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February 15, 2019

Portland Cops Accused Of Colluding With Extremists

Filed under: Political, News, Homosexual, Questions, Religion, Bigotry, Gender, Race, Criminal, Harm, Fascism, Hate — Scottie @ 10:20

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/portland-cops-accused-of-colluding-with-extremists/

Gibson’s events, occurring regularly in the Pacific Northwest since President Donald Trump’s election, have alarmed and enraged Portlanders—even prompting the mayor to propose new rules restricting protests. That’s because the rallies have attracted white supremacists and other extremists, and are often thinly veiled pretexts for Gibson’s group, the Vancouver-Wash-based Patriot Prayer, to wage violent street fights with masked antifascists.

Hit the link for much more. Gibson last appeared on JMG in July 2018 when riot police broke up his US Senate campaign rally.

February 13, 2019

Missouri Planned Parenthood Set on Fire in Possible Hate Crime

If this was indeed a hate crime, it’s hard to know what the arsonist hoped to accomplish. It’s possible the person was so ignorant that he or she wrongly assumed the facility offered abortions. They don’t. In fact, there’s only one Planned Parenthood in the state that currently offers those services, and it’s in St. Louis.

Which means this criminal just tried torching a building that offers cancer screenings.

 

 

February 12, 2019

West Virginia GOP State Rep: If My Son Or Daughter Say They Are Gay, I’ll See If They Can Swim

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/west-virginia-gop-state-rep-if-my-son-or-daughter-say-they-are-gay-ill-see-if-they-can-swim-video/

Last week Porterfield called LGBTs a “modern day terrorist KKK” when speaking in support of a bill that would ban local LGBT rights ordinances statewide. That bill failed to advance out of committee. But wait, there’s more:

Porterfield was asked by a WVVA reporter “what would happen” if his son or daughter came to him years from now and said they might be gay or lesbian. “Well, I would dress my daughter first, as I would take her for a pedicure, I’d take her to get her nails done, and see if she could swim,” Porterfield said as he smiled.

“If it was my son, I would probably take him hunting, I would take him fishing, then I’d see if he could swim,” Porterfield, wearing a MAGA hat, replied without hesitation. He continued to grin as the reporter, somewhat shocked, paused, then asked him to clarify. “I just want to make sure they could swim,” he repeated when questioned, continuing to grin.

February 10, 2019

Tennessee GOP Tries Again To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:43

Again notice a politician saying “god told him…”  We need to get religion out of politics.  This is another attempt to force a religious view on people who do not share that view by enshrining their religious views into secular laws.   What about all the gay people in the state, what about all the other people who think marriage rights should be for all consenting adults including same sex couples.   This is why I fight abusive religions and people who use their religion as a club to harm others.  Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/tennessee-gop-tries-again-to-ban-same-sex-marriage/

Known as the “Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act,” the bill by Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, states that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage is void in Tennessee because the state has already passed its own law and constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

The bill would prohibit government officials — presumably including clerks issuing marriage certificates — from giving recognizing any court ruling that affirms same-sex unions, and specifies they cannot be arrested for failing to comply with court orders that do so.

Mark Pody, you may recall, has appeared on JMG multiple times, first in late 2015 when he declared that God had personally told him to stop same-sex marriage. According to Pody, White Jesus has tasked him with being a “watchman” to warn the wicked that the wages of their same-sex sin will be death. In 2017, Pody was the lead sponsor of his state’s anti-transgender “bathroom bill” – which failed to pass out of its committee.

February 8, 2019

TEXAS: Christian Hate Group Launches New Campaign Claiming That LGBT Rights Laws Literally Ban The Bible

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 13:12

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/texas-christian-hate-group-launches-new-campaign-claiming-that-lgbt-rights-laws-literally-ban-the-bible/

It also came up this week at a Carrollton city council meeting when the city became the latest to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBTQ people.

“Ban the Bible is an effort to educate people on what sex orientation, gender identity bills are doing,” Hudgens said. Hudgens said the bills aim to punish businesses who refuse to serve LGBTQ people.

Texas Values is headed by Jonathan Saenz, who is apparently still furious that his wife left him for another woman.

Christian “Family Values Warrior” hypocrite seems to not understand this is a secular nation

TENNESSEE: Four Times Married Alleged Adulterer Files Bill To Ban Same-Sex Couples From Adoption Services

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/tennessee-four-times-married-alleged-adulterer-files-bill-to-ban-same-sex-couples-from-adoption-services/

Hensley has been divorced four times. In 2015 his most recent ex-wife took out an order of protection against him after she claimed he deliberately hit her twice with his car.

There’s also this charming tidbit via Wikipedia: “For several years, Hensley attempted to pass a bill allowing college counselors to refuse to serve LGBT students who are considering suicide. This bill was eventually signed into law in 2016.”

Juicy un-Christian fuckery details (his cousin!) are at the second link above. Hensley was also the sponsor of Tennessee’s infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill and authored a bill which would have declared children conceived via artificial insemination to be illegitimate.

February 7, 2019

STUDY: Children Of Gay Couples Do Better In School

Filed under: Children, Education, Facts, Family, Gender, Homosexual, Love, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 13:31

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/study-children-of-gay-couples-do-better-in-school/

The Washington Post reports:

Children of same-sex couples perform better in school than kids raised by a mom and a dad, according to new research from several European economists. The researchers found that children raised by same-sex couples had higher test scores in elementary and secondary school and were about 7 percent more likely to graduate from high school than children raised by different-sex couples.

February 1, 2019

I am so tired of these bigoted idiots

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/01/legalizing-homosexuality-will-lead-to-legal-bestiality/

For example, Hagedorn twice wrote that a landmark gay rights ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a Texas anti-sodomy law could lead to the legalization of bestiality, sex with animals, in America. “The idea that homosexual behavior is different than bestiality as a constitutional matter is unjustifiable,” he wrote in October 2005.

 

January 31, 2019

Another armed MAGA ( brown shirt ) Thug

TEXAS: Armed Trump Supporter Arrested At Houston Library Hosting Drag Queen Story Hour Event

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/01/texas-armed-trump-supporter-arrested-at-houston-library-hosting-drag-queen-story-hour-event-video/

A Drag Queen Storytime protester allegedly trespassed in the Freed-Montrose Library this weekend after previously being banned from the premises. James “Doc” Greene Sr., who was issued a trespassing warning last month by the Houston Public Library (HPL) stating he could no longer visit its Montrose location, was detained, disarmed, and escorted out by police on Saturday, Jan. 26, for entering the building and refusing to leave.

He repeatedly asks a library worker for her name and the reason why he is being asked to leave the library. “We have a bunch of homosexuals that are molesting children,” Greene says in the garage. “They are doing it with your help.”

January 29, 2019

Sex, Evolution, And How The Patriarchy Gets It Wrong | Abby Hafer

January 23, 2019

The discrimination and making of second class citizens of any non-christian and of the LGBTQ is now governemnt approved.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Fascism, Gender, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 17:53

SOUTH CAROLINA: HHS Grants Waiver Allowing Foster Care Agencies To Reject LGBTs And Non-Christians

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/01/south-carolina-hhs-grants-waiver-allowing-foster-care-agencies-to-reject-lgbts-and-non-christians/

The waiver allows Miracle Hill to reject ALL non-Christian parents, not just LGBT families.

 

Some information from one who lived through the bigotry there

January 8, 2019

The declaration of love: sign now!

Filed under: Family, Gender, Homosexual, Love, News, Sex, Things I like — Scottie @ 15:54

https://www.humanistischverbond.nl/nieuws/de-liefdesverklaring

Love is of all times. How we handle it is changeable. Today’s achievements, which make people more and more free to experience love in their own way, are under constant pressure. A longing for the past or fixed truths causes people to be squeezed into squatting boxes.

It is important to defend the freedom to love according to your own wishes. That is why this statement. A declaration of love to people and a declaration of love to freedom.

1. We confirm that men and women are equal.

2. We affirm that people love each other in different ways and can be attracted to each other physically. All people must be free to be who they want to be.

3. We affirm that sexuality must always be a mutually free choice.

4. We affirm that sexuality contributes to a meaningful, joyful and beautiful life.

5. We affirm that there are people who want to change sex, and confirm their right to do so.

6. We deny that people should hide or renounce their disposition.

7. We affirm that marriage is a choice between free people – straight, gay or bisexual – who want to enter into a loving and responsible relationship with each other.

8. We affirm that there are other forms in which people live together and care for each other. 

9. We affirm that love is the most important basis for raising children. Women and men – regardless of the form of their mutual relationship – are capable of doing so.

10. We affirm that everyone is free to shape their own lives, and that there is no direct or indirect coercion or exclusion in legislation or in social communication. The declaration of love can be signed by everyone who cares about freedom and love. Sign the declaration too, along with all other signatories. That is already more than 20,000! NB: this list is regularly updated. But due to the large number of applications, it may take a little longer before you see your name. At the bottom you will find the registration form.  

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Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Harm, Memes, News — Scottie @ 08:03

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December 23, 2018

A great post from Infidel753.

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/2018/02/video-of-day-dont-blame-atheists.html

Video of the day — don’t blame the atheists


Atheist activist AronRa speaks in Austin, Texas.  This is the kind of hard-hitting, confrontational stance toward religion that we need more of — and he doesn’t shy away, as so many do, from addressing the international aspect of the problem.  As the importance of technology in every area of life increases, a nation dominated by absurd superstitions and an irrational view of the world cannot maintain its leadership position, not when western Europe and the advanced East Asian nations have mostly left such encumbrances behind.  The influence of the Christian Right is hobbling the United States, slowing our progress and even dragging us backward, while others advance.

Oh, and if you think the humiliating picture he paints is attributable to Trump, this speech was delivered in 2012.  Since Trump took office and the anti-science party assumed full control of the government, the situation has gotten even worse.

December 21, 2018

Project Blitz, the Christian Right’s Legislative Playbook, Is Expanding in 2019

A very important read about the plan to Christize America and make it a Christian nation for Christians only.   Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/20/project-blitz-the-christian-rights-legislative-playbook-is-expanding-in-2019/

Back in May, we learned about “Project Blitz,” the Christian Right’s three-pronged strategy to push their faith through the government. The name referred to the idea that if Christian politicians jammed legislatures with a variety of bills, some of them would eventually pass.

There were three categories of bills they hoped to pass: Symbolic ones (like putting “In God We Trust” everywhere), pro-Christian ones (like passing “Christian Heritage Week” resolutions), and anti-everybody-else ones (like bills that allow Christian business owners to discriminate against gay customers).

First, there are three specific goals these Christians hope to accomplish. One of them, a “free speech” policy, is legislation that says public schools can’t get in the way of students who want to pray. (Spoiler: No one was getting in the way of that.) Another makes sure “In God We Trust” license plates are available in every state. The third, which was also a 2018 goal, is much more disturbing. It urges states to pass resolutions “favoring sexual intercourse only between a man and a woman.”

That doesn’t violate the Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality, they say; it just lets states affirm that straight sex is the best sex because — according to their sample legislation — “the health care costs for HIV/AIDS… are highly significant, estimated to be in the billions of dollars annually in our nation.”

See? It’s not anti-gay! It’s about public health! (Brought to you by the same people who opposed the Affordable Care Act.)

Clarkson notes that this also contributes to the anti-LGBTQ rhetoric of evangelical Christians who oppose gay couples adopting kids or taking in foster children.

December 20, 2018

MAJORITY OF U.S. MUSLIMS NOW SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE, WHILE WHITE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS REMAIN OPPOSED

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Education, Gender, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 10:55

https://www.newsweek.com/muslim-white-evangelical-gay-marriage-907627?fbclid=IwAR3GwGAYA80W35IexwYFmjFWXH-z_cVlP3Q4TLYKvidmDkZWKCSR8NvVnJY

including a majority of U.S. Muslims backing same-sex marriage for the first time.

Muslims, by a margin of 51 percent to 34 percent, favor same-sex marriage, compared to just four years ago when a majority, 51 percent, were opposed. There were similar results for black Protestants, with 54 percent opposing gay marriage in PRRI’s 2014 American Values Atlas, compared with 43 percent in the latest findings.

Indeed, opposition to same-sex marriage is now limited almost entirely to white conservative Christians. Fifty-eight percent of white evangelical Christians and 53 percent of Mormons—an overwhelming majority of whom are white—are opposed to allowing gay couples to marry. The group with the most opposition, though, is Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group which is 36 percent white, 32 percent Hispanic and 27 percent black in the U.S. Just 13 percent support the law.

As a whole, 63 percent of Americans now back allowing same-sex couples to marry, up from 52 percent four years ago. All major racial groups now have a majority in favor. Republicans, though, remain opposed, 51 percent to 42 percent.

Raped Teen Immigrant Denied Abortion, Offered Coloring Books by Trump Admin

Filed under: Children, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:02

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/19/raped-teen-immigrant-denied-abortion-offered-coloring-books-by-trump-admin/

… After arriving in the United States, the teenager entered the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which oversees the care of underage migrants who enter the country without authorization and without their parents.

The teen was taken to the anti-abortion facility in January 2018, during the tenure of former ORR Director Scott Lloyd, a longtime abortion opponent who wanted to personally sign off on every request for an abortion made by a teenager in his agency’s care. Lloyd, who was appointed by the Trump administration, was transferred to another position within the Department of Health and Human Services in November.

It is unclear whether the teen who visited the facility in January ever received the procedure. But four other teens ultimately sued the department for refusing to allow them to get abortions while in its care.

The complaint alleges that Lloyd replied to an email about the teenager who wanted an abortionin January. In it, Lloyd asked that she be told that “support is readily available” if she wanted to become a parent and that “in some cases, women or minors who have had abortions have expressed regret from having done so, even when pregnancy is the result of sexual assault.”

This is typical anti-choice propaganda, fueled by religious fundamentalism, and it has no place in any modern government office.

December 19, 2018

WV Asst. Principal Accused of Confronting Transgender Student Outside Bathroom

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Education, Gender, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:32

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/18/wv-asst-principal-accused-of-confronting-transgender-student-outside-bathroom/

A transgender student at Liberty High School in West Virginia says he was “cornered, harassed and intimidated” in a bathroom by Assistant Principal Lee Livengood. As the story goes, the sophomore went to use the boys’ restroom before a band trip. When he walked out, Livengood was standing there and confronted him about why he was using that particular restroom before challenging him to “use a urinal to prove that he was a boy.”

When a chaperone for the trip arrived on the scene, Livengood allegedly told the student, “I’m not going to lie, you kind of freak me out.”

December 18, 2018

Citing the Bible, TN School Board Member Rejects Gay-Straight Alliance Club

Again a person using their religious beliefs to force others to obey their version of god.  This person says his god comes before all state laws, federal laws, the bill of rights, and even the constitution.   He wants a theocracy built on his his god and his version , forcing everyone to do as he sees fit.   He is a religious asshole.  There is more at the link below.     Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/17/citing-the-bible-tn-school-board-member-rejects-gay-straight-alliance-club/

Tecky Hicks, who works as a Baptist pastor, said that if the GSA group was formed, he would urge parents to pull their kids out of school.

Hicks told board members he took the same oath as [Vice Chairman Debbie] Shedden, but he believes the Bible supersedes the Constitution of the U.S., the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, the Mayflower Compact, school board policy, the state constitution “and everything else.”

“Therefore, based on that, there’s no way under God’s heaven I can approve any such club in our schools,” Hicks told the board. “I’ve got a daughter who has a child in second grade this year, and she has already made the decision that if something like this is approved by our board, she’s pulling her kid out of school. I would suggest, and I’ll make it a public statement, that every person in the county who has that privilege — do it.

“I’ll take my stand on what I believe above and beyond anything man has ever made because the Bible plainly teaches that we are to subject ourselves to the authority that’s over us as long as the authority doesn’t overstep the bounds of what God has said it ought to be. God settled that over 2,000 years ago, folks, and I’m going to stand on it until hell freezes over.

He took an oath… and then promptly refused to follow it because being a religious bigot matters more than doing what’s best for students. That’s his philosophy. While the district might be better off without families that think like him, it’s a sad statement that the existence of a club for students he thinks are Hell-bound is enough to make a push for homeschooling. (Would he say the same thing about a club for atheists? Jews? Hindus?)

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