Sunday, August 28, 2016

Texas B&B owner goes out of his way to offend gays & trans

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Flournoy
Robert L. Flournoy (“Bob ”) operates Texas Forest Country Weddings out his bed and breakfast establishment in Lufkin. He is also an attorney, a 1967 graduate of University of Texas Law. Flournoy is not exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

After turning away a gay couple, Flournoy decided that he was going to put a stop to the effrontery. How dare a gay couple  ask an upstanding Christian business owner to compromise his religious beliefs? So fuckwit takes out a front page advertisement in the local paper.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Olé - Same old crap as Catholic Church beats back Mexico's marriage equality initiative

Mexico's gay community has been watching a very bad rerun translated into Spanish. Many of the cast-members are the same and as for the script; I know all of the talking points by heart. The Church is obsessed with same-sex marriage and imposing their ideology on public policy.

Before I get into this, national marriage equality in the United States occurred on June 26, 2015. Federal recognition of state approved same-sex marriage occurred on June 26, 2013. America's experience with same-sex marriage dates back to May of 2004. In all that time nothing has occurred that anyone can cite as a negative consequence of same-sex marriage. They talk about some baker or photographer who doesn't want to comply with nondiscrimination laws. That's just deflection. They are at a loss but as I said, they are obsessed.

All in the family as Cathy Ruse chimes in

Cathy Ruse
Cathy Ruse also works for an anti-gay hate group. In her case it is Family Research Council (hubby Austin Ruse is president of C-Fam — I wonder what they talk about at night). At FRC's blog Ms. Ruse writes:
My husband Austin Ruse writes in Crisis Magazine today about a new report just published in The New Atlantis—a meta-analysis of many dozens of studies on homosexuality and transgenderism. The results topple most claims made by the homosexual activist agenda.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Another thing that Trump should renounce - HACKING

Donald Trump
If Donald Trump had any class, any integrity, he would tell Mr. Assange (and, perhaps, WikiLeaks' Russian sponsors) that he does not want their help in November. Hacking is theft. Hacking is a serious crime. Releasing damaging, stolen information that is embarrassing to Secretary Clinton is no different than hacking into our voting machines.

In this case the hacking looks more and more like the venture of a foreign government to influence our democracy. I am also revolted that the press has deemed Assange worthy of coverage. He is either a common thief or an outlet for stolen materials which makes him an accomplice to theft which makes him a common criminal.

Great news from a Christian polling company

Sometimes good news for the LGBT community comes from unexpected places. According to Public Religion Research Institute:

A majority of Americans are not in favor of allowing small businesses to turn away services to gay or lesbian people because of their religious beliefs.

As many as 63 percent were against refusing product or services because of religious convictions, and only 30 percent supported such actions.

About 62 percent of the Americans now support same-sex marriage, and only 30 percent are opposed to it.

In addition:

Majority of Americans Oppose Laws Requiring Transgender Individuals to Use Bathrooms Corresponding to Sex at Birth Rather than Gender Identity.

As the old exist commercial used to say: We've come a long way baby!

Biblical Bob Eschliman goes for the absurd

Bob Eschliman
Biblical Bob Eschliman loves conspiracy theories. Friday morning he wrote: “Rumors Still Abound About Obama Third Term, Should We Believe This?” No Bob. This is preposterous speculation that probably served as WND click bait. No one with a reasonably functioning cerebral cortex would even entertain such absurdism.
For years, there has been concern that President Barack Obama would not step down when his second term expires in a little less than 147 days.

Austin Ruse on the attack - including a certain slowly boiled amphibian

Austin Ruse
Friday, Austin Ruse responds to the critics of a recent study authored by Paul McHugh and Lawrence Mayer. It is designed to denigrate LGBT citizens by torturing science to conform to scripture and the catechism of the Catholic Church. Ruse has his hands full because the study does not hold up to even cursory scrutiny and its principle investigator is an ultra-orthodox Catholic and Defender of the Faith (as is Mr. Ruse). 

I am going to take some time with this, and apologize for verbosity, because there are others who are bound to chime in. After all, the mission of the paper in question is to convince the public that the teachings of the Catholic Church represent scientific conclusions. They do not!