Tag Archives: Reality-based world

The story behind “children do best with a mom and a dad”

Those wailing over one of the consequences of the recent election, the change in Virginia’s position on the Marshall-Newman amendment, would have us believe that there would be no one else defending it in court. But of course that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Crude ideas are not the same thing as a “marketing failure”

In widely reported remarks broadcast December 1 on Meet the Press, Cardinal Timothy Dolan explained why the Catholic Church’s opposition to marriage equality has become marginalized this way: “Well, I think maybe we’ve been out-marketed, sometimes. We’ve been caricatured as … Continue reading

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A visit to Patrick Henry College

Patrick Henry College hosts an ongoing “newsmakers interview” series, and the guest Friday afternoon is a woman named Rosaria Butterfield, a resident of Purcellville. Dr. Butterfield “will discuss her new book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, detailing her … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict has an argument with himself about gender

In a somewhat bizarre Christmas message, the Pope has delivered a stirring rebuttal to an argument no one is making. After noting a famous quote by feminist author Simone de Beauvoir (“one is not born a woman, one becomes so”), … Continue reading

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There’s a new blog in town

The collaborative blog Queer Patrick Henry College was launched earlier this month by several current and former Patrick Henry College students. They join a growing movement of LGBT students at Christian colleges who are unapologetically asserting their right to be … Continue reading

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Delgaudio demands that men use the women’s restroom

Joe My God shares with us yet another dumb fundraising letter, this one yammering on about people going to the bathroom (what is it with this guy and bodily functions?) His panties are in a bunch this time because trans … Continue reading

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The most significant event for equality in recent memory – and it wasn’t the president’s endorsement of marriage

Before somebody starts yelling at me, let me just say that I’m not diminishing the significance of President Obama’s historic endorsement. It matters. A lot. Go read Andrew Sullivan’s cover essay in this week’s Newsweek for a good summary. “To … Continue reading

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