Gay Atheist.

  • Daniel W. posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 1 week ago

    By the way, that buggery law in Trinidad and Tobago was declared unconstitutional. I’m sure this won’t be the end of the story, but it’s nice that not all news is bad. In case you don’t often read the Antigua Observer, here it is: https://antiguaobserver.com/trinidad-buggery-law-deemed-unconstitutional/

    • You would think that the church leaders down would be more concerned with all the dry humping that goes on every J’OUVERT MORNING than someone’s sexual orientation.

  • Daniel W. posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    hinduism, buddhism, seikhism, and jainism and homosexuality.

    What Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism really think of LGBTI people will surprise you

  • Daniel W. posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    It’s intetesting to look at Trinidad’s ethnic demographics. The country’s origins are about 40% from India, 40% from Africa, and 20% all sorts of places.

    Religion-wise, it’s about 1/4 protestant, 1/4 catholic, and 1/4 hindu. The rest is s gemisch.

    We know about protestant, catholic, and muslim ideas about homosexuality. What about Hindu?…[Read more]

  • Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    @tomsarbeck

    It very well could be the case. There have been no shortage of homophobic crusaders spitting out vile word vomit against LGTB, and then getting caught having gay sex…in a bathroom, in their own political office, via Grindr, in hotels under false names, with masseuses and escorts, and lets not forget the religious leaders who are a…[Read more]

  • Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    @danielw

    quote:

    ” think that, living in a homophobic country and culture, that someone like Jason Jones should be commended for his courage and fortitude. I know nothing else about him, but can’t help but admire this part of him, that he takes action in a big and public way, against culture persecution, to bring about change. How wonderful to s…[Read more]

  • Daniel W. posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    What I like most about the article, is not the reading about some tin pot dictator wannabee christian potentates, and their tiresome repeat of the same old shit, but rather this:

    “The group’s ire seems to stem from the expected outcome of the unprecedented case in which gay activist Jason Jones is challenging this country’s homophobic law…[Read more]

  • Tom Sarbeck posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m straight but a cousin I grew up with, having tried straight marriage, realized he was gay. In the late 1980s, not having ended his marriage, he died of AIDS and his wife inherited.
    In San Francisco, gay men I knew responded to xian Jerry Falwell’s persistent attacks by saying his attacks enabled him to deny his own homosexualty. Ditto for the…[Read more]

  • Davis posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    @zweifel

    Yes. A fitting quote. The cause of all pointless human suffering, is one one group of people dehumanise others. Making some people less than others. Usually the most vulnerable. Almost always by the most powerful.

    Religion usually excels at the dehumanisation game. Most especially abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism).…[Read more]

  • Zweifel posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Proof that life imitates art. – love the name of the bishop in this news irem
    The Trinidad Express reports:

    People who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, homosexual or transgender should not have the same rights as “normal” people. That is the view expressed by the Christian non-governmental organisation, T&T Cause. The group is led by Bis…[Read more]

  • Daniel W. posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 6 months, 1 week ago

    Here’s an interesting retrospective regarding John Boswell’s contention that the Catholic Church was not actively homophobic for a few centuries after its founding, and same-sex marriages were performed in the early church. I remember when this first came out in 1980. people were shocked. Boswell died of AIDS shortly after the publication. It’s…[Read more]

  • Billie M Jones posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    I am not gay, I do support gay rights. I am also looking for Atheist friends. I am new here.

  • Quincy started the topic Gays in Russia. in the forum Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 7 months ago

    I guess I’ll get the balls rolling here. I’ve been following the many stories about gays in Russia and how they are treated. Beaten, robbed, raped, tossed in jail and even murdered. How sad it is that Trump has not come out once and denounced the treatment of gay people in Russia, even though he calls Putin a wonderful and great leader. I won’t…[Read more]

  • Zweifel posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hey, I have a question for the group – are there any arguments against equal rights and respect for gay people that aren’t religious? (IMHO saying it’s “unnatural” doesn’t count, because if it were actually unnatural there wouldn’t be any of us right here smack in the middle of nature.)

    OK, two questions – why aren’t fundamentalist religionists…[Read more]

    • There are no rational arguments of course but humans are not generally rational. Gays are different than the majority and minority groups have always been oppressed. Religion came along and simply provides the pseudo rationality to justify the oppression.

      • You’re right, rationality isn’t very relevant to people for whom the only part of an argument that matters is the conclusion they want. I love Stephen Fry’s comment:
        “It’s the strangest thing about this church – it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now, they will say we, with our permissive society and rude jokes, are obsessed. No. We hav…[Read more]

    • There is the (pretty weak, imo) argument that anal sex has a higher risk of spreading disease.

      There’s also the argument that if gay men are repressed, they are more likely to have children and pass on their (higher average intelligence) genes.

      All in all, pretty weak arguments when put against equal/human rights.

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