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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

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Comment by Jason on April 22, 2010 at 1:43pm
Well, that wasn't excessively suggestive!!!
Comment by Jason on April 22, 2010 at 1:31pm
Although I know the cartoon is depicting Phelps, I couldn't help to wonder for who's father-in-law that cake was intended!!!!! :)
Comment by A Former Member on April 22, 2010 at 1:11pm
Funny, Mike. I've passed it along. : )
Comment by Marx on April 22, 2010 at 10:45am
Thanks for sharing that, Daniel. It brought a tear to my eye. Both eyes, actually. Kudos to the students, as well as the faculty and parents who supported them.
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 22, 2010 at 10:17am
This was embedded in a separate discussion topic. It's a great positive message.



I'm so happy that some kids today know the embrace of their communities. I think I still have some PTSD from my uwn upbringing, long ago. Seems like it's possible to move on, but the scars never completely heal. What these kids have is what I wish for the next generation everywhere.
Comment by A Former Member on April 21, 2010 at 8:40am
@ dr kellie: That is certainly possible. Perhaps this is just another exammple of people (us, in this case) seeing what we want to see in something, or interpreting it from our own perspective. However, like you suggest, we can never really know the intention here.
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 20, 2010 at 10:16pm
Jason,
That's a great insight! Thanks!
Comment by Jason on April 20, 2010 at 5:47pm
Actually the etymology for the word marriage is of Latin origin. The implication was of a male's dominance when selecting a concubine for the sole purpose of rendering an offspring, particularily a male, thereby perpetuating the man's lineage. Furthermore, it was common for men to share sexual experiences with other men regerdless of their matrimonial status. So realistically the fight for gay unions in the context marriage is not necessarily about fighting for the privilege to marry as much as it is deemed a social status which carries with it privileges which are denied to others. This country has unjustifiably granted favortism to heterosexual married couples with children crossing the invisible line between church and state.
Comment by dr kellie on April 20, 2010 at 5:25pm
I think yall are taking the pic all wrong. I would expect the most practical interpretation is that both are single straight men who want to marry women. I've seen paper moon photos like that before with only one man or woman in the shot. But then, you never can tell. I refuse to totally rain on this parade:)
Comment by Woody Bass on April 19, 2010 at 7:45pm
well.. as non-theists.. im not sure why we would want "marriage" to begin with since the word in and of itself is religious (biblical even I believe) in origin
 

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