While We Are Talking Equality …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Other good stuff happened … In New York, openly gay State Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell has announced the introduction of a marriage equality bill.  He announced it by Twitter.  You can follow him @DanielJODonnell  How can you not follow this guy?  It would be like denying yourself a breath of fresh air.  I just nearly gassed […]

How the Pennsylvania Family Institute plans to “ignite” change in Pennsylvania

Over the past few days, bloggers have taken note of a piece by Andy Birkey in The American Independent describing a carefully planned campaign by “Family Policy Councils” in now Republican controlled states.  Essentially, an infusion of cash from an unidentified source will fund a three prong approach: Each family policy council has a three-prong plan […]

Planned Parenthood Foe to speak in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Institutue has one upped itself with regard to shining a light on the Chik-Fil-A homophobic mentality. Next up is a Pittsburgh based dinner with a keynote speaker infamous from defaming Planned Parenthood with so-called undercover footage. 2011 Friends of the Family Banquet — in Pittsburgh, PA 2011 Pittsburgh Friends of the Family Banquet […]

Things I liked about church today

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today, Ledcat and I went to our second ever service at the Allegheny Unitarian-Universalist Church on the Northside. We've been pondering it for over a year.  Recent stuff going on pushed me to finally sit down and chat with Reverend Dave about things. So this morning we bundled up and drove down to the Church.  It […]

PG Letters to the Editor on LGBTQ Equality

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Folks, it is a good time to get your fingers stretched and send in your own letters.  Politicians pay attention to people contacting them personally, but they also watch the opinion sections of the media.  If you need an angle, consider writing in about Chick Fil A if you are a customer.  Talk with the […]

In times of trouble …will God bring it?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

While I was sojourning this summer, I had the chance to get reacquainted with God.  God came to find me in a most unusual form … a politically conservative Christian evangelical.  We became friends and he listened patiently to my questions.  We were able to agree to disagree and then talk about the things that […]

Why Young Christians Deserting Churches Might be Gay Related

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Reverend Howard Bess, Baptist pastor from Alaska, has this to say in the Post-Gazette: Churches are no longer leaders in broad moral and ethical discussions. Young people have grown weary of churches that cannot get past issues such as homosexuality and abortion. Our new crop of church drop-outs is still very interested in alternatives to […]

WHAT TO SAY WHEN THEY START QUOTING SCRIPTURE?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Received this via email tonight … If you are Christian and have struggled with friends, family, or religious enthusiasts that quote scripture to disprove or reject your sexuality,  you are invited to participate in this enlightening 8 week course at First United Methodist Church. We have been adamantly open to the gay community for decades. You are […]

The debate about Islam

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Today's Post-Gazette has an interesting piece by a former intern about his identity as a Muslim-American. I've been thinking a bit as to how it might feel to be a Muslim in the United States TODAY and realize we've made almost no progress in terms of our religious bigotry and prejudice since September 2001.  I have […]

Presbyterians shake it up a bit

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The evolution of mainstream Protestant churches continues to intrigue and bore me. I love that the dialogue continues, but I'm also of the opinion that its 2010 already … let's get it resolved so we can fight poverty and war and all that biblically based stuff.