goodreasonnews

goodreasonnews:

After picking out her dream bridal gown at a Somers Point bridal shop, Alix Genter received a call from the store’s manager, who said she wouldn’t work with Genter because she’s a lesbian.

The manager of the salon, in Somers Point, N.J., said she didn’t want to be associated with “illegal action.”

Apparently, Donna was stunned to learn, after reviewing your customer-information sheet, that you’re a lesbian. On the paperwork, you’d crossed out the word “groom” and written “partner” instead, and then inserted your fiancée’s name.

“She said she wouldn’t work with me because I’m gay. She also said that I came from a nice Jewish family, and that it was a shame I was gay. She said, ‘There’s right, and there’s wrong. And this is wrong.’ “

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Above is the audio from Alix’s phone machine left by Donna The Bigot.
Pissed off about this? Tell the bigoted manager. Her name is Donna:
spotthebun@yahoo.com 609-926-0699

stfuhomophobes:

goodreasonnews:

“35 years of prayer couldn’t get rid of my homosexuality. My name is Steve and I am an Ex Mormon.”

This video of an ex-ex-gay exposes a lot about the cruel, hateful cult of Mormonism and the junk pseudo-science of ‘conversion therapy.’

This is specifically about an ex-Mormon who went through horrid “reparative” therapy, but I’d like to remind everyone that we have allies in the Mormon Church as well, even if they sadly get drowned out. There are good people to be found and brought out.

stfuconservatives

stfuconservatives:

feministlibrarian:

“Court rules against Christian couple who claimed their beliefs on homosexuality should not prevent them becoming foster carers”

~The Guardian (UK)

A Pentecostal Christian couple have lost their high court claim that they were discriminated against by a local authority because they insisted on their right to tell young foster children that homosexuality is morally wrong.”

Hatred and intolerance should not be forced on kids. They wanted to take 5-10-year-old foster kids - a very impressionable age. I think the court got this one right.

I disagree with this ruling. I do not agree with the couples’ view on homosexuality, but the most important need is to give kids loving homes and safe environments. Keeping children from that because of one of many religious views that could be destructive or confusing is wrong. Why not keep all religious people from being foster parents? No, folks. That’s unloving to these kids.

I have made a decision. I will no longer debate the issue of homosexuality in the church with anyone. I will no longer engage the biblical ignorance that emanates from so many right-wing Christians about how the Bible condemns homosexuality, as if that point of view still has any credibility. I will no longer discuss with them or listen to them tell me how homosexuality is “an abomination to God,” about how homosexuality is a “chosen lifestyle,” or about how through prayer and “spiritual counseling” homosexual persons can be “cured.” Those arguments are no longer worthy of my time or energy.
Bishop John Shelby Spong in “A Manifesto! The Time Has Come!”