Friday, May 22, 2015
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.
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?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
LeTourneau University in Longview has updated the handbook for its student athletes.
According to Outsports, it now reads: “Consistent with our desire to celebrate and model a Scriptural approach to sexuality, the University prohibits same-sex dating behaviors and public advocacy for the position that sex outside of a biblically-defined marriage is morally acceptable.”
The specific ban on students expressing support for same-sex marriage in public seems to run contrary to the US First Amendment right to free speech.
Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."
My question here is simple, why would a gay person attend a Christian college and expect them to behave in any other manner than they previously have?
Shut the fuck up, quit your whining and go matriculate at a nonreligious based educational institution.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the media of being obsessed with sex after fielding several questions on marriage equality.
The Republican presidential hopeful sparred with reporters on his way to meet privately with Jefferson County officials in Beaumont, Texas, according to The Texas Tribune.
“Is there something about the Left – and I am going to put the media in this category – that is obsessed with sex?” Cruz rhetorically asked after being asked multiple questions on gay rights. “ISIS is executing homosexuals – you want to talk about gay rights?”
“This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of ISIS, the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals – that ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”
Cruz is leading the fight against marriage equality in the Senate, introducing a constitutional amendment which would exclude gay couples from marriage by defining the institution as between a man and a woman and a bill which seeks to prohibit federal courts from ruling on cases related to marriage.
He defended his efforts, calling the expansion of “mandatory same-sex marriage” an assault on religious liberty.
One might ask you and the GOP why they are obsessed with gay sex Ted.
If you and your ilk worried more about the heterosexual divorce rate and why heterosexual parents toss their unwanted offspring into the welfare of strangers and state/governmental organizations, then maybe a sane person could understand where your coming from...actually we do understand, your all self indulgent assholes fixated on what gay people do in the privacy of their bedrooms.
We also know, that if it wasn't for our secular laws you and your kind would be worse than ISIS.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
He had previously expressed anti-gay and anti-trans sentiments online – such as describing the trans rights movement as “aiding opportunistic sickos”.
He also once posted in the comments of an anti-gay article: “I love people who have same sex attraction, and so does God. The proof is in the sacrifice He made for all of us.
“We don’t tell a person born with tendencies to abuse alcohol to keep on giving in to his innate desires he can’t help it. We try to help him in his struggle.”
However, according to Queerty, he sent messages on Grindr that said things such as: “I love to make out naked” “And I top” and “I would love to mess around with a bicurious guy.”
Reverend Makela has confirmed that the Grindr profile is his, and has quit his role at St John’s Lutheran church. His profile no longer appears on their staff page.
Freshman Rep. Ted Lieu of California has announced plans to introduce a bill that would ban therapies aimed at altering a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Lieu repeatedly called such therapies, often called conversion therapy, “fraud.”
“There's nothing unusual about government going out and trying to protect consumers against fraud,” he said.
Under the proposal, conversion therapy would be labeled an “unfair or deceptive act or practice” under the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would be tasked with enforcing the law.
The bill is broader than California's first-in-the-nation law, which Lieu introduced in 2012 while in the California Senate. That law is limited to minors and does not include attempts to alter a person's gender identity.
“The bill is … broader, obviously, because it's nationwide,” he said. “But, what this bill seeks to do is to reaffirm what medical science has already stated formally: Being bay or lesbian or transgender is not a mental disease, illness or defect that needs any sort of cure.”
“There is no medical condition known as 'being gay or lesbian.' That is not a medical disease, defect, and for people to charge money to treat you for something that's no an illness is fraud. There already is an established baseline that you cannot practice medicine below a reasonable standard of care, and when you purport to treat someone for a condition they don't have, that would be medical malpractice,” he added.
Lieu said that he would introduce his bill on Tuesday. But with fewer than three dozen co-sponsors, all of whom are Democrats, the bill faces a steep incline in the Republican-led House.