Posts Tagged ‘Marriage Equality’

Documentary: “8: The Mormon Proposition”

May 1, 2010

Watch the trailer for the documentary film “8: The Mormon Proposition.”

Synopsis:

“8: The Mormon Proposition” exposes the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. 8: The Mormon Proposition opens in theaters on June 18th, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17th, 2008).

Update: Visit Religion Dispatches for an article by Joanna Brooks entitled “8: The Mormon Proposition Gets It Right.”

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Seattle Rally May 26, 2009, following CA Supreme Court Decision on Prop 8

May 28, 2009
Seattle: Rally following California Supreme Court's Prop 8 Decision
Seattle: Rally following California Supreme Court’s Prop 8 Decision
Senator Ed Murray preparing to speak; Columnist Dan Savage in foreground

Senator Ed Murray speaking; Columnist Dan Savage in foreground

Bents, Brights, and Ortho Catholics Discuss Gay Issues

May 11, 2009

For some time, I have been tracking Gil Bailie’s blogspot at http://cornerstone-forum.blogspot.com/. The blog, which he calls “Reflections on Faith and Culture,” channels the Catholic Church’s official positions regarding homosexuality, contraception, abortion, and other family and sexuality issues. To Bailie’s credit, however, he appears to allow a reasonably unfettered discussion, inclusive of dissenting opinions, even when they so obviously make him uneasy (e.g., his recent remark, on May 5, that he would “love to wish away this entire conversation”).

Since October of last year, Bailie’s blog has generously hosted a succession of very engaging discussions about marriage equality, hate crimes legislation, and other issues of particular interest to the LGBT community, and these discussions have included a host of voices from both the “bents” and the “brights.” Here are the topics. (If you navigate directly to the comments pages, be sure to click “Show Original Post” at the top of each column of comments.)

Pope Benedict’s verdict on condom use in Africa
(April 2, 2009: “We’ve Come a Long Way…”)

Hate Crimes, Marriage Equality
(May 2 2009: “Totalitarian Tolerance”)
(May 5, 2009: “Other Angles on the Same Issue”)
(May 7, 2009: “Processing Down the Aisle…”)
(October 20, 2008: “The Old Gil Bailie…”)

Anti-Gay Bigotry
(February 1, 2009: “Britain, a ‘moral slum’…)