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August 23, 2019

MINNESOTA: Appeals Court Rules Hate Group Can Sue To Overturn State LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections

And the hate continues.  Why the flying fuck do people claiming to be “religious” hate so much?  I am so tired of them ruining my life, my rights, my country, and my ability to have life, liberty, and happiness.  Some how to them being denied the ability to discriminate and harm the LGBTQ in public businesses is stopping their right to worship their god?   What a hateful prick their god is.   These people started this business and never did a video just so they could challenge treating LGBTQ people fairly the same as they treat anyone else.   It is like we are having a whole new era of “Jim crow laws” aimed at the LGBTQ.   I wonder if my marriage will survive this take over of our secular government by religion.  Will we really be living in the fiction Handmaidens tale show?  I will post the link for those interested , it is a short post, but I just can’t deal with it today.   Hugs

MINNESOTA: Appeals Court Rules Hate Group Can Sue To Overturn State LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections

Trump To SCOTUS: Legalize Firing People For Being Gay

Welcome to the dark ages again!  I guess I and people like me will be the next ones int he concentration camps with the brown people.  I wonder if I will have to wear a pink triangle?  Seriously this is the person the Log Cabin Republicans just endorsed?   This is the guy that just this week bragged about how great he was for the gays?  I am watching the rights we fought decades for disappear in three short years.  It hurts people, it really hurts.   Thanks to the religious people like Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo  who seem driven to make life worse for others not like them.  Hugs

Trump To SCOTUS: Legalize Firing People For Being Gay

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News:

The Trump administration took its hardest line yet to legalize anti-gay discrimination on Friday when it asked the Supreme Court to declare that federal law allows private companies to fire workers based only on their sexual orientation. An amicus brief filed by the DOJ weighs in on two cases involving gay workers and what is meant by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bans discrimination “because of sex.”

The administration argues courts nationwide should stop reading the civil rights law to protect gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers from bias because it was not originally intended to do so. That view conflicts with some lower court rulings that found targeting someone for their sexual orientation is an illegal form of both sex discrimination and sex stereotyping under Title VII.

August 21, 2019

Hate Group Leader Mat Staver Celebrates: Trump Has Already Fulfilled About 90% Of Our Anti-LGBT Wish List

Another “Christian” leader bragging about how much they have managed to hurt other people they disagree with.   Bragging about being able to discriminate against, marginalize, and demean / debase a group of people.   Hugs

Hate Group Leader Mat Staver Celebrates: Trump Has Already Fulfilled About 90% Of Our Anti-LGBT Wish List

The Associated Press reports:

When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up “wish lists’ of steps they hoped he’d take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump’s administration is now winning their praise for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals.

Mat Staver, president of the legal advocacy organization Liberty Counsel, said Trump has fulfilled about 90% of the goals on a list that Staver and other conservative leaders compiled.

August 19, 2019

the Republican party

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August 16, 2019

Another bigotry move by hating tRump people. Trump Administration Petitions Supreme Court To Legalize Firing People Merely For Being Transgender

Trump Administration Petitions Supreme Court To Legalize Firing People Merely For Being Transgender

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News:

The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender, arguing a Michigan funeral home could fire a transgender woman because she wanted to wear women’s clothing on the job.

Although the administration was expected to take the stance — and had previously said firing workers on the basis of gender identity is legal under federal law — the latest court filing asks the nation’s top court to establish federal case law in a potentially sweeping setback for LGBTQ rights nationwide.

Read Holden’s full report.

August 14, 2019

tRump admin gets rid of civil rights protections

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 14:33

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Allowing Federal Contractors To Discriminate Against LGBTs And Others

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Allowing Federal Contractors To Discriminate Against LGBTs And Others

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News:

The Trump administration on Wednesday formally proposed a new rule to let businesses with federal contracts cite religious objections as a valid reason to discriminate against their workers on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, LGBTQ status, and other characteristics — thereby skirting worker protections created by past presidents.

But the Trump administration makes clear in the draft rule that a corporation needn’t focus entirely on religion to qualify, saying, “The contractor must be organized for a religious purpose, meaning that it was conceived with a self-identified religious purpose. This need not be the contractor’s only purpose.”

August 10, 2019

Republican / evangelical morals

 

August 7, 2019

Morning Cartoon / Meme round up: Hate, Bigotry, Death, and Destruction.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

(cartoon by Steve Sack)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Nick Anderson)

 

 

It is the guns !

August 3, 2019

Thousands of immigrants suffer in solitary confinement in U.S. detention centers. Newly obtained documents show that ICE detainees are sometimes placed in solitary for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.

There is far more at the link below than I quoted.  The horror and abuse of these people at the hands of the US is beyond shocking / stunning.   It is the systematic degradation and humiliation of certain groups to dehumanize, terrorize, and express bigotry and hatred for them.   Again government thugs get to commit actions forbidden to do to prisoners of war.  We have to stop this.  History will show what monsters we became during this time.    Hugs

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/thousands-immigrants-suffer-solitary-confinement-u-s-detention-centers-n1007881

The newly obtained documents paint a disturbing portrait of a system where detainees are sometimes forced into extended periods of isolation for reasons that have nothing to do with violating any rules.

Disabled immigrants in need of a wheelchair or cane. Those who identify as gay. Those who report abuse from guards or other detainees.

Only half of the cases involved punishment for rule violations. The other half were unrelated to disciplinary concerns — they involve the mentally ill, the disabled or others who were sent to solitary largely for what ICE described as safety reasons.

A Guatemalan man spent two months in solitary confinement at a county jail in Maryland. The reason: He had a prosthetic leg.

A mentally ill Ukrainian man was put in isolation for 15 days at a detention facility in Arizona. His offense: putting half a green pepper in one of his socks.

In nearly a third of the cases, segregated detainees were determined by ICE to have a mental illness, a population especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of isolation.

“We have created and continue to support a system that involves widespread abuse of human beings,” said Ellen Gallagher, a policy adviser at the Department of Homeland Security.

Gallagher, who is speaking publicly for the first time, has spent the past five years trying to sound the alarm within the federal government about the rampant use of solitary confinement on vulnerable people in ICE custody.

“People were being brutalized,” she said.

July 31, 2019

Call it what it really is: White Supremacy domestic terrorism

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:14

White nationalist radicalizes

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Gun Control, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:45

July 29, 2019

The brown shirt thugs of the fascist ruling party are threatening critics

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 18:26

Proud Boys Make Threatening Visit To Critic’s Home

Proud Boys Make Threatening Visit To Critic’s Home

The Daily Beast reports:

Members of the far-right Proud Boys men’s group allegedly made a threatening late-night visit recently to the home of one of their critics, the latest in the group’s escalating actions against its detractors.

Gwen Snyder, an amateur researcher in Philadelphia who tracks the group’s movements, wasn’t at home when a group of men visited her residence around 11 p.m. on June 29.

Instead, the men talked to her neighbor, according to Snyder, and warned that Snyder needed to stop posting the names of Proud Boys members and other information on Twitter. “You tell that fat bitch she better stop,” one of the Proud Boys allegedly said, according to Snyder.

Of what country, not the US

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:48

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July 28, 2019

lost credibility

July 26, 2019

Again a Christian Pastor shows what Christianity is all about. Control and hate

TN Pastor Refuses to Host Funeral Since Dying Man’s Son is Gay

TN Pastor Refuses to Host Funeral Since Dying Man’s Son is Gay

“As long as I was going to take part in any way, he [Jessie’s father] could not have his service there,” said [Jessie] Goodman.

Goodman says the church’s pastor, and some of its members, don’t want him or his fiance [Brandon Smitty] to be involved in the service because they’re gay.

We called Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church’s Pastor Jay Scruggs to see if this was true.

Pastor Scruggs had no comment, but did say he would talk with us after Jessie’s father is in the grave.

That Christian compassion never gets old…

What’s he going to say after the father is dead? “No” in a louder voice?

One church member told Jessie he could have the funeral there as long as his partner didn’t attend… which seems vindictive more than anything. Even if his partner isn’t there, Jessie is still a gay man. And considering that a funeral is for the living, not the dead, to tell a member of the family (officially or not) that he’s banned from a funeral is just cruel more than anything.

The news hit Jessie’s father especially hard.

When Goodman broke the news to his father that he would only be able to honor one of his final wishes, he told the news station his dad was devastated.

“He did know that his funeral wouldn’t happen there, and he had a very hurt look on his face when we told him that,” said Goodman.

Leave it to religion to find a way to make a dying man suffer even more.

July 21, 2019

It comes down to this…

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July 20, 2019

Another Christian in authority demanding everyone follow his god and religion

Air Force Capt.: Military Chaplains Who Don’t Proselytize Aren’t True Christians

Air Force Capt.: Military Chaplains Who Don’t Proselytize Aren’t True Christians

But Sonny Hernandez, a U.S. Air Force chaplain who works at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, disagrees. Not only does he think chaplains should promote Christianity on the clock, he believes those who don’t aren’t truly Christian.

In yet another bizarre rant on WND, Hernandez argued that Christian chaplains who aren’t promoting their personal views at every turn are cowards.

Tragically today, many military chaplains intentionally do not pray in Jesus’ name. As disgusting as this may sound, it is a very common practice today among military chaplains — among both liberal and conservative ones. These “non-sectarian” prayers are now the norm within military chaplaincy as the vast majority of chaplains have abdicated the name of Jesus due to fear and shame.

Even worse, false teachers… who masquerade as Christian military chaplains will invariably omit the name of Jesus and will argue that no chaplain should ever deliver such “sectarian” prayers publicly. Since these kinds of chaplains have not been truly born again, they will also often support homosexuality, Islam, or Mikey Weinstein and his anti-God foundation. To put it simply, a false teacher that operates under the guise of Christian chaplain will love the things that God hates while hating the things that God loves.

If a Muslim chaplain used his platform to promote Islam, he’d be out of a job immediately — and cause FOX News to talk about Sharia Law for weeks. (I would say imagine a Humanist chaplain doing the same thing… but there are none in the military.)

Incidentally, the Air Force’s own published standards prohibit leaders from “officially endorsing or disapproving of, or extending preferential treatment for any faith, belief, or absence of belief.” Hernandez is obviously breaking that rule. He deserves to be reprimanded for it.

Military chaplains provide a service to others; they cannot be missionaries looking for new recruits.

July 18, 2019

Another example of a Christian so super happy to take rights away from people , but not to help the children on our border who are in cages.

Brian Brown: New “Natural Law” Commission Provides An “Extraordinary Opening” To Challenge LGBT Rights

Brian Brown: New “Natural Law” Commission Provides An “Extraordinary Opening” To Challenge LGBT Rights

Such wonderfully loving Christians who are in complete denial of what is natural in favor of what they prefer and against what they feel is “icky”.  I am so tired of these assholes trying to take the entire country back hundreds if not thousands of years in the past to force all of us to live by their uninformed fables.   Hugs

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch:

Anti-LGBTQ-equality activist Brian Brown declared in a message to supporters on Thursday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s new “Commission on Unalienable Rights” provides Brown’s International Organization for the Family with “an extraordinary opening to push for clear and consistent recognition of the natural family” and “gives us a forum to challenge American foreign policy that has in the past advanced the extreme agenda of the left that has been cloaked in the language of so-called human rights.”

Pompeo’s commission, which was reportedly created without input from the State Department’s existing human rights infrastructure, will bring a “natural law” lens to a reexamination of U.S. human rights policy. As New Ways Ministry’s Bob Shine has noted, “Natural law theory has been used for a long time by Catholic Church leaders and theologians who reject LGBT people’s identities and their relationships.” Natural law theory has various strains, but as applied to sexuality and gender, it essentially argues that people whose sexual expression or gender identity is not “natural,” or who have non-procreative sex, are defying the “natural law” of God.

 

 

July 11, 2019

Christians in government trying to force their beliefs on everyone by getting rid of the LGBTQ+

Trump’s “Natural Law” Commission Members Are All Anti-LGBT, One Calls Legalizing Gay Sex “Dangerous”

Trump’s “Natural Law” Commission Members Are All Anti-LGBT, One Calls Legalizing Gay Sex “Dangerous”

GLAAD has published a report on the people on the State Department’s so-called “Natural Law” commission, which formally launched earlier this week. As you’d expect, all of them are viciously anti-LGBT.

Please go to the link above to read short blurbs that tell of how hard these people have worked to screw over the LGBTQ+ community and how much they really hate us.  These Christians are really viciously anti-LGBTQ+.  Hugs

As I reported last month, the commission is reportedly the brainchild of NOM founder Robert George. As you may recall, after the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling, George called for “all federal and state officeholders in the United States” to defy the decision.

Robert George is also the author of 2009’s Manhattan Declaration, which calls for Christians to engage in civil disobedience against all LGBT rights laws.

 

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