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Comment by Richard Healy on November 19, 2010 at 6:35pm
Who smeared Vaseline on the lens?

Anyway you might be too late - I may have wrangled a date with a cute guy from Manchester.

He is a runner and totally gorgeous. I've been hoping he'd reply to me eventually and eventually for the fourth time of trying - he did!

Persistence pays off!
Comment by A Former Member on November 19, 2010 at 6:30pm
He's friendly if you have something you want.

Correction: He's friendly if you have something he wants.
Comment by A Former Member on November 19, 2010 at 6:28pm
Richard: "I am not tall dark and handsome, though I probably don't have rabies either."

I always told men, when describing myself online or over the phone, that "I don't turn heads, but I'd like to think I don't turn stomachs, either."

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I'm kind of behind here on the posts from a few days ago, but like you other guys I find it impossible to meet other men. I've pretty much given up.

Besides my personal problems, like being unable to drink, losing my hearing in one ear, and not having a lot of expendible income to go out and stuff, I find that it is impossible to 1.) meet anyone who shares my interests, 2.) who's not an effin' retard who cares more about Cher than social justice, 3.) is genuine and sincere and honest and loving., 4.) who isn't silly, pretentious, or superficial.

I've been to quite a few of the atheist meetings in my area, but there are not gays there, and to be honest, I haven't been overwhelmed by the people there anyhow. I've never made friends with any of them.

I've been on gay meet up lists, but they are always inactive. To most of the guys there, it is just about cruising. I tried to chat with one guy on the Meet-up list (who I was not interested in physically) about music. He had posted some artists and I emailed him about them and other music. He just wrote back, "send a pic." IDK, gay men are just so superficial. Then you have all these gay christian fucks who are damn near certifiable.

I've been on some dating sites, but I WILL NOT post my real photo. I worry too much about people I work with, or people I don't know real well or only casually finding out more about me than I feel comfortable with. Plus, the few men I've chatted with on those sites are pretty dumb.

Craigslist is practically useless. I often email people looking for friends, you know "just moved to the area and I don't know anyone," and 90% don't bother to respond. It take effort to make friends, but these jerks can't even bother to reply to an email. Happens all the time, too.

One guy, who was in a relationship and just wanted friends, told me I was too smart for him. It was idiotic! Another guy in a relationship wanted friends but wouldn't put in the effor to meet or call, but when another guy gave him a free ticket to the symphony, he jumped on that and then told me about it later. I figured him out pretty quick. He's friendly if you have something you want.

I'm pretty bitter about all this, in case you haven't noticed. I'm a good person. I'm smart, responsible, kind, considerate, but I don't pretend to be perfect. None of that matters to gay men, at all. I spend all my time alone. All of it.

If I sold drugs, or looked like a model, or had lots of money, things would be different. It's very disappointing.
Comment by A Former Member on November 19, 2010 at 6:04pm
Richard, that's so right. This is for you:

Comment by dr kellie on November 19, 2010 at 1:19pm
Craigery Morgan acting out a SNL skit involving Christopher Walken and Kristen Wiig. Happy weekend, gays!

Comment by dr kellie on November 19, 2010 at 1:12pm
Jay, you are correct. Watching him is like watching Kathy Lee. He is painfully simple, and egotistical. I feel sorry for Mika, too.
Comment by dr kellie on November 18, 2010 at 3:20pm
Like two men, sunbathing together on a beach...

Comment by Richard Healy on November 18, 2010 at 2:12am
Dallas, you just want me for my body. ;)
Comment by Phillip Borders on November 17, 2010 at 5:51pm
Thanks for all of the relationship comments. I guess I'll keep living my life as well as possible and see if I find that compatible person to further enrich my life.
Comment by James M. Martin on November 17, 2010 at 5:39pm
Religious Right Slams Gay-Tea Party Alliance

— By Stephanie Mencimer
| Tue Nov. 16, 2010 7:44 AM PST

Over the weekend, the conservative gay group GOProud co-authored a letter with some libertarian-leaning tea party activists calling on the GOP leadership in Congress to stay focused on the tea party's core fiscal issues, and not to go down the "rabbit hole" of divisive social issues like gay marriage and abortion. The move hasn't gone over too well with establishment evangelical groups, which have had an uneasy relationship with the burgeoning tea party movement from the beginning. I called the Family Research Council yesterday for a comment for a story I wrote on the issue, but never got a call back. Instead, FRC seems to have issued its response online, writing in its Washington update:

A group that had nothing to do with bringing the Republicans to power suddenly wants to dictate what the party does with it. GOProud, an aggressive pro-homosexual organization that desperately wants to be taken seriously by conservatives, is trying to force its way into the movement by persuading a small handful of tea partiers to sign on to a social truce for the 112th Congress...

FRC points out what we noted, which is that most tea partiers are firmly in the social conservative camp:

According to the latest data, an overwhelming number of Tea Partiers (almost two-thirds) believe abortion should be outlawed. About half believe in the Bible as the literal word of God, and most think that public officials don't pay nearly enough attention to it or religion as a whole. According to Zogby data, 82% of them oppose same-sex "marriage."

And the group sees a bit of hypocrisy in GOProud's call for Republicans to abandon social issues even as the group lobbies them for a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't tell" and other expansions of gay rights. FRC takes this as a call for one-sided disarmament, which it soundly rejects:

For starters, that won't fly with the broader Tea Party movement which is solidly in the social conservative camp (see DeMint, Jim). Secondly, it's a losing strategy for America. We need to shrink the size of government, but America needs strong families. Those families—not GOProud's phony substitutes—are the backbone of society. Think about the welfare costs associated with the breakdown of social order. Think about the cost in terms of crime and the criminal justice system. What about the loss of human potential? Do these folks really think we can just eliminate those government expenditures overnight? What this crowd is advocating will lead to anarchy, which, ironically, would provide GOProud and friends a perfect environment for their lifestyle.

While the tea party movement may be in the beginning of an internecine battle to define itself as the movement of smaller government or one that also wades into fights over social issues, it's clear from the FRC blog today that the Republican Party is still engaged in a bit of a civil war. And that battle is likely to be fought not over any libertarian versus social issue focus, but over allegiances. Does the grand old party align itself with the new tea party activists (who are also socially conservative) or remain loyal to the old reliable foot-soldiers of the Religious Right embodied in the FRC? Keeping both camps happy is likely to be a Herculean political task, and at some point, the party is going to have to pick a side.
 

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