LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 18
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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 7, 2017 at 12:49pm

Why can't the USA be more like Canada?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 7, 2017 at 7:22am

Shouldn't these hurricanes be landing in San Francisco, New York and LA? And what is the message god is sending when kids get cancer or AIDS? Why don't these self-righteous closet queens just suck a dick already and leave our LGBT brothers and sisters out of it?

--Comment following this article:

And now here’s the evangelicals blaming hurricanes on the gays

Comment by Daniel W on September 4, 2017 at 4:47am
Texas floods are the gays' fault.

http://www.newsweek.com/gay-americans-are-blame-hurricane-harvey-ap...

I was wondering how long that would take.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 1, 2017 at 1:49pm

Comment by Andrew on August 31, 2017 at 6:16pm
Any pseudo-authority that spouts biblical content as a justification for anything is just not worth my time or the effort to respond to their absurdity.
Comment by Joan Denoo on August 30, 2017 at 9:07pm

I feel troubled to think that anyone would turn to such awful, despicable individuals and stories in the bible for moral guidance. It is far more misguided to suppose that these troubled, dysfunctional men expect me to think and do as they.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 30, 2017 at 5:49pm

From the Slacktivist on Patheos, a feel-good statement about the Nashville Statement.

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This theological mistake of “biblical literalism” somehow still manages to frame itself as a “conservative” approach to the Bible and to theology. My contention is that there is nothing “conservative” about it. This was not the hermeneutics of the apostles, of the early church, of the Ante-Nicene fathers, of Augustine, or of the Reformers. It did not gain a foothold anywhere in the church until it arose among white Protestants in America as a defense of slavery.
This clumsy, proof-texting literalism is able to pose today as “conservative” because it has lingered here in America for centuries and theological mistakes — like politicians, ugly buildings, and prostitutes — “get respectable if they last long enough.” But just look at its record over the past 200 years of its ascendance among white American Protestants. It has been consistently, repeatedly, disastrously wrong.
We know this. We’ve seen this before and we’re seeing it again.
One, two, three strikes you’re out.
It is bewildering to think that anyone would turn to such awful creatures for moral guidance. It is far more bewildering that these silly, silly men expect us all to do so.
Comment by Daniel W on August 29, 2017 at 12:57pm

Wow, BB, I missed that groundbreaking article about homosexual  fire ant chemtrails until now!   Im about two generations removed from spent sweats of late-night homosexuality  (SSLNH) but maybe today's generation can continue to contribute.  Plus, I read there are rafts of fire ants floating around in Houston's flood waters.  No discussions about whether the rafts are in  are rainbow colors.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 29, 2017 at 9:51am

image from GoComics
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 4, 2017 at 1:14am

Carl - An "I fixed it for you" moment:

Flash back to The Graduate 

I have five words to say to you, Benjamin:

spent sweats of late-night homosexuals

 

 

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