Guest Voices: sex

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

Advances made in religious circles towards LGBT equality would have been deemed wish lists even a year ago, says writer.

By Becky Garrison  |  01:57 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Becky Garrison; gay marriage; same-sex marriage; Episcopal Church; GLAAD; LGBT equality; LGBT; religious circles; faith communities; discrimination; same-sex couples; transgender rights

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Can the First Husband talk about marriage?

Researchers offer America’s leaders, including President Obama, a marriage agenda.

By Elizabeth Marquardt and W. Bradford Wilcox  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Elizabeth Marquardt; W. Bradford Wilcox; President Barack Obama; President Obama; Obamas; marriage; families; same-sex marriage; gay marriage

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012

A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

Now is the time for the court to act, not wait when it takes up same-sex marriage cases, says theologian.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite; Advent; Christmas; same-sex marriage; gay marriage; Supreme Court; marriage equality; gay; lesbian; bisexual; transgender

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Compassion in chief: Why Obama won

A new America can be glimpsed in the pattern of those voters who supported not just President Obama, but a vision of shared obligation as well as shared rights.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012; campaign 2012; President Obama; Joe Biden; reelection; White House; faith; politics; religion and politics; women voters; Hispanics; Obama; same-sex marriage

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012

‘With Liberty and Justice for ALL’

Md. pastor says the state should not codify discrimination because of who people choose to love.

By Delman Coates  |  01:11 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Question 6; same-sex marriage; Delman Coates; gay marriage; faith; politics; election 2012; campaign 2012

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Not fasting and praying for a Romney win: A Mormon LGBT ally speaks

Instead of observing Fast Sunday, writer prays with group concerned about the LGBTQ community.

By Catherine Jeppsen  |  04:03 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mormons; LDS Church; Mitt Romney; LGBT: LGBTQ; Circling the Wagon conference; Catherine Jeppsen; same-sex marriage; politics; faith and politics

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/02/2012

My mom’s gay wedding

Author wishes she were alive to witness the developments around the gay marriage ballot initiatives.

By Robert V. Taylor  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  same-sex marriage; Maryland; Washington; Maine; gay marriage; Robert V. Taylor

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘Were we able to welcome a fellow Jew, a registered sex offender, to pray?’

The controversy around his congregation’s difficult decision raised this question of opposing truths, says Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb.

By Fred Scherlinder Dobb  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb; Adat Shalom; Rabbi Kaye; sex offender; child sex abuse

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Wolpe on Brandon’s Holocaust analogy: ‘It is stupidity on stilts’

L.A. rabbi thinks it’s time for Holocaust references to be off limits to “manifest idiots.”

By David Wolpe  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pastor Brandon; Hitler; Holocaust; gay marraiage; same-sex marriage; Minnesota for Marriage; Rabbi Wolpe

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘These aren’t my grandfather’s Knights of Columbus. And that’s a shame!’

Author is troubled by Catholic group’s politicized activities such as financing gay marriage bans.

By Marianne T. Duddy-Burke  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay arriage; same-sex marriage; Knights of Columbs; Catholic fraternal group; Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Religious implications of N.Y. federal appeals court striking down DOMA

Decision says religious institutions will be free to act according to their beliefs, says a Wash. pastor.

By J. Manny Santiago  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DOMA: J. Manny Santiago; gay marriage; religion and politics; marriage equality; religion and sexuality; same-sex marriage; religion; Supreme Court; Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Liberty and justice for all in Maryland

The state is in no way muzzling religious freedoms by allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

By Gene Robinson  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland marriage equality; same-sex marriage; gay marriage; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley; Bishop V. Gene Robinson; Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The Black Church is accepting LGBT people as congregations, pastors talk

More pastors, others in the Black community need guidance as we journey toward understanding.

By Cedric Harmon  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LGBT; gay and transgender justice; Cedric Harmon; black church; black clergy; black pastors; same-sex marriage; Maryland same-sex marriage referendum; homosexuality

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2012

LGBT groups stand in solidarity with the Family Research Council

Groups condemn shooting at the conservative organization’s headquarters that injured a security guard; reports suggested the gunman disagreed with the Family Research Council’s positions, yet no major LGBT groups claim any affiliation with the suspect.

By Becky Garrison  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Family Research Council shooting, LGBT, same-sex marriage, conservative views, Floyd Lee Corkins II, the Family Research Council, FRC shooting

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Presbyterian Church, marriage equality, and a mother’s desires

Minister looks forward to when her son would be able to be married in the eyes of the law, the church, and most importantly, his Creator.

By Patrick Evans  |  06:59 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Presbyterians, General Assembly, same-sex marriage, gay unions, gay rights

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Catholic sex abuse crisis, 10 years later

Are kids safer in the church today than they were in 2002?

By Thomas G. Plante  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, sex abuse

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Hot. Sexy. Yoga?

Did yoga really start off as a sex cult?

By William J. Broad  |  01:16 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  yoga, sex, valentine's day