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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 16, 2014 at 9:45am

Re: the "converted" evangelical - he's talking in a christian context that's complete nonsense, but his change of view is still notable.

Comment by Daniel W on September 16, 2014 at 9:41am

controversy over a proposed "Women and gay friendly mosque" in South Africa.

 

"Mr Hargey says the Open Mosque, that has been in development for two years, is designed to counter growing Islamic radicalism in Africa

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 16, 2014 at 8:29am

It does happen - a "conversion" in the right direction.

Interview with the author of The Bible's Yes to Same Sex Marriage

Mark Achtemeier has been a minister with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) since 1984, and for much of his ministry he characterized himself as a “conservative anti-gay activist.” As a pastor and an associate professor of theology and ethics at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Achtemeier wrote and spoke against the ordination of gay and lesbian ministers and co-wrote a declaration of faith that an anti-ordination coalition adopted.

That began to change in 2001, Achtemeier says when he made friends with some gay and lesbian Christians, some of whom had tried everything in their power to “change” their sexual orientation or had embraced a life of celibacy.

“It was producing broken people,” he told me, “and it wasn’t just isolated instances of this. I saw more and more of this and came away from these experiences thinking something is wrong with this picture. That got me writing and asking questions.”

Here's the interview:

http://religiondispatches.org/marriage-is-for-everybody-says-former...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 15, 2014 at 7:16pm

Advocate.com: Gay Warriors

Seven photographs of gay military couples. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2014 at 4:33pm

Web people raised 90,000 for Daniel Pierce.  Very nice.

Comment by Daniel W on August 28, 2014 at 9:01pm

This video has been viral on several websites. There's no way so far to verify, but the evidence supports it. Warning - it's harsh. From TheAdvocate.com "

19 year old... Daniel Pierce filmed his family's reaction to his confirmation that he was gay in chilling first-hand look at the violence...."

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 28, 2014 at 7:28pm

Sentient - I too read something about children raised by same-sex parents being a bit more empathetic and less bound to rigid gender roles. (And the problem with that is...?)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 28, 2014 at 4:24pm

@ Sentient - now that is a PERFECT example of right wing nutcase logic! Another argument against gay marriage is it wrecks Oscar Wilde's claim that "'Marriage' and 'bigamy' are much the same; both mean having one wife too many."

Comment by Daniel W on August 28, 2014 at 4:13pm
I dont have links, but I have read that same sex marriages tend to be more egalitarian compared to opposite sex marriages. There is a hint of evidence that children raised in same sex parent families, may be more balanced and well socialized too. That will be the next argument against marriage equality. if gay married couples are more mutually supportive, and give their kids a better start in life, that makes "traditional families" look bad, and feel bad, Families are supposed to be dysfunctional, therefore gay marriages threaten "tradional marriages" by setting too high a standard.
Comment by sk8eycat on August 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

I remember as far back as 1967 (and farther) when police in some towns (cities) raided gay bars just for the hell of it. Once in Minneapolis, our company manager had to bail out most of the boys chorus line (and a couple of principal skaters) one day, or we would not have been able to put on a show.  All that was going on, as far as I know, was that the guys were having a drink or two, and meeting some of the "locals."  That was NEVER an actual crime!

 

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