Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today's Headlines From LGBTQNation

California Supreme Court seems uncertain regarding Prop 8 standing

September 6 — The seven-member California Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed troubled, in much the same way a federal appeals panel was troubled last January, to find which power should prevail on whether the "Yes on 8" group should be granted standing to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Read more »

NCLR says Prop 8 sponsors should not be allowed to ‘usurp’ elected officials

September 6 — Calling it an "unthinkable blow to California’s democratic system of government if the handful of individuals who sponsored Prop 8 could make decisions for the entire state," Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the NCLR, on Tuesday said that proponents of Proposition 8 should not be allowed to "usurp duly elected officials." Read more »

Rap artist ‘Game’ urges those in the closet to come out

September 6 — In an interview with website VLADTV.com, rap artist The Game says he believes there are a number of big-name rap stars who are homosexual and he feels they should be out and proud about their sexuality. Read more »

Hundreds of service members discharged under DADT expected to reenlist

September 5 — With the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" scheduled to take effect on Sept. 20, the U.S. military is expecting many of the service members discharged because of their sexual orientation to seek reenlistment. Read more »

Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation and anti-gay hatred in Uganda

September 5 — In his 2008 book, C. Peter Wagner states that the Dominion (or “Kingdom now”) theology of his movement traces through Christian Reconstructionist theologian R.J. Rushdoony, who advocate Biblical capital punishments such as stoning or burning at the stake for a wide range of alleged crimes -- including homosexuality. Read more »

‘Str8apology lady’ visits Charlotte Pride: ‘Jesus loves you just the way you are’

September 5 — As in any group, there are extremists Christians who intensely dislike and even hate the LGBT community. At the other end of the spectrum, are affirming Christians and denominations who welcome equality in both ordinations and unions. Then, in that big middle majority space are the ones who are still trying to decide where they land on the issues of inclusion and reconciliation of faith and orientation. Those are the ones I am challenging. Read more »

Criticism, support precede Chaz Bono’s appearance on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

September 4 — Chaz Bono -- the transgender son of entertainer Cher and the late Sonny Bono -- who recently announced he will be contestant this season on ABC’s hit show "Dancing With the Stars," has set off both a firestorm of criticism, and a groundswell of support.Read more »