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November 13, 2019

Christian Nationalists Are Apparently Trying to Avoid Registering Young Voters

Filed under: Bigotry, Fascism, Gender, Greed, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 04:02

November 5, 2019

You are just not being allowed to oppress those you do not like. Actions, not thoughts. Behavior not belief

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 05:43

November 4, 2019

When Florida had a committee to terrorize gay people

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Sex — Scottie @ 16:23

There is no right for Christians to oppress others

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 03:48

November 2, 2019

Let’s talk about another question I wish wasn’t being asked….

Filed under: Bigotry, Gender, Harm, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, opinion, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 16:35

October 22, 2019

Real good way to showcase the goodness of your god

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Greed, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:00

31% of White Evangelicals Say They’ll Support Trump No Matter What He Does

31% of White Evangelicals Say They’ll Support Trump No Matter What He Does

It’s not surprising that white evangelicals overwhelmingly support him. They don’t care about — or are willing to overlook — his affairs, scandals, inhumanity, ignorance, racism, and blatant pandering. It’s also not a shock that non-religious people and Black Protestants mostly disapprove of him.

But look at the far ends of the bars. They represent whether those groups are open to changing their minds.

 

While 75% of white evangelicals approve of Trump’s performance in office, 31% of them say there’s literally nothing he could do to lose their support. He really could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue without it making a difference to his base.

All of that plays out in another question, too: “Is Trump encouraging white supremacists?” The correct answer is yes. The white evangelical answer is “What? I can’t hear you. Who cares. Judges. Judges. Gimme more judges.” Check out, though, just how aligned Black Protestants are with the non-religious:

There was a time when I thought white evangelicals supported Trump because Mike Pence was his running mate, and he’s one of them. I was wrong about that. It’s obvious now that Pence’s Christianity was never as powerful a draw as Trump’s open bigotry. If Pence was booted from the ticket, I suspect very little would change for Trump in terms of his support from those same Christians.

Hate much Christian politicians?

NJ Mayor Refuses to Resign After Delivering Anti-LGBTQ Sermon in Church

NJ Mayor Refuses to Resign After Delivering Anti-LGBTQ Sermon in Church

He complained about what would happen if homosexuality entered schools:

… I got a phone call this week that the Supreme Court of the state of New Jersey just heard a case where it’s now legal, they say it’s legal, for a brother and a sister to marry each other in the state of New Jersey. A brother and a sister! Incest! They have lived together for years, and they heard this case, and the Supreme Court ruled in their favor. They say the next thing coming up is a father and a daughter.

When you let homosexuality in, it opens the door to complete perversion and the church has to — we have to do our job and stand up. Stand up to it.

That’s… a lie. He’s referring to an article that first appeared on a satirical website. (It’s not surprising that a guy who accepts the Bible as true can’t tell fact from fiction.)

Then, referring to how the new law was meant to help kids get comfortable in their own skin, McKelvey remarked, “Well, when you start teaching them the confused stuff, they don’t know what skin they have!” So LGBTQ people are all apparently confused.

 

 

October 17, 2019

Equal rights / treatment for all

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:35

October 13, 2019

Uganda: ‘Kill the Gays’ Law Imposing Death Penalty on Homosexuals *Added information*

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Economics, Gender, Greed, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 12:16

The love of their god is their love to hate.  Think of the money and effort to change a countries view on homosexuality to such a fervent dislike and anger against.   Why.  What does it matter to Scott Lively that people a world away on a totally different country on a different continent may have sex with their own genders?  It is sick.  Talk about recruitment, it is not the gays doing it.   Hugs

Uganda: ‘Kill the Gays’ Law Imposing Death Penalty on Homosexuals

Homosexuality was illegal in Uganda under existing colonial laws, he explained, “But nobody was ever arrested or prosecuted based on those old laws. People turned a blind eye to it. Homosexuality was not a political issue.”

That changed in 2009, Rev Kaoma said, when a group of American evangelicals led by Pastor Scott Lively, a self-proclaimed expert on the “gay movement”, held a series of talks in Uganda. Mr Lively warned audiences that the “evil institution” of homosexuality sought to “prey upon” and recruit Ugandan children in a bid to “defeat the marriage-based society”.

Dr Frank Mugisha, director of the LGBT rights organisation, Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug), recently told The Independent on Sunday, “[The idea] of a gay agenda, of recruiting people to homosexuality – that language wasn’t used in Uganda pre-2009. [Lively] made my work very difficult and was conspiring with my legislators, but [to Ugandans] he was like God himself. People were worshipping him as if he was from heaven.”

American conservatives first arrived in Uganda in significant numbers following the fall, in 1979, of Idi Amin, the Muslim dictator who had banned evangelical Christianity. Among them was Mike Bickle, founder of the Kansas City-based International House of Prayer (IHOP). According to Mr Williams, “Bickle was there on the ground on the day Amin fell… with a group of American Christian leaders, to take the country as a Christian nation.”

US Christian groups have since spent millions on schools, hospitals and orphanages in Uganda. They have also found fertile ground for their religious values. Rev Kaoma said American conservatives may have lost the culture wars on the home-front, but they believe they can win in the developing world. “The battle has been fought on American soil, and then exported to the African continent,” he said.

October 12, 2019

Uganda Plans to Bring Back Its Infamous “Kill the Gays” Bill

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 08:39

Uganda Plans to Bring Back Its Infamous “Kill the Gays” Bill

It’s almost dumbfounding that government officials would espouse and support such cruelty, but sure enough, Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo characterizes LGBTQ people as aberrant, as if they are constantly out trying to “recruit” victims.

“Homosexuality is not natural to Ugandans, but there has been massive recruitment by gay people in the schools, and especially among the youth, where they are promoting the falsehood that people are born like that.

It’s worth noting that Lokodo has degrees in theology, not biology. He’s hardly an expert in genetics. Plus, we’re used to the propaganda he’s spreading. It’s faith-based hate, pure and simple.

He’s willing to kill innocent people for his beliefs.

Our current penal law is limited. It only criminalises the act. We want it made clear that anyone who is even involved in promotion and recruitment has to be criminalised. Those that do grave acts will be given the death sentence.”

October 11, 2019

Perkins Brags: Christianists Run This Administration

Perkins Brags: Christianists Run This Administration

“Personnel is policy. And that’s what makes the difference in this administration. We’re not on the outside looking in. We’re on the inside working out. And we are so grateful for the men and women who are serving in this administration.

Much more at the link above.  Hugs

 

October 4, 2019

Another reason the evangelicals supporting tRump love Russia and don’t mind tRump takes orders from them.

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 15:09

RUSSIA: Court Bans Popular “Anti-Family” LGBT Sites

RUSSIA: Court Bans Popular “Anti-Family” LGBT Sites

Agence France-Presse reports:

“An inspection showed they contain information available to the public, including children, which negates family values, propagates non-traditional sexual relations and promotes disrespectful attitudes towards parents,” the court statement said.

More at the link above as always.   Hugs

Ames (Iowa) Officials Deny Dodgy Federal Request to Remove Pride Flag Crosswalks

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:33

Ex-vangelical Frank Schaeffer Delivers Epic Rant Against Christian Right Leaders

At the beginning of September, the city of Ames, Iowa unveiled freshly-painted crosswalks in the colors of three key Pride flags: the trans flag, the non-binary flag, and the updated rainbow flag (which includes black and brown stripes to acknowledge LGBTQ people of color).

Naturally, this meant the federal government simply had to object.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which is under control of the Department of Transportation, which is headed up by Secretary Elaine Chao, who is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter asking Ames to replace their colorful crosswalks with the more traditional white markings to comply with federal safety standards. The argument here is that the white markings help with public safety.

The question of whether Pride flag crosswalks compromise pedestrian safety was taken up in an Edmonton study, the Rainbow Crosswalk Pilot Project, in 2015. The city found that rainbow crosswalks were just as safe and effective as standard ones.

As for why a federal transportation agency tasked with maintaining highway safety would go out of its way to pressure a municipality to remove crosswalks expressing support for the LGBTQ community, it’s anyone’s guess. But under this Republican administration, pressured by conservative Christian voters, it’s not that difficult to connect the dots.

October 1, 2019

Race-Based Hate Crime At Christian School Where Karen Pence Teaches

Race-Based Hate Crime At Christian School Where Karen Pence Teaches

The Week reports:

A 12-year-old student at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-12 school in Fairfax, Virginia, says three sixth-grade boys pinned her down during recess on Monday and cut off her dreadlocks. “I was about to go down the slide, and the three boys came up and surrounded me,” the girl, Amari Allen, told The Washington Post on Thursday. “They were saying my hair was nappy and I was ugly and I shouldn’t have been born.” Allen, who is black, said one boy covered her mouth, the second grabbed her arms, and the third one cut her hair. All three boys, she says, are white.

WUSA9, a local CBS affiliate reports:

Amari Allen said she has never been more traumatized in her life until Monday when she said a group of white male classmates attacked her on the playground at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-12 school, in Fairfax, Virginia.

Amari tells WUSA9 that one boy covered her mouth and the second boy put her hands behind her back, while the third boy pulled out scissors and cut her medium-length locks while calling her names.

Karen Pence, wife of Mike Pence, teaches art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia, the school where the hate crime occurred. The school, a cesspool of Christian bigotry and hatred, bans gay and transgender students, and requires all employees to sign a pledge declaring marriage is only between a man and a woman.

It’s not a school where everyone is welcome. In a “parent agreement” posted online, the school says it will refuse admission to students who participate in or condone homosexual activity. The 2018 employment application also makes candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.”

There is a lot more about the schools official polices of hate and discrimination at the link above.  This really is a hateful place.  They really insist that families in their private homes attack LGBTQ, denying anything positive and preaching all the negatives.  In their homes, not just at school.   The Pence’s fit right in. 

September 30, 2019

An update to my last post about Channing Smith

Here is another news article about the 16 year old boy who was outed as gay by cyberbullies.   This report gives more details and also shows photos of the boy.  Hugs

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7512001/Family-blames-teens-suicide-cyber-bullying-claims-outed-gay-online.html

Family of Teen Who Killed Himself Say He Was ‘Outed’ by Cyberbullies Shortly Before Death

This is what happens when the Christians and politicians put out hateful lies and false statements about the LGBTQ.   This is why it is so very important to push back hard on them, and why we can not let them enshrine that hate in to our laws.  To the evangelicals that talk of needing to put gay people to death, that trans people are going to rape people in bathrooms, and how being LGBTQ is an abomination you caused this!   Are you happy now?  You created a situation where a kid couldn’t face the humiliation and bulling / taunting that was going to be thrown at him because he shared natural feelings for another boy and he knew he wouldn’t get any help from the teachers / staff.  I blame every politician that complain that messages of support and caring in relation to LGBTQ is wrong, instead implying there is something horrible and wrong about them.  I posted today about a guy who did that, instead wanting Jesus pushed in schools.   Here is what the hate the sin gets you.  Here is what your claims bring.  I am angry, no I am furious that this stuff is still happening and getting worse.   Please read the article.    Hugs

https://www.newsweek.com/family-teen-who-killed-himself-say-he-was-outed-cyberbullies-shortly-before-death-1461919

The family of a 16-year-old student who took his own life earlier this week says the teen had been outed as gay or bisexual by online bullies immediately before killing himself, according to reports.

Channing Smith of Manchester, Tennessee fatally shot himself Sunday night after Coffee County Central High School classmates posted a screenshot of revealing text messages between Smith and another boy on Instagram and Snapchat, his family says.

“Being in a small, rural town in the middle of Tennessee, you can imagine being the laughing stock and having to go to school Monday morning,” he told the outlet. “He couldn’t face the humiliation that was waiting on him when he got to school on Monday, so he shot and killed himself.”

According to the report, Joshua claims that he has already heard the Coffee County District Attorney’s Office has no intention of pressing charges, but that District Attorney Craig Northcutt had told him it would take 30 days to make any decisions regarding the incident.

Northcutt has been under pressure recently, after a video surfaced of the district attorney saying he is unwilling to press domestic violence charges in same sex marriage cases. In the video Northcutt says he “disagrees with” same sex marriage, and suggests domestic violence laws exist to “protect the sanctity of marriage.” In the case of married same sex couples, he claims “no marriage exists” to protect.

I would also like to point out the bigotry of the DA.  I posted on him before.   Another one who things Gay people should not have rights and will protect a straight person who harms a gay person based on his hate for the LGBTQ communities.    Hugs

Ya, that shows Christian love alright

Filed under: Bigotry, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 08:36

Pastor Apologizes and Leads Church in “Cleansing” Prayer After Gay Man’s Speech

Pastor Apologizes and Leads Church in “Cleansing” Prayer After Gay Man’s Speech

A Colorado pastor apologized to his congregation, then led them in a “cleansing” prayer, all because an openly gay speaker took the church’s stage during an outside event hosted there the prior week. (And now, I guess, those gay cooties are everywhere.)

Last week, hundreds of non-profit leaders gathered in the city of Del Norte to network and learn more about how to receive money for their organizations as part of an event called “Rural Philanthropy Days.” Speakers included representatives of grant-giving groups as well as state and local officials. The Community Resource Center, which sponsors the event, said that more than 750 grants totaling $22 million were given away in the community between 2009-2015.

One of the speakers on the first day of the event was Justin Garoutte, a research associate for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) who is working on a study that focuses on understanding and reducing LGBTQ suicide among adolescents. That would also explain why Garoutte gave a coming out story on stage. The website for the event says this was part of a session designed to highlight local storytellers.

And yet that speech was apparently so disturbing to Pastor Greg Schaffer that, days later, he led the church in prayer specifically undo the damage. A video of his sermon from September 22 was just posted online on Friday. A transcript is below.

***Update*** (9/29): Justin Garoutte confirmed all this in an email this afternoon. He added this note:

An additional aspect that you should know, during my keynote, Pastor Greg cut my mic and exclaimed from the sound booth that I needed to watch what I say. My understanding is that behind the scenes, event organizers and the final speaker… were communicating with Pastor Greg to allow me to continue my speech. My mic was eventually turned on, albeit at what seemed like a much lower volume. I was informed of Pastor Greg’s actions via a phone call on the afternoon of the event by Kim Smoyer, coordinator of the event. Despite all of this, the hundreds of folks in attendance gave me a standing ovation.

Professionally and privately, I work to build health equity for LGBTQ youth throughout the region, and I know firsthand how homophobic remarks like Pastor Greg’s increase the fear and negative health outcomes (i.e., increased risk of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, among others) through minority stress for our LGBTQ family. That is why SLV Pride and the inaugural Pride Day and March this year in Alamosa were so important!

These needs to be posted everywhere

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WV GOP Lawmaker Complains About School Display Urging Respect for LGBTQ Students

Can I protest displays that urge respect for Christians or heterosexuals?  Amounts to what this guy is doing but he would freak out and claim i was persecuting him / his religion.   But he is not doing anything wrong by demanding every hate LGBTQ people.  Hugs

To read just how hateful  and misguidedly he is throwing his religious propaganda around, please go to the link.  The article is short and no way I can grab a clip that would encapsulate the story.    Hugs

WV GOP Lawmaker Complains About School Display Urging Respect for LGBTQ Students

September 29, 2019

INDIANA: DOJ Statement Backs Firing Of Gay Teacher

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:27

The government and religion are teaming up to roll back every right gained by the LGBTQ since ww11.  If at the end of their goal of destroying the LGBTQ and our democracy they will make being LGBTQ illegal if possible or make it as it is in the horrible countries where LGBTQ can not get jobs, housing, police protections, even the families are encouraged to kill them.   As far as same sex marriage goes the evangelical leaders have already promised they would chip away at it like they did abortion so while it is legal it also is a meaningless right worth nothing, hard to get, almost impossible to use.  I am so tired of knowing once again my government I must pay taxes to support hates my existence and works with my enemies to harm me.   Isn’t life grand?   Hugs

INDIANA: DOJ Statement Backs Firing Of Gay Teacher

The Indianapolis Star reports:

In it’s statement, the DOJ said that the First Amendment protects the right of the Archdiocese to interpret and apply Catholic doctrine. It’s not clear what the DOJ’s statement means for Payne-Elliott’s suit, if anything. But his lawyer, Kathleen DeLaney, said it was “highly unusual” for the Justice Department to insert itself into a local employment issue. “What I take away from this is that the Trump administration is politicizing a legal dispute about an Indiana business tort.” DeLaney said.

Justice Department supports Indianapolis Archdiocese in firing of gay Cathedral teacher

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2019/09/27/justice-department-backs-indianapolis-archdiocese-gay-teacher-firing/3788768002/

“Josh Payne-Elliot was employed by Cathedral High School,” she said. “Cathedral High School fired my client because the archdiocese told them to and threatened to take various actions against Cathedral if they refused to fire my client.

“That is textbook intentional interference in an employment relationship. He was not employed by the archdiocese but the archdiocese had him fired.”

He is one of the three gay, married Catholic school employees fired in the last year at the direction of the archdiocese, who said they were in violation of church doctrine by being in same-sex marriages.

The employees worked at multiple schools under the purview of the Church.

In addition, Payne-Elliott’s husband, Layton Payne-Elliott, is a teacher at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The archdiocese stripped Brebeuf of its Catholic identity after it refused to fire Layton Payne-Elliott. The Vatican recently suspended that ruling, pending an appeal from the school.

Officials at Cathedral have said they would have suffered the same fate if they had not terminated Joshua Payne-Elliot’s employment.

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