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A gay dad sounds off on the terror threatening to be unleashed on California families

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Anti-gay rights demonstrators outside San Francisco City Hall in 2008.
It's time to take the lunatics seriously. Months ago, it was announced that a crackpot lawyer in California had paid a $200 filing fee to propose the “Sodomite Suppression Act." The proposition, if codified, would make it legal to massacre ...

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Christian Right issues anti-LGBT manuals teaching legal discrimination

Sunday, June 21, 2015
AP (File)
Christian Right leaders may be assuming they’ll lose their battle against equality for LGBTQ people, and they are hunkering down for what they foresee as a long siege against conservative Christian churches, businesses, and organizations. ...

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Gay Marriage’s Moment

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Remember the AIDS crisis? If you lived in a big American city during its spread, you were witness to constant sorrow and countless examples of gay people treated as second-class citizens. ...

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A gay dad’s letter to the Australian couple who threaten divorce if marriage equality is realized

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Sarah and Nick Jensen
Something one learns as a parent is that children are often not rational in their behavior. When something happens that is not to their liking, they strike out in a variety of fashions, many of which do not line up ...

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Organized Religion – Oy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I’m tired of the Christian religion showing up in my government and my schools and anywhere else they deem it necessary to save humanity. It irritates me that Christians believe that their religion should dictate the laws of the land ...

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An UnFreedom Summer: LGBT rights are not a threat to religious freedom

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Summer campaigns on a variety of concerns have sought to cast themselves in the heroic moral tradition of the Freedom Summer – though none has been as dramatic as the events of the summer of 1964... ...

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The Duggar family and the Christian Right’s persecution complex

Saturday, June 6, 2015
GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee (left) and Josh Duggar.
The ability of Religious Right activists and their allies in the conservative media to paint themselves as the targets of horrible persecution, a core strategy of the conservative movement for decades, is truly astounding. ...

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A gay dad’s letter to Michelle Duggar

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Michelle Duggar
The Duggars were not just a benign family in which a horrific situation unfolded. They were advocates and proponents, not just of their own “lifestyle”, but in attacking various personas within the LGBT community umbrella, my family being one such ...

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The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bayard Rustin
As a society we have long wrestled with religious objections to a wide range of public interests, from African American civil rights, to mandatory vaccinations, and even public schooling... ...

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A gay dad draws protest from the school that cancelled a play about two gay penguins

Thursday, May 14, 2015
As writers and activists enter the public discussions, they tend to adopt a style and way of communicating that works for them. For me, I am a gay dad who writes people letters in a very public way... ...

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