Quote of the Day: August 2009

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Words to Live By

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

"We cannot know for certain how long we have here. We cannot foresee the trials or misfortunes that will test us along the way. We cannot know God's plan for us. What we can do is to live out our...Read More


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Teaching to souls

Filed by Ed Team | August 30, 2009 | 7:00 AM | comments

"Perhaps, after this, emphasis will be placed back on giving students knowledge, as opposed training them to take tests. Give them the knowledge, they can ace any test; and their lives will be richer. Train them only to take tests,...Read More


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Heat in the Kitchen

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

"I'm going to go out on a limb and say a few words about same-sex marriage: First of all, part of the problem with the issue is that it is framed by opponents as a discussion of whether gay people...Read More


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The Slippery Blue-Eyed Slope

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

""We don't have an epidemic of blonde-haired, blue-eyed people getting fired or evicted. We do have a situation where gay and transgender people are being evicted and losing their jobs, not for job performance, but because they're gay or transgender."...Read More


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A National Impact

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

"The nation's eyes were on Massachusetts today, and they saw a triumph for civil rights and fundamental fairness. Today's historic vote will have a national impact on civil rights for years to come. Massachusetts has led the nation in education,...Read More


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Frontline in the Northeast

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

"Today, the frontline in the battle to secure basic fairness and equal opportunity is in Maine. With the support of the Democratic National Committee -- and from Democrats across our country -- we will win this battle to preserve the...Read More


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A Complicated Character

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

"I never wanted Jenny to be a hero. I admired Ilene for making her a complicated, often unlikable character, but perhaps a truthful character that pushed people's button. But especially [during] Prop 8, what does this say about a show...Read More


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Wedding Congratulations and a Sign of Acceptance

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

"I believe this may be the very first African-American church to hold a same gender wedding, and that's something that just wouldn't have happened years ago. But times are changing, people are becoming more accepting of their fellow citizens, and...Read More


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A World View

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

"This is not simply rules and procedures for implementing something new. We have these policies because we are committed to having the kind of leaders who will serve the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who will respect this church and other...Read More


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Not Truly Free

Filed by Ed Team | August 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity." --Nelson...Read More


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Misery Loves Company

Filed by Ed Team | August 21, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Let's just go right on the record and say that anybody who wants to get married ought to be able to get married. Why should heterosexuals be the only ones that are miserable?" --David Letterman...Read More


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Incorrect Assumptions

Filed by Ed Team | August 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For conservatives who don't like what I'm doing, it's, 'If he just had someone in his family we'd forgive him.' For liberals it's such a freakish thing that it's, 'He must have someone in his family, otherwise a conservative couldn't...Read More


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No Legitimate Government Interest

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

"Unlike the intervenors here, the government does not contend that there are legitimate government interests in "creating a legal structure that promotes the raising of children by both of their biological parents" or that the government's interest in 'responsible procreation'...Read More


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The Problem of a New Order

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

"There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order...Read More


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Not a Problem to Worry About

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

"I feel like we are in Washington. We're talking about an issue, but we're not dealing with it. We're too small for that. Sure we have a problem. Anyone who would deny that would be a liar. But it's not...Read More


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Turn the World Gay

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

"I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life. So I always sort of joke the real motivation is to just turn the world gay." --Lady Gaga,...Read More


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My Opinions Are My Opinions

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

"I get that I have a voice and I can bring some issues to the forefront, but my opinions are my opinions. I'm not speaking for everybody so if I say something and you don't agree with it, it's just...Read More


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An Issue of Civil Rights

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

"It's framed entirely as an issue of civil rights and justice. If you oppose it, you become the person who wants Rosa Parks to sit in the back of the bus." --Rev. Kendall Harmon, chief theological adviser to the Episcopal...Read More


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Milk Is Good for You

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

"Let's hope Barack does more than award Milk: Let's hope he takes the spirit and lessons Milk taught and actually begins changing things for members of his country still oppressed by institutionalized bigotry and religious dogma." --Charles Karel Bouley at...Read More


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A Meaningful Role

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

"We saw on a daily basis the ravages of an epidemic unchecked and we had the desire to play a meaningful role in the prevention of the carnage." --Dr. Stephen Boswell, president of Fenway Health, which in March opened what...Read More


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Love and Justice

Filed by Ed Team | August 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public." --Cornel West (Thanks to Michael Crawford for the quote.)...Read More


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A Secondary Attribute

Filed by Ed Team | August 10, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's a great opportunity. I just try and focus on the job and being funny more so than 'Oh I'm a female.' I put funny first and I just happen to have boobs." --Out comedian Wanda Sykes, on her new...Read More


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A Complete Person

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

"I know there were people who didn't vote for me because I was gay ... but I think people looked at me to see who I was as a complete person and where I was on the issues and that's...Read More


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Get with It

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

"For me it's a message to New York, the most liberal state, the most hip state, to get with it." --Ira Siff, a New York opera professional who married his partner, Dutch opera singer Hans Heijnis, at a ceremony in...Read More


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Brad Pitt Loves Us

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

"When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it, hate mail from...Read More


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Jill Sobule: Katy Perry is a title thieving little slut

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

"F--k you Katy Perry, you f--king stupid, maybe 'not good for the gays,' title thieving, haven't heard much else, so not quite sure if you're talented, f--king little slut." Singer Jill Sobule on Katy Perry's use of her song...Read More


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An Environment of Hate

Filed by Ed Team | August 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Beyond the pain, the frustration and the anger, we are facing a situation in which the incitement to hate creates an environment that allows this to happen." --Israeli gay rights activist Mike Hamel, on the deadly shooting last Saturday night...Read More


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What Family Really Means

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

"I have two moms because they love each other and wanted to have a family. My sister and I were born in China. We're not blood related and all that, but we love each other and are one family brought...Read More


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An Ally's Sacrifice

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

"Although I am not a part of the Igy community I really love being with them. I connected with a lot of people, met a lot of nice people and am not sorry for any moment." --16-year-old Liz Trobishi, in...Read More


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A Gay Council of Britain?

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

"As a group, it's naïve to think that the LGBT community can be represented by one body. There is no real community, after all, since we're often only linked by our sexuality and, thereafter, the effect this has on our...Read More


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Historical Reality

Filed by Ed Team | August 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"What the archbishop is really stating is the reality: that the structures that have served the Anglican Communion historically need some work. The 21st century is different than the 16th century." --Rev. Susan Russell, president of LGBT Episcopal group Integrity...Read More