LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends


LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 3, 2015 at 9:48am

From JT Eberhard's Patheos column:

Bryan Fischer: Signing same-sex marriage licenses is like the Holocaust

Bryan Fischer, who runs a radio show for the American Family Association, has compared allowing families to legally form (which you’d think a “family” organization would be all about) to the mass murder of an entire class of people based solely on their inherent properties (like race or sexual orientation).

Yes, Kim Davis isn’t just denying a service to gay couples to which they’re legally entitled because she, herself, feels entitled to do so. No, no – she’s taking a bold stand against the Nazis, kind of like a moo moo-wearing Indiana Jones. Because declaring your life-long love for a person is kind of like murdering millions, right?

If you can’t tell the difference between genocide and love then you lose the right to tell anybody that your religion is good for the world. Hell, just look at what it’s done to you.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 18, 2015 at 5:12pm

So it's official (and officious!): the Republican Party wants to be BIGOTED as a matter of public policy ... and yeah, that's the way I'd put it.  That shouldn't be sugar-coated or soft-pedaled in any fashion.  Indeed, that's the mildest way I'd put it.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 18, 2015 at 4:55pm

According to ThinkProgress,

Republican National Committee Endorses Anti-Gay Discrimination

Not exactly a big surprise.

The RNC wants Congress to approve the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). This bill, which the ACLU has called “a Pandora’s Box of taxpayer-funded discrimination against same-sex couples and their children,” would prevent the federal government from acting against businesses and non-profits that discriminate against same-sex married couples. This would mean that government workers could refuse to perform their duties, and businesses and organizations — including those that operate with support of taxpayer money — would be free to discriminate.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2015 at 11:37am

And while I'm at it, here's the Daily Kos story that sourced from.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2015 at 11:35am

I would think that disqualification for a given situation under the stipulated circumstances would NOT look especially good on a justice's resume.  Exactly what the review process for Ohio justices is (presuming there is any), I don't know, but flense scar tissue enough times and the patient won't like it much!

Comment by Pat on August 11, 2015 at 11:30am

Glad to see that ruling by the Ohio Sup. Ct. Only thing is, I don't think they go far enough. If a judge is going to decline to perform one of the duties of the office based on his/her religious beliefs, then that person no longer needs to be a judge. Bias and prejudice have no place in the judiciary. Too bad Scalia and Thomas don't understand that.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 11, 2015 at 11:24am

The following just came down as a ruling by the Ohio State Supreme Court.  You can click on the image below to enlarge it:

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 8, 2015 at 7:21pm

Hey, folks, here's an article profiling several trans youth.  Each profile has an accompanying video. 

Watch these videos!!  These kids are awesome!! 

I'd have to say the same thing about their parents, as well.  

Trans Teens Are Sharing Their Inspiring Personal Stories In Hopes O...

This is part of a media campaign from the Transgender Law Center.

I'm very happy with the progress gays and lesbians have achieved but, sadly, our trans brothers and sisters have been left behind.  Too often they are left out of the LGBTQI conversation.  We need to support and defend them much more than we have. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 31, 2015 at 11:59am

Thanks Joan and Cat. Yes, the Episcopalians also had the good sense to dump the Pope!

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 31, 2015 at 8:40am

Congratulations to you and your husband, Bertold!

(And if you do go to confession, you can tell the priest they'll have to adapt to reality. :-) I know a gay man who "fired" the Catholic Church for considering him "intrinsically disordered"; he's still a theist, but happily Episcopalian -- as Robin Williams put it, "all of the pageantry, none of the guilt.")


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