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We're targeted by the justice system

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Daniel W Dec 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Porn site puts North Carolina legislature to shame

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 29, 2016. 1 Reply

Research on Chest Binding

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Sep 28, 2016. 1 Reply

First nationwide survey of anti LGBT youth violence

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27, 2016. 1 Reply

Supported Transgender Kids Do Fine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 20, 2016. 2 Replies

Religious Colleges get federal pass on discrimination

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 9, 2016. 3 Replies

Gay Suicide - Art Backfires

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 30, 2016. 6 Replies

Caitlyn Jenner loves Ted Cruz

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 7, 2016. 15 Replies

Mean Sally says, "Go kill yourself!"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 31, 2016. 9 Replies

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Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 11, 2013 at 5:51pm

I have never seen it spelled out as clearly as that but it has been quite obvious in a number of homophobes that I have run into.  I lived and worked for 13 years in Oman and for some of that time I was employed by the Sultan's Uncle who was No2 in the family.  In Oman homosexuality is a prisonable offense yet Sultan Qaboose, The ruler is very Gay.  The uncle said to me several times "He never make Heir, You don't make babys with boy friends".  When you look at so many arguments against gay marriage they make no sense.  What is the percentage of people who get married and considering all ages how many of them could produce children even if they wanted to.  Of course we all know that it will destroy every hetro marriage in an instant.  I don't quite understand how that works because about half of them destroy them on their own without gay help. We have all heard that the Law is an Ass and our lawmakers prove it every day.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 11, 2013 at 2:07pm

Chrissie, here's a link to a Psychology Today article that speaks to the issue of homophobes and anti-gay sentiment: 

Are Homophobic People Really Gay and Not Accepting It?

A series of studies recently published in the prestigious Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found higher levels of homophobia in individuals with unacknowledged attractions to the same sex, particularly when they grew up with authoritarian parents who also held homophobic attitudes. In the university press release, Netta Weinstein, the study's lead author said, "Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves." In the same release, study co-author Richard Ryan added, "In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward."

It's often been alluded that the catholic priesthood has a disproportionate bastion of closeted gay men.  In my opinion, according to this article, that would seem to make logical sense.  Individuals who are struggling with and unable to come to terms with their own true sexual identity will find solace in a profession where the vow of celibacy within the authoritarian hierarchy of the church becomes a way to deflect conflicted personal feelings away from one's self and onto others.  It's basically a big psychological con came and ruse to cover up their own true nature.  Unfortunately this results in extreme public anti-gay behavior. 

Comment by Daniel W on April 11, 2013 at 9:31am

Missouri hospital throws out the partner of gay patient, has him arrested and refuses to allow him into the hospital.

raw story.com

Since news reports are not in depth, more may come out on this story.  At the outset, it looks pretty heinous.

It hits home for me as a recent hospital patient and ongoing medical patient due to cancer.  At the hospital where I had my surgery, staff accepted my partner completely, allowed him to stay in my room with me as I recovered.  Surgeon and nurses included him in the entire process.  It made a world of difference.  Because we are married, he was able to get time off work to provide care during my recovery.

It really matters.

When I had the initial pain episode that led to this diagnosis, the ambulance insisted on taking me to the nearest hospital, which happened to be a Catholic hospital.  They allowed my partner to be with me in the ER, but I don't know how long that would have lasted.  The ER doctor was pretty obnoxious, but I think that was just his personality.  Since my health plan "repatriates" patients to their own hospitals, I was glad they transported me to the hospital where I stayed.

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 11, 2013 at 8:26am

I would never support violence of any kind but in this world I wonder how come the biggest instigator in the universe is that hate group known as The Catholic Church has not inspired a Cathophobic response. It's proof that gay people who are hiding deep in the closet are the most offensive homophobes.  They have initiated hatred, violence and murder for many centuries and they are still at it. Most of the crap going on in France over gay marriage is at the bidding of the Catholic Church.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 8, 2013 at 1:50pm

Gay rights activists, topless protesters greet Putin

Reuters news article

Russian President Vladimir Putin laughed off a protest against him by topless women in Germany on Monday, joking that he liked what he had seen, and was later greeted by gay rights protesters in Amsterdam.

Three members of the women's rights group Femen, which has staged protests against Russia's detention of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot around Europe, disrupted his visit to a trade fair in the German city of Hanover focusing on Russian business.

They stripped to the waist and shouted slogans calling the Russian leader a "dictator" before being covered up and bundled away by security men.

"Regarding this performance, I liked it," grinned Putin at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that it had helped to promote the trade fair.

"I did not catch what they were shouting, I did not even see if they were blondes, brunettes or chestnut-haired ..."  

What a sexist pig. 

Comment by Jim Greenamyer on April 4, 2013 at 11:29pm

@Dallas the Phallus:  Thanks for the hysterical laughter before bed.:-)

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2013 at 10:59am

Grinning cat, thanks for the link.  I read the article.  Kind of odd, tone deaf in many ways.  But also, showing some introspection.  Forced introspection but even that's an improvement.

If the republicans can give up their addiction to the religious right - fostered by Macchiavellians back to, what, Nixon?  Reagan? and concentrate on a philosophy that encompasses economic responsibility, and conservation of resources (conservatism?) as opposed to strip mining them, and back to "main street" business as opposed to mega massive ubercorporations, and "mind-your-own-business" social philosophy instead of govt intrusion into private lives, then they might have a better chance.

Actually, Repubs are not doing as bad as I would like.  They are in the Majority in congress.  The could overtake the senate in the next election, with attractive-enough candidates.  

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 2, 2013 at 10:52am

Grinning Cat, I have a HUGE confession to make......I pretended to be 28 years old once again and I took the survey.  I hope that doesn't skew their official results.  :) 

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 2, 2013 at 9:46am

There's a survey, "How Do YOU View the Republican Party", that John Aravosis wrote about on AmericaBLOG.

You know the Republicans are panicking when they ask their members if they should still be opposed to gay marriage, abortion, and marijuana. But that’s what a new RNC survey does, much to the chagrin, one would imagine, of the party’s “family values” base.

The survey is aimed at under-30s of any political affiliation. One of the questions is "What would a Republican have to do or say to get you to vote for her/him?" Whether the survey is actually official (and deniable?) or not, maybe they need to hear from us!

Aravosis again:

... the RNC now lists gays along with other groups that are discriminated against, implicitly acknowledging that gay rights are civil rights....

The final question, that’s perhaps the most surprising, is the RNC asking people what their sexual orientation is.... die-hard GOPers like to claim that ... it’s “just a sex practice.” But this survey treats it as far more....

Oh, and Dear RNC, “in the closet” is not a sexual orientation.

One of the final questions is "Do you go to church or consider yourself religious or spiritual?"

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8PXHD8Y

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on April 2, 2013 at 8:15am

I used to tell people I had a Republican friend.  But I lied, I just have to admit the fact that I am prejudice.  If my daughter came home with one I'd throw them both out. It's a proven fact that most Republicans are mentally challenged and every thing they do is guided by this invisable man who lives in the sky. Most kids outgrow their invisable friend but not the Republican ones.  Now we find that the only reason they get married is to get a handout from the Government, is there no limit to their anti social behavior?

 

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