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Andrew Sullivan: Catholics Should Be OK With Gay Marriage

The blogger and commentator, who is gay and Catholic, explained to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday why the Catholic Church shouldn’t have any problems with same-sex couples getting married.

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Billionaire CEO’s Election Warning to Employees, Big Bird Scores a Political Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Bain Capital and Mitt Romney’s connection to Big Tobacoo and why a Republican lawmaker thinks the death penalty is appropriate for kids who don’t respect their parents.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Anderson Cooper

Coming out as gay in a society full of elements that work to suppress the rights of homosexuals means one more voice for the persecuted and oppressed, and the bigger the voice, the better.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Anderson Cooper: Gay and Proud of It

Anderson Cooper has long been rumored to be gay. For the most part, however, he’s managed to keep his private life private and has never publicly addressed those rumors (not even in his memoir, released a few years ago). Until Monday, that is.

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Daddy’s Boy: Andrew Sullivan’s Presidential Crush

The wider political pathology here is authoritarianism, and not simply a garden variety of British royalism.

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 READ MORE


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Sarah Palin 2012: ‘Unstoppable’?

Like her or not, Sarah Palin isn’t leaving the national stage anytime soon if she and her devoted supporters can help it. But can they? Well, for his part, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan sees signs that Palin may ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 9, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Supreme Court Justice in Comfortable Shoes?

Famed gay blogger Andrew Sullivan wants to know why no one else is publicly asking whether husbandless Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan likes girls even though “we have been told by many that she is gay.”

Posted on May 10, 2010 READ MORE



Earth Day Edition

The trouble with “tweet seats,” Andrew Sullivan explains to the president why gays are hollering at him, and why a gutless YouTube is stifling free expression—and comedy.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 READ MORE


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There’s More to Hate Crime Stats Than Meets the Eye

Upon first glance, the FBI’s news that hate crimes based on sexual orientation were up 11 percent in 2008 from the previous year suggests a giant uptick in violence against America’s LGBTQ population. However, as Andrew Sullivan and Mark Thompson remind us ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 24, 2009 READ MORE


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The Fierce Urgency of Whenever

Andrew Sullivan has some sharp words for how the Obama administration is dealing with LGBT issues: “I lived through eight years of the Clintons and then eight years of Bush. Through it all, gay people were treated at the federal level like embarrassments or impediments. With Clinton, we were the means to raise money. With Bush, we were the means to leverage votes by exploiting bigotry. Obama seemed in the campaign to promise something else.”

Posted on May 15, 2009 READ MORE


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Wrong Again, Bill Kristol

The New York Times’ conservative stalwart William Kristol should receive some kind of award for being wrong with such baffling consistency while still retaining his job. Not only has he been credited (if that’s the right word) with steering John McCain toward picking Sarah Palin and waving his proverbial pompoms for the Iraq invasion, but he has just let fly with another doozy in his latest column.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008 READ MORE


Evangelicals' war on evolution

Evangelicals Make War on Evolution

This short documentary is perhaps as scary as it gets: Creationists indoctrinate children into believing that humans and dinosaurs coexisted a few thousand years ago.

  • Want to see what this kind of indoctrination leads to? Read Andrew Sullivan describing why it’s impossible for him to ever doubt the existence of God.

    Posted on Feb 6, 2007 READ MORE


  • Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan

    Finally! Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan

    Ladies and gentleman, the main event: The nation’s most prominent atheist dukes it out with one of America’s most eloquent defenders of faith. Check out the opening salvos in their “blogalogue” at Beliefnet or AndrewSullivan.com.

    Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


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