Opinion

PROPOSITION 8 ACTIVISM: DIFFERENT CHURCHES, DIFFERENT ATTITUDES

My observations on the happenings that took place at various local churches this past Sunday. In response to the whole Proposition 8 deal, local protests and activism events took place at a few churches this past Sunday. The largest took place downtown at the Cornerstone Church (1545 Fulton St.). There were about 20 people present …

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Prop 8 Reactions

Harvey hits the nail on the head with his blog… “While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice.” Read the full …

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Prop 8: Let Anger

One thing I’ve always said regarding the battle for LGBT equal rights, was that the movement is far too passive, even “respectful” of those who legislate against us, as they have now done again. I’m not condemning  any of the incredible efforts made by LGBT camps in our fight against Proposition 8. On occasion after …

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Why Some Americans Don’t Have Reason To Celebrate

I found an excellent article today on Huffington Post by Shaun Jacob Halper regarding the passing of Prop 8. It starts… “This past Election Tuesday, Californians turned out in droves to recognize the rights of caged-chickens while denying the rights of gays and lesbians to marry. Passing Prop 2 and Prop 8, Californians secured a …

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For bad or for worse: mayoral candidates refuse to honestly speak on gay issues

    I’m not a junkie for scandal, but the press today selectively reports on issues and pulls punches in ways that would make Edward R. Murrow turn over in his grave. Political candidates and officials have gotten far too comfortable with evasive answers, "no comment" or denying interviews to anyone who may not support their …

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Gay Court Ruling and Fresno’s Creative Class

No doubt most MindHubbers — being much better informed than the average citizen — heard last week’s news of California’s gay marriage ban being ruled unconstitutional. If Richard Florida’s “The Rise of the Creative Class” happens to be right in its tripartite analysis of the keys to creative class success (technology, talent, and tolerance, or …

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