Mormon university bans dating, protesting

Taxpayer-supported private university attacks LGBTQ people

In a move straight out of Bob Jones University’s racist playbook, from an era when Christian schools and universities routinely barred white students from dating Black students, Brigham Young University (BYU) has strengthened a ban on students dating members of the same sex. …

So why do people keep making excuses for it?

How would you respond to this conversation about racism?

  • Side A: Hey man, I just heard some crazy shit about you. Is it true? Why did you break up with your girlfriend?
  • Side B: Yeah, I heard some office rumors about me being a racist, but they aren’t fair. I’ve been studying the Bible deeply and prayerfully every day…

Republican Party leader pushes outrage for political gain

“Let me be clear in this communication,” wrote Michigan school superintendent Michael Sharrow. “There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”

Sharrow, who runs Midland Public Schools near Bay City, Michigan, told reporters he felt embarrassed and astonished he had…

Here we go again with taxpayer-funded bigotry

A Christian adoption agency that’s part of a progressive denomination just used a Tennessee law to stop a Jewish couple from adopting a child, who now languishes in state care. The same agency had already used the law for its intended purpose — to refuse to work with prospective LGBTQ…

Christian practices that cause severe mental health crises and death deserve no respect or protection at law

Frank discussion of LGBTQ mental health crises and suicide follow. If you’re a young person in crisis, please reach out to Trevor Project, where trained counselors are waiting to help you around the clock. Or call the National Suicide Prevention LGBTQ Lifeline.

Canada just outlawed conversion “therapy,” making it a…

Charges of “pedophilia” and immorality are bizarre

The New York Times Book Review calls Mike Muñoza Holden Caulfield for a new millennium,” and maybe that’s overhyped, but it’s not wildly off base. Mike is the quirky-cool protagonist of Lawn Boy, Jonathan Evison’s latest novel. Evison is pretty cool himself. His dialogue always crackles, his settings are…

James Finn

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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