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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.”
Comment by A Former Member on October 15, 2009 at 11:30am
The Struggle For Equal Rights

As the Obama administration and congressional leadership push forward on health care, the fiscal stimulus, and the war in Afghanistan, many of their supporters are becoming frustrated that there hasn't been more aggressive movement on one of Obama's other campaign promises: equal rights for gays and lesbians, particularly on the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT). On Sunday, tens of thousands of people marched on the nation's capital and demanded progress. The National Equality March coincided with National Coming Out Day and featured speeches by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond and Judy Shepard, whose son, Matthew, was brutally killed in 1998 because of his sexual orientation. The march came one day after LGBT advocates warmly welcomed President Obama at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) annual dinner, where he acknowledged frustrations at the pace of progress but promised to keep pushing for equal rights. "I'm here with a simple message: I'm here with you in that fight," Obama said to rousing applause, adding, "[I]t's not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African Americans petitioning for equal rights half a century ago. But I will say this: We have made progress and we will make more."

HATE CRIMES: It has been nearly 11 years since two men horrifically murdered Matthew Shepard in Laramie, WY, an event that launched the movement for national hate crimes legislation that protects people based on sexual orientation. Last year alone, the FBI reported that there were 7,621 hate incidents, 16.6 percent of which were "motivated by a sexual-orientation bias." Since 1968 -- after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- the country has recognized the injustice of bias-motivated crimes based on race, color, religion, and national origin. On Oct. 8, the House passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act which intends to combat crimes "committed because of a person's gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability." "The day is within sight when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will benefit from updating our nation's hate crimes laws and giving local law enforcement the tools they need to combat hate violence," said HRC President Joe Solmonese upon the passage of the bill. The hate crimes legislation now moves to the Senate, where it also has strong support. Obama promised to sign the legislation as soon as it reaches his desk, telling attendees at the HRC dinner this weekend, "Together, we will have moved closer to that day when no one has to be afraid to be gay in America. When no one has to fear walking down the street holding the hand of the person they love."

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Comment by Little Name Atheist on October 12, 2009 at 6:17pm
There's a new group for bisexual, pansexual, and otherwise genderqueer people.
Comment by Sam Chapman on October 11, 2009 at 6:11pm
That was a great message. Appealing to fairness will win us the voters in the middle.
Comment by A Former Member on October 10, 2009 at 7:35pm
Great commercial, Daniel.
Comment by Daniel W on October 10, 2009 at 7:25pm
WA State Measure 71 Campaign. Voting yes = support for domestic partner legislation, same benefits as marriage. Voting no = do away with existing domestic partner legislation.

The legislation is already there. The ballot measure puts the vote to the people - it's confusing. A low turnout for liberals would mean elimination of existing rights.

Information & fundraising here.

Comment by Sam Chapman on October 9, 2009 at 11:54pm
Oh fuck, I finally saw, at the very end, that it's the onion!!! Hiiilarious! I honestly thought they were serious at first!!! Hahahahahahahahah!!!!
Comment by Daniel W on October 9, 2009 at 11:46pm
Sad thing is, the campaign probably would work.

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