Do we turn again to our DRAG QUEENS to save us?
Is it time to bully the bullies
a bigoted belief system?
IS MORALITY JUST A SMOKE SCREEN
FOR RELIGIOUS EGO'S?
want you to believe God makes mistakes?
then God sent
Jesus to clean them up.
Jesus came to show us that even by death,
we can't be separated from GOD.
Jesus said; "The meek will inherit the earth."
The meek are the egoless.
Can we do it without showing our ego?
According to the Reverend Kapya Kaoma of Zambia,
much of Africa’s anti-homosexuality movement
is supported by American evangelicals.
Lobbying for the bill in Uganda
has been generously funded by conservative
U.S. Christian organizations that range from evangelicals
to Catholics to Mormons.
Let's bully the bullies to stop.
What give them the right to bully us?
What is the real difference between winners and losers? Does God really favor some people over others? Or have winners simply learned the thrill of conquering every challenge that life throws at them, by just knowing the end result will be just fine? Is faith the universal law of attraction at play here? Or is it just a strong belief in knowing and visualizing the end result before it even happens as Jesus taught us to pray?
Meet the Anderson family. All four sibling have enhanced not only their faith and belief in a God, but their parents and communities faith as well. Robby suffered a broken neck at the age of 16 and was paralyzed from the neck down, Beth survived growing up gay and moved to the west coast to join the crusade against hate crimes, and Michael stayed closeted to protect his parents from the hate towards gays. After being sober for a year he challenged the workplace intolerance and changed aviation history when he got his employer a large domestic airline to join the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association helping to change the way airlines treated their gay employee's and customers towards the verbal gay bashing and Michael helped fight for zero tolerance in the workplace. And Sharon left the husband who held her at gun point to establish her town’s first domestic violence programs. The inspirational poetry she writes has recently been published. So yes, the Andersons have done quite well for themselves just by their own thoughts about it. Their faith in knowing that in the end...that everything is going to be just fine. Everything happens for a reason and that is to bring out the best within us. That knowledge replaces fear and when fear is gone we’re left with acceptance and love. Still nothing could prepare them for the call they were about to receive.
Losing everything you have is one thing but being told your misfortune is the wrath of God is quite another. This is when Michael takes on perhaps the biggest challenge of his life as he follows the trail of hatred and bigotry back to the blurring of Biblical law with civil law. There he discovers gays were not the only ones being interrogated, persecuted and demonized. With Michael’s story comes clarity of the damaging effects of organized religion on society and poses the burning question of what do we believe in now that we know much of what we’ve been taught is wrong? Have Christians used the Bible to advance their own views of a bigoted and at times an angry God by keeping men from bonding with one another? How can that be if God is an All Unconditional Loving God?
Listen to Tony Perkins being a BIGOT.
belief system with a
This also makes you a BIGOT John C. Nienstedt,
a bigot when believing in a bigoted belief system?
A bigoted belief system it is,
with a bigoted, and at times an angry God,
a God with an ego who will send you to a
place called hell.
Is that your GOD?
The Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt,
Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
You may wish to know that the Church's teaching on homosexuality is a very balanced one. It can be summarized in the following three paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: (Par. 2357) "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction towards persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures.
Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred
Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition
has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They
are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life.
They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.
Under no circumstances can they be approved."
(Par. 2358) "The number of men and women who have deep-seated
homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively
disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with
respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in
their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will
in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's
Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition."
(Par. 2359) "Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of
self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of
disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and
should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection."
*** This is so wrong! ***
*** Done In Heavens Name???? ***
Hate groups doing it in the name of God as
they suppresses others of their dignity.
Is It ego or for the love of God they do this?
On January 18, 2013, a new documentary by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams premiered worldwide at the Sundance Film Festival. In God Loves Uganda, Williams aims to make American Christians aware of how their collection plate donations might be contributing to programs abroad. Williams, a gay man raised in a devoutly Christian household, made his video in response to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is awaiting approval in Uganda’s Parliament. When asked by interviewer Kevin Ritchie why he chose to focus on the evangelical missionaries rather than the LGBT activists in the country, Williams replied that he is “much more interested in the people who want to kill me.”
To understand the anti-gay missionaries, Williams made an effort to surround himself with those people that made him the most uncomfortable. Despite the missionaries’ hateful rhetoric, “they’re still a person” and he wanted to create a successful dialogue that would help the audience learn and grow. Called “the most terrifying film of the year” by Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer David Courier, Williams hopes the film will impact debates in the U.S. surrounding evangelicalism and foreign policy.
Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill
In addition to the Constitution Amendment Act of 2005, which prohibits marriage between persons of the same sex, homosexuality is also criminalized under the Ugandan Penal Code.
According to the International Federation of Human Rights, the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill would significantly broaden this criminalization and contribute to an increase of arbitrary arrests, physical violence, and discrimination against LGBTs. Last year, David Kato, a prominent LGBT human rights defender in Uganda, was murdered after his name and photo were released in the news.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was originally introduced to the Ugandan Parliament in October 2009 by David Bahati, a Ugandan Member of Parliament (MP). Upon the introduction of the bill in 2009, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fielded a personal phone call from Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who expressed U.S. opposition to the bill.
According to investigative journalist and author John Sharlet, Bahati is a member of ‘The Family’. Based out of Washington D.C., The Family is a secretive fellowship of powerful American Christian politicians who are anti-gay and anti-abortion. In his book, The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, Sharlet investigates The Family’s critical role in formulating the original Anti-Homosexuality Bill introduced by Bahati. In an interview with the New York Times, Bahati said that the idea for the bill first arose from a conversation with members of The Family in 2008, because it was “too late” in America to propose such legislation. According to the Reverend Kapya Kaoma of Zambia, much of Africa’s anti-homosexuality movement is supported by American evangelicals. Lobbying for the bill in Uganda has been generously funded by conservative U.S. Christian organizations that range from evangelicals to Catholics to Mormons.
There is a prevailing belief in Uganda that homosexuals recruit people into their sexual orientation. In a December 2010 interview with Rachel Maddow, Bahati proclaimed that $15 million had been invested in Uganda to “recruit children into being gay.” He asserted that children are tempted with money used to “lure them into the practice of homosexuality.”
In regards to Ugandan views of homosexuality, Ugandan Edith Gwokyalya said, "In my opinion, we Africans hold our cultural expectations in high esteem. Homosexuality is one of those things that are culturally viewed as taboo, therefore the idea of it is greatly rejected. " Gwokyalya says that although some people feel that homosexuality is their right, it does not change the cultural perception, and so gays are still looked down upon.
Strong opposition from international governments and civil society organizations helped delay the bill for more than two years. In February 2012, Bahati reintroduced the bill to Parliament amidst applause from fellow MPs. Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, announced that she would pass the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas present” to Ugandans.
Is Homosexuality the Real Issue?
The bill is seen by many as a distraction for the country’s underlying problems. Many members of Parliament see the bill as a unifier, a guaranteed popularity booster. Those opposed to the bill believe it is being kept alive to distract Ugandans from the real issues; in December oil legislation stalled, and several European nations cut aid to the country because of a corruption scandal. Be that as it may, homosexuality legislation remains an undeniably prominent issue for Ugandans.
Although many details of the bill have been kept confidential, the reintroduced bill contains such punitive measure as a seven-year sentence for consenting adults who have gay sex, life sentences for people in same sex marriages and even jail time for those that do not report known LGBTs to authorities. Unlike the original bill, Ugandan lawmakers say that the new bill does not contain the death penalty clause for “aggravated homosexuality.” This includes homosexual acts in which HIV is spread, or gay adults who have sex with minors. It was this clause that gave the 2009 bill the notorious nickname, the “Kill the Gays bill.”
Published on Apr 18, 2013
Music video by Kacey Musgraves performing Follow Your Arrow (AOL Sessions). © 2013 Mercury Nashville
Could God experience love without us?
Could God only imagine what true love is?
Where are you at with letting
God experience life through you?
Why does it matter?