Monday, May 25, 2015

Military Bois

German opposition calls on Merkel to follow Ireland on equal marriage

From Pink News:
The Republic of Ireland overwhelmingly voted to introduce same-sex marriage in a referendum last week, with 62.1% voting in favor and 37.9% voting against.
Following the victory, political leaders in a number of other countries – including Northern Ireland, Australia and Italy – are calling on their governments to follow suit.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing calls for her Grand Coalition government to catch up and introduce equality.
Germany allows same-sex couples to enter into registered life partnerships that provide some of the benefits of marriage – but the Chancellor’s CDU/CSU coalition continues to oppose same-sex marriage.
Opposition Green leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt told Die Welt: “It’s time Mrs Merkel.
“The Merkel faction cannot just sit out the debate on marriage for all. I am confident that the Irish vote will accelerate equality in Germany.
“This is a great signal from Ireland. Equal love deserves equal respect.”
Jens Spahn, of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party, also expressed hope despite his party’s opposition.
He told the newspaper: “What the Catholic Irish can do, we can do, too … The populace is often further along in these matters than we think.”

A string of court rulings have already forced the government to take a more proactive stance on equality – calling for the recognition of same-sex parents.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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It's Sunday...Time To Worship

Eurovision 2015

As expected, Mans Zelmerlow of Sweden won last nights Eurovision contest. (yes, we do watch Eurovision here in the states)
As many of you may know already, my first passion is erotic art, but the close runner up in my life has always been music.
I played guitar in bands for almost 20 years, mostly heavy metal, but I've always had a personal preference for the blues.
With that in mind, here's how I would have voted, in order and without bias toward either the performers or their countries views on LGBT issues:

Third place: Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow

Second place: Russia's Polina Gagarina

First Place: Belgiums Loic Nottet

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Luck Of The Irish

A day after voters headed to the polls, both sides in Ireland's same-sex marriage debate acknowledge that heavily Catholic Ireland will become the first country in the world to approve such unions through a public vote. The only question that remains is by what margin.
High voter turnout appears to have helped the “yes” side.

Leo Varadkar, Ireland's health minister who came out gay during the campaign, said that Dublin voters overwhelmingly backed the measure
“We're the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate,” he said. “That makes us a beacon, a light to the rest of the world of liberty and equality. It's a very proud day to be Irish.”
The AP predicted a “resounding” victory, while other outlets described it as a “landslide.”
All of Ireland's major political parties endorsed a yes vote, as did many political figures, including Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
“For gay sons&daughters, brothers&sisters, family&friends, Yeats said it best, 'Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.' #MarRef,” Kenny tweeted on Friday.
In offering “warm congratulations,” Mothers & Fathers Matter, a group which campaigned against passage, suggested that allowing gay couples to marry would harm children.
“We offer our warm congratulations tot he YES campaign on their victory,” the group said. “Today's result was achieved by the Government after they issued certain promises about surrogacy, adoption, and a range of other issues. A lot of voters believed those assurances and they must now be kept.”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ranch Hands


Oregon Teen Counters Anti-Gay Protest: I Love Gays

An Oregon teen irritated by two men protesting against homosexuality decided to hold a counter protest.
Standing on the corner of the busiest intersection in downtown Tillamook, the two men held signs which read “Homo sex is sin!” and shouted insults at passersby.

“I was so irritated, because I see them all around town, and all they ever do is make people feel like crap about themselves,” Makaila Ragan, 19, said of the protest happening outside the optometrist office where her mother works.
With an “I [heart] gays” sign, Ragan began her own counter protest, the Tillamook County Pioneer reported.
The two men targeted the high school junior with personal insults.
“They were calling me names, and asking my mom questions, like, 'How many times did you have to get an abortion before you were able to have your daughter?' and saying, 'You're going to burn in hell right along with your daughter,'” she said. “The things they were saying were just awful, but I didn't let them faze me.”
Ragan's counter protest grew, with an estimated 45 demonstrators joining her. People brought them food and flowers and one man gave them money.
“[He] told us all go buy drinks or something,” she said.
The counter protesters outlasted the men.
“I was there from 4 until about 10:30,” she said. “The two men finally left at 10:30, so we all left after that.”
One of the street preachers told the paper that he focuses on homosexuality because it's the “hot-button issue” of the day.
Supporters launched Tillamook for Love, a Facebook group, to help organize additional demonstrations.
On Thursday, the group posted photos of a counter protest taking place in a Safeway parking lot.

Deliver Us From Evil

Josh Duggar, a co-star of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, has confessed to sexually molesting underage girls as a teenager.
Duggar reacted on Facebook to a story first reported by In Touch Weekly.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably,” he wrote. “I confessed this to my parents … We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”
According to a police report, Duggar allegedly sexually molested 5 girls, some of whom are his sisters, when he was about 14 years old. Jim Bob Duggar, the patriarch of the family, waited nearly a year before reporting his son's actions to the authorities, according to reports.
The 27-year-old Duggar cannot be prosecuted because the statute of limitations has run out.
Duggar has stepped down from his post as executive director of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), a group vocally opposed to LGBT rights.
Last year, Duggar and his mother, Michelle Duggar, led a successful campaign to defeat an LGBT protections measure in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During an appearance on FRC's Washington Watch radio program, Duggar claimed that such measures jeopardize the safety of children.

In a statement, Jim Bob and Michelle said the incident drew the family “closer to God.”

So, not only did this paragon of moral superiority molest young girls, he also incestialy molested some of his sisters and to top it all off, his parents, the notified authorities and counselors, assisted in covering up his crimes or down played them (probably because he came from such a good Christian family)
Yet, amazingly, to them, homosexuality is a far worse offence?