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Fear And Clothing: Interview With Cintra Wilson

David Coggins | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Hiring Cintra Wilson was perhaps the best thing to happen to the NY Times since they added color photography. Wilson's sociological insight and wicke...

Whose Gandhi Is He Anyway?

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books
Sandip Roy

I think instead of fighting over Gandhi's "Vaseline and cotton wool memories," India should just levy a Gandhi-tax.

Radical Love: Why Christianity Is A Queer Religion

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

There are many people, both on the right and on the left, who claim that Christianity is incompatible with queerness. I strongly disagree. In fact, I am convinced that Christianity, at its very core, is a queer religion.

Bishops Push Back On Allowing Gay Couples In Housing

Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- U.S. Catholic bishops are urging federal housing officials not to adopt proposed rules that would...

New Bio Reportedly Depicts Gandhi As Bisexual, Racist

Posted 05.28.2011 | World

He is known as a kindly father figure in India, but Mahatma Gandhi was also a racist bisexual who left his wife for a male Jewish bodybuilder, accordi...

The Smith Family Chronicles 5: Betty's Soliloquy

John Shore | Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion
John Shore

And now Betty spends some alone time.

The "Kill the Gays" Bill is Back

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Uganda is one of 83 countries where homosexuality is criminalized. If a proposed bill were to pass, it would become the eighth country where it is punishable by death.

Vatican Says Opponents Of Gays Are Victims, Too

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican official told a United Nations body on Tuesday (March 22) that people who open...

New Report: Catholics More Supportive Of Gay And Lesbian Rights Than General Public, Other Christians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON, DC -- Catholics are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights than the general public and other Christians, according to a new report rele...

Hello, I Am Your Son

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Conservative Evangelical Christian Bob Smith is having one intense day. First he reacted poorly when his daughter Jane revealed to him that she was so...

Crystal Cathedral Founder Says He Doesn't Approve Of Church's Anti-Gay Covenant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller said Wednesday (March 16) he never would have approved a recent...

St. Patrick's Day Parades, Black Church Share History Of Being Anti-Gay

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

St. Patrick's Day has rolled around again, and like previous March 17 celebrations nationwide, its LGBTQ communities are not invited.

The Smith Family Chronicles 3: "You Will Not Take My Daughter From Me!"

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Luckily for Bob, in this, Episode Three, his wife Betty is unarmed. And yet something tells us, in the end, that the bell has tolled for him.

A Sorry Lot, Indeed

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Hoenig

There's an Albert Einstein quote that's making the rounds: "If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

Using Social Media to Receive Responses About the Westboro Supreme Court Decision

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helfenbein

There he is, sitting on an army jeep in a tiny photograph that my grandmother had asked me to enlarge for her. She now has this picture on her wall. T...

The Smith Family Chronicles 2: Jane And Tracy

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

What does it mean to be a young lesbian woman in a close and loving evangelical family? What do you do with your faith? What do the people who deeply love you do with theirs?

Rev. Peter Gomes: The Accidental Gay Advocate

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

Gomes wrote, "To suggest that Sodom and Gomorrah is about homosexual sex is an analysis of about as much worth as suggesting that the story of Jonah and the whale is a treatise on fishing."

Raiding the Closet

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

Seems the closet isn't just for homosexuals who fear societal and familial disapproval anymore. It's also for hypocrites who don't want to lose their soap boxes and megaphones.

Queeries: "Desperately Seeking Sex Online" and "Grandma, I'm Bi"

Steven Petrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven Petrow

Hooking up online is all about first impressions and that's why you need to pay such close attention to your screen name, profile, and photos that you post.

Catholic College Fires Gay Part-Time Professor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — A Catholic college in Philadelphia says it has fired a part-time professor after learning from a post on his blog that he has bee...

Ensign Scandal Reminds Us of the Double Standard Placed on Gays and Lesbians

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

My issue here is not that we do not prosecute our politicians adequately but the double standard that is placed on heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

The Unconscionable 'Right To Conscience'

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Medical care is about treatment, not faith, and about prevention, not religion. The ability for physicians to opt out of treating people is not a "right to conscience", it's unconscionable.

The Smith Family Chronicles: Jane Smith Comes Out To Her Evangelical Father (Episode 1)

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

First episode in the video series, The Smith Family Chronicles.

An Ode to All the Homophobes

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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A Subtle Misunderstanding In Suicide Prevention: The Relationship Between Sexuality And Religion

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

We who are religious would do well to make sure our houses of worship are safe places for young people grappling with their emerging sexuality.