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Bigotry, the Bible, and religious freedom

Those following the “religious freedom” issue in Indiana and elsewhere should not miss Frank Bruni’s column today in the New York Times — “Bigotry, the Bible and the Lessons of […]

Enough about Phil Robertson

I‘m still scratching my head over the ongoing Phil Robertson uproar. The star of TV’s “Duck Dynasty” made some blunt, tasteless, ignorant remarks about gays several days ago. And the […]

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, Prop 8

Great happiness today among supporters of same-sex marriage, and I am very happy for them. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was declared unconstitutional in that it defined marriage as […]

What to do about Westboro Baptist Church

Unless you live in a cave, and even if you do, you’ve probably heard of the despicable Westboro Baptist Church whose members picket funerals with hateful, cruel homophobic signs. And […]

Marriage: yours, mine, and theirs

On CNN’s “State of the Union” this morning, Candy Crowley pressed GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on the issue of same-sex marriage. She was polite and respectful, but insistent. The […]

California finally gets it right

Yesterday a California court overturned the state’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage. A huge victory for equal rights, nondiscrimination, and tolerance. You do support equal rights, don’t you? You do […]

But Mr. President, you promised

What ever happened to President Obama’s sweeping campaign statements about eliminating “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military? Since the election, we’ve heard nothing from him on the subject. What […]

What really beat Adam Lambert?

Kris Allen won “American Idol” tonight. Good for him. If you want all the details, check the AP story. It seems likely that a lot of third-place finisher Danny Gokey’s […]

Warning: Polygamy follows gay marriage

Clearly it’s still too early in the morning. I’m only half through my first cup of coffee and I’m still having to force my eyes to focus. Therefore, it doesn’t […]

Rick Warren is for the birds

Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren, Barack Obama’s controversial choice to deliver the invocation at the January 20 Inaugural, decided recently to get cute with an ABC reporter. Explaining his politics to […]