Saturday, November 21, 2009

LGBT Lessons for Right Wing Christians: How Hate Crime Laws Silenced the Church

Gay EducationThe hardcore religious (they are anything but) right has become so paranoid that their twisted logic has led them to believe that they are the victims. Their solution? The Manhattan Declaration, a statement of Christian convictions on the matters of life, family, and religious liberty. Let’s go through parts of it.

The preamble to the declaration reads, “While the whole scope of Christian moral concern, including a special concern for the poor and vulnerable, claims our attention, we are especially troubled that in our nation today the lives of the unborn, the disabled, and the elderly are severely threatened; that the institution of marriage, already buffeted by promiscuity, infidelity and divorce, is in jeopardy of being redefined to accommodate fashionable ideologies; that freedom of religion and the rights of conscience are gravely jeopardized by those who would use the instruments of coercion to compel persons of faith to compromise their deepest convictions.

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Keith Olbermann: Sarah Palin's Fans Turn On Her At Book Signing

Gay Marriage Gets Boost From 9th Circuit

The Recorder

November 23, 2009

Not one to be left out of a constitutional thicket, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski granted health benefits Thursday to the same-sex partners of court employees.

Kozinski's order comes a day after his colleague, Judge Stephen Reinhardt, issued his own published directive that a federal public defender be awarded back pay because his same-sex partner's benefits had been denied.

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Weekly Reader: Hugs, Honduras, & Grandma's Dress

Bil Browning sent a message to the members of The Bilerico Project.

Subject: Weekly Reader: Hugs, Honduras, & Grandma's Dress

While this week brought news that ENDA has been delayed for a few weeks, we didn't let that stop us from bringing you a ton of popular posts about almost every aspect of our community. Here are the best from this week.

The sexual politics of a hug
Filed by: Cassandra Keenan;

The DC Catholic Church's red herring
Filed by: Nancy Polikoff;

LGBT Resistance to the Coup in Honduras
Filed by: Jessica Hoffmann;

Toward a better understanding of age in the gay community
Filed by: Alex Blaze;

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: "Jess, Bend, Oregon, 2009"
Filed by: Jeff Sheng;

Needed: A Better Definition of Bigotry
Filed by: Patricia Nell Warren;

Jorge and Will: Tragedy and Hope
Filed by: Kate Kendell;

Simon LeVay and the Biology of Sexual Orientation
Filed by: Betty Greene Salwak;

In My Grandmother's Dress
Filed by: Father Tony;

What will President Obama do about that pesky federal Prop 8 suit?
Filed by: Phil Reese;

Irene Vilar's Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict
Filed by: Paige Schilt;

Historic Declaration of Christian Conscience?
Filed by: Donna Pandori;


Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss;

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