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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

After Regnerus debacle, where are the apologies?

Now that an internal audit at Social Science Research has confirmed that Mark Regnerus’ “gay parenting” study was indeed so badly flawed it never should have survived peer review, it’s safe to say that we can move past examining the specifics of how it went wrong, and start looking at the deeper question of why …

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Jul 29 2012

And now I’m on the Godless Business podcast

So, I recently had the privilege of being invited onto the 50th episode of the Godless Business podcast with Andrew Skegg. The topics we covered during the hour include my personal religious history, Mormonism, being transgender, my YouTube fans and foes, Mike Huckabee and Chick-fil-A, anti-gay boycotts, the importance of gay pride parades, marriage in …

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Jul 28 2012

Well, isn’t that embarrassing

Five days ago, an op-ed in support of the fatally flawed Regnerus “gay parenting” study appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Breathlessly describing the response to the misleading study as “an academic auto-da-fe”, “inquisition”, “witch hunt”, and a “savaging” by “the progressive orthodoxy”, who are treating him like a “heretic” and “traitor” and “cannot …

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Jul 27 2012

Live show tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern!

Heather and I will be having a live show on BlogTV tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time (9:30 Central, 7:30 Pacific). If you haven’t been there before, it’s essentially a live stream with a chatroom attached, and we’ll be taking questions from visitors. It’s usually a lot of fun! So come by and see us …

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Jul 27 2012

Definitional Nonsense

Ashlyn Parram

In many societies, gender has historically been understood as a neat, orderly, and intuitive model. The concept of “man” referred to people who had the same kind of male body, presented in a way that was regarded as male, and took male-designated roles. The concept of “woman” was defined in the same way. These two …

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Jul 26 2012

Music of the day

Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds

Jul 25 2012

And that proves what, exactly?

On their official blog, the National Organization for Marriage promotes an interview with Dawn Stefanowicz, who’s made a living from talking about how terrible it was to grow up with a gay father in the ’60s and ’70s. Based on her single data point, Stefanowicz has frequently testified against the legalization of same-sex marriage. You might …

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Jul 24 2012

Because she is an atheist

My partner Heather has written a wonderful post as part of Crommunist’s “Because I Am An Atheist” series. Please go read it.

Jul 23 2012

Dismiss real issues in three easy steps!

On a largely unrelated video, someone left this comment: If the general experience & belief of the Christian is outdated & invalid, then why give them validity through focusing so much of your attention upon them? Respectfully, it seems as if, in your presentation & discussions, you hope(?) to bring them to a place where …

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Jul 21 2012

What are you afraid of?

Last week, I blogged about Christian Post writer Matt Moore, a self-described “redeemed sinner” who posted an open letter to gay youth proclaiming that Jesus would save them from a life of drinking, drugs and meaningless sex. As I’m sure you would expect, I found his goals misguided and his metaphysics incoherent. In response, one …

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