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Going back to Egypt

Guest Commentary

We come together for a multi-faith service. We all come from different faiths and some of us come from no formal religious faith at all. I can understand. Sometimes having faith is hard, especially in recent weeks living in North Carolina.

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Between the lines of House Bill 2

Guest Commentary

As a bisexual man, and a committed Christian, I have significant concerns with House Bill 2. I am deeply concerned when people are discriminated against who have been granted ever-broadening legal and constitutional rights.

Being Christian is hard for some

Guest Commentary

It is hard to be a Christian these days. I’m going to let you marinate on that, and I’m going to say that again: it is hard to be a Christian these days.

Be my Valentine

Guest Commentary

In second grade, we made Valentine’s Day cardholders out of two red construction paper hearts. They were sewn together with white yarn and pinned to the bulletin board a few days before Valentine’s Day.

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Discrimination agreement required at voucher-eligible school

Guest Commentary

Burrow into Lee Christian School’s “lifestyle statements and covenant” — a wordy, contractual document requiring the signature of parents, school employees and students grades 6-12 — and you’ll find this nugget: “Gender confusion and dysphoria are ultimately the biological, psychological, social and spiritual consequences of the human race’s fallen condition. This state of depravity affects all persons individually and collectively.”

Blood donation policy needs a serious revamp

Guest Commentary

Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “updated” their policy restricting men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. Since the 1980s, men who have sex with men have had a lifetime deferral from donating.

Honoring Dr. King means more than words

Guest Commentary

Celebrations and ceremonies will be held across the state this weekend to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday is the official state holiday set aside to honor King’s life and accomplishments.

New GOP embraces gays

Guest Commentary

As a dedicated reader of GLBT online newspapers, including yours [qnotes], I’m amazed by how endlessly hateful and intolerant the reporting is on the Republican Party [in some papers].