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Comment by Plinius on September 8, 2017 at 7:24am

From what I've seen here there are many Muslims and Christians who think that love and care are the first rules, no matter who you are, and after that they'll think perhaps about whatever else their religion wants. But you never know beforehand..

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 8, 2017 at 7:13am

>Black Protestants saw atheists as the biggest threat to physical safety

That surprised me.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2017 at 10:38pm

John, I saw that Guardian article earlier today and it made me think about the legitimacy of my own internal "gaydar."  It's really hard to pinpoint or put into words, but recognizing very subtle physical attributes can often be used to identify sexual orientation to a certain degree of accuracy more often than not.  At least that's my anecdotal experience.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2017 at 9:39pm

Andrew, you bring up a good point.  Mainstream religion is not innocuous.  As gay-friendly or socially progressive as these churches may be, they legitimize and normalize ridiculous and bad ideas and form a broad, strong foundation from whence fundamentalism springs.    

Comment by John Dumaker on September 7, 2017 at 7:43pm

Here is a concerning article about the use of AI to determine a persons sexuality as gay or straight. It does suggest the consensual scientific notion that sexuality is genetic, rather than a choice though.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/07/new-artificial-i...

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2017 at 7:21pm

Daniel, I agree, "

Why can't the USA be more like Canada?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 6:53pm

To me it's particularly objectionable that they use the lie that it's a choice to justify their condemnation and bigotry. Even if it were a choice, so what??? It's no one's business how someone else likes to make love, and they should just stfu.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 6:27pm

Things were significantly veering toward normalcy until the recent extremist takeover. I think it will be a while before we see the WH bathed in the rainbow colors again. The root problem is a widespread failure (or refusal) of so many people to distinguish between fact and fantasy.

Comment by Andrew on September 7, 2017 at 5:12pm
For me, of almost equal concern are the less hateful religious groups who don't necessarily attack particular segments of society, but still teach ideas that are regressive and divisive. For example, I've met very nice people who believe being gay is a choice and therefore a sin. Even though they don't overtly spread hate, they are still pushing ideas that contaminate our culture and breed discord. Further, they are teaching these unkind ideas to the next generation.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 7, 2017 at 1:03pm

With our current administration I feel like we're living in bizarro opposite-world, where everything that once was good in now bad, and everything that once was bad is now good.  

That's why we not only cannot be more like Canada but we cannot even act like an intelligent, empathetic, and rational country.   

 

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