Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Anti-gay counseling student wins settlement' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Julea Ward, Michigan Counseling Student Expelled For Gay Views, Wins Settlement - Expect the religious right to be crowing over this one. However don't be deceived. Ward didn't win on merits but solely because the university decided to settle. In other words, she was lucky to be backed by a religious right group with deep pockets and eager to appeal every loss she suffers. Still, it sends a message about counselors who don't want to counsel us or our children - we won't put up with the disrespect. And in light of our recent victories, I say let the religious right enjoy this minor victory. Let them savor it and make sure it's the last victory they receive for a long time.

 NOM moves forward with 'Gays Against Gay Marriage' meme - So NOM will move with its supposedly secret, nefarious plan of astroturfing a gay movement against marriage equality even though it's not so secret to us all. Now that's just tacky. There is no style in duplicity and master plots of evil anymore. It's almost depressing.  

Politico Poll Needlessly Skews Marriage Equality Favorability - Nate Silver accused Politico of treating politics like a sports game. I would say he was as exact about that as he was about the 2012 election.(In case you don't know, Silver predicted an Obama landslide in the face of a lot of derision and opposition, which ended up making him look like a king while his opponents looked like a stable of horses' asses.  

Barber: Almost Half of Gay Men Were Sexually Assaulted by Pedophiles as Children - Oh Matt, you are going to fit nicely in my upcoming booklet. You should see the picture of yourself on the title page. And now you give me something new to add. I swoon with thanks.


Will said...

The right to practice your religious beliefs is afforded by the constitution of the United States.

BlackTsunami said...

It's not. About her potential clients. What if she becomes a school counselor? Is she going to refuse lgbt students? Or is she going to make their problems worse by expressing her religion on them rather than doing her job?

Glenn Ingersoll said...

It's too bad their enjoyment requires savoring our suffering.