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A Present for LGBT Pride Month: The Religious Reich is Losing

June 04, 2009 By: christophersays Category: Commentary, Thought of the Gay

See it for yourself! From the horses mouth…One News Now, a media source known for its empathy and ability to identify with the common man, Main Street and most Americans, has posted a poll:

The Reich's Poll - they are lossing!

It is quite apparent by the editor’s note, the sole intention of the poll was to feed fuel to the fire that is appropriately known as the Religious Reich. Forgetting that the United States is a “melting pot,” the Reich preaches fear and hate while promoting the ignorance that too often results in violence against the LGBT and Allied community.

Though we should never underestimate the enemy, their following is weakening! It is only a matter of time before they are extinct!

Already on the endangered species list, the editor admits the results do not reflect the views of their typical poll participants. Perhaps what the editor is missing is the fact that the poll was never really intended to capture data from an opposing view.

How the Religious Reich is able to claim legitimacy in their quest to spread hate is beyond most. This is obvious not only by the results pictured above but is even more evident by the comments later added by the editor as those responsible for initiating the inquiry were left licking their wounds. In addition, considering that an unnamed “self professed ‘godless liberal’ who teaches at the University of Minnesota” can muster up enough of a following to skew the very one-sided poll questions is amazing. The lord works in mysterious ways…see miracles do happen.

One sided News Now is on its way down.

Celebrate your PRIDE!

christopherchristophersays: Jay’s counter-part and would-be-husband authors the blog christophersays and helps with editing over on the main site.  Occassionally, he’s kind enough to let us cross-post his work to jaysays.com (this is one of those times). Christopher and Jay often disagree about politics and the gay rights movement; thus, Jay has dubbed him a “radical.”

Stupid Things People Say About Gays: Gays Attempting to Obtain Privilege Nobody Else is Allowed

February 17, 2009 By: jaysays Category: Stupid Things People Say About Gays

In part 20 of my posts exposing the stupid things people say about gays, we will analyze the following comment as it related to the gay marriage debate:

It’s not about equal rights. It’s about homosexuals obtaining a privilege that nobody else is allowed to have. Colorblind people are expected to accept red as red, green as green, and yellow as yellow. If they don’t have the capacity to see it that way, it’s nobody else’s problem. It’s their lot in life. Nobody is depriving them of their right to see. Same with homosexuals. Hemaun (a 36 y/o vlogger and religious zealot)

First, I’m going to talk about the comment, “It’s about homosexuals obtaining a privilege that nobody else is allowed to have.”  As a long time resident of Texas, USA, Earth, I know with certainty that no one has ever been allowed to marry except the homosexual.  In the United States, homosexuals already receive numerous privileges that are denied to everyone else, like marriage, adoption rights, 401K benefits from a spouse, Social security death benefits, etc…etc…etc…  Those privileges are provided gladly by our government to homosexuals, but no one else… they are exclusive to us. (Note the sarcasm?).  It is relevant to note that same-gender couples can, and often do, “marry” in a religious ceremony sanctioned by the church they attend.  Such is just not recognized by law.  It is the law denying recognition that is at the core of the issue.

Colorblind people are expected to accept red as red, green as green, and yellow as yellow. If they don’t have the capacity to see it that way, it’s nobody else’s problem.”  Wow, how myopic (pun intended).  I’ll have to use that argument against the fundamentalist Christians, that they are like Colorblind people and they just have to accept the fact that their anger, disillusionment, invocation of fear, bigotry and hatred is why the religion is dying.  I find it ironic that he uses such a very poor metaphor to say one group should just accept themselves and not try to force a belief on another when the group in which you are a part has been and continues to do just that!  Again, I say: How many gays have showed up at your door asking you to be gay?