Doing the AIDS/LifeCycle -- Need Your Support!

Mid-way through 2010's ride

Once again I’ll be doing the annual AIDS/LifeCycle — the 580-mile, 7-day bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for AIDS prevention and research.

It starts on June 3th. This will be my sixth ride. It’ll be the second time for my partner Will.

Can you help? If you find [...]

NOM Manufactures Some Outrage

NOM’s blog has a new post up, with its most outrageously outraged headline ever, about NJ Gov. Christie nominating an openly gay man to the state Supreme Court:

Tell Christie to Withdraw Nomination of Pro-SSM Judge For Extremist Views Equating Christianity and Slavery

The basis for their outrage? A letter written by nominee Bruce Harris in 2009 to State [...]

A Non-Partisan Request

H/T to Brad Parr.

Maggie's Strategy: Denying Reality

I got a fundraising email from Maggie Gallagher the other day. It’s unbelievably long (as in, I can’t believe she expects people to read this whole thing). One sentence jumped out at me before I gave up on the piece.

Are two men pledged in a sexual union really a marriage?

Personally I’d answer, No.

Actually, I’d blink [...]

“Nope.”

Same-sex marriage is legal in New Hamshire, but state Rep. Frank Sapareto is sponsoring HR 1264, a bill to protect religious freedom. It allows businesses and employees to refuse service to anyone if it involves “solemnization, celebration, or promotion of a marriage” in “violation of the person’s conscience or religious faith.”

The bill is extraordinary in [...]

My Yeast-and-Hops Analysis of the Presidential Field

Who would you rather have a beer with?

That’s a ridiculous way to choose a president, but I thought about it as I watched last night’s Republican debate, two hours likely to inspire nothing but heavy drinking. Here, then, is my rich and foamy analysis.

If you ask Mitt Romney to have a beer he’ll agree, immediately, [...]

Ocean Grove: An Imaginary Injustice

I thought I was tired of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association. Anti-gays cite the group constantly as an example of how good Christian folk will be persecuted — persecuted! — by marriage equality. But the story’s back in the news and, as it turns out, demonstrates exactly the opposite.

Quick recap: Ocean Grove is a [...]

It's funny 'cause it's true.

Maryland Senate President Mike Miller (a Democrat) on same-sex marriage:

I’m a historian and I look at civilizations, I study civilizations, I read history every night. And I see it’s an attack on the family, I think it’s an attack on traditional families. That’s the way I see it.

NOM is delighted, of course, and gives their [...]

Whew!

Believe it or not, I’m at low-risk for demonic possession.  That’s a surprise and relief.  More details coming soon.

Nice Work If You Can Get It

How’s this for a plan:

1.  Send people letters and email, pleading for money to fight a terrible (yet non-existent) danger.

2.  Use that money to finance another round of dishonest pleas for money.

3.  Repeat steps 1 and 2, month after month, year after year, while taking a “management fee” for [...]