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Bertold, the bill you've alluded to in your last post is – and this is not a word I use often or casually – terrifying. It could effectively walk the social gains of the last half-century back to null with the stroke of a pen.My only hope is, if that foolish thing becomes law, that there can be a sufficient civil reaction to it to cause those in power to at least rethink their actions. Sadly, those currently in power mostly don't have the thoughtfulness to rethink much of anything.
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Wow! Bertold my head is spinning with how fast the right wing is destroying decades of progress. This would be even worse than 1950, because this would be outright codified national law, not a loose collection of various laws and traditions of hate.
Yes, I can see that a family name might die out in a few generations without laws permitting gay folks to adopt or have surrogate-assisted kids. Thanks for sharing. I'm bi but chose to not have kids because of an inherited birth defect and type 2 diabetes from my mother's side. My not very bright siblings made up for my choice by way over-producing.
I don't know if i should put something personal here, but I will. What is it with my family? My gaydar tells me that of 6 kids (brother, cousins, me) in my generation, at least 3 were/are gay (one is dead but maybe just mentally ill and not gay) and one is maybe asexual. Of the next generation, the oldest is a college freshman and just came out of the closet on Facebook. No wonder my name is so rare. My grandfather had 3 sibs who lived to adulthood, but only he married and had kids himself (3) and I wondered about one of those. No wonder my name is so rare.
Here we go, back to the past.
HOLY WARThe GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on SteroidsThe First Amendment Defense Act would allow hospitals, governments, universities, and businesses to ignore same-sex marriage, deny women healthcare, and fire gay people.
GC, we'll see if McMullin wins anything. Western states can be hard to fathom some times. There is s strong conservative streak of antigovernmentalism and anti-Wash DC in particular.
To get away from anything related to the USA's egotistical and self absorbed shallow election politics, and look at Catholicism's egotistical and self absorbed shallow bigotry...
Italian priest blames earthquakes on acceptance of gay unions. The surprisingly nice part is "Archbishop Angelo Becciu, number two in the Vatican's powerful Secretariat of State, said Cavalcoli's comments were "offensive to believers and disgraceful for non-believers", in remarks reported by Italian media."
Not everyone thinks the Italian quakes are due to increasing accceptance of Sodomites. In Israel, a lawmaker blamed the quakes on "divine retribution for Italy’s abstention from the recent UNESCO vote ignoring Jewish ties to the Temple Mount". Jehovah is a busy fella, following these political obscurities.
It's actually the fault of scientists, for inventing plate tectonics. Without continental drift, there would be no earthquakes. Except in Oklahoma, but those recent earthquakes really are god's punishment for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.
Ruth sent me an article about an unlikely but not impossible scenario: How Evan McMullin Could Win Utah And The Presidency (FiveThirtyEight.com)
We could have a President McMullin, rather than Clinton or tRump, if:
GC, thanks for the comments. I wish people would just get over it, if they don't like gay marriage then they should not gay marry. And leave the rest of us alone.
Meanwhile in the news, you may know thatin Utah there is a conservative man Evan McMIllan, running mainly against Trump, and he has a fair chance of winning the vote there. So now a White Nationalist Trump supporter has bought robocalls claiming McMIllan's mother is Lesbian and he himself is at least a closet case. Trump has distanced himself from Johnson for his white nationalist sensibilities.
It's just the standard, "They might be gay" or "They are gay" or "Their mother is gay" hate mongering. Sometimes it works. The problem for such practices these days is, to a significant degree, most people don't beleive anything that anyone is saying, unless they are people who we support. Even then I think a lot of us don't beleive anything they are saying, but let them fight lies with other lies, or fight framing and posturing with more framing and posturing.
If someone -- "patient zero" or not -- knowingly spread a horrible disease to other people, selfish recklessness is exactly the right term!
Bertold, very well said! Especially in view of one well-known world religion forbidding its authority figures from marrying or having sexual relationships -- it's ironic and backwards that supposedly celibate priests and bishops give advice and issue dicta on marriage! The analogy extends equally well to people who love cookies but hate donuts, and don't want to see anyone else eating them.
I was glad to see this graphic of mine (unfortunately still relevant post-Obergefell) show up in a few other places on the web:
Kathy, Ive seen several articles about Degas. I have a hard time thinking about someone who had clear symptoms of a horrible disease, knowingly spreading it to others. He wasnt patient zero after all, but I dont like what looks like his denial and selfish recklessness.
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