Tag: religion

Macy’s Store Fires Employee for “Religious Beliefs” – or Does It?

The Macy’s store at Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio, Texas, recently came under fire for its termination of Natalie Johnson, who was employed by Macy’s until a few days before Thanksgiving. Ms. Johnson refused to allow a transgender woman to use the lady’s fitting room. According to the organization representing Ms. Johnson, Liberty Counsel, she…
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December 8, 2011 0

Closet Talk: Marlin’s Story. From Christ to Queer

Marlin used to be a Church of Christ pulpit minister. Now, he’s an out and proud gay man. He left the pulpit, in effect, to “come out” of the closet he had been hiding in for 42 years. Marlin and I discussed the coming out process, he’s preaching about homosexuality, the effect of his coming out on his faith, conversion therapy/left handedness and religious arguments against homosexuality.

June 18, 2009 0

God, Organized Religions and Gay.

In the fight for equal rights for LGBT folks, gay activists are often confronted with religious groups who are anti-gay. Some of these groups are very vocal and have also poured a lot of money into convincing legislators and everyday citizens that our world will be destroyed if we give equal rights to gay people.

Obviously, I don’t believe this or I wouldn’t be here blogging on a gay man’s website. But it does raise the question: Are all religious groups like this?

June 13, 2009 4

Who Are the Victims of Hate Crimes?

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, Hate Crimes Statistics for 2007 is likely the most reliable report available to answer the question “Who is Hurt by a ‘Hate Crime?’ Regrettably, the FBI data even admits that:

–During 2007, 13,241 law enforcement agencies participated in the UCR Program’s hate crime data collection. Agencies provided 1 to 12 months of data about bias motivated crime, and of those agencies, 2,025 (15.3 percent) reported 7,624 incidents.

–The remaining 84.7 percent of the participating agencies reported that no hate crimes occurred in their jurisdictions.

June 4, 2009 2

Christians Support Atheists for Jesus? A WTF Moment.

As a gay man and an atheist I find the above very disturbing. Although I’m well aware that my “religion,” unlike my sexual orientation, is a belief with no foundation in fact, I still feel as though pretending to pray would be as vile as pretending to be heterosexual and it would likely invoke the same nausea.

May 1, 2009 4

Marijuana Found to Cure Homosexuality

I’ve been trying to find a way to infuse truth into the statement, “Marijuana Cures Homosexuality.” The problem is, I haven’t hired the Anti-Gay Agenda’s advertising firm. What is it about their rhetoric that makes statements like, “homosexuals are the biggest threat to America” (uttered by Chris Buttars) so believable? Finally, I figured it out. God makes it believable.

March 10, 2009 5

VIDEO: Evangelical Teachings of “TRUTH”

Christians claim to be telling you the truth, what are some of the truths they’ve been telling?

March 3, 2009 0

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: U.S. Should Remain Anti-Gay Because God Said So

On February 23, 2009, Scott Renfroe, a senator in Colorado stood before his peers and made the following remarks: “I oppose this bill because of what the will of the people was [and] because of what my personal beliefs are and I think that what our country was founded upon was those beliefs also. In the beginning God created our earth…”

February 25, 2009 2

Bill Maher: Your Silly Gods Cost Us Too Much

As an atheist, it is surprising to me that the first thought that came to my mind after hearing Bill Maher say, “Someday we all do have to confront the notion that our silly gods cost us too much” was: Bill Maher better be glad he’s wearing a rubber suit ‘cuz God going to strike him down with lightening.

February 24, 2009 0

Promoting Hatred with the Word of God

Historically, the Bible has been used to define the white heterosexual man’s superiority. In spite of this, we still haven’t learned our lesson.

February 19, 2009 5