LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2012 at 4:35pm

Sentient, I am embarrassed to say I had forgotten Jim West.
"James Elton "Jim" West (March 28, 1951 – July 22, 2006) was an American politician. In 2005, while Mayor of Spokane, Washington, he was the target of allegations of the sexual abuse of boys twenty years earlier. These allegations became public after West became a target of a sting operation conducted by his hometown newspaper, theSpokesman Review. Some journalists and academics criticized the paper for what they saw as a form of entrapment.[1] West admitted engaging in homosexual behavior with adults, despite an earlier record of supporting "anti-gay" legislation. Though never charged, he was removed from office by recall in 2005. The Federal Bureau of Investigation eventually closed its investigation and took no action for lack of evidence.

"In 1982, West was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives as aRepublican representing the 6th legislative district. He was elected to the Washington State Senate in 1986 serving until his resignation to become Mayor of Spokane, Washington, in 2003. In the Senate West held the positions of Chairman of the Committee on Health, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and Majority Leader. During his years in the legislature, West developed a record as an opponent of homosexual rights. He supported several "anti-gay" bills, including one that would have banned gays and lesbians from working in schools and day care centers. He unsuccessfully proposed a law banning all sexual activity among unmarried persons under the age of 18. In 1995, when West was a state senator, he advocated the impeachment of Gov.Mike Lowry for alleged sexual harassment.

"He joined the conservative Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Spokane led by Pastor Lonnie Mitchell. He received support there and attended services regularly until his death from complications from cancer on July 22, 2006.[1]"

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2012 at 3:55pm

Jonathan Simeone  

Too often churches are just another place to bring the like-minded hateful together.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 10, 2012 at 3:51pm

Comment by Loren Miller 

You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do.

-- from Usenet

Comment by Daniel W on May 9, 2012 at 4:40pm

Mr. President, thank you! I love and admire you. If you ever need a buddy, here I am. It was nice having you as president - sorry about that 2012 election, and say hi to President Romney in Jan 2013.

Comment by Daniel W on May 9, 2012 at 4:34pm

This was from under the heading "silver lining"

Actually I didn't know a sh*t cloud could have a silver lining.... but here it is. To my sisters and brothers in Mississippi, as well as Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and South Carolina, all I can say is, I feel so bad for you. Been there. Sorry, taking that tour of the South off my bucket list.

Comment by Sandi on May 9, 2012 at 4:05pm

Comment by Sandi on May 9, 2012 at 4:03pm

Comment by A Former Member on May 9, 2012 at 10:48am

I've never heard of this guy, but personally, I think he's adorable just the way he is. Oh well, best of luck to him and his wife.  - Dallas

Against Me!'s Tom Gabel is becoming a woman

Tom Gabel, the lead singer of punk rock band Against Me!, says he's becoming a woman.

Comment by Sandi on May 9, 2012 at 5:22am

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 8, 2012 at 11:13pm

One of my friends is a paralegal in North Carolina and she will accept that the law passed because not all the votes have been counted.


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