More...]

Exposing The Myth Gay Marriage Will Lead To A Bestialincestuouspedopocalypse

ZJ points out that incest and pedophilia are already most prominent precisely in those places most opposed to gay marriage: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dustin Lance Black Arguing For A Harvey Milk Day

The screenwriter of the film Milk, Dustin Lance Black, gives an impassioned, personal, and powerful appeal for a day of recognition for Harvey Milk.  The picture he paints of growing up gay with thoughts of suicide, lacking for a role model or any other positive recognition of what he was in the culture is a bleak [Read More...]

Permission To Marry

A well-done video. And it does my heart good as ever to hear the strains of Lisa Hannigan in the background.  The song is called “Ocean and A Rock” and it’s simply gorgeous lyrically, musically, and in her performance.  I got to see her live sitting about two feet away from her (if that much) [Read More...]

Does Religious Misogyny Get A Free Pass?

Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom have a book out called Does God Hate Women? Nick Cohen quotes it thusly, Well, what can one say. Religious authorities and conservative clerics worship a wretchedly cruel unjust vindictive executioner of a God. They worship a God of 10-year-old boys, a God of playground bullies, a God of rapists, of [Read More...]

Defend Maine’s Same-Sex Marriages

Greta Christina sends out the rallying cry: momentum is huge in politics. A win makes the next campaign on the issue seem less radical and less scary; not just for voters, but for politicians and public figures, who are way more likely to fight for a cause if it looks like it already has some [Read More...]

Disturbing First Hand Account Of Our Christianist Military

Via Unreasonable Faith, comes this piece written by an Army Officer and West Point graduate.   Reading this has boiled my blood like nothing in a long time: During my second year at the West Point, my Squad Leader for summer training expressed disapproval on numerous occasions with my being Jewish, and, during one mission, [Read More...]


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