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Monday 08 November 2010


Proclamations of the Red Queen

Entries from 2009 January

30th January 2009

United Kingdom: Heroin Addict Mum Condemns Gay Adoption

Posted by: Craig Young

As a gay co-parent, I really am quite incensed at Family First’s distorted news item on a recent situation that involves a heroin addict mother, and an eligible gay male couple that adopted her children because that mother was unable to take proper care of them.
(I am not referring to mainstream IV drug users who […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

29th January 2009

Orthodox Judaism and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted by: Craig Young

Opponents of same-sex marriage are predominantly fundamentalist Protestants and conservative Catholics, with some co-belligerency from conservative Mormons and some Orthodox Jews.
Whenever I talk to religious Conservative and Reform or secular Jews about this matter, I tend to find that they feel threatened by Christian Right initiatives against same-sex marriage. When they see denial of the […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

28th January 2009

Canada: LGBTs and Straight Polygamy

Posted by: Craig Young

In Canada’s Xtra, there’s an opinion piece on why Canadian LGBTs should oppose British Columbian provincial government intervention against Bountiful, a small Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FCLDS) community in that area. I disagree with this opinion.
It’s not as if same-sex marriage were under attack in Canada anymore. Moreover, it’s difficult to shoehorn […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

26th January 2009

Review: David Wellington: Vampire Zero (2008)

Posted by: Craig Young

David Wellington: Vampire Zero: New York: Three Rivers Press: 2008
Events have come full circle in the eventful life of Laura Caxton, lesbian cop and vampire hunter.
In order to assist her during the siege of Gettysburg (see 99 Coffins), her former mentor Jameson Arkeley was turned by aged vampire Justinia Malvern, and now she must hunt […]

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Tags: General

26th January 2009

Bush 3.0??!! (2012/2016)?

Posted by: Craig Young

Meanwhile, there may end up eventually being a third President Bush, brother to the unlamented 43rd.
John (Jeb) Bush (55) used to be 43rd Governor of Florida (term limits then intervened). He seems to be far more of an ideologue than his brother, actively writing for the Heritage Foundation, Florida-based James Madison Institute and the Project […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

23rd January 2009

Australian Idiots…

Posted by: Craig Young

In Australia, both sides of the multicultural divide are causing ructions right now. Abu Hamza is a self-styled Muslim “imam” resident in Melbourne who has just made abhorrent remarks about the alleged husbandly ‘right’ to engage in domestic violence and spousal rape.  Abu Hamza (Samir Mohtadi) has had no formal Islamic religious training but delivers […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

22nd January 2009

Right-Wing Christians in Hell: A Pungent Satire, Involving the 43rd US President

Posted by: Craig Young

PKKKARRRKKK!!!
Thump!!!
G***** W. B**h looked around him, startled at the sudden fall from on high, when he found that there was an African American lesbian solo mother in a wheelchair instead of the aged white Republican male that God should have been.
What had happened to him? And why had the unexpected divine figure quoted that bit in First Corinthians about new […]

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Tags: Religion

22nd January 2009

Centrist Evangelicals?

Posted by: Craig Young

Yesterday, I wrote a Politics and Religion column on the new phenomenon of centrist US evangelicals. According to an organisation called “Faith in Public Life,” the time is right for a broadly based centrist organisation to end the ‘culture wars’ between the US Christian Right and its feminist, liberal, LGBT and other adversaries.
They’ve put together […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

22nd January 2009

Canada: Polygamy and Feminism: Never the Twain…?

Posted by: Craig Young

In British Columbia’s ongoing Bountiful case, there’s currently an unholy legal row brewing over whether or not the polygamous and possibly paedophile members of that community have the absolute ‘religious liberty’ to pursue polygynous ‘plural marriage.’
Surprisingly, the case appears to have divided Canadian feminists. Feminist antiviolence advocates support the British Columbian provincial government, which is […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion

22nd January 2009

Sweden: Same-Sex Marriage - May 2009?

Posted by: Craig Young

Three of Sweden’s four Alliance political parties- the Moderates, Liberals and Centre Party- all favour the amendment of Sweden’s marriage law to end discrimination against same-sex couples wanting that option for relationship recognition. The Opposition Social Democrats also support the move, with only the Alliance member Christian Democrat Party said to be opposed.
Sweden was one […]

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Tags: Politics · Religion