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

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Comment by annet on April 15, 2012 at 6:59pm

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The hope of the COMMITMENT | NC documentary project is that by discovering the stories and struggles of same-sex couples and others with real love and commitment to each other, North Carolinians will in turn vote to commit our state to protecting equal rights for all under the law, which is the function of all constitutions.

http://www.commitmentnc.org/index.php?/projects/committed/

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Comment by Tony Carroll on April 15, 2012 at 10:37am

Will check it out. One final thing I learned about most of them,(our ancestors), the ones with a codified pantheon of dieties, is that they were all considered, to one extent or another, a reflection, an avatar, a manifestation of the primary god/goddess. Kinda like a roundabout form of monotheism. One primary, with many subsequent "flavors", depending on your needs at the time. And since all were a projection of the human psyche, all forms of life needed its own avatar. Very interesting. Stuff like this really helps one understand humanity at large. Guess that's why it always fascinated me. Anyhoo, be well, my friend. Until later, peace.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 14, 2012 at 9:24pm

SB,I guess all this reading of myths from my youth is somehow paying off. Don't know about the Aztecs, but since their religion is derived from the Maya, probably so. The Mayan had a child/dwarf diety, but can't remember the name right now. This diety introduced homoerotic relationships to the nobles in Mayan culture, as I recall. Not for the common people. Such unions were considered legally binding, marriage.  But then again, you could have multiple mates (if you were noble), of varying degrees. Interesting stuff. In my youth, got really into mythology, and expanded it to cultures other than Greco-Roman, which is where we stopped in school.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 14, 2012 at 2:01pm

Well, some people like being pissed on.  (Present company excluded.  However, I've never been given the opportunity.) 

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 14, 2012 at 12:33pm

Hey SB. In the current, western religious belief system, i.e. christianity, there are indeed no LGBT dieties. Though homoertica is certainly suggested/hinted at. In the older religions, I'm reminded of Apollo, who had a male lover named Hyacinth. When Hyacinth died, Apollo took some of his blood and created the flower we know today. Also Astarte, who was quite often depicted as a hermaphrodite, had a class of all male gay priests. They were called Kelabim.  So many more examples, to many to list.

As to why the press act as they do, you got me. To find the real "stories behind the stories", you have to dig. Pain in the ass. The press seem to take as many passes as everybody else does, not putting in the work.

And please remember, we as a community care about you, and I do personally." It is better to be pissed off than to be pissed on ". Peace to you always. Be well.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 14, 2012 at 12:28am

Sentient....that's a very unique comparison....and dead on.  The reason these folks get media airtime is ONLY because their view has a religious slant.  And for some reason we're supposed to respect them no matter WHAT they say. 

Comment by Richard Healy on April 13, 2012 at 11:16pm
SB - re: the photos a few pages back ref "was Jesus gay?"

Why in that 2nd one does Steve Buscemi* (circa "The Big Lebowski") have a halo?




*or David Bowie, possibly.
Comment by Richard Healy on April 13, 2012 at 11:09pm
Some tough questions which was good to see. I hope he sprayed his hand with 70% ethanol after he shook it.
Comment by Susan Stanko on April 13, 2012 at 1:10pm

I stopped watching after the guy said a few words.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 13, 2012 at 12:48pm

I've heard these Family Research Institute-type people spew their illogical garbage for years ad nauseam, but even after all that time, my jaw still hits the floor every time with astonishment at their stupidity.  Now that's power!   

 

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