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March 12, 2019

Forcing religion into public schools and on to non- believers children

Filed under: Children, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:24

FL Bill Forcing Public High Schools to Offer Bible Classes Passes First Hurdle

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/11/fl-bill-forcing-public-high-schools-to-offer-bible-classes-passes-first-hurdle/

It raises an interesting question: How can you objectively teach students the myth about Jesus resurrecting? That’s what one Democrat wanted to know:

Despite that, one of her colleagues disagrees. Rep. Jennifer Webb, D-Gulfport, was one of the three Democrats who cast a ‘no’ vote.

“I did find nine federal court decisions, including one from Florida, ruling that public school Bible courses were unconstitutional in whole or in part,” Webb said. “In Gibson v. Lee County, which is a decision from the Middle District of Florida — my district — the court invalidated a Bible history course of the New Testament because it could not conceive how the resurrection of miracles could be taught as secular history.

Daniels didn’t care.

What about offering courses on another major religion to make sure we’re not just propagating the idea of Christian supremacy?

… Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, challenged the religious “objectivity” and “neutrality” of courses that are based on a single religious text.

Eskamani also asked Daniels about texts from other religions.

“My family is Iranian-American. My family identifies with Islam,” Eskamani said. “Would you consider adding the Quran to your bill to be a friendly amendment, as another holy book that can be taught ‘objectively,’ to your language?”

Daniels replied simply, “No.”

Sounds about right. Daniels, a pastor, only cares about advancing her own mythology, not anyone else’s.

Lawsuit: Principal Said 4th-Grader’s Essay on LGBTQ Rights Was “Not Acceptable”

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:12

They do not want LGBTQ to be mentioned, seen, acknowledged at all.   They seem to think if they ignore the LGBTQ we will all go away.   Wrong.  Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/11/lawsuit-principal-said-4th-graders-essay-on-lgbtq-rights-was-not-acceptable/

According to a recent lawsuit, a fourth grader in South Carolina was told her brief essay on LGBTQ rights couldn’t be included in a collection sent home with students because it “would create [an] undesirable situation at the school.”

What was so awful about the girl’s essay? The assignment was to write a paper about any topic, addressed “to society,” and here’s what the girl wrote:

To society,

I don’t know if you know this but peoples view on Tran’s genders is an issue. People think that men should not drees like a women, and saying mean things. They think that they are choosing the wrong thing in life. In the world people can choose who they want to be not being told that THEIR diction is wrong. I hope people understand that people can hurt themselves from others hurting their feelings. People need to think before they speak because one word can hurt someone’s feelings. We need to fix this because this is getting out of hand!

… Defendant Principal Elizabeth Foster religiously defended her decision by consistently raising her voice and making loud statements, including but not limited to the following: that the original paper would “make other parents upset,” “would create a undesirable situation at the school,” was “not acceptable” and that it was “not age-appropriate to discuss transgenders, lesbians and drag queens outside of the home.” Defendant Principal Elizabeth Foster further proclaimed that “due to the type of school this is, the people that work here and the students and families of the students that go here, the topic would be disagreeable.”

Why should the feelings of a bunch of (I assume) conservative Christians prevent this essay from being included in the mix? It’s perfectly age-appropriate to talk about treating people with civility and decency. It’s also fine to discussion LGBTQ issues considering students learn about family structures and mommies and daddies from a young age. If it’s not weird to talk about straight, cis people, it shouldn’t be weird to talk about gay, lesbian, and trans people. Hell, it’s not like the girl was describing what people do in the bedroom.

 

In a cage

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:57

Bigotry

 

March 10, 2019

A smattering of writings from Caitlin Johnstone on Venezuela.

Filed under: Food, Greed, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:14

Firstly, Maduro is not refusing humanitarian aid for his people. Only an idiot would believe that the latest Official Bad Guy (who coincidentally happens to be sitting on top of the largest oil reserves on earth) is intentionally starving and depriving his people, and anyone who makes such claims should have to explain how they make that work in their minds. What’s the idea behind that, exactly? Is he starving them all and cutting them off from medical supplies because he hates them? Is he trying to kill everyone in Venezuela so that he can have the entire country to himself? Does he have some strange sexual fetish for the slow starvation of an entire citizenry? How specifically does this work?

Ellen Page Was Right

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:58

If you stay in the Catholic church you support this and these people

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:07

When they defend make excuses for themselves in advance.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, News, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 09:05

religion-is-a-mental-illness

(Comment made in 2002.)

(Comment made in 2002.)
When they defend make excuses for themselves in advance.

A great idea

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 09:02

Indiana Pastor Arrested for Voyeurism After Snapping Pics in Gym Locker Room

Filed under: Criminal, Gender, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:51

Doesn’t this guy know about the internet and porn.  This is why porn needs to be available so he can see all the dicks he feels he needs to without violating others privacy.  I bet he has preached against porn, sex, the homo’s, and all the sinful desires of the flesh.   And this is a guy who preaches to kids about Jesus is watching them if they masturbate.   Creepy .  Hugs 

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/09/indiana-pastor-arrested-for-voyeurism-after-snapping-pics-in-gym-locker-room/

David Nathaniel Powell, the pastor at Grace Temple Church in Terre Haute, Indiana, was arrested on a felony count of voyeurism after entering a men’s locker room at a Planet Fitness gym where he was seen standing naked in front of the mirror and taking photos and videos of people inside.

At one point, the employee went to use the restroom and noticed Powell recording him from above the stall.

An Aborted 6-Week-Old Embryo Got a Green Light to Sue an Alabama Abortion Clinic

Filed under: Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , — Scottie @ 08:42

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/09/an-aborted-6-week-old-embryo-got-a-green-light-to-sue-an-alabama-abortion-clinic/

That means a six-week-old embryo — a clump of cells the size of a pea — is now legally going after the people who “killed” it.

A “pro-life” victory here would give free rein to men like Ryan Magers, who allegedly coerced his teenage girlfriend into sex, allowing them even more control over those same girls’ reproductive lives and, by extension, their futures. A great many women and girls have sex with men who are abusive, controlling, or simply not men who they want to be tied to for the rest of their lives. A “pro-life” victory here would give any man jurisdiction over any woman with whom he has had sex.

In this case, the girl was pressured into sex (though her family is not calling it rape) and chose to end the pregnancy early. A judge now thinks that’s all it takes for an embryo to sue an abortion clinic.

Magers, by impregnating a girl who didn’t want his baby, now has the power to shut down methods of abortion for women everywhere, a move that would force many of them to resort to unsafe and illegal actions to procure something that’s a routine procedure in most other parts of the developed world.

Congratulations, “pro-lifers.” Your dream of ruining women’s lives is inching closer.

 

A different perspective

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:18

Independent Reporters Contradict US Venezuelan Propaganda

A different perspective

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:19

Independent Reporters Contradict US Venezuelan Propaganda

March 9, 2019

She refused to admit it was a cage in her testimony

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:22

Quiz

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:18

Think about this:  If parents are found keeping their children in cages they are charged with child abuse, when the government does it they call it immigration policy.

The swamp

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:13

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

OREGON: Parents Won’t Vaccinate Their Son After First Tetanus Case In 30 Years Nearly Killed Him, $811K Bill

Filed under: Children, Harm, Health, News, Science — Scottie @ 06:29

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/oregon-parents-wont-vaccinate-son-after-states-first-tetanus-case-in-30-years-nearly-killed-him-811k-bill/

The Daily Beast reports:

An unvaccinated Oregon boy became the first person in over 30 years to contract the deadly tetanus infection in the state. The 6-year-old boy was playing on a farm when he cut his head, according to a case report by the CDC. His parents cleaned and stitched the wound at home, but a week later, he arrived at a hospital exhibiting advanced symptoms of tetanus, a serious bacterial infection that causes involuntary muscle spasms, difficulty breathing, lockjaw, and arching of the neck and back.

The Washington Post reports:

In all, the boy’s medical charges in the hospital amounted to $811,929 — which did not include the cost of being airlifted to the hospital or of inpatient rehabilitation, according to the CDC. It’s unclear from the report who covered his hospital expenses.

Notably, physicians counseled the boy’s family to bring the child up to date on all of his vaccinations, as well as receive a follow-up dose of the DTaP vaccine. His family said no.

March 8, 2019

Labor Dept Issues Weakest Jobs Report In 17 Months

Filed under: Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 10:33

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/labor-dept-issues-weakest-jobs-report-in-17-months/

Yahoo News reports:

The U.S. economy added a sharply lower-than-expected 20,000 non-farm payrolls in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Consensus expectations called for 180,000 positions to be added for the month, according to Bloomberg data. February’s headline reading for new payrolls was the weakest in 17 months.

March 7, 2019

Welcome to the Fascist United States

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:35

Stupidity

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:23

 

March 6, 2019

Leaked Chat Logs Show White Supremacist Hate Group Conspiring To Keep Racist GOP Rep. Steve King In Office

Again we are shown proof that the republican party has long been racist, and the party of tRump depends on the racists to keep them in office.  We need to worry about these people.  Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/leaked-chats-show-white-supremacist-hate-group-conspiring-to-keep-racist-gop-rep-steve-king-in-office/

The Huffington Post reports:

Newly leaked chat logs linked to a prominent hate group reveal that white nationalists have actively worked to keep Rep. Steve King and his racist ideology in office — by donating to his campaign, calling members of Congress to show their support when King stumbles or by attempting to reach the congressman directly.

Oh yes, there is more. By the way, that was Identity Evropa’s banner at the top of today’s post about the 182% increase in white supremacist incidents.

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