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Comment by Grinning Cat on August 16, 2013 at 10:52am

Pro wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has come out in favor of equal marriage.

(NSFW: this two-minute interview clip with Ted Fowler is f---in' replete with swearwords.)

Notably, on nonaccepting churches: "Which one of these motherfuckers talked to God, and God said same-sex marriage was a no-can-do?"

That reminds me of religioustolerance.org's study where people tried to assess "the will of God" about same-sex marriage through prayer. 2/3 of the participants felt they received an answer. Some of these people approved of SSM at the beginning of the study, some disapproved; but every single answer confirmed the person's initial opinion!

Not one felt that God disagreed with them.

Comment by Daniel W on August 15, 2013 at 11:13am

Welcome Fallen Angel.  You have increased the group to 592 members!

Comment by Daniel W on August 13, 2013 at 4:21pm

Carl, thanks for linking to the article.

I think people always have an excuse for their xenophobia.  The "threat" to "sovereignty" imposed by "foreign" ideas or people.....  My first thought - commented in the article - was that is the same excuse used in Africa. 

I call it scapegoat.  There might always be a reason, insofar as one thing leads to another, but in the end it's still scapegoating.

As for whether foreigners can influence the behavior - I don't know.  It seems to me like it's a humanistic duty to try, whether it's that, or ethnic cleansing somewhere, or other human rights abuses.  But there is so much, and it's so difficult to influence, where does one start?  Do we stop buying oil from Muslim countries where abuses against LGBT people and women are rampant?

Sorry about blathering.  I don't know where it leads.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 13, 2013 at 2:44pm

The Box Turtle Bulletin (Link) has a very interesting article/editorial on why the LGBT issue in Russia is so radically different and more complex than in Westernized countries.  

Essentially, the Russians hold a skewed view that homosexuality is an import from 'The West.'   They view outside calls for tolerance as meddling by foreigners and an actual threat to Russian nationalism. 

Whereas LGBT discrimination in the West has largely been based on religious views, in Russia the issue strikes to the core of the Russian sovereignty. 

It's a very complex problem.  I urge you to read the article.

Comment by Daniel W on August 13, 2013 at 9:54am

Dallas, thanks for telling us.

Jamaca ranks as one of the worst places in the world to be LGBT.   Old article here but Im not aware of much change.  It's infuriating and tragic.

Whenever people tell me the've gone to Jamaica, or planning to, I ask would they vacation in a place that has slavery?  That sells women into brothels?  Then why play and pay money in a place that murders, denigrates, abuses gay people?  Just so they can smoke some ganja and listen to reggae?  Assholes.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 11, 2013 at 12:52am

That bra ad is amazing! Thanks, Ruth!

(Trying to embed it here... clicking "HTML" twice gives me the more complete set of buttons.)

 

And I completely agree with NemoRosa700's comment which is also a spoiler -- watch the video first! "She's hot. He's hot. End of story." (Drag over it, or Select All, to reveal.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 10, 2013 at 5:05am
Fantastic bra ad. Very cute. I can just imagine the right-wing backlash if that were shown here in the US. Now that would be a memorable Superbowl ad.
Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2013 at 11:42pm
Ruth thanks for posting that video! ThAt wS amazing!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 9, 2013 at 1:12pm

Thai ad for a push up bra.

The embed code doesn't seem to work. Here's a link.

Comment by Daniel W on August 5, 2013 at 11:01pm

Some "social conservatives" (news-phemism for prominant homophobes) arelauding the Russian anti-free-speech antigay laws.  Like, "We want free speech but we are happy the Russian gov't is so against speaking freely if you are homo" or something. 

 

I breathed a sigh of relief that Uganda's recent gay pride parade was peaceful and resulted in no arrests.  Those folks are courageous. 

Revellers celebrating Uganda’s annual Beach Pride Parade(pic from link above.)

 

And in Alabama....  public service commissionhas a special prayer!

 

 

 

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