Category Archives: Civil Rights

Tolerating the Intolerant: Conservatives Criticize Liberals for Their Intolerance

There is an argument that conservatives like to make about liberals who espouse tolerance and who take stands against acts of intolerance, are being intolerant themselves for not tolerating the intolerance. As

Crossing the Line: Religious Freedom or Religious Imposition

Recently, several conservative states have introduced legislation to allow businesses and self-employed individuals to refuse service to others on the grounds of religious beliefs, thus allowing discrimination. Though the laws are differently

Imagine: America without the GOP

Legislative roadblocks, religious extremism, Tea Party bigotry, and favoritism to wealthy interests in the form of huge tax cuts and deregulation for chemical polluters of our air and water. All this along

The Importance of Coming Out: For those Heterosexuals who cannot Understand

There was a time in American history that certain light-skinned African-Americans – those who could – would pass themselves off as white, which was known as “passing“, before the Civil Rights era.

Open Letter to President Obama: Offer Political Asylum to Gay Russians

Dear President Obama, Last night I had myself a good cry. The reason being is that watching the news on MSNBC, I saw some of my gay brothers being treated brutally by

Rule of Law vs The U.S. Constitution: Majorities Cannot Decide the Rights of Minorities

Recently, I listened to an Oklahoma news-person give his opinion concerning Virginia’s state attorney general, Mark R. Herring decision not to defend that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. His opinion was that

Marriage Equality Coming to Oklahoma: Judge Rules State Ban Unconstitutional

Though same-sex couples will still have to wait for the appeals process to be worked through, eventually, gay people will be able to marry in my conservative state of Oklahoma. Governor Mary

No Such Thing as a Gay Lifestyle or a Gay Agenda

Recently, Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” came out by simply posting a comment on her Facebook page for the holidays, saying: “I am grateful to God, my doctors and nurses for

For John Boehner and Ralph Reed, Gay People Want Special Rights

Step by step, LGBT members are slowly gaining full equality, but unfortunately, we still have obstacles standing in our way. One of those obstacles is U.S. House Speaker John Boehner(R-OH) who obviously

Vladimir Putin: Good or Evil?

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his