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December 15, 2018

Catholic Archbishop: If Your Religion Contradicts the Law, Ignore the Law

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/14/catholic-archbishop-if-your-religion-contradicts-the-law-ignore-the-law/

 

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin is telling Catholics that they are not obligated to follow lawsthat contradict their faith.

Far from separation of church and state, Martin wants Church to simply ignore the State.

Concerning the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which goes before the Seanad this week, Archbishop Martin said, “There’s a clear Catholic teaching that if legislation is against the basic principles of faith of people that they can’t be forced to carry it out.

Asked whether this right of Catholics not to obey laws in certain circumstances also included legislation on divorce, same-sex marriage and family planning, Archbishop said: “There’s a hierarchy of truths in Catholic teaching and the centrality of some aspects. If people have conscientious objection it’s a very important thing to remember it. For me, very often social change comes from people who stand up for their commitments.”

Martin’s assessment might make former Kentucky clerk Kim Davis proud, but if everyone chose to follow only the laws they wanted to, while claiming a religious defense for ignoring the rest, society wouldn’t function. Martin’s fine with faith trumping civil laws… but I have a hunch he would be saying something very different if we were talking about Muslims and other non-Christians instead of fellow Catholics.

No a sin

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Cartoons, Gender, Homosexual, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 04:38

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December 12, 2018

Keep America white again by the tRump Admin. tRump administration wants to expel refugees from 40 years ago, and next they will argue the 14th amendment is not valid and expel the offspring born here.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Family, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 17:46

December 11, 2018

My heart breaks. Have we not had enough of this. How can you be so cruel to bully a little child because of their race. I do not know how much more of this I can take and stay sane.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 16:45

December 10, 2018

The stupidity burns…

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 16:55

they admit it was all made up to scare people

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family, Gender, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:56

December 6, 2018

Undocumented Longtime Trump Employees Come Out: We’re Tired Of His Abuse While We Make Him Money

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 14:13

December 4, 2018

Rise of Nazism / Is this us now

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, History, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:58

White Nationalist says he is not racist just America first. Does not understand Americans are not all white

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 16:56

December 2, 2018

Seriously disturbing video. Watch: High School Staff Forces Bathroom Stall Door Open While Trans Girl Uses Toilet

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Youth — Scottie @ 09:35

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/11/watch-high-school-staff-forces-bathroom-stall-door-open-while-trans-girl-uses-toilet/

She was only trying to use the bathroom when school staff forced open the stall door, exposing the minor to several leering adult staff members.

In a deplorable demonstration of transgender discrimination and poor judgment, staff members at Osseo Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, can be seen on video forcing open a bathroom stall door because a transgender teen was using the toilet.

The transgender teen said she was “scared and violated” when the group of adults forcibly opened a private stall while she used the bathroom in her Minnesota school.

The teen captured her horrifying ordeal on video:   Remember to turn on the sound.  

***Please go to the link above to view the video as it is not posting correctly here. ***

more information at the link.   A bunch of perverts force open a bathroom stall while a child is using the toilet.    They then keep the door open.   This is the nightmare that republicans keep saying will happen if you let trans people use the bathroom they identify with, but it is not the trans person doing this, it is the horrible bigots.    The bigots are a threat.   Think of the huge outrage there would be if they had done that to a non-trans student.     Hugs

December 1, 2018

“I’m here to kill a Mexican,” and beat Lopez with a metal bar.

 

November 29, 2018

Islam And The Future Of Tolerance (2018) | Official Trailer (HD)

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Education, History, Ideas, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:19

November 28, 2018

Tears

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:45

this is how we are seen in the world now

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Family, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:23

(story here) .. (cartoon by Nick Anderson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Ed Hall)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Matt Bors)

(cartoon by Nick Anderson)

 

(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

 

November 26, 2018

We are better than this. Don’t send troops, send processors and get their claims processed. Hugs

Autopsy Reveals Transgender Woman Was Beaten In ICE Custody, Died After Days Of Untreated Dehydration

Why, damn it why does this stuff have to happen.  She was seeking asylum because a gang got her, and four of them raped her.  So she get to our country, and gets beaten to death at an ICE detention facility.  The country she thought would be her salvation killed her just as the gangs she ran from would have.   Sad hurting hugs.

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/autopsy-reveals-transgender-woman-was-beaten-in-ice-custody-died-after-days-of-untreated-dehydration/

A transgender woman who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at a privately operated detention center was likely physically abused there, according an autopsy report released Monday, and died after several days of severe, untreated dehydration.

Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez, a 33-year-old transgender woman from Honduras, died on May 25, nine days after being transferred to a dedicated unit for transgender women at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico, which is operated under contract by CoreCivic, the second-largest private prison company in the United States.

November 24, 2018

Dead Missionary John Chau’s Last Letter Home Reveals Outsized Zeal and Naiveté

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Atheism, Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, Health, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 12:23

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/11/24/dead-missionary-john-chaus-last-letter-home-reveals-outsized-zeal-and-naivete/

 

Chau had no business going where he went. He considered himself above the law. He made a nuisance of himself by bothering people who had done nothing to him, and who wished nothing more than to be left in peace. He wouldn’t take no for an answer.

Above all, by attempting to foist himself upon the tribespeople, he risked wiping out every one of them, as the hyper-isolated islanders likely have no resistance to viral illnesses like the measles and influenza.

Did Chau, in his research, not come across or consider this salient fact? Do they not teach basic biology at Oral Roberts? Or does the chance of accidental genocide pale next to the exciting prospect of bagging souls for Jesus?

November 23, 2018

Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/guest-post-ali-forney-center-founder-carl-siciliano-2/

I keep hoping that the numbers of LGBT youths people thrown out of their homes will begin to diminish, that the crowds of dispossessed kids seeking our help will go down. It hasn’t happened. In fact, Trump’s election has so ramped up hatred and bigotry in our country that the numbers of young people seeking shelter from us has grown by 20%. Last year over 1,400 youths showed up at our doors.

I keep hoping that religious condemnation of LGBT young people will ease up. That hasn’t happened either. The numbers of young people who come to us after being subjected to psychological and even physical torture in bible camps practicing “reparation therapy” also continues to grow. Numerous kids, especially those who come to us from southern states, have endured this. They tell us harrowing stories of abuse.

I keep hoping that LGBT youths will be safer in their homes. But over 75% of our youths were verbally and physically abused in their homes, because they are LGBT.

Adding insult to injury, we learned last month that the Ali Forney Center is losing $300K in federal funding that supported mental health services for our traumatized youths. Frankly, it was not a big surprise. The Trump administration has virtually erased LGBT language from the federal applications for youth-serving grants. But it still hurts. After providing safe places for our youths to sleep at night, supporting their mental health – helping them overcome the violence, trauma and rejection they’ve been forced to endure – is the most important service we provide.

November 22, 2018

10 year old threatened

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 15:04

Trump Admin Pressured National 4-H Youth Group to Stop Welcoming LGBTQ+ Members

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Family, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:51

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