LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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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.

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Comment by Dominic Florio on September 29, 2012 at 1:19pm

Imagining yourself in someone else's situation is called empathy and it is one of the highest forms of evolution.  Even rats exhibit empathy.  The problem is that not every member of every species has evolved to this point, which results in something such as religion.

Comment by sk8eycat on September 29, 2012 at 12:19pm

"...bigots are so stupid...."

That's the main reason they are bigots.  They've never tried to imagine themselves in anybody else's situation.

No imagination, either.  They've been brainwashed since infancy to know that they are the "right" kind of people, and that everyone who is not exactly like them in every way is "wrong."

G. B. Shaw - Caesar and cleopatra:

Pardon him. Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.

  • Act II; sometimes paraphrased as: The customs of your tribe are not laws of nature.
Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2012 at 9:46am

UK Christian Institute:  There are so few gays, they should not be allowed to marry.  The article mentions, there are even fewer Jews in the UK - so maybe they shouldn't be allowed to marry either.  Or for that matter, Blacks, Chinese, White Irish.....  Religious bigots are so stupid.

Comment by Daniel W on September 29, 2012 at 8:35am

Richard and Dominic, bigots touch our lives in so many ways.  That's why we have this group.  You are both right to be pissed off.

Someone who I have known for 10 years died last week.  "Sweet old lady" who once told me, regarding our now-president, "I would never vote for a [n-word].  It floored me.  I used the word "sweet" with sarcasm.   I don't like to speak ill of the dead, but in her case I thought, now someone else can use the oxygen.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 27, 2012 at 8:19pm

Richard, if you need to vent.....please do.  We all have moments when we just want to scream or when we need reality-based rational support from others.  I wish we didn't have to still deal with this type of slander and ignorance in our supposed modern society. 

Comment by Dominic Florio on September 27, 2012 at 8:09pm

An acquaintance sends me political emails. By the way, she is white, from Africa, and has made comments against Blacks and Jews.

This is the most disgusting, un-American, insulting, and vile email you have ever sent. I can't spend my day looking up every lie and half-truth, to dispute for you, when you wouldn't change your mind anyway. It would be up to you to research whether or not these horrendous claims are true or not.

Obama surrounded himself in the White house with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro- abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition.
He aired his views on abortion, homosexuality and a host of other issues.
He said he favors sex education in Kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination.

For you to even think about sending this out to a gay person shows your lack of knowledge, and your lack of character. What kind of woman cares so much about her own agenda, that she cares nothing for the real life concerns of another human being? You are not talking about "those people." I am one of those people. Where I stick it is none of your fucking business and in no way makes me a lesser person. I am a person who loves, hates, fears, laughs, cries, with all of the same emotions that you possess, except for the fact that I think, before I act.

You are so fucking full of shit and so is your email. These things have been disputed over and over again. I am a good and decent person and if I though these lies were true, I wouldn't be voting for Pres. Obama. But I also wouldn't be voting for that fool, Romney. I have no idea how the election is going to turn out, but the conservatives are running scared because these two narrow minded animal abusers are both fools and out of touch with the American people.

Get your head out of your ass and stop being lazy. Do the research yourself. But you won't because in your world, only you have the right to happiness and the right to express yourself. We can disagree about anything, but I will never tolerate anyone telling me that I am less of a person and/or that I deserve fewer rights or less happiness as an American. The fact that I was born, gives me the right to live my life as I see fit and I am not going to have some out of touch old lady, who knows little about science or history, or much about our constitution, to tell me that my feelings, my desires, and my rights do not matter.

You don't get a special pass to treat other people as if they are inferior to you or that their concerns are not as worthy as yours. I'll discuss and debate anything, but I'm not going to continue to debate all of these desperate lies and I certainly will not engage in any discussion of my worth as a person. I usually think of other people as being equal to me in all aspects of what makes us human, but in this case, I find you to be very inferior.

Comment by Richard Healy on September 27, 2012 at 7:01pm
Today, on Facebook, I've had homosexuality compared to Incest, Bestiality and Necrophilia.

This has actually upset me more than I thought it would. :-(
Comment by Grinning Cat on September 27, 2012 at 11:44am

Indeed, Flying Atheist!

The Telegraph article has more details omitted from the Christian Post. Not only did daddy claim to have "intimate relations" with 10,000 women, but he never married.

It also mentioned that Ms. Chao, the daughter, has dated men and women.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 27, 2012 at 10:54am

Her father sounds like a real pig. 

Comment by Daniel W on September 27, 2012 at 9:21am

time to get married.

Ah the sanctity of marriage.   Offer total strangers a fortune to marry Lesbian daughter.

The Christian Post leaves out the assertion that daddy's had sex with 10,000 women.

 

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