Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Over 75 prominent Republicans sign brief supporting same-sex marriage; conservatives start wondering about immutability
Monday, February 25, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Update: Feb 25
Suze Orman writes "LGBT couples pay more, receivr less from government", link here. Orman describes her own same-sex partnership of 12 years, of which I was not aware before.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
My own novel manuscript ("Angels' Brothers") a covert "part time" ex-military CIA agent, now approaching 40 and raising a nice family in Texas, gets sent on a mission to work with a gay college student who may turn out to be more than human, as the planet prepares for a divine invasion, which may not work out well for some people. It's all psychological: no shootouts, relatively few chases, little violence.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The 40th Anniversary of my own "Second Coming"; anti-gay video surfaces in suburban MD public schools
Pictures: The first one is actually in Montclair, NJ, near where I worked; the second is "my" apartment complex in Caldwell (photos, 2011).
Friday, February 15, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Thursday, February 07, 2013
See related story Dec. 25, 2012.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The culture of the military has changed quickly with the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell", and that development is certainly putting psychological pressure on the Boy Scouts.
When I was in the Army and stationed at Fort Eustis, VA in 1969, there was a lot of pressure on the flag officers to support local BSA troops/
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
The editorial, in fact, mentions that the "Boy Scouts, like the military, is all about character formation" and later "President Obama eliminated the requirement for straight conduct in the Armed Forces." Note how that can be read: from real men and real women, even abstinence may not be good enough.
The link for the editorial is here
It is true that there are some "practical" issues about "political correctness" and "corporate donations" in the minds of some people.
I've been concerned that there are "moral" issues for those who are "different": some of us are challenged to make our "difference" relevant to meeting the real needs of others in a "eusocial" community (including the need for sharing in real but often unseen sacrifice at times). Suddenly, though, when homosexuality comes up, it become a proxy for all the (other) moral questions about the human heart. The tone of the TWT editorial sounds like "moral character" is all about "growing up straight" -- the title of a notorious 1968 book by Peter Wyden.
Update: Feb. 10
The national BSA in Dallas says it will not vote on the measure until May, 2003.