Category Archives: Society

Gay couple holding hands in front of a pride flag signifying support and love

A Candid Look at the Journey to Lynchburg

The day was beautiful, as lovely as any autumn day I had seen. Driving along US 29 I reflected on what put us on this path to Lynchburg. My partner, Jim, read the newspaper, Jimmy Creech napped in the back seat and I was left

Tealight Candle on Human Palms

Death and New Life

The death of Matthew Shepard was truly despicable and one that will live with us for a very long time. Matthew’s death hit me very hard. Over the weekend of October 11, 1998 I had written a card to Matthew sharing with him that my

The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

What Can You Do?

As you know, the House Republicans are bragging on their Web site that they killed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Now consider these recent events: * A lesbian college student was attacked in Minnesota, after attending a vigil for Matthew Shepard, by two men, one

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What Jesus Said About Family Values

“Traditional Family Values” has become a powerful political slogan and an anti gay weapon that cannot be ignored. Did Jesus talk about family values? How can Jesus lead us into a Christian gay and lesbian understanding of family values? Jesus expressed great respect for family

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Homosexuals and the Decline in Family Values

I am so sick of people saying that homosexuals are the cause of declining “family values”, what I’d like to know is HOW does that work? People have a tendency to blame anything and anybody but themselves when things aren’t going the way they think

The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Rev. Troy Perry Calls for Apology from Lott

The head of the world’s largest Christian denomination with a primary ministry to gays and lesbians today called for an apology from Senator Trent Lott. In remarks on June 15, Lott called homosexuality a “sin” and noted, “There are all kinds of problems and addictions

Gay couple holding hands in front of a pride flag signifying support and love

A Visit to Focus On The Family

From PFAW’s Right Wing Watch Online For dedicated watchers of the Religious Right, Focus on the Family has always been a bit apart from the rest of the pack. Its budget far outstrips the other major movement organizations – six times larger than the Christian

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News in Brief

Gay Marriage Victory in Hawaii Put On Hold Gay and lesbian couples will have to wait a little longer to walk down the aisle in Hawaii. A judge who ruled the state must recognize same-sex marriage put the order on hold to give the state