Category Archives: LGBT

The Pope is Still a Catholic

Cross-posted at Slugger O’Toole… Lefty atheists from North London to Northern California are in outrage today at the latest shock revelations that Pope Francis is, in fact, a Catholic. “The pope played us for fools, trying to have it both … Continue reading

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To A Young Fisherman

TO A YOUNG FISHERMAN Fairer still than a rose, your cheeks aglowing, Your feet more graceful than a tulip’s stem And in your eyes there sparkled like a gem, For friendship, such an infinite deep longing. Behind us was the … Continue reading

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Gay Life in NI if the Conscience Clause Were Enacted

Originally posted on Slugger O’Toole… It was a summer Friday in 2008, and we were in a provincial town West of the Bann. Jordin Sparks was Number 1 and Ian Paisley’s tenure as leader of Our Wee Country had ended … Continue reading

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Sexual and Religious Freedoms: the First Casualties of Russian Crimea?

The excellent Forum 18 organisation, which supports freedom of religious belief and disbelief in Europe and Asia, reports a recent wave of harrasment of and raids on premises owned by Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses in what is now Russian-controlled Crimea. … Continue reading

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A Farewell Discourse: The Hard Truths That Set Us Free

Within a few days, I shall be subsumed the Church of England’s system as a loyal and obedient functionary. Having spent the last three years deeply engaged with the struggle for LGBT acceptance on the other side of the Irish … Continue reading

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Evangelical Alliance’s ‘Welcome’ to Gay Couples – Home-Wrecking, Faith-Destroying

Cross-posted to 8aNoWay.com… Christian conservatives are always at pains to point out how ‘welcome’ people in same-sex relationships are in their churches. But how what do they mean by ‘welcome’ – does their understanding of that word match what the … Continue reading

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Steven Agnew cleans Arlene Foster’s clock on gay marriage…

Well done to Green Party MLA Steven Agnew for setting DUP Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster straight that civil partnerships are NOT equal to marriage and that all religious symbolism or language in civil partnership ceremonies in the UK is banned … Continue reading

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