Over the past two years, the term "spiritual rape," used by Mikey Weinstein to describe the unwanted and aggressive proselytizing of members of our military, has become one of the most popular go-to quotes in the world of fundamentalist Christian websites.
Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.
The parade is open to marchers from all backgrounds, Reuters reports. But organizers have previously prohibited participants
Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.
The very first thing we all need to do today is thank the LGBT Pride committee in New York City for letting Bill Donohue march in the parade. And the second thing we all need to do, later on in the day, is buy ourselves or someone else a cold Guinness.
All three beer companies released statements emphasizing their commitment to equality. Guinness told The Huffington Post
Catholic League President Bill Donohue debates the merits of gay marriage with CNN's Chris Cuomo. Read more on CNN
The film takes artistic license, but the key details are true: Philomena, 50 years after her 3-year-old son Anthony was taken from her at the Sean Ross Abbey outside the Tipperary town of Roscrea, breaks down and tells her other children the long-kept secret about the older brother they never knew.
Outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate and author Dan Savage is no stranger to courting
In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.