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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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July 1, 2019

NC GOP Lt. Gov. Says “Diversity and Multiculturalism” Will Destroy the Country

NC GOP Lt. Gov. Says “Diversity and Multiculturalism” Will Destroy the Country

During a sermon over the weekend, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, a Republican, told a conservative Christian audience about the awfulness of… diversity.

But don’t worry. We’re a Christian nation, he argued, so we’ll overcome it.

[N]o other nation, my friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today, because of a lack of assimilation, because of this division, and because of this identity politics,” Forest claimed.

But no other nation has ever been founded on the principles of Jesus Christ, that begin the redemption and reconciliation through the atoning blood of our savior,” he added.

It’s hardly the first time he’s made comments promoting white evangelical values or advocating for Christian Nationalism. In the past, he argued against bathroom bills by saying that letting trans people use the proper bathrooms would discriminate against cisgender people. Somehow. He also wrote a letter to the Architect of the Capitol to ask for a statue of Rev. Billy Graham in the building.

Forest plans to run for governor in 2020. These sorts of comments ought to be disturbing to everyone who may be on the fence about which party to support.

June 27, 2019

Bigotry is winning! The US is less tolerant and more for discrimination than before

June 15, 2019

Low lights. Haters calling for the death of LGBTQ+ They make the most horrible accusations that are not based in reality.

June 3, 2019

Pride month and fascism

I just have read several news articles where Republican politicians in places of power have increased pressure on all venues to stop any and all pride events.  They threaten to use all the power of their position to negatively effect any venue that allows a pride event to be held.  This is clearly fascism, hatred, bigotry, and all of them doing this claim to be Christian.   This is an attack on our secular nation.  Hugs

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June 1, 2019

LGBTQ People Have Reason to Fear State Dept’s New Committee on “Natural Rights”

LGBTQ People Have Reason to Fear State Dept’s New Committee on “Natural Rights”

Last night, the U.S. State Department, now headed up by Mike Pompeoannounced the formation of a “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” That sounds innocuous enough until you read the details.

The Commission will provide the Secretary of State advice and recommendations concerning international human rights matters. The Commission will provide fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.

That word “natural” is scaring progressives for good reason since it’s evangelical code for anti-LGBTQ and anti-women policies. As conservatives have used it in the past, bills protecting “natural law and natural rights” have included blocking trans people from serving in the military, opposing marriage equality, and preventing women from controlling their own bodies.

At a time when the U.S. should be spreading freedom and democracy, this Republican administration had made it very clear that faith-based bigotry is acceptable no matter how many people are thrown under the bus to appease right-wing Christians.

POLITICO notes:

… the administration also has rolled back domestic regulations aimed at protecting members of the LGBT community, especially those who are transgender.

It also has cut down sections about women’s reproductive rights in the State Department’s annual human rights report and made attempts to eliminate references to “sexual and reproductive health” in U.N. documents.

May 31, 2019

Trump Administration To Launch Fresh Assault On LGBT Rights With New Federal Commission On “Natural Law”

Trump Administration To Launch Fresh Assault On LGBT Rights With New Federal Commission On “Natural Law”

 

Politico reports:

The Trump administration plans to launch a new panel to offer “fresh thinking” on international human rights, a move some activists fear is aimed at narrowing protections for women and members of the LGBT community.

The new body, to be called the Commission on Unalienable Rights, will advise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to a notice the State Department quietly published Thursday on the Federal Register.

“The Commission will provide fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights,” states the notice, which is dated May 22.

May 23, 2019

Keeping with the pattern of confusing “religious freedom” with the ability to discriminate against groups conservative Christians love to hate

Trump Admin Rule Would Let Taxpayer-Funded Homeless Shelters Reject Trans People

Trump Admin Rule Would Let Taxpayer-Funded Homeless Shelters Reject Trans People

Keeping with the pattern of confusing “religious freedom” with the ability to discriminate against groups conservative Christians love to hate, the Trump administration wants to allow federally funded homeless shelters to deny services to transgender people.

That means one of the most vulnerable populations couldn’t necessarily rely on taxpayer-funded shelters to get help.

Setting aside the obvious fact that consideration of sex is no one’s business, charity isn’t really charity if you’re only interested in helping people who look and think like you. Christians can’t simultaneously believe that all people are made in the image of God and that some are more deserving of help than others. (Okay, they can think that, but not without grave hypocrisy.)

It’s bad enough when Christian bakers and county clerks want to discriminate against same-sex people. But for people running homeless shelters to deny care to people who sincerely need it, all because those people don’t fit into some cookie cutter worldview, it’s nothing more than Republican inhumanity fueled by religious bigotry. It’s also something Jesus never did before helping someone in the Bible.

May 3, 2019

No hearings, on the spot refusals / denials and deportations.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Transgender news — Scottie @ 11:54

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.

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.

 

March 17, 2017

Afraid yet?

Filed under: Children, Funny Stuff, Gender, Health, News, Transgender news — Scottie @ 10:59

November 15, 2013

School Blocks Transgender Student’s Tuxedo Yearbook Picture For ‘Community Standards’

Filed under: Transgender news — Scottie @ 12:28

I know the school will lose, but not before they drag it out so long the young person here will lose his chance to have his picture to be in his yearbook.  It is not what he was born, nor what gender specific is between the legs, it is what is in ones heart and mind.   He feels a boy, he lives a boy, he is a boy.  Let him live as he is, it cost you and the rest of the world nothing.  Hugs

School Blocks Transgender Student’s Tuxedo Yearbook Picture For ‘Community Standards’.

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