Violence against gays in Russia as told through pictures.

There will be a link below.  Don’t click it if… 1.  You are at work or at a shared computer. 2.  You have a weak stomach. There are ugly truths in the world such as the permanence of inescapable death.  Some people run from those truths, preferring the bliss of ignorance rather than the courage [Read More...]

Gay rights meme of the day.

My father upon reading my article about an elderly gay couple’s marriage getting recognized by the state of Ohio: It isn’t that the religious and the conservative are unable to envision the consequences of their legislative homophobia, it is that they do not have the empathy and the humanity to care. Yup.  I once thought [Read More...]

The first recognized gay marriage in Ohio.

Good morning!  I’d like to start you off today with a happy story.  It centers around two men in Ohio, where I still live for another week, who love each other very much. James Obergefell is now married to John Arthur, who has an advanced form of sclerosis that is expected to take his life [Read More...]

England and Wales decide equality for gays is worth offending conservatives.

It doesn’t take omnipotence to realize that love has more to do with character of one’s partner than what’s between their legs.  England is about to become the most recent nation to announce, however indirectly, that any god who decreed that gays should not be full, equal citizens was wrong – just as wrong as [Read More...]

Pennsylvania won’t defend gay marriage ban.

Pennsylvania was one of the many states that voted in a gay marriage ban with the influx of the Tea Party.  However, following in the footsteps of California with Proposition 8, it’s now likely they won’t defend it against a suit filed by the ACLU. Attorney General Kathleen Kane is expected to announce Thursday that [Read More...]

Resolution with Dorothy.

Remember my dad’s exchange with Dorothy?  I’m happy to report a happy ending to that discussion.  Dorothy responded with: This has taken me a while to respond because I wanted to read and ponder what you opponents to my argument had to say. I must say that I’m very impressed with John’s knowledge and passion [Read More...]

Dad vs. Dorothy.

The following exchange took place on a facebook thread between dad and Dorothy, whose name has been changed for the purposes of this post.  Dorothy opened with: Oops [NAME OF OP OMITTED]. Our Constitution says nothing of freedom FROM religion, only OF. The whole idea of FROM is simply that the government should not impose [Read More...]

To Arms! – Heavenly Pizza Promotes Massacre of Gay People

When it comes to picking cherries, Heavenly Pizza fills a whole pie. Heavenly Pizza posted a reference to Leviticus after the Supreme Court decisions last week. Looking it up was an exercise in excess caution. Leviticus 20:13 says exactly what we predicted it would say: If a man lies with a male as with a [Read More...]

Start your day with pictures, one terrible, one beautiful.

Lose-lose, sorry women in the Old Testament. Let’s face it: god doesn’t exactly have that whole “love” or “justice” thing down.  Thankfully, most humans have an appreciation for both when they’re not trying to emulate god: [Read more...]

What the DOMA and Prop 8 Cases Mean

Anne here. It’s not over. Yes, we got a victory in the DOMA case. Mostly. We also – pretty much – got a victory in the Prop 8 case. But there remains much work to be done. For one thing, Same-sex marriage is not the law of the land. Each state can still discriminate. Some [Read More...]