a 7-year-old first grader stands up to the religious right WATCH THIS CLIP

 In this video clip Zea--a 7-year-old first grader--stands up to bully religious right. The argument he shouted at her could have been taken from the pages of evangelical sources and their reaction to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. When this preacher began ranting at a child through a microphone, little Zea just waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.Her dad, Ryan Bowling, posted this video of the confrontation on YouTube. It took place over the weekend at ComF … [Read more...]

how evangelical Protestantism lost me

"This essay, which represents my first detailed public statement on how evangelical Protestantism lost me, is addressed both to those evangelicals who are celebrating momentum on LGBTQ acceptance within the “big tent,” as well as to those evangelicals whom I would describe as fundamentalist, or fundamental-ish. The ones who still represent the majority of evangelicals, the ones I come from." *** So writes Christopher Stroop, PhD, History and Humanities (Stanford University) and Senior Lecturer, S … [Read more...]

Ireland to Roman Catholic Church “Get Lost!” R.I.P Catholic neocons! (And good riddance)

Conservative Roman Catholics hate Pope Francis because he loves Jesus more than power. And now "Catholic" Ireland has led the way for freedom and human rights on marriage equality, not because of but in spite of Church teaching and political power. Ireland is "the" Church. Rather Ireland was the Roman Catholic Church. Now it's a free country. The Church approved, aided and abetted abusers of thousands of children for decades in Ireland, the domestic abuse and virtual slavery of women, the … [Read more...]

Why Does God Hate Gay People? My Interview on the New Movie

At the End of the Day is a feature-length comedy written and directed by Kevin O’Brien. Here's my interview with Kevin:Frank Tell me about yourself?I’m a filmmaker in central Florida. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart  for 14 years and we have three kids in the third grade (yup). I got into filmmaking a bit late, and made a full time job out of it at 31 years old. I feel strongly about not making “safe” films, and it seemed to that a lot of faith-based media was incredibly sa … [Read more...]

Will California face a backlash for its homophobic legislation like Uganda Did?

"So will the State of California face the threat of similar federal sanctions for its own proposed “kill the gays” referendum? In attempting to put the Sodomite Suppression Act – which allows “any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification” to “be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method” – on the ballot in California, attorney Matt McLaughlin has made it clear that too many people in the United States are no be … [Read more...]

California: “shoot the gays” proposal

According to the Guardian  a California lawyer says he wants to legalize the execution of gay people, and there may be nothing the state’s attorney general can do to stop the proposal from moving forward.Matt McLaughlin, an attorney in Huntington Beach, California, filed paperwork to bring his proposal, which would sanction the killing of gay and lesbian residents on the basis of their sexuality, before voters in November 2016.  Lauren Gambino in Los Angeles Monday 23 March 2015, reports for … [Read more...]

Can Ted Cruz revive the evangelicalism of the past?

"LYNCHBURG, VA – Ted Cruz came to this southern town Monday to launch his presidential campaign, but also to revive a strain of American evangelicalism that was birthed here in the 1980s. Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, traveled to the home of Liberty University, an institution born in 1971 that now boasts a student body of 13,800 and touts itself as “the largest Christian university in the world.” Liberty is a monument to the determination of its founder, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, to creat … [Read more...]

Here’s How the Roman Catholic Condemnation of Homosexuality Can and Must Change

Gary Gutting is a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. In this wonderful article I've excerpted (reprinted by permission from the New York Times) he brilliantly refutes the primary arguments against gay rights as derived from what's known as the “natural-law tradition” of ethical thought. This article is a stunner. Please read and share.The Stone Unraveling the Church Ban on Gay Sex By Gary GuttingMarch 12, 2015 3:20 am March 12, 2015 3:20 am Last mon … [Read more...]


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