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: 2 hours ago

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 Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 12:23pm

Carl, thanks for your words.  I agree with you completely.

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 12:23pm

More on that Florida church.  They riled up many people, and the internet backlash was formidable.  Which I find very rewarding.

A couple of the comments,

Well, you are a shining example of why I no longer believe in God...if a loving God existed, He would not allow people like you to use His name to harm others."

"In Timothy 2:8 we read: 'I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array.' Which is why you also don't allow funeral arrangements for women with braided hear or who wear jewelry. Am I right?

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 9, 2014 at 11:52am

Three very interesting stories.  I  hope the Ugandan parade succeeds without any violent confrontations or injuries.  I just wish people were allowed to live their lives as they naturally were born.  Those are some very brave and courageous people in Uganda. 

The guy in Vancouver?  What a nut-case.  Girl, pleeze! 

How terrible to drop a bombshell on a grieving family the night before a scheduled funeral service.  Does this "pastor" has ANY sense of decency?  Apparently not.  And some people still wonder why we seek equal protection. 

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 10:33am

Gay Pride parade in Uganda.  Which is about as courageous as having a Jewish Pride parade in Iran.  Amazing and wonderful.

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 10:30am

FLorida church cancels funeral when the pastor discovers the deceased was a gay man with a grieving husband.

This week in Christian-Love™

Comment by Daniel W on August 9, 2014 at 10:25am

Radical Christian paraded in Vancouver  Canada gay pride parade in short shorts, "With his revealing shorts, bright pink hair and a shirt that read “The Flying Spaghetti Monster Is Gay,” to hand out fake condoms that were really antigay christian tracts...."Whatcott set up a fake phone number and website to support his ruse."  

"In the “gospel condom” that he distributed to parade-goers, Whatcott claims that everyone is “anatomically heterosexual” and that gay people “suffer grievously because of their sin.”

So, he uses fake phone number and fake website, and dresses as a fake "gay guy", faking a fake religion, to pass out fake condoms containing christian literature.

But Jesus is real?

This week in Christian-Truth™. 

Comment by Daniel W on July 23, 2014 at 10:42pm

Then again, maybe so did the rest of the nation.  And the supreme court.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 22, 2014 at 1:50pm

I read that when Dubya ran for gov. the 1st time, some Texans actually thought they were voting for the former prez.   Duh.

Comment by Daniel W on July 22, 2014 at 12:15pm

Good point!  The sad thing is Austin is considered the progressive blueberry in the reactionary Texas oatmeal.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 22, 2014 at 9:54am

LOL!

Any electorate that would vote for Dubya  AND Rick Perry for governor has major brain damage.

 

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