LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Oct 10

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 2, 2012 at 12:42pm

Damn damn damn.  I hate the fakery.  I really do.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 2, 2012 at 11:39am

Sentient, that Boy Scout poster is a modern mock-up of a War Bonds drive poster from 1917.  Believe me, "Hitchens Watch" is not a reputable source! 

Here's the original poster:  Third Liberty Loan Campaign

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 2, 2012 at 9:37am

My friend sent me this one. Love it. Now we know.

Comment by Daniel W on September 2, 2012 at 8:28am

source  "Created in 1917 for the Third Liberty Loan Campaign"

Strangely enough, the source site, "Hitchens Watch", is still active.  They are watching a dead person.  Kind of like watching Jesus, maybe?  Except there really was a brilliant man named Christopher Hitchens.

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 22, 2012 at 6:40pm

A quote that should be spread far and wide:

"Because you believe something is wrong doesn't mean you make it illegal."

--Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, at 0:47:52 during his dinner-table debate at Dan Savage's home last week.

(Brown was talking about civil divorce, though, and immediately refused to apply the same principle to equal marriage:

Savage: "Then why not the same policy towards civil gay marriage?"

Brown: "Again, there's a misunderstanding here. That gay marriage can not exist....")

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 15, 2012 at 10:06am

Good, respectful penetrating interview:

ON You Tube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WDURT-b_8s&feature=em-uploademail

Nate Phelps is the son of Fred Phelps, infamous pastor of Kansas' Westboro Baptist Church, an entity which asserts that "God Hates Fags," that President Obama is the AntiChrist, and that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were God's punishment upon the United States.

Comment by Daniel W on August 14, 2012 at 10:56am

Nice summary of recent events in Marriage equality, via joe.my.god

 
I'm having "politics fatigue" after the stupid chicken sandwich chain events. Too bad, given we are headed into the political season of lies, fake drama, posturing, and general stupidity.

Comment by sk8eycat on August 13, 2012 at 12:30pm

Gosh, and i always thought our rights came from "We the People..."

Where do these tiny-minded millionaires come from?

Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on August 13, 2012 at 8:22am

quote: "Our rights come from nature and God, not government."

           - Paul Ryan

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 11, 2012 at 10:56pm

A flowchart that's been reposted in many places around the web; it rebuts Christian objections to equal marriage:

"So you still think homosexuality is sinful?
And therefore gays shouldn't be allowed to marry?
"

(Click through to the Facebook page for a few specific mouse-over credits, as well as comments there. I saw this on Joe. My. God., but this Facebook photo by "The God Article" looks like it could be the original source.)

 

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