Category Archives: Human Rights

Homophobic Robert Jeffress

So when I saw this post about how Pastor Robert Jeffress is supposed to be homophobic, it caught my interest, and I had to investigate. I didn’t know much about Jeffress, and I don’t like to pass on incomplete or … Continue reading

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The Right to Offend

On January 12, Maajid Nawaz tweeted an image of a cartoon that he said need not offend anyone. The events that are still unfolding from that innocuous act deserve attention, and I can’t phrase it any better than did Kenan Malik: … Continue reading

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Sleeping Lady / Waking Giants

You can take part in building a new film, television and multi-media production company dedicated to bringing the positive side of Native America to North America and the world. I am happy to lend my support to this promising venture. Irene Bedard’s … Continue reading

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Istanbul United

To say that there is something more important than football (what Americans call soccer) is heresy to many fans. Sadly, in the real world, it may be true. There is in the works a new documentary that covers a longing for … Continue reading

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Nuclear Times

It has been many years since I was taught how to duck under my school desk at the first sign of a nuclear explosion. I imagined it would be like an enormous camera flash coming into the schoolhouse, etching the silhouette of … Continue reading

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Slavery

I get tired of friends telling me that slavery isn’t necessarily so bad, that it was different in Old Testament times. Is that so? What do you do with this? When a man strikes his male or female slave with … Continue reading

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Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

My counseling degree does not qualify me for clinical practice, but my studies did give me some insight on what would characterize good counseling practice. Gay conversion psychotherapy, also known as “reparative therapy” or “sexual reorientation therapy,” qualifies as quackery. The American … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage is Not Right (It’s Fabulous)

Of course homosexuality is a crime against nature! After all, it never occurs among wild animals. It certainly doesn’t happen in every human culture. It isn’t even physically possible for two humans of the same sex to have sexual intercourse. … Continue reading

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Hellfire

It suddenly occurs to me that religious groups that persuade their members to stay loyal by threatening them with hellfire for questioning doctrine are very similar to child molesters who persuade their victims to keep quiet by threatening them with bodily … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts Considering Change

If the Boy Scouts of America drop their ban on gays, it may ameliorate a confrontation with Pack 442 in Maryland, and other groups that have taken a stand against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It would be a … Continue reading

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