Category Archives: lgbtq

Beyond the plain reading: The Bible and same-sex relations

What can ancient porn discovered in Pompeii tell us about the context behind some of the passages of Scripture used to argue against the normalization of same-sex relationships? This is the question raised and explored in an article by Carol … Continue reading

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Is Severus Snape transgender?

A new article on Vice explores the issues of gender and identity in the world of Harry Potter, with the argument that Severus Snape is transgender. The article takes a while to get going, but when it does, it makes … Continue reading

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Singular ‘they’

The Associated Press has granted legitimacy to the singular pronoun they in certain cases. I have mixed feelings on this. On the one hand I want to cheer and applaud for my friends and the friends of my children who … Continue reading

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Homoerotic subtext in ‘Waiting for Godot’

With a family of theater afficianados, it’s inevitable that dinner conversation on some days will revolve around theater. Tonight it was Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” I was in the show a few years ago. Oldest Daughter was an assistant … Continue reading

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Saving traditional marriage

I just got an invite today to a Facebook group called “Save Traditional Marriage.” There was nothing on the group’s pages about stopping divorce, even though in 2005 17.7 out of every 1,000 women in the United States were divorced, … Continue reading

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Gay marriage

Here’s hoping New Jersey says yes to same-sex marriage. A Senate bill that would allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits (and name) of marriage has cleared committee, and now goes to the full Senate for approval, according to The … Continue reading

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Gay marriage: It’s a matter of justice

If you’re still opposed to same-sex marriage, please explain your position to me. I’m just not seeing it. The argument against gay marriage essentially comes down to one of two things: either it’s because gay marriage would confer legitimacy upon … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage

Miss California is in the news for her recent declaration that she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, and not between two same-sex partners. Predictably, she has become the darling of the Right for her principled … Continue reading

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Are we done yet?

I read in a recent Washington Post column by Kathleen Parker that James Dobson has conceded that the culture wars are over — and evangelicals have lost. Great! Does that mean we can stop shooting each other now? Dobson, for … Continue reading

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No apology necessary

When did it become necessary to justify basic decency and courtesy? Last night as I was re-reading some old material, I was reflecting that, when the question of┬ásame-sex marriage has come up, not only have I had to explain to … Continue reading

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