Nothing says "the love of Christ" like discriminating against minority groups and loving couples. This letter from Maryland Cardinal O'Brien was sent to all of the state's Catholic churches in an effort to gather signatures to put the new marriage equality law up for a vote. Clickety to embiggen the letter so you can read how parishioners can "trust in God's love to reconcile us to one another and our neighbors" after they work to deny us our civil rights. How Christian of them. You can do the most horrid things as long as you ask for forgiveness afterward. Bah.
So what else is on today's radar? It's a long list today so let's get started.
- Let's start out with 45 superficial reasons why Hillary Clinton should run for president in 2016.
- Hulu and YouTube Movies have launched LGBT channels. Go get your queer cinema on.
- Support for North Carolina's anti-gay amendment has dropped to a record low.
- Also in the Tarheel state, Episcopal Bishops released a letter condemning the amendment and asking residents to vote against it. It's a complete opposite from the Maryland Archbishop's letter in terms of Christ's love.
- After noted homophobe Scott Lively spoke at a recent rally for a Boston Tea Party group, the group's leader is claiming that their event was hijacked by an anti-gay Tea Party group from out of town. In a letter to the editor of the Salem News she writes that, "We in no way condone judgmental, hurtful or hate-filled rhetoric against any group of people."
- Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA) has formally asked the Navy to name "the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk."
- Mitt Romney will deliver the commencement address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. So much for the rush to the middle and away from the far right, eh?
- Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg has accused his soon-to-be opponent, Congressman Mike Pence, of focusing on "a constant social agenda" in a war against women. In the same article, Gregg makes sure to point out that he's "a pro-life Democrat" and the author defines their differences as a "matter of degree." *sighs*
- New York City is handing out condoms, but then using them as evidence of prostitution.