Monthly Archives: April 2009

Saints Sergius and Bacchus

Gay Marriage Isn’t New, it’s Tradition

People who argue against same-gender marriage as some new-fangled perversion of marriage don’t know their history very well. Contrary to myth, Christianity’s concept of marriage has not been set in stone since the days of Christ, but has constantly evolved as a concept and ritual.

Coronation Street set, London

Soap Goes Gay Christian in Britain

Looks like the British soap opera Coronation Street will be getting a lesbian character – but not just any old lesbian character – this one will be a Christian lesbian! Sophie Webster, a 16-year-old character, may begin the relationship with another girl from her Bible

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Around the ‘Net

Here are some stories you may have missed: Christian Family Fights Adoption by Gay Couple – what, the gay couple can’t be a “Christian family”? Not when Christianity Today writes the headline, apparently. E-Harmony sets up a new dating service just for gays and lesbians

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Should Liberal Christians Compromise?

The latest Internet brouhaha has been the apparent “rift” between progressive or more centrist Christians and the religious left. In my latest post over at Religion Dispatches I make the case that liberal Christians can stand their ground with compassion – just like that guy

Michelle Obama and Queen Elizabeth II

Getting Touchy With the Queen

My, don’t we get odd about personal boundaries! The first African-American First Lady put her arm around the Queen, during last week’s presidential visit to Great Britain, and people went into spasms. Would the same brouhaha have ensued had Michelle Obama been White? I may

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Sanctity of Marriage? Not So Much …

A German woman is divorcing her husband – because he’s too clean. No joke: BERLIN (Reuters) — A German woman has divorced her husband because she was fed up with him cleaning all the time. German media reported the wife got through 15 years of

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Iowa Court Unanimous: Same-Sex Marriage OK!

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that same-gender marriage is legal in this state! The decision makes Iowa the first Midwestern state, and the fourth nationwide, to allow same-sex marriages. Lawyers for Lambda Legal, a gay rights group that financed the court battle and