No “No Homo”

Jay Smooth provides the surprisingly traceable history of an unfortunate meme and then puzzles over the line between irony and reality in humor: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Carl Paladino: Homophobe

Vile stuff: Transcript of the vileness: We must stop pandering to the pornographers and the perverts who seek to target our children and destroy their lives. I didn’t march in the gay parade this year, the Gay Pride parade this year. My opponent did. And that’s not the example we should be showing our children, [Read More...]

Blaming The Victims Of Anti-Gay Violence

Andrew Sullivan quotes Joseph Cardinal Ratzinberger’s 1986 “Letter On The Pastoral Care Of Homosexual Persons”: The proper reaction to crimes committed against homosexual persons should not be to claim that the homosexual condition is not disordered. When such a claim is made and when homosexual activity is consequently condoned, or when civil legislation is introduced [Read More...]

Happy National Coming Out Day 2010!

Today is National Coming Out Day, a day for gays to come out of the closet and so just as we did last year, here at Camels With Hammers we will be supporting gays and lesbians the world wide by featuring mostly content related to gay issues. People ask me often why I write so [Read More...]

Zach Harrington

Yet another heart rending story of a gay teen driven to suicide by the abusively anti-gay world in which he lived. In Zach’s case, it seems to have been in response to a city council meeting on whether to make October GLBT month. The council voted 7-1 in favor of the motion, but the three [Read More...]

Calling The Conservative Catholic’s Bluff On Gay Suffering

Michael Voris, who explicitly and unapologetically argued that our democracy should be replaced by a benevolent dictatorship in the form of a Catholic theocracy, recently made another video, advancing a familiar line of reasoning from conservative Catholic theology that homosexuals have been specially chosen by God for their suffering and that they can be a [Read More...]

On The Incoherence Of Divine Command Theory And Why Even If God DID Make Things Good And Bad, Faith-Based Religions Would Still Be Irrelevant

The claim that all value, whether moral or otherwise, requires a God is a familiar one.  But what this claim either means or how it is supposed to be apparent to us is far from self-evident. The claim could mean something along the lines of a divine command theory interpretation of value according to which [Read More...]

Ken Mehlman, Former Bush Campaign Chief And RNC Chief, Comes Out Of The Closet

He now wants to become an advocate for gay marriage.  He explains: “It’s taken me 43 years to get comfortable with this part of my life,” said Mehlman, now an executive vice-president with the New York City-based private equity firm, KKR. “Everybody has their own path to travel, their own journey, and for me, over [Read More...]

Roman Catholic Adoption Agency In Britain Not Allowed To Refuse To Place Kids With Gays

Great news: LONDON (RNS) A Roman Catholic adoption agency has lost its fight for the right to continue its policy of refusing to place children with same-sex couples based on religious principles. The agency, Catholic Care, saw its battle to limit its adoption services to heterosexual-only parents collapse in a ruling Thursday (August 19) by [Read More...]