Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sandy Rios of the AFA gets martyrdom mixed up with injustice

How did I miss THIS idiocy?

The following video below is radio talk show host and American Family Association director of governmental affairs Sandy Rios at a recent religious right event. She pushes the usual "bathroom fears" about the transgender community and other lies about marriage equality.

Then she says something which is supposed to be serious, but comes across as inane. She says folks should be ready for "martyrdom"

Martyrdom, or sacrificing your very life for a cause, be it your faith or whatever. Martyrdom because this is soooo much better for America?:

And this is so much worse?:

Apparently Ms. Rios has gotten it backwards. Historically, it is for the cause of justice that people lost their lives, i.e. defending the little man, providing comfort and assistance to those in need, or just simply speaking out in the face of violent oppression. Gays getting married and transgender males and females not being looked at as predators is simple justice overcoming injustice. No one has EVER become martyrs for the cause of injustice. And that's not going to change. Period.

''Religious freedom' bill could backfire against Indiana' & other Wednesday midday news briefs

Gen Con Threatens To Take Popular Convention, And Millions, Out Of Indiana Over Religious Freedom Bill - Indiana legislators passed an awful "religious freedom" bill and Gov. Mike Pence says he will sign it. Okay. It's on. . .
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) reconsidering 2017 convention in Indianapolis if RFRA is signed into law - And on . . .  

Businesses take stand against Religious Freedom bill - And on. Make no mistake about it. Any victory for the "religious freedom" folks in Indiana will be purely pyrrhic. And it's only the beginning and not just for Indiana. 

In other news: 

 Gay U.S. ambassadors take part in Newseum panel - Not bad. It's a beginning, though the panel needs some tweaks here and there.  

NOM resorts to blatant lying in its 2015 #March4Marriage materials - By the way, NOM is having ANOTHER "March4Marriage," or as it is known -  Battlefied Earth Part 2 .

 Senator Proposes Budget Amendment That Would Force The Government To Hire Anti-Gay Employers - Uh excuse me . . .

Pat Robertson: 'So-Called' Gay People Have 'Destroyed Marriage'- Careful, Pat. You have been highly amusing lately, but do no mess with gay families. 

 18 Small Businesses Who Support Marriage Equality - THIS is wonderful!