Wednesday, June 19, 2013
June 19, 1566 - King James I is born in Edinburgh Scotland. His father was gay, and murdered in bed with his lover. James, responsible for the version of the bible which bears his name, confined his love to "heterosexual" men.
King James is also responsible for implementing and staunchly supporting and passing anti-sodomy laws and strongly pushed for the most severe penalties possible for those convicted; something hypocritically, he was quite guilty of himself.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I would add to this, that Mr. Churchill didn't just rally his own countrymen with that speech, he rallied the free world!
By Zack Ford:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has joined the many Republican leaders who believe that the party should stick to its social conservative positions on issues like marriage equality but sugarcoat its language to sound more accepting. In an interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Bush suggested that social conservatives, like evangelical Christians, were essential to the party’s success, so the GOP should “not abandon principle”:
BUSH: I think we could focus on all our disparate parts, all of the points of disagreement that conservatives have and never win again. My general thought is that the focus ought to be on how you get fifty plus one, not how you win amongst forty-five. And that’s kind of where we are where everybody has a view that’s slightly different than one another and certainly social conservatives are a huge part of a winning coalition, which means that we have to change our language to be inclusive but not abandon principle. That’s not as hard, I think, as people make it out to be.In other words, the Republican Party should try to fool moderates with inclusive rhetoric while continuing to cater to conservative positions. This is a tactic the party has largely failed at accomplishing since such ideas were proposed in its 2012 autopsy earlier this year. Party leaders like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) have been championed for occupying a “middle ground” on LGBT issues, but despite his support for allowing states to figure out same-sex marriage for themselves, he opposes both marriage equality and nondiscrimination protections. At a retreat in April, the Republican National Committee nearly unanimously approved a resolution opposing marriage equality that was based entirely on anti-gay junk science.
Republicans may continue to peddle the idea that they’re not as anti-gay as before, but their actions speak louder than their words.
Why would anyone be surprised by this?
The apple never falls far from the tree.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Epic Fail: Children's Museum Demands Apology For Outcry Over Telling Gay Couple They're Not A Family
From The Towleroad:
In a move that surprised few, The Hands On Children's Museum of Jacksonville, Florida, which recently told a gay couple they were not a family, is now claiming to be the real victim of unfair treatment and is demanding an apology.
In a statement, the museum says it is being slandered with false accusations and is overwhelmed with the amount of outcry online and over the phone. The museum says it couldn't possible discriminate against anyone because its policies are not discriminatory:
The Jacksonville “Hands On” Children’s Museum has never discriminated against anyone. But in fact the “Hands On” Children’s Museum , it’s employees, the board members, the donators and sponsors, the director, the directors family and her husbands church are being discriminated against, attacked and threatened. The director was yelled at and screamed at and feels the Hands On Children’s Museum deserves an apology for how the museum is being treated. This is a children’s museum.Oh the logic of bigotry.
They forgot one thing, explaining exactly what part in them refusing to recognize a gay family is false?
It's at moments like this, I like looking these faux christians right in the eye and say: "Well ya know, hate the sin, love the sinner...we forgive you for being hypocritical, hateful bigots!"