Obama may delay repeal of "don't ask, don't tell"

The Washington Times is reporting what seems like a smart move: Barack Obama will probably deal with the most serious problems facing the nation first and postpone action on potentially divisive actions, like the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." My guess is that Obama will delay the push until after the 2010 mid-term elections.Bob Knight is quoted as suggesting that Americans don't have this policy on their radar now but will be quick to react negatively if the policy is debated … [Read more...]

Post Prop 8 – Ugly scene in the Castro

I didn't write about Proposition 8 in CA during the election season, primarily because I had become preoccupied with the general election and the historic campaign. However, as all know, Proposition 8 in CA passed and has set off a firestorm of reaction. Protests this past weekend were widespread nationally (see this link for more than most people will want to read).However, I want to post this video because I hope it serves as a caution to those on both sides of the gay rights issue. I … [Read more...]

Ted Haggard preaches personal sermon

This morning, ABC News is reporting that Ted Haggard preached a very personal sermon this past weekend about his fall from and back into grace.Haggard spoke in the morning and evening at Open Bible Fellowship, an independent, charismatic church in Morrison, IL. I have yet to listen to the sermons but the ABC News account implies he attributes his homosexual inclinations to sexual molestation at age 7.Haggard told the congregation that a sexual incident with a man when he was 7 years old … [Read more...]

PFOX says, "Me too!"

New readers of my blog might wonder why politics isn't in the tag line of my blog. Prior to the last couple of months, I focused on the issues of life, sexuality and mental health. And I will continue to do that, although I have taken a bit of a detour into the political. At heart, as a personal blog, this forum reflects my interests and preoccupations which right now is the presidential race and related issues. I plan a post or two on the non-political this week along with my series on Obama's … [Read more...]

Sarah Palin on social issues

In her interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin comments on abortion, homosexuality and origins.I suppose the media now will attempt to track down Palin's dear gay friend.Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

What did Francis Collins really say about homosexuality?

In his book, The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief, Francis Collins has this to say about homosexuality on page 260:An area of particularly strong public interest is the genetic basis of homosexuality. Evidence from twin studies does in fact support the conclusion that heritable factors play a role in male homosexuality. However, the likelihood that the identical twin of a homosexual male will also be gay is about 20% (compared with 2-4 percent of males in the general … [Read more...]

PFLAG claims Palin singled out a pro-gay book to remove

Today, PFLAG on their blog has this headline: "PFLAGer's Book Targeted by Palin". However, the ABC News report said to support this contention does not do so. Some people did not like the book "Pastor, I am gay" but the town librarian did not recall being asked to remove any book. The ABC News account reports the controversy in Wasilla and Palin's question in a way that could link them in the minds of viewers but the librarian at the time said Palin did not ask about the book. Anne Kilkenny, of … [Read more...]

Palin's pastors go On the Record with Greta Van Susteren; comments on Love Won Out

Greta Van Susteren has posted exclusive interviews with Sarah Palin's pastors on the FOX News website. I am embedding them here. The first one is quite interesting in that Pastor Larry Kroon of Wasilla Bible Church discusses his decision to place the Love Won Out flyers in his church bulletin. He confirms that the LWO on September 14 is not in his church but in Anchorage. He also notes that his motivation was to have his congregation hear testimonies of people who wrestle with their Christian … [Read more...]