Living: May 2006

Kudos to Gene Maresca

Filed by Edward Fox | May 31, 2006 | 2:18 PM | comments

Yesterday I attended the annual dinner of the Columbus, Indiana, Human Rights Commission. Over two hundred people attended and honored our friend Gene Maresca with the William R. Laws Award, their annual award "for an outstanding contribution to making these...Read More


Filed by Ed Team | May 25, 2006 | 11:11 PM | comments

Excerpts from a Unitarian Universalist Sermon... Our task is neither intellectual exercise, nor mere activism. It requires that we root ourselves firmly in our deepest moral and spiritual convictions. Therefore, above all, attend diligently to your relationship with the Divine--the root which will give you strength for the journey and courage to speak. Pray, meditate, and sing. Walk in the sun, and rest. In this way, may we journey together from unknowing into awareness, from silence into speech, from acceptance into action, sending down deep roots to the Divine and aligning our lives with our deepest values. Read More

Indiana Equality Poll Shows Support for Gay Rights

Filed by Jerame Davis | May 17, 2006 | 8:51 AM | comments

In a poll released today by Indiana Equality, Hoosiers were found to support gay and lesbian rights on a number of topics. The poll, which was piggy-backed on the Indiana Poll done semi-annually by the IU Survey Research Center, asked...Read More

Biblical Marriage - makes sense to me.....

Filed by Annette Gross | May 10, 2006 | 9:13 PM | comments

Biblical Marriage Much of the opposition to same-sex marriages is fundamentally religious in nature. Evangelical Christians argue that marriage between two members of the same sex is, from their perspective, simply invalid - and therefore civil marriage law should conform...Read More

A Real-Life Parable for Moderate Republicans

Filed by Ed Team | May 09, 2006 | 9:31 AM | comments

Throughout the 1990's, our company, Newman Equipment, Inc. made money, often in spite of itself. I knew we had some fundamental problems, but ya know, you're humming along, making money, why rock the boat? In the early 2000's when the...Read More

Conservative Jewish leader backs ordaining gay rabbis

Filed by Annette Gross | May 02, 2006 | 10:48 PM | comments

I learned tonight that the Jewish Theological Seminary, which is the organization that ordains rabbis within the Conservative movement, has chosen a new Chancellor, Professor Arnold M. Eisen. It seems he is open to ordaining gay and lesbian rabbis. Eisen...Read More