Tag Archives: gay marriage

GOP presidential candidates defend discrimination, not free speech

By Robert Mann Several of them pledge to plunge the United States deeper into the military conflict in Syria. Half wish to deny women the right to an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. Their frontrunner has made … Continue reading

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Kim Davis is playing the Christian right for suckers

Like gullible 15-year-old boys at a state fair, the Christian right is an easy mark for political carnival barkers like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. “Step right up, folks. See the brave woman defend … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal, nullifier? Would he block SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage?

By Robert Mann Almost every semester in one of my courses at LSU, I discuss Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. There’s a passage, however, that we always overlook: “I have a dream that one day, down … Continue reading

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A day of agony, anger for Louisiana’s gays and lesbians

By Robert Mann By now, much of the United States knows that our governor has formally sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians in Louisiana. Bobby Jindal is trying to put Louisiana on the map as nation’s most bigoted state, all under … Continue reading

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Wrecking Louisiana with a ‘religious freedom’ bill. Is this Bobby Jindal’s grand finale?

By Robert Mann Is it not enough that Gov. Bobby Jindal will leave office next January with our state’s higher education system in tatters and its health care system shattered? Is it not sufficient that he is leaving our budget … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage: Visit Baton Rouge takes a pass on “religious freedom” bill

By Robert Mann I’ve been asking Louisiana chambers of commerce and convention and visitors bureaus to comment on the proposed “religious freedom” bill by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, that would allow private businesses to refuse gay customers based on … Continue reading

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Bake for them two

This post by blogger Jessica Kantrowitz on how Christians might consider responding to the whole gay wedding cake kerfuffle is brilliant and inspired. I had to share it with you: Bake for them two By Jessica Kantrowitz In Jesus’ time, the … Continue reading

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