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Orlando, Florida, USA

June 18, 2016

By now the whole world has heard about the sad, tragic events in Orlando, Florida early last Sunday morning.

Orlando joins a long list of other places and times where the same sad events also happened: Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood, San Bernardino, Aurora, and more.

Orlando is about more than gun rights, terrorism, security, etc. Unfortunately, some are exploiting the Orlando violence for their own political or personal agendas. But the primary issue is: Do we have the right to be who we are and to live our lives accordingly?Read more

posticon What Everybody Ought To Know About Sexuality by John Cali and Spirit

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Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone and want to marry them, marry them….live and let live. ~ US Senator Alan Simpson, Wyoming

 

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Over the years I’ve had several folks among my family and friends who were homosexual. They did not often talk about it with me, even though they knew I accepted them as they were.

But back in those days no one talked about homosexuality. Hell, we didn’t even talk about heterosexuality except in hushed tones, lest we be embarrassed if someone overheard us.Read more

posticon Do You Think Homosexuality Is Unnatural—or Wrong? by John Cali

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Even in this era of dramatic transformation on our planet and in our human consciousness, there are still places where we hang on tightly to outdated ideas that just don’t work anymore. Or perhaps never did.

One of those is certainly the whole area of human sexuality, especially homosexuality.

I personally find it encouraging that we are at least talking more openly than ever before about these issues, especially homosexuality.

Even in conservative places like Wyoming, where I live, there is more open discussion—more willingness to see life from other people’s perspectives.Read more

posticon Does Your Sexual Preference Really Matter? by John Cali

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As most of you probably know, whether you live in the United States or not, gay marriage is currently a hotly divisive topic among Americans. Underlying that, of course, is the whole issue of homosexuality. For most of the United States’ history homosexuality was illegal.

Today we’re seeing more and more gay folks, including politicians and other public and private figures, “coming out of the closet” and admitting their sexual preferences.

In my personal opinion, this is a good thing. I have gay friends and family, and I love them as much as my “straight” family and friends.Read more

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Does that title sound like a contradiction in terms? How can you be Buddhist and Catholic?

The Washington Post has been following the story of a Roman Catholic priest denying communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral. And then he walked out on the funeral mass. You can imagine the furor that set off.

Not only was the lady lesbian, but she was also straddling the religious fence between Catholicism and Buddhism. She felt at home in both camps.

Several publications had some fiery comments on the story, and raised interesting questions.… Read more