Archives for August 2014

Combating the downward pull of Christian negativity

Wherein I answer a couple of letters from mothers of LGBT kids. [Read more…]

Spencer Tracy’s awesome argument for gay marriage

“You can try to ignore those people, or you can feel sorry for them and for their prejudices and their bigotry and their blind hatreds and stupid fears.” [Read more…]

Heard the news? Gay people don’t exist!

Problem solved! [Read more…]

All there is to say about Ferguson

The revolution will be live. [Read more…]

Anti-gay Christians convening today. What are they hiding?

“You are associating your name—your honor, your integrity, your reputation, your entire relationship to morality—with a group at some level so ashamed of what it is and what it stands for that it can barely bring itself to whisper the entire reason for its existence.” [Read more…]

Vicky Beeching and the “sin” of being gay

“Right-wing pastors preaching that gay people are going to hell because God blah blah Jesus blah blah the Bible blah blah enemy genitals.” [Read more…]

Book giveaway: “Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic” by Nora Gallagher

There’s just a lot of things I’m more comfortable talking about in the newsletter than I am anywhere else. That’s why I write it. [Read more…]

Let’s let Robin Williams rest now

Yesterday at the gym I was watching television because you can’t be on any elliptical machine at my vast modern gym that doesn’t face a TV screen, since God forbid we have any single freakin’ moment in our lives in which we’re not being advertised to. . . . [Read more…]

What is there to say about the evil of ISIS?

What’s happening right now with ISIS in Iraq is so terrifying and demoralizing that I find viscerally repelling the idea of writing a blog post about anything else. But when you’re faced with pure evil, what is there to say? May America’s intervention stop the evil cruelties being perpetrated by ISIS, and … and let’s [Read More…]

Pastors of America: Remember Mark Driscoll

A letter to every fundie pastor in America about taking a lesson from Mark Driscoll. [Read more…]