We know from Genesis that God did not want man to be alone — but created a companion for him. We know from Deuteronomy that eunuchs were a sexual minority, loathed and considered unacceptable for admission into the “assembly of the Lord.” And then in Isaiah 56, the Lord says, “Do not let the eunuch say, ‘I am just a dry tree’ …I will give them a name better than sons and daughters …for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.”
.. My wife and I believe the church must rise up and reclaim a godly and wholesome sexuality. A sexuality:
- That includes public vows of faithful love and is blessed within the church (not left to fend for itself outside the church).
- That calls everyone to commit our bodies and to respect the bodies of others (whether homosexual or heterosexual) as temples of the Holy Spirit.
- That is committed to a lifelong monogamous relationship.
He is famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for beginning speeches to Christian audiences this way: “I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”
.. “Conservatives are people who worship at the graves of dead radicals. Stop to think about that. The people who started this country, George Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, these were not conservatives; these were the radicals of the time. In fact, conservatives always look back on people who they despised and make them into heroes. If you were to listen to the religious right today, they would make you believe that Martin Luther King was one of their flock. In reality, they hated him and did everything they could to destroy him.”
“Mozilla has always been a messy place, and misunderstood,” said John Lilly, a former chief executive and former board member of Mozilla. “People on the outside can’t decide if it’s the United Nations, or Apple, or a nongovernmental organization, or a soup kitchen.
.. Mr. Eich, he added, is a very analytical person who got into a situation he did not have the social skills to navigate. “My bet is he’s feeling very wounded. He gave his life and soul to this. Sometimes a community doesn’t really know what it’s doing,” Mr. Moore said.
Historically this kind of scapegoating is used by politicians to solidify their bases and draw attention away from their failing policies, and no doubt this is what’s happening in Russia. Counting on the natural backlash against the success of marriage equality around the world and recruiting support from conservative religious organizations, Mr. Putin has sallied forth into this battle, figuring that the only opposition he will face will come from the left, his favorite boogeyman.