Hobby Lobby and the Taliban, Religious Leaders Now Ask for LGBT Exemption

By |July 3rd, 2014|

Hobby Lobby and the Taliban, religious leaders jump on Supreme Court decision to get LGBT exemption in hiring. IT REALLY doesn't matter the brand of conservative fundamentalism, traditional religiosity makes sweeping assumptions about what God deems the laws of faith approve. In the hands of men "doing Gods work," with women supporting and [...]

Hillary’s “Radical Candor” Annoys Terry Gross

By |June 13th, 2014|

Terry Gross goes in with an agenda in Hillary Clinton interview and it does not go well for the NPR "Fresh Air" host. Original image by Diana Walker for Time, via Texts from Hillary on Tumblr. "I'm going to say what I know, what I believe, and let the chips fall where they [...]

VA. Republicans in Control, McAuliffe in Tough Spot

By |June 10th, 2014|

With no allies in power in the Capitol, McAuliffe will have to sidestep a recalcitrant legislature, perhaps by turning to executive orders, to achieve his priorities, which, aside from expanding Medicaid, include job creation and expanding abortion rights and gay rights. [Washington Post] VA. Republicans now have the power to thwart Gov. McAuliffe's agenda.Photo [...]

Michael Sam Draft Euphoria Reveals Ignorance & Homophobia, But Also Support

By |May 12th, 2014|

Michael Sam kisses boyfriend after St. Louis Rams drafts him, a NFL furor erupts over the image, with players tweeting criticisms. Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones also expressed his disapproval, tweeting "horrible" and "OMG" after the kiss was aired. He has since deleted those comments. [CNN] IT'S A scandal! The first openly gay [...]

Andrew Sullivan is Wrong: Mozilla Decision About Human Rights and Corporate Identity

By |April 4th, 2014|

Mozilla's reaction to OKCupid was not about Brendan Eich's $1000. Prop 8 established the human rights of marriage for all. The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists. - Andrew Sullivan AS SOMEONE who [...]

OKCupid Takes Out Mozilla’s Anti-Gay Brendan Eich

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Anti-gay Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich is out, taken down by a dating site that promotes love for all. graphic via Mashable The tipping point, however, appeared to come on Monday when OkCupid posted a notice to anyone using Firefox, a Mozilla product, urging them to switch browsers. "Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, is [...]

The Coming Reincarnation of Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps

By |March 20th, 2014|

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is dead, a man who spent his public life in cruel acts lacking mercy. Photo via Twitter IF THERE is anyone in the public eye, particularly in religious circles, who has behaved more reprehensibly than Fred Phelps, I can't name him or her. His life is a [...]

And The Oscar Should Go To… with a Side of Academy Awards Dish

By |March 2nd, 2014|

The Oscars... buzz... who should win, and who shouldn't have been nominated in the first place. "The Oscars are basically to supply correct answers for future trivia questions." - A.O. Scott, New York Times film critic (on "Morning Joe") The Oscar and the Academy Awards make a mistake in not honoring great [...]

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill Because…

By |February 27th, 2014|

With the threat of the NFL pulling the Super Bowl from Phoenix, Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer does the right thing and vetoes anti-gay discrimination bill. Photo via Rush Limbaugh's website. I happened to say that the governor of Arizona is being bullied. Is there any doubt she's being bullied? And yet this was [...]

Judge Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Texas

By |February 26th, 2014|

Governor Rick Perry doesn't understand the constitution. THERE IS nothing like a Republican who wants to be president, enter Governor Rick Perry, talking about marriage equality to reveal what Republicans think about the constitution. That it is meant to discriminate against people instead of provide protection from voters who want to rob people [...]