Thursday, June 21, 2018

In a plea for donations LIfeSite reminds us of its anti-Semitism in addition to LGBT hate

John-Henry Westen
John-Henry Westen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com
Wednesday, according to LifeSiteNews: Liberals viciously attacked this GOP official for sharing a LifeSite story. Will you stand with her? The post was written by John-Henry Westen who is a co-founder of LifeSiteNews. The purpose for the post is to ask for donations. Apparently, giving money to the hate group is to support a politician. LSN's tax status is also an issue of interest that I will address at the end of this article.

Westen explains (emphasis per original):
Recently we saw an example of one cultural influencer, Republican official Vicki Kissack, using our reporting on LGBT issues to reach her wide sphere of influence. She instantly became a target of left-wing attacks simply because her sharing of our article on Facebook was having a significant influence that cultural Marxists could not tolerate.
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Kissick’s sin was nothing more than shining a light into darkness with truth - truth that was recognized as having great power.

In a racist rant AFA decries renaming a public school for President Obama

President Barrack Obama reminds us that, in contrast to his successor, some very decent people have occupied the Oval Office. Some of his critics are lacking in morality.
The anti-LGBT hate group, American Family Association, is extremely distressed that a public school in Virginia was renamed for President Obama. It had previously been named for Confederate General J.E,B. Stuart. The black guy replacing the Confederate “hero” is more than they can handle. AFA's writer creates a tirade of anger that builds to a bigoted conclusion expressing their every grievance.

Never mind that Stuart was a traitor who fought to preserve slavery:
The school board’s decision comes in the wake of the attack on the South’s preservation of its Civil War history, which erupted last year in various locations across America.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mark Regnerus allows his biases to affect his analytical judgment

Mark Regnerus
Dr. Mark Regnerus, Defender of the Faith™ has taken to the blog of Witherspoon Institute with: Scientists Have Unwittingly Revealed that the Obergefell Decision Did Nothing to Diminish Sexual Minority Distress.

Regnerus doesn't seem to understand that, in the aftermath of the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, some states were determined to allow public accommodations and even government employees to deny service to gay couples. One of the tactics that has been used is preemption which nullifies municipal nondiscrimination laws.

Pink News & Media Matters err in response to #dropTheB

Bisexual people have our unconditional acceptance for good reasons.
Part of the disingenuous campaign that originated in far-right, anti-LGBT space
I respect both outlets. Pink News and Media Matters are highly valued resources. Having said that I have some issues with their response to the right-wing effort to divide us with #droptheb which is reminiscent of a faux 2015 campaign to drop the T. I say faux because these things do not originate in the LGBT community.

On June 15, Pink News ran with What is #droptheb and why should you care? The piece includes:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

An answer to Jon Del Arroz re transgender people and mental illness

Jon Del Arroz, who apparently writes fantasy novels, has also written what is probably a defense of the faith. Tuesday, according to his piece at The Federalist, Jon Del Arroz has been victimized: After I Said Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Twitter Blocked My Account.

I do have a mental illness! I suffer from acute PTSD, a result of being ambushed and shot point-blank with a .45 to put the brakes on an audit. My disorder is resistant to treatment. I take a number of medications; an interesting assortment of different sizes shapes and colors. They are to cope — not to cure. To go to the store I have to don earphones and listen to music, otherwise I am overwhelmed. Oh, and I am useless on the telephone. A side-effect of the meds is aphasia. People on the other end might as well be speaking in Urdu.

I will accept the Godwin

Whatever extended family I had in Europe went up in smoke. It started with dehumanizing Jews as vermin. It progressed to a series of laws that denied Jews German citizenship and it culminated in the systematic murder of six million people whose only offense was being of Jewish decent.

We are not murdering people but we are acting like Nazis. In our name our government is intentionally traumatizing and permanently damaging thousands of innocent children by separating them from their parents at the border. Eventually a kid or kids will die in one of the tents or substandard shelters.

CNA: "Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod"

Vatican City
Worldwide, about 2.1 people are Christian and nearly 60% of those are Catholic (Islam has about the same number of adherents). Centralized and hierarchical, the Vatican has enormous power over an enormous number of people. It is the source of much LGBT oppression. Dogma defines belief.

In advance of the youth synod, the Catholic News Agency cited the “official working document:”
On the issue of homosexuality, the document emphasized the need to be open and welcoming to everyone, including non-believers, those of other faiths, and also the LGBT community.