There is a school of thought that a broad victory for marriage equality at the Supreme Court would galvanize the opposition and end up being a setback for the gay rights movement. I disagree. The side that can't afford to win or to lose at the Supreme Court this week is the anti-gay right.
With the single exception of granting asylum to the blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, the Obama administration's record on Christian persecution in China has been one largely of indifference.
I can still tie a clove hitch, but unless BSA enshrines non-discrimination as a "value" of scouting as a start to a large discussion about the place of scouting in the 21st century, I can't be proud of much else for all my years with Akela.
We have truly entered a new era. Prior to the inauguration, the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council condemned any strides forward by the gay community, but now they have waved a magic wand to make our struggles disappear! It is so nice of them!
While President Obama and Secretary Clinton struggled to put out fires ignited by a crude, anti-Muslim video made in California, just minutes from the White House high-profile "holy terrorists" were stoking those same flames with anti-Muslim rhetoric.