In a rather typical fit of hyperbole, Rev. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention took some new swipes at the LGBT community. When it comes to Land's morality, there is no "live and let live philosophy" in operation.
I could hear the pain of abandonment in EricJames Borges' voice as he spoke about growing up in a deeply religious -- and deeply prejudiced -- home. This appears to be a common thread among every gay suicide I've had to ponder.
As more religious communities recognize the existence and humanity of LGBT people, they are forced to engage in the sort of critical thought and introspection that makes religion worthwhile in the first place. This is a good thing.
Your daughter and her new girlfriend have joined you and your extended family for a holiday feast. You're thrilled, but your favorite uncle starts grumbling. Whenever he makes one of the following claims, just respond like this...