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Mormons Are Posthumously Baptizing Dead Jews, Living Jews Not Amused

From the You Can’t Make It Up file: Holocaust survivors said Monday they are through trying to negotiate with the Mormon church over posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps, saying the church has repeatedly violated a 13-year-old agreement barring the practice. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say they are making changes to …

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The People’s Premiere Of Milk

Last night at the Castro Theater I attended the “People’s Premiere” of Milk, the Harvey Milk biopic by Gus Van Zant that opens nationwide on November 26th, the day before the 30th anniversary of Milk’s assassination. My longtime buddy Robert Cameron is the VP of Brand Marketing for Levi Strauss, the presenting sponsor of this premiere, and he was kind …

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Obama To End Abstinence-Based AIDS Education And Family Planning

Some excellent early news on the Obama administration comes via Wonk Room: Advisers to President-elect Barack Obama are indicating that “Obama will reverse U.S. family planning and AIDS prevention strategies that have long linked global funding to anti-abortion and abstinence education.” The Obama reversal is a return to an approach that is based on solid evidence and public health rather …

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It Was A Million To One Shot, Doc

Via the Telegraph: A vicar attended hospital with a potato stuck up his bottom – and claimed it got there after he fell on to the vegetable while naked. The clergyman, in his 50s, told nurses he had been hanging curtains when he fell backwards on to his kitchen table. He happened to be nude at the time of the …

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Blame The Catholics Too

According to the SF Chronicle, the Mormon Church didn’t join into the marriage equality battle until the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco invited them. Months before the first ads would run on Proposition 8, San Francisco Catholic Archbishop George Niederauer reached out to a group he knew well, Mormons. Niederauer had made critical inroads into improving Catholic-Mormon relations while he …

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Never EVER Cross A Show Queen

The title of this post is lifted from John Aravosis at AmericaBlog who reports: A friend tells me that there’s a BIG musical theater in Sacramento, California called the California Music theater. It’s been around for decades and, you might be shocked by this, but apparently there are gays who work in musical theater. Well, anyway, word get around in …

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