Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'Boycott Target = Street preacher madness' & other Tue midday news briefs

Here is something American Family Association's "Boycott Target" movement did accomplish - a hilarious video compilation of folks screaming in Target stores while being booed by customers and generally wrecking the positive ideas of Christianity. I wonder will this video become as popular as the "Farting Preacher" video (As seen below. You know I simply have to include it): 

In other news: 

 Pedia-trick-cians - Just in case you didn't hear, Snopes.com nails the fraudulent American College of Pediatricians for astroturfing anti-lgbt lies.* (see addendum below) 

DJ Takes Blame for Padres' National Anthem 'Unfortunate Mistake,' Apologizes to Gay Men's Chorus - Far be it from me to pull a deeper meaning out of this, but what the hell. I actually believe this guy and feel kinda sorry for him. I have read that many of my lgbt colleagues aren't buying his apology and that makes me wonder. I recognize their right to disbelieve because we have faced so much nonsense in our lives that we are very guarded when someone seemingly attacks us. But sometimes there are explanations to things like this and as a community, we should be able to sometimes accept someone's apology. 

Why the conservative war against transgender rights is doomed to fail - This article makes wonderful points.  

Church of Scotland votes to allow ministers to be in same-sex marriages - Sweet! 

Addendum - While I am happy that the American College of Pediatricians is being called out in a public way, I am also going to point out that I called them out in 2009 and 2010. Sue me already. It's the "Truman Capote" in me: 

 The American College of Pediatricians and the Laundering of Junk Science

American College of Pediatricians, NARTH pushes new site featuring old anti-gay lies

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