Equal rights. A Survey: The Good, the Bad, and the Merely Puzzling

by Pitt Griffin on May 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Gay Marriage, Religion, Sex-ed.

“I believe a Christian muffler shop owner should have the same right to refuse service to a gay couple, as a gay lifeguard has to refuse service to a drowning Christian.” Quentin R. Bufogle

The Irish overwhelmingly voted to legalize gay marriage in Ireland. God shows his approval for equal rights in the skies over Dublin.



The Vatican, on the other hand, is not so thrilled with the Irish vote. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, said of the result, “I don’t think you can speak only about a defeat for Christian principles but a defeat for humanity”. Leaving aside the hyperbole, it’s hard to imagine Jesus saying that. (h/t Huff Post)


Rule #1, don’t forget to renew your domain names. The Open Door Baptist Church in Easley, South Carolina – an anti-gay hate-group – failed to do so. Now if you click on www.warningsofwrath.com you will be directed to a hard-core gay porn site. Let me speculate, however, that many homophobes so redirected will spend hours ‘researching’ the enemy. Put another way, straight men don’t obsess about gay sex. (h/t Samuel-Warde.com)


The revelation of Josh Duggar’s incestuous molestation has exposed, yet again, the hypocrisy of so many on the religious right. But to some, the Duggars are not right enough. Zsuzsanna Anderson (not a misspelling), the wife of an Arizona preacher writes a blog, ‘ARE THEY ALL YOURS?!??’. In it she says, “We have for years held and publicly stated that the Duggars are liberal and worldly.” 

By her standards, I’m sure they are. After all, this is a woman whose husband (who has the chutzpah to call himself a Christian) once predicted an AIDS-free Christmas if all gays were killed. Which, besides the sheer hatefulness of the comment, displays a profound ignorance of the disease. (h/t Raw Story)


Fundamentalists deal with abuse as they deal with everything. Injecting some irrelevancies about the ‘spirit’ and blaming the victim. In their imaging the little harlots, in their immodest wantonness, seduced the poor abuser into his sin. Consider this ‘Christian’ instruction on how to recover from abuse. (Particularly item 4.)

Sex abuse



Nebraskans are debating whether to extend the laws banning discrimination to cover sexual orientation. The good folk have offered their opinions both pro and con. Some thoughtful, some hysterical and then one offering which can only be described as insane. Without ruining the punchline, let me just say the speaker addresses ‘anus licking’; ‘gays, bis and orgiers’ in Dutch TV production; why Whitney Houston was found naked; ‘homociders’ and ‘genociders’; and more.



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