Tag Archives: religion

Chris Hayes Refuses To Let Kim Davis’ Lawyer Obfuscate

This discusdion is about Kim Davis, the woman who refused to follow a court order and issue marriage liscences to same-sex couples and, as a result of her refusal to follow that order, is now in jail. Chris Hayes from … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Televangelists (HBO)

I was SO happy that John Oliver took on the money hungry Televangelists in this show! I once was friends with a vulnerable person who was dying and believed that giving money to a television evangelist would some how save … Continue reading

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“Bitch, Just Make The Cake” – Bill Maher on Fundamentalists, LGBTQ Rights, Reforming Religion and Wedding Cake

In his final ‘New Rules’ bit last nighy, Bill Maher discusses religion, culture and LGBTQ Rights with Wedding Cake as proof our side is winning, (at least on marriage equality and wedding cake).

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Recommended Reading: The coming theocratic hell: Look out, the right’s “religious freedom” push is just the beginning – Salon.com

In this, terrific, no holds barred take on the irrational piety and dangerous ideology of the religious right, the author, JEFFREY TAYLER looks at what may be coming from the interjection of religion into politics. This article appears in Salon … Continue reading

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A University Affiliated With The Church of My Childhood Appears To Put Church Doctrine Over The Needs of LGBTQIA Youth

As a former Seventh-Day Adventist I am interested in the interactions between groups of LGBTQ Adventists and their allies and the Seventh-Day Adventist Denomination and its institutions. The Church holds firm to the belief that same-sex sexual activity is always … Continue reading

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Wendy Williams Montgomery Discusses Her Queer Advocacy In The Mormon Church

Huffington Post has been a great resource for bringing LGBTQ stories to us and for fostering several campaigns. One of the most important causes is RaiseAChild.US and the “Let Love Define a Family” series. In this article and interview they … Continue reading

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Hmm: Gay Christians choosing celibacy emerge from the shadows – The Washington Post

This article in today’s Washington Post raises an interesting question, can Christians be celibate and gay or lesbian and is it a healthy alternative? First of all I have a confession ; I have been celibate myself for many years. … Continue reading

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Church writes awful letter to gay man, his response is perfect | Gay Star News

Within the Presbyterian Church of America there, sadly, exists a heart of homophobic darkness which is illustrated by this exchange of letters. This report is from LIAM JOHNSON writing for Gay Star News… ‘What was my crime? I loved. I … Continue reading

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‘Gay cure’ pastor rapes teen, threatens him with ‘warlock powers’ if he talks | Gay Star News

Yikes! This article is beyond bizarre; a youth pastor who also claims to be a practitioner of black magic rapes a boy repeatedly to “cure” him of homosexuality. I feel great sorrow for the victim and repulsion for the crime … Continue reading

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Homophobia From the Pulpit: Anti-Gay, Southern, Fundamentalist Christian, Preachers

If you’ve wondered why getting LGBTQ rights passed in the American South is so difficult, these video clips might be enlightening: Pastor Beats Up Own Gay Son in Church This happened a couple years ago but it illustrates the continued … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Tells College Students Jesus Never ‘Discriminated Against Anyone’

I am proud that my first vote for president, in 1976, was for Jimmy Carter and I am sad that I didn’t get to vote in 1980 as I was volunteering in a refugee camp in Thailand. I still remember … Continue reading

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New Poll Shows More Support for Mixing Religion and Politics, Less Support for Gay Marriage| Gay News | Towleroad

Well, this is not good news. It seems that those who are religious are becoming more forceful in their opinions about religion and politics and that is not good news for the LGBTQ communities. Here’s an overview from Towleroad… A … Continue reading

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Ben Brenkert: I thought I could be a gay Jesuit priest. I can’t believe how wrong I was. – The Washington Post

Sometimes people can seem to talk the talk but when it comes down to it will they walk the walk? Ben Brenkert shares his story of being disrespected by a church he sought to serve. He shared this story in … Continue reading

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Topeka Welcomes First “God Loves Gays” Billboard To Taunt Westboro Baptists / Queerty

Queerty reports that the online entity known as “God” has followed through on its promise to harass Westboro Baptist Church for its anti-gay antics in Kansas and all over the United States… God followed through with his promise to incessantly … Continue reading

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Religion and Queer Youth – YouTube

Religion and Queer Youth is a video series that focuses on the relationship Same Sex Attracted and Gender Diverse young people have with religion in Australia. The videos are designed to show that being religious and queer isn’t impossible!
 

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Corpus Christi, Controversial Religious Play, To Premiere As Documentary

A forthcoming documentary looks very interesting. Here’s the story from James Nichols of Huffington Post Gay Voices… What if Jesus was gay? This is the premise of Terrence McNally’s controversial play, “Corpus Christi,” that originally appeared at the Manhattan Theatre Club … Continue reading

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The United Methodist Church approaches schism: How gay equality is raising big questions.

In this lengthy article from Slate Sarah Stankorb looks at the struggle within the United Methodist Church between traditionalists and those supporting an LGBTQ inclusive church. This mirrors the debate going on in many Christian churches and is important to … Continue reading

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In the Spirit: UW study finds religion — some kinds, anyway — may protect gay youth : Wsj

In this story by Doug Erickson of the Wisconsin State Journal looks at the role LGBTQ affirming churches in mitigating the negative psychological impacts LGBTQ youth face when coming out. Although I was no longer a youth when I came out, … Continue reading

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Majority Believe Marriage Equality And Religious Liberty Are Perfectly Compatible | ThinkProgress

A poll affirms most Americans find that discrimination under the guise of religious rights is not okay. Here’s the story from Zach Ford at Think Progress… A new poll from the First Amendment Center finds that a majority of Americans do not … Continue reading

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Gay Teen Suicide More Likely After Religious Counseling

This is a report on a study which clarifies what so many of us who have been harmed by religion know intuitively; religious leaders who view being gay as evil may do more harm then good while counseling. Here’s the … Continue reading

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