links for 2009-07-01

  • "It is important to recall this at Year 40 because so much of the air this weekend will be filled with droning from the respectability elite within the LGBT movement—the spiritual descendants of the queer men who would not join in the original fracas, who fled the scene in horror, and who bitterly denounced the rebels for upsetting their convenient and closeted apple cart."

    "The bigger question today is whether we’re still capable of showing real freedom and real inner courage in the face of all who would diminish us and try to wedge us into their safe categories—especially in the face of persons safely ensconced within the respectable gay movement who would do this.

    This is still a revolution of the human spirit. It’s not going to be predictable and safe."

  • "Religion Dispatches is a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today, highlighting a diversity of progressive voices and aimed at broadening and advancing the public conversation."
  • "Back in 1980, a mysterious set of stones bearing a message for civilization in various languages appeared in Georgia. From Christian dispensationalist symbol of the New World Order to Native American “power-nexus” to the interpretations of Contemporary Pagans, UFO buffs, and New Agers, the Guidestones are a spiritual and political Rorschach test."

    "The history of the Guidestones is ultimately an interesting study in the heterogeneous nature of symbols. To build something so extraordinary with so little explanation created a vacuum of meaning."