TOP Q: “How Is It Fair To Question Other People’s Identity-Forming Beliefs While Demanding Respect For One’s Own Belief-Formed Identities?”

I always tell my students as they start studying philosophy that it is crucial that they not associate their ideas too closely with themselves.  They need to get used to not taking criticism of their ideas personally. I warn them that if they cannot disassociate from their ideas when they fail, they will never be [Read More...]

Sam Brinton On Coming Out At 10 And Going Into Aversion Therapy

Can you say “religiously motivated child abuse”? via Feminist Philosophers. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Why “Loving The Sinner But Hating The Sin” Is Not An Option When Dealing With Gay People

Many a homophobic religious person has infamously claimed that when it comes to gays he “loves the sinner but hates the sin” and many a defender of the full dignity and ethical lives of gay people has judged such a compromised offer of love inadequate (if not insincere). This cannot be because it is impossible [Read More...]

TOP Q: Where Are The Lines Between Peaceable Death Penalty Advocacy And Criminal Incitement?

Last week a heinous, conscience-shocking injustice occurred when the brave, openly gay, Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato (pictured above) was murdered shortly after a Ugandan newspaper featured him on the cover with the headline: “100 PIctures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak” and the words “Hang Them” next to it.  The AP photo of the newspaper [Read More...]

Techniques Meant To “Cure” Homosexuality

James Voss describes the attempt to “cure” him of his homosexuality he experienced at Teen Challenge, “an Assemblies of God USA evangelical Christian recovery program and a network of Christian social and evangelizing work centers”: People that entered the center with psychological problems were often not allowed to take medications prescribed by doctors since there [Read More...]

How DADT Made Things Worse For Gays In The Military Than They Were

A Daily Dish reader’s first hand experience: before DADT the policy was more about conduct at least in the minds of the commanding officers, not the mere mention of the fact that one was gay or had those inclinations. I joined the Army National Guard in 1988 and was called up for a time in [Read More...]

Louis C.K. Shreds Homophobia

Completely NSFW and completely brilliant. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Unreal Discrimination?

Reggie objects to National Coming Out Day: As a black American I’m old enough to remember what real discrimination was like(I once got bit by a police dog on a peaceful march), as we tried to be judged by our actions. How is the brutality that gays suffered at the hands of policemen in the [Read More...]

Stephen Fry On How Oscar Wilde Helped Him Confront His Sexuality

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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