A Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Do you know where that phrase comes from?  A love that dare not speak its name. It is a line in a poem written by Lord Alfred Douglas in 1894 called “Two Loves.”  Douglas intended it a romantic message to another person you may have heard of: Oscar Wilde. Lord Douglas’s father despised his son’sContinue reading “A Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name”

Weasels

Earlier this week a GOP State Representative from the Naperville-Wheaton area, Jeanne Ives, said this in a radio interview with the Catholic Conference of Illinois: “ It’s a completely disordered relationship and when you have a disordered relationship, you don’t ever get order out of that. So I’m more than happy to take a ‘no’Continue reading “Weasels”

Popes, Wives, & Democrats…Oh My

Just like Rio de Janiero stole our 2016 Summer Olympics, it looks like another South American country (damn Argentina!) has swiped our chance at the first American Pope.  This week the archbishop (“really big bishop”) of Buenos Aires was magically transformed into Pope Francis I (do we even use I or do the numbers startContinue reading “Popes, Wives, & Democrats…Oh My”

Let’s Win This

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts transform the world.” My dear family & friends- I spent the first twenty years of my life berating myself over whether I should keep quiet about my sexual orientation.  What would people think?  Would I be ridiculed?Continue reading “Let’s Win This”

It’s For the Children

The latest 30 second spot in NH from the venerable National Organization for Marriage. First, they said that gay people were just abhorrent individuals who should never be tolerated.  That didn’t work.  Next, they said that gay marriage was infringing upon the rights of religious individuals.  That isn’t making much sense these days.  Now, theyContinue reading “It’s For the Children”

Making it Simple

Peter Sagal sums up the whole gay marriage thing quite easily.  If only common sense reigned… I was very happy to see that Vermont legalized same sex marriage, although of course, some people are very unhappy. There are three arguments against same-sex marriage, summarized thusly: 1) God hates it. 2) It’s against thousands of years of tradition. 3)Continue reading “Making it Simple”