Sunday, April 27, 2014

Commentary Tidbits

Center for American Progress: The Global Reach of Religious Liberty Rhetoric

Political Research Associates: Beyond Lively & Warren: U.S. Conservative Legal Groups Changing African Law to Persecute Sexual Minorities & Women

Right Wing Watch: Glenn Grothman Says John Kerry Upset God By Condemning Uganda's Anti-Gay Crackdown

Friendly Atheist: The (First) 7 Problems with the Hobby Lobby Bible Curriculum

RH Reality Check: Straight White Men Don’t Have to Fear the Anti-Sex Political Crusade

Recovering Grace: There Is No Victim: A Survey of IBLP Literature on Sexual Assault and Abuse

The New Civil Rights Movement: Mormon Leaders Omit ‘Gay’ In Survey Asking Students ‘What Is Your Sexual Orientation?’

Heresy in the Heartland: Not On Your Side, Debi

Rhymes with Religion: Sex offenders, faith communities, and four common exploitations 

Alternet: How Christian Purity Culture Enabled My Step Dad to Sexually Abuse Me   (Trigger warning)

Squalto Rant: The Mysterious Methods the Right Uses to Choose Its "Heroes"

Gin and Tacos: Freedom from Logic


  1. I did not know that Steve Green had developed a school curriculum. Very disturbing.

    1. Donna -- It unnerves me too. As much as fundamentalists defend public school Bible courses as objective, they're very much a means of sneaking Christian proselytization into schools.

  2. The Alternet piece is a must read. Thanks for the link.

    1. Agi Tater -- Thanks. It was a difficult but important read, and I'm glad the author spoke out about the abuse.

  3. Mormon Leaders Omit ‘Gay’ In Survey Asking Students ‘What Is Your Sexual Orientation?’

    And the wording they do use is much more arrogant and insulting than the headline suggests. Sigh. Well, I imagine they got some imaginative write-ins.

    1. Infidel -- I hope they got write-ins! Did it ever occur to them that plenty of people don't "struggle" with same-sex attraction, but accept and enjoy being LGBTQ?


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