Science, religion and statistics O My!


Good Sunday afternoon dear readers!

This week’s news is all surrounding gay and lesbian issues so if you’re not into that stop reading. Actually, stop reading my blog at all really, considering it’s about a lesbian getting married.

Hey…how’d you find me anyway? Were you searching for Neil Patrick Harris poems again???

No matter, below are the bits of news from around the Web this week.

Homophobic? Maybe you’re gay

  • This New York Times piece explores the link between some (obviously not all) folks who spew anti-gay rhetoric and their true attraction to members of the same sex;
  • In a study of 784 university students in the United States and Germany, over 20 percent of folks who self-described as “highly straight”  turned out to have some homosexual tendencies;
  • “Notably, these “discrepant” individuals were also significantly more likely than other participants to favor anti-gay policies; to be willing to assign significantly harsher punishments to perpetrators of petty crimes if they were presumed to be homosexual; and to express greater implicit hostility toward gay subjects.”

The best case for the Bible not  condemning homosexuality

  • Gay Christian writer John Shore makes the case for, as it says in the headline, the Bible not condemning gays and lesbians;
  • “God does not ask us to choose between compassion and faith in the Bible;
  • If there is no biblical reason for marginalizing gay folks, Christians must cease doing it;
  • Using so-called “clobber passages” to deny gays and lesbians their full humanity is not okay;
  • The Bible isn’t a rule book, and any attempt to life one passage out of it’s context results in an incomplete understanding of that passage;
  • “The Bible’s clobber passages were written about same-sex acts between heterosexual persons, and do not address the subject of homosexual acts between a committed gay couple, because the concept of a person being a homosexual did not exist at the time the Bible was written.”

Monday numbers by N.C. Policy Watch

  • The numbers concern Amendment One that would define marriage as the only relationship that counts in N.C.;
  • These are from last Monday, but the only difference is that we now have eight days before people in North Carolina get to vote on my civil rights;
  • Amendment One is super-bad, if you’re in North Carolina and can vote early, please do it;
  • Vote Against!

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