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A TED talk on gay around the world.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 29.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 28.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 20.
Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 22.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9.
Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30.
Started by Daniel Wachenheim. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 7.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 31.
Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 18, 2015.
I just remembered that old song--
When Irish eyes are smiling
All the world is bright and gay
As a side benefit, it's a perfect jumbo-sized suppository for the RCC!
You'll notice that Judy Garland is the only female in this scene....
Indeed, Cat - fabulous news! (Especially for one of the [formerly] greatest strongholds of Catholicity!)
I'm thinking that the desperation of the fundamentalists over this is based on a worry that when it happens here and the sky doesn't fall, their bullshit is going to be exposed to all as pure unadulterated bullshit.
It's wonderful to read that the citizens of Ireland voted overwhelmingly yesterday to enshrine equal marriage in their constitution! There was perhaps a record-high turnout, boosted by thousands of expatriates arriving by trains, ferries, and planes to vote.
Panti Bliss: 'Ireland is no longer ruled by the Catholic Church'
"Famed evangelist Franklin Graham is warning that a “storm of persecution” will follow if the Supreme Court decides to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states. Graham implored his 1.4 million Facebook followers on Tuesday to pray for the justices as they prepare to issue a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a same-sex marriage case that could have profound implications for the definition of marriage across America. “Pray for our Supreme Court justices as they consider the issue of same sex marriage for our nation — today pray especially for Justice Clarence Thomas who has served on the court for over 23 years,” Graham wrote. “I assure you this affects each and every one of us.” He continued, “There will be a storm of persecution against all people who follow God and His standards if this passes.”
In the Joe Hill song, there's another line after "You'll get pie in the sky when you die." It's ("That's a LIE!")
Good ones, Ruth! (Especially "You want to teach your kids that the Earth is only 6,000 years old...? ...my kids probably won't hire yours.")
The idea of the afterlife is a powerful part of many religions' immune systems. If When religious teachings and practices go against people living full, thriving, productive, fulfilled lives, "this life is only a preparation." "By and by, you'll get pie in the sky when you die."
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