Having lost on marriage, IL's anti-LGBT org. takes to equating same-sex marriage with junk food
The anti-LGBT Illinois Family Institute has lots of extra energy to exert these days, what with never again having to fight the now-decided battle over marriage equality. Thus they have plenty of time to make fake nutritional labels, which are neither as humorous nor as biting as they surely think:
One must fill one's hours. Personally, I can't wait for their anti-equality diet plan.
NOM now half-step away from watching people have sex, making sure intercourse is proper and procreative
Modamily is a new website where people can match with folks who wish to become or to help others become parents. Everyone who uses the site chooses to do so on his or her own volition, and each individual knows what he or she is getting into when he or she signs up. One goes to the site because it is a site that matches one's wishes.
But leave it to the National Organization For Marriage to police not only our ring fingers but also our gametes. In a new post where they equate the whole process to making a new version of pizza, NOM (in words attributed to prez Brian Brown) is attacking this new social media concept simply because NOM staffers don't care to use it.
Tellingly, this is how Modamily answers a frequently-asked-question about its clientele make-up:
--Single men and women, gay or straight, wanting to co-parent
--Gay male couples wishing to find an egg donor for a surrogacy arrangement, or a known donor who will also be involved in the child's life
--Lesbian couples looking for a sperm donor — this may be an anonymous or known sperm donor who could be part of their child's life
--Men wishing to donate their sperm
--Women wishing to donate their eggs
--Women wishing to be surrogates
--Men and Women looking for medical and legal information on how to become co-parents
This makes it crystal clear: Modamily isn't about helping those who have trouble conceiving become parents, even if perhaps through unconventional means.
No. Modamily is about changing the very notion and identity of parenthood.
FULL: Can You Make a Better Pizza? NOM Marriage News [NOM]
No, actually it's about helping people become parents. Just because NOM doesn't accept that the notion and identity of parenthood can, in fact, expand beyond a married man and woman doesn't change the reality of our known world.
Since my husband and I became parents—together with our daughter from her first breath of life, the only people to ever feed, soothe, or provide for any of her basic needs—these kinds of attacks have taken on a disgusting new weight. I know, without discussion or debate, that the act of parenting is defined by something other than marriage (which we are), number of parents (we happen to be a committed duo), gender (we happen to be men), or whether or not your ability to produce ejaculate spurred the child's creation. Parenting is a loving bond. It's a dedication greater than oneself. It's an indescribable connection—a willingness to lay down your own life for the well-being of a person who you've only known for months, weeks, or even seconds. Regardless of the form or structure, these are the characteristics that bind parents together.
NOM is determined to convince the world that gender, number, and choice to enter into a marriage is what makes or breaks a family. It's a lie—a shameful fallacy. NOM's is a dangerous deception that gives a pass to many bad parents and, if left to extend to its myopic end, would deny opportunity to many great ones.
Audio: Cincinnati radio host thoroughly smacks down AFA's Bryan Fischer; 'why are you losing sleep over this?!'
Making the point that cross-dressing and drag in entertainment has a long history ranging from Shakespeare to Milton Berle, Ohio radio host Scott Spear throughly clobbered Bryan Fischer and his current obsession regarding the Macy's parade. It's quite delicious:
'They are going to hate us': How an aggressive anti-LGBT movement 'justifies' radical discrimination
Of all of the lines that the anti-LGBT conservatives use to "justify" their radical push for discrimination, this kind of thing might just annoy me the most:
I hear social conservatives say it all the time. "We are going to be hated the way Christ was hated." The idea is that the pro-equality movement's pushback and scrutiny means they are doing something good. Something biblical. Something right.
But they are wrong. The truth is that these anti-LGBT figures bring this wave of resistance on themselves, and they could alleviate it if they wanted to. They just don't want to. They want to continue to deny and demean LGBT people, because their ingrained biases tell them to do so, while also soothing their own souls by telling themselves that other people's heartbreak/disgust/resistance is a foregone conclusion.
It's yet another "win-win" tactic, one of many that the pointed and determined discriminators of America use to make their radical agenda seem like anything other than what it is. This movement has workshopped lines to take the onus off of every one of their rights-depriving acts. They say they are simply "loving the sinner and hating the sin" so that they can pretend their cause is geared toward actions and not people. They claim they are "protecting" marriage and family rather than denying those concepts to others so that they can act as if their votes against certain kinds of taxpayers are morally sanctified acts in favor of virtue. They use lines like, "we know who wins in the end" so that they can salve over the hopeless feeling they experience whenever they realize that LGBT equality is inevitable. And yes, they claim that "people are going to hate us" because it allows them to shirk responsibility for the chosen acts of antagonism that provoked the pushback.
It's elementary-level obvious. And while this fanciful game of faux justification might have some efficacy when it comes to how well these chosen discriminators of America sleep at night, it does nothing to change the common understanding that does (and increasingly will) surround this modern civil rights debate. History sees and understands what it really going on; the history books know that the side that claims to be "hated" is the team that could have stopped it all from happening.
GLAAD: Anti-trans forces not waiting for ballot initiative to fail, looking for 'victims'
Audio: Brad Dacus, leading opponent of CA's trans rights law, prays LGBT people out of 'Satan's dominion'
Brad Dacus is one of the figures leading the charge to repeal California's law protecting transgender students. On the most recent agenda of his radio show, he admitted what his fight is really all about.
After interviewing both an "ex-transgender" and an "ex-gay," Dacus concluded with the following prayer to save people from "Satan's dominion":
[SOURCE: Brad Dacus Report, 11/30]
This is what drives me so crazy about debates like the current one over trans rights in California. We know what the people leading the charge truly want: for us to not be L, G, B, or T. That is the end game; that is the goal. It's not about this policy or that law—it's about "changing" us. In almost every instance, this is the underlying motivation.
Yet we are supposed to pretend like we don't know that and continue to engage them in a two-sided conversation, as if they are having anything resembling the same conversation as us. It's maddening, frankly.
If you think that LGBT people are under Satan's snare, you are probably not going to support a policy that makes life a little more accommodating for them and their "devilish" ways. It is not unfair to point that out! In fact, responsible media outlets covering this and other LGBT rights debates should do so, and clearly.
Melissa Klein shunned a lesbian customer because of her 'lifestyle'—but is 'shocked' at how mean people are
Melissa Klein made national headlines when she and her husband told a lesbian customer that they could not and would not make a cake for her wedding ceremony. But she's the "victim" of course:
SOURCE: Focus on the Family
"Better and nicer people"? What, because turning away a client while she's planning one of the happiest events of her life is both good and sweet?
I swear, while this movement and its militant push for discrimination is the obvious bad thing that brings us all to this fight, these folks' refusal to take responsibility for anything is the more annoying aspect of the whole debate.
Shimon Peres lights a candle for peace
It's a workable plan for peace in the region, if you ask me. If there's anything that can heal decades of tension, it's a meticulously stocked open bar at a gay wedding.
It worked for cousin Norm and aunt Ida, so why not the West Bank?