religion

  • Column: 'Not gay' Mormons Should Be Free To Come Out

    (CNN) -- There's a new reality TV show, called "My Husband's Not Gay," about four men in Utah who say they are attracted to men and yet have chosen to marry women. The show has stirred up controversy, in some cases for all the wrong reasons.

  • Column: Etz Chaim Remembers

    This was a very difficult week for our community. Eleven good and pure souls were extinguished by hate simply because they were Jews.

  • Column: FORGIVE ME FATHER, FORGIVE ME SON

    Religion, the root of all evil, was the biggest factor that prevented me from ever being close to my father.

  • Column: Is God Here For All Of Us Or Just Some Of Us?

    Despite the tumultuous domestic times in which we live, there’s reason to give thanks for God has graciously gifted us much – each one of us. We give thanks for the wonder and bounty of creation and pray humanity will be a good steward for future generations.

  • Column: It's Time to Save the Bisexuals

    From the Florida orange juice boycott, to the creation of sex education classes, to Pride itself, bisexuals have been integral in any fight for equality, time and time again. Yet our contributions are routinely ignored in favor of celebrating “gay pioneers” and our community concerns are erased, invalidated and diminished at every level.

  • Column: Steve Grand is Pissed

    The ‘All American Boy’ singer doesn’t like to be objectified — anymore

  • Column: The Pink Triangle

    The Pink Triangle began under the Nazi reign of terror as a badge to identify homosexuals. As homosexuals were rounded up in Germany and later throughout Europe, this pink triangle was stitched on the prison uniform as homosexuals were sent to concentration camps. We all know the fate of millions of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, and others whom the Third Reich decreed inferior as Nazi forces marched forward with devastating state-sponsored ethnic and moral cleansing.

  • Column: The Refused Wedding Cake and Rights of Religious Minorities

    The Christian Right claims that religious freedom depends on a religious refusal to bake a wedding cake. They also heavily supported laws prohibiting same-sex marriage. The “refused wedding cake” occurs in a for-profit secular activity. The laws prohibiting same-sex marriage directly interfered with the religious activity of MCC and other inclusive religions.

  • Comedian Tackles Social Issues with Humor

    There are some topics—politics and religion, for example—that we are warned not to bring up in polite conversation.

  • Commission Approves Tentative Property Tax Increase

    Property values are up in Wilton Manors and commissioners may take advantage with a slight increase in property taxes.

  • Community Announcement: National Youth Advocate Program

    Foster parents are amazing, everyday people who offer our children the safety and nurturing home environment they deserve. At the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP), a licensed child placing agency, our foster parents live their purpose and make a dramatic change in children’s lives.

  • Competitive Workforce Act Filed Once Again

    A bill that would shield Florida employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression has died in committee about a dozen times, but legislators are giving it another go.

  • Congregants Find Closeness, Intimacy in Non-Traditional Religious Settings

    With most religious institutions, “house of the lord” refers to the spiritual character of the building. At Divine Mercy, Sunday worship is in an actual house – a converted garage to be exact.

  • Court Again Denies Kim Davis' Bid to Delay Marriage Licenses

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis "has not demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success" in her legal bid to exempt her office from licensing same-sex marriages, a federal appeals court reiterated Tuesday.

  • Court Declines to Take up Episcopal Church Dispute

    The Supreme Court has turned away a pair of appeals from the national Episcopal Church in a dispute over church property claimed by a breakaway sect in Texas.

  • Court: Baker Who Refused Gay Wedding Cake Can't Cite Beliefs

    A suburban Denver baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

  • Dahlkemper: Faith-based letter 'misinterpreted'

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper says her decision to sign a letter asking President Barack Obama to create a religious exemption to a planned executive order about gay and lesbian hiring is being "misinterpreted."

  • Dalai Lama Says No Problem With Gay Marriage

    The Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying he was not bothered by consensual sex among people from other traditions.

  • Danville Alters Proposed Gay Rights Ordinance

    DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Danville City Commission has altered a proposed gay rights ordinance to exempt religious groups after a Baptist-affiliated organization threatened to leave the city.

  • Day Of Faith At The National LGBTQ Task Force Conference

    DENVER (AP) — Debates over gay marriage often seem to pit champions of change against Americans of faith, but it’s possible to be both, say activists gathered in Denver for the annual meeting of the National LGBTQ Task Force.