Many people in the LGBT Community have expressed their outrage over the choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation at the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama. Mr. Warren, being a conservative pastor at Saddleback Church, has expressed opinions against abortion rights, same-sex marriage and stem cell research. Because of his conservative viewpoint and exclusionary attitude toward non-heterosexuals, LGBT activists have shown deep outrage over his selection.
This episode is dedicated to conservative hate monger Paul Weyrich, President and CEO of “Free Congress Foundation”, who died this morning at age 66. Mr. Weyrich was held by some as a “patriot” and “conservative institution.” However, those that were the target of his hate will forever remember him as a bigot and hate monger. His death will hopefully be the beginning of the end of an era of hate, misinformation and inhumanity against homosexuals.
Religion has often been used to excuse violence and intolerance throughout history. Today, even I have to argue that things are much better than they were during the Crusades, Inquisition or Holocaust as far as violence in the name of “God.” However, such violence still exists and will continue as long as religions remain exclusionary – believing that anyone who does not believe the way they believe is “damned” to some sort of eternal rot.
I spend a lot of time on this blog focusing on the horrible things people say about homosexuals and the hateful and spiteful acts against homosexuals happening throughout the nation and the world. Sometimes, I have to take a break and look for signs of hope. In so doing, I came across a few videos I would like to share.
Join the Impact is a community driven website centered around LGBTQ people and their supporters. The design of the site allows members to actively change aspects of pages, add content and update tags. A small contingent of users have abused this site, vandalizing it by adding tags to the discussions such as “Butt Pirates, Faggots, Ass Rape, Cum Guzzlers, Fucking Faggots, Niggers, Fudge Packers” and other derogatory terms.
A lot has been happening lately and I haven’t released a new Stupid Things People Say About Gays in a while, so without further ado, I provide this quote from Matt Barber of the ironically named “Liberty Council”.
Murmurs of an ancestry.com boycott have been breezing through the LGBT blogosphere and community since late last week when an ancestry.com user, James Helms, attempted to add his same-sex partner, Devon, to his family tree using the online version of ancestry.com’s Family Tree Maker.