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Self-made martyr

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“Porno Pete” LaBarbera tried several times to goad Canadian authorities to arrest him. They finally did.

Pete LaBarbera, head of the Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (an organization designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010, among others), has the colorful nickname “Porno Pete” among gay and liberal bloggers because he is famous for going to churches and showing…

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Rinse, don’t wash

Rinse, don’t wash

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This is really close…

One of my grandfathers had a coffee mug that was “his” mug. No one else used Grandpa’s mug. It was a yellow mug, but not a really bright yellow. Very similar to the one pictured here.

It was nearly identical in shape to a set of sage green and brown mugs that matched grandam’s every day plates. That particular shape of stackable coffee mug was very popular when I was a kid.…

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(A whole lotta) Friday Links!

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It’s Friday again! Where does the time go? Here’s a collection of news and other things that struck me as worthy of being shared:

THE FALL OF BRENDAN EICH HAPPENED WITHOUT ANY GAYS DOING MUCH OF ANYTHING.

Head of Anglican church: We must discriminate against gays lest someone think we’re gay and bash us. “Yes, because everyone knows that Jesus’ principal message for those confronted with…

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Persuadable?

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Explaining that he’s “not homophobic,” but believing marriage should be between one man and one woman is being “on the right side of the Bible.”

I get tired of people telling us that it’s intolerant of us to point out when certain people make bigoted remarks. Especially when they insist that the reason we should not call a bigot a bigot when he or she says such things, is because we’ll never be…

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The more things change…

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@HistOpinion

I keep telling people it wasn’t that long ago that opposition to interracial marriage was stronger than the current opposition to same sex marriage.

A common point of contention in discussions of gay rights is whether it is appropriate, logical, or even accurate to compare the struggle for equal rights for gay people with the struggle for racial equality. There are a wide variety of…

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A 70-year nap sounds tempting

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We saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a bunch of friends Saturday, and it was fun. If you liked the 2011 Captain America movie, or The Avengersyou’ll probably like this, as well. I thought it was awesome. I confess I’d been a teeny bit worried because I liked the previous movie a lot, and that one got so much of its appeal from the 1940s setting; I was afraid they’d try to grit Cap up…

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Never thought I’d be happy to do the taxes

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Us, at our reception.

It isn’t primarily about the legal stuff, of course. Except when it is.

The last few years our taxes have been very unpleasant. When Washington state voters approved the “everything-but-marriage” domestic partnership referendum a few years ago, our separate incomes became community property. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act forbade the federal government from recognizing our relationship,…

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