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

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Comment by A Former Member on October 26, 2009 at 2:29pm
Eric, did you mean the "Don't Be Gay. Don't Smoke" video I posted?

Also, the post I made on BR was in the race/culture group, but we are not supposed to cross post the same discussion in different places, so I just linked to it from here. No, he was not an atheist, to my knowledge. Here is the link for that discussion: http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/conversationsonraceethnicityandcu...

I clicked on the one below and it works for me. Maybe it was some weird glitch.
Comment by Eric on October 26, 2009 at 2:13pm
Dallas Gaytheist,

The first link in your post is a broken link. Going forward, please consider posting the actual URL itself too somewhere nearby or in parentheses, it's hard to find a way to bypass a broken link without being able to see the actual URL itself.

The video you posted further below was not accessible to me, I am deaf and there were no captions, open or closed.

But I already do know about Bayard Rustin. Not the deep details, but I've known the general outlines of what he did for many years, mostly his involvement on that MLK March in DC and the fact that the folks around him weren't too comfortable with the gay side of him. If you're posting about him here, are you therefore saying that Bayard was an atheist too? If so, that would be new information for me.
Comment by A Former Member on October 26, 2009 at 9:20am
Some of you might be interested on my post on Bayard Rustin.
Comment by A Former Member on October 26, 2009 at 8:44am
Welcome Eric. I hope you like A|N. I spend a lot of time on the site. And I'm sure you're not the only Michigander here. :)
Comment by Eric on October 26, 2009 at 12:58am
Hello everyone! I did a search for gay atheists earlier tonight and came across this group, so I joined Atheist Nexus and then this group. I first came across this website only several days ago, but didn't see a group for gay atheists so I didn't think I would be back here. Now that I've joined the website, I realize there are all kinds of groups, not only gay atheists, so looks like I've got a lot more to learn about this website than I had anticipated, smile!

I'm from Michigan, am I the only Michigander here? :-) If anyone here is from southeastern Michigan, there's a new Gay Atheist Meetup.com in Royal Oak, MI (http://www.meetup.com/Gay-Lesbian-Atheist), their next meeting is November 8.

This coming spring, around mid-February, I will be moving to Rochester, New York, so any gay atheists from upstate NY, feel free to drop me a line too! :-)

So, nice to meet you all folks! Hope I'll make some new friends here too!

Eric
Comment by Little Name Atheist on October 20, 2009 at 2:13am
The SNP rocks, and has for quite some time.
Comment by A Former Member on October 19, 2009 at 12:03pm
SNP criticises UK government over gay and lesbian asylum seekers

The Scottish Nationalist Party passed a resolution this weekend criticising the UK government for its treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans asylum seekers.

The party held its annual conference in Inverness and passed a resolution attacking the UK government for "consistently [turning] a blind eye to homophobic persecution abroad”.

Anne McLaughlin, SNP MSP for Glasgow, said that LGBT asylum seekers were returned to their home countries without any regard of what might happen to them, including jail or execution.

According to the Herald, she said: “We are not talking here about people having the right to have sex in the street, for goodness sake.

“We are just talking about them having the right to say ‘This is who I am’.”

More here.

Thank the SNP by sending them an email: snp.hq@snp.org. And be sure to tell them where you're from.
Comment by Jaume on October 16, 2009 at 7:32pm
Me luv' oniuns, yum, yum, yum.
Comment by A Former Member on October 16, 2009 at 6:07pm
Flech posted this in The Cynics, so I'm xposting here.

If God Had Wanted Me To Be Accepting Of Gays, He Would Have Given Me The Warmth And Compassion To Do So
I don't question God. The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall put none above Him. Which is why I know that if it were part of God's plan for me to stop viciously condemning others based solely on their sexual preference, He would have seen fit—in His infinite wisdom and all—to have given me the tiniest bit of human empathy necessary to do so.

It's a simple matter of logic, really. God made me who I am, and who I am is a cold, anti-gay zealot. Thus, I abhor gay people because God made me that way. Why is that so hard to understand?

Read the rest here.
Comment by A Former Member on October 16, 2009 at 10:29am


I have not read this. Just passing the info along. - DG

The God-Fearing Gay
Gary Gray is gay, in spite of his best efforts. The main character of James Hannaham’s debut novel, God Says No, Gray is a charmingly self-deluded, overweight black man who believes that Jesus has stopped talking to him. In his hopeless efforts to rid himself of “sinful” homosexual urges, Gray recalls his favorite fire-and-brimstone preachers of his rural-Southern youth, gets married, has a child, and spends time in an ex-gay camp. He even fakes his own death in order to live as a gay man, ostensibly to exhaust his homosexuality before returning to his family as a heterosexual. “Damn,” says his brother Joe at one point. “I must say, I’ve never known anybody who could fool themselves as good as you.”
 

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