Opinions

COMMENTARY: "Gay Oreo" boycott is making me fat

One Million Moms doesn’t want corporations to actively fight gays, but just stay neutral. We all know what silence equals -- which is why something as seemingly benign as a rainbow cookie is so repugnant to them.

COMMENTARY: Bitch session

Yes, overt attacks against women demand attention and correction, but words also do damage, and the sexist words we use warrant correcting, even words like “bitch session.”

COMMENTARY: Say a prayer to whom?

Kit-Bacon Gressitt returns from studying in Spain to an America gone nuts: Censoring a female lawmaker for saying "vagina" in an abortion debate; a cross-waving bigot bashing General Mills over marriage equality; and a birther elected judge in San Diego County.

COMMENTARY: Why I'm going to Texas vigil to mourn lesbian couple

Following an outpouring of raw hatred coming from politicians and the pulpit, two teenage girlfriends in a five-month relationship were shot in the head with a large caliber handgun in Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas last weekend. Shades of Matthew Shepard.

COMMENTARY: Exit, don't enable the Roman Catholic Church

Are you tired of being treated like an abused dog by the Catholic Church? Then drop the dogma and quit. After all, they quit you, your family, and your moderate belief system a long time ago. Exit, don't enable.

COMMENTARY: South Africa’s “corrective rape” of lesbians

Corrective rape is the South African version of “reparative therapy.” Its intended objective is to rectify the sexual orientation of women who are lesbians or perceived to be lesbians to that of heterosexual.