All posts tagged sexual orientation

God says: It Getteth Better

I’m not really sure how I feel about this video, but I’m leaning positive. It’s pretty amusing, at least, and the It Gets Better Project is definitely a good thing. Really, anything that pisses off the National Organization for Marriage can’t be so bad. This was apparently done as a promotion for comedy writer David […]

Friday Link Roundup #38

Archbishop Timothy Dolan explains that he wants the state of New York to base its laws on what he believes is God’s definition of marriage, in order to protect the “right” of Christians to prevent people they don’t like from exercising their rights. Meanwhile, at least whenever anyone thinks of the Catholic church, the first […]

Peace on Earth

… and good will toward men?

Is homosexuality wrong?

It’s time for another discussion of morality. Just a quick reminder, keep it secular in the comments. The idea that it’s immoral to be attracted to someone of the same gender (or at least, to act on that attraction) is pretty common around the world. Yet it seems to me that romantic and/or sexual relationships […]

Friday Link Roundup #29

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written a musical, The Book of Mormon, debuting on Broadway next month. (Coincidentally, I just caught this old South Park episode on TV the other day.) Was Frederick Douglass a secular humanist? (Via.) Speaking of which — and this is off-topic except for the previous bullet […]

Don’t eat at Chick-fil-A

I’ve been boycotting Chick-fil-A ever since I found out that the company’s official purpose is “to glorify God” and that in order to achieve that goal they’ve been donating to and/or promoting Focus on the Family, VeggieTales, and other Christian programs and ministries. Their waffle fries are good, but not good enough to convince me […]

Disagreement is not discrimination

A writer to Dan Savage‘s Savage Love advice column voiced what seems to be a more and more popular sentiment, that although bullying and harassing gay teens until they break down and kill themselves is clearly a bad thing, it’s at least as bad to “bully” Christians by telling them that they and their unwarranted […]

Friday Link Roundup #19

Fort Worth, TX City Councilman Joel Burns offers a truly touching contribution to the It Gets Better Project — taped during a City Council meeting. Female singers competing on the show Afghan Star must fear for their lives because many Afghans believe their singing is forbidden by Islam and punishable by death. At least there […]

FBB doesn’t get it

This is a very long post. I don’t like to get involved in unnecessary atheist infighting, but I feel that this issue is important to atheist activism, and I want to do all the arguments justice by being completely clear about why I take the stance I do. I’ve been working on this for a […]

For the Bible tells me so

In the spirit of my Thursday post, I want to share with you Daniel Karslake’s outstanding documentary, For the Bible Tells Me So. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. I’d heard of it before, and I’d seen some selected clips on YouTube, but this past week I found the entire thing online […]