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Linda Harvey has a total obsession about gay men. Total homomania. That reminds me about the NOM people, who I guess are making their homomaniacal hate money elsewhere. Dopey Brian Brown and Vogon poetess Maggie Ghallager. Maybe they adopted Kim whats-her-name, the serial adulteress from Kentucky who wants to preserve "Traditional Marriage" which is far different from what she apparently wishfully thinks.
I like the friendly atheist wesite. It is a vibrant community with tons of news and updates, commentary, and commenting members. Kind of an ideological silo, but I still like it and it includes good news as well as bad.
Linda Harvey: Disney’s First Gay Main Character Should Have Been Molested First
NOVEMBER 2, 2017 BY HEMANT MEHTA
Yes, why couldn’t the character have been molested first? Then everything would have made sense! Because just about everyone who’s gay went through that! Right…?
It’s typical Christian bigotry: Full of ignorance, high on confidence, and empty on substance.
Daniel - Here's Mel White's Wiki. Needless to say, having acquired a hubby in 2008 didn't endear him to his fellow evangelicals.
Your Chrome is better than my Firefox :-)
The link still works with my Chrome.
As long as I'm posting issues about why LGBTI isn't the same as eye color or whether someone has freckles, Marketwatch reports that 56% of LGBT workers report workplace harassment. Around 40% left jobs for that reason. Quoting the Marketwatch article, workplace harassment included "being ignored by others, being held to different standards, facing gossip and being excluded from projects or meetings". That pretty much describes years of my own career, even though asshole bigots usually don't tell you, "Im holding you up to a different standard, spreading malicious gossip about you, excluding you from projects and meetings, because you are gay". What I will add is, the politically correct response of "that's just straight white men who do that" is not correct. In my case, it was mainly women, and as many were ethnic / racial minority as not.
BB, somehow your article doesn't load now. I remember reading about Mel White, somewhere in the recesses of my memory. In a similar vein, there's a story going around about a partly-Jewish, gay, neoNazi. Now former neo-Nazi. WaPo.
I have known a gay Muslim and more recently a lesbian woman who converted to Islam. Mind boggling.
Harrowing image from VOA. In Azerbaijan, more than 80 arrests, in Eqypt more than 50, one of those for a Facebook page. Another article states more than 60. In Indonesia, more than 50 arrested. Some are undergoing torture. In Egypt, they are being entrapped with apps and with internet chat room traps. Reason for arrest can include "Joining a banned group". I imagine an atheist group would be an excuse for arrest although I doubt they know enough to ban Nexus. Russia may criminalize "gay propaganda" although I thought they already did that. Newsweek. Not sure what is going on now in Chechnya, maybe they already killed everyone, or at least silenced them and they are underground there now. NYTimes.
I would like to see something good for us, somewhere. Maybe Australia will legalize marriage equality after their mail vote, but don't count on it. After all, their former prime minister was an Atheist woman, Julia Guillard, who lived "in sin" with her opposite sex partner, and moved to protect "traditional marriage". I guess she subsequently changed her mind. sort of.
Thanks for re-opening this group, Daniel.
Here's an interesting interview with a guy named Mel White. CONTENT WARNING: The interviewee is still a religionist, but quite a fascinating one. He was raised as an evangelical, mounted a highly successful film and writing career, and knew on an intimate basis most of the rogues' gallery of infamous right wing hate mongers, including Betsy DeVoss. -------
---------Now he's an outspoken opponent of fundamentalism, and not shy about it. He thinks Billy Graham senior was basically well-meaning, but that the Junior version is an evil fascist. He has had quite an amazing history.
Some bad things in the news for LGBT people.
Mass arrest of gay men and transgender people in Egypt. NYTimes.
Mass arrest of gay men in Indonesia.
I don't know what to do about those events.
Anglicans donate million dollars to fight marriage equality in australia. Christian Post.
We live in trying times. More trying for some than for others.
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