• When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth and George W Bush Was a Popular President

    It is hard to recognize it was only 10 years ago, in 2004 to be exact, that George W Bush proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in all 50 states, and as he was re-elected that year, there were ample suggestions that his win was due to having precisely such amendments on the ballot in many states, boosting turnout among evangelicals. But the tide has turned, and after many years of gay bashing, conservative Christians chickens are coming home to roost, as this poll tells us:

    Fifty-three percent of voters said they felt favorably toward gays and lesbians, compared to 42% who felt favorably toward evangelicals. Eighteen percent said they felt unfavorably toward gays and lesbians, while 28% reported unfavorable feelings toward evangelicals.

    The poll tell us something more, which we already knew.

    The poll found that voters who attend monthly or yearly worship services favor legal same-sex marriage by a large margin — 64% and 68%, respectively. By contrast, respondents who attend weekly religious services oppose same-sex marriage by roughly the same margin — 63%.

    (Of course “there are people of faith on both side of the issue”-meaning, those whose faith is strongest, are on the wrong side.)

    But of course evangelicals, such as the notorious Matt Barber of the Liberty Council (associated with Falwell’s Liberty “University”), are whining louder than ever. And about what? About what has always happened-and is still happening-to gay people can also happen to them. God Himself forbid!

    Sadly, many people, even many Christians, think that I and others are using hyperbole when we refer to this sexual anarchist “LGBT” movement as “homofascist” or the “Gaystapo.” I hope you’ll think again. It’s time to wake up and smell the impending anti-Christian persecution. It’s fully at hand.

    Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned under pressure after gay rights activists demanded that he step down or recant his support of traditional marriage laws.

    Eich donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended the state’s constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

    “CEO Brendan Eich should make an unequivocal statement of support for marriage equality,” a Credoaction petition signed by almost 75,000 people said, per The Inquirer. “If he cannot, he should resign. And if he will not, the board should fire him immediately.”

    On Thursday, Mozilla announced that he had resigned. “Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it,” executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker wrote. “We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves. We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.”

    Do you see what’s happening? Did you read that? That’s fear — deathly fear. Fear of a radical, hateful, intolerant, obnoxious, fascist, evil and power-crazed group of sex-obsessed anarchists who demand that we all affirmatively celebrate their deviant and self-destructive sexual sins and unnatural perversions.

    I’ve often said that these folks want those who speak Biblical truth about human sexuality and legitimate marriage either 1) dead, 2) imprisoned or, if they can have neither of these, 3) marginalized to the point where they can’t even support their families.

    Check No. 3 off the list. I guess they’re working backwards.

    Aside from the “slippery slope” fallacy, what the writing fails to take into consideration is that having a job-CEO or otherwise-is not a right.  Mr Eich can have whatever views he pleases-but he may not necessarily have whatever job he pleases. Just ask the gays in the 29 states where you can get fired for simply being gay-and attempts to end this anachronism at federal level are yet to succeed.

    Freedom is hanging on by a thread, America, and it is those who worship the sin of Sodom that are determined to finish it off once and for all.

    Oh, but he never uses hyperbole!


    Category: Secularism

    Article by: No Such Thing As Blasphemy

    I was raised in the Islamic world. By accident of history, the plague that is entanglement of religion and government affects most Muslim majority nations a lot worse the many Christian majority (or post-Christian majority) nations. Hence, I am quite familiar with this plague. I started doubting the faith I was raised in during my teen years. After becoming familiar with the works of enlightenment philosophers, I identified myself as a deist. But it was not until a long time later, after I learned about evolutionary science, that I came to identify myself as an atheist. And only then, I came to know the religious right in the US. No need to say, that made me much more passionate about what I believe in and what I stand for. Read more...
    • ThePrussian

      It is quite astonishing how quickly this issue was sorted out; how quickly people started _got it_.

      My own point on this has always been to ask, whatever you think about the ‘traditional’ definition, why the loved ones of soldiers wounded in battle should not be called to their side, or why the partnet of twenty-two years of the first American woman in space should not receive the benefits due to her? I still have not had a good answer, or any answer for that matter.

    • when dinosaurs walked the earth…


    • Henryten

      This could be the perfect dilemma.

      SIDE ONE: Forcing this man to quit from a private job compromises both his right to Free Speech and Religious Exercise. The issue is not what he believes but whether he has the right to freely speak (and believe). This whole business may not have been illegal but it is un-American.

      SIDE TWO: If I am gay, it feels like this person has committed a heinous crime of oppression. He tried to block my basic right as a human. What if he supported miscegenation laws and wanted them reinstated. That’s how I feel if I am gay or have a loved one who is gay.

      • NoCrossNoCrescent

        UnAmerican maybe, just as unAmerican as countless states having laws on the books allowing for people to get fired for no reason other than being gay. I’d have more sympathy for the Religious Right if they displayed the slightest inclination to see that changed. And when they speak of “freedom hanging by a thread” that could just as easily be about the fact that as recently as 2013 former VA AG was trying to bring back sodomy laws through the back door (no pun intended).