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.

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

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Daniel W.

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Comment by sk8eycat on February 11, 2015 at 6:58pm

Daniel, you could dress as the guy in the parable about the man who was to marry 10 virgins on the same night.  IF you can find 10 genuine virgins to go along with the joke....

Comment by Daniel W on February 11, 2015 at 5:04pm
So far NOM has consistently failed. Their lues are obvious. I suspect they will have minimal if any impact in SCOTUS either way. Their main benefit in doing that is attention and money.

Next will kkk march for the civil right of white people to marry white people?
Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 11, 2015 at 4:55pm

So true, Carl. I've yet to hear a coherent answer to how same sex marriage "threatens" any other marriage. The California judge said it best - "There's no such thing as gay marriage, there's just marriage, and everyone is entitled to it."

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 11, 2015 at 4:09pm

"...we will march for a true and just cause, for the civil right of Americans to enjoy the benefits of natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman, the foundation of society and the cradle of civilization."

These idiots are marching for the civil rights and benefits that they already enjoy.  No one has taken anything away from them!

Comment by Daniel W on February 11, 2015 at 3:49pm
I would LOVE to go to the march. I want to dress as my favorite upright biblical man of god, and hold up a sign stating "i support bible based marriage". I could be Abraham, and have companions dressed as Sarah and Hagar, ot Lot and have companions dressed as his 2 daughters; David surrounded by dizens of wives, ditto for Solomon. Was it Isiah with two sister wives?

That would be hilarious and fun! I would not disagree with the protesters- just support them with the true and holy bible rightous examples.
Comment by Grinning Cat on February 11, 2015 at 2:33pm

Thanks for that video, Daniel!

Bertold, "Sanctity of Marriage Alabama", on their Facebook page, is unwittingly demonstrating the parallel between racial discrimination and gender and sexual-orientation discrimination, the parallel they and NOM are denying:

(Left side) In 1963, it was a Civil Rights issue and Alabama was wrong (Right side) In 2015, it is a Moral issue and Alabama is right (Bottom) Those who stand on God's Law will be on the right side of history (Left side background: black-and-white photo of white protesters [in front of Little Rock, Ark. state capitol, c.1959] holding signs, "RACE MIXING is COMMUNISM", "STOP the race mixing - march of the [ANTI]CHRIST".) (Right side background: color photo of about eight protesters holding signs, "PROTECT GOD'S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE", "MARRIAGE = 1 MAN + 1 WOMAN".) (Left side bible quotes) "God created man in his own image." Genesis 1:27 - "There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all." Romans 10:12 (Right side bible quotes) "...male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27 - "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination." Leviticus 18:22(They're also demonstrating their religiously-based animus, which will look really good to the Supreme Court! :-)

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 11, 2015 at 1:59pm

The National Organization for Marriage is planning a massive "march on Washington" in April, and they've sent out a fundraising invitation letter to the nation comparing this effort to the original 1963 march for equal rights, replete with attempts at comparing their own efforts to those of MLK.

I can't promise you that we will have a historic speech like Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech, nor can I promise you 250,000 people will come to Washington, but I can promise you this: we will march for a true and just cause, for the civil right of Americans to enjoy the benefits of natural marriage, the union of one man and one woman, the foundation of society and the cradle of civilization.

. . . . You see, this is our last, best chance to demonstrate to the justices of the United States Supreme Court that the American people are opposed to redefining marriage and will not sit idly by while the elite and unaccountable judges rip marriage from the social foundations of society.

Comment by Daniel W on February 10, 2015 at 11:21am

Added a nice video to the txt box.  Lot of truth in that video, and sweet to boot.

Comment by Daniel W on February 10, 2015 at 10:56am

Mr. Brautigan, the species is Homo sexual.  That's different from the species Homo sapiens.

Mr. Cat, that's probably one of the few times that the voter count issue acted in our favor.  Although, I recall many elections were "protect us from the homos" was a major push to get the xenophobes to the ballot.  If my faulty memory serves, something to the effect of Karl Rove's "God, guns, and gays" campaign strategy.  Maybe Slovaks are too lazy for that to work, or maybe they are not as homophobic as Americans are.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on February 10, 2015 at 10:46am

Yes, our man Frankie also just appointed a slew of new rabidly homophobic cardinals. I guess he hasn't seen The Birdcage.

 

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