Monday, April 30, 2012

NORTH CAROLINA: Man Films Himself Firing A Shotgun Into Neighbor's Yard Sign Against Amendment One

NORTH CAROLINA: Man Films Himself Firing A Shotgun Into Neighbor's Yard Sign Against Amendment One


Tennessee Abandons ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Tennessee Abandons ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill: Tennessee lawmakers have decided to drop the so-called Don’t Say Gay bill, meaning that SB49 “will die with the adjournment of the 107th General Assembly.” Under the measure, elementary and middle school teachers would have been prohibited from discussing sexual activity that is not related to “natural human reproduction science.” The bill’s sponsor Rep. Joey...

Maine's Mike Heath continues to sabotage his side

Mike Heath: The truth about the vote this November is that it isn't a battle between nice people who happen to disagree. It is not important that we respect the devil. It is important that we condemn him, and those who wish to use the sexual instinct in humanity for their own ends.

Read more here.

The Conservative "Christianization" of Thomas Jefferson: A new book claims America's great champion of religious freedom and tolerance was actually just a conventionally devout and pious Christian. Sadly, millions of Americans will believe it's true.

Read more here.

Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out (TWO) Repeatedly Confronts Scott Lively at Draper Park Christian Church in Oklahoma City

TWO’s Wayne Besen Repeatedly Confronts Scott Lively at Draper Park Christian Church in Oklahoma City

Christianist defends discrimination against lesbian den mother by claiming her sexual behavior is of greater moral significance than whether or not she eats free range chickens.

...I don't understand it either, but you can read the argument--such as it is--for yourself here.

Civil Unions Close in CO: April 30 Marriage News Watch

The postman finally delivered my bride, but sadly, I've forgotten what I'm supposed to do with one. :P

Boy Scouts Board Member Quits To Protest Group’s Anti-Gay Policy

Boy Scouts Board Member Quits To Protest Group’s Anti-Gay Policy: A Board Member of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America has resigned to protest the Council’s firing of Jen Tyrrell, a den leader who was asked to leave the organization because she is gay. “I understand that this action was taken as a result of a standing policy of the...

Truth in Action Ministries Calls Homosexuality 'Slavery' and the 'Principal Threat' to Freedom

Truth in Action Ministries Calls Homosexuality 'Slavery' and the 'Principal Threat' to Freedom

Fischer: DHS Is Hording Ammunition To Use Against Us!

Fischer: Obama Thinks America is One "Giant Ku Klux Klan Meeting"

Pumpkin Boy by David Paynter

Gay Men Who Lesbian-Bash: What's Up With That?

Gay Men Who Lesbian-Bash: What's Up With That?    

Flyers In Michigan Compare Obama To Hitler’s Nazi Germany

Flyers In Michigan Compare Obama To Hitler’s Nazi Germany: An anonymous group in Grand Rapids, Michigan is distributing flyers depicting President Obama as a white man with a black mask and a Nazi swastika. “The Holocaust is coming,” the flyers read, “Hitler’s Nazi Germany has been revived in the U.S. and the target is Americans.” Voters are referred “referred to a website to sign...

Rep. Tim Huelskamp Says the 'Administration's Push for the Radical Homosexual Agenda' will Doom 'Religious Liberty'

Rep. Tim Huelskamp Says the 'Administration's Push for the Radical Homosexual Agenda' will Doom 'Religious Liberty'

Obama Warns GOP Could Bring Back Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Obama Warns GOP Could Bring Back Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: President Obama warned supporters during a fundraiser in McLean, Virginia on Sunday evening that Republicans would reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell if they regain power in 2012. “You know something about that in Virginia; the kinds of nonsense that’s been going on,” Obama began. “But that’s all across the country. When you have folks who...

Conservatives Urge Cameron To Abandon Marriage Equality Push

Conservatives Urge Cameron To Abandon Marriage Equality Push: Conservative lawmakers in Britain are speaking out against Prime Minister David Cameron’s push for a measure legalizing same-sex marriage and reports indicate that “Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin has privately assured anxious Tory backbenchers that the Prime Minister’s same-sex marriage plan will ‘not come to a vote’.” Lawmakers are also warning Cameron “that a Tory rebellion...

Barber: Contraception Mandate Just Like Being Forced To Kill Your Family

LaBarbera Attacks Republicans Who 'Have a Homosexual Problem,' Floats Anti-Gay Third Party

LaBarbera Attacks Republicans Who 'Have a Homosexual Problem,' Floats Anti-Gay Third Party

Dan Savage and the Truth by John Shore

Dan Savage and the Truth

North Carolina's anti-gay Amendment One

This is how North Carolina's Amendment One question will appear on the ballot:

[__] For [__] Against

Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.

"On May 8th, make history. Don't repeat it."

every1against1





Romney’s Inconsistent Reaction To Massachusetts’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Romney’s Inconsistent Reaction To Massachusetts’ Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: The Los Angeles Times offers this review of Mitt Romney’s response to Massachusetts’ Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Romney used the issue as an opportunity to build a national profile among conservative voters — and despite running on a platform of expanding equal rights for gays and lesbians, sought to defuse the Court’s...

God Warns Obama: Let Israel Defend Itself!

Amily

SCOTLAND: Christian Group To Send Anti-Gay Fliers To Every Glasgow Home

SCOTLAND: Christian Group To Send Anti-Gay Fliers To Every Glasgow Home






Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay

Homophobic? Maybe You’re Gay

A broad anti-gay initiative in North Carolina threatens basic rights.

Bigotry on the Ballot

Conservative Groups Accuse Dan Savage Of ‘Bullying’ After He Highlights Hypocrisy In The Bible

Conservative Groups Accuse Dan Savage Of ‘Bullying’ After He Highlights Hypocrisy In The Bible: Christian conservative groups are condemning Dan Savage — the founder of the anti-bullying It Gets Better project — for “bullying” religious students who walked out of a recent lecture in which the popular sex columnist pointed out “the hypocrisy of people who justify anti-gay bigotry by pointing to the Bible and insisting that we must...

Iran executes ‘gangster’ for allegedly engaging in ‘unlawful’ same-sex activity

Iran executes ‘gangster’ for allegedly engaging in ‘unlawful’ same-sex activity

Interesting infographics

Check it out here.

Nietzsche: 'I will not deceive, not even myself'; and with that we stand on the ground of morality.



Anita Bryant - "Paper Roses"

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'I will not deceive, not even myself'; and with that we stand on the ground of morality.

--Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science


This sentence captured my attention about twenty-five years ago when I first read it, and it has stuck with me ever since. It is a radical departure from my earliest moral training. As a small child, I was taught that we were supposed to love our neighbor. Love is the cornerstone of Christianity, and many Christians put a great deal of effort into trying to love others. But I think because love in the Christian religion has so often been proffered as a commandment rather than a worthy but sometimes unattainable goal, it has lead to emotional dishonesty. And this is why I immediately noticed a disconnect between the Christian morality that I was brought up with and the morality Nietzsche was advocating.

I have met many real and genuine people who identify as Christian, but nearly all of my life I have felt a special kind of dread of a specific kind of Christian. When I was younger, I couldn’t quite explain why certain Christians disturbed me, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but eventually I figured it out. And no, I’m not talking about the hellfire and brimstone variety--although they can be most troublesome, too. It’s the smiley face Christians who make me feel intensely awkward, the ones who never admit to having negative emotions. They are never true, and when talking to them, I can’t help but hear false notes all over the place. Because they believe they are commanded to love, they can’t bring themselves to admit they fall short from day to day. They turn love into something that’s plastic and phony. I guess they think they can fake it and no one will notice, but I notice. I think that many of them have faked it for so long they don’t really know what honest love is.

I suspect that many gay Christians are susceptible to being sucked into “ex-gay” therapy because they were raised to lie about their emotions. To be “ex-gay” is to pretend to be something you’re not. To be “ex-gay” is to convince yourself that you can ignore your real emotions and substitute them with emotions you think you should have. For those who believe they’ve been commanded to love and are loath to admit that they fail in this task, pretending that they’ve overcome your homosexuality is just more of the same.

This great pretense of love can cause people to be passive in the face of injustice. I have seen how certain Christians will turn a blind eye to some terrible things, especially when those things are done by fellow Christians. I have also seen how some rationalize their hostility by defining it as love. If you’re an outsider caught between these two types of Christians, then God help you. On the one hand you have the passive, phony ones who offer you platitudes and large grins that mask their true feelings, and on the other, you have those who will gladly lash out at you and ignore your pleas for mercy and call what they do love. These two groups are part of a mutual admiration society. They have a vested interest in pretending to love when they don’t.

I don’t mean to lump all Christians together. As I’ve already stated, there are real and genuine, emotionally honest Christians, and I’m sure their numbers are great. They do not go through their lives fanatically insisting all they feel is love and everything they do is an act of love. But for others simply misapplying the word is good enough.

It might be a fine thing to aim to love your neighbor, but you always have to start where you are. Cheating will not help you get to your destination any faster. If you are in, say, Knoxville, and it’s your desire to stand on the coast of Oregon and lick the salty waters of the Pacific from your finger tips, it just won’t do if you only travel so far as the puddle in the road in front of your house and claim you have arrived.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dan Savage discusses bible at High School Journalism convention

Alright, you two, stop making out back there. You're fogging up the windows.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

VEDA 29 - What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality (w/ Matthew Vines)

Bathing Beauties

La Jeunesse de Bacchus, 1884, by William Adolphe Bouguereau

Carl Joseph Begas self portrait, 1820

Nice boots.


"I need to ask you a personal question."

"...do you douche?"


"Yeah, but only with Massengill's vinegar and water."


Osteen: gay people are sinners

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I love this picture. I wonder if you can get it on a poster. I'd put it on my wall.

My the force be with you.

Love the boots.

Tubin' Buddies

Little Edie Beale standing in the ruins of her mother's East Hampton home, Grey Gardens.

NORTH SEA TEXAS - Cinema trailer UK - Peccadillo

He knows how to suck.

For those who like muscle.

From Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), a French coming of age film set in a Catholic boarding school during the outbreak of World War II. One of the students is secretly Jewish and is being hidden from the Nazis.

Just right to me.


Yes, I know that some of you will probably think he’s too thin, that he needs a candy bar, a sandwich, that he needs to eat some “fucking lunch.” I know that some of you will think his sharp edges will hurt me...as if I’m not merely admiring this young man's picture and that I’m actually plotting to sleep with him. (Even if I knew him, there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell of that happening.)
I know that people have different tastes, different concepts of beauty. That’s okay. But I’m not sure I understand why some feel the need to be so negative. All my life people have told me in one way or another that it was wrong for me to like men. Now I’m regularly told I like the wrong kind of men. Well, I’m not listening. You like what you like, and that’s fine. And I like what I like, and that’s fine, too. So there. :)

Love the pink pants.

Love the hat.

Sleep and His Half-Brother Death, 1874, by John William Waterhouse

No.

Transgender Man Beaten In Memphis

Transgender Man Beaten In Memphis

Utah: Vigil Being Held to Honor Memory of Gay Teen

Utah: Vigil Being Held to Honor Memory of Gay Teen


Classic Comic Strip Features Gay Teen Story

Classic Comic Strip Features Gay Teen Story

Rabbi Levin: Cardinal Dolan/ USCCB Confront Homosexualist Romney Now!

The Golden Age of Denial: Gay Bible Porn

The Golden Age of Denial: Gay Bible Porn

Ohio DJ Says Man's Gay Daughter Should Be Raped

Ohio DJ Says Man's Gay Daughter Should Be Raped

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"You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight," Dieter said, according to viewers.
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Homophobic Hate Group Family Research Council Attacks Lesbian Den Mother

FRC Attacks Lesbian Den Mother   

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mat Staver: The ultimate end-goal of the homosexual and radical so-called LGBT agenda is the abolition of gender and the abolition of morality.

Read more here.

Anti-Gay Activist Calls Effort to Repeal California's LGBT History Law a Fight for 'Our Children's Lives'

Anti-Gay Activist Calls Effort to Repeal California's LGBT History Law a Fight for 'Our Children's Lives'

The Pope’s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholic leaders to form a united front with their Muslim and Jewish counterparts to oppose gay marriage.

Gay marriage: Pope representatives calls for Catholic alliance with Muslim and Jewish groups

After teen’s suicide, Ogden to hold community meeting, candlelight vigil

After teen’s suicide, Ogden to hold community meeting, candlelight vigil

On Monday, April 23, an 18-year-old Ogden resident on a community panel spoke about the dangers of bullying. Alex Smith told the packed room about the bullying his boyfriend, Jack, experienced at school.

What no one in the room yet knew, including Alex, was that Jack had already taken his own life.

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One official told Ogden OUTreach director Marian Edmonds, off the record: “It happens here about once a week, but officially, you know, it doesn’t happen here.”

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Study: Bullying Will Make You Age Faster

Study: Bullying Will Make You Age Faster: The issue of school bullying has garnered a lot of attention over the past few weeks, with a ratings controversy over the film “Bully” sparking renewed focus and support for victims. Bullying’s effects on mental health are well-known to anyone who faced it as a child, or still does. Now, however, researchers are claiming that...

Barton Suggests We Can't Cure AIDS because it is Punishment for Sin

Barton Suggests We Can't Cure AIDS because it is Punishment for Sin