Ken Hutcherson, Antioch pastor and spokesperson for the conservative Stand For Marriage Coalition, has come out in a column for WND.com as a “gay Christian,” declaring that he will “take back” the term now used to define sexuality. This isn’t the first of his anti-gay campaigns: Hutcherson proclaimed his intent to take back the rainbow, which symbolizes gay pride. The Huffington Post:
Overruling school officials, a Catholic bishop in Iowa said Monday he would not let a group that promotes equal rights for gays and lesbians present a college scholarship to an openly gay student during an upcoming award ceremony. Bishop Martin Amos in Davenport said the Eychaner Foundation would not be allowed to present the Matthew Shepard Scholarship to Keaton Fuller during the May 20 ceremony at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, saying the group’s support for gay rights conflicts with church doctrine.
The national debate over marriage equality turns its attention South on Tuesday, as North Carolina could be on the verge of becoming the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman.
In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet expressed support for marriage equality and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to oppose the amendment.
Maurice Sendak, the children’s author and illustrator best known for the 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” is dead at age 83, the New York Times reports.
The Brooklyn-born author lost many family members in the Holocaust and spent time in bed with health problems as a child. After seeing the Disney movie “Fantasia” at the age of 12, he resolved to become an illustrator.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler-created pilot, The New Normal, has recieved a series order from NBC. The show centers around a gay couple played by Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, and the woman who agrees to become their surrogate (Georgia King) and help them start a family.
On Saturday, May 5, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry interviewed Aisha Moodie-Mills from the Center for American Progress’s FIRE Initiative to dispel the myth that “black equals straight and white equals gay”, the frame that the so-called National Organization for Marriage organization (NOM) has been pushing.
MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts speaks with Randy Roberts Potts, grandson of Evangelist Oral Roberts, about the marriage amendment up for a vote in North Carolina, and the religious conservative movement in support of the amendment, and how President Bill Clinton is voicing his opposition.