Recently, 18-year-old Constance McMillen has become the target of discrimination. She intended to go to her prom dressed in a tuxedo with her girlfriend as her date. The very religious school officials consider same-gender relations to be a sin and as such Superintendent Teresa McNeece told McMillen that she could not come with her female date. If they showed up they would be “ejected.”
McMillen contacted her local ACLU who notified the school that this kind of discrimination was… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on March 12, 2010 at 2:14pm —
Playwright Edgar Oliver just did a bit for The Moth
called The Apron Strings of Savannah. He's my new temporary Personal Savior, making him just Christmassy enough, and very, very Xistlesslistlessnessmassy.
Edgar Christmas 1
Kiki & Herb * Fox in the Snow
Wade Denning * Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on December 20, 2009 at 6:47am —
Before anyone completely flies off the handle at me, I support the Gay and Lesbian community. I have no problem with gay marriage, gay rights, or gay adoption, in fact I encourage it ESPECIALLY gay adoption. There are so many children in this world who need a family who can provide them with love and good home and I disagree with anybody who wants to deny a child a family based off something as trivial as sexual preference.
This post is basically asking others opinions of the idea… Continue
Added by Courtney King on December 10, 2009 at 10:37am —
Hey, AN, here's a post I wrote yesterday at Good Reason News. Please feel free to visit me there and leave comments, if'n that's what you're into.
I've laid out my argument for gay marriage several times before
, but to succinctly review what I've said, I maintain that since homosexuality is not a mental disorder
, that… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on November 11, 2009 at 7:30pm —
This is sick and it needs to stop. What am I talking about? The nasty, vile, infectious, bitter, hate-mongering that is spreading itself around our country in the form of anti-gay marriage legislation. I don't care if I sound like I am exaggerating, because this is honestly how I feel about it. As a group we clearly skew left, but we all have seen on this site conservative atheists (maybe you are conservative- hello!). However, I have never encountered anyone here who does not support gay… Continue
Added by Christy Gonzalez on November 5, 2009 at 7:51pm —
DETROIT - Metro Detroit pet owners brought their animals to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Sunday so they can be blessed.
Pastors and the Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS were on hand to bless all different kinds of animals including a calf and chickens.
Many churches across the country blessed animals as a tribute to St. Francis of Assissi, who is regarded as the patron saint of… Continue
Added by Zarathustra on October 12, 2009 at 10:11am —
Don't know whether I told the one man and a dog that read this occasional blog, but I've set up a Yahoo! discussion group called Gaytheist. Sounds a bit like "Gay theist", I know, but we brainstormed the name and this seemed the best for a bunch of gay (and gay-friendly straight) freethinkers/secularists/atheists. There's precedent, in that there are one of two groups and/or blogs with "Gaytheist" in their name. And the rhyme with "atheist" probably overcomes the suggestion of a gay God… Continue
Added by Andy Armitage on August 31, 2009 at 10:55am —
While perusing this 'ere site I've seen many posts and blogs discussing 'coming out' as an atheist. Initially I was a tad miffed by this. I knew that the situation in other parts of the world was much worse than it is here but I don't think I realised quite how ghastly it actually is.
I saw references to coming out as atheist and thought, 'You what? Coming out as gay was a big step, and came after much stalling, self-doubt and soul searching. It was a very big, and hard, step to… Continue
Added by Dave P on July 11, 2009 at 3:22pm —
Yet again, in the fight against
Those of us whose family tree actually branched
The Lights are on and Nobody’s Home
Those of use who don't wear stripes and plaid
Stem Cell Research
Cell phone research
"Is it in?" research
Added by Rick on June 24, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Huffington Post: KRXQ Sacramento Radio Hosts Encourage Violence Against Transgender Children
Even by the flexible moral, ethical, and professional standards of American talk radio, the May 28th segment of KRXQ 98.5 FM Sacramento's Rob, Arnie, & Dawn in the… Continue
Added by George on June 5, 2009 at 12:10am —
Obama's declaring it LGBT month, Cheney's calling fo gay marriage, I'm blogging about it...:
Added by Billy Deaton on June 2, 2009 at 11:32pm —
n the last week, California has seen two violations of human rights. The first being the California Supreme Court upholding Prop 8, and the other in San Diego County where a families right to assemble for a bible study has been violated. (I know Im shocked I am defending them too.. but they have that right)
So here is my question... Which Constitution has the last say? A States Constitution? or the US Constitution?
Naturally I make my argument in my blog:… Continue
Added by Woody Bass on May 31, 2009 at 6:46pm —
Today, I am ashamed to be a Californian.
Today, our courts did not have the bravery to ensure equality for all citizens.
Today, the court made me complacent in a crime to which we will be held accountable by the next generation.
Today, the California Supreme Court returned the institution of marriage back to its stone-aged meaning, turning straight women into heifers.
Today, the court tore apart all Californian’s First… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 27, 2009 at 2:01am —
As a gay person I would have felt at home in ancient Greece, but as an atheist I would have been arrested and forced to drink hemlock or something. In present day China, I would have felt at home as an atheist, but then the communist party thinks homosexuality is a Western perversion that has somehow penetrated China, an undesirable import the cultural revolution failed to eradicate. Actually, I'm not the ultimate outsider. The ultimate outsider is this: gay, atheist, black, female, overweight,… Continue
Added by Manny Espinola on May 23, 2009 at 11:30am —
Lone Bigot Marian Barry
“There is a difference between civil rights and sacred rights.” – Bishop Harry Jackson
Washington D.C. City Council voted to recognize the same-sex marriages performed in other states. Twelve council members voted to ensure equality for all of their citizens and one voted in favor of letting his religious beliefs trump his duty to all of his constituents.
The lone dogmatist on the city council was… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 6, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Added by NH Baritone on May 3, 2009 at 11:00am —
If you attended 2009 American Atheist Convention, you were obviously moved by the incredible speech of Nate Phelps. If you are not familiar with Nate, he is the estranged son of the Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps (Godhatesfags.com).
I am honored to annouce that Nate has chosen… Continue
Added by Richard Haynes on April 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
Vermont Legislature Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Legislature on Tuesday overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry, mustering one more vote than needed to preserve the measure.
The step makes Vermont the first state to allow same-sex marriage through legislative action instead of a court ruling. The law goes into effect… Continue
Added by cj the cynic on April 7, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Iowa Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage
DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa's Supreme Court legalized gay marriage Friday in a unanimous and emphatic decision that makes Iowa the third state — and first in the nation's heartland — to allow same-sex couples to wed.
Iowa joins only Massachusetts and Connecticut in permitting same-sex marriage. For six months last year, California's… Continue
Added by cj the cynic on April 3, 2009 at 6:14pm —
The Times of Harvey Milk
is one of my favorite documentaries. It details the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to a major US office. Milk was a gay rights activist, a populist politician, and a great person. Even learning about him today, I can tell that he was a kind, generous man with a passion for inspiring his fellow humans. He called himself the "Mayor of Castro Street", and he was without a doubt the first person to give a voice to the many oppressed gays… Continue
Added by cj the cynic on April 2, 2009 at 7:41pm —