Category Archives: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues

Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Gay Boys, But Not Adults

Ron writes: So National Council passed – 62:38 – a resolution stating that a youth who openly proclaims themselves as homosexual cannot be denied membership in a unit solely on that ground. 1) This actually goes beyond “local option”. Regardless … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose The Petition To Have Orson Scott Card Canned By DC Comics

So DC comics has hired Orson Scott Card, a famous sci-fi author, to write a couple of issues of Superman. Orson Scott Card is also an activist who has said that “gay rights is a collective delusion,” and has called … Continue reading

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Quote: Being Told You’re Innately Defective Is A Form Of Abuse

“People who are told repeatedly that they are innately defective are being abused and traumatized. The cost of conversion therapy to gay men and lesbians may be nothing less than emotional devastation. They may spend years recovering from the trauma … Continue reading

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Professor Regnerus’ Study Seems Deceptive About His Funding Source’s Participation

[Cross-posted on Family Scholars Blog] In his post earlier tonight, Brad Wilcox writes that I “asked about [his] affiliation with the Witherspoon Institute.” The reason I emailed Brad was that I had grown curious about an issue that lgbt-rights blogger … Continue reading

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California Outlaws Therapy To “Cure” Homosexuality In Kids

California is now the first state to outlaw “conversion therapy” — treatments intended to “cure” homosexuality — when practiced on minors. (You can read the bill here). The future of the bill is up in the air, since several right-wing … Continue reading

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Rod Dreher’s Claims of Special Treatment for Homosexuality are False

[This is a response to this post by my friend Elizabeth on Family Scholars.] Far from asking good questions, Rod Dreher’s blog post about the Regnerus study asked leading questions with ugly and false implications. In particular, Dreher claims — … Continue reading

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New Mexico Court Says Photographers Are Legally Required To Photograph Same-Sex Commitment Ceremonies

I wanted to comment briefly on Elane Photography vs Willock. The case is pretty simple. Vanessa Willock emailed Elane Photography asking if they’d photograph her and her partner’s same-sex commitment ceremony (New Mexico law doesn’t recognize gay marriages). Elaine Huguenin … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

From the First Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling finding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional: “A second rationale of a [put forth in justification of DOMA] is to support child-rearing in the context of stable marriage. The evidence as to child … Continue reading

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God, Homosexuality, Sex, And Dignity

[Another outtake from my correspondence with "Linus." I've edited it somewhat, so it is not identical to the email I originally sent Linus.] Can someone believe that God is against people having homosexual sex, and still treat lesbian and gay … Continue reading

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Slavery, Homosexuality, And The Decision To Interpret The Bible’s Meaning Generously

(This is part of an email I recently wrote to a thoughtful Christian acquaintance, who I shall call “Linus.” Obviously, our discussion was set off by Dan Savages recent remarks. My thanks to Linus for his kind permission to include … Continue reading

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