A court ruling against bigotry

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From The New York Times … A public law school did not violate the First Amendment by withdrawing recognition from a Christian student group that excluded gay students, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a 5-to-4 decision. The case, involving a clash between religious freedom and antidiscrimination principles, divided along familiar ideological lines, with […]

Trib Letter to Editor on Repeal of DADT

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Groan.  Colonel Richard Young of Texas, formerly of Ellwood Cty has a letter to the editor in the Trib.  He argues against the repeal of DADT because it will impinge on military chaplains.  While chaplains are willing to minister to everyone, including people they disagree with, they cannot allow the government to censor parts of […]

Reverend Janet Edwards at Washington Post blog

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Reverend Janet Edwards weighs in on the banning of burquas in a very thoughtful post on how Christian women might feel to have their religious symbols banned. She previously weighed in on how a covenant relationship with God mirrors the intimacy necessary for a healthy sexuality. When the Church insists that marriage vows are […]

What we missed: the trib on gays

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

We like to keep up with local media coverage on LGBTQ issues, but things occasionally slip by us. The Tribune Review ran a little AP piece on world condemnation of a Papal comment linking homosexuality and pedophilia.  “Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia,” the Italian cardinal […]

Post-Gazette Runs Piece on Uganda

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

If you have been sort of “meh” about immigration <ahem> reform in Arizona and/or international affairs that don't involve sporting events, you should take a quick read of this piece in today's Post-Gazette, reprinted from the New York Times. Not only is Uganda attempting to make gay advocacy illegal and potentially punish gay people with […]

Greensburg Catholic Diocese Protects Their Toys From the Gays

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Post-Gazette … The Catholic Diocese of Greensburg will no longer participate in the U.S. bishops' anti-poverty program, which some conservative activists say has funded abortion-rights and gay-rights supporters. Bishop Lawrence Brandt said he intends to create a Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund to receive the money that formerly went to the Catholic Campaign for […]

Another Church Leaves the Island in Southwestern PA

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

From the Post-Gazette: The First Presbyterian Church of Beaver has been allowed to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) and take its property into the more theologically conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church. An agreement between the 700-member church and Beaver-Butler Presbytery was reached Tuesday. The congregation made a parting gift to the presbytery of $133,700 from its […]

Janet Edwards on DC Catholic Diocese decision regarding family benefits

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh's own Reverend Janet Edwards examines the decision of former Pittsburgher, now D.C.'s Archbishop Donad Wuerl to eliminate family benefits (including health care) for Catholic Charities.  This came in response to the legalization of marriage equality in D.C.  As we wrote last month, Reverend Edwards is now a regular contributor to the Washington Post blog, […]

I am Wolverine!

The transformation from cuddly Siamese kitty to mutant superhero begins as Coco/Wolverine subdues her foe. Uh oh … our mutant superhero is overcome by her foe …. Don't let her fuzzy cuteness detract from her vicious attack of the renegade (but 100% recycled content) paper towel roll.  

UPDATE: Big Queer Rally

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Reverend Janet Edwards has just confirmed that she will be speaking at the upcoming rally on January 10, 2009.  As you may recall, Janet was the target of a church trial because of her decision to preside at the wedding of two local lesbians.  She was cleared of those charges.  I believe she will prove to be […]