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Love in the Mist of Petrified Trees

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

I am one of the fortunate ones. I have never been to war or singed with its insanity. When I see my government voluntarily send our citizens into battle without truth, on rationales that obviously lie to our faces, I want to raise my scream to the biosphere.

Gary Oldman Doesn't Get Free Speech

James Peron | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
James Peron

Just because there are negative consequences to saying offensive, stupid or bigoted things, it doesn't mean First Amendment rights are under threat. It just means you can't have your cake and eat it too.

Rick Perry, This Is What Happens When People Are Forced to Live in the Closet

Juliet Jeske | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Juliet Jeske

Rick, do you ever wonder what happens to gay men and women when they try to force themselves to live a lie? Well Rick, I've got news for you. Most mixed orientation marriages end catastrophically, with both partners greatly damaged. I was in one of those marriages.

An Open Letter to Florida's Attorney General

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Simply put, we homosexuals are faced with the greatest civil rights battle of our time. Although we have not completely mastered the idea of equal rights among women and minorities, our battle to be recognized as human beings and citizens of this country has just started.

A Bridge Over Troubled Streets

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

There is a busy street just on the edge of downtown Los Angeles that is becoming well known. Not because of its manicured trees and landscaping, since there are very few trees. Not because of its high-end boutique shopping stores, since there are none.

Questions I Would Ask

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

As the school year ends for all levels of education, I want to put forward one final quiz especially for our high school and college students to answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, just move quickly to the next one.

Is Every Christian Who's Against Gay Marriage Necessarily a Bigot?

John Shore | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
John Shore

The call of today's anti-gay Christians is "Stop calling us bigots, everyone! Just because we believe what the Bible says about homosexuality does not make us bigots!" So let's think about that.

What People Think Of NBA Owner's Ideas On Bigotry

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

Mark Cuban's mouth has gotten him in trouble before. The Dallas Mavericks owner is known for voicing his opinions, and after being heavily criticiz...

It's Official: The Tea Party Is Now the Republican Party

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The first big warning sign that the lines were fast becoming blurred between the tea party and the GOP establishment was last year's partial government shutdown and the GOP saber rattle over the debt ceiling raise.

Draw Your Weapon

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

A friend on Facebook last weekend posted a provocative meme by Ricky Gervais that said, "Blasphemy: a law to protect an all-powerful, supernatural de...

Immigration Is Down, but the Latino Population Is Still Surging

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Not so long ago, life was easy for xenophobes. But as the Latino population grows at a faster rate than the immigrant population, Hispanics are now more likely to be born and raised in America, as full-blooded American citizens.

10 Names for Me That I Find Offensive, Incorrect, Bigoted, Sexist and Just Plain Wrong!

David Toussaint | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Calling me a boy implies that I am either immature or some kind of sexual plaything, and not at the same intellectual level as a man. There's a demeaning hierarchy in motion.

Hirsi Ali: Telling a Critic From an Islamophobe

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

There is a difference between critiquing Islam and spreading irrational fear of Muslims. There is a difference between intellectually commenting on a religion and inciting hatred of its adherents.

Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

Hate the Gays, Hate the Capitalists

James Peron | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Mississippi, a state that tends to be at the bottom of every index of states -- where bottom is not good -- has passed a misnamed Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Like most government legislation, the name has nothing to do with its actual intent.

A Letter to Donald Sterling, the Loneliest Man in L.A. (And Why We Can No Longer Accept His Money)

Jonathan Zeichner | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Zeichner

As someone who has accepted your funding in good faith, I want you to know that I find your remarks to be utterly repugnant and I denounce them. I'm doing so publicly because you have been publishing my photo under yours for several years, and I'd like you to stop.

Beware of Those Who Do Things 'For the Children'

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

Are opponents of same-sex marriage really concerned about children's welfare? If so, why do they not oppose convicted murderers, drug addicts, homeless folks, and even those those convicted of child abuse getting married and having children?

Archbishop Slings Bigotry at Atheists

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a recent radio interview, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila compared Colorado's "godlessness" to Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia and said it portend...

Florida Lawmakers Ambush Education

Ghazala Salam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Ghazala Salam

Today, over 400,000 American Muslims constituents across the State of Florida are fighting a decisive battle against ignorance, intolerance and indifference in the Florida State Legislature. Sen. Hays has placed a special burden on our legislators to negotiate complex issues brought on by SB 864.

The People Christians Are Allowed to Hate

Angela Jamene | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

It's hard. It takes work, and it takes a lot of practice. Loving everyone is no small goal. It's a priority though, it has to be.

When Is Tolerance Intolerable?

James Peron | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Some of the most irrational arguments I've run across in the debate on marriage equality are 1) the claim that equality supporters are being intolerant, and 2) what is happening is just a 'difference of opinion.'

The Last Time I Saw Fred Phelps: Inside the WBC

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Susan Kraus

The last time I saw Fred Phelps was last year when I attended services a few times at the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka. No, I am not a religious bigot in search of like-minded souls. I went for research.

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

Discrimination Isn't Part of Religious Freedom. Never Was. Still Isn't.

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The mindset behind this recent wave of legislation hasn't changed a bit; only the targets. This time it's gay men and women. But what has truly evolved is that these appeals to our most parochial and tribal instincts are now cloaking themselves in religion.

The Story of the Woman-Bashing Meme

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Varda Epstein

Here's a funny thing about politics: people assume that "right-wing conservative" translates to gun-toting, anti-abortion, intolerant, bigoted, sexist homophobe