The electorate that votes in midterm elections is older and whiter and looks more like the viewership of The O'Reilly Factor than anything that accurately reflects the true racial and ethnic diversity of this country.
I got married last Friday night. Our plan was to go to CVS to pick up prescriptions for my future mother-in-law, but instead we decided to go to the Register of Deeds office in Greensboro, N.C., to get hitched.
What are homophobes to do when their anti-gay rhetoric loses its power? They try a new tactic: God may do nothing, but the gays will hurt you directly! Unprovoked, gays will lash out! Gays are walking time bombs! Gays are murderers! Beware the killer gay!
As marginalized people, we are pushing the boundaries unwilling any longer to accept the repressive status quo. In coalition with other disenfranchised groups and allies, we are refusing to buckle under and to assimilate into a corrupt system.
Protest -- whether about income inequality, bank lending practices, gentrification, LGBT rights, Black Power, immigrant rights, the wearing of animal fur, the list goes on -- is deeply rooted in Bay area culture and history.
So, Jesus is exactly the wrong guy to appeal to as the inspiration for a 21st century version of the personal morality police. And it's kind of sad, really. For a large segment of Christianity, Jesus' lack of moralistic rigor cannot but appear embarrassing.
Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment.
We live in a region that is blessed with such diversity; there are people of so many different races, creeds, and colors. But they all share one thing in common: they truly want better for their community.