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Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9. 3 Replies

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

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Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

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Caitlyn Jenner loves Ted Cruz

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Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

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Way of the Mister: Murder the Gays!!! (Brian Dalton)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 18, 2015. 16 Replies

Gender Identity and Sustainability

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Epigenetics and sexual orientation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 8, 2015. 0 Replies

Gaydar doesn't exist and it's bad?

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Comment by Loren Miller on March 3, 2013 at 3:32pm

Ummm, Joan?  Pardon my French, but HOLY FUCK!  That was pretty amazing, and particularly in Texas, where withholding service is legal?

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2013 at 3:21pm
A Hidden Camera Show Goes To Texas. It Did Not Expect To Find This.
http://www.upworthy.com/a-hidden-camera-show-goes-to-texas-it-did-n...
Comment by Grinning Cat on March 1, 2013 at 8:53am
Comment by Steph S. on February 28, 2013 at 9:41pm

That's terrible news. I'm reading about the murder of that mayoral candidate now. So sad.

Comment by Daniel W on February 28, 2013 at 8:20pm
I don't have words to express how angry I am about that killing. I better not say more- profanity would ensue.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2013 at 5:32pm

Now, let's keep an eye on prosecution, trial and sentence. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 28, 2013 at 5:19pm

That's a sad story, Joan.  But fast police work:

Man charged with killing gay Mississippi mayoral candidate

Reuters news article

A 22-year-old man has been charged with killing a gay black mayoral candidate in the small but violent Mississippi town of Clarksdale after his body was found near the river, authorities said on Thursday.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2013 at 4:17pm

“I came from nothing and will die with nothing but my dignity. So why not use my life for good?”

Marco McMillan, a mayoral candidate from Clarksdale, Mississippi

Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead in Mississippi

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 26, 2013 at 1:59pm

On a different topic: Grumpy Cat makes a forceful point here!

(from the pro-equality March 4 Marriage page on Facebook)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 26, 2013 at 1:36pm

According to the Wikipedia entry about Westboro Baptist Church, in 2011 they stated they had about 40 members, mostly family.  I think it will be interesting to see what happens to this group once Fred Phelps is dead, although I know his daughter Shirley pretty much runs the show these days.  Recently, since 2011, some family members have left, perhaps giving us hope that the cracks in this organization are widening.  But will this group retain a constant membership by birth or will it dwindle to nothing eventually?   

The physical and mental abuse that reportedly happens within this family is also interesting. 

In the video below Brick Stone says to the group, "You know Fred doesn't have powers, right?  I mean, he really can't do anything to you.  I mean, I know he hits you, but he can't do anything, like special." 

The Westboro members obviously have a warped sense of logic, but I have to wonder if hearing those words causes any type of emotional and rational response or thought process that makes them second-guess or question their involvement with this organization.  The trouble is, the organization is your family, so that has got to be a tough situation to be in.  

I feel most empathy for the children who are growing up in that toxic environment.  According to Wikipedia, Shirley Phelps-Roper herself has eleven children.  Their hateful and negative lifestyle is all they know.  Are they the young, brainwashed generation who will keep this group sustained into the future?  Or will this group finally collapse at some point?  I guess only time will tell.   

 

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