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: Nov 16

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 Daniel W on December 8, 2011 at 8:01am

I picked this up from Joe.me.god...  I might have posted on the forum for all, but I'm too disillusioned with the discussions there.   The video speaks for itself!

 

 

Comment by Daniel W on December 5, 2011 at 10:57pm

There are lots of video responses to Jonah's video - many are awesome!

Comment by Daniel W on December 5, 2011 at 10:47pm

Comment by Daniel W on December 4, 2011 at 5:58pm

Eddie Long now taking time off from ministry.  cnn.  Watching the video, I honestly felt sorry for him.  Although, if the allegations against him were true, I shouldn't.  Given how events pan out for other evangelists with homo sex scandals, I don't know how this one will pan out.  Haggard's ministry never recovered but apparently his marriage did.  While not  homo sex scandal, PTL club never recovered either.  

Comment by Daniel W on December 3, 2011 at 12:28pm

megachurch minister Eddie Long's wife files for divorce.  Eddie Long is the Atlanta virulently antigay prosperity gospel minister who was caught up in a scandal involving 4 young men who accused him of sexual abuse while they were teenagers, and settled out of court.

Comment by Tenken on December 2, 2011 at 8:18am

@Darren
Yeah, her "law of the land" strategy is pretty stupid too.  So I guess the law of the land is supreme and she doesn't plan to change anything.  Oh, wait...

Comment by Daniel W on December 2, 2011 at 8:09am

Darren, if we in the US elect her....  Oh jesus, I can't imagine.  But then I thought that about GW Bush.  And then most of my worst imaginings were exceeded by reality.  You got a spare room?

Comment by Darren Taggart on December 2, 2011 at 6:03am
Bachman and her high school debating club arguments are pure common denominator; as if it was the questioner's fault for forgetting to add the qualifier of 'to each other'. It's the same as when they winge on about the definition of marriage in the dictionary being sufficient reason to deny gay marriage, as though it's impossible to edit a dictionary. Childish reasoning of an idiot. Next she'll be saying that freedom of religion means that she's free to impose her christian beliefs on everyone.

If you US lot elect her I shall be very disappointed with you and may even use my iPad slightly less in protest! (joking, ovvers;-))
Comment by Tenken on December 1, 2011 at 9:32pm

@Dallas
Lol the comments have really blown up on your video, huh?  And as for the other video, Bachman worded her answer to the gay marriage question SO well.  She has received guidance from intelligent people.  Gays DO have the right to marry.  Gay marriage is not a gay right; it's a right for straights too.  It puts things in a little different perspective for me.

Her rant about religion in schools was also very well-worded.  I can see how a like-minded crowd would rally around her.  She also puts this issue in a different perspective for me.  I realize how important the Department of Education is after seeing this.  Sorry, but public schools are not churches.  That's what private schools are for.

Finally, WHY is everyone posting in the comments section?  I feel like most of what gets said down here deserves a discussion.

Comment by Dominic Florio on December 1, 2011 at 8:03pm
A friend of mine had a good idea.  Carry slips of paper with you to drop into Salvation Army Kettles, which explain why you are not donating.
I thought of these four as a sample of what you could write.  Use one or all four, or one of your own.
Why I Will Not Donate to the Salvation Army:
1. When my dad was on the docks loading up to board a ship to to fight a war in Korea, Goodwill was out there giving soldiers cups of coffee. The Salvation Army was out there SELLING cups of coffee to the service men.
2. Like other profit making religious organizations, you file for tax exemption under religion, and therefore do not file a 990 form which would declare your income and what you do with your money.
3. You charge a price for feeding the needy.  That price is obedience to your religion, forcing those who are down and out to pray for their supper, despite individual personal beliefs.
4. You blatantly ignore your position statement of helping all who are in need and deny LGBT people services unless they renounce their sexuality, end same-sex relationships, or, in some cases, attend services "open to all who confess Christ as Savior and who accept and abide by The Salvation Army's doctrine and discipline." In other words, if you're gay or lesbian, you don't qualify.

http://www.bilerico.com/2011/11/why_you_shouldnt_donate_to_the_salv...

 

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