“This ‘closing off’ that imagines that those outside, everyone, cannot do good is a wall that leads to war and also to what some people throughout history have conceived of: killing in the name of God. That we can kill in the name of God. And that, simply, is blasphemy. To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy … The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! … Read more »
Andrew Sullivan blogged about a new roadkill law in Montana allowing people to take home roadkill which was previously illegal.
Given his stellar global coverage at the moment, I reckon Maurice Williamson should capitalise on the goodwill and run for Mayor against Len Brown.
His 5 minute speech in Wellingotn yesterday has reverberated around the world.
Andrew Sullivan blogged about it.
The Sydney Morning Herald printed the entire speech, plus the video.
Ronan Keating tweeted it.
Everybody should take a listen to Maurice Williamson Marriage equality Speech. Simply brilliant.
— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) April 17, 2013
via Andrew Sullivan
This series of videos from John Corvino is very interesting.
In support of his new book, John Corvino has produced a series of video that provide succinct versions of his core arguments. The first tackles a common trope in debates about gay people, “Love the sinner, hate the sin”:
Interesting commentary from Andrew Sullivan on Pope Francis, and the role Ratzinger will play.
Some readers won;t know who Andrew Sullivan is, but he one of the world’s most successful bloggers, is a conservative, generally Republican supporting, Obama supporting gay catholic…in other words a contradiction.
Some don;t like him, but I follow his blog pretty closely. I found his commentary on Francis interesting.
Andrew Sullivan appears on Charlie Rose to discuss same-sex marriage. Here are some excerpts of his appearance.
You can watch the full Charlie Rose show here.
The Catholic Church has some pretty strict rules, especially for the clergy. No marriage or relationships, no rooting and no poofters.
You can imagine what happen if you doing all of them can’t you…you’d be a Cardinal for sure.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien had a long-standing physical relationship with one of the men whose complaints about his behaviour sparked his downfall as leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland.
The man left the priesthood in the middle of the last decade but rejoined and is living on the continent in a post the cardinal helped him secure.
The complainant is known to have been in regular telephone contact with Cardinal O’Brien until recently and was a frequent visitor to St Benets, his official residence in Edinburgh’s Morningside.
It is understood the cardinal confessed to the relationship after it was recently revealed there had been several complaints to the Vatican about his sexual behaviour towards priests in the 1980s. It is thought to be part of his reference to his sexual conduct as “a priest, a bishop and a cardinal”. Read more »
Here at the Snuggery, clothes stay on. There are strict boundaries and no genital touch is allowed. “Jacqueline established the Snuggery because she believes in the healing power of touch,” the website for her business explains. “She aims to make the world a gentler place, one snuggle at a time.” As a graduate student in social work, she just sees her latest venture as a different way to help people. Read more »
If only politicians were this honest…or as Andrew Sullivan suggests..the Pope.
This is the start of the resignation letter of Groupon’s CEO, Andrew Mason, to staff:
“People of Groupon,
“After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family. Just kidding – I was fired today. If you’re wondering why . . . you haven’t been paying attention. From controversial metrics in our S1 to our material weakness to two quarters of missing our own expectations and a stock price that’s hovering around one quarter of our listing price, the events of the last year and a half speak for themselves. As CEO, I am accountable. Read more »