Defend this!

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 7:30am

Ted Cruz’s First Amendment Defense Act in reality does just the opposite I see where Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, is enforcing his brand of crazy by crafting another version of the First Amendment Defense Act, or FADA, although up til now, it seems to me that the only part of the First Amendment […]

Don’t import NC’s hate

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:50am

A Texas version of North Carolina’s notorious HB2 could prove to be an even greater economic disaster   North Carolina dug in its heels and settled in for the long term this week. The legislature’s action — refusing to repeal HB2 in the face of a disastrous economic boycott and at the same time reneging […]

Brian Brown: NOMing the globe

Posted on 23 Dec 2016 at 7:50am

National Organization for Marriage is back, and taking its hate worldwide   They’re baaaaaaack! The National Organization for Marriage is back, that is. Though they never really went anywhere. They were just stuck in place for awhile during the Obama administration. But now that the United States has elected a bigoted rage-baby to be our […]

Calling a rose a rose (and other random thoughts )

Posted on 16 Dec 2016 at 7:55am

“That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” This oft-quoted line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet came to mind this week at work. My co-worker, a lovely African-American woman, is often asked for on the phone or up front in the lobby as “the black woman.” While technically that’s […]

The Big Show

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 8:00am

It’s all fun and games for the Trumpistas for now. But just wait til the pots all boil   The reporter had to yell his question to be heard over the den of cheering and noise, asking an enthusiastic Trump supporter why he liked Donald Trump. The answer was simplistic but deeply reveling: “Look at […]

Trump’s election: We have one last hope

Posted on 02 Dec 2016 at 8:05am

The Electoral College was put in place to save the country from evil and mischief   This year, for the first time in our 32-year-plus history, Dallas Voice endorsed a political candidate. We officially backed Hillary Clinton for president, and we did so because we believed — and still do believe — that Clinton was […]

1986 called: They want their racist back

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 at 7:35am

A long, long time ago in 1986, Jeff Sessions was nominated to be a federal judge in Alabama. But the Senate Judiciary Committee was all, “Uh, no, you’re way too racist.” Fast forward 30 years and Donald Trump is all, “There’s no such thing as too racist! Here, have the whole Justice Department, Jeff!” So […]

Softer, gentler Trump?

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 at 7:55am

President-elect’s words on ‘60 Minutes’ are no guarantee of safety for LGBT people, but we will stand strong Supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump probably reacted with as much shock as did backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton did when she lost the election to the billionaire. The television networks were abuzz Sunday with discussion about […]

Election 2016

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 8:10am

Our thoughts on the day after the 2016 Presidential election What? How? Why? Shocked, devastated, heartbroken, angry, sad, discouraged, exhausted. This just can’t be our country. How can we live here now? Where can we go? Should we leave our country or stay? The feelings and questions flowed with the tears. Despair. Difficulty focusing. It […]

Different journeys

Posted on 04 Nov 2016 at 8:15am

For those seeking spiritual homes, moving beyond the homophobia isn’t always easy A few weeks ago, a man named Jason Thomas made headlines when he shared the story of how he was forced to leave Watermark Community Church, a nondenominational evangelical Christian megachurch here in the DFW Metroplex that he had attended for some time. […]