It’s lonely being a bigot. The Boy Scouts of America organization found itself scrambling yesterday with the news that two of the big performers for this summer’s Boy Scouts Jamboree have pulled out of the event. Carly Rae Jepsen and the band Train told the BSA that they won’t sing and dance at the Jamboree [...]
If Barack Obama really wanted to do something to help end the shameful discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts, would resign his position as Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America. [...]
The morning after the 2012 elections saw a starkly changed American landscape, changed in a very literal sense as large sections of the North American landmass collapsed into the ocean.
As the dawn rose over the United States of America, it quickly became apparent that the entire states of Maine (where voters approved same-sex marriage [...]
Both Mitt Romney and Richard Mourdock have promoted literal belief in the existence of supernatural beings, who have particular political agendas, and suggested that the U.S. federal government form allegiances with these beings. That choice to mix their literalist religious belief into their political campaigns has led them into cruelty and nonsense. [...]
It would be nice if the initiative in Minnesota were voted down, and the other initiatives were approved, but such a result would not be ideal. The legal rights of American citizens shouldn’t be approved or discarded by voters. They’re constitutionally established, not a matter for popular referenda. [...]
Some things change with the passage of time, but much remains the same.
Seven years ago today, President George W. Bush spoke before a national Boy Scout Jamboree, praising its practice of kicking out Boy Scouts when it finds out they are gay or don’t believe in God. This week, eagle scouts from across the [...]
Women have caused Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley a pain. Lisa Wangsness reports:
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, said Wednesday that he is worried and saddened that the controversy over the Vatican’s rebuke of a US nuns’ group may have fostered a perception the church is inhospitable to women.
“It’s a [...]
The June 2012 protest calendar of World Can’t Wait is empty. The June 2012 protest calendar of United for Peace and Justice is empty. The June 2012 events list for the ANSWER Coalition consists of nothing but screenings and internal discussion events. These organizations no longer appear to be the vanguard of social movement activity [...]
On May 9 of 2012, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Amendment 1096 to H.R. 5326, shortly before H.R. 5326 itself passed the House. Amendment 1096, introduced by Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, forbids the President from directing the Department of Justice to oppose the Defense of Marriage Act in court. A vote for [...]
It’s a nice thing that prominent individual Democrats are now indicating some openness to marriage equality. Such expressions aren’t what matter in the end, however. It’s the law that makes the difference. [...]
Shorter University students will carry with them an association with bigotry and intolerance. Diplomas from such an institution of education will qualify Shorter graduates to work for small range of employers within a small ideological territory. Who will want to graduate with that kind of handicap? [...]