LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

Information

LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 17
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.

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.

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends to add comments!

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.

-------

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

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2017 at 12:38am

Bertold, Oh! My goodness!  Did you see this page of Liberal Darkness]? It is satire to the max! I wonder if there is a room of crackheads dreaming up all these stupid ideas. "Ants that bite Christians and turn them into homosexuals!!" Come on now!

I don't like fighting fire with this kind of fire. It is kind of like joining the Club of Outrageous! I don't want to belong to such a club.

I know, I'm a little old lady with Victorian values, but I would like to fight the likes of tRump, Hannity, and Alex whatever his name is with good, reliable, verifiable, replicative, honest factual evidence. 

I respect pigs too much to bring them into this discussion, however, I can't think of a better metaphor, 

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."

~ George Bernard Shaw

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 4, 2017 at 12:14am

The "spent sweats of late-night homosexuality" is a long-neglected area of science that is well worth looking into.  I'm glad it's finally being talked about in the media.  

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 3, 2017 at 11:37pm

Fake news??? You decide!

Fire Ants Are Being Laced with Homosexual Chemtrails to Bite Christians And Convert Them To Homosexuality

The homosexual chemtrail concoction contains a high concentration of gay endorphins.  Sources confirm that several exclusive gay clubs collected the spent sweats of late-night homosexuality, then sent them to a laboratory where in-vitro techniques were used to create this potent new form of biological homosexual chemtrail.

[Courtesy of Liberal Darkness]

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 3, 2017 at 12:06am

Carl, your  "Masculine Women! Feminine Men!" reminds me of Saturday mornings when we watched silent movies at the theater in the town where I was born, Tekoa, WA. There was a silent movie clip before we saw some western cowboy movie. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2017 at 10:53pm

Berthold, your article by Masha Gessen makes an important point, 

"This [banning transsexuals from the military] is no distraction: it is the very heart of Trumpism.

 

Members (17)

 
 
 

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service