Cover of Gay and Lesbian Humanist Autumn 2005

Gay and Lesbian Humanist

Autumn 2005 Issue

News and Views GALHA urged to ditch honorary vice-president.
Iran teen hangings spark fury and disgust.
Ban this cleric, says humanist group.
Another Green joins GALHA’s VP ranks.
Robin Cook, recently outed atheist.
Success – but not without stress.
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World Watch edited by George Broadhead – news from Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, and the United Nations.
Obituary Obituary for Sir Hermann Bondi by Andy Armitage.
Features When Absurdity Leads to Atrocity – Only cast-iron certainty and blind faith can lead to the atrocities we have recently witnessed, argues Andy Armitage.
Has Catholicism Become a Spent Force? – Should we really be worried about whatever threat the new pope and his pals pose to lesbian and gay people in civilised countries? J. Martin Stafford thinks not.
Do We Really Want Gay Marriage? – Civil partnerships will soon be introduced in the United Kingdom, but many gays have demanded nothing less than marriage. New Yorker Michael DiSchiavi wonders why we need to ape straights.
Towards a New HumanismDiesel Balaam says that, as freethinkers, we must from time to time question our values.
History Revisited – or History Revamped? – Following Pope Ratzinger’s visit to Germany, Matthew Thompson ponders on how Catholicism and National Socialism had much in common: “dictatorial manner and Byzantine secrecy among them”.
Stateside GossipWarren Allen Smith brings us his quarterly roundup of celebrity gossip.
Theatre Edinburgh Fringe and Book FestivalsTony Challis brings us some highlights.
Gossip Steven Dean – Lock up your sons!
Books Mansel Stimpson reviews Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography, by Ned Sherrin.
Andy Armitage reviews Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Simon Blackburn.
Postbag Defence of free speech; Who are the bisexuals?; Same-sex marriage; The view from Norway; Pope and the Nazis; Freedom for Palestinians; Onward, humanist soldiers; What Abe really said?; Bakri – just like us!; and thanks, GALHA.
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