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5 Reasons Franklin Graham Is Once Again the Worst Thing to Happen to God in a While

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Here's the thing, Franklin Graham isn't the voice of Christianity, let alone a stand in for the voice of God. In fact, much of the rest of Christianity has to work overtime because Franklin Graham invests so much energy saying things that make the rest of us who take God seriously shake our heads; which is why Franklin Graham is once again the worst thing to happen to God in a while

Is Sexual Preference a Choice?

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig E. Sherman

If as a society, we accept homosexuality, then naturally, we must afford all individuals with equal rights and privileges, regardless if they freely choose a gay lifestyle or if they are compelled by genetic disposition. So why do we continue to avoid answering the fundamental question in favor of the question of genetics?

Pity the Privileged

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.

Why the Boy Scouts New Policy on Gays Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By allowing the religiously-affiliated troops to still ban gay adults, the BSA is making a religious exemption seem like a reasonable compromise when in fact it is allowing the very people who would discriminate to keep discriminating.

Your Bigotry Threatens Children, Not My Homosexuality

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.

How Scott Walker's Gay-Bashing Blew Up In His Face

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Scott Walker thought he was playing a deft game. But this week it blew up in spectacular fashion as Walker stepped on the Ben Carson third rail and blatantly implied gay men are predators who can't be trusted around children. You'd think in 2015 this kind of blatant defamation would be banished from politics.

Boy Scouts Move Closer To Ending Ban On Gay Adults

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts Of America is one step closer to ending its longstanding ban on gay adults serving as employees and volunteers. The National Executi...

Lifting Ban On Gay Boy Scout Leaders Would Lead To 'Emasculation Of Our Culture,' Right-Wing Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices

LGBT advocacy groups have been quick to praise Boy Scouts National President Robert Gates, who called for an end to his organization's ban on gay adul...

Bill De Blasio: 'Lift The Ban' On Gay Scout Leaders

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage the Boy Scouts of America to lift the group’s ban on gay scout leade...

Boy Scouts President Calls For End To Ban On Gay Adult Members

AP | DAVID CRARY and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on partici...

Boy Scout Finds Eagle Badge Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Jacqueline Edelberg

After 15-year-old David Fite tied the last piece into an expert bowline -- arguably the strongest knot with the least stress to the lead line -- the only thing standing between the boy and his lifelong dream of becoming an Eagle Scout was a rainbow.

Boy Scouts Boot Openly Gay Leader

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.08.2015 | Gay Voices

An openly gay Eagle Scout said he's been axed by the Boy Scouts -- and he believes it's because of his sexual orientation. Brian Peffly, a 35-year...

Amanda Terkel

'They're Just Good People. And That's Kind Of What It's All About, Isn't It?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On this March afternoon, the smell of fried food hits you as soon as you open the doors of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic parish i...

Boy Scouts Chapter Makes History By Hiring Openly Gay Man

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices

In an unprecedented move, the Boy Scouts of America's New York chapter has hired an openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader. The decision t...

After The Boy Scouts Taught This Man 'How To Be Gay,' He Created A New Series

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices

A new web series aims to put a creative spin on the controversy surrounding the Boy Scouts of America's stance on gay participants and other issues. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy 'A Relic Of An Age Of Prejudice'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Boy Scouts of America ban on openly gay adults "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes," Attorney General Eric Holder...

Seattle Church's Support Of Gay Boy Scout Leader Prompts Troop Ban

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the...

Boy Scouts Sever Ties With Seattle Church Over Openly Gay Scoutmaster

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have revoked the charter of Seattle's Rainier Beach United Methodist Church after the parish made headlines for standi...

Church Vows To Stand Behind Ousted Gay Boy Scout Troop Leader

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Officials at a church in Washington state have vowed to stand behind a member who was recently banned from serving as the leader of a local Boy Scout ...

Boy Scouts Removes Gay Troop Leader In Seattle

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

SEATTLE (AP) — The Boys Scouts of America has removed an openly gay troop leader in Seattle, saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. ...

Scout Group Official Won't 'Tolerate' Gays Because They Are 'Intolerant"

Posted 03.14.2014 | Gay Voices

The founder of a controversial anti-gay scouting alternative to the Boy Scouts of America said his youth group will not "tolerate" openly gay members....

Disney Makes Big Move Against Anti-Gay Boy Scouts Policy

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult l...

Only 'Morally Straight' Members Are Allowed In This Boy Scouts Rival Group

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Chatting in the living room one night, Ron Orr gave his 15-year-old son Andrew a choice: He could stick with the ...

Disney World Reportedly Won't Donate To Boy Scouts Over Gay Stance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Walt Disney World has reportedly opted to sever local support of the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's controversial stance on openly gay ...

Boy Scouts Troop Leader Says He'll Refer Gay Scouts To 'Pastoral Counseling' If They Come Out

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The Boy Scouts of America officially began accepting gay youth participants on New Year's Day, but apparently not everyone is embracing the change to ...