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With a Desire to be Free

I'm not good with beginnings. Never have been. I'm more of a middle and end guy. Beginning from a previous end is one of the hardest things I've had to learn. For the past year or so, I've considered myself a nomad. I've traveled to three continents and back. I've worked. I've lived. I've seen. I've toured. I got lost. I spent three months without unpacking my suitcase before having to repack it to venture out on another excursion. All of this was done under the assumption that it wouldn't be done. You see, my travels abroad were not endorsed by ...

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Catholic church abuse: at least one youth castrated for ‘homosexuality’

(También en Español) News of Note: Catholic church abuse: at least one youth castrated for 'homosexuality' At least one boy under the age of 16 was castrated to 'help' his homosexual feelings while in Catholic church care in the 1950s, the NRC reported on Saturday. But there are indications at least 10 other boys were also castrated, the paper said. The claims were not included in the Deetman report on sexual abuse within the Catholic church published at the end of last year. The paper says the one confirmed case concerned a boy - Henk Heithuis - who reported being ...

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Public Opinion: Lesbians vs. Gays

También en español Conversing recently with a friend, the topic of lesbianism came to our attention. Upon the mere mention of girls kissing girls, his instant reaction was, “That’s so hot!” even though one of the young women in this case was treating the other abusively. When I pointed out the contradiction, his reply was, “I mean, that sucks, but c’mon! Seeing girls making out is still pretty hot.” Sadly, this reaction is all too common when people talk about women who partner with women, though rarely to this extent. However, it does drive home the point that society ...

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