The World's Largest Coalition of Nontheists and Nontheist Communities!
Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago
Started by Pat. Last reply by James M. Martin Jun 28.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 23.
Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 23.
Started by Tweeeekk. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jun 15.
Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte May 16.
Started by Sentient Biped May 8.
Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 23.
Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 18.
Started by Pat. Last reply by Micheal Apr 9.
Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Sentient Biped Apr 6.
Colorado Judge Allows County Clerk To Continue Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
5 Ways A Colorado Judge Destroyed Conservatives’ Arguments Against Marriage Equality
Following Hobby Lobby, Some LGBT Groups Abandon Workplace Nondiscrimination Bill
100 Faith Leaders To Obama: Religious Liberty Shouldn’t Be Used To Discriminate Against LGBT People
Bakery Refuses To Make ‘Bert And Ernie’ Cake Because Owners Oppose Gay Marriage
Grinning, thanks for pointing out the use of quotations by the judge. That's not only satisfyingly funny to me, but it also shows that some judges really do "get it" in regards to some of the tactics used by the anti-gay groups. It's his subtle way of saying that they have absolutely no credibility in their arguments.
My goodness, a lot is going on with gender issues. All the friction creates heat, which empowers change. So, being in the midst of a lot of legislation disputes is a good thing, even if uncomfortable. I am confident, marriage equality will be the law coming out of it for all USA.
Today a federal judge overturned Michigan's marriage ban! And he demonstrated how to properly use scare quotes:
‘The Court finds Regnerus’s testimony entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration.... his 2012 “study” was hastily concocted at the behest of a third-party funder, which... “was confident that the traditional understanding of marriage will be vindicated by this study.” ... The funder clearly wanted a certain result, and Regnerus obliged. Whatever Regnerus may have found in this “study,” he certainly cannot purport to have undertaken a scholarly research effort to compare the outcomes of children raised by same-sex couples with those of children raised by heterosexual couples.’
(from Bernard Friedman's decision, pp. 13-14)
I don't know why there seems to be an abundance of wacko nut jobs running around Kansas, perhaps they need to test the water or something. I watched that film "God Loves Uganda" and that pack of loony's that call themselves IHOP "International House Of Prayer" who send their packs of junior idiots to Africa and preach hatred for gay people, throw the gays in jail or kill them because they are such awful sinners. They even had to steal the letters of the pancake joint.
It seems that they were loosing ground here in the States so they decided that they could be much more successful by preaching all their hatred to the Churches in Uganda and other African countries.
If you can get the chance to watch the film, I guarantee you will come away pissed off by the stupidity of such offensive people.
What is happening to Hateboro Crutch is pretty much what happened to Scientology, and before that to Howard Hughes.... unrelated money and power-mad weasels slowly take over and push out the founders.
Or maybe I'm thinking of the species of bird that lays its eggs in some other birds' nests, and forces them to let their own offspring starve to death while working to keep the voracious strange nestlings fed..
Susan, sk8eycat, LOL! Excellent analogies to people protesting equal marriage. (And I like the skating cat!)
Joan, thanks for introducing us to Al Vernacchio's TED talk explaining the problems in the baseball metaphors for sexuality, and proposing an inclusive, cooperative, delicious one: pizza!
I'll share it in Secular Sexuality as well.
A good complement to his talk is Carly Dreyfus's article "To Slide or to Slice? Finding a positive sexual metaphor".
(As Dreyfus points out, nobody gets consigned to hell for liking pineapple, spam, and M&M's on their pizza!)
Unfortunately, Westboro Baptist Church might well keep spreading their brand of vitriol.
Apparently Fred Phelps Sr. was excommunicated from his own church last August for "advocating a kinder approach between church members." (This after a board of male elders won a power struggle against Shirley Phelps-Roper, until recently their longtime spokeswoman.)
A Daily Kos author writes that Phelps unwittingly left a positive legacy, of making people realize they couldn't be on the site of hatred, venom, and bigotry. "People who hadn't protested anything before found ... they had to make their voices heard."
Some days I wish there really was a hell..."Ding-Dong! The Phred is dead!" finally. He caused enough pain and anguish for other people, and I wish he could get it all back...a"an hundredfold."
Perhaps the "loyal" children will grow up and learn a few things about real life. "I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be. He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely dusty end." From the thoughtful and classy George TakeiI'm not as classy as Sensei Takei
Welcome toAtheist Nexus
Sign Upor Sign In
Or sign in with:
© 2014 Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.