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“Don’t demand the right to spit in the face of gay people, and claim you’re being picked on when you’re asked to stop.”

"You can no more teach a child homosexuality than you can teach them left-handedness. Oddly, the homophobes seem to understand this about their own sexuality, but not about other people’s."

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The most inspiring speech I have ever heard. P!nk, I salute you, you brilliant woman. This is for all you ignorant people.

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With Obama’s Signature, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Is Repealed -

"The audience for the ceremony included a who’s who of gay activists, among them Frank Kameny, who was fired from a civilian job as an Army astronomer in 1957 — an act that prompted him to found a gay rights advocacy organization in Washington D.C. and to file a lawsuit which went all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1965 he picketed the White House, in the first ever demonstration there by gays.

Now white-haired at 85, Mr. Kameny also served as an enlisted Army soldier; he signed up in May 1943, he said, three days before he turned 18, and saw “front line combat” in Germany during World War II. He said he was asked if he had “homosexual tendencies” and denied it. “They asked, and I didn’t tell,” he said, “and I resented for 67 years that I had to lie.”

I have chills right now.

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"Some people say homosexuality is a sin. It’s not. God is perfectly cool with it, God feels the exact same way about homosexuality that God feels about heterosexuality. Now you might say, ‘Whoa, slow down. You move too fast. How could you have the audacity, the temerity, to speak on behalf of God?’ Exactly, that’s an excellent point and I pray that you remember it."
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Christian Air Force Officer Vows to Violate Military Regulations if DADT Repealed | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Won’t choose to ‘deal with it’

Letters to the Editor, December 15, 2010

So let me see if I understand this: The Defense Department is proposing to let people who choose to live a homosexual lifestyle serve “openly” in the armed forces (per the Dec. 2 article “DADT study group: Full integration is best”), but won’t allow Christians such as myself the freedom to “openly” share the good news of Christ with our co-workers — as the faith we’ve chosen requires?

DOD officials plan to tell servicemembers who have a problem with those living a homosexual lifestyle to “learn to deal with it,” but they are prepared to counsel and/or slap Christians with paperwork if someone feels “offended” by our witness? Wearing sexual lifestyle choices on your sleeve is OK, but not your faith?

Military chaplains who teach that homosexuality is antithetical to and incompatible with Christianity (which it is) can either muzzle their objections or “leave,” but gays will be permitted to parade their lifestyle choices in front of all?

Bottom line: So I’m free to express myself if I’m a homosexual, but not if I’m a Christian? What disgraceful hypocrisy.

Here’s the truth: I will continue to witness to who I want, when I want and where I want. My commitment to my God supersedes my commitment to the DOD and, if officials are upset about that, then I guess they can “learn to deal with it.”

Department of Defense? More like the Department of Double Standards.

Lt. Col. Stacy L. Maxey

Click through to read the rest of the article — this guy is a total douchenozzle. He’s a born again Christian who believes that openly gay marines would cause life threatening distractions in the field. Meanwhile, he regularly violates military regulations to promote his religion. 

The difference between religion and homosexuality is not the ability to wear it on one’s sleeve. The reason for overturning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is to let soldiers who are gay serve openly without fear of being discharged for an unchangeable part of their biology. Gay soldiers (for the most part) won’t care if their fellow officers are Christian or Jewish or Atheist or whatever (unless those beliefs are intolerant of homosexuality)…because gay soldiers are also Christian or Jewish or Atheist or whatever.

If Lt. Col. Maxey isn’t smart enough to see the difference, then I’m sure we don’t want him in a position of power in the first place. 

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Austin St. John talks about rumors doing porn/gay porn.

Okay, while I’m fascinated by the fact that he actually refuted the gay porn rumors (which I’ve known aren’t true for years), I do wish he hadn’t done so by saying (and I paraphrase) “my straight and gay friends will tell you that I’m the last person you’d think to be gay.”

I guess he’s never heard of gay-for-pay because no one was accusing him of being gay. Just being in gay porn. I get that that’s not exactly something you want on your record if it’s not true, but there are classier ways to say that those were just rumors that don’t involve sounding like it’s an insult just to be gay…especially so soon after David Yost (the former Blue Ranger) came out of the closet publicly, with stories about how he had suffered from homophobic bullying on the Power Rangers set

I’m glad that now I can shut down anyone who tries to tell me that the red ranger is doing gay porn (because I’m so sick of people IRL being like “how do you know, did you watch it? seriously? omg you love gay porn!” and then having to explain ~that~ whole other thing that only the internet understands…), but on the other hand, I wish Austin St. John was as well spoken as David Yost was, because he really doesn’t come across well in this interview.

…and now the 22 year old will get off her Power Rangers soapbox. ^^;;; They were a formative part of my childhood, okay? I’m still allowed to care about them. >.>

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"All human beings are created in the image of God and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect … Embarrassing, harassing or demeaning someone with a homosexual orientation or same-sex attraction is a violation of Torah prohibitions that embody the deepest values of Judaism."
Orthodox [Judaism] Attitudes to Gay People Shift [via]
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"Although it is already banned in Texas, Republicans want to make gay marriage a felony, and they want to criminalize sodomy. Folks, this is a foolproof way to end homosexuality in Texas. Gay people are good, law-abiding citizens. So if we make sodomy illegal, I’m sure they’ll stop doing it. And if they don’t, we’ll send them to jail, where there IS no sodomy. Gotta use the noodle. Gotta use the noodle, folks."
Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, 7.1.10 (via t-timemusings) (via lgbtlaughs) (via interatrial)
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