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July 29, 2014

they are not coming back for them

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff — Scottie @ 19:59

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LGBT Youths With Unsupportive Parents Sound Off Anonymously On Whisper App

Filed under: Homosexual — Scottie @ 18:36

Incredibly heart breaking experiences, and no one should go through this.   Hugs

LGBT Youths With Unsupportive Parents Sound Off Anonymously On Whisper App.

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress

Filed under: News, Political, Religion — Scottie @ 18:10

This should slam home the point for those who want a theocracy in the USA.   Everyone who wants religion or religious ideals to be the governing body of the USA to set the laws, they all think it should be their religion.   The never consider that if one religion is allowed that right, those exemptions to secular law, then ALL must be accorded that right also.  So clearly to point, if you want the right to mass verbal prayer for your god in school, then everyone else gets the same right, even if you disagree with their god.   Many people like me object to any religion being injected into government, yet I often have to hear some people claim why their God of choice should be the ultimate authority.   If you allow one, you must allow all.  If you can’t see that , you forget why and how the USA was founded.  Hugs

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress.

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

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Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

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The Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraception mandate, has sparked a heated debate over the definition ofreligious liberty and its role in modern society. At this point, even a Satantic cult has decided to weigh in.

The Satanic Temple — a faith community that describes itself as facilitating “the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty” — has launched a new campaign seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy. The group says they have deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy and scientific accuracy, and those beliefs are violated by state-level “informed consent” laws that rely on misleading information about abortion risks.

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Satanists point out, it strengthens their own quest to opt out of laws related to women’s health care that go against their religious liberty. “Because of the respect the Court has given to religious beliefs, and the fact that our our beliefs are based on best available knowledge, we expect that our belief in the illegitimacy of state­ mandated ‘informational’ material is enough to exempt us, and those who hold our beliefs, from having to receive them,” a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement.

The Satanic Temple, sometimes referred to as “the nicest Satanic cult in the world,” falls somewhere between satire, performance art, and activism. The group says its central mission is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.” It has a set of seven tenets that closely track with humanism. Typically, wherever issues of church and state are overlapping, the Satanic Temple isn’t far behind.

Members of the Satanic Temple first made national headlines when theyrallied in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for approving a bill that allows prayer in public schools, saying they’re glad the new policy will allow children to pray to Satan. Since then, they’ve also held “a formal ceremony celebrating same-sex unions” on the grave of the mother of the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, declaring that she has posthumously become a lesbian, and commissioned a seven-foot-tall Satanic statue near a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

And now, the Satanic Temple is turning its attention to “campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws,” focusing on the abortion-related legislation that goes against science.

State-level abortion restrictions that aren’t actually based in medicine have swept the nation. “Informed consent” laws, which typically require women to receive biased counseling before being allowed to proceed with an abortion procedure, are now in place in 35 states. Many of those laws require doctors to tell their patients misleading information about abortion’s potential link to mental health issues and breast cancer. Some of them put words directly in doctors’ mouths, forcing them to refer to the fetus as an “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

Members of the Temple of Satan are encouraging all women who share their belief in medical accuracy to seek their own exemption from these laws, even if they don’t personally identify as Satanists. They’ve drawn up asample letter to help women talk to their doctors about the issue, as well as created “Right to Accurate Medical Information” t-shirts for purchase.

Satanists aren’t the only activists fighting back against the junk science used to justify anti-abortion laws. The secular humanist group Center for Inquiry recently launched a “Keep Health Care Safe and Secular” campaign to encourage more Americans to fight back against laws limiting women’s access to health services. Similarly, NARAL Pro-Choice America sometimes uses the slogan “Politicians Make Crappy Doctors.”

Phil Bryant, Asshole of the Day for July 28, 2014 …

Filed under: Asshole of the day — Scottie @ 17:33

Asshole Of The Day, Phil Bryant, Asshole of the Day for July 28, 2014 ….

Phil Bryant, Asshole of the Day for July 28, 2014<br />
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)<br />
Two years ago the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, but ruled that the Medicaid expansion must be optional for states. Even though the federal government picks up almost the entire tab for the Medicaid expansion, many Republican-controlled states have refused to take it, thus leading to 5,000,000 people going without coverage who would otherwise qualify.<br />
And now we have Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant blaming Obama for the uninsured in his state:</p>
<p>If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher rates of uninsured people in Mississippi, I’d say that’s yet another example of a broken promise from Barack Obama.</p>
<p>Bryant and his state refused the Medicaid expansion. Had he accepted it, 137,800 more people would be covered. And yet Bryant is blaming Obama for these people going without insurance. But of course he does, and for that, he is Asshole of the Day.<br />
It is Phil Bryant’s first time as Asshole of the Day.<br />
Full story: Talking Points Memo” /></p></div>
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Phil Bryant, Asshole of the Day for July 28, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Two years ago the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, but ruled that the Medicaid expansion must be optional for states. Even though the federal government picks up almost the entire tab for the Medicaid expansion, many Republican-controlled states have refused to take it, thus leading to 5,000,000 people going without coverage who would otherwise qualify.

And now we have Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant blaming Obama for the uninsured in his state:

If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher rates of uninsured people in Mississippi, I’d say that’s yet another example of a broken promise from Barack Obama.

Bryant and his state refused the Medicaid expansion. Had he accepted it,137,800 more people would be covered. And yet Bryant is blaming Obama for these people going without insurance. But of course he does, and for that, he is Asshole of the Day.

It is Phil Bryant’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Talking Points Memo

Asshole Of The Day, John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29,…

Filed under: Asshole of the day — Scottie @ 17:31

Asshole Of The Day, John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29,….

John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29, 2014<br />
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)<br />
Three weeks ago Sarah Palin spelled out the case for why she thinks "It’s Time To Impeach Obama". Since then there has been lots of talk about it— is it prudent, could it backfire, etc.<br />
And of course on the Democrat side, there has been fundraising off this new turn. There was fundraising off previous showdowns — before and during— the shutdown last fall comes to mind, and the fundraising was on both sides. This happens. But Speaker John Boehner says it’s different this time— that it’s all a scam by Democrats:</p>
<p>"Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election," the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question.<br />
"We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," a visibly frustrated Boehner said. "Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House."</p>
<p>Really. A scam.<br />
So if it’s a scam, then any talk we see happening would all be trumped up by Democrats and not by elected officials or major voices in the GOP, right? Let’s see:<br />
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) refused to rule out trying to impeach Obama (7/27)<br />
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) said efforts to impeach Obama “probably could” pass the House of Representatives (6/16)<br />
Sarah Palin “It’s Time To Impeach Obama” (7/08)<br />
Two-thirds of Republicans believe Obama should be impeached (7/14)<br />
The Blaze: Here’s How to Impeach Obama…for Consumer Fraud (7/29)<br />
Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty (7/26)<br />
And that’s really just 5 minutes on Google.<br />
And yes, Speaker Boehner has himself ruled out impeachment, but let’s not pretend that he is so in control of his caucus that this could never happen. He said there would be no shutdown at this point last year. Then during the August recess the Tea Party wing drummed up the base for a shutdown, and lo and behold, the shutdown happened.<br />
So it’s not a scam. It could happen. The House GOP has spent more time in the last 4 years on show votes (repeal! abortion!) and showdowns (debt limit! sequester! shutdown!) than on anything else, so they could return in September and start impeachment, even with an election staring them in the face. But John Boehner pretends like none of that ever happened. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.<br />
It is John Boehner’s 10th time as Asshole of the Day.<br />
Full story: Talking Points Memo” /></p></div>
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John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Three weeks ago Sarah Palin spelled out the case for why she thinks “It’s Time To Impeach Obama”. Since then there has been lots of talk about it— is it prudent, could it backfire, etc.

And of course on the Democrat side, there has been fundraising off this new turn. There was fundraising off previous showdowns — before and during— the shutdown last fall comes to mind, and the fundraising was on both sides. This happens. But Speaker John Boehner says it’s different this time— that it’s all a scam by Democrats:

“Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election,” the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question.

“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” a visibly frustrated Boehner said. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”

Really. A scam.

So if it’s a scam, then any talk we see happening would all be trumped up by Democrats and not by elected officials or major voices in the GOP, right? Let’s see:

And that’s really just 5 minutes on Google.

And yes, Speaker Boehner has himself ruled out impeachment, but let’s not pretend that he is so in control of his caucus that this could never happen. He said there would be no shutdown at this point last year. Then during the August recess the Tea Party wing drummed up the base for a shutdown, and lo and behold, the shutdown happened.

So it’s not a scam. It could happen. The House GOP has spent more time in the last 4 years on show votes (repeal! abortion!) and showdowns (debt limit! sequester! shutdown!) than on anything else, so they could return in September and start impeachment, even with an election staring them in the face. But John Boehner pretends like none of that ever happened. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.

It is John Boehner‘s 10th time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Talking Points Memo

sick and sad …really

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 17:25

Religious Colleges Are Getting Legal Permission To Discriminate Against Trans Students

Filed under: Political, Religion — Scottie @ 17:21

Religious Colleges Are Getting Legal Permission To Discriminate Against Trans Students.

Religious Colleges Are Getting Legal Permission To Discriminate Against Trans Students

Posted: 07/28/2014 2:21 pm EDT Updated: 07/28/2014 2:59 pm EDT

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George Fox University is one of three schools granted religious exemptions to Title IX.

The U.S. Department of Education has granted exemptions to three Christian universities allowing the schools to deny accommodations for transgender students. One of the schools has also been given latitude to discriminate against unwed mothers.

The exemptions for George Fox University, Simpson University and Spring Arbor University come just weeks after the Education Department’s assertion in April that the gender equity law Title IX bars schools that receive federal funds from discriminating against transgender and gender-nonconforming students. All colleges receiving any federal funding, including public student loans and Pell grants, are required to follow Title IX.

Education Department spokeswoman Denise Horn told The Huffington Post that the office “vigorously enforces” Title IX, including its prohibition against gender identity discrimination. However, she said, the handful of schools that have received exemptions did so because they’re controlled by religious organizations.

“Title IX explicitly provides an exemption for schools controlled by religious organizations to the extent that the institution asserts that Title IX’s application would not be consistent with the organization’s religious tenets,” Horn said. “Thus, the statute prohibits the Department’s Office for Civil Rights from enforcing many of Title IX’s provisions against the small subsection of schools that qualify for this exemption.”

In May, George Fox University, an Oregon school owned by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends, was granted an exemption to deny a trans student namedJaycen permission to house with his self-identified gender.

On Friday, the Education Department confirmed two other schools have received exemptions as well.

Simpson University, a private school in California owned by and affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, submitted its religious exemption request in October 2013. Spring Arbor University, a Michigan school affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, put in its request last month.

In a letter to the Department of Education, interim Simpson President Dr. Robin Dummer wrote that the school cannot “support or encourage” an individual who lives in “conflict with biblical principles,” noting that students who violate campus standards for biblical living are subject to disciplinary measures, including expulsion. For example, Simpson would not permit a “female student presenting herself as a male” to use the restroom, locker room and living accommodations of her choice or to participate in men’s athletic programs, Dummer wrote.

The Education Department granted Simpson’s exemption on May 23, the same day it granted a similar allowance to George Fox. But Simpson’s exemption was no blank check, the department said, emphasizing that its letter should not be construed as granting exemption from anything else not stated in correspondence between the school and the department.

George Fox, Simpson and Spring Arbor were each granted exemptions for rules of behavior, sanctions, access to facilities and athletics, as applied to trans students.

But Spring Arbor went further, with university President Dr. Brent Ellis requesting exemptions for admissions and employment based on sex, and for admissions based on marital and parental status. In a letter to the Department of Education, Ellis wrote that the university prohibits students and employees from engaging in premarital sex, extramarital sex, “homosexual activity” and cohabitation, and also prohibits students and employees from having abortions.

Spring Arbor wanted to be sure it had the religious freedom to punish a student for dating someone of the same gender, and that it would not have to grant time off for pregnant single mothers or make accommodations for students having an abortion.

OCR granted the Spring Arbor exemptions on June 27 “to the extent that [those situations] would require the university [to treat them] in a manner that is inconsistent with the religious tenets of its controlling organization.”

Title IX scholar Kristine E. Newhall, who teaches in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, said the Education Department hasn’t been clear about what criteria a school must meet to show it’s controlled by a religious organization.

“This is where we’re worried about a slippery slope,” Newhall told HuffPost. “So many private schools have religious traditions. Most schools founded before 1900 have some kind of religious tradition. But how does that affect a school like Fordham University, a Jesuit school that’s not really controlled by the Jesuits?”

Newhall said she has no doubt the three schools granted exemptions this spring have strong religious traditions. But, she said, she’s “a little bit concerned in thisHobby Lobby-era moment we seem to be in, the criteria seems to be a little bit lax.”

George Fox spokesman Rob Felton confirmed to HuffPost Monday that the university is controlled by the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. “They appoint their members to make up the majority of our board of trustees, which directs our policies,” Felton said.

Representatives for Simpson University and Spring Arbor University did not respond to requests for comment.

On Friday, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network called on the Education Department for full clarification of the protections afforded transgender students under Title IX. The group suggested that Congress may need to narrow the part of the law that allows religious exemptions.

Religious Exemptions by Tyler Kingkade

Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation | Gay Star News

Filed under: Health, Homosexual, News, opinion, Political, Religion — Scottie @ 14:54

This is again an tired and not realistic or viable idea.   Look, the state lets opposite sex people marry for any reason , any time, any time length.   Every time the state lets some male / female couple marry for 26 hours and then divorce, lets some one marry multiple times, blesses the marriage of couples incapable of having babies, either due to medical reasons or by default of age, they prove a mockery of this argument.   Marriage both legal and spiritual is far more than procreation and baby making.   The church originally need more procreation of their faithful to create them as to gain them a dominate position among the different religions, and then to keep their money base increasing.   Every religion comes down to money at it’s base.   However we already have enough people in the world, we have a huge population.  Not a worry if some people don’t have babies.  As long as infertile couples or those unable to PRODUCE new babies are allowed to get married, don’t give me the crap about states having a right to keep marriage to procreation purposes.   Hugs

Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation | Gay Star News.

Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation

This past March, a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven couples and the surviving spouses of two additional couples challenging the state’s gay marriage ban
Grand Canyon in Arizona

Luca Galuzzi

The US state of Arizona is arguing its gay marriage ban protects children, procreation, and straight parents.

Attorneys for the state filed papers in the District Court for Arizona this past Wednesday (23 July).  The legal team maintains the prohibition has nothing to do with LGBTI citizens.

‘…The State regulates marriage for the primary purpose of channeling potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring unions for the sake of joining children to both their mother and their father,’ Arizona’s lawyers wrote in court papers, according to MSNBC.

‘Same-sex couples can never provide a child with both her biological mother and her biological father,’ the state continued.

‘When a same-sex couple takes steps to create a child, they must involve at least one person of the opposite sex, and that involved third party will be a biological parent of the created child.’

The Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-marriage equality organization, is assisting in Arizona’s defense.

According to the advocacy website Freedom to Marry the four couples in this case brought their suit against the western state in January. The plaintiffs are arguing the marriage ban violates the Constitution’s guarantee of due process and equal protection.

In 2008 November state voters approved an anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arizona-argues-its-same-sex-marriage-ban-protects-procreation280714#sthash.pnYd5LfP.dpuf

Fringe Factor: ‘Gaystapo’ Claims Its Latest ‘Victim’ – The Daily Beast

Filed under: Homosexual, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 14:32

Again people who do the deed, who hurt others, who are the aggressors and the ones doing the action, then claim to be the victim.   I get tired of this.  People do or say something totally out of bounds and then when brought up short because of what they did, they claim their the ones being victimized, the ones being discriminated against, and the ones being harmed by the bullies.    Hugs

Fringe Factor: ‘Gaystapo’ Claims Its Latest ‘Victim’ – The Daily Beast.

Fringe Factor: ‘Gaystapo’ Claims Its Latest ‘Victim’

A newspaper editor was fired after comparing gays to Nazis. Now he claims his First Amendment rights to write stupid things were violated.

In April, the goateed editor of the Jasper County, Iowa Newton Daily News, Bob Eschliman, took to his personal blog to talk about Jesus and compare homosexuals to the Gestapo, as one does. When he was then fired, he felt as though he was under attack for his personal choice to live as he pleases — according to his interpretation of the Bible — and presumably saw no irony in that whatsoever.

His incendiary post was promptly deleted (along with the rest of the blog) after being flagged by journalist Jim Romenesko, but it read, in part: “[Jesus] said there would be deceivers. He said those deceivers would cause Christians who remain true to His teachings to become reviled. He said false prophets would follow to deceive even more, and that lawlessness will abound…If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way. We must fight back against the enemy.”

Eschliman also cleverly referred to non-heterosexuals as “the LGBTQXYZ crowd.” With wordsmiths like these in charge, it is sure difficult to believe that print is dying.

After firing Eschliman, the Newton Daily News published an editorial, which stated that although the First Amendment “prohibits the making of any law that impedes the free exercise of religion…” it “does not eliminate responsibility and accountability for one’s words and actions.”

Eschliman took this to mean that his First Amendment rights were violated, and teamed up with the Liberty Institute, a right-wing Christian advocacy group, to sue — just like Jesus would have done.

In his complaint, Eschliman charges that he “penned a theologically based article stating my sincerely held religious beliefs” and in firing him, “Shaw Media [the paper's parent company] directly discriminated against me because of my religious beliefs and my identity as an evangelical Christian who believes in Holy Scripture and the Biblical view of marriage.”

The Daily Beast reached out to Eschliman to ask about the definition and etymology of the term “Gaystapo.” He has not yet responded.

However, according to Urban Dictionary’s top result, submitted by user “supafly rabbi,” the definition of Gaystapo is, “militant homosexual activists. Instead of thugs they use lawyers to get their way.” Supafly Rabbi offers the sample sentence: “massachusetts has been taken over by the gaystapo.”

Words related to Gaystapo, according to the site, include: “gay sharia,” “homofascism,” “homothugs,” and “homoerotic enforced harmony.”

Heritage Foundation Fellow Trots Out Radical Nullification Argument Against Marriage Equality | Right Wing Watch

Filed under: Homosexual, News — Scottie @ 13:43

This is sick.  I am totally over people so full of them self that they can decide what God wants, that they can decide against all the law what is legal and what is not, that THEY are ABOVE the law.  They believe they have the right to discriminate against others simply because they wish to.    I really want them to see what they are doing and saying.    Because they are not the victim, they are the abuser.   Hugs

Heritage Foundation Fellow Trots Out Radical Nullification Argument Against Marriage Equality | Right Wing Watch.

 

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