Archive for October 31st, 2010

October 31, 2010

Two interesting looking documentaries about life in difficult places.

Thanks to @traceyctt on Twitter for referring me to this Art Threat look at two documentaries about life in Israel/Palestine and Uganda. I will be making an effort to track both documentaries down.

The Israeli documentary is City of Borders while the Ugandan film is The Kuchus of Uganda. Read the Art Threat article by Valerie Cardinal here.

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October 31, 2010

This is how some people think in Uganda.

If you want to get angry about extreme stupidity this is the interview to watch.  Worse than terrorism is it? Gaining ground? Spreading like wildfire? Really? Via www.towleroad.com

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October 31, 2010

A thinking Trinidadian writes about the ex-gay visit

Kevin Baldeosingh of the Trinidad Express is one of  my favorite local columnists and one of the more thoughtful. He is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Humanist Association and has been a guest on my program several times.  Today he wrote an insightful article on the subject of the ex-gay minister who visited Trinidad last week:

“Evangelical Christians and Catholics came together last week to lobby against homosexual relationships. The Emmanuel Community, Lawyers for Jesus, and the Hospital Christian Fellowship brought down an American pastor as their point man to give talks at various forums in Trinidad and Tobago. Philip Lee claims to have been a homosexual from 18 to 35 years of age, after which he became heterosexual. In his talks given over the past week, Lee asserted that no one was born homosexual and that gayness was “acquired behaviour”. This statement is not borne out by scientific research, however.

But can sexual orientation be changed? Psychiatrist Gerard Hutchinson, a professor at UWI’s Medical School, says, “The jury is still out. Probably not, but it can be masked. Men in their 50s and 60s are now coming out and admitting that they are gay in spite of marriage and children, so orientation does not necessarily equal action.”

Read more here.