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Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

Started by Neon Genesis. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 27. 16 Replies

Priviliged Bickering

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 17. 3 Replies

Coming out in your teens.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 11. 2 Replies

Another attempt to undercut same-sex marriages

Started by Christina Fiscus. Last reply by Susan Stanko Jan 25. 8 Replies

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 19, 2015 at 2:59pm

A Michigan doctor refused to treat a six-day old baby with same-sex parents  because religious freedom.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 17, 2015 at 12:40am

Comment by Daniel W on February 15, 2015 at 3:41pm

Joan, I hope so too.  He did pose nude for a gay magazine cover, which used the scandal as a selling point.  I just now discovered that via google.  Sam Adams should have known better. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2015 at 12:58pm

I was curious about what happened to the underage Beau Breedlove after his sexual relationship with Portland Mayor Sam Brown. It appears he opened and then closed after two years a French restaurant in Portland. I found nothing more about him. 

I hope he is doing well. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 15, 2015 at 10:53am

Also, Daniel, thugs seem to have a sense of entitlement. That word stood out for me when I was teaching in a Displace Homemakers program. Many of the women were leaving abusive marriages and needed to learn how to be self-sufficient. They had a sense of owing the world their services and had to fight against the social stigma of "feeding at the trough". Furthermore, many women believe the lie that suffering is living a life in imitation of the crucified christ and were blessed when they were beaten. Most of these women felt shame for being needy and not able to take care of themselves. They took on the accusations of getting services from the government through entitlement programs. Some women worked hard, maintained lovely homes, followed wherever their husbands took them.

My job was to help them identify their "functional" skills, i.e. budgeting, planning, organizing, transporting, fixing things, etc. and then transfer those skills to a resume to apply for jobs. Another of my jobs was to identify the ways they contributed to a family, the community, and society as a whole. This attitude change was a tough nut to crack. They needed to recognize that they did not owe the world their lives nor did the world owe them a living. They had to think of themselves as contributors to society and become self-sufficient, that they were participants in life.  

Too often, we would see a politician get up on his high horse and blame women for being dependent, when, in fact, many women suffered under the weight of being trained to be dependent. It is the ignorant politician or anyone who takes from others and insists others serve them that have an entitlement belief. How they would howl when I challenged politicians or abusive husbands about their feeding trough or their entitlement program. Let's get real, folks.  

The hate-mongers, bullies, thugs and brutes of the world need some education. 

Comment by Daniel W on February 15, 2015 at 9:43am
I think some people in hate-mongering religious groups are like drug addicts and alcoholics. Except, their drug is hate. Whenever they get caught or get into trouble, or have limits set on their abusive behaviors, they make excuses, and promises, and find sneaky ways to feed their addictions. They seek others with the same addictions, to make it seem normal. It's all really sad.
Comment by sk8eycat on February 15, 2015 at 9:17am

Utah is trying to pull a "fast one."

http://modernatheist.org/2015/02/14/the-lds-church-and-civil-rights...

Following the disingenuous statements by LDS Church officials last week – ostensibly supporting anti discrimination measures for members of the LGBT community in housing and employment – the focus has been effectively diverted and short-stopped. And is being held hostage by the Mormon Legislature’s focus on proposed legislation, ostensibly needed to “Protect Religious Freedoms,” called for by The LDS Church as well.

Draper Republican LaVar Christensen’s proposed legislation fails to even address LGBT issues directly. Rather, he feels any concerns are adequately covered by the hate crimes law – passed 9 years ago – that says all Utah citizens should be free from discrimination in housing and employment. But if that were only the case, wouldn’t you think he’d also recognize that everyone’s ‘religious freedoms’ have been adequately protected – under the United States Constitution – for the last 240 years?

The elephant in the room? LaVar Christensen was the original author of Utah’s failed Proposition III – since thrown under the bus by the Federal Courts – that specifically denied same sex marriage in Utah.

Sour grapes? Plan B is a transparent attempt to enact Jim Crow-type laws, that would allow ongoing discrimination, by Mormon Church members, against those of the LGBT community. This time, under the guise of Personal Religious Conviction.

Let me just point to a few of the problems, with this truck-load of pious deceit.

Click on the above link for the entire article.

Comment by Daniel W on February 13, 2015 at 10:12pm

Oregon to have the USA's first openly bisexual governor.    This follows scandals related to current governor Democrat John Kitzhaber's heterosexual relationship, something about his fiance's influence peddling or some such almost-Republischer behavior.  I don't know, I quit paying attention to Portland and Oregon politics when the place went hipster, grieving the formerly grungy pre-yuppy brewery district.  

Sorry, I digress.  Anyway, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is openly bisexual, has a good record, and is a promising likely new Governor for the state of Oregon. 

The last high level openly LGBT person in Oregon was Portland Mayor Sam Brown, who had a sex scandal with underage Intern Beau Breedlove, although the underage part was supposedly  just 2 fairly chaste sounding kisses on the lips, and there was no sex until after Breedlove's 18th birthday.  Adam's career seems to have gone down the toilet, so we need for Brown to behave so we don't keep getting politicians who tarnish our reputation.   I don't know what's happened to Breedlove, or if that's even his real name.

Comment by Daniel W on February 13, 2015 at 9:43pm

With same-sex marriage coming to Alabama, local news is on the lookout.  Sort of.  And you never know about squirrels.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 12, 2015 at 8:35pm

Pat, I'm getting to the point where majority voters like those in Alabama and Kansas frighten me.  Their willful ignorance is appalling/

 

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