My Discussion of Gays With Right Wing Radio Host Jesse Lee Peterson (Free Audio and Transcript)

On December 11, 2013 I appeared on the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Show to discuss my blog post “How I Wish The Homosexuality Debate Would Go”. Usually old episodes of the show can only be heard with a subscription, but you can listen to my appearance for free by using this link for Camels [Read More...]

My Systematic, Naturalistic Empowerment Ethics, With Applications to Tyrants, the Differently Abled, and LGBT People

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If you only ever read one thing I write about ethics. Let it be this.

This is a long, comprehensive, systematic defense of a naturalistic atheistic ethics, grounded in an attempt to be rationally coherent, consistent, and developed based on objective, factual premises that should not be very controversial in themselves.

This post also features an explanation of how we can say ethics is rooted in nature without coming to anti-LGBT conclusions that Catholics claim “natural law” would dictate. It also includes an explanation about how we can talk about power as a good thing (contra-Christian messaging) without endorsing abuses of power. And it has an explanation of how we can talk aspirationally about an ethics of maximizing human greatness without being ableists who throw the “disabled” under the bus in the process.

This is one of the longest posts of my original writing I have ever put up. I think it’s worth it though. It unites what could have been 8 separate posts together for the sake of putting my arguments about crucial applied topics in a relatively full context. [Read more...]

A Sermon on Gay Marriage

For those who need to hear facts from a pulpit before they’ll believe them, the articulate and well researched sermon below might be of some use. I even learned a few things. Consider passing it on to the religious people against gay rights in your life. via The Dixie Flatline Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Follow up on Dan Savage's Attack on the Bible That Inspired Walkouts

Yesterday’s post of a Dan Savage video has been unusually popular and continues to get hits so let me add a couple follow up links on matters of interest related to it, for all those trafficking through on the video’s account: [Read more...]

Jamie Kilstein at the Reason Rally

Jamie Kilstein is a cohost of the podcast Citizen Radio. His vigorous, wide-ranging, hilarious, and righteous rant was one of the real highlights of the Reason Rally. He actually was the one speaker I noticed to devote any significant part of his speech to scathingly criticizing the atheist community for any of its deficiencies. I [Read More...]

An Icon Is A Mirror

Johann Hari has a neat piece which can be summed up with this eminently quotable nugget: An icon is a mirror: it tells you how a group sees itself, distilled into a single personality. He uses his article to explore various gay icons who have made it into an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery [Read More...]


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