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Wednesday 14 April 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2010 April

12th April 2010

Refusing “Dialogue”

Posted by: Craig Young

In the latest Utne Reader, there are a couple of articles that perplex me somewhat, albeit for different reasons.
In the first, Stephanie Fairyington provided a recent article on ‘choosing’ sexual identity and went on to rehash the whole dreary endless ‘essentialist’/’social constructionist’ debate within LGBT academia over the last twenty years or so. In my […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

8th April 2010

United Kingdom: Homophobic Bullying and Faith Schools

Posted by: Craig Young

Under moderate centre-right governments, religiously-based ‘faith schools’ may be more able to get started, remain operational and attract students- so what about LGBT pupils?
Unfortunately, the faiths in question do not tend to be reasonably inclusive ones like Buddhism or Wicca, and while I would have no problems with Anglicanism or Reform Judaism in this context […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

7th April 2010

Review: Colin Hughes (ed) What Went Wrong, Gordon Brown?

Posted by: Craig Young

Colin Hughes (ed) What Went Wrong, Gordon Brown? London: Guardian Books: 2010.
And did it…?
The British and New Zealand Labour administrations of the last decades were siblings. However, apart from Tony Blair’s LGBT-inclusive social liberalism and paradoxical corresponding foreign policy conservatism when it came to the Iraqi War, we know little about one major influence in […]

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Tags: Politics

1st April 2010

Dropping the Rosary and Walking Away

Posted by: Craig Young

The Catholic clergy pedophilia crisis is killing that church. I feel deep sorrow for the Catholic Left over this, but as for the Catholic Right…
After Vatican II in the sixties, Catholicism has tended to be riven by two divergent tendencies. One is a noble orientation toward social justice for the poor and oppressed that involves […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion