1503 posts categorized "Religion"

July 29, 2016

Khizr Khan at DNC 2016 slams Trump's Islamophobia

A powerful rebuke of Donald Trump's Islamophobia by the father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who died in service to this country.

Reverend William Barber shakes the rafters at Democratic Convention

Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, gave a powerful speech Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention. He is a strong ally of LGBT equality.

July 25, 2016

Trump's GOP Inherits the Wind: Time to turn back a fascist mob

My new Blade column gapes at Trump's fascist rally in Cleveland, as well as the growing scandal over Russian interference in the American election. And I examine the sharp contrast between the two parties' vice presidential candidates. Have a gander while you watch self-defeating leftists trying to sabotage the proceedings in Philadelphia.

July 20, 2016

Ben Carson doubles down on Satan-Clinton connection

Seriously, Uncle Ben last night linked Hillary Clinton to Lucifer. What a sad spectacle he has made of himself, wrecking a once-shining reputation. But keep talking, Doctor. Don't pivot to the general election. Keep the crazy on display.

Look at the company gay Republicans are keeping

Pamela Geller? Geert Wilders? Fine company you are keeping, Chris Barron.

July 13, 2016

LGBT rights vs. 'religious freedom' on full display at hearing

More on Tuesday's anti-gay FADA hearing on Capitol Hill.

Florida driver praying with her eyes closed crashes into house

Our friend Joel writes, "She was praying for a house."

Barney Frank testifies against anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill

A fine performance by the former congressman at yesterday's disgraceful hearing on the anti-LGBT, so-called First Amendment Defense Act, which is simply a continued attack on gay families waged under a new (and false) banner.

July 06, 2016

Philly Archbishop: No communion for sexually active gays

July 02, 2016

North Carolina governor protects HB2 bill with $500,000 taken from disaster relief fund

July 01, 2016

Federal judge strikes down MS so-called "religious freedom" law

Bravo to Judge Reeves, and congrats to Robbie Kaplan.

June 28, 2016

The 2016 anti-LGBT March for Marriage was a complete flop

June 27, 2016

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules Clerks Cannot Cite Religion to Recuse From Issuing Marriage Licenses

Pope Francis: Church should 'ask forgiveness' from gay people

Mike Huckabee pays $25,500 for using Eye of the Tiger at Kim Davis rally

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.