I do not believe that people—especially Catholics—in either the Philippines or Ireland want our elected officials to bend a knee to the will of the bishops when it comes to reproductive health.
When “reparative therapy” organization Exodus International folded in mid-June, the group’s president, Alan Chambers, issued an apology to those the organization had hurt. His words seemed tailor-made to illustrate a recent report that likened many of today’s Christians to Pharisees.
Each week’s Moral Monday protest has a theme, and this Monday activists will focus on labor and economic justice. A key factor will no doubt be the economic impact the GOP’s new regressive policies would have on women.
‘Something Better Is Coming’: Alan Chambers Gives His Last Speech to Gay Reparative Therapy Ministry Exodus International
Alan Chambers has been president of Exodus International, a gay reparative therapy ministry, for 12 years. In this speech, which marks a beautiful moment in history for LGBTQ people and Christians in the United States, he apologizes for spreading the message he has spread through Exodus for all these years, and instills hope for a brighter future and reconciliation for and within the church.
The day after Rep. Trent Franks pulled a Todd Akin, senators speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference breathed barely a word about abortion—and not a peep about contraception.
Music video starring Glee’s Jane Lynch and Key & Peele’s Jordan Peele to raise awareness for the importance of the constitutional principle of church-state separation. (via Funny or Die)
“Inclusivity” and “intersectionality” are not just words. They describe the theory and practice of the reproductive justice movement with the potential to revitalize all of our advocacy and enable us to create the large and motivated base of support required to secure reproductive rights, health, and justice for all.
In choosing Daniels as his hand-picked spokesperson, Cardinal Dolan has laid bare just how radically the U.S. Catholic Church has turned to the right in the Obama years.
Here’s a lesson from John Corvino, AKA “The Gay Moralist” about masturbation, Aquinas, and New Natural Law. He discusses the views of the 13th Century philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas and some of his intellectual heirs today—self-styled “new natural lawyers” like Robert George of Princeton—who provide the intellectual basis for much of contemporary social conservative thought. (via The Huffington Post)
Both choice and reproductive justice have a place in our battle for women’s autonomy. But one cannot take the place of the other.