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Comments for http://jaysays.com jaysays.com | because simon isn't cool anymore. Sun, 05 Apr 2015 02:51:34 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on A History of Christian Violence and Intolerance Repeated by Debora http://jaysays.com/2008/12/a-history-of-christian-violence-and-intolerance-repeated/comment-page-1/#comment-6819 Sun, 05 Apr 2015 02:51:34 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=402#comment-6819 I like the accuracy of this page about Christian violence and intolerance. Only I find it very brief and limited geographically as well as historically. This does not include slavery in North America, oppression of the native Americans, Russian & European pogroms. it is interesting how the different religious groups blame each other for being more religiously violent than the other including Catholics and Protestants, Christians and Muslims, and the Jews and rest of the world religions, Hindus and Buddhists…. each faith, given the the opportunity become violent no matter how peaceful the underlining premies to the core faith.

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Comment on Ancestry.com Evolves with the Definition of Family by gay money, choose where you spend it | BLOG NEWS http://jaysays.com/2008/12/ancestrycom-evolves-with-the-definition-of-family/comment-page-1/#comment-6137 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:44:45 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=372#comment-6137 […] The Generations Network (the parent company of ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker): Initially refused to recognize same-sex families in their software. Their support desk said: “…same-gender relationships are unable to be entered in our genealogy software …because genealogy trees are intended to trace biological relationships or bloodlines. As two persons of the same gender are unable to have biological children, they cannot be entered as spouses or partners.”UPDATE: After a threatened boycott the CEO, Tim Sullivan, announced “Our desktop software application called Family Tree Maker, which [in addition] to ancestry is one of our key businesses, is built in a way that permits this, and we’ve recognized for some time that we absolutely want the service to reflect how anyone defines spousal relationship or how anyone defines a family.” He added that they expect ancestry.com to support same-gender relationships and all family stories by the end of the first quarter of 2009. [jaysays.com] […]

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Comment on Ancestry.com Evolves with the Definition of Family by gay money, choose where you spend it | restoringlove http://jaysays.com/2008/12/ancestrycom-evolves-with-the-definition-of-family/comment-page-1/#comment-6120 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:41:36 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=372#comment-6120 […] The Generations Network (the parent company of ancestry.com and Family Tree Maker): Initially refused to recognize same-sex families in their software. Their support desk said: “…same-gender relationships are unable to be entered in our genealogy software …because genealogy trees are intended to trace biological relationships or bloodlines. As two persons of the same gender are unable to have biological children, they cannot be entered as spouses or partners.”UPDATE: After a threatened boycott the CEO, Tim Sullivan, announced “Our desktop software application called Family Tree Maker, which [in addition] to ancestry is one of our key businesses, is built in a way that permits this, and we’ve recognized for some time that we absolutely want the service to reflect how anyone defines spousal relationship or how anyone defines a family.” He added that they expect ancestry.com to support same-gender relationships and all family stories by the end of the first quarter of 2009. [jaysays.com] […]

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Comment on Transgender Student Seeks Action and Answers for Discrimination at Texas School by San Antonio School to Make Changes After Transgender Student Leads Protest. | jaysays.com | http://jaysays.com/2015/02/transgender-student-seeks-action-and-answers-for-discrimination-at-texas-school/comment-page-1/#comment-6104 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:43:19 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=3145#comment-6104 […] we learned that Jayden Blake Castillo, a transgender student at Memorial High School in the Edgewood School District of San Antonio, […]

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Comment on 82nd Texas Legislative Session Welcomed with Anti-Bullying Demonstration by Equality Texas Defends Removal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from Anti-Bullying Legislation | jaysays.com | http://jaysays.com/2011/01/82nd-texas-legislative-session-welcomed-with-anti-bullying-demonstration/comment-page-1/#comment-6103 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:41:25 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=3031#comment-6103 […] Texas has been spinning over a proposed “Anti-Bullying Bill” which was introduced in both the House and Senate.  The bill, which original provided for punishment of the bully rather than the victim and required the schools to report the type of bullying and “cause” of bullying (including sexual orientation and gender identity) only had a marginal chance of passing in a venue as conservative as Texas; however, it brought together many advocacy organizations and the momentum of LGBT activists was growing at an astounding rate.  With the bill we found that LGBT groups were no longer lobbying alone, but instead had the support of educators and student organizations to finally provide a symbol of hope to victims of bullying and perhaps, just perhaps, reduce the epidemic of youth suicides. […]

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Comment on Patricia Arquette was Right – Confessions of a Recovering Activist, Part 2 by Zoe Nicholson http://jaysays.com/2015/02/patricia-arquette-was-right-conf2/comment-page-1/#comment-6099 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:25:56 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=3141#comment-6099 Well Done. Well Said. Has no one seen Boys in the Band? Has no one remembered when Congress asked Sotomayor if she would be ruling as a woman or as a Latina? While we students of social justice wield our sword of intersectionality as if we invented it, the rest of the world is practicing linear, binary thinking.
Complicated should not mean unloving. Complex should not mean narrow. Open means open.

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Comment on Confessions of a Recovering Activist: Being That Activist by Jc Rants http://jaysays.com/2015/01/confessions_1/comment-page-1/#comment-5558 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:30:29 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=3129#comment-5558 Welcome back!! Damn that was a long fucking wait but you and your commentary is worth waiting for. I agree with so much of what you wrote and I think we are scaring away some of our straight allies when we attack without knowing the full context and intent of what the person really meant to say.

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Comment on God has Spoken… to me by Jo http://jaysays.com/2010/01/god-has-spoken-to-me/comment-page-1/#comment-5088 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:19:49 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=2785#comment-5088 YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT ! ! God has spoken to me on a few occasions and I think maybe his angels on other occasions. Not all the time but like every few years, now & then. All my life. Not by words in my own head. I AM NOT CRAZY ! I have had a hard life & have nearly died a number of times in different ways & he saved me every time & it took me a long time for me to believe it was actually God & why would he speak to me & why would he speak to me when other people dedicate their whole life to him ?
I am nearly 50 years old now & all the things that had happened to me in my life all the time when I asked him questions, he had answered. I have tested him out so many times. There IS NO DOUGHT ABOUT IT. IT IS GOD ! ! When he has been near me or inside of me, my heart rate is different. It pounds hard. I feel so warm, full of love & glory. It is SO BEAUTIFUL, THAT WORDS CAN’T EXPLAIN….. If you want to know how he speaks to me. I don’t want to say I might reveal later ….. but YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. GOD IS REAL ! ! WITH NO DOUGHT. He he has plans for all of us. U might think, why is this happening to me ? But he does things for a lesson or test or for someone else or who knows ? Only he does. At the present God is very angry with his or people making a joke of him & NOT believing him & those who go to church on a Sunday & then sin all through the week. Yes. He is angry & sitting back & watching us all screwing the whole Earth. He isn’t doing anything because it is up to us to change it and stop the greed & sinning……. There is so much more I know. But won’t reveal it yet.
IF GOD HAS SPOKEN TO U ???? I need to know to make more sence of my own story. GOD IS REAL …. U DON’T NEED TO GO TO CHURCH. GOD LOVES US AND DOES LISTEN & FIND SOME WAY TO HELP US…… YOU TALK TO HIM,TEST I’M WITH THINGS & HE WILL SHOW YOU. But it can’t be silly things or selfishness or nastiness. Of course.

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Comment on Ancestry.com Evolves with the Definition of Family by Darnell R. http://jaysays.com/2008/12/ancestrycom-evolves-with-the-definition-of-family/comment-page-1/#comment-5070 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:18:44 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=372#comment-5070 What about Polygamous family situations? Ancestry.com should provide an option on its website to allow my two partners and I (three of us) to post as parents of our one child. I want fair representation for my two spouses on the site as well.

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Comment on Three Black Gay Men Killed in New Orleans by Lola Sanderson http://jaysays.com/2008/12/three-black-gay-men-killed-in-new-orleans/comment-page-1/#comment-5069 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:23:23 +0000 http://jaysays.com/?p=426#comment-5069 Darriel was a great young man, just discovering himself and living a free life. He was talented, smart, funny; I loved being around him. I would love to know if any progress has been made in finding this very evil person who killed these 3 young men. If not, no doubt they have killed again….God bless Darriel.

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