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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.  

December 31, 2018

I know this is about 6 months old but it did not get the attention it deserved. Hugs

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Children, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Sex — Scottie @ 12:31

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.

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

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 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

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 10, 2018

This is an important read, please check it out. Hugs

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, Education, News, Questions, Reason, Sex, Twitter — Scottie @ 20:50

October 9, 2018

Male privilege

Filed under: Cartoons, Gender, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Sex — Scottie @ 12:16

(cartoon by Chan Lowe)

(cartoon by Clay Jones)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

 

October 2, 2018

She shouldn’t have to!

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, My Life and Rants, News, Reason, Sad, Sex — Scottie @ 20:50

I am not going to win many partisan points with this post, but it is an important post based on empathy.  Recently on a Sunday news program White House advisory Kellyanne Conway blurted out that she also had been sexually assaulted.    She has now had to forcefully tell news organizations she wont be talking about it any more.  She also claims to have gotten threats over it.

Stop it.  Just stop it people.   We ask people to believe or give the benefit of the doubt to someone when they come forward and tell what happened to them.   It is hard enough to tell we don’t have to make it worse.   I started to read some of the comments on her saying she did not want to talk about it and they were nasty toward her.  Yes it seems she , like other republicans , doesn’t have much empathy for others who have been sexually assaulted but that is no excuse to treat her as we wouldn’t want any other person who suffered a sexual assault treated.  If we ask for understanding of someone who is dealing with their abuse, shouldn’t we extend that to her as well.   We are the first ones to blame the republicans for how they are treating the women coming forward about Kavanaugh, so why would we do it to her?  

As for talking about her assault, some people simply can’t.  Some can but have to have set conditions.   Some can but if they do it really tears the scab off a deep wound and causes a lot of after shocks to their system.  Not to put too fine a point on it, it rips me up to talk about my abuse and I only do so when I think I will explode if I don’t.   I also have mention my abuse in a discussion in a spur of the moment or because it just slipped out, and while I do not regret it coming out I was not prepared to have a discussion on it.    Even writing this out has been hard and caused me to have memories I do not want to remember and I will have to deal with.  

So no she shouldn’t have to talk about it, and after being told she doesn’t want to talk about she shouldn’t be badgered about it.  It is not right she is badgered about something so personal and hurtful regardless of party or her job.  I am disappoint people don’t understand no means no about sexual assault, and it also means no when they don’t want to talk.  No one should be forced to relive those times, those things.  Lets not become what we fight against.   Thank you.  Hugs.  Scottie     

September 19, 2018

It is a serous crime

Filed under: Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Sex — Scottie @ 20:12

 

More than she said / he denies. This needs police investigation. This is why the republicans do not want the FBI to investigate.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Sex — Scottie @ 13:01

 

September 11, 2018

Tragically true

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Dealing With Abuse, Harm, Memes, News, Prayers, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Sex — Scottie @ 07:45

August 7, 2018

Three stories that show why tRump people and some Christians are a danger to our country.

August 3, 2018

Well it has happened again, people using their religion to discriminate in government services.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Gender, Harm, Homosexual, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 14:51

It did not take long for the idea of religious freedom to discriminate against those you dislike.  It is part of her job, the laws require her to issue the licence but no she wants the men to schedule an appointment with her deputy or go to another town and get what she is required by law to provide.   I am so sick of this damn bigotry.  Bigots for Jesus is a large group it seems.    She is demanding the men be inconvenienced, have to go to lengths a non same sex couple wouldn’t have to do.  This is not equal under the law.  But she doesn’t want to be inconvenienced by doing her job.  It says right in the laws that she can not discriminate against the men, but heck she thinks her god view is above the laws.  This is not about her religious beliefs, this is about her doing the job she is paid to so. 

August 2, 2018

Franklin Graham: Pray For DOJ’s Anti-LGBT Task Force

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 20:47

They just wont quite until they get a christian theocracy.  Then they will come for the LGBTQ and make non-whites a second class not protected under the rules of law.

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/08/02/franklin-graham-pray-for-dojs-anti-lgbt-task-force/

“U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Department of Justice is creating a religious liberty task force. He said the goal of the new task force will be protecting religious groups from persecution. He cited ‘a dangerous movement’ aimed toward stripping away the First Amendment right to freedom of religion as the reason for forming the task force. This dangerous movement has attacked Christian bakers, florists, and others in our nation. The attacks can be devastating to families. Many are persecuted simply for standing up for the truths taught in the Bible. Let’s pray for this important task force as they work toward protecting religious liberty. Thank you Attorney General Sessions.” – Franklin Graham, posting to his Facebook page.

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Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Children, Jokes, News, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 16:14

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May 13, 2018

The Theist Experience #3: Gay Conversion Therapy (satire)

Filed under: Atheism, Funny Stuff, Homosexual, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 16:45

April 13, 2018

So much for christian morals

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:23

Evangelical Support for Trump Has Gone Up (!) Since Stormy Daniels Scandal Began.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/12/evangelical-support-for-trump-has-gone-up-since-stormy-daniels-scandal-began/

That’s the party of “family values” for you. They are, and always have been, hypocrites. “Values” only matter when it’s the other party guilty of violating them. When it’s their own people, they look the other way.

How ingrained is that myth in the Christian mindset?

Get this: Since the Stormy Daniels scandal began, Trump’s support among evangelicals has gone up.

The most recent Pew polls suggest that President Donald Trump hasn’t just held his support amongst white evangelicals but actually has grown his support since the Stormy Daniels story took hold.

With his white evangelical support having dropped to 61 percent in December, Trump now enjoys 78 percent support, just a shade beneath the support he won from white evangelicals on Election Day

 

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