Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Don't believe the VidAngel BS - Not for a second

VidAngel Logo
Sanctimonious Christians are self-righteous moralists except when it comes to cheating others in business. Then, anything goes. As some of you may know the video streaming company, VidAngel is on the wrong side of a $62 million judgment levied against them on June 17. VidAngel, which has been popular with conservative Christians, streams movies with user-configured filtering. A subscriber could zap the gay stuff or profanity or apply any of a number of filters.

Christendom would like people to believe that major studies sued VidAngel for filtering their movies. A headline at the increasingly preposterous Federalist reads: Hollywood Punishes VidAngel For Cleaning Up Their Smut. Over at CBN they got the headline right but the text includes: “The judge ruled the company violated the studios' copyrights by streaming filtered versions of their movies.”
The filtering was irrelevant to the verdict.

What's it to you?

“Burning heretics at the stake is passé. It hasn't been fashionable for a few hundred years.”
via mastercard.us
Tuesday, at the hate-site LifeSiteNews, Calvin Freiburger writes: MasterCard to let gender-confused customers pick their names on credit cards. Freiburger is not excessively critical of MasterCard but it is clear that neither he nor his employer approve. Why is this any of his business?

Oh, I see. The Vatican pretends that transgender people do not exist. Freiburger and LifeSite are obliged to follow suit. The Pope, an amature psychiatrist, has been claiming since the start of his papacy that gender variances put the Church in peril. Pope Francis is a theologian and catechist, not a scientists. Fortunately, most Catholics in the United States are supportive of LGBT people.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Defending a Lie With More Lies Has Become Essential Doctrine

“In the end, a whole lot of self-righteous, sanctimonious people are telling a whole lot of fibs.”
Fire and brimstone
via Seattle Mennonite Church
Tuesday, fundamentalist Christians are outraged over a non-binding California Assembly resolution calling upon clergy not to promote conversion therapy. In short strokes, it does not work and it is potentially harmful

On June 4, California Assembly Member Evan Low introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99. It is a nonbinding statement of support for the LGBTQ community through a carefully worded denunciation of conversion therapy. On June 14 the matter was discussed in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Staff prepared a synopsis which reads, in part (emphasis added):

Monday, June 17, 2019

A dominionist shares his expertise on human sexuality

Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon. Oddly enough this crackpot has written several children's books.
via Amazon.com
Lee Duigon is affiliated with the Chalcedon Foundation and anti-LGBT hate group and a leader in Christian Dominionism. Monday, Duigon writes: Stop This Wicked Transgenderism.
Our culture has gone “transgender”-mad. Not that there’s any such thing as “transgender.” There are only profoundly disturbed people, and liars who encourage them, who say they’re “transgender.” I have to put quotes around it because it isn’t real.
Mr. Duigon is a few circuits shy of proper punctuation, grammar and knowledge of transgender people. In case he finds himself reading this I have a responsibility to at least attempt to educate Lee Duigon.

Dear Tim: If you use a term then know what the hell it means

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Tim Wildmon
The intellectually challenged Tim Wildmon has some hate for sale.
via YouTube
Monday, I have a new missive from Tim Wildmon, president of the hate group, American Family Association. It is titled: Cultural Marxists don't want truth to prevail. Uh-huh. Tim is not exactly an intellectual powerhouse. Tim's sons, Walker Wildmon and Wesley Wildmon are 2-watt bulbs. They are AFA's future. I digress.

Cultural Marxism is, by definition, an irrational political movement based on falsehoods promoted as real truth. Which of the following is more likely to be representative of cultural Marxism? Or does Tim think that it has a universal meaning for anything that he does not like?
  • The quest for LGBTQ equality is based upon evidence-based scientific fact that our sexuality is not a choice or;
  • Evangelical Christian bigotry towards LGBTQ people is faith-based belief comprised of a combination of Bronze Age texts of dubious provenance and mysticism.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Were FRC's Peter Sprigg Ever Factually Accurate About Trans People it Would Be By Accident

Friday, Peter Sprigg writes: Trans Activists: We’re Normal, But You Must Pay To Fix Us. Peter Sprigg works for Family Research Council, an anti-LGBT hate group. Sprigg promotes anti-LGBT bigotry because he is a religious fanatic (he is an ordained Baptist minister) and because doing so is a condition of employment. According to Sprigg:
Transgender advocates are manipulating medical definitions to get a diagnosis without the ‘stigma’ of having a ‘mental disorder.’
Sprigg indulges in bullshit because he gets away with doing so all too frequently. In this case the BS begins with “Trans Activists” and “Transgender advocates.” These are abstractions. There are numerous sources of transgender advocacy. There is the World Professional Association of Transgender Health for example. Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender woman, is a regular columnist for the New York Times. There is also the Human Rights Campaign and these are just for starters.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Uh oh, We Are Indoctrinating Children - Again

Pat Robertson
Pat Robertson is the old schmuck and Trump adorer who is president of CBN.
via the Advocate
Thursday's headline from CBN News reads: Cartoon Network Tells Children to 'Stand Proud' While Promoting LGBT Pride Month. What follows is predictable.
The Cartoon Network, which is very popular amongst children, is encouraging their viewers to celebrate Pride month alongside them in honor of LGBTQ+ fans during the month of June.

In a tweet to their followers, the network expressed “Happy Pride” to all of their LGBTQ+ fans, while encouraging them to “stand proud all year long!”

The picture tweeted alongside the message showed the “Powerpuff Girls,” and included the hashtags “#powerpuffyourself,” “#pridemonth” and “#powerfuffgirls.”