Monday, December 21, 2015

A simple question someone should ask Marco Rubio about his bigotry

After watching this clip of presidential candidate Marco Rubio whine about being called a bigot because he opposes marriage equality and would like to reverse the Supreme Court ruling which legalized marriage equality, please answer my simple question. I think my question puts a much needed outlook on the situation:

Okay here is the simple question - Marco Rubio's desired actions would disenfranchise scores of same-sex families, particularly those with children by taking away the rights they earned. So why does it seem that folks are more worried about whether or not Rubio (and folks of his ilk) are called bigots more than the families whom his actions would hurt?

I suggest people ask that question often and aggressively. I don't give a #@! whether or not Rubio worries about being called a bigot. I do care that he is deliberately telling Americans that they are second-class citizens when it comes to families and relationships in spite of the fact that they did everything right to protect their families and relationships.
Sounds like a bigot to me.

'US attention on lgbt equality in Africa causing harm' & other Mon midday news briefs

SPLC gains huge victory over 'ex-gay' group

U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good - A nasty conundrum here which breaks my heart. Calling attention to the negative treatment of African lgbts have emboldened the enemies of equality. 

SPLC suit forces New Jersey group to cease bogus ‘conversion therapy’ program, pay damages - Kudos to the Southern Poverty Center for eliminating a fraudulent anti-gay group. HUGE NEWS! 

Extreme anti-gay activist running for Ohio state legislature - Reposting this morning's item because I neglected to send it out to enough folks and groups.

 Alliance Defending Freedom: the Right-Wing Lawyers Fueling Transphobia in Schools - More proof that the anti-gay right has declared war on our transgender children. We need to be cognizant of this.

Extreme anti-gay activist running for Ohio state legislature

The lgbt community and all sensible people in general may have a new headache stomach ache in the Ohio legislature:

The president of a Christian activist organization will challenge incumbent state Sen. Larry Obhof of Montville Township for the 22nd district in the March Republican primary. . . .Porter is president and founder of Faith 2 Action, a Christian organization that says it opposes same-sex marriage. Before starting the organization in 2003, she was the national director for the Center for Reclaiming America for five years and a legislative director at Ohio Right to Life for nine years.

According to Right Wing Watch:

Porter has also long warned that increasing acceptance of gay rights will turn Christians into criminals who will eventually be rounded up and tossed in jail, going so far as to try and prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on the issue of gay marriage. Recently she produced an anti-gay documentary called "Light Wins" that featured a variety of Republican members of Congress, GOP presidential hopefuls and anti-gay activists warning that gay activists are "grooming" and endangering children, for which they should be held criminally liable.
But for my money, the following video, in which Folger demands that God give people like her control of the media:

Now for those of you who are laughingly proclaiming that Folger would never win a seat in the Ohio legislature, I remind you that stranger things have happened. For example, THIS GUY below is now a member of the Colorado legislature: