Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – June 2016 Archive (5)

Pope Francis: an apology is not enough

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

A new day at the Vatican? Could be. At least a little bit of sunshine has been allowed to fall into dusty old windows and halls that have rarely seen much light in the past twenty centuries. 

Returning from Armenia in his papal plane, Pope Francis told reporters on the day after millions celebrated LGBT pride in the U.S.: “I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 27, 2016 at 8:05am — 7 Comments

Why can’t the media say "homophobic attack?”

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

While his fellow journalists were stirring up anti-Moslem sentiments with their inflammatory comments about the Orlando mass murderer’s possible connection to ISIS, CNN’s Cooper Anderson, who is openly gay, cut to the chase in his interview with Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General.

He told her that many LGBT folks in the state saw her as a hypocrite for fighting for years against gay marriage and then trying to portray…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 17, 2016 at 9:40am — 7 Comments

Orlando gay massacre

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

I am angry, sad, frustrated, and I don't know how to quell the rage welling up inside me. Forty-nine dead, dozens wounded. An attack on a queer/transgender Latino bar in Orlando, supposedly the largest recent mass shooting in this land of the free and home of the brave, but let us not forget Sand Creek, Wounded Knee and others. 

When will it end? Not while guns and assault weapons are so easy to obtain. The NRA be…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 13, 2016 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Hillary vs. Trump? Cut me a frigging break!

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Elections are always painful. In this "democratic" country, so few vote, so few actually make informed choices, so few understand what's at stake. How many people pull out their ballots at the last minute while desperately reaching for some slate card to use to fill in the boxes?

They have no clue what the issues are or what the candidates stand for. 

For many years, I watched my own Papa vote against…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 8, 2016 at 7:54am — 12 Comments

Ali's greatest fight was against the military

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

It's interesting that boxing champion Muhammed Ali died only two months after Army chaplain Rev. Chris Antal resigned from his post in a letter to President Obama that protested the country's drone program.

"The Executive Branch,” Antal wrote, “continues to claim the right to kill anyone, anywhere on earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 4, 2016 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

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