LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Nov 16

Forum is now open for comments only, due to limited moderation.

The original creator has been absent 8 years.  She may no longer identify as Lesbian or as Atheist, but could still experience discrimination due to being listed as creator of this group.  This group does come up on internet search with this person, and her photo photo, as group creator.  We live in era when discrimination can be expected to increase on many fronts.

I moderated since that time. On several occasions, I requested that another member moderate, but was unable to find a volunteer who would actively moderate content.

Please be aware, posts left active on this group, especially discussion forum, can be hazardous to members, even ones who have been gone for many years.  In most states and countries, there is no protection for LGBT people regarding employment, housing, or employment.  The same is true regarding atheists.  Some members may not even be aware of discrimination, and may not be aware that their old posts and images are still there to come back and haunt them.  Posts and the membership list are visible on internet searches.

There has been at least one case of a member of Atheist Nexus experiencing employment discrimination due to their membership. 

Another member of Atheist Nexus was murdered in India, in 2011 (Ajita Kamal).  As far as I can tell, the perpetrator and motive were never found, but Kamal was a known atheist, and known atheists are frequently targeted for brutal killings in South Asia.

Any member who posts, without having their own photo or name on their screen name and avatar, is expressing implied agreement, by default, about the importance of privacy, even on the internet.

A controversial group needs an active moderator, who will look out for the needs and safety of the members, as much as possible in such a forum.

As has recently been done, posts on Atheist Nexus are subject to screenshots.  They are also be subject to internet search.

I recommend that interested members start a new LGBT group, so that there is no issue with long absent group creator and no longer having a moderator.  Until that time, this group is open for a rolling comment wall.  I am not able to expire comments without closing the entire comment page, due to host program (Ning) limitations on moderation.

Daniel W.

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Comment by Daniel W on September 1, 2011 at 5:08pm
Some trolls have difficulty reproducing, because they disgust one another.  Not only are they ugly, stupid, and without morals, they are often smelly as well.  That's why they have to prevent gays from finding each other.  Their theory is that a lonely horny gay person will impregnate them out of desperation, because everyone knows that gays are so horny they'll do anyone, even a stinky troll, if they don't have a gay partner at hand.  That's how trolls make more trolls, and it's why they try to prevent gays from finding each other.  Truly disgusting.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 1, 2011 at 4:15pm
In my limited food service and retail sales experience, that is exactly what trolls look like when they come into your place of employment on Sunday and rip you a new one for working on the "sabbath" and then leave a very shabby tip.  I am very thankful I don't have to do that kind of work anymore.
Comment by Daniel W on September 1, 2011 at 12:23pm

Grace,

I found it very hard to watch too.  Evil trolls sometimes look almost human until they open their mouths.

Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on September 1, 2011 at 11:01am
I felt my brain slowly dripping out my ear as that "report" went on.  I had to shut it off.  I'm already loosing brain power to this summer cold.
Comment by Daniel W on September 1, 2011 at 5:00am

Two horrid trolls masquerading as women.

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on August 31, 2011 at 8:30am
Arango resigned.  Antigay gay (bi?) republican done in by cruising online.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on August 30, 2011 at 3:47pm
I have a bil whose bizarre.  This is not bizarre. I wish your friend well.
Comment by Daniel W on August 29, 2011 at 11:18pm
There is also the "us/them" dichotomy, and as barriers break down and more people are included in "us", it's getting harder to pick a "them" to persecute.  That persecution is necessary to find someone to blame failures and evils of the world on.  Scapegoats are not hated because they are goats, but because the bad characteristics of the majority are projected onto them.
Comment by Marx on August 29, 2011 at 6:25pm
I should have provided a little more info.  I was not asking the question.  It is the title of an article in the Washington Post. The question (title) is the link to the article.  Although, Dom, I like your response to the question.
Comment by Dominic Florio on August 29, 2011 at 6:09pm

Why do Americans hate Atheists?

Because while many Americans claim to believe in a god and an after-life, they are hysterical, like anyone else, when a loved one dies.

The reason for this, is that they have doubts about those beliefs, although they wish them to be true.  The church, popes, ministers, gurus or whatever, are there to reinforce the idea that they will live forever with their dead relatives.

On the other hand, atheists remind them of their doubts.  Not only are their doubts hard to face, but they look at atheists as a group of people who laugh at these doubts and embrace them as truth.

They see us as a threat to those beliefs.  Somehow, we will reinforce their doubts, as well as the possibility of bringing down the rath and disfavor of a god, for the very nerve to question such lunacy.

We are what they fear within themselves.  We have lost salvation, and they do not want to stand too close.  We are the ones that might influence their children, in a way that will prevent them from spending eternity together.

Of course it doesn't make sense, but look who we are talking about!

 

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