Quote of the Day: January 2009

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Queers for Palestine?

Filed by Ed Team | January 31, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What makes QUIT oxymoronic is that their affinity for Palestine isn't reciprocated. There may be queers for Palestine, but Palestine certainly isn't for queers, either in the livable or empathetic sense. Like all Islamic polities, the Palestinian Authority systematically...Read More


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Judge rules against Prop 8 donor shielding suit

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

"If there ever needs to be sunshine on a particular issue, it's a ballot measure." --U.S. District Judge Morrison England in ruling against Prop 8 supporters' suit to hide the names of donors...Read More


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Saddlebacking

Filed by Ed Team | January 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Saddlebacking: the phenomenon of Christian teens engaging in unprotected anal sex in order to preserve their virginities." --The new definition of "saddlebacking," created by Savage Love readers from the name of Rick Warren's church...Read More


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Oscar Wilde

Filed by Ed Team | January 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal." --Oscar Wilde...Read More


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Arizona's conservative shift

Filed by Ed Team | January 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Even before taking office now Governor Brewer-R signaled her agenda would include repeal of many progressive gains made over the past six years under Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano. True to form the first bill introduced at the start of the...Read More


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Teh gayz will rule California with an iron stiletto!

Filed by Ed Team | January 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The homosexual activists never stop claiming to be victims, even when they have an iron stiletto heel upon your neck. They will claim that they are being victimized by you. They're intolerant, and now they're pushing even more legislation in...Read More


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Mr. President, I Hope for...

Filed by Ed Team | January 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

...the beginning of a more participatory kind of citizenship--activist civics--as we all talk about our government, write to our representatives (including you), contribute our time to service projects and other works. I hope that the age of "I'm gonna...Read More


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Dale Carpenter on Rick Warren

Filed by Ed Team | January 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

Many gay conservatives pounced on Obama's choice as proof that he's Clinton redux, totally uncommitted and ready to ditch gays to serve his own interests. That could be correct. But another interpretation is also plausible: Obama is doing exactly...Read More


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Jesus didn't lie

Filed by Ed Team | January 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Jesus didn't lie, and look what you did to him." --"Notorious Kelly," a commenter on a Portland Tribune story...Read More


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DNC on the Donald Hitchcock settlement

Filed by Ed Team | January 22, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"We appreciate Mr. Hitchcock's intense advocacy of LGBT equality and have never doubted his strong commitment to Democratic principles or the goals of the Democratic Party. Mr. Hitchcock is and has always been a valued member of the DNC community,...Read More


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Donald Hitchcock on the DNC settlement

Filed by Ed Team | January 21, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I appreciate all the things the DNC, Governor Dean, Rev. Leah Daughtry, Andy Tobias, Julie Tagen - and the Democratic Party generally - have done to advance equality. I had hoped for even more, but the dialogue is not over...Read More


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Bob Herbert on today

Filed by Ed Team | January 20, 2009 | 6:30 AM | comments

"My grandparents, who struggled through the Depression and World War II, and my parents, who worked tirelessly to give Sandy and me a wonderful upbringing in the postwar decades, seemed always to have believed that all good things were possible....Read More


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The precipice of Dr. King's vaunted dream

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

"Our annual celebration of Dr. King's birthday is particularly meaningful this year. For as we commemorate the life of an unparalleled freedom fighter, a man who stood firmly for all Americans being judged by the 'content of our character,' we...Read More


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Barack Obama - Inaugural Whistle Stop Tour

Filed by Ed Team | January 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But I also believed something else. I believed that our future is our choice, and that if we could just recognize ourselves in one another and bring everyone together - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, north, south, east and west,...Read More


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Kevin Naff - Change is Coming

Filed by Ed Team | January 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The choice of Warren, an anti-gay Proposition 8 supporter and evangelical megachurch pastor, to deliver the invocation prompted stinging criticism from gay circles over the past few weeks. Some critics won't be mollified and are determined to stay mad...Read More


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Short of killing each other...

Filed by Ed Team | January 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It has been my experience and reading of history generally that politics is rarely a gentlemanly debate about the public good but is rather a struggle between competing interests. And ideology is usually what binds these interests together through common...Read More


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Gene Robinson on fighting aggressive Christianity

Filed by Ed Team | January 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am very clear that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won't be quoting Scripture or anything like that. The texts that I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all...Read More


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Being gay sure is a gift from God

Filed by Ed Team | January 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I meant exactly what I said. It is so important for every human being to understand that he or she is a gift from God." --Rev. Ed Bacon on his statement that being gay is a gift from God...Read More


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From the "Glass is Half Full" file

Filed by Ed Team | January 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"President-elect Obama's wise choice of Bishop Robinson, as well as that of Rev. Lowery and Rev. Watkins, continues to add to the historic nature of this inaugural celebration. For the first time in history, an out gay man will lead...Read More


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Vote for lesbians as "Best New Blog"

Filed by Ed Team | January 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Weblog Awards may seem like a kind and gentle competition among affable geeks to the uninitiated, when in fact it is a free-for-all among not-so-affable geeks that often includes unlikely alliances formed behind the scenes, ne'er-do-wells attempting to circumvent...Read More


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Gay by Divine Right

Filed by Ed Team | January 11, 2009 | 10:22 AM | comments

"We're not talking religion, we're talking spirituality. People don't just happen to be gay. When people are born, they have that type of orientation, so he is gay by divine right." -- Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director...Read More


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On Blagojevich's Impeachment

Filed by Ed Team | January 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We wanted him. We elected him. We supported him. And he's disgraced us," -- Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) about the 114-1 vote to impeach Governor Blagojevich....Read More


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The Rev. Pam Shepherd on marriage licences

Filed by Ed Team | January 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I've been for civil rights for gay and lesbian people for a long, long time, but I never thought, 'I'm helping the discrimination every time I sign a license.' Every time I sign a license, it's like I'm saying, 'OK,'...Read More


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Kenneth Starr pretends like he understands self-restraint

Filed by Ed Team | January 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We will not mince words. The attorney general is inviting this court to declare a constitutional revolution." --Kenneth Starr on Jerry Brown's suit to overturn Prop 8...Read More


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Ohio

Filed by Ed Team | January 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The Court correctly declined an invitation to treat gay and lesbian Ohio parents differently from other families, and to deprive the children of these families of the protections and support other children receive." --Lambda Legal attorney Camilla Taylor on the...Read More


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Defense of Marriage Act author: "DOMA has to go"

Filed by Ed Team | January 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In 2006, when then-Sen. Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment, he said, 'Decisions about marriage should be left to the states.' He was right then; and as I have come to realize, he is right now in concluding that...Read More


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Portland Mayor Sam Adams

Filed by Ed Team | January 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is a testament to how fair-minded Portlanders are that it wasn't an issue. I spend my time on the basic issues of life. A part of that includes equal rights, but that's not even close to a majority...Read More


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Matthew Stucky: Religious nutjob

Filed by Ed Team | January 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"According to the Bible homosexuality should be punishable by death. I would be overjoyed if every single queer in the entire world died today. The Bible makes it clear they are reprobates who are past the point of salvation. The...Read More


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Making it to breakfast

Filed by Ed Team | January 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Today you realize that nothing has changed, if your resolutions never made it to breakfast." -- Bilerico contributor Nathan Strang over instant messenger on New Year's Day....Read More