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What Does The Bible Really Say About Homosexuality?

David Lose | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
David Lose

There are really only seven passages in the Bible that refer directly to homosexual behavior, and none of them are associated with Jesus.

Religious Leaders Want To Block Ricky Martin From Entering Honduras

Posted 12.03.2011 | Latino Voices

An ecumenical group of religious leaders have demanded that the Honduran government deny a visa to Ricky Martin, arguing that he represents a bad mora...

Twitter Is No Place for #NoHomo

Catherine Ventura | Posted 12.03.2011 | Media
Catherine Ventura

Twitter needs to address homophobic hate speech and acknowledge that by allowing it to be featured in Trending lists, they are in effect endorsing it, adding fuel to the fire, and implicitly inviting users to pile on and repeat the derogatory words or phrases.

Review: Rimbaud in Java, The Lost Voyage

Jan McGirk | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
Jan McGirk

Equal parts lit crit, biography, linguistic anthropology and social history, Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage examines the remaining mysteries about Arthur Rimbaud as a fugitive from justice.

The Millionaire Matchmaker Mouths Off

Danny Groner | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Privately, Patti Stanger has free reign to share with her clients generalized observations about particular communities stemming from years of experience. However, when broadcast on TV, those same comments come across as uncalled for -- and unfair -- stereotypes.

The Struggle For Equal Rights In America

Scott Pasfield | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Scott Pasfield

One night four years ago, I became obsessed by the idea that if I could meet a gay man, couple or family from every state, photograph them and tell their stories, I could make a book that would change hearts and minds.

Party Drugs, Perfect Dates, And Showers? Welcome to the Gayborhood in Black Rock City

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

I set out curiously to find out what exactly happens inside the tents of the gay camps at Burning Man. I wondered if I had what it takes to go a week without showering. "What?" Brenden asked. "Trust me, the gays bring showers."

Chaz Bono Joins Dancing With the Stars: Will This Impact the Public's Perception of the Transgender Community?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Will Chaz Bono's gig on Dancing with the Stars offend some people? Most definitely. What's more important is the courage that Chaz lends and will continue to lend to others who haven't yet gained the courage to be themselves.

The Problem With Post-Gay

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 10.26.2011 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

"Professional gay" is in some ways just as restricting as the overarching "gay." Still, I'm not stupid enough to refer to myself as "post-gay." The label comes off ungrateful, at best, and plain ignorant, at worst.

Film Depicting Iranian Teen Lesbians Meets 'Hostile' Reaction

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Iranian filmmaker Maryan Keshavarz's new film, Circumstance, chronicles the lives of two sixteen-year-old girls navigating a lesbian relationship in I...

Conan the Barbarian vs. Marcus Bachmann (in 3D)

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.15.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

CONAN: I was born a barbarian, on the battlefield. BACHMANN: Nobody is born a barbarian. It's a lifestyle choice. You've just been confused by popular culture into thinking being a barbarian is acceptable.

Gay Americans And American Freedom

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

The discourse of "sin" has no place in the political culture of a liberal democracy. Such discourse lends support to the historical fiction of America as a "Christian nation," and limits morality as the special province of the religious.

When LGBT Supporters Get It Wrong

Adam Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Adam Hamilton

This year, change.org had a petition drive to protest Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz' plans to speak on leadership at Willow Creek, which was described as having a "long history of anti-gay persecution."

Because They Are Not Gay! What 'Forcing' Bert And Ernie To Get Married Teaches Us About Homophobia

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

Bert and Ernie are just friends. I know that because the producers of Sesame Street told me so. Does the gay rights movement really want to be seen as forcing two men to get married irrespective of their actual say in the matter?

WATCH: Ricky Martin Speaks About His Sexuality

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin sold more than 60 million albums during his run at the top of the charts in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits su...

HuffPost Religion Roundup: July 31 - Aug 7

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.07.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Moral Debt, Prayer, Abortion, Evolution, Homosexuality, Scripture, Wisdom, and Gabby Giffords -- it has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

I'm With Stupid: Pride (In the Name of Heterosexual Love)

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.05.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I'm fully aware that more than a few people out there will heartily disagree with the following statement, but it's something I've felt for a while no...

Baptists And Sexuality: A Time Of Ferment?

Rev. Cody J. Sanders | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Cody J. Sanders

Baptists have been talking a lot about sexuality lately. And for once, I'm slightly more hopeful and impressed than I am frightened and appalled. Though, the messages are still mixed.

Sexual Anarchy and Other Worries

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

We can stand for love and responsible relationships, in all its shapes and sizes, as a positive moral force, or risk losing the gains of the past half-century to fear and control.

WATCH: Funny Or Die Spoofs The Bachmanns

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.18.2011 | Comedy

Despite his wife's very public anti-homosexual stance, Marcus Bachmann has been setting off a few comedians' gaydar as of late. Both the gay repre...

Michele and Marcus Bachmann on Homosexuality (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 09.18.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

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Reading The Pictures: Marcus Bachmann Looking Gay?

Michael Shaw | Posted 09.17.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-07-18-mb.png Has Dr. Bachmann, in his and his wife's vitriol toward homosexuality, brought this flamboyant visual upon himself?

Play Based On Proposition 8 To Be On Broadway

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A new play about the battle over same-sex marriage in California by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Milk" is slated for a one-night-onl...

Can Michele Bachmann Save Me?

Michael Kimmel | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Michael Kimmel

You might think that sexual orientation is a bit more intractable than simply making a choice, like deciding whether to wear black shoes or brown shoes with my new suit. And like an answer to my prayers, there's presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

Michele Bachmann Counseling Clinic Encouraged Male Seahorses to Go Straight

Spencer Green | Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The counseling clinic run by Republican Presidential contender Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus, reportedly advised male seahorses to convert from gay to straight.