July 19, 2009

Are there any warriors in Charlotte?

Filed by Matt Comer | July 19, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

How thin of a line exists between violent word and thought, and violent action and deed? That is the question I asked in my July 17 InterstateQ.com Special Report and commentary, "On the edge: Religious militancy in the Queen City."...Read More


Oregon appeals court holds unconstitutional donor insemination statute for married heterosexuals only

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | July 19, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

In the most astonishing ruling on same-sex couples having children I have ever read, an Oregon appeals court this week ruled that the state's donor insemination statute making a consenting husband the legal father of a child born to his...Read More


One Pissed Off District

Filed by Keri Renault | July 19, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Washington D.C.'s Human Rights Act includes protections for gender identity and expression - and the law is supposed to extend to public accommodations. But a not-so-funny thing is happening on the way to the restroom. Rampant discrimination remains in play....Read More


Beary Fashionable: Wonde® by Walter Van Beirendonck

Filed by Nathan Strang | July 19, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

High fashion and couture are not normally paired with bellies and fur. Normally. However, Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck sees a veritable canvas on the broad shoulders and fuzzy stomachs of the men intended to wear his 2010 Summer...Read More


How On Earth Did I Get Here?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 19, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

[Editor's Note: Betty Greene Salwak is a transplanted Floridian living in Indiana with her husband of 30 years and their two children. She began her professional life as a Language Arts teacher, became a sales trainer during her corporate period,...Read More


Granny never got along with the family

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Here's a fun "Caption This" for a Sunday morning... Give me the best you've got, Projectors. (Hat tip to awkwardfamilyphotos.com)...Read More


Walter Cronkite and the Player Piano

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Dateline: Christmas season, 1975. A cab left me off in front of Walter Cronkite's Upper Eastside townhouse. Fresh out of college, I had joined CBS News two years earlier as a desk assistant and had become a regular substitute for...Read More


Church Chat, Beltway Style - Sports Edition

Filed by John Shields | July 19, 2009 | 8:00 AM | comments

Here's what's coming up for the major network morning news shows today. In chronological order - broadcast channel-wise, in D.C. - that means 4, 5, 7 and 9. That would be NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS. Check channels and air...Read More


qotd.jpg

A Disproportionate Number

Filed by Ed Team | July 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We have a disproportionate number of Black LGBT people who are suffering from hate crimes and we need you to speak about it and advocate for them. It is our Black brothers and sisters who are transgender people, or who...Read More


Thy Rod & Thy Staff

Filed by Bil Browning | July 19, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

Hat tip to Joe.My.God. for this hilariously funny take on a sex obsessed Christian "youth councilor." The Biblical penis jokes alone make it worth the viewing....Read More