1488 posts categorized "Religion"

June 22, 2016

Hateful pastor who lauded Orlando shooting asked by landlord to move out

The so-called Christian pastor who celebrated and encouraged anti-gay mass murder loses his lease.

June 14, 2016

Thousands attend #Orlando memorial service for victims of the #PulseNightclub massacre

June 11, 2016

Trump seeks to warm up conservatives at anti-LGBT confab

June 05, 2016

Ali: "Why is Jesus white?"

I fell in love with this guy when I was 8. This is one of my favorite clips. Profound defiance delivered in the most amicable tone. His voice was lost to Parkinson's Disease years ago, but it lives on in recordings and in our memories. He is still remarkable. He risked everything to stand up for his beliefs and to resist serving in the Vietnam War. That made him a hero to me and many others, even as it stirred hate in some people and brought the wrath of American government down upon him. He was ultimately vindicated. His unique voice carried his influence far beyond the precincts of boxing.

President Obama's statement on Ali is here.

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May 26, 2016

Gays being attacked in Ghana

Stoked by religious leaders.

House Democrats Succeed in Reversing Anti-LGBT Attack On Rights for Federal Contractors

Andy Towle's take is here.

Update: The bill has now been killed. Here's an update from Andy Towle.

May 25, 2016

Desmond Tutu’s daughter married a woman, and was forced out of the South African clergy

May 19, 2016

Lawmakers aim to curb anti-LGBTI 'religious freedom' bills in US

May 18, 2016

Billy Graham's daughter slams trans rights, claims God sends terror attacks "to show us that we need him"

I'm sorry, but why doesn't this noxious family get on a bus and drive off a cliff? In God's mercy.

May 13, 2016

Mr Gay Syria stands defiant against extremists who beheaded his boyfriend

May 09, 2016

Pass the popcorn, Jesus!

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(Hat tip: Craig Howell)

April 28, 2016

Tennessee governor signs "religious freedom" bill enabling counselors to decline to treat LGBT patients

April 27, 2016

White House: LGBT editor's murder in Bangladesh 'a heinous crime'

April 24, 2016

WATCH: Michelle Obama Denounces New Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom’ Law

Secrets of a gay Jehovah’s Witness: how I escaped the religion and rebuilt my life

April 23, 2016

Westboro's protest of a school's gender-neutral restroom turns violent

Virginia Senate fails to override religious freedom bill veto

Good for Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

April 19, 2016

Israeli court convicts #JerusalemPride attacker of murder

April 15, 2016

Tennessee governor vetoes bill making Bible the official state book

Aside from the First Amendment principle of church-state separation, it escapes me why some people think it serves their faith to get the government involved. But it's not really about faith. It's about dominance and control, for which religion is a marker.

April 14, 2016

LGBT Jewish group holds D.C. events

Our late friend and colleague Barrett Brick led the World Congress for six years a quarter century ago. Glad to see them in town.

April 08, 2016

Inside Pope Francis’ statement on the family

Our friend Peter Tatchell writes from London:

Pope Francis has failed LGBT people
Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality

"The Pope promised reform but has reconfirmed traditional Catholic doctrine on same-sex relationships. He has ignored submissions and appeals by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics. Gentler words do not assuage Vatican opposition to gay equality. Joy of Love offers a change of tone, not of substance,” said LGBT and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

Continue reading "Inside Pope Francis’ statement on the family" »

April 07, 2016

Tony Perkins: Stop Mocking Our PayPal Button

France abandons plan to have a gay diplomat in Vatican City

The Vatican's behavior in this matter has been despicable, but sadly not surprising.

March 30, 2016

Republican Senate candidate with lesbian daughter continues to oppose same-sex marriage

He opposes our marriage rights, but somehow we're the intolerant ones. And America's Founders were intolerant of King George.

March 29, 2016

Louisiana governor to rescind Jindal's anti-gay 'religious freedom' order

Thank you, Governor.

Capitol Shooter Shouted 'I'm a Prophet of God' Inside the US House Last Year

Your week in cray.

Georgia Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill

March 24, 2016

NYC mayor and police commissioner slam Cruz over anti-Muslim demagoguery

Bravo to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton for their comments excoriating Ted Cruz over his hateful and utterly counterproductive demagoguery.

March 23, 2016

Kansas Governor Signs Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill Into Law

Civil rights leaders condemn ‘religious freedom’ bills

March 19, 2016

NFL Warns Georgia: Anti-Gay Bill Could Mean No Super Bowl

March 18, 2016

Kansas bill for 'religious freedom' in schools against LGBT students reaches governor

The battle over religious supremacy laws continues. And that's what they are. Religious freedom does not include the right to impose your faith dictates on others in unrelated commerce.

Malaysia's religious police clamping down on LGBTI Muslims sparks off online debate

March 17, 2016

Cardinal who said gay marriage would cause incest accused of covering up pedophilia

Another hypocritical anti-gay prelate. Sigh.

March 09, 2016

Catholic cardinal is upset that Georgetown student group invited Cecile Richards

Multiple choice. Who wrote this: "For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it."

A. Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Georgetown University
B. The Founder of Trump University
C. Thomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia
D. The host of Romper Room

February 24, 2016

Pastor is Sleeping Outside in the Cold to Represent His Church Excluding LGBT People

The Daily Show Talks To Bankrupt 'Starbucks Semen' Pastor, And The LGBT Group Bidding For His Church

Just watch.

February 17, 2016

Va. House approves 'Kim Davis' religious freedom bill

Freedom only for people who agree with her. Freedom to deny equal protection of the law to people she doesn't like. Nothing could be more blatantly unconstitutional.

February 15, 2016

Heads Of The Catholic And Russian Orthodox Churches Use Historic Meeting To Bash Gays

What a shocker.

February 12, 2016

Catholic Bishops Not Obliged to Report Clerical Child Abuse, Vatican Says