Just Say No to Red Kettles?

Has the Salvation Army made enough of an effort to respect and include the LGBT community? Is it okay to drop those coins in the kettles? A group called “No Red Kettles” thinks not.


Immigration Reform Stalls in the House

While their party’s leadership fears the loss of the Latino vote, Republican representatives are taking a wait-and-see approach to immigration reform. One of the key issues is the route by which undocumented immigrants might gain American citizenship.


Pope Tiptoes Around Same-Sex Marriage

Pope Francis met with Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and affirmed their commitment to the “stability of families” without invoking the union between a man and a woman. If you think that this means a thawing of the Church’s stance on non-heterosexual marriages, though, you haven’t been paying attention.


Fallout Continues Over Boy Scouts Debacle

The effects of the vote over gay Boy Scouts and scouting leaders still ripple through the community. Several former members have taken to the streets to show their pride; others have, for a variety of reasons, started their own scouting groups independent of the BSA.