Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cheyenne Jackson - DONT WANNA KNOW [Official Music Video]

Via JMG: New Gallup Poll On LGBT Issues

Gallup reports:
While 53% of Americans support legalizing same-sex marriage, significantly higher percentages support the idea of equal rights for partners or spouses of gays or lesbians when it comes to inheritance rights and employee benefits, and making it legal for gays and lesbians to adopt children. Support for all three issues is up at least slightly from three years ago.
Less than half of Americans, however, support the idea of openly gay adults serving as Boy Scout leaders. Given the lack of a trend on this question, it is not clear whether support is higher than in the past, or the degree to which the lack of support may reflect respondents' reluctance to say how a private organization should decide who holds its positions of leadership.

posted by Joe

Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:

Daily Buddhist Wisdom

If those who are like wanton children Are by nature prone to injure others, What point is there in being angry-- Like resenting fire for its heat?
- Bodhicaryavatara

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma December 19, 2012

An Honest Look

Simply doing good deeds, or even being a devoted meditator, doesn’t mean anything without the painful honesty that’s required to look at what we’re doing. We must take our heads out of the ground and look at all of the ways we get in our own way—fooling ourselves and obstructing the possibility of living a more open and genuine life.
- Ezra Bayda, “The ‘Helper’ Syndrome”
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