Yes, Maggie Gallagher, You Have Blood on Your Hands

In late 2010, Maggie Gallagher responded to the epidemic of gay teen suicide by asking:

Do I have blood on my hands?

To no one’s surprise, her answer was No. But now, with the release of NOM’s confidential 2009 report to its Board, we can firmly tell her:

Yes, Maggie, you do have blood on your hands.

One bit […]

A Short Diversion

Work continues to be populated by people who expect me to do things in exchange for my continued employment. Sorry for the intermittent blogging. I’ve got a mess of stuff I want to write, but until I get the time, do yourself a favor and go read this.

Bayard Rustin Turns 100

Today would be Bayard Rustin’s 100th birthday. For all the differences I have with him and his though, he’s an inspiration. To mark the day, I’m reposting a column I wrote a couple years ago after reading the man’s biography.

Bayard Rustin was the man who taught Martin Luther King how to use nonviolent protest to […]

Mark 10:17-22

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not […]

I believe it, therefore it is true.

Consider these sentences.

1. I believe it, therefore it is true.

2. It is true, therefore I believe it.

Two radically different statements, and the difference between them is why Rick Santorum scares the hell out of me.

We like to think brains follow the pattern of statement 2: we build our beliefs on solid […]

I don't even LIKE cats.


High School Theocracy

This is Dorothy Bond, principal of Haywood High School, a public school in Brownsville, Tennessee. The local ABC affiliate informs us she’s been accused of telling gay students they’re not welcome at Haywood. And that gays are going to Hell. A parent challenged Principal Bond: he claims she replied, “I’m sorry if I offended you […]

Appalling Satire at the Expense of a Respected Presidential Candidate

I denounce this completely.

Oh, and on your second viewing, pay attention to the factoids that start appearing at the one-minute mark on the bottom of the screen. I denounce those, too.

Heh heh.  Heh heh heh.