Friday, November 11, 2011

SF's Pride Parades: 1970 - 1980

Via JMG: NORTH CAROLINA: 4300 Baptist Churches Endorse Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Raise your hand if you're shocked. Via Charlotte Observer:
N.C. Baptists meeting today in Greensboro elected Charlotte pastor Mark Harris to be their new president and endorsed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would reinforce North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. Most of the 4,300 churches associated with the state convention are Southern Baptist - the largest Protestant denomination in North Carolina, with about 1.3 million members.
Harris has pledged to campaign for the amendment.

reposted from Joe

Via Gay Politics Report: Solmonese: Re-electing Obama crucial to continuing LGBT progress

  • Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese said he's worried that the progress LGBT Americans have seen in recent years could end or even be reversed if President Barack Obama is not re-elected next year. "If we lose, if the outcome is negative, if we go from the march toward marriage equality and the repeal of DOMA and the positive direction that we’ve been in, to a president and a Congress who decide they’re so troubled by all the success we’re having with marriage they want to take up the fight again to pass the federal marriage amendment -- well, boy, we’ve come full circle from where we were back in 2005, the last time that happened," Solmonese said. Dallas Voice (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

November 11, 2011

What Form of Practice is Best?

What form [of practice] is best really depends on the person and the time—for some the carrot, for some the stick. The Buddha talked about this. He gave an image of training a horse. For some horses, just the shadow of the whip is enough; for others a slight touch spurs them on; and others really need to be whacked, metaphorically speaking.
– Joseph Goldstein, "How Amazing!"
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