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04/20/2012

Look Skyward This Weekend: VIDEO

Lyrid

There will be something very special in the skies tomorrow night.

NASA explains, AFTER THE JUMP...

More here....

Posted Apr. 20,2012 at 7:59 PM EST by in News, Space | Permalink | Comments (6)


Ain't Nobody

Sweetbrown

DJ Corey Craig takes this week's viral news report and mashes it with a dance classic.

Watch and listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

Here's the video, if you missed it:

Posted Apr. 20,2012 at 7:43 PM EST by in Music, News, News Clips | Permalink | Comments (31)


Jesus Was 'Probably Gay'

Paul Oestreicher is an Anglican priest and a chaplain at the University of Sussex. Oestreicher felt Jesus Christ's intimacy with John had to be addressed, so he did so to a congregation in New Zealand on Good Friday.

JesusHe writes, in the UK's Guardian:

Heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual: Jesus could have been any of these. There can be no certainty which. The homosexual option simply seems the most likely. The intimate relationship with the beloved disciple points in that direction. It would be so interpreted in any person today. Although there is no rabbinic tradition of celibacy, Jesus could well have chosen to refrain from sexual activity, whether he was gay or not. Many Christians will wish to assume it, but I see no theological need to. The physical expression of faithful love is godly. To suggest otherwise is to buy into a kind of puritanism that has long tainted the churches.

All that, I felt deeply, had to be addressed on Good Friday. I saw it as an act of penitence for the suffering and persecution of homosexual people that still persists in many parts of the church. Few readers of this column are likely to be outraged any more than the liberal congregation to whom I was preaching, yet I am only too aware how hurtful these reflections will be to most theologically conservative or simply traditional Christians. The essential question for me is: what does love demand? For my critics it is more often: what does scripture say? In this case, both point in the same direction.

Whether Jesus was gay or straight in no way affects who he was and what he means for the world today. Spiritually it is immaterial. What matters in this context is that there are many gay and lesbian followers of Jesus – ordained and lay – who, despite the church, remarkably and humbly remain its faithful members. Would the Christian churches in their many guises more openly accept, embrace and love them, there would be many more disciples.

Read the whole piece HERE.

Posted Apr. 20,2012 at 6:51 PM EST by in Jesus Christ, News | Permalink | Comments (65)


New Gay Romney Spokesman Thinks Rachel Maddow Looks Like a Man, Needs to 'Put on a Necklace'

Grenelltweet

This morning I posted about newly-appointed gay Romney spokesman Richard Grenell.

This afternoon, Rachel Maddow noted some of the choice things Grenell has tweeted about her, that she "needs to take a breath and put on a necklace" and that she is a "dead ringer" for Justin Bieber.

The latter is among a collection of sexist Twitter attacks highlighted by Think Progress.

Posted Apr. 20,2012 at 6:00 PM EST by in 2012 Election, Mitt Romney, Rachel Maddow, Richard Grenell | Permalink | Comments (76)


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1109

AFA's Bryan Fischer: Obama too busy "stuffing his face with dog" to have a silver spoon in his mouth.

CREEP: Carrie Manolakos at Le Poussin Rouge.

R2D2's OTHER MESSAGE: From the Coachella galaxy.

NOAH'S ARK: Moby remixes David Lynch.

 

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

Posted Apr. 20,2012 at 5:35 PM EST by in Bryan Fischer, News, Towleroad Guide to the Tube | Permalink | Comments (0)


News: Bettie Naylor, Owls, Ken Hutcherson, Polar Bears, Avicii

RoadL.A. Times: Gay man, shunned by family, steals brother's identity...

NaylorRoadFounding HRC board member and LGBT and women's rights advocate Bettie Naylor dies: "She was everybody's hero. She was going to be who she was. Everyone wanted to pattern their lives and work ethic after her. Everyone loved her so much, and even people who were anti-gay rights came around because they loved her."

RoadBuffet night at the Scientology men's lounge.

Road"Pregnant man" Thomas Beatie separates from his wife: "Beatie revealed the breakup with Nancy during a taping of the syndicated TV show The Doctors in which he also said he had undergone a final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery."

RoadAlanis Morrissette releasing album in June.

RoadWaPo scolds Obama administration on LGBT non-discrimination order failure: "White House press secretary Jay Carney spent a good chunk of his time during a briefing last week trying to explain why President Obama has declined to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Mr. Carney struggled for some eight minutes but was unable to give a satisfactory answer. That’s understandable, because there is no principled reason for refusing to extend such workplace protections to millions of Americans."

RoadVIDEO: Kris Allen returns to American Idol to sing his new single "Vision of Love".

OwlsRoadThe hidden interior of an owl.

RoadVIDEO: Australian activists interrupt dinner of opposition leader Tony Abbott. "It is understood the group of about six protesters chanted: 'Tony Abbott, you're a bigot, gay marriage you don't dig it,' before being removed from the restaurant by a staff member."

RoadI'd buy Avon from Mark Wahlberg.

Ted Allen will not serve you pink slime, thank goodness.

RoadYogurt-eating mice grow massive testicles.

RoadWashington anti-gay activist Ken Hutcherson wants the rainbow back from the gays: "How did we get here? Just when was this symbol liquidated of its meaning? When was the sign pointing to God’s promise intentionally co-opted to point to a certain lifestyle choice? Let’s just say that the homosexual movement has been busy over the last couple of decades and that many of these changes have taken place without so much as a peep from the larger Christian community. Rome’s burning; Nero’s fiddling; and Christians are taking a well-deserved nap."

RoadWilliam Levy takes his sexy ass to a DWTS rehearsal.

SonarRoadLoch Ness boat skipper thinks this sonar blob is the infamous Monster.

RoadIdolator talks to Swedish producer Avicii.

RoadArjan talks to Martin Solveig about working with Madonna, Mika.

RoadBar owner sets up fund for slain Halifax activst Raymond Taavel. "Doug Melanson, the owner of Menz & Mollyz, where Taavel was a regular and spent his last night playing songs on the jukebox, has set up a fund to help Taavel's mother and brother in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., deal with funeral and other final expenses."

RoadPolar Bears are not descendants of Brown Bears, as previously thought.

RoadMarcellus Andrews murder trial of Paris Anding underway in Iowa: "The jury got the case shortly before half past noon and has sent five question to the judge dealing with malice aforethought, inferences about bringing a weapon, heat of passion acts, consideration of instructions and jury disagreement. Between three and four hours later the jurors went home for the day without reaching a verdict."

Posted Apr. 20,2012 at 4:05 PM EST by | Permalink | Comments (13)



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