An American fundamentalist group has a strategic choice to make between an influential National Prayer Breakfast each February in Washington, or its Anti-Homosexuality Bill becoming law in Uganda. It cannot have both.
I think Jesus would find it unacceptable that most of our Christian institutions (and our government) create policies about sexual behavior rather than the kinds of behaviors He talked about in the Sermon on the Mount.
The UN has a remarkable track record of doing virtually nothing when presented with mass killings or genocide. That record continues with last weeks amended resolution on extrajudicial killings of certain groups.
Even without a causal link established between homosexuality and population management, the obvious reduction in population growth attributable to homosexuality by itself indubitably works to preserve the species.
There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.
One aspect of coming to terms with your own homosexuality is learning about gay culture. I recently got a chance to meet someone who reminded me of this again: Rudolph Brazda, the last known survivor of the Pink Triangles.
Diplomatic immunity apparently doesn't cover brutal murders, not even for a Saudi prince. This was shown by a London jury's conviction this week of a Saudi King's grandson, arrested for murdering a servant described as his lover.
You can define homophobia when you point to the words used to condemn and ridicule gay people. You can see it. You can understand it. And you may even feel it. But do you know what it means to be robbed of an imagination?
As an orthodox Rabbi who reveres the Bible I do not deny the Biblical prohibition on male same-sex relationships. Rather, I place it in context. Does not the same Bible also say, "It is not good for man to be alone?"