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What’s The Real Reason The Catholic Church Wants To Keep Gays Oppressed?

What’s The Real Reason The Catholic Church Wants To Keep Gays Oppressed? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Catholic Church is the world’s single largest anti-gay hate group. If we are to minimize its pernicious influence, we must educate societies about the Church’s financial motivations for keeping gay human beings oppressed.
The Church’s business model depends on the cheap labor of priests and nuns, without whom the bullying theocrats at the top of the Church hierarchy would not be able to continue living their lavish and decadent lifestyle.

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Christian Voice blames Tesco fall on gay pride

Christian Voice blames Tesco fall on gay pride | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Stephen Green, leader of the extremist religious group Christian Voice has blamed Tesco’s falling sales on gays.

No, we’re not joking. The retailer’s shares nose-dived today after it reported suffering its worst Christmas for two decades

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Republican Political Theology Demands Special - Not Equal - Rights

Republican Political Theology Demands Special - Not Equal - Rights | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Here is a puzzler of a position, one held by pretty much every Republican candidate and group, but I will let Michele Bachmann’s words stand for all. This is what she had to say at a townhall meeting in Waverly, Iowa the other day:

“All of us Americans have the same rights, we have the same civil rights…There shouldn’t be any special rights or any special set of criteria. We all have the same civil rights.”

Now obviously this is the position of the United States Constitution, that we are all of us equal before the law, with the same rights. But does Michele Bachmann really believe it? Do any of them?

It doesn’t seem so.

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Ultra-Orthodox ‘Torah Declaration’ Calls For Ex-Gay Therapy For All Who ‘Struggle’ With Homosexuality

Ultra-Orthodox ‘Torah Declaration’ Calls For Ex-Gay Therapy For All Who ‘Struggle’ With Homosexuality | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders have secretly passed around a “Torah Declaration” on “The Torah Stance on Homosexuality.” It rebukes homosexuality as being “not an acceptable lifestyle or a genuine identity” and assumes that gays are by definition “unable to find happiness in a loving relationship.” To abide by the Torah, the Declaration stridently demands ex-gay therapy, including of teenagers, to repair “childhood emotional wounds”:

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Secular and non-bigoted alternatives to the Salvation Army

Secular and non-bigoted alternatives to the Salvation Army | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Every year as we head into Christmas, members of the Salvation Army appear in public areas to solicit donations for the organization. It is easy to dig into a pocket and drop some loose change into the bucket, but that may not be the best decision, and it certainly should not give warm feelings of charity and good holiday cheer for those who do.

 

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Bully for Michigan: Religion exemption for school harassment may fail

Good news from Michigan! The state legislature is moving toward anti-bullying legislation that does not include an exemption for religiously motivated harassment.
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Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News

Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Radio host Linda Harvey of Mission America went on an anti-gay rant during her “Christian” radio show yesterday, warning parents to keep their children away from LGBT healthcare professionals.
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It is not proven that contact with a professional medical caregiver, or a caregiver of any kind, can make children gay. It is an insult to LGBT medical professionals everywhere for someone to even suggest that having contact with them can turn someone gay.

 

If you feel the need to keep your child away, it is your choice. Don't go along with someone just because they tell you to do it.

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On Our Radar – The Crash And Burn Of An Anti-Gay Marriage Talking Point

On Our Radar – The Crash And Burn Of An Anti-Gay Marriage Talking Point | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A judge’s decision makes a blatant lie out of this anti-gay marriage talking point: religious institutions will be forced to allow same-sex unions on their property.
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LGBT group boycotts Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign

LGBT group boycotts Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Salvation Army's bellringer campaign is not getting a ringing endorsement from the LGBT community. On The Bilirico Project's website, the reason they are giving is because the Salvation Army discriminates against the gay community.

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Church of Scotland rejects proposals to legalise gay marriage

Church of Scotland rejects proposals to legalise gay marriage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Church responds to Scottish government's reform plan by saying same-sex marriage undermines society...
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I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

I’m Christian, unless you’re gay. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Today I want to write about something that has bothered me for the better part of a decade. Truth is, I’ve been trying to write it off and on for more than a year now, and the right words have been seemingly impossible to come by.
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Why You Shouldn't Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Why You Shouldn't Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Salvation Army has a history of active discrimination against gays and lesbians. While you might think you're helping the hungry and homeless by dropping a few dollars in the bright red buckets, not everyone can share in the donations. Many LGBT people are rejected by the evangelical church charity because they're "sexually impure."

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Dear Christians: You Are Not Being Oppressed.

Dear Christians: You Are Not Being Oppressed. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
You know who doesn’t need a book called It Gets Better? Straight Christians.
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We’re Telling Them They’re Wrong: Why Coming Out Atheist Is Inherently Oppositional

We’re Telling Them They’re Wrong: Why Coming Out Atheist Is Inherently Oppositional | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Yup. Coming out is hugely important for atheists. I assume this is not a wildly controversial statement. Coming out — and making our community a safer place to come out into, and making the world a safer place to come out in — is pretty much Number One on atheists’ To Do list. And yes, atheists have a huge amount to learn from the LGBT communities about coming out, not just the why but the how: what to say, when to say it, how to say it, who to say it to, what to do if people freak out. There are tons of parallels between the LGBT movement and the atheist movement, and the importance of coming out is one of them — as are many of the specific strategies about doing it."

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