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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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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.

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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 The Flying Atheist on August 21, 2014 at 11:29am

Comment by Daniel W on August 20, 2014 at 5:30pm

Armagayddon:  the fate of societies that vote for marriage equality.

 

"The weddings were unbelievable. I felt completely underdressed! And the cakes....!" "We put our son Michael into the box the day the referendum passed.... Come on Michael, look at the lovely woman....."

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 9, 2014 at 6:57pm

More wonderful quotes from the backlash against that horrible, anti-gay pastor here: Unfair discrimination

(Thanks to Freethinker for bringing this up in the more general "Ethics and Morals" forum!)

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 9, 2014 at 1:15pm

Amen ("What he said!" no gods needed) to Carl!

Obviously the pastor who cancelled the gay man's funeral the night before got no help from his supposedly loving and perfect god in being moral and decent!

Sentient, you beat me to sharing the comments I was about to quote! :-)  [to the pastor] "if a loving God existed, He would not allow people like you to use His name to harm others."

And well said about the fake gay man faking a fake religion to distribute fake "gospel condoms" in Vancouver's pride parade! (More at JMG) What would FSM say? The anti-LGBTQ evangelist is actually proud of his elaborate ruse, even lying through his teeth on his application to enter the parade.

And I too hope the Ugandan pride parade took place peacefully!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2014 at 12:47pm

Thanks for the the update on the Florida church.  I love a good, well-deserved backlash. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 12:23pm

Carl, thanks for your words.  I agree with you completely.

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 12:23pm

More on that Florida church.  They riled up many people, and the internet backlash was formidable.  Which I find very rewarding.

A couple of the comments,

Well, you are a shining example of why I no longer believe in God...if a loving God existed, He would not allow people like you to use His name to harm others."

"In Timothy 2:8 we read: 'I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.' Which is why you also don't allow funeral arrangements for women with braided hear or who wear jewelry. Am I right?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2014 at 11:52am

Three very interesting stories.  I  hope the Ugandan parade succeeds without any violent confrontations or injuries.  I just wish people were allowed to live their lives as they naturally were born.  Those are some very brave and courageous people in Uganda. 

The guy in Vancouver?  What a nut-case.  Girl, pleeze! 

How terrible to drop a bombshell on a grieving family the night before a scheduled funeral service.  Does this "pastor" has ANY sense of decency?  Apparently not.  And some people still wonder why we seek equal protection. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 10:33am

Gay Pride parade in Uganda.  Which is about as courageous as having a Jewish Pride parade in Iran.  Amazing and wonderful.

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 10:30am

FLorida church cancels funeral when the pastor discovers the deceased was a gay man with a grieving husband.

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