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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: Oppression of gays is ‘new Apartheid’

The Most Rev. Desmond Tutu explains why he cannot stand on the sidelines as LGBT people struggle at the hands of their oppressors. “God sits there and weeps,” he remarked, “because God is saying ‘do you know what? You are all my children.’”


RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PRIEST: WORLD CUP AN ‘ABOMINATION’
Looks like someone is a little bitter that his home country didn’t win a single World Cup game. So he attacked the World Cup in an op-ed. Look at those football players gaying it up with their flamboyant shoes and wild hair styles. 
That’s all you’ve got? Just be sure not to gay up Sunday service with Tchaikovsky's music! 
Tchaikovsky’s All Night Vigil here. 

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PRIEST: WORLD CUP AN ‘ABOMINATION’

Looks like someone is a little bitter that his home country didn’t win a single World Cup game. So he attacked the World Cup in an op-ed. Look at those football players gaying it up with their flamboyant shoes and wild hair styles. 

That’s all you’ve got? Just be sure not to gay up Sunday service with Tchaikovsky's music! 

Tchaikovsky’s All Night Vigil here. 

(Source: thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)


TWO SETBACKS FOR LGBT EQUAL RIGHTS IN THE USA
Mississippi’s Queer Jim Crow law (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) is now in effect. Any business owner can refuse service to LGBT people by claiming their religious views conflict with the business transaction. Still some municipalities are challenging this law, and some businesses are affirming that they welcome everyone. 
Also, Major LGBT and Civil Rights Organizations are dropping support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would bar discrimination in the workplace. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Pride At Work, and the Transgender Law Center no longer support the watered-down bill with its broad religious exemptions. Only The Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA.
Lastly, the President is still preparing an executive order barring discrimination against current or prospective LGBT federal contractors. Catholic Charities and the others crying for religious exemptions are now joined by Rick Warren. The religious exemption would water down the executive order and render it useless.
After the Supreme Court’s decision that the religiously affiliated for-profit Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to provide employee contraception, LGBT advocates feared The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would create more harm than good if passed. The bill had no chance of passing through the current House of Representatives at any rate. 
We fight on. -GCI

TWO SETBACKS FOR LGBT EQUAL RIGHTS IN THE USA

Mississippi’s Queer Jim Crow law (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) is now in effect. Any business owner can refuse service to LGBT people by claiming their religious views conflict with the business transaction. Still some municipalities are challenging this law, and some businesses are affirming that they welcome everyone. 

Also, Major LGBT and Civil Rights Organizations are dropping support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would bar discrimination in the workplace. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Pride At Work, and the Transgender Law Center no longer support the watered-down bill with its broad religious exemptions. Only The Human Rights Campaign continues to support ENDA.

Lastly, the President is still preparing an executive order barring discrimination against current or prospective LGBT federal contractors. Catholic Charities and the others crying for religious exemptions are now joined by Rick Warren. The religious exemption would water down the executive order and render it useless.

After the Supreme Court’s decision that the religiously affiliated for-profit Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to provide employee contraception, LGBT advocates feared The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would create more harm than good if passed. The bill had no chance of passing through the current House of Representatives at any rate.

We fight on. -GCI



Dear right-wing gayophobic Christian parents of America:
Will you please stop it now with the being purposefully ignorant? Just stop being crazy right now. If you love what the Bible says, love all of that the Bible says. Learn about gay people. Learn about LGBT-affirming Christians. Learn about Christian gay people.
Just … you know:learn.Open up. Imagine the Holy Spirit reallyisinside of you, and reallyistalking to you, just like Jesus said would happen. Just like is happening with you right now.
Do you really think that’s the Holy Spirit telling you that God has a problem with people being gay?
If you listen just a little bit harder, don’t you think that voice sounds an awful lot likeyourvoice, rather than God’s?
Come out here with us into the light. It’sniceout here. There’s more God out here. There’s moreloveout here.
Please stop making life so much harder than it has to be. Than it’s supposed to be.

Those are the words of straight ally John Shore in response to a straight woman who wrote him after her family and friends attacked her for being affirming.
If you’re not familiar with John Shore, check out his stuff here.

Dear right-wing gayophobic Christian parents of America:

Will you please stop it now with the being purposefully ignorant? Just stop being crazy right now. If you love what the Bible says, love all of that the Bible says. Learn about gay people. Learn about LGBT-affirming Christians. Learn about Christian gay people.

Just … you know:learn.Open up. Imagine the Holy Spirit reallyisinside of you, and reallyistalking to you, just like Jesus said would happen. Just like is happening with you right now.

Do you really think that’s the Holy Spirit telling you that God has a problem with people being gay?

If you listen just a little bit harder, don’t you think that voice sounds an awful lot likeyourvoice, rather than God’s?

Come out here with us into the light. It’sniceout here. There’s more God out here. There’s moreloveout here.

Please stop making life so much harder than it has to be. Than it’s supposed to be.

Those are the words of straight ally John Shore in response to a straight woman who wrote him after her family and friends attacked her for being affirming.

If you’re not familiar with John Shore, check out his stuff here.


Straight Christian, you missed the entire point. When straight people come of age, they don’t think, maybe I should be celibate. The only reason LGBT people think they have to choose between celibacy or an active romantic life is because of straight Christians imposing their views on us. 
And bisexual Roman Catholic, you are correct that LGBT people are still an afterthought the RC Church. DignityUSA called the recent study on LGBT issues “extremely disappointing.” They said the document demonstrates a failure to understand the extent of the problems with official Church teaching on issues of sexuality and family life, and misinterprets the substantial input given by Catholics around the world. “This document was a blow to my stomach,” said Marianne Duddy-Burke, DignityUSA’s Executive Director.

Straight Christian, you missed the entire point. When straight people come of age, they don’t think, maybe I should be celibate. The only reason LGBT people think they have to choose between celibacy or an active romantic life is because of straight Christians imposing their views on us. 

And bisexual Roman Catholic, you are correct that LGBT people are still an afterthought the RC Church. DignityUSA called the recent study on LGBT issues “extremely disappointing.” They said the document demonstrates a failure to understand the extent of the problems with official Church teaching on issues of sexuality and family life, and misinterprets the substantial input given by Catholics around the world. “This document was a blow to my stomach,” said Marianne Duddy-Burke, DignityUSA’s Executive Director.


THE SUNDAY QUESTION
Would any of you care to share the following so we can better serve you: how old are you and what country do you live in?

THE SUNDAY QUESTION

Would any of you care to share the following so we can better serve you: how old are you and what country do you live in?