I am “THE MOMMA BEAR of New Homophiles!” – UPDATED

"I am the MommaBear! Gratitude begins with GRRRR!"

I'm not even sure what that means, but I find being called "perhaps the Momma Bear of the New Homophiles" alternately hilarious, and intriguing. Note, as author Austin Ruse writes in his very interesting piece at Crisis, the cushioning use of "perhaps" which Ruse himself calls "a columnist’s way of taking something off the fastball but throwing a strike nonetheless." Well, I don't mind it. My MommaBearishness stems from my willingness over the past few years to publicly think through … [Read more...]

Welcoming Eve Tushnet to Patheos

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She's been writing and I've been reading her for a long time, but I think Eve Tushnet's name became much more widely known in 2010, when the New York Times profiled her, identifying her in the opening graph as that (to them) most exotic of all creatures, a "the celibate, gay, conservative, Catholic writer". My goodness, these labels, categories and pigeonholes -- our increasingly polarized world loves them, because they tell us who we should read or not read, hate or not hate in the blink of … [Read more...]


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