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

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Way of the Mister: Murder the Gays!!! (Brian Dalton)

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Comment by Grinning Cat on March 20, 2014 at 2:56pm

Susan, sk8eycat, LOL! Excellent analogies to people protesting equal marriage. (And I like the skating cat!)

Joan, thanks for introducing us to Al Vernacchio's TED talk explaining the problems in the baseball metaphors for sexuality, and proposing an inclusive, cooperative, delicious one: pizza!

I'll share it in Secular Sexuality as well.

A good complement to his talk is Carly Dreyfus's article "To Slide or to Slice? Finding a positive sexual metaphor".

(As Dreyfus points out, nobody gets consigned to hell for liking pineapple, spam, and M&M's on their pizza!)

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on March 20, 2014 at 2:36pm

Unfortunately, Westboro Baptist Church might well keep spreading their brand of vitriol.

Apparently Fred Phelps Sr. was excommunicated from his own church last August for "advocating a kinder approach between church members." (This after a board of male elders won a power struggle against Shirley Phelps-Roper, until recently their longtime spokeswoman.)

A Daily Kos author writes that Phelps unwittingly left a positive legacy, of making people realize they couldn't be on the site of hatred, venom, and bigotry. "People who hadn't protested anything before found ... they had to make their voices heard."

Comment by sk8eycat on March 20, 2014 at 12:54pm

Some days I wish there really was a hell..."Ding-Dong!  The Phred is dead!"  finally.  He caused enough pain and anguish for other people, and I wish he could get it all back...a"an hundredfold."

Perhaps the "loyal" children will grow up and learn a few things about real life.

"I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be. He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely dusty end."

From the thoughtful and classy George Takei
I'm not as classy as Sensei Takei

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2014 at 2:41pm

Acknowledges laughter:

Untitled

Comment by Susan Stanko on March 16, 2014 at 12:56pm

LOL, Sk8eycat!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 16, 2014 at 12:41pm
Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2014 at 11:55am

Or...a person walks into a subway, and gets angry when they sell him/her a ticket to Lower Manhattan instead of a sandwich.

Comment by Susan Stanko on March 16, 2014 at 8:55am

I have seen a post many times on Facebook.  A person walks into subway wanting to order their favorite sub and get irate when the person ahead of them doesn't order the sub the person wanted.

That is what people sound like when they say gay marriage affects them.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 16, 2014 at 1:04am

What I have never understood is why the CRASStians seem to think that straight marriages can be "threatened" by any form of same-sex marriage...

I sorta like the idea of polyandry, myself....tee-hee!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 16, 2014 at 12:23am

Oh my gosh, Sk8eycat!  I love that Ricky Gervais quote. 

 

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