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The Pope and Selfishness: Contradictions and Fictions

It was a record-scratching, “hold up, wait a minute” moment a few days ago when Pope Francis, who had just a couple of weeks back told Catholics that they don’t need to “breed like rabbits,” followed that up by stating that “the choice not to have children is selfish.” KtB editor Mary K. Valle and…

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Waiting For Facts

The shakeup in Berkeley’s Catholic community.

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God Recap: Guns, Trucks and Inhospitality

God’s been up to a lot of stuff lately. According to Retired Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, Jesus will return carrying an AR-15. Since the AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America, if Jesus touches down on U.S. soil (which he will) the citizenry might not be too alarmed to see that the Lord…

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Bridegroom

When Shane Bitney Crone’s boyfriend of six years, Tom Bridegroom, died from a tragic accident, Bridegroom’s family prevented Shane from visiting his dying boyfriend in the hospital or even attending his funeral. On the first anniversary of Bridegroom’s death, Crone posted a video to You Tube titled, “It Could Happen to You.” In this video,…

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Southern Baptist Sissies

For those like me who hail from the Bible bet, Southern Baptist Sissies serves as a painful reminder of a legacy that still lingers despite the passing of Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, and others of their ilk. This is a film of the GLAAD Award-winning theatrical production from Del Shores that follows four childhood boys…

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When Pessimism Tramples Truth

Roger Scruton’s New York Times column “When Hope Tramples Truth” extols the virtues of pessimism by decrying the mindlessness of those endorsing marriage equality. But it turns out that being a pessimist does not preclude one from being a bigot; Scruton’s column shows how to be both at once. Scruton sets out to convince us…

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Show Forth, Signs of the Spirit!

Instead of wearing purple today to commemorate Spirit Day, I tweeted this reflection: @Becky_Garrison  In honor of #spiritday, let’s stop w/ anti-bullying articles (See http://blog.sojo.net/2011/10/19/standing-up-to-bullies-on-spirit-day-what-would-jesus-do/) which don’t address anti-gay theology that’s deadly. With only 140 characters, I didn’t have space to add that for an organization that claims to be on the cutting edge of…