60 Minutes on US HIV/AIDS intervention in Uganda

Last night, 60 Minutes provided a sympathetic review of the PEPFAR intervention in Uganda. As I have discussed here before, the program has been immensely successful. The broadcast puts real faces on the success (especially the kids) and the problems (extraordinary footage of HIV informing sessions). Near the end of the segment, 60 Minutes interviewed Martin … Continue reading “60 Minutes on US HIV/AIDS intervention in Uganda”

60 Minutes Science of Sexual Orientation mother of twins, part 2

At last, I am posting some follow up comments made by Danielle, mother of the twin boys featured in the 60 Minutes segment, Science of Sexual Orientation. Part one is here and should be read first. Danielle said this in her initial email: I often wonder “if” I had told Adam that “yes” he could … Continue reading “60 Minutes Science of Sexual Orientation mother of twins, part 2”

60 Minutes Science of Sexual Orientation: An update from the mother of twins

Recently, I posted a link to a NPR broadcast outlining two approaches to treating children who are gender non-conforming in their play and activity preferences. In light of that broadcast and the controversies surrounding these different approaches, I provide an update from Danielle, the mother of twin boys first featured in a 60 Minutes broadcast … Continue reading “60 Minutes Science of Sexual Orientation: An update from the mother of twins”

60 Minutes segment: Mother of fraternal twin boys a lesbian

In this 60 Minutes segment “Gay or Straight?” the mother of the young fraternal twins is a lesbian who was artificially inseminated to form a fatherless family. For some reason, I think I had heard this from some source that I cannot now find. The web story on the segment is available on the CBS … Continue reading “60 Minutes segment: Mother of fraternal twin boys a lesbian”

More on the 60 Minutes Gay or Straight Segment

During the segment, Leslie Stahl asked Michael Bailey’s views of how gay and straight men compare. “… Straight men are more interested than straight women in having casual, uncommitted sex. Gay men are like that, too,” says Bailey. “One has the impression that gay men are much more inclined toward casual sex than straight men,” … Continue reading “More on the 60 Minutes Gay or Straight Segment”

Gay or Straight? 60 Minutes and Sexual Orientation

Update: The producer made some comments about the segment on the CBS website. Just some of my reactions to the 60 Minutes segment on sexual orientation. This is addressed to an assistant to the segment’s producer who invited me to respond. Robin: In the piece, this narration was near the end: “Then there’s the question … Continue reading “Gay or Straight? 60 Minutes and Sexual Orientation”

A Teachable Moment: Dinesh D’Souza Refuses to Take Back False Claim about Republicans Owning Slaves in 1860 (UPDATED)

(UPDATE – 6/11/19) – See below the post for an update. For Dinesh D’Souza watchers, this headline is as shocking as proclaiming that water is wet. I post this incident because it is a clear and convincing demonstration that D’Souza shows zero interest in academic integrity.  Let me lay out the basics. First, D’Souza claimed … Continue reading “A Teachable Moment: Dinesh D’Souza Refuses to Take Back False Claim about Republicans Owning Slaves in 1860 (UPDATED)”

Common Sense on Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Given the controversial nature of the subject matter, I think this Globe and Mail article does a good job of representing the type of treatment offered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. According to this article, gender identity clinic director Ken Zucker is not allowed to speak to the media. However, … Continue reading “Common Sense on Treatment of Gender Dysphoria”

Another Reason to Question Mars Hill Church's Official Explanation of Mark Driscoll's Sermon Edits

On May 24, I wrote that past members of Mars Hill Church’s Media team dispute the official explanation of the deletion of about six minutes of a recent Mark Driscoll sermon on Acts 6:1-7.  After I posted the missing content, Mars Hill spokesmen told the Christian Post that the edits of Mark Driscoll discussing the … Continue reading “Another Reason to Question Mars Hill Church's Official Explanation of Mark Driscoll's Sermon Edits”