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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

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

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Comment by sk8eycat on November 7, 2014 at 9:43am

Then what about the parable about the seven virgins who were all going to be married to the same man on the same night?  What did all those extra women do while their husband was busy elsewhere?  I have read in several different books and articles that in plural/polygamous families that the women usually formed special attachments to one or more of their "sister-wives."

And then there was Solomon and his 300 wives and 700 concubines.....the harem guards may have been gelded, but what about the women?

For that matter, how many wives does the King of Saudi Arabia have right now?  Who do they "sleep" with when he's not around?

Hypocrites, all of them.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 7, 2014 at 9:23am

Linking opposition to same sex marriage to dominionism rather than just religious traditionalism.

This showed up on RD today under the title Gay Marriage Isn't About Christianity So Much As Christian Nationalism

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Eerie coincidence or scholar-geist?*

From last month’s RD interview with Leslie J. Harris, associate professor of communications at the UW-Milwaukee:

I’ve become convinced that today’s debate about same-sex marriage is not simply about preserving a seemingly sacred and unchanging institution, or securing particular rights and privileges. Rather, it is about negotiating the boundaries of American-ness.

From yesterday’s RNS blog post by political science prof Daniel Bennett:

[S]ame-sex marriage is about more than morality or ideology. It is about how people view the United States of America.

*It’s been brought to my attention that this post could be read as an implication of plagiarism, which was the furthest thing from my mind. I meant only to highlight how fascinating it is that two entirely different data sets yielded a similar, though slightly unusual, conclusion.

Comment by Daniel W on November 6, 2014 at 9:44pm
I think "Pink inc." could just give a lot of campaign contributions.
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2014 at 9:37pm

If it made a shitload of money and "created jobs" we probably would. In the 2016 elections, the republicans could interview Joe the queer.

Comment by Daniel W on November 6, 2014 at 9:26pm
Justice Ginsberg had said it woukd depend on a high level disagreement to bring it to the Surreal Court. I hope she's not planning to retire soon, But her vote is not enough.

What if all LGBT people formed a corporation, Would we have rights then?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 6, 2014 at 8:56pm

Really? One day after the election??

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/06/supreme-court-gay-marriage...

Hopefully this will be a good thing in the end, but when your future depends on a coven of staunch catholics, anything goes.

Comment by Daniel W on October 30, 2014 at 10:29pm

In some settings being atheist is "worse" than being gay.  I don't know about tech industry.

Comment by Daniel W on October 30, 2014 at 7:10pm

So....

If Apple is the Scientology of tech companies, does that make Tim Cook a gay L Ron Hubbard?

 

Apple is far too intrusive into the lives and information of all of it's customers, for me to think too many good things about it.  Cool, Cook is "family".  I wish "family" wasn't so dysfunctional.

 

I suppose, coming out after he has proven himself successful at running one of the most successful companies in the world, was a risky thing.  They might have fired him.

 

 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 30, 2014 at 6:01pm

Tim Cook cont.


From San Jose Mercury News


http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_26830751/tim-cooks-essay-his...

Other prominent reactions:


"From one son of the South and sports fanatic to another, my hat's off to you, @Tim_cook." - Former President Bill Clinton, on Twitter


"Thank you Tim for showing what it means to be a real, courageous and authentic leader." - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg


"Our friend Tim Cook spoke out today -- and will help a lot of people by doing so. Leadership takes courage and we all applaud him as a leader and as a friend." - Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg


"Bravo." - Twitter CEO Dick Costolo


"@tim_cook = Courageous. Proud to work for you and be your friend." - Apple executive Philip Schiller


"Respect." - Marc Andreessen, of Andreessen Horowitz, on Twitter


"If leadership is the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives, @tim_cook embodied that today." - LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on October 30, 2014 at 5:39pm

Good news/bad news


Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, penned an article in Bloomberg Businessweek officially revealing his sexual orientation.


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-30/tim-cook-im-proud-t...


He spoke with some wisdom:


Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple.


The bad news - he said "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."


Ya win some, ya lose some.

 

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