Archive for ‘gay rights’

September 15, 2016

#WeTrumpHate

Source: #WeTrumpHate

September 8, 2016

Transgender Mermaids: The Untold Story – TRANZGENDR

Ever since the Jazz Jennings show “I Am Jazz” premiered, the interest in transgender mermaids has been on the rise. TRANZGENDR.com

Source: Transgender Mermaids: The Untold Story – TRANZGENDR

November 20, 2015

Back to (our) Future

Public polling shows that the things Sanders talked about in his speech are things that most Americans agree with and approve of. They are, as Sanders worded it,

Source: Back to (our) Future

November 15, 2015

Thousands Quit Mormon Church in Mass Resignation

Source: Thousands Quit Mormon Church in Mass Resignation

August 2, 2015

501 Reasons Christianity is False | It is not true, just a myth

501 Reasons Christianity is False | It is not true, just a myth.

July 12, 2015

Right-wing Christian ‘expert’ on feminism insists that submitting to marital rape makes Jesus happy

Right-wing Christian ‘expert’ on feminism insists that submitting to marital rape makes Jesus happy.

July 11, 2015

17 Ways You Can Work For Social Justice by Nina Flores — YES! Magazine

17 Ways You Can Work For Social Justice by Nina Flores — YES! Magazine.

July 3, 2015

A First Amendment Primer for Christians Opposed to Marriage Equality

A First Amendment Primer for Christians Opposed to Marriage Equality.

July 29, 2013

Daily Kos: Virginia is for lovers (terms and conditions may apply)

 

Daily Kos: Virginia is for lovers (terms and conditions may apply).

June 29, 2013

I don’t give no respect

…But you must respect the beliefs of others, even if you disagree with them.

A common  statement proffered by religionistas and their apologists, often after you have revealed to  them how utterly ridiculous their beliefs are, or in order to avoid having to contend with logic and reason. It’s hogwash of course.

I will acknowledge the existence of their beliefs but I need not respect them, or treat their ideas respectfully.  The fact is that many of them believe in imprisoning, torturing,  even murdering people who have beliefs contrary to their own. Many of them believe that women have lesser rights and  can and should  be enslaved, raped,  and even killed at the whims of their male masters. Many of them believe them many of my friends  should lose their rights because of their race or their sexual orientation.  They want me to respect those beliefs. They want me to respect them,  supposedly adult humans who  still talk to their imaginary friends in the sky and believe in magic clothing.  They want me to respect their “faith”. Fuck that. I’ll acknowledge those beliefs, I may ignore those beliefs, but I’ll never “respect” their. That doesn’t mean that I won’t love  some of them or enjoy their company, but don’t tell me I have to be respectful when it comes to these beliefs.