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The Case for Living Out of the Broom Closet

The Case for Living Out of the Broom Closet

...hange, because it can be very detrimental. Maybe ten years ago I had a conversation with somebody else regarding gay rights. While typically very logical and intelligent, she was convinced there was something mentally wrong with people who were gay, and so a “gay lifestyle” should be legally discouraged. When I asked why, she said,...
Kirk Cameron and Free Speech

Kirk Cameron and Free Speech

...at some people morally believe. Limiting child abuse is an okay limit on our freedom, as far as I am concerned. Gay? Straight? Nobody knows yet. But it doesn't matter. This child deserves happiness. http://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:Happy_child.jpg Telling a gay child that homosexuality is a sin is a form of emotional abuse. Encouraging other people...
Anti-bullying Legislation Stymied by Righteousness

Anti-bullying Legislation Stymied by Righteousness

...ad. Some groups want to preserve children’s right to bully other children, so long as the child being bullied is gay. I *beep* you not. “The [Michigan] law…offers a loophole to those who want to bully gay students or anyone else they don’t like. All they need to do, according to the newly passed legislation,...
Newt-G and I Agree On Something. Oh, And It's Snowing in Tartarus

Newt-G and I Agree On Something. Oh, And It’s Snowing in Tartarus

...to create the culture we have today. But back to Newt-G and his pandering to religious extremists, the idea that gay marriage is a SIN and an ABOMINATION under GOD seems to have become a rallying cry. I’m not going to rehash a defense of gay marriage in this post. If you’re reading this, there’s...
The Handkerchief Assumption*

The Handkerchief Assumption*

...rselves — Pagan, Christian, atheist, Muslim, homemaker, professional, artist, engineer, soldier, feminist, gay, straight, liberal, moderate, conservative — should serve as descriptors, a way of framing something specific about a person. But all too often they get used to divide us up, declare the whole package of who we are, what we think, what we...
Responding to The Response

Responding to The Response

  Rick Perry, photographed by Greg Skidmore Last week we joined in on the discussion of the NAR and the DC40 campaign, hence I’m writing this with the assumption that you know what NAR and DC40 mean and why they’re bad news. If you’re not familiar, you might want to look at my first article or...
Boy Oh Boycott: Making a Left Decision for the Right Reasons

Boy Oh Boycott: Making a Left Decision for the Right Reasons

Like all of you, I have been inundated with posts on the Grand Overseer discussing the corporate policies of Chick-fil-a. More friends are vocal about joining the boycott than those who oppose it. I support equal rights for marriage, so my knee jerk reaction was to vote with my dollar and stop eating at Chick-fil-a,...
According to some people, I am an accidental serial killer. Or, why I don't believe a fertilized egg is a person.

According to some people, I am an accidental serial killer. Or, why I don’t believe a fertilized egg is a person.

..., is a big no-no, I’ve come to the conclusion that clearly, the best solution is for everybody to only engage in gay sex. Then, and only then, can we women guarantee that our wombs aren’t death chambers, there are no children without two parent families, and nobody has to suffer unduly for a bundle...
Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

Walking the Talk: Explaining Heathenry to an Adoption Agency

We spend a lot of our time in The Realm talking about Pagan interactions in the real world, and I have, in the past, encouraged people who are able without intense repercussions to come out of the broom closet. My convictions tell me that being open about who I am and what I believe is...
Princess Lessons from Julia Sugarbaker

Princess Lessons from Julia Sugarbaker

When I was a teenager, I watched Designing Women with my mother religiously. [hahaha] Indeed, our weekly viewing when the show was on the air (1986-1993) were akin to goddess worship. The women of Sugarbaker Associates and Design Firm were equally divine and feminine, each representing a different aspect of goddess, including power, empathy, nurturing...
An Unexpected Trip to a Bahá’í Temple

An Unexpected Trip to a Bahá’í Temple

I turned a corner and happened upon this... how could I NOT stop?? Just before Yule I tagged along on a business trip with my husband and spent my days wandering the greater Chicago area. I was driving along a scenic road near Northwestern University when I turned a corner and came upon a truly...
Blasphemy Laws in Greece and Other Countries

Blasphemy Laws in Greece and Other Countries

Blasphemy 1a: the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God 1b: the act of claiming the attributes of deity 2: irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable I heard a story on NPR last week about arrests in Greece based on blasphemy charges. I was a little stunned by the...