Tag: gay marriage

June 26, 2011 / Entanglement

The good news is that the New York state legislature finally approved a law that will allow same sex marriage. The bad news is that in order for this great thing to happen, changes in the law will allow religious sects AND the non-church businesses they operate to discriminate against gays without any legal repercussions. In the zeal to get these new rights for the LGBT community, did proponents give away the farm?

From the NY Times:

August 5, 2010 / Courts
April 9, 2009 / Entanglement

A religious right front group that is against same sex marriage is going to air a commercial that not only has actors giving fake personal stories but the stories have nothing to do with same sex marriage. The group, the National Organization for Marriage, instead is smearing gays by using made up problems. The Human Rights Campaign found the audition tapes and responds to the fake ad.

December 24, 2008 / Entanglement

Usually when one causes trouble in the public arena, a good move is to lay low until the dust settles as it usually does. When the selection of Rick Warren to give the invocation at Barack Obama’s inaugural caused a fire storm in the gay and liberal audiences, you would think Warren would try to say as little as possible and let the issue blow itself out. Well guess again. In a 22 minute video log posted on his church’s website, on Sunday, Dr. Warren made the issue out to be the fault of the left and “Christophobes” trying to silence his free speech rights and he tried to deny he ever equated gay marriage with incest and pedophilia.

December 18, 2008 / Entanglement

Boy do I feel like a bit of a schmuck. After praising Barack Obama’s commitment to science and facts in policy decisions, the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced that Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA would give the invocation at the inaugural on January 20th. Warren is not someone a progressive person would invite. Basically, to me, he is a right wing religious tool.

December 12, 2008 / Entanglement

Mike Huckabee appeared on The Daily Show to shuck his new book “Do the Right Thing” which, when boiled down, says if we all treated others as we would like to be treated then the world would be full of snow cones and candy canes. Then he talks out of the other side of his mouth trying to justify treating gay people as second class citizens. It’s the same old story of “do as I say not as I do” when he tries to sell his Jesus principle to the TDS audience.