Looking at all the coverage of the folks making up the long queues at Chick-fil-A reminded me of the sad fact that for so many people, religion is less about connecting with the divine and being of service and more … Continue reading
This comes via Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.
https://twitter.com/alan_thicke/status/176809769313636352 Do yourself a favor and follow @alan_thicke. This guy is hilarious!
In a South Carolina prison sixty-six years ago, guards walked a 14-year-old boy, bible tucked under his arm, to the electric chair. At 5′ 1″ and 95 pounds, the straps didn’t fit, and an electrode was too big for his … Continue reading
Today the United States military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is officially over. It is the end of a long era. There will still be challenges and there is still a lot of work to be done, but decades of … Continue reading
Thanks to the American labor movement we… Don’t have child labor Have the 8 hour work day and paid overtime Compensation benefits for workers injured on the job Unemployment insurance Guaranteed minimum wage Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) which … Continue reading
In 1967 CBS aired a controversial episode of CBS Reports on a taboo subject at the time entitled, The Homosexuals. It was hosted by Mike Wallace and was the first national network documentary dealing with the topic of homosexuality. Originally proposed in 1964, it took three … Continue reading
The late Lucille Ball was born 100 years ago today. In an 1980 interview with People magazine she was asked what she thought about gay rights. Her response, It’s perfectly all right with me. Some of the most gifted people I’ve … Continue reading
When we shop at Wal-Mart or any other mass discount retailer in pursuit of low prices we are paying below the true cost of the item. The difference in cost is passed on to a worker who is in many … Continue reading
As I mentioned earlier, after Dan Choi gave his West Point ring to Senator Harry Reid at this past summer’s Netroots Nation on the condition that he would return it once Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed. Well Senator Reid … Continue reading