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At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Premieres in the Hamptons
Author, 'Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics'
Introducing the latest in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, to an East Hampton audience that included Rudy Giuliani, Lorne Michaels, Matt Lauer, Gayle King, Dan Abrams, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, who plays it straight as CIA boss Allen Hunley.
An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Regarding His Views on Homosexuality
Warren J. Blumenfeld
Frank, you have plenty of anti-gay people besides Putin to admire. And don't worry: Marriage for same-sex couples remains illegal in 33 U.S. states and most countries across the planet, and anti-LGBT attitudes and statutes are alive and well in our country and abroad.
Clergy Bully From The Pulpit
Warren J. Blumenfeld
Next time we want simply to dismiss Charles Worley, Sean Harris, Fred Phelps, and other "extremists" as "just a bunch of crazy fanatics," let us investigate the fuller picture by addressing where these attitudes and behaviors stem from.
How Pastor Charles Worley Left Me Fearing For My Safety
English teacher, blogger, and freelance reviewer
While the most recent call to violence from a pulpit, courtesy of pastor Charles Worley, is just another example of a fundamentalist's misinterpretation and exploitation of scripture, it is threatening and poses a legitimate risk for me and other members of the LGBT community.
WATCH: How To Deal With Homophobic Religious Extremists
Writer, blogger and speaker
These pastors choose to use their pulpit to spread pain, disharmony, and hate in the world. I choose to broadcast a message of peace, forgiveness, hope, and understanding -- with the intention of validating the millions of gay people who live, love, and learn around the world.
The Bully In The Bully Pulpit
Rev. Susan Russell
Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
We're not going to compromise on having bullies use the power of their pulpit to advocate child abuse because they've confused their own twisted homophobia with the "Word of God."
Church Kids To Send 'Cards Of Hope' To Pastor Who Preached Violence Against LGBT Youth
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
EXCLUSIVE: Pastor Who Advocated Parents 'Punch' Effeminate Kids Defends Sermon, Compares Himself To Jesus
WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell Takes Down Controversial Pastor
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LISTEN: Pastor Urges Parents To 'Punch' Their Non-Gender-Conforming Kids, 'Crack' Their Sons' Limp Wrists
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