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
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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 Joan Denoo on May 11, 2012 at 11:47pm

I am sure being patient and trying to educate people about LGBT is a noble cause, but if it is anything like family violence, it is a useless endeavor. A culture that holds values of seeing homosexuality as a sin, whatever that is, many think that way because they may have learned it from childhood, with heavy, emotional sermons and bible study lessons. Misinformation goes into the brain, supported by strong emotion, and one has the formula for concrete boxes around the brain.

In China it was believed footbinding  was a good thing for women and both men and women endoresed it and did what they could to make it happen. Their minds were bound.

Sex roles exist for the same reason; never mind an individual's native talent, sex determines options. Women will be the caregivers and men the providers. Both men and women suffered under such attitudes.

Race is another one that locks people into boxes from which they cannot escape.

Giving a woman control over her own body goes on the list of control over people, and for what reasons? 

So, homosexuality, family violence, footbinding, sex roles, race and women's sexuality are just a few of the issues facing an individual in a culture. 

I speak anecdotally now, but my experience is that I can not reform the church to help with family violence and I had to leave the church to find physical, mental and emotional safety.

Family was not able to recognize harm caused by brutal, thuggish behavior and I had to leave a husband and parents and family members in order to accomplish what I wanted to do, live in my own home unafraid.

I don't have homosexual or race issues with which to deal, but I assume people who do have these issues often find leaving family, religion, work, social structures that enable oppression and even death is necessary. I had it easy compared to what others have to tolerate, but the issue is, to me, don't tolerate brutes and thugs, whatever they wrap those behaviors into. Life is too short, and it is so much better to just shed off the foolish, uninformed, uncaring, and unloving people and build real community with mutual care. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 11, 2012 at 10:54pm

if people want the rss changed I'm happy to do that.  I want it as inclusive of  L+G+B+T as possible.  Any suggestions other than pink pages?

Comment by Daniel W on May 11, 2012 at 9:41pm

Holy jesus, oh god, oh god! That lady is a riot!  I wonder if she was a plant.  Not as in, begonia, but a fake homophobe planted to make antigay people look looney tunes.  She did say one true thing - I do always curse after coupling.  And before.  And during.  As for the rest, just hilarious!  Judas the homo!  Kids getting S + Ds.  Man, we gotta find out who she is and have her give a speech at the next homo convention.  And that guy sitting behind her - he was about to split with laughter.  So funny!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2012 at 7:38pm

Yeah, dr Kellie!!  It's the weekend!  Go a little crazy and toss the salad!!

Comment by dr kellie on May 11, 2012 at 5:06pm

Well, I'm 43, so I guess it's time to die.  I'm not feeling sick, so I guess I'll lick someones asshole and die of sepsis in about an hour.

Comment by Susan Stanko on May 11, 2012 at 3:38pm

You sure that's why they call you that? :)

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 11, 2012 at 3:27pm

Dallas, warn a fellow, will ya'. Made me spit my Dr. Pepper on the screen, I was laughung so hard!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 11, 2012 at 2:47pm

WOW!!!   Dare I say that Nebraska woman is even nuttier than Pat Robertson.  She ranks right up there with William Tapley, the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse.

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 11, 2012 at 1:09pm

What? I mean, what? Dude, this is beyond crazy. Even beyond bug-nutty batshit crazy. I don't have the words. Wow.

Comment by Daniel W on May 11, 2012 at 9:02am

I have no sympathy for the LGBT people who work for homophobic politicians and belong to homophobic, supposedly LGBT organizations like GOProud.  They are adults, they have brains, they have choices.  It's like, do I have sympathy for LGBT priests and bishops and evangelical fundamentalist ministers.  No.  They need to open their eyes and think with their brains and quit selling out to the hate agenda.

 

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