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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 4, 2013 at 12:50am

I liked that video a lot, Dallas.  Thanks for posting.  We are all beautifully wonderful in our diversity. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 30, 2013 at 1:13pm

My father was a Catholic deacon, my mother was a lay minister and I thought about becoming a priest. I was in church every Sunday for the first 15 years of my life. Now I spend my Sundays on my bike, on my snowboard or on my husband. I haven’t spent my post-Catholic decades in a sulk, wishing the church would come around on the issue of homosexuality so that I could start attending Mass again. I didn’t abandon my faith. I saw through it. The conflict between my faith and my sexuality set that process in motion, but the conclusions I reached at the end of that process — there are no gods, religion is man-made, faith can be a force for good or evil — improved my life. I’m grateful that my sexuality prompted me to think critically about faith. Pushed out? No. I walked out.

Dan Savage, in his review of Jeff Chu's book Does Jesus Really Love Me (emphases added)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 30, 2013 at 11:05am

A wonderful new program just started at a Chicago high school:

LGBT Mentor Program Launches at Lincoln Park High School

The dean of the high school is heading a mentor program, which pairs recent university graduates with LGBT teens at the high school to help them deal with issues such as bullying and how and whether to come out to their families while still in their teens.

There are no similar programs in the city, lest the country, Lang said, and he hopes the model could expand city-wide and serve as an example across the country.

The first meeting was held at the school in mid-April and drew an even greater attendance than the organizers anticipated, leaving them in search of more mentors.

 

Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2013 at 5:13pm

And now in Delaware.  I think Rhode Island is expected to be next.

Who after that?  I expect, not, Mississippi.  Also depends on US Supreme Court.

As for countries....  UK maybe?  

Comment by Daniel W on April 23, 2013 at 4:58pm

France passed marriage equality.

bbc

cnn

from christian science monitor:  In France, there has been blood. Recently there were attacks in gay bars in Lille and Bordeaux. One man who was beaten up in Paris while walking with his partner posted a photo of himself on Facebook afterwards, battered and bruised, declaring it the “Face of Homophobia.”

I was surprised about the size and intensity of the homophobe backlash - egged on by priests?  I don't know.  hard to imagine it has been spontaneous.  

I guess, we can view imams as sources of terrorism, but not feel the same way about priests?

Regardless, I'm happy that the largest country so far has passed marriage equality.

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 17, 2013 at 6:52pm

What a GREAT speech!!  I laughed at the "gay rainbow" across his electorate.  "BE NOT AFRAID"!!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 12:00pm

I saw that clip from New Zealand over at PZ Myers' blog Pharyngula this morning and was going to post it here, but you beat me to it, Daniel. 

GREAT speech! 

I like how he ridicules the religious arguments against equality.  No politician here would have the nads to do that......and that's a bitter shame.  

Comment by Daniel W on April 17, 2013 at 9:58am

Carl,

With so much bad news out of Africa, that story is uplifting and wonderful.  Courage and love.

Thanks on the avitar - a little update to lift the spirits so to speak.

Jim, welcoime!

 

Uplifting from New Zealand, a beautiful country, gardeners' paradise, and now the first country in Asia/Pacific region to pass marriage equality.   Nice speech below via joe.my.god:

 

On the down side, Australia's out-Atheist prime minister, living "in sin" herself, is still vehemently anti-equality. She's fought hard against LGBT equality. What's up with her, anyway? Even among atheists there are trolls and neanderthals.

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 17, 2013 at 4:51am

That's sweet.  Congrats to them!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 17, 2013 at 1:37am

Sentient, I like the new group avatar.   :)

 

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