Pompeo To Keynote Event For Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

Pompeo To Keynote Event For Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group

Pompeo is speaking on the invitation of FPPC president John Stemberger, who once famously said that it was “worth dying” to stop same-sex marriage. Earlier this month Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed one of Stemberger’s proteges to the Florida Supreme Court. His group is separate from the Florida Family Association, which is best known here for flying anti-gay banners over Disney World during the annual Gay Days events.

More at the link above.   Worth dying to stop same sex marriage says the guy who it doesn’t effect at all and whose marriage no one threatens.   White Christian Privilege on parade.   Hugs

Trump Admin Sues Grocery Giant Kroger Over Firing Of Two Staffers Who Refused To Wear “Rainbow” On Apron

Again religious people wanting special privilege to advertise their religious beliefs by not wearing the store uniform.   Really it is about their wanting others to know how holy they are.   It has little to do with the LGBTQ+ because the heart is not a rainbow.   The US government is joining the side of two people who want the god given right to be assholes to a segment of the population, to disregard laws and discriminate freely against those they dislike.   Can we say 1950 amem.   Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2020/09/trump-admin-sues-grocery-giant-kroger-over-firing-of-staffers-who-refused-to-wear-rainbow-on-apron/

NBC News reports:

The complaint was filed Monday by the  EEOC on behalf of Brenda Lawson, 72, and Trudy Rickerd, 57, who both worked at a Kroger store in Conway, Arkansas, for several years before being fired last spring.

The two women were allegedly disciplined and eventually terminated after they refused to wear new aprons issued last April that featured an embroidered rainbow heart on the top left portion of the bib.

The lawsuit states that both women “believe in the literal interpretation of the Bible” and “hold a sincerely held religious belief that homosexuality is a sin.” Lawson and Rickerd both, it continued, each “believed wearing the logo showed her advocacy of the [LGBTQ] community, which she could not do.”

There is more at the link above and I think it is time we worry about the white supremacist Christian takeover of the US government.   Hugs

Mike Pompeo Plans to Push His Anti-LGBTQ Commission at the UN

I do not understand how any LGBTQ+ person could support the Republicans, any of them, but some sad self haters do.   Hugs

Mike Pompeo Plans to Push His Anti-LGBTQ Commission at the UN

Two months after a controversial State Department commission elevated religious freedom at the expense of LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to promote its findings at the United Nations, Mother Jones has learned.

During the UN General Assembly, which begins on September 15 in New York, Pompeo is expected to lead an event centered on human rights and, specifically, the report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which he formed last year. Meanwhile, on September 16, the commission’s chair and secretary are staging a virtual event with the US ambassador to the UN office in Geneva to present its report to the international community.

Since its formation, the commission has been a Pompeo project through and through, stacked with anti-LGBTQ scholars and headed by his former boss. Its ostensible purpose, which Pompeo outlined in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, was to distinguish between unalienable rights, which “are by nature universal,” and ad hoc rights created by “politicians and bureaucrats.” That argument—and the extremely public, anti-LGBTQ views held by its members—led the human rights advocacy community to disavow the commission and its report, which unsurprisingly turned out to prioritize religious freedom while labeling abortion and same-sex marriage as “divisive social and political controversies.” 

The harsh response has not deterred Pompeo in the slightest. Within weeks of the draft report’s publication in July, it had been translated into six languages, including Farsi. (Given the Trump administration’s increasingly hostile stance toward Iran, that was certainly no accident.)

There is more at the link above.   It is incredible the hate these people have for the LGBTQ+ community.   I don’t understand it at all.   We are not harming them, not taking their god away from them, we are people who deserve the same equal rights in society as they do.   They want to take our rights away, they are the aggressors, they are causing the problems, they want special privileges to disregard the laws and rights of anyone they don’t like.   Hugs

Christian Booted from Alaska Walmart After Screaming About Satanic Face Masks

Christian Booted from Alaska Walmart After Screaming About Satanic Face Masks

Instead of returning with a mask, which is what decent people would do, the man started screaming out things like, “Get back on your highway to hell and get out of a godly man’s face” and “Return to your service of Satan and your ignorant belief that you’re right.”

While we don’t have any information on who this asshole is, there’s no shortage of Christian pastors who have downplayed the COVID threat and insisted that it’s fine to hold services with little regard for social distancing or masks. None of them give a damn about the science. They act like it’s their right to infect other people because their faith teaches them to be selfish.

There is more including the video of the jerk at the link above.   Hugs

A PA District is Letting Christians Preach to Kids at a Remote Learning Site

Again Christians trying hard to preach their dogma to other peoples kids.   Hugs

A PA District is Letting Christians Preach to Kids at a Remote Learning Site

All of that sounds really great — for families, for students, for the district itself.

But here’s the problem: Camp Susque is a Christian camp with a self-described mission of “Biblical evangelism.” The camp’s website says its goal is “introducing campers of all ages to our God and Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, as proclaimed in His Word, the Bible.”

Why is a public school district partnering with a Christian organization with a goal of evangelizing?!

Maybe, you think, they’ll turn off the “Christian” switch when WASD kids are there. It might look like a problem, but we don’t have to worry because safeguards are in place to make sure WASD students still receive a secular education, right?

Nope.

[Is religious programming part of this at all?]

PETER SWIFT: … definitely. We are concerned not just for the physical and mental needs of all the students, but also their spiritual needs. Our application and registration makes this clear, and it does have an opportunity to opt out of any specifically religious programming….though from my perspective as a Christian, providing the space, love, and attention to the students is “religious” – but that would be the same for me whether I’m working here or elsewhere.

Not to mention, the remote learning time is expected to take up about 2 hours of the day. We are planning up to 6 hours of programming during the day. We’re gonna certainly use our core competencies.

In short, unless parents go out of their way to say “no proselytizing,” kids will be preached at… for several hours a day.

Some kids who aren’t Christian — and whose parents aren’t raising them in Christianity — may be coerced into going along with it because their classmates are doing it too. This is nothing more than target practice for Christian zealots using local schoolchildren. If it took place in the building, it would be an open and shut violation of the Establishment Clause. That doesn’t change just because the learning is happening in a remote location.

There is more at the link above.    Hugs

QUEBEC: Mosque Terrorist Loved Trump, Wore MAGA Hat, Followed Breitbart, InfoWars, Coulter, Ben Shapiro

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/quebec-mosque-terrorist-loved-trump-wore-maga-hat-followed-breitbart-infowars-coulter-ben-shapiro/

This is seriously important.   Words have consequences.

How many times have I been saying that it is just not Muslims that commit acts of terror?   How many times have I said that white guys doing those acts do not get the label.  Please wake up people.  Fascism is here in the USA and it is getting stronger.  Now we are exporting our harmful ideas , instead of exporting the great hope for a better future we use to do.  

Please read the article as it as more information than I am including.   Here is the link again:  http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/quebec-mosque-terrorist-loved-trump-wore-maga-hat-followed-breitbart-infowars-coulter-ben-shapiro/

The Montreal Gazette reports:

Evidence from Alexandre Bissonnette’s computer presented in court Monday indicates the Quebec mosque shooter was obsessed with U.S. President Donald Trump, Muslims, Dylann Roof, mass shootings and feminists.

In the month before the shooting, Bissonnette was checking Trump’s Twitter feed every day and reading news about Trump on a daily basis, according to evidence presented at his sentencing hearing in Quebec City.