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: Nov 16

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 sk8eycat on April 6, 2015 at 10:33pm

I thought The Onion was a satire/parody site, not real news. 

That pizza place isn't worth $840,000; whatta rip-off.  (IF that headline is true.)

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2015 at 10:30pm

A more gracious and probably better response than I have in my emotions to give.

Comment by Daniel W on April 6, 2015 at 9:09pm

As always, TheOnion.com gets it right.  All that money, $840,000  to the anti-gay-marriage pizza place.  Barronelle Stutzman , the florist who got herself into trouble by refusing flowers for a gay wedding, just made $87,000 for her trouble.    Will someone please come to me for gay wedding services so I can refuse and make beaucoup $$$ for my suffering?

It is kind of interesting that a seedy pizza place made all of that money, not by actually refusing service, but by stating they would refuse service if a gay couple wanted them to cater their wedding with their cardboard-like pizzas.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 5, 2015 at 11:27am

There's still nothing like hate to generate votes.

Comment by Daniel W on April 4, 2015 at 10:21pm

Huckabee's boyfriend must have dumped him.  He's in antigay-overload.  Or, is he pandering to evangelicals in hope for a presidential bid?  He wouldn't be that cynical and manipulative would he?  Such a good christian?

"militant gays put pressure on Indiana and Arkansas"

"gay activists won't stop until there are no more churches"

" Huckabee labeled the support of equality and the LGBT community from companies like Apple, Salesforce, and Angie's List as "bizzarre," and their CEOs as "capitulating" to the left. He called the outrage across the nation "a phony crisis."

Of course, Huckleberry Hound earlier claimed "having to accept gay marriage was like telling Jews to serve “bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli”.

Meanwhile, the almost forgotten and ever vile Ann Coulter had to get into it, "The small town owners of pizzeria have more Christian courage than most Christian leaders and certainly the Republican party. The one thing every Christian should have is courage. Go out and fight. You’re afraid of being sneered at by the New York Times? “Most people would rather risk getting Ebola that being called a homophobe or racist.”

Shit.  The season of hypocritical bile is upon us.

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2015 at 9:43pm

Good news for LGBT-Americans - Governor Pence will enslave

Christians to serve us! I think I need a good house cleaning christian slave, and maybe one to mow the lawn. And the car really needs washing.

Well, maybe it's not going to go quite that far.

Comment by Daniel W on April 2, 2015 at 9:35pm

Such a great perspective - It's OK to discriminate against gays here because they hang us in Iran.

Comment by Daniel W on March 22, 2015 at 7:56am

First woman bishop in the Church of England, says (I'm paraphrasing), "I got my equality, against BIblical command and tradition so screw you, LGBT people!  In the nicest possible mealy mouthed way".

Ah religion, brings out "the best" in people.  Especially the insiders, and among those, especially the newest insiders.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2015 at 8:17pm

It was silly to pit Hitchens and Fry vs. the Archbishop and Widdecombe. It presented a lost opportunity for some stimulating thinking. In this case, it was raw comedy. 

Debate: Atheists vs Christians (Hitchens / Fry vs Archbishop / Widd...

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2015 at 7:15pm

Bertold, I have seen our side of that debate multiple times, and the dynamic duo of Hitchens and Fry are positively devastating.  By comparison, Widdecombe is shrill and the bishop vacuous ... and they were roundly and thoroughly DRUBBED.

 

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