So you’ve probably seen the viral video of the people casting out the ‘gay demon’ from the young guy that is floating around the web. And while I will respectfully not show it here, I will post Colbert’s perspective on it.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Gay Demon on the Loose|
Nick and I are currently working to get together a couple of people to discuss this issue specifically and will podcast the conversation as soon as it come to form. Regardless, this is quite shocking video, and honestly, I think we need to grieve this spiritual kind of spiritual abuse in the world/church today.
Also, before getting on to the rest of this post, I wanted to recommend to you again the movie: For the Bible Tells Me So. If you haven’t seen it, go rent it! If you have, see it again invite over a few who have not. I promise, the discussion afterwards will be worth it!!
Finally, here is an interesting email/message I received tracking the statical likelihood of when Gay marriage will constitutionally arrive in every state in the union. That is assuming that the union stays as it is.
Check this out:
The stats whiz Nate Silver
Following the passage of gay marriage in Iowa he built a predictive model
1. The year in which the amendment was voted upon; 2. The percentage of adults in 2008 Gallup tracking surveys
Its accuracy is such that:
The model predicts, for example, that a marriage ban in California in 2008
would have passed with 52.1 percent of the vote, almost exactly the fraction
actually received by Proposition 8.
Because of changes in US society:
1. Marriage bans are losing ground at a rate of slightly less than 2 points per
2. Below are the dates when the model predicts that each of the 50 states would
vote against a marriage ban. Asterisks indicate states which had previously
passed amendments to ban gay marriage.
Pretty interesting, eh? Or just plain sad? Or just what you’d expect?