Category Archives: Gay Rights

Trump’s Impeachment

I just received an email asking me to contribute money to “Impeach Trump.” I did not respond and here is why…  Vice President Mike Pence! Whereas Trump may be a five-year-old dressed up as President of the United States, Pence … Continue reading

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Church Changing Colors

Can the Catholic church really change its colors from black and white to rainbow? In a report by the New York Times, it appears that is exactly what Pope Francis is attempting to do. With a hand-picked group, the paper … Continue reading

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SCOTUS, Missouri and Gay Marriage

It ended up as a backwater story overshadowed by the lack of guidance from the Supreme Court. On October 2, a Missouri court ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages in Missouri that were performed in other states where … Continue reading

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Book Review: The answer to bad religion is not no religion

There is a premise that begins this tale of good versus bad religion: The reader must be a believer.   The title of Rev. Martin Thielen’s first book provides an idea of where his second is going: What is the … Continue reading

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Fred Phelps – RIP

Fred Phelps is dead. This is nothing to celebrate and nothing to protest. Yes, he headed one of the most homophobic churches of our time. His family is one of the most hated in America; possibly the world. We could … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty – And Merry Christmas to Utah too

Merry Christmas – Well, for most of you anyway. Mine is a bit depressed due to my father’s illness. I had the chance to visit with him last week; the reason for no column. That was a good thing. Though … Continue reading

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The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act

If Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has his way his Marriage and Religious Freedom Act will become law adding another level of discrimination against marriage equality. Of course, Labrador is named after a dog or Canadian province, but that’s another column all … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, the Church and Homosexuality

Has Hell started to freeze over? Will the Westboro Baptist Church start to protest priest ordinations of the Catholic Church? Will New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan seek redemption here on earth before heaven? As Pope Francis is whirling about the … Continue reading

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