Tag Archives: Children

Target, Chick-Fil-A, and Our Reluctance To Sacrifice

As we learn more about the anti-LGBT efforts of Target and Chick-Fil-A, we have to decide whether we’re going to stand on principles or comfortably tolerate our inequality.

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FCKH8.com Becomes a NOM Fundraising Tool

Andy Szekers brings to our attention the fact that NOM is using the FCKH8 campaign to support their own fundraising (“Protect the Kids”).

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Anti-Gay Christians Unfit To Be Foster Parents

A British couple is filing suit after their suitability to be foster parents was questioned given their very negative beliefs about homosexuality.

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When Activists With Pure Hearts Shoot the Movement in the Foot…?

Andy Szekeres analyzes the FCKH8 campaign and the way some pro-gay efforts just provide ammunition to the religious right.

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The Surreptitious Evil That Is Vacation Bible School

I wrote a pretty extensive post earlier this summer about Vacation Bible School, known to many as “Bible Camp” or “Church Camp.” These are week-long (or summer-long) camps designed to keep kids busy and indoctrinate during the long summer months. In that previous post, I showed how many local churches here in Central PA were […]

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Covert Evangelism/Underhanded Generosity + The Vacation Bible School Ruse

They say that no good deed goes unpunished, so I guess today that makes me the punisher. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about evangelism in response to “Shelonda,” who had left a comment here on the blog. In the comments for that post, my friend Kevin and I discussed mission work, and […]

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What Disney Taught Me About Gender Roles

I don’t write about patriarchy as often as I could, or should. Male privilege is still a constant force in our society and one that needs to be called out and addressed as much as ever. Say what you want about Disney these days. The company is so big, it’s hard to even hammer down […]

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An Atheist Perspective: The Lesbians and The Catholic Preschool

As an atheist, it’s an interesting challenge to talk about LGBT issues that relate to religion. Often, I feel like I have to wear two different hats when discussing these issues, even though the antagonist never changes. I wrote last month about the invisibility of nonbelievers at Creating Change and throughout the queer movement; the […]

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Faces For Equality: Charlotte Park (BAGLY)

Name: Charlotte Park Age: 24 Hometown: Boston, MA Occupation: Engineering Student, Wentworth Institute of Technology Why I Found Her at Creating Change: I caught Charlotte just moments after she had finished participating in the queer youth of color panel at the Saturday plenary session at Creating Change. She had been specifically invited to the conference […]

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Queer Youth of Color Speak Out!

Radical queers are going to fuck shit up! – Juan Gabriel Padilla On Saturday, the main feature of the Creating Change plenary session was a panel of queer youth of color. The discussion dealt with the challenges that youth organizing faces, highlighted by a recent report from FIERCE (Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment), […]

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