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Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 27. 5 Replies

Betty Bowers on PRIDE

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 5. 1 Reply

Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

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Comment by The Flying Atheist yesterday

Yes, Loren, you are correct.  It's a slow, baby steps process to enlightenment. 

Perhaps we will be lucky to soon see a surge in atheism take place in the same rapid manner in which marriage equality advanced.  We can only hope.

I have a feeling in my gut that religion is on the verge of receiving a serious backlash from sane-thinking people, both non-religious AND the moderately religious.  Rational people are fed up with extremist ideologies both abroad and here in the US.  Rational people don't take kindly to churches denying access to birth control via health care plans or wanting special rights to discriminate against whomever they choose.  It's not only uncivil, but it's undemocratic.  

With every "deeply held religious belief" and "religious freedom" legislation being trumpeted as the cause du jour, the fundamentally religious keep digging themselves into a bigger hole.   

Comment by Loren Miller yesterday
It also reinforces another fundamental principle, Carl: moderation in Christianity effectively means selecting less and less of the most pernicious principles of the bible.

The most moderate Christian winds up being an atheist.
Comment by The Flying Atheist yesterday

Yeah, that's a refreshing message coming from a clergyman.  It would be nice to hear more from many others like him in that "fire and brimstone" style delivery. 

But what this really blatantly shows is that people create their own personal gods who will conform to and stand for everything they personally believe.  The god of the bible says to stone homosexuals?  Not my loving god! 

These church goers may learn to not be hypocrites, but they sure are being intellectually dishonest with themselves.  I wish they could realize that.  Anyway, if a church is preaching and promoting tolerance to its sheep, I guess I can't complain. 

Comment by Pat yesterday

I have to admit, as much as I dislike what Joliet Jake in the Blues Brothers referred to as Jive Assed Preachers, this guy makes a salient point I can't disagree with. At least his religion didn't completely strip him of his humanity.

Comment by Loren Miller yesterday

I agree with your statement, Joan.  Still, to see at least ONE of the Old Guard come out and do a fairly major mea culpa ... well, it's not something I expect to see every day!

Comment by Joan Denoo yesterday

Social change does not come from those who oppress or dominate or benefit from the oppression. Social change comes from those who refuse to submit to the definitions constructed by oppressors. It comes when the oppressed stand with pride and dignity and claim to be who they are, not who others "defined" them. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Monday

I'll pass on his concluding line, but except for that it was pretty amazing. Too bad the hypocrisy doesn't become visible to more religionists!

Comment by Loren Miller on Monday

Did you ever wonder when the day would come that a bible-thumper would call his own congregation and organization on their hypocrisy regarding gays and Lesbians?  Thought that would be a rare day in May, didn't you?

Well, it's late July ... and that day may have arrived!  Check THIS out:

Comment by Daniel W on Saturday

Pope Francis' approval ratings dropping.  Pink News speculates it has to do with the pope's increasingly visible homophobia, having backed down from his "who am I to judge" stance.

It must suck to think that backing down from his early quick PR campaign leads to loss of credibility. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 18, 2015 at 2:53pm

Louisiana's chief asshole governor, Bobby Jindahl, spent $371,548.63 of his state's taxpayer dollars to fight marriage equality, while cutting education and other benefits in his state.  Jindahl is a pathetic piece of crocodahl dung.  Not that I would use an ad hominem.

 

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