Thursday, September 21, 2017
A judge in Brazil – supposedly one of South America’s most gay-friendly countries – has approved gay conversion therapy.
The move, by Waldemar de Carvalho in Brasilia, overrules a 1999 ban on such therapies.
The judge ruled in favor of an action brought by Rosangela Justino.
The evangelical Christian psychologist’s licence was revoked last year when she offered conversion therapy to a client.
In 2009 Justino told the Folha de S Paulo newspaper: ‘I feel directed by God to help people who are homosexual.’
David Miranda, an openly gay leftist councilor in Rio de Janeiro told The Guardian: ‘This decision is a big regression to the progressive conquests that the LGBT community had in recent decades.’
He furthermore added: ‘Like various countries in the world, Brazil is suffering a conservative wave.’The decision ‘opens the dangerous possibility of the use of sexual reversion therapies’, the Federal Council of Psychology also said in a statement.
It also promised to contest the move legally.
The council’s Rogério Giannini added: ‘There is no way to cure what is not a disease.’
Brazilian pop star Larissa Machado commented on Instagram: ‘That’s what happens in my country. People dying, hungry, the government killing the country with corruption, no education, no hospitals, no opportunities …
She furthermore added: ‘And the authorities are wasting their time to announce that homosexuality is a sickness.’
This month, a bank shut down an LGBT-themed art exhibit in Porto Alegre for ‘promoting pedophilia.’
Monday, September 18, 2017
Wilson, a student at Queensland University, was filmed speaking at an anti-gay marriage rally as the country holds a public vote on whether to allow gay people to marry.
Speaking as part of the group ‘Our Voice Our Vote’, Wilson explained that as a “gay conservative” he opposes giving gay people the right to marry.
He said: “We’re here today because we support marriage as it always has been, between one man and one woman.
“I am here specifically because I am a gay man. I am a gay conservative who wants to see marriage the way it is.”
Responding to heckles from crowd members speaking up in support of same-sex marriage, he insisted: “They want to drown us out.
“They want to speak for me, because I’m gay, but I’m standing up against them.
“There are thousands of gay people in this country who are against same-sex marriage, who see the effects it will have on the family, on schools, on politics and on churches.”
As heckling continued, Wilson claimed: “These people hate us. They call us Nazis, bigots, homophobes. They’re the real haters.
“They cannot call me a homophobe. They’re trying to shut us down.”
He added: “They’re people who want to destroy everything that is good about Australia, people who want to destroy everything I love about Australia”
“They want to introduce radical gender ideology into schools. They hate me more because I’m able to support what marriage is and I’m gay.”
His story was promptly shared by the country’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a strong opponent of LGBT rights who has led the campaign against equal marriage.
Mr Abbott said: “So far it’s supporters of change, not opponents, who are responsible for bullying and hate speech.”
Despite purporting to speak for gay people who oppose same-sex marriage, the ‘One Voice One Vote’ group appeared to be unable to find any other gay people who oppose same-sex marriage.
On its Facebook page the group appeared to admit Wilson was its only gay member.
They wrote: “One young gay man has braved his fellow students on campus coming out saying he was voting no…and there are lots more like him in our LGBTQ community who remain too afraid to do so.
“It’s vital that we stop the bullying and gagging of gay persons choosing to support not redefining marriage in Australia!”
The group has also shared links to post by gay Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos, who has previously said he would ‘cure’ himself of being gay if he could.
Thus proving the damage years of forced Christian/conservative dogma can have on gay people desperate to find acceptance in a community that loath's them.
This poor kid has been so brainwashed into hating who he is that he's not only willing to exist as someone who his group affiliation considers inferior, but he will wholeheartedly force that existence on everyone in the gay community.
I have absolutely no pity, in this day and age, for fools like this.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Anti same-sex marriage campaigners in Australia have taken to the skies today to preach their message.
The words “Vote No,” were written huge across the Sydney skyline this morning.
It comes just days after the start of the nationwide postal vote on equal marriage in Australia.
On Saturday Coalition for Marriage, the main group campaigning against same-sex marriage, launched their campaign in Sydney.
However the group denies any responsibility for the sky message.
A spokeswoman told AAP, “The sky writing is not organized by Coalition for Marriage,” a spokeswoman told AAP.
“It seems to be grassroots action. People are speaking out.”
It is believed that the sky message message comes from a Go Fund Me page, which raised over $2,500 this week.
The page’s creator, who is anonymous, wrote “It’s time for traditional Australian’s to take a stand! We have been bullied into silence, condemned for our views and ignored and vilified by the media. Enough is enough!”
People donated money to the page with messages such as “If God intended it, he would have created it that way! #VoteNO”
The online campaign appears to plan to write similar messages in Brisbane and Melbourne.
However donations to the page have had to be frozen, due to the backlash against it.
The page said it has received “hate and threats” from “those who mask their hate with “Equality”.”
The comments include messages such as “I can’t help but wonder if Jesus would be campaigning like this, knowing the hatred and intolerance it would be spreading. I don’t think I ever read about him preaching hate.”
Another asked “How do you sleep at night being on the side of hate, fear and division?”
At the Coalition of Marriage’s campaign launch, Senator Cory Bernardi said the No campaigners were on the “right side of legal and moral history”.
“It’s time for traditional Australian’s to take a stand! We have been bullied into silence, condemned for our views and ignored and vilified by the media. Enough is enough!”
LOL, what delicate flowers conservatives are, they should try going through that for thousands of years and see how they like it, oh and lets not forget to lock them up for being who they are until they undergo special "treatments" to fix whats wrong with them.
The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) and Utah Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, have filed briefs in a case pending before the Supreme Court in support of a Colorado baker who refused to serve a gay couple.
In 2012, Jack Phillips, the owner of Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to consider baking a cake for Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig. The men married in Massachusetts and wanted to buy a cake from Phillips for their Denver reception. Phillips said that serving the couple would violate his religious faith. Colorado at the time recognized gay and lesbian couples with civil unions, not marriage.
The couple sued, saying that Phillips' faith does not give him a right to discriminate, and a Colorado court found that Phillips had discriminated against the men under Colorado law. After the Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal, Phillips turned to the Supreme Court, arguing that the First Amendment protects his religious rights.
The Virginia-based Christian Legal Society filed its brief on behalf of the Mormon Church, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Orthodox Jewish Congregations and others, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
“Now that the court has protected the liberty of same-sex couples, it is equally important to protect the religious liberties of conscientious objectors,” the amicus brief states.
Lee was among the members of Congress who also filed a brief in the case.
He also released a statement on his website in support of Phillips.
“More and more, the adherents of this [secular, progressive] creed seek to use the power of government to steamroll disfavored groups,” Lee wrote. “So they force evangelical caterers to bake cakes celebrating same-sex marriages. … And they force nuns to purchase contraceptive coverage. And sue religious hospitals that won't perform abortions or sex-reassignment surgeries.”
“Now that the court has protected the liberty of same-sex couples, it is equally important to protect the religious liberties of conscientious objectors”
It's mind-boggling how they are so completely oblivious to the fact that the first had to happen in direct response to the persecutional abuse of the second part of that statement by Christians.
Granting them a special right to discriminate for "religious" reasons would completely negate the reason the law was passed in the first place, not to mention the near irreparable damage it would cause for all minorities faced with the oppressive might of theocratic dogma and hypocrisy given unbridled reign.