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: on Thursday

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 Grinning Cat on April 7, 2017 at 12:28pm

Pat's welcome to my thoughts and prayers... it's literally the least I can do.

So we as LGBTQ* people are simply, unremarkably accepted by a lot of society outside his conservative religious bubble? And the "problem" with that is...?

BTW, plenty of snark over in the comments at Friendly Atheist: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/04/03/pat-roberts...

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 7, 2017 at 11:19am

Pray for poor Pat!

Pat Robertson Is Being Dominated By Homosexuals


Progressive Secular Humanist

"When Robertson talks about LGBT people “dominating” the cultural shift, he’s really referring to the fact that people no longer have an automatic revulsion to them. In his world, acting on one’s homosexuality is an unforgivable sin. Outside his bubble, though, more and more people don’t give a damn. Live and let live. Don’t worry what other people do in the privacy of their bedrooms." [Friendly Atheist - Hemant Mehta]


Mehta is correct. Robertson is angry that gays and lesbians are no longer ignored and/or stigmatized by mainstream media, and are now often portrayed with the simple dignity and respect all people deserve.


Bottom line: For Robertson, and the conservative Christian worldview he represents, being gay is immoral. The irony, of course, is that the only immorality here is Robertson’s ugly and mean-spirited anti-gay rhetoric.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 4, 2017 at 12:28pm

Richard Nixon discussing All In The Family and homosexuality in the early 1970s.

"You see, homosexuality, immorality in general...These are the enemies of strong societies.  That's why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it.  They're trying to destroy us."  

Decades later we're still hearing the same ridiculous verbiage.  These folks are a one pony show.  

Comment by Loren Miller on April 3, 2017 at 10:19pm

GC, ordinarily I'd say go to Kamar-Taj and see if you can enlist the help of The Ancient One or Kaecilius... but we weren't part of that casting call. [chuckle]

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 3, 2017 at 10:12pm

No weather machine, no demons... they never come when I call... where are those fabulous powers we've been promised? :)

Comment by Loren Miller on April 3, 2017 at 7:22pm

Jackoffs like that guy give new meaning to the word, "batshit."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 7:01pm

All I've got to say is where are those fucking demons when we need them?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 26, 2017 at 12:57pm
If all it took was cake to become saved, I would be a radical fundamentalist by now.
Comment by Plinius on March 25, 2017 at 2:16pm

sad..

Comment by Daniel W on March 25, 2017 at 10:54am

I didn't know whether this belonged in the gay group, the food group, or the news group, but here it is.

Gay man, antichristian gay bar owner, "saved" by 2 former prostitutes, who baked him a cake and anointed it.  When he ate the cake, the "power of God hit him".  He was thus delivered from his life of sin.

I admit, I might be saved by a good German Chocolate cake with that coconut - walnut frosting.  Maybe that is the "anointing".

 

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