Saturday, May 23, 2015

Final Results of Irish Referendum on Equal Rights for LGBT Citizens: 62% YES, 38% NO — Smashing Victory for Human Rights in Traditionally Catholic Nation



The final results of the Irish referendum on equal rights for LGBT citizens:

As Catholic Ireland Votes for Human Rights for a Minority, Martyr for Those on the Margins, St. Oscar Romero, Is Beatified


And, as long as I'm sharing postings I've made this morning on Facebook and Twitter, here's another I'd like to share with all of you here.

Paging Ms. Gallagher, Paging Ms. Gallagher: Where's NOM Response to Catholic Ireland's Massive Vote for Human Rights (and Compassion, Courage, Hope)?



From my Facebook page today (I'll atone for my cheekiness later today by slaving over a batch of mint jelly after we've had our walk with the dogs.)

Revisiting Michelle Duggar's Remarks About LGBT People as Child Predators Who Endanger the Daughters of Others



Valuable commentary from Out in Arkansas (on its Facebook page), linking to Joanna Rothkopf's Salon article revisiting Michelle Duggar's remarks attacking LGBT citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas, last year — as potential child molesters . . . . 

Catholic Ireland Says Yes to Human Rights (and Courage, Compassion, and Hope): Ball Now in Court of Church's Pastoral Leaders


Friday, May 22, 2015

Droppings from the Catholic Birdcage: "Civil Rights for Gays Must Be Understood and Incorporated into the Catholic Tradition"



Jim McGarry, a retired religious studies teacher in the archdiocese of San Francisco, cited by Dan Morris-Young in an article discussing the clashing visions of church evident in this diocese right now:

Quote for Day: "Brand of Gay Equality That’s Developing in Ireland Right Now Deserves Broader Attention" for Its Emphasis on Family and Catholic Social Teaching




Mo Moulton, lecturer in history and literature at Harvard, writing in The Atlantic about the Irish campaign for marriage equality: