11 Jun 2007

More on Self-Loathing

As you may know, I’ve been very concerned about the lack of political activism regarding full and equal civil and sacramental rights for LGBT people, and the reaons for that seeming studied detachment from the only activism that will ever ensure those rights.  As I’ve written before, I believe that

09 Jun 2007

The Gullibility of the American Electorate

I’m in the midst of reading one of the volumes of the biography of Winston Churchill by William Manchester called “The Last Lion.”  As recorded by Manchester, the British people at that time were very much concerned, not with personality, but with political issues as they impacted Britain and its

05 Jun 2007

Incrementalism is No Solution

A questionnaire was submitted by the Human Rights Campaign to Democrats running for President.  The following is part of an article dealing with the responses to that questionnaire: “Kucinich was the only candidate to support same-sex marriage.  “Each of the seven said they supported civil unions. They also said they

01 Jun 2007

Don’t Count On “Liberals” or Democrats

‘If there’s a deep moral conviction that gay marriage is wrong, if a majority of Americans believe on principle that marriage is an institution for men and women, I’m not at all sure he [Barack Obama] shares that view, but he’s not an in-your-face type,’ Cass Sunstein, a colleague of

27 May 2007

The Organized Church’s Complicity in Evil and Sin

The Bible tells us that “pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a falll” (Proverbs 16:18), and no better is this truth seen than in this following article by Sr. Joan Chittister, sent to me by Bishop Leland Somers.  Part of this article that deals with the ravages

15 May 2007

Jerry Falwell Dead

Jerry Falwell died this morning at age 73.  “…I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked….” (Ezekiel 33:11)  I take no pleasure in anyone’s death.  There will be countless eulogies about Jerry Falwell in the coming days; I have no doubt that Larry King will have a retrospective

14 May 2007

Pride Parades Should Be Turned Into Activism

“The firing of “JV” and “Elvis”, announced Saturday by WFNY comes three weeks after the pair were suspended when Chinese Americans expressed their outrage.” “At one point, said GLAAD Sr. Director of Media Programs, Rashad Robinson, a receptionist hung up on a GLAAD senior staff member and told him to

10 May 2007

The pathology of the gay conservative

To “conserve” in the political sense, means to adhere to traditions of fiscal responsibility and seek to minimizie the government’s intrusion or encroachment on individual rights!  If that is what we meant in today’s U.S. by “conservative,” that would be a perfectly understandable political position for a rational Gay person