Sunday, November 8, 2009
How's this for the premise of X-Men 4: Magneto decides that instead of seeking world domination, he's just going to wage battle against radical right-wing religious folks who use the Bible as a means of beating up on LGBT people.
Pastor Joel Osteen is one of the most popular preachers in the country, and the author of several best-selling books that help people achieve "their best life now." Gay Rights blogger Michael Jones writes that while Pastor Osteen has made a name for himself selling a friendlier version of religion, there's still a sour dose of homophobia that lies at the core of his sugar-coated message. It reared its ugly head this week, when Pastor Osteen boldly claimed that "homosexuality is not God's best." On the contrary, we humbly suggest to Pastor Osteen that homophobic preachers are not likely to be a loving God's best. (Read more)
Thanks to this week's election night open thread and our liveblog of the Senate ENDA hearing, this was the highest traffic week ever on Bilerico Project. While those two posts were two of our highlights this week, out of the many posts published this week, here are some of the best:
Guess Who Just Played the Gay Card?
Filed by: Adam Bink
Apples and Androids [Gay Geeks]
Filed by: Nathan Strang
Why gay marriage IS the End of the World (or the queer world, at least)
Filed by: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Lessons for the marginalized
Filed by: Amy Hunter
Equality March Co-Directors Resign; Group Reorganizes Amid Controversy
Filed by: Bil Browning
How Do You Just Watch a Rape?
Filed by: Terrance Heath
The Day After a Hard Night
Filed by: Kate Kendell
Update: Statement on Gender Identity Disorder and Transvestic Fetishism in the DSM-V
Filed by: Kelley Winters
Speaker Pelosi (and all your Democratic friends): I'm not waiting anymore.
Filed by: Kip Williams
Marriage after Maine
Filed by: Nan Hunter
The Top 10 Best Ballot Questions Ever
Filed by: Alex Blaze
WWJD? Incite Hate Crimes Against LGBT People, according to this "Pastor"
Filed by: Waymon Hudson
Election Night Results Open Thread: Maine, WA State, Kalamazoo & Beyond
Filed by: Waymon Hudson
Liveblogging the Senate ENDA Hearing
Filed by: Dr. Jillian Weiss
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