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Hallmark debuts gay marriage cards

Most states don’t recognize gay marriage — but now Hallmark does.

The nation’s largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards — featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. “Two hearts. One promise,” one says. Hallmark added the cards after California joined Massachusetts as the only U.S. states . . . → Read More: Hallmark debuts gay marriage cards

In marriage debate, divorce church from state

By Charles C. Haynes

Suddenly this summer, the reality of same-sex couples lining up to get married in California has led some religious leaders to rethink their government role. In a letter last month, Bishop Marc Handley Andrus of the Episcopal Diocese of California directed his clergy to “encourage all couples, regardless of orientation, to . . . → Read More: In marriage debate, divorce church from state

Pagan Chieftain Criticizes Gay “Marriage” Law

Jörmundur Ingi Hansen, former high chieftain of Ásatrúarfélagid (a religious organization for those who believe in the pagan Icelandic/Nordic gods), has criticized the new laws on religious associations being able to confirm cohabitation between individuals of the same sex for being too vague and not really including marital rights.

“The laws on confirmed cohabitation . . . → Read More: Pagan Chieftain Criticizes Gay “Marriage” Law

Buffy a Lesbian?

By DYANA BAGBY

“Wow” was all she said.

Buffy Summers, also known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, had that one simple comment after a steamy night of sex with fellow slayer Satsu in the comic book version of the popular television series. And Satsu, that lesbian vixen who can convince even the toughest straight . . . → Read More: Buffy a Lesbian?

Gender and Paganism

by Janice Van Cleve

I used to think that paganism was this happy, liberal, fun, exciting adventure, where all the domineering, straight jacketed moralisms of patriarchal religion were out the window. I could probably be forgiven my naiveté, seeing as at the time I was newly arrived into the pagan community. Of course I brushed . . . → Read More: Gender and Paganism

Famous Lovers pre 1000 AD

Sexual activity in ancient Greece, Rome and other places was generally guided by the concept of penetration of a superior over an inferior. Unlike today there was no concept of homosexuality nor heterosexuality (these terms were invented in the nineteenth/twentieth century) and often no difference was seen in a man sleeping with a partner of . . . → Read More: Famous Lovers pre 1000 AD

Church to Vote on Same-Sex Unions

The Montreal branch of the Anglican church will vote Friday on whether parishes in the diocese have the right to bless same-sex unions.

The vote, which will take place at their annual meeting or synod, comes a week after the Ottawa diocese voted 177 to 97 in favour of blessing gay marriages.

The result of . . . → Read More: Church to Vote on Same-Sex Unions

Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight

Even now, at 81 and with her memory beginning to fade, Gloria Donadello recalls her painful brush with bigotry at an assisted-living center in Santa Fe, N.M. Sitting with those she considered friends, “people were laughing and making certain kinds of comments, and I told them, ‘Please don’t do that, because I’m gay.’”

The . . . → Read More: Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight

Marriage, Morals, and the Big Picture

By Anderson Tung

How did all this gay mania start? Statistics show that more than 50% of Generation X (born in 1965-1975) families have ended in divorce or separation. From this destruction of the family unit, we now witness a liberalization of all morals, ethics, and values, because we have lost our minds in the . . . → Read More: Marriage, Morals, and the Big Picture

Speaking For Our Dead

By Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Raven Kaldera speaks for the dead. Specifically, the FTM, transgender, intersexual spiritual leader says he communicates with those memorialized November 20 on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. “Our dead are angry,” Kaldera says. “And they want this to stop. Being as I talk to them, I can guarantee you this: there are . . . → Read More: Speaking For Our Dead