Friday, July 10, 2020

The Planned Parenthood Obsession

Our community and Planned Parenthood have common oppressors.
According to American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group:
Jim Sedlak of the American Life League tells [AFA] the nation's largest abortion provider received between $66 million and $150 million in taxpayers’ money.

“That it should never have gotten in the first place because they were not entitled to it,” he says. “Planned Parenthood Federation of America has 16,000 employees, which is a little more than 500.”

Forty-two of 49 Planned Parenthood affiliates applied for the SBA loans and were approved only for the federal agency to realize what had happened.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

SCOTUS ruling in Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru is a license to discriminate

“The important message is that LGBTQ individuals should not accept employment at religious schools.”
The nine justices of the United States Supreme Court
Employment nondiscrimination protection afforded by Title VII extends to religious organization with the exception of ministers. Wednesday's ruling did not change that.

However, the Court has now said that all teachers at Catholic schools are ministers regardless of whether or not they provide religious leadership. In other words, “minister” no longer means minister.

Last October Agnes Morrissey-Berru filed a brief in opposition to the request for the Supreme Court to hear this case. According to the brief:

Liberty Counsel Glommed Over $350,000 in PPP Loans

Mat Staver
Hate Group Leader Mad Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel
via Values Voters Summit
Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, has received between $350,000 and $1,000,000 in Paycheck Protection Program funds. These are loans which will be forgiven with documentation that the funds were used for payroll.

Hate Group Leader, Mad Mat Staver, has not commented on the PPP funds. He certainly will not respond to a question from me!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Oy veh: "Catholic theology on gender could soon be illegal"

Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown must relish ridicule. According to an email from National Organization for Marriage: Catholic theology on gender could soon be illegal. No it could not! Mr. Brown also relishes victimhood.
Last week, the Catholic Church forcefully rejected the entire concept of “gender identity” when it issued a major new text containing religious instruction. In a 300-page Directory For Catechesis, the Church declared that the concept of “gender identity” denies a core biblical truth that God creates human beings “male and female.” Adherents to gender identity theory, however, “denies his nature and decides that he creates it himself.”
“God creates human beings ‘male and female’.” is a reference to Genesis 1:27. Emanations from the Vatican do not concern me until the Church seeks to impose its doctrine on public policy. Obviously, the concept of gender identity is not theoretical. Rather, it is a scientific reality which constructs truth for most rational people.

SBF as Crackpot Magnet

Michael Marcavage
Michael Marcavage is perhaps best known for blaming an annual gay party in New Orleans in 2005 for Hurricane Katrina. This photo is seemingly quite dated. In 2014 Marcavage was in a snit over Burger King's support of Pride.
via Christian News Network
I receive a great deal of email from readers. These include the occasional legal threat. Sullivan protection applies in most matters because most of the miscreants covered are public figures. I rarely write about these threats but Michael Marcavage deserves some attention by virtue of how he attempted to coerce a takedown.

What I recently wrote about Marcavage was taken from federal court records. He tried to disrupt a Pride parade which had a permit from the City of Philadelphia. Police intervened. Marcavage sued the City. He was represented by the now defunct legal division of American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Porno Pete Goes All In on Somerville

Peter LaBarbera
The comically crazy anti-LGBTQ Peter LaBarbera
Tuesday, Hate Group Leader Peter LaBarbera (Americans for Truth About Homosexuality) predicts that ordinances recognizing polyamorous relationships will “start popping up nationwide.” Miss Cleo isn't really dead after all.

As I pointed out on Sunday, the Somerville, Massachusetts ordinance doesn't really do anything. Nor does it have anything to do with marriage or marriage equality. Fundamentalists love being victims even if they have to manufacture the victimization.

Porno Pete suggests that LGBTQ people will endorse polyamory. That is because, in his orbit, everything is subject to either approval or shame. Judgement is required! The truth is that most people are indifferent to how other people live their lives. The existence of polyamorous relationships has no effect, whatsoever, on others.

The Religious Right Idolize Putin for His Homophobia

Vladimir Putin
Shedding the last vestiges of legitimacy, Vladimir Putin is now president of the Russian Federation through 2036. Putin will probably engineer an extension at that time. The religious right are drooling admirers of his bigotry towards LGBTQ people.
via Philadelphia Inquirer
Monday, Martin Bürger's story is titled Russian President Putin mocks US embassy for flying gay pride flag. Be assured that Mr. Bürger is gushing over — not ridiculing — the president of the Russian Federation.

According to Bürger:
Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that a “gay pride” flag flying at the U.S. embassy in Moscow indicates the people working there are homosexuals.

When Putin was told during a televised video conference that the U.S. embassy had a pride flag hanging from the front of its building to celebrate Pride month in June, he asked, “Who works in this building?” When the president was told “Americans,” he responded, “Let them celebrate.”