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 Saturday

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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 23, 2015 at 3:40pm

LoL sk8ey cat, on “I wonder if the churches will ever be as financially bankrupt as they are morally.  (Then all the land they own could be put to better use, for one thing.)”

Enjoyed your video, Loren!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 23, 2015 at 2:39pm

Change means leaving behind old rules that define who one is, what one's purpose in life is, and how one should think and act, even if the thoughts and actions do not fulfill the needs of the individual or the family. 

Change? What? No god? No angels? No Jesus? No heaven or hell? No obedience or submission? No morals? No rules? No bible? 

Who can a religious person trust if he or she can't trust in the words of the holy or the beliefs of the ancestors? 

Change means having to find the difference between right and wrong for oneself. It means there is no god to hear prayers or no Jesus to save. If he or she has no one or thing in which to put one's faith, how is one to know how to act, what to think, how to love, who to hate? 

Change means not having dominion over wives and children for men and not having a husband or father to control one's life for women. 

Change to what? Chaos? Disorder? Anarchy? Turmoil?  A woman cannot possibly allow that to happen; A man cannot permit it.

After all, the bible is holy! God exists and judges! Jesus sacrificed himself for others! Tradition maintains order! Change cannot possibly happen.  

Comment by Loren Miller on June 23, 2015 at 2:16pm

Would someone care
For a breath of fresh air?



There ... and I don't even use Tylenol.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 19, 2015 at 9:30pm

There sure are a lot of nekkid emperors still parading around!  I wonder if the churches will ever be as financially bankrupt as they are morally.  (Then all the land they own could be put to better use, for one thing.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 19, 2015 at 7:40pm

It is the hypocrisy that amazes me. I guess I am still a naive girl who believes priests and police keep us safe. ye gads! How foolish my thoughts.  

Telling the truth, out loud, so others can hear me, is not the bad thing I learned as a child. "If you can't say something nice about someone don't say anything!" 

That is just plain bullshit! Another "truism" bites the dust. 

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

Former Archbishop of St. Paul, John Nienstedt, as is the wont of those fun-loving Catholics, metastasized hypocrisy into an art form by a.) spending $800K of the Catholics'  cash in the attempt to squelch marriage equality in Minnesota and b.) repeatedly coercing priests into having sex with him. I guess for the Catholics sauce for the goose ain't nothin like sauce for the gander.

Comment by Daniel W on June 18, 2015 at 8:44pm
You're all much more optimistic about people than I am. I can't get out of my head the idea that it's just scapegoating and clannishness. So many people just need the demonizable "other" to crucify. And the scape goat - "I'm not perfect but at least I'm not one of those disgusting perverts" and then make up more evils, so the demonized other is even more vile, justifying the hatred.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 18, 2015 at 4:35pm

Comment by sk8eycat on June 18, 2015 at 11:42am

Religion is the sacred meaning of their existence

That's more pathetic than collecting "friends" on FlakesBook.

Comment by sk8eycat on June 18, 2015 at 11:12am

My parents never (or rarely) talked about any "good old daze."  When my dad finally earned his MBA in 1932 (with the aid of an extremely wealthy aunt) the only job he could get was driving a gasoline tanker truck over Cajon Pass....armed.

The most thrilling thing in my mother's life (and mine) was the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

Neither parent ever looked back with nostalgia, except for the times they went to concerts at the Hollywood Bowl or visited the Disney Studio, always with Aunt Grace.  (She was a major backer of "Snow White.")

(I think my mother also enjoyed flying in to Salt Lake City to see her bratty daughter in the HOI chorus line....I made an ass of myself.)

 

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