Lyle Shelton and Cella White take out this week’s #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Marriage equality is the topic of this week’s Gold Kenny award.

Better ban the Bard if #SafeSchools scares you: @burgewords comments on Australia’s #NeoPuritans

Hated by the Puritans, the complete works of William Shakespeare was firmly entrenched in the Australian school syllabus decades ago. WESTERNERS have lived through many periods in which extreme Christians distributed anti-gay propaganda and thereby got the ear of authorities, and this month’s spat from Australia’s hard, religious right shows not much has changed in four hundred years. It’s an old war, that between conservatives wanting to put the brakes on equality, and progressives trying to touch the accelerator. During the reign of James I (1603-1625) in England, the fires of Puritanism were well on their way to blazing a lasting wound through societies in many continents, burning until well after the Salem […]