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Nontheist lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people & friends.

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on May 20, 2016 at 10:02am

I'm a pretty upbeat and optimistic person but sometimes I just want to give up on the future of humanity. Overly religious extremists may be a fringe part of our society by the numbers, but they sure are running the show by holding a disproportionate amount of government positions. I guess what annoys me most is that anyone in the same political party who may seemingly have moderate views votes for these measures as to not buck the party label.  Pathetic.

And at the federal level as well.  Case in point...

Lawmakers vote down LGBT rights measure

"Shouts of "Shame, shame, shame," erupted in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday as Republican lawmakers narrowly defeated legislation to protect the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of government contractors."

Good statement revisions, Joan and Grinning Cat.  You two, and the rest of you here, are the best of humanity.!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2016 at 2:06am

Grinning Cat, I love it!

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 20, 2016 at 1:05am

Bertold and Joan, those Texas Republicans would surely love this version:

"Christianity is a chosen lifestyle that is contrary to the fundamental truths that have been revealed in nature, recognized by our nation's founders, and shared by many rational people. Christianity must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include couples united in Christian ceremonies. We oppose the granting of special tax exemptions or legal entitlements or creation of special status for Christian behavior, regardless of state of origin. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose Christianity out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values."

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 19, 2016 at 9:25pm

Only in election years do we have such nonsense floating in the air. Not. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 19, 2016 at 9:24pm

Bertold, try this version on for an alternative: 

Homosexuality is a fact of evolution that is in line with other evolutionary developments of flora and fauna. Homosexuality must be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle in public policy, and family is to be redefined to include people who love each other. We support the granting of special legal entitlements for loving behavior, regardless of the state of origin. We support protection for any criminal or civil acts against homosexuality out of knowledge, science, and trust in humanist values.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 19, 2016 at 9:22pm

Pandering to the crazies always pays off.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 19, 2016 at 8:22pm

Brought to you as an official plank in the adopted platform of those fun-loving Texas Repuglicans:

  • "Homosexuality is a chosen behavior that is contrary to the fundamental unchanging truths that has been ordained by God in the Bible, recognized by our nation's founders, and shared by the majority of Texans. Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples. We oppose the granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. We oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values."
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 7, 2016 at 6:42pm

I agree, Daniel. Let those people who believe faith is the way to make decisions and laws have no place in a rational society. They don't seem to know how to negotiate or compromise. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on May 7, 2016 at 2:07pm

One thing is a bit sad about Roy Moore's situation: if he's found guilty and removed from the bench a second time, he'll be free to run for governor and very possibly win.

Alabamans reelected him to the state's high court in 2012, after he was removed in 2003 for defying a federal court's order, upheld on appeal, to remove his Ten Commandments monument from Alabama's supreme court building.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 7, 2016 at 12:20pm

Such sad news:

Alabama Chief Justice Moore suspended for rejecting legalization of same-sex marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended on Friday for defying the legalization of marriage equality, AL.com reported.

Moore was suspended after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed ethics charges against him. Moore will now be tried by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, and could be removed from the bench if found guilty.

The commission’s move was spurred by complaints by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which released a statement saying Moore had “disgraced” his position.

Raw Story article here.

 

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