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Does Obama's gay advocacy exclude trans

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Betty Bowers on PRIDE

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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

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Discrimination by nontheists?

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Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2015 at 9:00am

Child pornography at the Vatican.  The guardian.com

Also drug trafficking, money laundering.  Cocaine-stuffed condoms.  Oh wait - I thought the Catholic Empire was against condoms? 

"only six people ended up in the Vatican’s prison last year (including)...an Italian protester who climbed atop St Peter’s Basilica, and...a Femen activist who bared her breasts and grabbed a baby Jesus statue from the Vatican’s nativity scene."

Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2015 at 8:55am

Puerto Rico pastor Jose Santiago outed as former gay porn guy (I hate to use the term "actor" or "star"). Multiple stores on google. All basically the same. There are some links in the comments on Joe.my.god blog, in case no one knows what a gay porn guy does. Warning, it involves being naked and doing stuff with other naked guys and is very not safe for work unless you are a republican congressman or catholic priest.

 
'In those days I was gay and participated in homosexual activities, but God touched me, God transformed me, God gave me a woman who loves me and she loves my past"

Stories claim he is anti-gay, but it looks to me more like he's an opportunist with internalized homophobia. Headlines also list him as a priest, but he's married and looks to be more a minister of a protestant offshoot. All makes for more exciting headlines, I guess.  He claims, of course, that his god saved him from gay porn.

He's not the first to do that transition. The Reverend Bobby Blake takes a different approach, using his porn past as a way to attract attention and make money, while at the same time being against marriage equality (no links to explicit stuff provided here - that would violate terms of service).

There seems to be an entire genre of others who have made similar transitions from adult film industry to christian proselytizing industry.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 2, 2015 at 9:13am

>never be an end to the catholic war on humanity.

And [the priests] did not know how to love their God except by crucifying man.

--F.W. Nietzsche

Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2015 at 8:41am
The think progress rss aboce is interesting. Accepting gay marriage is like asking a Jew to eat bacon. Actually, it might be like asking a Jewish person to not discriminate against prople who dont folloe Jewish orthodox law. Which is not the same thing. Then again, Huckabee probably needs the money to be made drome homophobic pandering. So he can bring home the bacon.
Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2015 at 8:33am
There will never be an end to the catholic war on humanity. Too bad they never recognize a supposedly celebate but in reality sexually abusive and often pederastic clergy, as antifamily.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 2, 2015 at 7:51am

From Religious Digest's LGBT Recap

Italy: Rome recognizes civil unions; Catholic Church decries ‘anti-family itinerary’

Rome this week began to register same-sex civil unions. “Today the capital of Italy gives the signal that, in this city, love is the same for everyone,” cheered Marino Sindaco. (Translation courtesy of Google.) No cheers from the Catholic Church, which disparaged the move as an “ideological bluff.” Pink News reports that the editor of the website for the Rome diocese called the civil unions vote “a symbolic stage in an anti-family itinerary that opens up disturbing horizons damaging children.”

France: Anti-gay Catholic group buys neighboring gay bar at auction

An anti-gay Catholic organization, The Missions of Divine Mercy, bought at bankruptcy auction a gay bar in the city of Toulon. The group put out a statement that said in part, “The important of this place for the evangelization of the neighborhood is clear. The bar of Sodom will now become the pub of Mercy.”

Comment by sk8eycat on January 30, 2015 at 1:58pm

PURR-fect!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 30, 2015 at 1:57pm

Related: new research shows that transgender children as young as 5 years old are nearly indistinguishable on psychological gender-association tests from cisgender children of the same gender identity.

The study, Gender Cognition in Transgender Children, from the University of Washington, says, "Our results support the notion that transgender children are not confused, delayed, showing gender-atypical responding, pretending, or oppositional"; "transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one."

The tests included an Implicit Association Test, which measures responses that are faster by milliseconds when concepts are unconsciously paired together.

Lead author Kristina Olsen was expecting to find a difference "between the degree to which a transgender girl associated herself with girls — compared to cisgender girls — simply because, for part of that transgender girl’s life, other people called her a boy." "I had this wrong interpretation that it was a switch. But for them, that is who they are and have [always] been."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/transgender-kids-are-not-conf...

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 30, 2015 at 1:45pm

IF YOU'RE IN A PUBLIC WASHROOM AND YOU THINK A STRANGER'S GENDER DOESN'T MATCH THE SIGN ON THE DOOR, FOLLOW THESE STEPS: 1.) DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, THEY KNOW THEMSELVES BETTER THAN YOU DO.(from lesbot at tumblr)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 28, 2015 at 2:58pm

What an existential dilemma - having to vote for either a non-white person or a non-male. What to do . . . .

 

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