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Enjoy lift of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ ban, get ready for a bleak legislative winter

December 22, 2010 – 9:51 pm
Lawn Griffiths

Life is so good when we experience  justice. This day, we bask in the progress of an American president signing into law a new national military policy that anyone, regardless of sexual identity, may serve …

Catholics host ‘Manhattan Declaration’ seminar, but ‘No Longer Silent’ protests Saturday

October 11, 2010 – 9:42 pm

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is playing host this weekend for folks who believe  “The Manhattan Declaration:  A Call of Christian Conscience,” developed last year, gives clarity to all that they …

Non-celibate gay Lutheran clergy restored to ministry

July 26, 2010 – 4:34 pm

The nation’s largest Lutheran body, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, took another step Sunday toward claiming a major place at the forefront of faiths heeding the call to inclusivity and openness to …

Religions should not get a free pass from scrutiny

June 23, 2010 – 12:21 pm

Tolerance is tricky and problematic. During my decades in newspaper work, I have followed the rules to give balance to all sides in news stories and not interject my personal observations, beliefs or prejudices.

Meanwhile, during …

Mormons get deserved contempt for homophobia revealed in documentary ‘8: Mormon Propo$ition’

June 18, 2010 – 11:14 pm
8: The Mormon Proposition

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gets well-deserved scrutiny and disdain in the documentary “8: The Mormon Propo$ition,” which opened in limited theaters Friday. We saw it at Harkins’ Camelview in Scottsdale.  It …