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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 6:04pm

Per Queerty--

Coming Soon: A Virulently Homophobic Feature By Kirk Cameron’s Creationist Buddy, Ray Comfort

Grab your Bible, brimstone and buttered popcorn! Ray Comfort, a close personal pal of confirmed Creationist wackadoodle Kirk Cameron, is about to release a feature-length film called Audacity, which plumbs the depths of two hot-button issues: gay marriage and God’s unstoppered wrath.


Related: Kirk Cameron + Ray Comfort’s 150th Anniversary Edition of Darwin’s Theory Includes … Creationism

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 5:21pm

And here's the parody version.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 2, 2015 at 4:40pm

Silly! Do you remember when judges sat in judgment of others and gave long lectures, silly lectures by my standards? I listened to some silly lectures from judges when I interviewed them about family violence. I heard silly things from them, kind of like that blond hysteric woman. There is something about religion that makes people crazy, silly ... like the law enforcement officers who hit or shoot someone that does not look as they do or behave as police instruct them. Silly. Kind of reminds me of the abusive men I interviewed and listened to their tirades about how women cause men to hit women. Silly! Or the ministers I interviewed who defined women's roles and their imperative to submit. Silly! Or the police chief I interviewed who told raped women to lay back and enjoy it. Silly! 

The time is come to just laugh at these foolish people and get on with life, with all the joys, beauty, love that surrounds us. After all, we are not born to listen to foolish men and women. We are born to love, and care, and to be compassionate, and strong, and wise, and grateful for all that is so very good. 

I want to cry when I listen to such foolishness.

Laughing feels better and I can get mobilized faster if I see them as clowns! Or buffoons, or fools, or idiots, or dolts, or simpletons, or ignoramuses.

They are hate mongers, no other words fits them. I intend to be clear about how I feel about their nonsense. No need to be polit in the face of fools. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 3:49pm

Apparently to them as to most Christians being victimized means not getting to call all of the shots all of the time. They used to be able to fool all of the people all of the time (and just kill any holdouts), but the times they have a-changed.

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 2, 2015 at 3:43pm

What chutzpah for catholicvote.org to present believers in dogma and discrimination as the "victims" here!

Comment by Daniel W on July 2, 2015 at 3:07pm

@Bertold, I love reading good news!

Here is a video that's been going around regarding Catholics with a secret so shamed by society, and they feel so persecuted, they need great courage to admit it.

Reminds me of the old anti-marriage "Gathering Storm" video from several years ago. There were so many spoofs and responded to that ad, it was difficult to find the original.

That one went over like a lead balloon, too.

Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2015 at 1:51pm

Wow!  To put it at its mildest, THAT was impressive as HELL, Bertold!  Seems like there's at least one christian out there who takes what I would hope the most positive aspects of Jesus' message to heart.

Wish there were more of 'em.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 1:46pm

In contrast, here's a very different reaction in a highly unusual Christian act of contrition:

A Southern Christian Asks for Forgiveness at a Gay Pride Festival

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 2, 2015 at 7:47am

Thanks for the memories, Daniel!

She got one thing right when she said "My word isn't truth." If she's the future of Christianity, I'd say we've already won. I love that down in the comments some viewer posted for her edification Betty Bowers' explanation of "traditional marriage." That ought to straighten her right out.

Comment by Chrissie Farthing on July 1, 2015 at 10:35pm

Wow Daniel, that just proves that all the Fruit Loops don't come in a box.  She claims to have read her Bibble Book but I bet she means that someone told her about all the grody bits that she really wants to believe.  Of course, them being super

holy people they would never Lie?  That book is so right in every way, you know why, because the book says it is the truth and you are not allowed to disagree.

 

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