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

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Finland's Gay Bondage Stamps

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by The Flying Atheist 8 hours ago. 16 Replies

Struggling to find meaning as a gay atheist

Started by Tweeeekk. Last reply by Sentient Biped 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Utah's Governor Grinch

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Friday. 2 Replies

Mozilla Firefox and their apparently antiequality CEO

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Apr 4. 9 Replies

West End Girls - Suburbia

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Mar 30. 3 Replies

Chick-fil-A president slams gay marriage

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 26. 91 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

This may sound unrealistic to many, but I have been involved in political campaigns before and I know some things about getting the attention of politicians. 

1. Watch the videos by Sean Faircloth. He is a great strategist for atheism. 

2. Read Rules for Radicals, a book politicians hate because it is responsible for some effective politicking.

3. Read Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire. He was good at rallying the people. 

4. Form coalition of like-minded people, i.e. gays, and lobby your congresspeople. Sean confirms my experience, politicians pay attention to people who talk to them. Form a group, develop an action plan, and go talk to the candidates. Ask them specific questions of interest to you. Tell them what your position is. Have talking points ahead of time so you can demonstrate the need for action. 

Personally, I found I could have an effect when I called up candidates in my district and made appointments to see them privately. Sometimes they listen. Sometimes they don't. At least you can watch what they say and do publicly and how they vote to know if they heard you. It is better to know your enemy. Politicians are wonderful manipulators. 

Who was the president who was known as agreeing with everybody and then voted from his own understanding? 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

OH! sk8eycat ! What an awful thing to do .. to the son, no wonder he was angry, ... and to his wife. I hope she didn't allow that to happen to her more than one. If he would drop her once, he has a capacity to do it again. 

You have seen some rough relationships in your time. Building healthy relationships is the best revenge for yourself! In fact, it is the only revenge that makes sense to me. 

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

The mean-spirited, corrupt, supremacists of any stripe, self-righteous, opinionated men and women of the world pass on their lethal poison to those around them and to children. They infect everyone they touch. Hate, covering up fear, exists as part of their disease.

That is why people, such as those of us who have different values and principles, need to stand up and speak out. I didn't stand up about my atheism because I was afraid of what my family, friends, neighbors and community would think of me. I just had one too many, "I'll pray for you!" or any of what I call the:

Passive Gospel, yield, pray, obey, turn the other cheek, love him to the lord, crucify yourself daily in imitation of the crucified christ and rejoice in your crucifixion."

I asked myself in 1974, "I have done all that I understand to do and where has it gotten me?"

NO WHERE!  

"So, given that reality, what should I do now?" 

I thought about my natural gifts that I had nothing to do with creating. I could see, hear, smell, taste and speak, feel with my heart and my gut, and I have a brain to think. 

Therefore, why was I created? What is my purpose in life? Where do I find the answers? 

If I have my senses, then I am created to use them. My purpose in life is to develop them to their full potential. I find my answers within me. 

The rest was easy. Well, kind of. 

I asked myself: "Do I have what it takes to raise my children into mentally healthy, mature adults? Do I know how to earn a living to support my needs? Do I have the capacity to learn all that I need to know?" 

"YES! I DO!"

And so do we all. 
Some of us have to remain silent to preserve income and family relationships. I support those who have to choose that option. There are others of us who have no reason to remain silent, other than fear of those who "love" to hate. 

If fear holds us back from speaking truth to disease, maybe if we stand up they will crumble like the cowards they are. If they are bullies, maybe they are full of hot air and will burst. How will we know if we never try? 

Comment by sk8eycat yesterday

How many battered children were "accidental conceptions," ie: unwanted? 

I once knew a guy whose mother told him often that he was an "accident" and had ruined her showbiz career.  He grew up to be a wife beater.  His wife was also his adagio partner, and if he got mad at her he'd drop her out of an overhead lift, and then say he tripped on something on the ice.

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Years ago I was giving a lecture at the U of WA in Seattle about family violence to the doctoral students. I reported on the situation of emergency room events with small babies having unexplainable broken bones and bruising. The term "battered child syndrome had just been coined. 

I went to a lecture after mine and a doctor revealed the appearance of newborns with similar characteristics and it seemed to be correlated with abnormalities in newborns and their mother's history of alcohol abuse. At that time, they had no term for fetal alcohol syndrome

Now, we know about battered wife and child syndrome and fetal alcohol syndromes. It is strange how syndromes don't become recognized until after there is a label for the patterns seen commonly in emergency rooms and birthing rooms. 

Comment by sk8eycat yesterday

She looks so stupid that she would not/could not recognize "gay" if it was in bed with her. 

I have used this quote before, but I believe it's true: "Anger/rage is fear in disguise."  WHAT did these two dimwits have to be afraid of? 

For that matter what do DOMA supporters and TP members have to be afraid of?  I'll never understand certain types of people.

Comment by Sentient Biped yesterday

Jessica Dutro sentenced for the murder of her 4 year old son who she thought acted gay.

 

dailymail.com although also on lots of sites.

 

It looks like this young woman is mentally ill or on drugs.  She assaulted all 3 of her children, but seems to have given the worst to Zacchary.

Neither the mom nor her boyfriend look like they are playing with a full deck.  I was trying to decide if they have the appearance of people born with fetal alcohol syndrome, especially the boyfriend.  Maybe my imagination.

 

Regardless, I don't think she should ever be allowed to have, or be near, children again.

 

Comment by Sentient Biped on Wednesday

David Pakman interviews one of the most evil influences on society today.  I don't know why I torture myself with this stuff....

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 10, 2014 at 5:59pm
  • it has been my experience through living in North and South Sudan, Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria that most African Dictators remain in power by initiating hatred of one group or another which keeps the people busy and thus keeping the spotlight off of their corruption.  To have a group of so called Missionary's come on the scene is a boon to these power hungry Dictators.  Of course they can think up enough on their own going all the way back to the Mau-Mau.  In some areas they search out so called Witches and the way to get rid of anyone who is decided to be a Witch is to throw them alive into a fire. Lovely people.
  • The people stirring this crap up about Gay people are American Evangelist loonie clubs who profess to be such wonderful devoted Christians.  By having the word Christian associated with these hate groups makes them fireproof as far as the US Government is concerned.  The International House Of Prayer in Kansas City "IHOP" is one of the main offenders but of course as they profess to be such good Christians it would be more likely to make pigs fly than to get anyone in our government to initiate any action to curtail their offensive action in Africa.
  • I have no idea of where to start.  Throwing petitions to our politicians would be about as useful as throwing pebbles in the ocean.  We think we have come so far since the middle ages but we have truly hardly moved, there is a good reason that Africa was called "The Dark Continent" I hate the situation there but there just seems no way to rain it in.
Comment by Sentient Biped on April 10, 2014 at 5:02pm

Thinking more about what tangible thing can be done to help African LGBT people.

I think most congresspeople will either ignore a letter (conservatives) or might be inspired to shine light on the topic (Liberals).  So maybe writing letters, or inspiring others to do so, to liberal politicians.  Such as those in my state, WA.

Here is y search on the White House petition website.  I don't see anything on Africa related to LGBT people.    Also, there is only one topic on LGBT people, which relates to ENDA.  There is no mention of this in immigration topics.

So I think there is no White House petition regarding the plight of LGBT people in either SubSaharan Africa or Muslim countries.

I think it would be good to start a White House petition. Some of the petitions are by crack pots, and some are serious.   I will ponder this a bit.  Any thoughts or comments?

 

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