Day: October 15, 2012

Gay Jennings’ Executive Council Top Ten list

9. Be kind. If you wouldn’t say it face-to-face, don’t post it on social media.

8. No whining. We are each enormously privileged to be able to serve in this way.

7. No triangles. Bishop Katharine and I have already promised this to each other. If you’re unhappy with me, come to me about it. I promise I’ll do the same for you.

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Marriage equality: it’s for the kids

Aaron C. Davis of The Washington Post tells one family’s story, and in the process captures a) the ways in which laws that prohibit same same-sex marriage harm the children of gay and lesbian couples, and b) how politically potent the message that those children need protection has become.

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The lament of a pro-life lefty

Writing in The New Statesman, Mehdi Hasan, political director of the Huffington Post, UK, says arguments against abortion can be rooted in reasoning that politically progressive people should find persuasive.

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Teresa of Avila’s Struggles to Pray

Over a period of several years, I was more occupied in wishing my hour of prayer were over, and in listening whenever the clock struck, than in thinking of things that were good… Whenever I entered the oratory I used to feel so depressed that I had to summon up all my courage to make myself pray at all.

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“Cynical fear mongering” from the American Family Association

The American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, has called the anti-bullying efforts “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools” and is urging parents to keep their children home from school on Oct. 30, the day most of the schools plan to participate this year.

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