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Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 28, 2010 at 11:17am
USA
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
SPLC exposes anti-gay hate groups and other news from SPLC

18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda
A small coterie of groups now comprise the hard core of the anti-gay movement
By Evelyn Schlatter
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. These groups' influence reaches far beyond what their size would suggest, because the "facts" they disseminate about homosexuality are often amplified by certain politicians, other groups and even news organizations.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-al...

Southern Poverty Law Center Takes Aim at Anti-Gay Bullying in Minnesota
11/09/2010
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) took aim at anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) bullying Tuesday with a free community screening of its new film, Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History, at the historic Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/southern-poverty-law-cen...

SPLC's Intelligence Report: Gays Targeted for Hate Crimes Far More Than Any Other Minority in America
11/22/2010
Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splcs-intelligence-repor...

Anti-Gay
Intelligence Files » Ideology
Opposition to equal rights for homosexuals has been a central theme of Christian Right organizing and fundraising for the past three decades – a period that parallels the fundamentalist movement's rise to political power.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/a...

10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked
Intelligence Report » Winter 2010
Battling the 'homosexual agenda,' the hard-line religious right has made a series of incendiary claims. But they're just not true.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-al...

America's most famous iconic homophobe.
Fred Phelps
Intelligence Files » Profiles
Fred Phelps is America's most notorious anti-gay activist. On his "God Hates Fags" website and in tracts sent from his church compound in Topeka, Kan., Phelps and his congregation pump out reams of anti-gay material.
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/f...
Comment by Daniel W on November 28, 2010 at 7:39am
Economy causes Florida lesbian landmark to welcome male guests
mcclatchydc.com
Pearl's Rainbow's lesbian owner, Heather Carruthers, said it was a business decision based on tough economic realities, the request of some lesbian guests who would like to bring male family members or friends -- and on some good news. Lesbians are being more accepted and feel more comfortable in the mainstream these days.
Comment by Daniel W on November 26, 2010 at 3:47pm
397 members to this group. Almost 400. 400th member gets..... the honor of being the 400th member. woo hoo!
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on November 24, 2010 at 12:22am
Words have consequences.
In France and Germany Fred Phelps (of Westboro Baptist Church) and his ilk would be arrested for the crime of insult -- defamation of a social group. -- Gary

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SPLC's Intelligence Report: Gays Targeted for Hate Crimes Far More Than Any Other Minority in America
11/22/2010

Homosexuals are far more likely to be victims of a violent hate crime than any other minority group in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal hate crime statistics in the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, released today.

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splcs-intelligence-repor...\
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from the web site of Southern Poverty Law Center:

" 'As Americans become more accepting of homosexuals, the most extreme elements of the anti-gay movement are digging in their heels and continuing to defame gays and lesbians with falsehoods that grow more incendiary by the day,' said Mark Potok, editor of the Intelligence Report. 'The leaders of this movement may deny it, but it seems clear that their demonization of homosexuals plays a role in fomenting the violence, hatred and bullying we're seeing.' "

"The law enforcement edition of Intelligence Report, which is being sent to about 55,000 officers, also contains a training DVD to help officers recognize the threat when dealing with extremists from the 'sovereign citizens' movement. This past May, two officers in West Memphis, Ark., were murdered when they stopped two sovereigns."

references:

Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/

Westboro Baptist Church Home Page
Site of anti-homosexual propagandist Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas.
www.godhatesfags.com
Comment by Daniel W on November 23, 2010 at 9:32pm
Speaking of Columbus Ohio, domestic partners of city workers now to have benefits. My partner isn't very domestic, maybe I need to move to Columbus. Nah, they probably wont do the windows either.
Comment by Phillip Borders on November 21, 2010 at 6:45pm
Well, I appreciate the input from everyone. I guess I touched on a sensitive topic for many of us. I've decided to try to put myself out there more and be positive. We'll see what happens. Thanks, again.
If you're from the Columbus, Ohio area, I could always use friends.
Comment by dr kellie on November 21, 2010 at 9:23am
There is nothing more joyful than the kindness of strangers.
Comment by Daniel W on November 21, 2010 at 9:22am
bizarre beleif system of a gay christian at the Moody bible institute. mlive.com. Citing statistics that suggest 91 percent of non-Christians see churchgoers as anti-homosexual, Yuan said Christian schools must spark dialogue instead of fear and anxiety. Then says that his homosexuality need not consign him to singleness forever. “We need to come around in how we view relationships,” said Yuan, stating that marriage should be less about sex than about a man and woman loving each other. “You don’t have to be heterosexual to get married. My identity in Christ is No. 1.” also :“I did not leave homosexuality because it was so bad. I left homosexuality because I found something better, and that was Jesus.” I think the truth is he did not "leave homosexuality", he's still gay and admits it, he suppresses it. Bet he's an interesting date on Saturday night.....

The comments on the article, as usual, do not build confidence in the intelligence of humans. Some aren't bad.
Comment by Daniel W on November 20, 2010 at 6:35pm
On the other hand, you could be like the dog chasing the bus, the bus stops, and the dog thinks "now what do I do?"
Comment by katchaya on November 20, 2010 at 6:01pm
I have been reading this thread but this is my first post. I too have sort of given up on finding someone. I live in a small city in Mass where there are very limited options in meeting people. I am not a bar person. I am enrolled in college at the moment but at 47 I am almost 30 years older than most of the people I meet there. There does not seem to be an active GSA (I know that at one time there was) and no Atheist org that I can find there either. The local skeptic meetup is in Boston, almost an hour away. I just wish it was easier to meet new people. I do have hobbies and volunteer for a few local organizations. But right now at my house it's just me, 3 dogs, 3 birds and a cat. LOL. My best female friends are all str8. I have alot of gay male friends but almost no lesbian ones.
For a very long period of my adult life I had an undiagnosed and untreated mental illness that I know kept me from having any successful long term relationships. The last LTR which was not that long was in 2001. Now that my illness is under control with medication, I feel like it's time to really work on finding someone. But I agree with what others have said, looking aggressively and being needy is going to get you no where. So I continue to plug along and hope that unexpectedly I will finally meet someone.
The Atheist aspect just makes it that much more difficult. I don't think i could really be with someone that was practicing a religion. I have a hard enough time being friends with some of them! But i think that the idea that someone that compliments you instead of being just like you is what is going to be successful in a relationship. So the odds are stacked against me but maybe one day it will happen. I'll let you all know if it does!
 

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