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Related to Don the Con's pick for Secretary of Education, known to be hostile to the whole idea of public schools:
What Trump Really Means When He Talks About "Government Schools" (Mother Jones)
(good discussion of framing in the service of "free-market-trumps-all" (so to speak), "I've got mine, screw you" right-wingers.)
I would love to attend that dance party. I so love when the trolls get trolled. LOL
[Progressive Secular Humanist]
Activists Host ‘Queer Dance Party’ Outside Mike Pence’s House
Daniel, that's oranges and apples.
BB so what you are saying is, Orange is the new Black? :-)
I agree, Carl. We should be as nice to the orange guy as they were to the black guy.
Oh, and to those people who have exclaimed that Trump's not even in office yet and to wait and see what happens...I say, Puleeeze!! Really?! Get real.
Like I've been saying to my family, friends, and acquaintances...there's absolutely NOTHING good about any aspect of a Trump administration. This really is a dire situation.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Could Make Life Hell for LGBT Youth
Senators must ask if a socially conservative crusader intends to protect gay and transgender students. Lives are at stake.
DeVos’s stance on LGBT rights is not known—she has declined to comment ahead of the confirmation hearings—but there are, to put it mildly, reasons for concern. The DeVos family has been the primary funder of some of the most anti-LGBT organizations in the country, to the tune of more than $200 million. Her father-in-law, Richard DeVos, was one of the first mega-funders of the Christian right in the 1970s, and his foundation is now a fixture at The Gathering, the Woodstock of Christian right funders, and a major funder of Focus on the Family. The DeVos Center for Religion and Society at the Heritage Foundation has promoted a quasi-theocratic worldview. And Betsy DeVos’s father, Edgar Prince, was a founder of the Family Research Council.
Ruth, I never expected marriage equality, and in decades past would not have devoted emotional capital to the idea. I just never thought it would happen. But others who were smarter than I, pushed it forward, and it happened. For me, the issue with Clinton was not so much that she changed her mind, but that she was so mendacious about it in the first place, making speeches about how marriage had always been, everywhere, for one man and one woman, which we know is bullshit - there are many cultures and civilizations, especially historic, in many places, where marriage was at least a wealthy or prominent man, and his harem - Chinese royalty and upper class, Arab, Hebrew, well documented in the Bible, and various creative arrangements. It was an outright, self-aggrandizing lie in the beginning. Then when she flipped, she attacked people who said she flipped, rather than saying, as Obama did, "My thoughts evolved as I learned more".
How the black church uses and abuses its gay members. This is especially vile for a community that benefited greatly by a gay man who mentored and inspired Martin Luther King Jr, was demonized and ostracized from that movement, Bayard Rustin.
This is as if to say, "It's wrong, and evil, to discriminate against, and demonize people like me. God says it's wrong! It's right to discriminate against THEM! God says we should!"
From the article, Burrell's Church of God in Christ "COGIC cannot deny that the church get its Jesus dance on and Amen shouts to a black gay male queer gospel aesthetic every Sunday and no one knows it better than Burrell herself."
Where I get some hope is how fast many were to condemn Burrel's churchly hate speech.
One weird thought, that I won't read too much in, because it's like translating from someone's mind, is that on her sermon and speaking generically to LGBT people, Burrell said "“I love you and God loves you, but God hates the sin in you and me.” What is the sin in her - is she gay?
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