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Metalheads and gays, comedy gold from Steve Hughes!

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I was hanging out with a good  friend of mine over the weekend, and he was astonished I’ve never heard of Steve Hughes, metalhead comedian from down under, he promptly made me watch this clip! It’s a few years old but totally still relevant. If you can spare the 10 minutes I suggest watching the whole video, otherwise I’ve clipped it where he starts his bit about his homophobic metal friends and gays, you have got to watch it!

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The war about gay marriage is over; let’s stop the battles

The change in Americans’ views about equal rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) is unprecedented, and the changing views on gay marriage is the best example.

In 2004, popular support for same-sex marriage was 30-40 percent. Now polls show support around 55 percent. Gay couples can now wed in 19 states. Laws prohibiting gay marriage in 30 states are being challenged, leaving North Dakota as the last holdout.

For religious people who view opposition to LGBT orientation as discriminatory and an example of bigotry, the use, or rather misuse, of the Bible is particularly disturbing. Two brothers recently had their HGTV program cancelled, due to past anti-gay remarks, and cited their “faith” as the reason.

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The Bible does not condemn homosexuality

The Bible does not condemn homosexuality – that idea is a misinterpretation and a complete misunderstanding of what was originally meant – if you examine the Hebrew & Greek texts, and consider the culture, time & place they were written, it’s not about gays at all.

The Bible has been used to justify slavery, inquisitions, apartheid and the subjugation of women. Now read what the bible really says about homosexuality !

Disney to pull Boy Scouts funding

Disney to pull Boy Scouts funding by 2015 over policy banning gay leaders

According to Disney’s charitable giving guidelines, groups become ineligible to receive Disney funding if they “discriminate in the provision of services unlawfully or in a manner inconsistent with Disney’s policies on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, or sexual orientation.”
 

Today’s lies from Putin: Gays are welcome in Russia!

queer.nation.putin.lies.“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation” Putin told Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on an inspection visit in Sochi on Monday. - Via Reuters

Photo taken from Queer Nation’s Facebook.

BOOK REVIEW – “What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality”

As Father Helminiak points out, the Bible has no concept of homosexuality, which is a modern concept and word. What one can study is what the Bible says about what we would class as some forms of homosexual behavior. But the biblical authors lacked the concept, and so could not classify anything as homosexual. Therefore, there can be no general condemnation of homosexual behavior (our concept) in the Bible, like it or not. That’s the fact.

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Pastor Joel Osteen opens up about God and homosexuality

The mega-church pastor insists that God ‘accepts you, he approves of you.’ And when pressed during a recent interview if that included gay people, the televangelist offered a surprising answer.   
“I’m not trying to get them to join my religion, I’m just trying to plant a seed of hope in their heart.”

Pope Francis on homosexuality…

“In Buenos Aires I used to receive letters from homosexual persons who are ‘socially wounded’ because they tell me that they feel like the church has always condemned them. But the church does not want to do this. During the return flight from Rio de Janeiro I said that if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge. By saying this, I said what the catechism says. Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.