New York same-sex marriages began this Monday, July 25, a day after local clerks in New York State started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. How did God punish New York? With weather, of course. Christian conservatives have declared over and over that God will punish societies that endorse gay and lesbian relationships with nasty weather disasters.
In March of 2009, Christian evangelist David Wilkerson shared a message from the Holy Spirit, reiterating an old prophecy of flaming American doom that was “about to happen” thanks to (yes) the gays:
I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends [...]
Fundamentalist Christian media presence Cindy Jacobs has a theory that attempts to explain recent reports of massive bird deaths:
There are actually some patterns you can see where a nation will make a decision that is contrary to the principles of God, and after that there is some kind of answer that God gives, being [...]
If you’re looking to improve your social environment, come out.
I’m not just talking about revealing your sexual orientation, although clearly that applies. If you’re a member of a religious minority, let it be known. If you have an unusual political stance, share it. The results can not only free up your interpersonal relationships, but [...]
Of all the names in the hundreds of races for congressional seats this year, my favorite is Merlin Froyd, Republican candidate running against Howard Berman in California district 28. It’s such an evocative name, isn’t it? When I say “Merlin Froyd,” I think of a nervous acolyte being seized about the collar by a wizard [...]
President Barack Obama’s feckless indifference to keeping his promises shows the weakness of relying upon just one person in power to make policy change happen. In the spring of 2009, Obama moved to halt repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that violates equal protection and federalist clauses of the Constitution by setting [...]
“I don’t think it’s proper to watch a couple of grown men grind against each other,” said the landlord for two gay bars.
We already know that Carl Paladino sought the endorsement of the theocratic extremist Yehuda Levin in his run for Governor of New York State. We already know that as part of the endorsement deal, Carl Paladino read from a script written for him by Yehuda Levin. And we have learned of Yehuda Levin’s declarations that [...]
Lost in the kerfuffle about Carl Paladino’s anti-gay remarks is the reason he gave them in the first place. Carl Paladino, the Republican Party nominee for Governor of New York State, delivered virulently anti-gay remarks in New York City as part of a deal to receive an endorsement from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the founder and [...]