Latest Blog Posts on Gay Marriage
April Fool's Day seems a fitting day to review what happened last week, when, within just two days of announcing its decision to hire gays in recognized same-sex marriages, World Vision reversed its decision. An official statement from World Vision president Richard Stearns communicated "heartbreak"— "over the pain and confusion we have caused many of our friends, who saw this decision as a revers ...
It has been exciting to watch the young athletes compete in Russia - against lots of odds they went to compete against the best in the world. They knew the rules when they signed up. They knew what was expected. They knew they had to do certain things and not do certain things. There was a requirement for training, behavior, dress...they didn't try to change the rules. They met the standards. As ...
After "Life": After being fired from "One Life to Live" over a gay dialogue dispute, Patricia Mauceri finds a new path
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j180KdbdTTg[/youtube] Another life to live. TV viewers know actress Patricia Mauceri best for the 14 years she spend playing diner owner/widowed mother Carlotta Vega on the ABC soap One Life to Live . While her successful career had led her to numerous others roles, including ...
I'm drinking what America should BE right now (bear with me: it's metaphor time). Coffee from Africa, rich & fragrant. Chocolate from South America. Cinnamon from Saigon, cayenne pepper from who knows where, and milk from an organic farm coop of many American states. In a bee mug (from my BFF!). With a silver spoon from my mother's pattern. Well, maybe the silver spoon is a bit much. :) ...
When you make an outspoken, irascible patriarch into a television star, he is going to say outspoken, irascible things. And so "Duck Dynasty" dad Phil Robertson gave his views on homosexuality as a sin in an interview with GQ, using plain, sometimes crude language. He also made some comments about race relations and poor people that many found offensive. A&E, which airs the hugely popular ...
The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom centering on four young male scientists in their late ‘20’s to early 30’s who also happen to be die hard superhero and sci-fi fans, is among the most highly rated of contemporary television shows. One of the characters is “Sheldon Cooper,” portrayed by Jim Parsons. Sheldon is a brilliant astrophysicist who’s as intelligent as he is socially inept. At once cogniti ...
The headlines are alarming: “Catholic-Owned Company Wins Religious Freedom Court Decision,” “Death Toll Rises to 65 in Boko Haram Attack on Students,” “Little Sisters Catholic Charity Victimized By Obamacare,” “Christians Sought Out, Murdered in the Kenyan Mall Massacre,” “Judicial Watch Seeks Reason Why ‘So Help Me God’ Removed From U.S. Air Force Oath.” An Egyptian church burns But the me ...
Catching up with Mother Dolores Hart as the Hollywood star-turned-Catholic nun reflects on her book tour, the possibility of a movie and Pope Francis
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. This is getting to be a habit. A good habit. I'm talking about my second conversation with Mother Dolores Hart on the occasion of her return to the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut following her recent book tour to promote her memoir Ear of the Heart . I visited the one-time movie star at ...
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