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April 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Mozilla: The right to free speech doesn’t protect you from consequences

The recent stir about Brendan Eich’s departure as Mozilla chief executive and the reported backlash related to free speech issues are baffling to me [“Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues,” Business / Technology, April 5]. Yes, corporations are considered people under the law and hence are entitled to First Amendment rights. Eich, as the living, breathing…


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Firefox, gay marriage, Jos van Schagen

April 11, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Still a long way to go on gay rights

Danny Westneat’s column “Fanaticism on both sides of gay-rights issue” [Local News, April 5] makes an interesting point. But Westneat makes a gross overstatement when he says that the pro-gay-rights side has “basically won.” While gay marriage has made legitimate progress in the United States, America has a long way to go in terms…


Comments | More in Gay rights | Topics: Danny Westneat, gay marriage, Grant Bronsdon

April 11, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Christians aren’t only concerned about abortion and homosexuality

Leonard Pitts writes as if there is only one major brand of Christianity in this country — one that he describes as conservatism [“Christianity the last to get it right,” Opinion, April 6]. Does he not realize that there also is a large segment of progressive Christians in this country who are committed to…


Comments | Topics: abortion, Christianity, gay marriage

March 28, 2014 at 6:04 AM

World Vision: Between God and money, money talks

Apparently, prayer can lead you astray. In reversing its decision to allow the hiring of people in same sex marriages, World Vision’s board dropped a decision that they had discussed and “prayed upon for years,” instead concluding they must “stand by our belief and view of traditional marriage.” [“World Vision retracts decision to…


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Daniel Morris, gay marriage, World Vision

March 10, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Eastside Catholic: Homosexuality not against Catholic teachings

I was struck by the mischaracterization of Catholic doctrine by Eastside Catholic’s legal team in its attempt to defend the firing of Mark Zmuda ["Court battle next in ouster of Eastside Catholic educator,” Local News, March 6]. It stated “to employ a person married to someone of the same sex [is] a violation of…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: Eastside Catholic, gay marriage, homosexuality

February 12, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Gay marriage: A good move by Attorney General Eric Holder

It is refreshing to see that as a society we are moving beyond our obsession with social issues. And it’s even more refreshing moving in the direction of acceptance and respect for the fact that people do not fit in one limited category, and that they are as diverse as the natural environment that surrounds…


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Eric Holder, gay marriage, George Whitaker

January 21, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Eastside Catholic: School had no choice but to fire Zmuda

I just read The Seattle Times article “Church doctrine, gay marriage colliding in Catholic workplaces” [Local News, Jan. 14]. I was a principal in the Catholic schools in Western Washington for 12 years and superintendent of the Catholic schools from 1989 to 1994. Therefore, I know the workings of the system. Even though…


Comments | More in Catholic Church, Gay marriage | Topics: Eastside Catholic, gay marriage, Mark Zmuda

December 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Gay marriage: ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Eastside Catholic


This undated image released by A&E shows brothers Silas “Uncle Si” Robertson, left, and Phil Robertson from the popular series “Duck Dynasty.” Phil Robertson was suspended for disparaging comments he made to GQ magazine about gays. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)

It appears that the cultural leaders promoting the propaganda myth about the majority of Americans endorsing gay marriage have been dealt a setback from the “Duck Dynasty” controversy [“Reality has it risks,” Opinion, Dec. 26].

Proponents of the myth have used it to foster a sense of cultural superiority to oppress anyone who dares to take a different view. I’ve repeatedly exposed the myth as both false and intentionally manipulative.


Comments | More in Gay marriage | Topics: Duck Dynasty, Eastside Catholic, gay marriage

June 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court must defend equality In his dissenting opinion in United States v. Windsor, Justice Antonin Scalia laments that, in invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Supreme Court has pawned the gift of democracy that the Founding Fathers left us. [“Victories for gay marriage, but still not law of land,” page one, June…


Comments | More in Politics | Topics: defense of marriage act, DOMA, gay marriage

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