New Mexico’s American Civil Liberties Union and Equality New Mexico released a joint statement initaly signed by 94 interfaith religious leaders supporting the right to marry for same-sex couples.
Now 102 faith leaders have signed the statement showing their support, and it’s growing still!
Read the statement after the jump!
I’m feeling especially “pink” today and out of the ordinarily insightful. I saw this tree today and I really liked the vibrant pink. It’s a bright and sunny day here in the Bay Area and it made me think of a half-baked idea I had for a blog a long time ago. It’s part sermon and part queer, which is an odd combination for me in my writing (I think) so I’ve never actually written it. Here it is today though in all it’s Pink and True glory.
According to NBC ,the Pope will resign On February 28th. It may be sad that he’s doing so due to age and his health, however I couldn’t be happier. The man has been a huge thorn in the side for the LGBT community, and sometimes as well for his followers, who would wish he was more compassionate toward gay people. Just last December, in his World Day of Peace message, LGBT were a “Defection of Human Nature”, and a “Threat to the Future of Humanity Itself”. Hopefully, after the 28th, we all might feel a little peace ourselves.
German Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, made a startling comparison during an interview with Die Welt. Discussing North American and European movements for the recognition of same-sex partnerships, Müller accused the Church’s critics of pursuing a “pogrom sentiment” against Catholicism.
Perhaps the Vatican should arrange a viewing party of Bent. The Church seems to have a skewed understanding of just how Nazis felt about homosexuals.
Today is a momentous day, after a gruelling 7 hour debate in the house of commons today, UK MPs voted on whether or not to legislate and legalise same sex marriage.
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In a dramatic, precedent-setting policy shift, the Danish refugee appeals board has granted asylum to a gay Afghan man.
In previous decisions, the board has found that asylum seekers should hide the cause of their persecution if they are able, for instance religious belief or sexual orientation. The board’s decision suggests a more progressive policy, one which treats the open expression of identity as a human right.
Via Connecticut Post
It seems Monsignor Kevin Wallin tried to make his own version of Breaking Bad by taking part in the smuggling and selling of crystal meth from California to Fairfield County.From NY Daily News:
Monsignor Kevin Wallin, a former pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Bridgeport, sold meth to undercover narcs six times since September 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
The 61-year-old former church leader and four others were indicted by a grand jury on six counts of possession with intent to distribute.
Authorities say Wallin could serve up to 20 years in prison and fined 2 million dollars. Continue reading