Dead Wild Roses: Same Sex Marraige not the Apocalypse, Honest.

Dan Savage on why SSM is a decent, humane institution.   Filed under: Politics Tagged: Dan Savage, Human Rights, Religion, Same Sex Marriage, SSM

Dead Wild Roses: Q&A – The Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Germaine Greer, Peter Hitchens, Dan Savage, Hanna Rosin

Oh Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Listen and watch this – this – is what good public broadcasting is like.  Germaine Greer rocks the Sidney Opera house laying the smack down on Hitchens repeatedly throughout the program.   Q&A is a joy to watch, and a feature that needs to be replicated on the ...

Five of Five: Dan Savage and the Economist

A few days ago the Economist magazine ran a short opinion piece on the Dan Savage “bible bullshit” speech and the predictable reaction that followed from the religious right.  A good number of atheist and humanist bloggers that I read were not entirely happy with the Economist’s comments.  I think this is because they focused on the ...

Five of Five: Dan Savage and Some High School Kids

Dan Savage is talking to some high school age kids at a conference about journalism.  When the subject turns to homosexuality in the bible a bunch of them walk out.  By walking out they are making a public statement that they don’t mind being on the wrong side of history and rationality. They would make ...

first word, tree.: Pink Herrings: Ethical (Sp)Oil and Pride (in Pipelines)

“Make a hard Right-turn at the Town of Wedgepolitics and keep going Straight until you’ve reached the City of Bigotry and Political Strategy.” Directions for Harper’s recent wedge-issue of choice, driven to distract, that questions the validity of marriage licences granted to non-resident couples in Canada. This issue is too risky for such a clever PMO ...