Posts Tagged ‘Gay Marriage’

In the Courts, Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Discrimination

In Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Judge Walker made it clear that in the United States, marriage is a civil matter.

Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Right Research

Over the weekend, Washington was slammed by a treacherous snowstorm that dumped two feet of snow in some areas.

Since I grew up in Ohio and went to college in Syracuse, N.Y., the snow didn’t really bother me much. But for others here, the blizzard was a difficult experience.

It apparently was very rough for Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of […] Read More

Family Research Council, Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Right Research

Some members of the clergy in Washington, D.C., are angry because the city council will no longer automatically do what they want.

As The Washington Post reports today, clergy in the nation’s capital are used to having their calls returned promptly; they expect the council to be responsive to their demands.

That may be changing. A battle over legalizing […] Read More

Health Care Reform, Marriage & Sexuality, Religion and politics

The New York Times today reported on a sad and worrisome situation in Vallejo, Calif.

Though the community faces a financial crisis, much like the rest of the country, The Times asserts the town is also struggling because “its political system increasingly reflects the influence of evangelical churches.”

The story provides several examples where this influence can be seen, particularly […] Read More

Family Research Council, Focus On The Family, Marriage & Sexuality, Religion in Public Schools, Religious Right Research, Tony Perkins

I endured my second Values Voter Summit over the weekend, and as my colleague Rob Boston shared with you yesterday, it was an interesting time.

Like Rob, I was subjected to some crazy Religious Right rants and raves. But it doesn’t upset me that much any more. After all, I’ve read or heard most of them before, and the […] Read More

Election '08, James Dobson, Marriage & Sexuality

Look out, California, the Religious Right is bringing out the big guns!

That is, James Dobson of the Focus on the Family broadcasting empire has accepted an invitation to attend a prayer rally in San Diego this Saturday as the Religious Right’s last attempt to pass Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that would deprive gays and lesbians of the right […] Read More

Church Politicking

Yesterday, I sat in on a conference call sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA), and the leaders of California’s ProtectMarriage campaign. Not surprisingly, I heard some interesting commentary, to say the least.

The call was led by Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa who is the leader and initiator of Proposition 8. If that […] Read More

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