As a priest and pastor, I believe in the biblical promise that "the truth will set us free." And the truth is that continuing to discriminate against the marriages of some Americans undermines the liberty of all Americans.
While other symbols have waxed and waned in popularity, the rainbow flag certainly has staying power. Above and beyond the radical origins of the flag, however, one force more than all others has worked to cement the rainbow flag as the symbol for the gay rights movement: capitalism.
The NFL should recognize that the degrees of separation between overt bigotry and unconscious biases may be few, and the effects equally harmful. If a team failed to draft Sam based on his sexual orientation, the team discriminated against him and should consider the rightness of its actions.
If good acting is dependent on accepting & accessing the quirks, quarrels and quests of a performer's own life, Act Out suggests that there is no greater well to draw from than members of the LBGT community.
The Normal Heart may have educated us on how events unfolded when the virus first became known but, as one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, amfAR celebrates its success in funding more than 3,300 grants to researchers around the world working to find a cure.
I have a dream that one day we will live in a more enlightened nation, in which all will be respectfully treated -- even those who "make us" feel discomfort.I have a dream that one day we will live in a world, in which all will be offered acceptance -- even those whom we do not understand.
Why not start with any of the sins Jesus mentioned in the Sermon on the Mount, like divorce? Over one million people in this country get divorced for non-Biblical reasons and that affects a lot more people than homosexual behavior.
In this age where sexting is considered foreplay, is there anyone who hasn't snapped a scandalous selfie and sent it out into the Internet ether? Seems to me that the only difference between those people and your boo is that he was smart enough to get paid for it!
The newly merged and rebranded BOOM!Health organization will serve over 8,000 New Yorkers and will become one of the most comprehensive community-based service providers in the United States led by people of color.
With the increase in homophobic crimes, I sense a rightfully defensive gay community. But let's back off on the offense, especially toward one another. If our hands are busy tearing each other down, how can we link arms and unite as one?
Romney didn't lose because of a tropical storm. The great majority of voters had already made up their minds by then. Romney also didn't lose due to a lack of campaign funds, the (mythical) liberal media, or because America just doesn't like rich people.
The line I saw last night at a Chick-Fil-A in Tucson touched me like a banner of unwelcome, like a vigilante caravan of people who could hardly wait for the opportunity to openly express their belief that I am an enemy to be conquered.