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: yesterday

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 ebt on October 20, 2012 at 2:52pm

That was worth waiting for.

Thanks, Loren!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 20, 2012 at 12:06pm

Wow, sk8eycat, talk about getting f**ked by the church.  LOL

Comment by Daniel W on October 20, 2012 at 8:59am

Loren - nice video!

Comment by Loren Miller on October 20, 2012 at 6:32am

Here's a rather interesting speech before a city council, regarding gay marriage.  Be aware - this guy is NOT what he seems at the beginning.  Like the sign says: WAIT FOR IT!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 20, 2012 at 3:04am

Ya wanna see some Divine Interventions "blasphemy"?  You'll ROTFLYAO!  (IF you haven't already seen "Jackhammer Jesus.*snerk!*)

http://divine-interventions.com/religioustoys.php

Comment by sk8eycat on October 20, 2012 at 2:53am

I don't know if freezing grape juice would make Jesus cold-blooded...he already was IMO.  According to the myths, he rudely repudiated his mother in public at least three different times, so...I would say yes.  Even without making any Welch's Grape Pops.

And...New Testicle Testament dogma says that God, Jesus, and the Holey Spook are all one being, so in his persona as the Spook, he knocked up his own mother.  What does THAT make him?  Eh?

OH!  Halloween costume!  Just a torn up, raggedy old sheet...The Holey Ghost!

How's that for "blasphemy"? 

*snicker!*

Comment by Susan Stanko on October 19, 2012 at 9:25pm

Sacraments - Quakers do not practice a ritual baptism but believe that life, when lived in the example of Jesus Christ, is a sacrament. Similarly, to the Quaker, silent meditation, seeking revelation directly from God, is their form of communion.

http://christianity.about.com/od/quakers/a/quakersbeliefs.htm

Comment by Daniel W on October 19, 2012 at 6:57pm

Dominic, those cookies sound really special!  I want some!  I wish I was artistic!

Sk8eycat, that's making me hungry!  I love oyster crackers!  Except I like them with chili instead of grape juice.  When I was a kid, I used to split them in half and put a chili bean in the middle - tiny little sandwiches.  Grape juice makes grate pops, tho - just freeze them on a pop mold for a few hours.  Would that make Jesus cold-blooded?

Comment by sk8eycat on October 19, 2012 at 4:39pm

Even protestant crutches have "Communion Sundays" once or twice a year (depending on which cult we're talking about.) Each pew-sitter gets a tiny thimbleful of grape juice and one of those little bitty crackers that are usually served with clam chowder.

THEY don't think about what they're really doing, either.

The only xian sect that does NOT do communion, or any other "sacrament," is the Quakers, or the Society of Friends. I don't know much about them, so I don't know why...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 19, 2012 at 4:21pm

I just adore blasphemy.  LOL

sk8eycat, you're right.  Ask any "good" mass-attending catholic what Transubstantiation means, and I'd be willing to bet my next paycheck that 9 out of 10 have no idea what that means. 

 

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