Gay Marriage & Free Speech (Repost)

I hope to get back to real-time blogging soon, but we're still sick over here. Since last time I looked at the news Barack Obama was saying the Sermon on the Mount justifies Gay Marriage, I figure this might be timely.GAY MARRIAGE, HATE SPEECH, GOOD LORD! (originally posted June 12, 2007)Let's put this in chronological order, shall we?Primo: The dispute began in January 2003, when the two Oakland employees created a subgroup at their workplace called the "Good News Employee Association." … [Read more...]

Gay Marriage, Hate Speech, Good Lord.

:::UPDATE::: CALIFORNIA PASSES GAY MARRIAGE::: MY THOUGHTS here :::END UPDATE::::Let's put this in chronological order, shall we?Primo: The dispute began in January 2003, when the two Oakland employees created a subgroup at their workplace called the "Good News Employee Association." It was partly in response to a group of homosexual employees having formed their own group 10 months before and being given access to the city e-mail system. One e-mail, dated Oct. 11, 2002, invited city … [Read more...]

The Dangerous Prayer of Blessing

This blessing is dangerous because it takes you (and me) out of the equation and dares to allow God to work what and as He will. I read it first from an emailer who got it here, via hereThis ‘blessing’ was prayed over Henri Nouwen by his spiritual mentor:May all your expectations be frustrated. May all your plans be thwarted. May all your desires be withered into nothingness. That you may experience the powerlessness and the poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God the Fat … [Read more...]

Sons of Adultery! Homosexuals provoking!

Watch videotape taken in Paris, France February 11, 2006, and the effect two peaceful counterdemonstrators have on the insecure manly men who populate the ranks of Islamofascist extremists.No Pasaran! transcribesNote how the counterprotesters are immediately labeled "homosexual" by these men. 4,000 men protesting see two men counterprotesting and immediately assign an identity to them which makes them "easy" to hate and even kill. They see two men and respond, "they are provoking; [they] … [Read more...]

Gay Marriage and its effects

Texas has voted a ban on gay marriage.Many will say such a thing is "intolerant," and that gay marriage will have "zero effect" on straight marriage or society in general, it is merely "fair."Well, some feel differently.No Speed Bumps while trying to be sensitive, doesn't really see the point in it. He has lots of links.Meanwhile, Katherine Kersten notes that since gay marriage became legal in Canada, its tentacles reach into every aspect of society. (Hmmmm that page is no longer … [Read more...]

More on the “witchhunt”

Two interesting pieces in the NY Times, today, on the Vatican's inspection of US Seminaries and the so-called "witch hunt" taking place regarding gay seminarians (not, it must be noted, ordained priests).The first is an op-ed piece by Amy Welborn who examines exactly what this inspection - which some are finding so troubling - entails:When you read through the set of questions to be asked of all seminary administrators, faculty and students - the Instrumentum Laboris - you find that there is … [Read more...]

“Witch Hunt”: Goodstein drops the ball

There are only a handful of reporters at the NY Times I really respect, and Laurie Goodstein, who covers religion, has been one of them. She is generally very balanced in her reporting, very careful to make sure she is presenting all sides.She doesn't do it in this piece, though. This piece, while taking the time to quote folks in the pew, spends a great deal of time fomenting sympathy for gay priests and seminarians while skipping over the "whys" of the current "witch hunt."Full … [Read more...]

It’s called hating the sin and loving the sinner

To some folks - even a few of my readers, from whom I would expect better - it all seems very mysterious - like the height of hypocrisy: Senator Rick Santorum speaks out (a little too forcefully for my taste, but he's not my senator) about the homosexual lifestyle and agenda, and so - somehow - that makes him a hypocrite for defending his gay spokesman, whom some of the left have "outed."“I think it squares very clearly with my public positions on every other issue, which is that I treat p … [Read more...]

Democrats out another gay guy

One of the reasons I had to leave the Democrat party, after a lifetime, was because I couldn't stomach the double-standards anymore. Just as I couldn't stand to hear that the lesbian seduction of a 13 year old girl in the play The Vagina Monologues was considered a "good" rape (the play has now re-written the girl's age to 16, but it's still "good"), I cannot stand it when the supposedly tolerant left outs a gay person. There is never a good reason to invade someone's privacy like that. You … [Read more...]

Gay-bashing hoax, the BBC spots a flock of Christians and more!

Another Hate Crime Hoax:Stories like this really fry my beans. I have gay folk in my family, and it really peeves me to no end to read about someone who has defaced her own car and carried on about being bashed for her sexuality, and for two reasons: The first is because if someone I love has a real incident of victimization, there will always be that "is this a hoax" doubt, and secondly, because this gal used up public resources and police budget hours merely because - as she admits, she … [Read more...]