Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Matt Barber - 'I will never accept gay marriage!' Gay community - 'We don't care! We weren't going to invite you anyway!'

I have never in my life seen a bunch of people who have this sadomachistic desire to whine about persecution at every turn. Mr. Barber, not accepting marriage equality is not grounds for persecution. If anything, it's grounds to give thanks to God that Barber is one less drip we have to invite to our weddings:

'Ex-gay group wants YOUR music videos!' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Here is your big chance for stardom. The 'ex-gay' group - Voice for the Voiceless - pushing for July to be declared 'ex-gay' pride month is not only demanding a Congressional resolution but they also are sponsoring a music video contest.

Enter if you want but I should tell you that I have this contest practically won with my song "Denial Just Ain't In Egypt." Now I have to find some semi nude male dancers.

In other news:

Orson Scott Card, Anti-Gay Author, Responds To 'Ender's Game' Boycott Campaign - So Orson Scott Card, the NOM board member who has said many, many venomous things against gays (including something about overthrowing a society which approves of marriage equality and how gays are products of molestation and abuse) is  pleading for "tolerance" now that he is at the mercy of the lgbt consumer community. Okay Orson. How about I promise not to cut one in your face when you are kissing my tuckus. (Oh that was so wrong but it felt sooooo good!)

New Federal Lawsuit Challenges Pennsylvania’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage - Dagnabit! See what happens when you let lgbts get married in one place. Pretty soon they ALL are going to want to get married!

6 Things That Will Happen Now That The Sanctity Of Marriage Is Destroyed - Just six?

Another GOP Pol Takes the Portman Route As Ohio Kicks Off Petition Drive To Reverse Marriage Ban - Good for him!

Anti-gay groups will lie like hell to stop ENDA

 On July 10, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will be voting on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This means that the lgbt community and our allies had better get our asses in gear because you just KNOW the opposition are getting ready to push the standard lies.

When things like this happen, one thing which we are vitally missing is accurate information to put out there, bombard folks with, or to overcome all of the lies. And one thing we do need to combat with as much vigor as raising hell at a Cher concert are the lies.

According to Media Matters, here are the top six lies that anti-gay groups spread about ENDA. I've condensed the information but click on the links to read the lies in full as well as information to refute the distortions:
Myth: ENDA Forces Religious Organizations To Hire LGBT People

Fact: ENDA Includes Exemptions For Religious Organizations

Myth: ENDA Creates Special Protections For LGBT Workers 

Fact: ENDA Extends Already Existing Civil Rights Protections To LGBT People
Fact: ENDA Prohibits Preferential Treatment For LGBT Employees

Myth: ENDA Prohibits Employers From Maintaining Dress Codes
Fact: ENDA Allows Employers To Maintain Dress Codes

Myth: ENDA Increases The Risk Of Sexual Assault In Workplace Restrooms 

Fact: Employment Discrimination Laws Haven't Led To Increased Rates Of Sexual Assault

Myth: ENDA Causes Discrimination Against Religious Employees

Fact: ENDA Only Requires Employers To Prevent Harassment Of LGBT Employees

Myth: LGBT People Don't Experience Workplace Discrimination

 Fact: LGBT People Continue To Face High Rates Of Workplace Discrimination

 For those who need a basic definition of what ENDA will do, the following is it:

ENDA would bar companies from factoring sexual orientation or gender identity into employment decisions. Employers are already prohibited by federal law from discriminating over race, religion, age, gender or disability. The proposal exempts businesses with fewer than 15 employees as well as religious organizations.