Monthly Archives: February 2010

Marriage Equality: Is Cyprus Next?

Around the world, the movement toward marriage equality is inexorable, however much Maggie Gallagher and her National organisation Against Marriage my claim that they have reversed the tide.   The disappointment in Maine, New York and New Jersey were stalls,…

Saint Walburga

National Catholic Reporter reminds us today that it is the feast of the early English saint, Walburga, who entered the abbey of Wimbourne aged just eleven, then as a young sister was sent to accompany her uncle St Boniface to…

Fierce Advocate Gordon Brown on Gay Inclusion

With a UK general election due within months, the political issues around gay inclusion provide some fascinating contrasts with the US – and with our own recent history.  Perhaps the clearest example is that of gays in the military.  Last…

Gay Marriage Europe Wide: 10 Year Forecast

Hot on the heels of Gordon Brown’s promises on full LGBT inclusion, we have a variation on the same theme from a less exalted government source:  the openly gay Europe minister, Chris Bryant. Just as interesting as the content of…

Out in Church: Presbyterian Progress

As we observe the conservative rallying of religious opposition to marriage equality, legislation for protection from hate crimes and discrimination, adoption rights, the removal (in the US) of DADT, or other signs of LGBT acceptance in public life, it is…

Gay Adoption – In Children’s Fiction.

Anyone who has actually known gay families will know that it is not the gender of the parents that matters, but the quality of the love.  Abundant research, and learned articles have made the same point over many years.  Yet…

Reclaiming Our Consciences

At NCR Online, Joan Chittister has a thoughtful reflection on the Irish Bishops’ Vatican visit – from a perspective inside Ireland.  After noting that there are fundamental differences between the responses of people in Ireland and America, where the response…

Was Jesus Gay? (Elton John)

According to Sir Elton John, the answer is clearly yes. Sir Elton John is facing a backlash from conservative Christian groups after stating in an interview that Jesus was a gay man. The 62-year-old musician also opened up to US…