Wednesday, November 18, 2015

'Indiana saying no to refugees, yes to anti-gay bill' & other Wed midday news briefs

Indiana has bad priorities

With two stunningly ugly actions, the state of Indiana practically NAILS what's wrong with American Christianity these days:

Pence: Indiana won't accept Syrian refugees - While Indiana Governor Mike Pence appeals to hysteria by refusing to allow the state to accept Syria refugees . . . 

Indiana Republicans Introduce The Most Anti-LGBT LGBT Rights Bill Ever - members of his party will be pushing the most vicious anti-gay bill through the state legislature. It's that new Bible they are following; the one with the verse which says, "use any excuse to preserve xenophobia and homophobia cause if one thing Gods hates more than homosexuals, it's those brown skin people who aren't victims but the victims of terrorism, but who gives a crap. They aren't Christian anyway."

 Tony Perkins: Refugee Resettlement Shows Obama & Liberals 'Hate America' - Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council apparently not content with being extremely hypocritical last night with regards to the Syrian refugees, wants to extend his ignorance.  

Parents' friend calls their gay teen son 'fag', parents immediately cut friend out of their life - Oh yeah. I would have cut that fool, too . . . out of my life . . .  

Everything You Need To Know About The New Attacks On Caitlyn Jenner In One Sentence - Caitlyn Jenner is catching a lot of flack. She has been called a disgrace to women, a disgrace to the transgender community, a disgrace to the lgbt community because allegedly she plans to vote Republican in the next presidential election. Just cut it out. I may not be happy with some of her statements and choices but she is still a part of our community. I think the problem lies with folks anointing her as the transgender spokesperson for the community. We simply have to stop relying on celebrities. I am one for visibility but I am also one for intelligent visibility and pushing the good people we have into the spotlight instead of lucking out on having some celebrity come out. Just my thoughts which may or may not have anything to do with the article.  

House lawmakers launch bipartisan transgender task force - Now THIS sort of action is what we need to be pushing and supporting in droves.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you up to a point on Caitlyn Jenner. I have to disagree with you on her voting Republican. Being a member of the LGBT community does not automatically grant immunity from criticism. Anyone supporting Republican candidates, a party doing everything in their power to destroy the lives of LGBT people and their families, is just shoving their head up their butt. This is a party that is still spreading fraudulent fear about all LGBT people and transgender people in particular. Some support executing LGBT people. That is very unacceptable and I will criticize her and Andrew Sullivan and the Log Cabin club for lending their tacit support. I find Caitlyn to be rather tone deaf on a number of issues and I don’t count her as a role model/spokesperson for anyone. She has been reckless in her remarks and in her actions. She deserves support, for her bravery in coming out in full view of the public eye and being her authentic self. However with great privilege comes great responsibility. She has definitely let the LGBT community down in the political arena.

steevee said...

I agree that Jenner has made a number of dubious and questionable remarks and wonder if her politics will become more liberal as she lives longer openly as a woman. LGBT supporters of the GOP puzzle me; they certainly have a different sense of self-interest than I do. That said, it seems a tad hypocritical for our community to loudly proclaim the virtues of diversity, difference and tolerance and then freak out when anyone LGBT expresses political views to the right of Bernie Sanders.

BJohnM said...

Is Indiana going for honorary southern state? They seem to act more and more like Texas.