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

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December 13, 2018

They think it is OK for them to do it, but not those icky gays that their god hates.

Filed under: Atheism, Gender, Homosexual, News, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 06:51

December 10, 2018

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 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

Way to be inclusive. Best wishes. Hugs

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Gender, Homosexual, Things I like — Scottie @ 15:38

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November 26, 2018

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 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 13, 2018

Hate crime in chief, tell me something I don’t know. tRump encourages his hateful base with his own hate and bigotry

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Gender, Homosexual, News, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 15:07

November 6, 2018

Consistency much? More example of bigotry and hate

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November 3, 2018

The tRump hate is in full view. We need to stop it now, or we all need fear they will come for us

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Gender, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Sex — Scottie @ 18:07

November 1, 2018

Forcing their religion on those who do not want it.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Atheism, Children, Gender, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 11:33

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/christian-woman-disrupts-drag-queen-story-time-at-private-book-store-to-stop-perverse-lifestyles-video/

Christian Woman Disrupts Drag Queen Story Time At Private Book Store To Stop “Perverse Lifestyles” [VIDEO]

Some parents ask Peters to leave due to small children watching, but even after security guards step in, she refuses. “For the last 30 years, the homosexual agenda has been first and foremost wanting to desensitize our communities, our children, our families,” she said.

Peters was eventually removed by the police, but says she’ll be back at the next event to protest the “perverse lifestyle” of drag queens. Watch the clip.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/templates/nbc_partner_player?cmsID=499091351&videoID=AVb__3uoIoi2&origin=nbclosangeles.com&sec=news&subsec=local&fullWidth=y&turl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.joemygod.com%2F2018%2F11%2Fchristian-woman-disrupts-drag-queen-story-time-at-private-book-store-to-stop-perverse-lifestyles-video%2F&ourl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.joemygod.com&lp=5&fullWidth=y&random=k92jfb

October 23, 2018

man groping woman says president says it is ok to grab them by their private parts

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Dealing With Abuse, Gender, Harm, News, Political — Scottie @ 09:24

October 22, 2018

tRump supporters want genital checks to determine which bathroom a person can use.

Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:39

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October 21, 2018

And now they come for the trans people.

Filed under: Bigotry, Gender, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Science, Sex, Transgender news — Scottie @ 14:50

Trump Administration Considers Defining Gender As An Immutable Biological Condition Determined At Birth

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/10/21/trump-administration-considers-defining-gender-as-an-immutable-biological-condition-determined-at-birth/

The New York Times reports:

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.

Now the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times.

Hit the link for much more.

 

October 13, 2018

It’s a very scary time for men and boys. So I wrote a song about it.

October 11, 2018

Karen Pence Campaigns For GOP House Candidate Who Longs For Return To Criminalization Of Homosexuality

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/10/11/karen-pence-campaigns-for-gop-house-candidate-who-longs-for-return-to-criminalization-of-homosexuality/

“In one generation you and I have witnessed this country sliding from a nation who once shared a moral vision based on Judeo-Christian ethic to a nation floundering in moral decay. In one generation we have watched our nation who once believed in lifelong marriages to the same spouse to a divorce rate now well over 50 percent. We have watched in one generation where homosexuality was once criminalized to now we see the criminalization of Christianity.”

https://www.mediamatters.org/embed/clips/2018/08/09/60971/markharris-20150912-speechclip?embed_source=jwplayer

 

https://www.mediamatters.org/embed/clips/2018/08/09/60971/markharris-20150912-speechclip

 

October 10, 2018

America is the victim of assault from tRump & crew

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Gender, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:44

Angry mob ??? Fits the republican party well

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Gender, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:36

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October 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: Hello Christian Theocracy; Goodbye Church-State Separation

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/10/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation-hello-christian-theocracy-goodbye-church-state-separation/

Goodbye separation of church and state – hello Christian theocracy: Dramatic change is coming with the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation to the Supreme Court last week despite an intemperate, childish, and belligerent performance during his senate confirmation hearings, as well as credible allegations that he sexually assaulted multiple women as a young man, will reshape the court in dramatic fashion, threatening the separation of church and state, and promising the nightmare that would be a Christian theocracy.

During this confirmation process, our worst fears about Kavanaugh’s record, judicial philosophy, and temperament were confirmed. He has repeatedly shown himself to be a partisan ideologue who is more interested in protecting religious privilege for politically powerful sects than standing up for true religious freedom.

Kavanaugh’s views on religious issues are deeply outside the mainstream and threaten decades of precedent on issues ranging from taxpayer subsidy of religion and proselytizing in public schools, to civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans and access to reproductive health care for women.

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: Hello Christian Theocracy; Goodbye Church-State Separation (Image via YouTube)

 

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