Friday, 25 May 2012

UK ex-gay "Christian therapists" all whiney about being discredited

Lesley Pilkington, a "Christian therapist" who believes that homosexuality is sinful, practices a controversial counselling technique known as “reparative therapy” involving counselling and prayer.  Her ridiculous methodology was exposed by an undercover reporter who revealed that "during the session she asked him whether he had been abused as a child or bullied at school and whether any of his relatives had been Freemasons as a possible cause of his homosexuality."

Freemasonry causes homosexuality????

From further down the article 'Andrea Williams, director of the Christian Legal Centre, said: “People who practise reparative therapy are increasingly pushed out of the public sphere.'

Well yeah, because it doesn't work, causes damage and is based on a faulty model.

What did you expect?

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

They're calling for Concentration Camps

I wish I was making this up.

I pray to God that I'm just having "one of my bad days" and I'm hallucinating or my paranoia's running out of control or it's a waking nightmare or a really, really bad migraine.

*sigh*  Nope.  Read it and weep.  Church member defends NC pastor: LGBT people ‘worthy of death’

There it is.  They literally want us behind barbed wire and they might deign to drop us a food package once in awhile, although that looks like an afterthought.

If it was just the pastor ranting away it would be one thing, but his followers are flapping their yaps about it as well.  Reminds me of the Phelps gang.

My wife IM'd me a link this morning talking about how Fox news viewers are least informed of what's actually going on in the world.  This is hardly new - the conservative "echo chamber" is a well-known artifact.  Just look at Free Republic (actually, don't - they don't needs the hits, JimRob is having a nervous breakdown and the site is just hard on the eyes).

Here's how it works.

Decide upon a "truth".  Let's do "reptilians are taking over the earth".  (OK, that's scary, the spell checker let it through).  Find media outlets friendly to your position and only listen to those media outlets.  Only buy from businesses that are "non-reptile zones".  Don't allow your children to attend school because they teach vertebrate biology which includes reptiles.  Instead, home-school your kids using a curriculum obtained from a special publishing house that only does non-reptilian-friendly literature.  Hell, buy all your books from there.  Read no other literature.  Do not trust encyclopedias because they were written by reptilians.  Everything you thought you knew about US history is wrong - it was written by reptilians.  Do not listen to the radio except the one allowed non-reptilian station.  Same with TV - only watch Fox News.  The only website you're allowed on is Reptilian-free Republic.  Drop all your old friends, shun all your relatives.  If they aren't actively fighting reptilians, then they are against you.  Don't let your children have any friends - they might be corrupted by reptilians.  Go out in your back yard and start digging - the reptilians are coming and you'll need a nuclear-safe bunker.

OK, enough of that.  Now substitute "liberals" for "reptilians" and you've got the Fox news mindset.

So they're finally going to build the Afghanistan pipeline

Turkmenistan agrees trans-Afghan pipeline gas deals

Besides being opposed to the Rabid Religious Right and a QUILTBAG activist, I'm also heavily involved in US and world politics.  A number of years ago, I ran an anti-oil wars website that included a map of the Afghanistan pipeline.  The site has since been taken down (not the first time that's happened to me, Diebold had my vote fraud site taken down).  If you've seen Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911, you've seen the map.  He stole it from my site.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Of course it doesn't take the Phelps clan long to lose it bigtime

Shirley Phelps-Roper@DearShirley
Well of course he does! His pretense that he didn't want #FagMarriage was fraud! #GodHatesFagMarriage #ImminentDestruction @1PatriciaMurphy
Rebekah Phelps-Roper@WBCVideo this news? RT @AP: Obama says he supports gay marriage, came to conclusion after talking to family, friends..
Megan Phelps-Roper@meganphelps
Surprise! Obama supports fag marriage, the ultimate insult to that most beautiful husband/wife relationship symbolizing Christ & the church.

Megan Phelps-Roper@meganphelps
Hey, @BarackObama! How many "person affirmations" does it take to change God's standard? #OneManOneWomanForLife #FagsAreAbominable

Should've sent"Fags Doom Nations"sign. #perfect MT @daveweigel: RT @kate_sheppard: RT @marcambinder Activist sent this:

It's absolutely exhilarating watching this nation-full of proud sin & hard speeches-sprint to its doom for fags w Beast @whitehouse in lead!

Rebekah Phelps-Roper@WBCVideo
It fits. His faith=damnable heresies. Via @AP: @BarackObama says gay marriage may rankle religious conservs but Golden Rule guides his faith

President Obama backs Gay marriage

Just announced a few minutes ago.  I'll post a bunch of links.

ABC News (via Yahoo, video doesn't work in Canada)

Huffington Post (Canada)

CBS news

CBC news

Global News

President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president.

In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.

"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told Roberts, in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday. Excerpts of the interview will air tonight on ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer.”

In related news, Romney opposes it.

CBS news on Romney