LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends

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

Members: 18
Latest Activity: on Thursday

Forum is now open for comments only, due to limited moderation.

The original creator has been absent 8 years.  She may no longer identify as Lesbian or as Atheist, but could still experience discrimination due to being listed as creator of this group.  This group does come up on internet search with this person, and her photo photo, as group creator.  We live in era when discrimination can be expected to increase on many fronts.

I moderated since that time. On several occasions, I requested that another member moderate, but was unable to find a volunteer who would actively moderate content.

Please be aware, posts left active on this group, especially discussion forum, can be hazardous to members, even ones who have been gone for many years.  In most states and countries, there is no protection for LGBT people regarding employment, housing, or employment.  The same is true regarding atheists.  Some members may not even be aware of discrimination, and may not be aware that their old posts and images are still there to come back and haunt them.  Posts and the membership list are visible on internet searches.

There has been at least one case of a member of Atheist Nexus experiencing employment discrimination due to their membership. 

Another member of Atheist Nexus was murdered in India, in 2011 (Ajita Kamal).  As far as I can tell, the perpetrator and motive were never found, but Kamal was a known atheist, and known atheists are frequently targeted for brutal killings in South Asia.

Any member who posts, without having their own photo or name on their screen name and avatar, is expressing implied agreement, by default, about the importance of privacy, even on the internet.

A controversial group needs an active moderator, who will look out for the needs and safety of the members, as much as possible in such a forum.

As has recently been done, posts on Atheist Nexus are subject to screenshots.  They are also be subject to internet search.

I recommend that interested members start a new LGBT group, so that there is no issue with long absent group creator and no longer having a moderator.  Until that time, this group is open for a rolling comment wall.  I am not able to expire comments without closing the entire comment page, due to host program (Ning) limitations on moderation.

Daniel W.

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Comment by Loren Miller on July 4, 2015 at 9:47am

Religion tells you how YOU should behave.  In the US, that does NOT mean that you then get to tell everyone else how to behave.  THAT is Freedom OF and FROM Religion.

This is the message that most believers who disparage gay rights have yet to get.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 4, 2015 at 9:38am

Here is my favorite reaction to the original video on Queerty's Website:

Comment by Daniel W on July 4, 2015 at 9:24am

More on the CatholicVote stupid video - in which young actors pretend to be persecuted because they are against marriage equality, and get all tearful about it.   "I'm a little different" "I haved gay friends" -

TheYoungTurks had their say-

Really discussed well, I thought. Although I'm a little different. One of the commenters on that video said - "Gay people are unnatural and will burn in hell. I'm good friends with lots of gay people." Which I ASSUME is satire of the video.
Another parody.


Another commentary.


As for the original video, currently 29720 "down" votes, and 2364 "up" votes.

Really for me a take home lesson of, people are way too sophisticated to fall for a slick disingenuous "O I'm such a victim" bit of Catholic bigotry and mendacity with nice "Chariots of Fire" type background music.
Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 4, 2015 at 9:11am

Hi, BJ.  Welcome to the group.  Glad to have you here. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 4, 2015 at 8:03am
BJ, welcome!
Comment by bj on July 4, 2015 at 6:53am
I'm new glad to be here.
Comment by Daniel W on July 3, 2015 at 12:35pm

If you need a job, there are some openings in Tennessee.  Entire county clerk's office resigned rather than work in an office that might possibly some day maybe have a gay couple want to get married.

Pinknews.com

"“It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.”

Meanwhile there's a county in office that won't let anyone get married.  Everyone will just have to live in sin.

Comment by Daniel W on July 2, 2015 at 11:05pm
Bertold, that parody was amazing! They even got in transracialism! What a riot!

I saw a couple of things about the antigay hatefest "audacity". I would love to write a filmscript reversing the idea. Maybe a movie version of "The Handmaid's Tale" - or was that already done?

Joan, I agree with you, laughing is better.

Ruth, thanks for the cartoon and map. What a change!
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 2, 2015 at 10:37pm

from cheezburger

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 2, 2015 at 10:30pm

 

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