Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Via Gay Politics Report: Over a million petition-signers ask Boy Scouts to drop gay ban

Over a million petition-signers ask Boy Scouts to drop gay ban
 Gay scouts and their supporters delivered 1.4 million petition signatures to Boy Scouts of America headquarters this week in a bid to pressure the organization to allow local branches to admit openly gay scouts and leaders. The effort also got the backing of President Barack Obama, who in a pre-Super Bowl interview this weekend said the BSA should change its longstanding policy. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the group should hold firm and keep the ban in place, and the anti-gay Family Research Council ran a full page-ad in USA Today urging the same. The Dallas Morning News (free content)/The Scoop blog (2/4), CBS News/Political Eye (2/3), Dallas Voice (2/4), Towleroad (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Why Homophobia Is Not An Acceptable Life Choice

Macklemore, the first unsigned artist to make it to #1 in over a decade, perfectly frames the world homophobia creates. Give his hit track "Same Love" a listen and see if that doesn't melt your heart in a jiffy. 


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Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:

Daily Buddhist Wisdom

When people speak badly of you, you should respond in this way: Keep a steady heart and don't reply with harsh words. Practice letting go of resentment and accepting that the other's hostility is the spur to your understanding. Be kind, adopt a generous standpoint, treat your enemy as a friend, and suffuse all your world with affectionate thoughts, far-reaching and widespread, limitless and free from hate. In this state you should try to remain.
- Dhammapada

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Tricycle Daily Dharma February 5, 2013

Investing in Practice

It is essential at the beginning of practice to acknowledge that the path is personal and intimate. It is no good to examine it from a distance as if it were someone else’s. You must walk it for yourself. In this spirit, you invest yourself in your practice, confident of your heritage, and train earnestly side by side with your sisters and brothers. It is this engagement that brings peace and realization.
- Robert Aitken Roshi, “The Teacher in Everything”
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