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Religion

Sunday Skooled: I’m Not Homophobic, But The Bible Says It’s Wrong

Posted July 10, 2011 by Carmen

I’m about to launch on a fairly brainy rant, but I’m an academic so give me a little leeway.  I have to say (to your credit, dear readers) that when it comes to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, most people are fairly self-aware, self-exploring, seeking answers and incredibly articulate.  Because when the majority […]

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Religion

Sunday Skooled: Gender Bendy Lambs of God Welcome in the UCC

Posted June 19, 2011 by Carmen

It’s often still surprising to learn of a church that is open to and affirming of the gay and lesbian community, and even more one that has any significantly developed theological stance regarding trans folk. Transgenderism continues to pose big time conundrums for our churches as they try to grapple with and develop theologies that […]

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Religion

In lieu of the Rapture: 12 WTF Sexy esty items

Posted May 20, 2011 by Kristi

Good Afternoon Everyone! Well, it’s after 3pm (GMT) so I’m pretty sure the Rapture didn’t happen. Although considering I haven’t left my house yet today, and only keep generally depraved company, it may have and I have been predictably “Left BELOW”. I spent the morning browsing through etsy.com, the world’s virtual flea market. And trust […]

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Sentencing in McDonald’s Trans Beating Case, Maryland Taking a Stand on Hate Crimes

Posted September 14, 2011 by Dallas

Apparently Teonna Brown was unaware that at McDonald’s, the smiles are free. On Monday Brown was indicted on five charges including a hate crime for her vicious attack on a trans woman, Chrissy Polis in a Maryland MacDonald’s after being caught on video by a McDonald’s employee (who was subsequently fired). Violence and complete prejudice against […]

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Religion

Sunday Skooled: Living Islam (OUT) Loud or, discussing the meaning of queer

Posted June 5, 2011 by Erika

To be queer is “to abrade the classifications, to sit athwart conventional categories or traverse several… We are all athwart if we expose and repudiate some of the comforting lies told about us and that we tell ourselves.” – Hall Who wants to talk about radical (sorta) feminist (some of them) women (anatomically and biologically) […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – Magenta Skycode’s ‘Kipling’

Posted September 16, 2011 by Rachelle

“Kipling” the song title of a poignant  yet simply beautiful music video was contrived for the Finnish Indie rock band, Magenta Skycode.  The musical rhythm complimented with the fabled plot of the video leaves meaning to be a construct of the viewers’ creative imagination.  The sense of fear that is portrayed in the dog chasing the […]

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Homophobia

Sunday Skooled: Love Your Gay Neighbour (Jesus Says So)

Posted June 26, 2011 by Carmen

Tonight, I loved my gay neighbours. It says in the Bible to love your neighbour.  Many times.  Jesus said it, true, but it says it in the Hebrew scriptures (that Jesus was quoting, by the way) as well as in the letters that Paul wrote after he encountered the Spirit of Jesus and claimed to […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – M.I.A.’s ‘Bad Girls’

Posted February 24, 2012 by Mel

  Rating: 4/5 Death-Defying Car Stunts What I think: Happy Friday music lovers! Everyone needs to feel a little badass on Friday morning right? It helps get you through that last workday of the week, lets you staple those TPS reports extra hard before punching the clock before heading out to drink your problems away…. […]

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