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Moving Backward

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

   By Gary Konecky

One of the richest and most fascinating areas of our existence is gender and gender identity. 

 

The rabbis of the mishnah (completed in the year 189 CE) explored this area of human existence in all its richness.  The rabbis of the Talmud (completed in the year 475 CE) explored this area of human existence in all its richness.  These rabbis did not shy away from transge...

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A Study in Contrast

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky

One of the questions we face in life is; why are we here?  For those of us who believe in G-d, the question can be phrased as; what does G-d want from us?   The answer to this question can be summed up in the words of the prophet Micah, who said:  “…what the L-rd demands of you; but to do justice, to love loving-kindness, and to walk discreetly with your G-d.”  With ...

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Brett Harris, Moses, Mickey Marcus, Rich Amato, and Others

Posted on July 31, 2011 at 4:39 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky

 

On January 1, 2010, the founder of Friends of B.R.Y.C.E (FOB) passed away. With his passing, FOB lost a good and dear friend. Most importantly, the gay and lesbian community, especially its youths and young adults lost not only a dear friend, but also a visionary, Rev. Brett Harris.

 

Over the years, I have become aware of a recurring pattern that I find ...

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Giving Hope - Stonewall Live Radio Interview

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 11:23 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky

I had the privilege to be interviewed by Nate Klarfeld of Stonewall Live on May 5, 2011. Here is a recording of that interview. The interview starts right after a brief commercial. My apologies about the commercial.

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Who is the sinner?

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)


By Gary Konecky


A single man only was created in order to keep one man from saying to another: My forefather was greater than yours; to exclude pride of ancestry; to prevent families from quarrelling, and men from assaulting and robbing one another, by virtue of the knowledge that they are all of one stock. – Mishnah (San...

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Homophobia and Some Other Hate - Part 2

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 4:02 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky


Continued from part 1


The Talmud teaches us:

·       Whence do we know that if a man sees his fellow drowning, mauled by beasts, or attacked by robbers,...

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Homophobia and Some Other Hate - Part 1

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (252)

By Gary Konecky


Gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities are subjected to discrimination and violence all over the world.  Often, these attacks are justified, encouraged, and motivated by religious teachings.  The religions most often responsible for these attacks are certain branches of Judaism, the Roman Catholic Church, certain protestant faiths, Christian ...

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More Challenges for Bible Literalists

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 4:36 PM Comments comments (0)

By Gary Konecky

Bible literalists claim the bible is the word of G-d and it must be understood only literally.  As many of these same literalists also use the bible to demonize and attack gays and lesbians, it seems only fair to test their understanding of the bible.  Therefore, I have prepared the following challenges. 


The first challenges involve verses I have paired up from the Hebrew...

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For Every Girl... For Every Boy...

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (0)

From:  CrimethInc

FOR EVERY GIRL WHO IS TIRED OF ACTING WEAK WHEN SHE IS STRONG, THERE IS A BOY TIRED OF APPEARING STRONG WHEN HE FEELS VULNERABLE.


FOR EVERY BOY WHO IS BURDENED WITH THE CONSTANT EXPECTATION OF KNOWING EVERYTHING, THERE IS A GIRL TIRED OF PEOPLE NOT TRUSTING HER INTELLIGENCE.


FOR EVERY GIRL WHO IS TIRED OF B...

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