Wednesday, July 17, 2019

"Targeted for Her Faith?" Seriously?

Barronelle Stutzman surrounded by supporters (choreographed by Alliance Defending Freedom) in 2016. The woman is enthralled by the attention.
via Elaine Thompson/AP
The hate group Alliance Defending Freedom is trying to raise money off of the floral bigot, Barronelle Stutzman. An unsigned email, Wednesday, asserts in the subject line “Targeted for Her Faith.” It goes on to ask: “Will you rally around Barronelle once again?” Translation: Will you send us some money which we might, or might not, use to press Stutzman's case.

In 2013 Barronelle Stutzman decided that she would not sell flowers intended for display at a gay wedding “because of [her] relationship with Jesus Christ.” Actually, I think that Jesus would have been happy to sell the damned flowers. Stutzman's defiance of Washington's nondiscrimination law began a legal adventure that continues to this day.

No Ms. Higgins - Gender-affirming surgery is not comparable to a lobotomy

Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgin, Illinois Family Institute (date unknown)
via Interframe Media
Tuesday, Laurie Higgins, of the hate group Illinois Family Institute, predicted that in the future we will regard gender-confirmation surgery like a lobotomy. Apparently Ms. Higgins is more erudite than the doctors comprising the behavioral health and surgical departments at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

If you think Higgins is genuinely concerned for the welfare of children, you would be wrong. Higgins is only genuinely concerned for the welfare of literalist Christianity. The existence of transgender people creates — for those literalists — a contradiction to a passage in Genesis. Ancient texts of questionable provenance must prevail over medical science. Of course.

Higgins exact quote to American Family Association (another hate group) was:
We are going to look back on this in 10 [or] 20 years the way we look back on lobotomies for mentally ill people, because this is ghastly what we're doing to children.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Peter Sprigg Gushes on Nicolosi

Even more damaging than the disapproval is to subject a child to conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is child abuse!
Peter Sprigg
via YouTube/NewsMax
Monday, I ignored Peter Sprigg's idiotic post on Family Research Council's blog. Among other things, Sprigg maintains that California attempted to ban the Bible. He is also confusing book banning with Amazon.com's decision not to sell certain books. People are free to purchase Joseph Nicolosi's books from other sellers.

Tuesday Sprigg is gushing over dead psychologist (and Catholic extremist), Joseph Nicolosi, who claimed that he could turn gay people straight (more or less) and that he could help parents prevent having a gay child (more or less). According to Peter Sprigg: Joseph Nicolosi on the Deep Need for Fatherly Affirmation. Boys and girls do need the affirmation of their father. That includes gay boys and girls.

Apparently most "LGBT folks are on board with pedophillia"

Matthew Hanley
Matthew Hanley is irrational, unbalanced in his extreme anti-LGBT bigotry.
Photo via CatholicThing
One Matthew Hanley has penned LGBT is swiftly being normalized. Pedophilia is next. At another site, the accusation is more direct; titled Adding P to LGBT. Hanley is just one more demented schmuck claiming that LGBT people pose a peril to children. According to the Catholic faith, one should not engage in gay sex. Adherents have some choices to make.

The faith does not require smearing LGBT people as pedophiles. I know at least one priest who would say that such behavior is discouraged, even sinful. That makes Matthew Hanley a bigoted fool. Does Mr. Hanley have underage fantasies? Does Hanley have repressed gay fantasies? Those questions are perfectly reasonable and appropriate. Homophobia, for example, is bigotry based on one's own sexual insecurities.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Anti-trans batshit du jour

Denise Shick
via YouTube
I do not know how — or even if — Denise Shick supports herself. Monday, Shick writes: I lost my dad the day he told me he wanted to become a woman. The purpose of this essay is to convince people that her personal experience is reason for no one to become transgender. In reality Shick has a religious objection, or so she claims.

The real question is what to do for children whose parent is transitioning. The answer is not to insist that the parent not do so but to provide some serious counseling for both parents and children together. We need to start with the fact that people who transition are in considerable distress from gender dysphoria. They are inexorably drawn to transition as a means of relieving their suffering.

How a hate group created Pompeo's Commission on Unalienable Rights

Mike Pompeo
via NPR
ADF International worked with Mike Pompeo for a year (and possibly longer) to create Pompeo's new Commission on Unalienable Rights. ADF International also defined what those “rights” are. ADF International is a separate entity but Alliance Defending Freedom (an anti-LGBT hate group) funds and controls the organization.

Pompeo's new group is headed by Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard law professor and former ambassador to the Vatican under George W. Bush. Glendon represented the Vatican at the 1995 Beijing Conference on Women sponsored by the United Nations. Glendon's mission was to impose Catholic teachings on society. Notably, Glendon opposed the use of condoms to prevent HIV infection.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Dr. Michael Brown's Transgender Tango - Again

Dr. Michael Brown
Just to be clear, Dr. Michael Brown is not an MD. He has a Ph.D. in literature. Today's merry contribution from Brown is titled: The Great Transgender ‘Awokening.’ It is another example of the same nitwits making the same idiotic arguments denigrating transgender people because the existence of transgender people creates a conflict with scripture (according to the arguers).
It's not a very original argument:
The great enemy of the radical transgender movement is science. Biological realities can be stubborn, and no amount of human tampering can change those realities.