First and foremost, this is a calculated effort on behalf of specific and powerful anti-gay groups to persecute LGBT Americans, the fact that SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality just gives their plan momentum, the backlash from that is NOT the root cause. (1)
Bryan Adams, Springsteen and Ringo Star are decoys, the same argument could be made of many of the businesses and corporations that are also pulling out and cancelling events in these states. Adams et al., are just easy targets for the simpletons who are too lazy to operate a search engine. I think the only thing special about them is that what they say can reach a wider audience -- in the sense that celebrities tend to be put on a pedestal.
I read about Adams the other night, so the fact that they’re even making these connections (with the Mid East) means they’re already listening to and believing all the anti-gay talking points that the haters want them to think -- they’ve drunk the Kool-Aid.
And what if Mississippi passed Sharia law, or that women had to wear burkas, or any other law that curtailed the rights of heterosexuals? Holding hands in public maybe? Hey, it’s just religious freedom, remember? Then whose side would they be on if these celebrities spoke out? I think we know the answer to that question, so why is it ok to discriminate against LGBT people and not heterosexuals?
Heterosexual-supremacism, the contraction of which is heterosupremacism, just as racism is the contraction of racial supremacism. This has nothing to do with religion and it has nothing to do with “protecting” women in bathrooms. Transgender women using the men’s room is guaranteed to cause assaults and many transgender men have beards and mustaches, are they really supposed to use the ladies room? Isn’t that exactly what they’re trying to prevent?
Their goal is to portray those who are transgender as predators. Is each establishment with restrooms going to be assigned the genital police? These laws will only punish those who appear to be transgender - whether they are or not.
As far as discriminating against gay Americans goes, *religious freedom* my arse. “He made them male and female” they say. Does that mean they endorse the incestuous marriages God DESIGNED for their children? Further, all of the gay bashing verses in the Bible except Romans refer only to men and therefore are not about homosexuality as women are gay too, but that doesn’t stop them from pretending otherwise. And if you hear them use Leviticus to bash gays then they endorse Leviticus including the part that endorses the genocide of gay men (Lev 20:13). Corinthians is another one - only about men. Same with Sodom and Gomorrah, 1) only about men, 2) They wanted to rape Lot’s guests because they wanted to emasculate them, 3) the hero of the story, Lot, offered up his virgin daughters to be gang raped in lieu of his guests getting raped, 4) they turned down the daughters because gang raping women in those days was an everyday occurrence - ho hum.
Romans however speaks of both men and women WHO USED TO BE HETEROSEXUAL. I’ve yet to meet a gay person who “used to be” heterosexual. In denial, yes, hetero, no. Worse than that, the entire reason these men and women supposedly “turned” gay was because they rebelled against God. If that were how things worked, then every sociopath would be gay and every gay Christian would turn straight.
Being gay didn’t make the list of Commandments but adultery did -- something Jesus defined as divorce and remarriage, which is a form of unrepentant adultery. (2)
As supremacists, the first love of haters is pride, namely the IDOL of pride. The first commandment in the Old Testament says “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” The first commandment given by Jesus in the New Testament is “Love God with all your heart, mind and soul.”
They worship the idol of pride and love superiority with all their heart, mind and soul, breaking the First Commandment in both the OT and NT, hence, they are devoid of any and all legitimate religious standing. So anyone complaining of infringement on their religious liberties is full of it.
And so what if they think being gay is a choice or that being transgender is nothing but pretend. We are American citizens and we pay taxes. Taxes that help keep those businesses in business. Our Taxes help pay for the streets, sidewalks, public transit, the police, fire departments, FEMA, a host of municipal services and the salaries of many of these people that make it even possible for them to have a businesses, and especially county clerks who provide marriage licenses. Which makes the targeted discrimination of LGBT Americans a matter of THEFT! And makes public accommodations a fundamental matter of civil rights.
Those who complain about how our fight for equality is “in their face” or being “shoved down their throat” have it ass backwards. If they’d stop passing these discrimination/persecution laws, we wouldn’t need to be “in their face” about it. It’s also too bad they’re not intelligent enough to realize that fighting for gay/LGBT equality requires the use of the words “gay” and “LGBT.”
As an aside, if it should come up, and I don’t particularly care for pride parades, they’re too sexed up for me, but pride used in that sense is not of the supremacist kind, is of the self-worth dignity kind and are meant to relay the message that “you’re not going to make us feel ashamed of ourselves anymore!”
Understand what I’ve written before using it, otherwise they will walk all over you with their anti-gay talking points, all of which are irrelevant, in fact, get used to using the word irrelevant. It shuts down their irrelevant talking points without you having to explain why. It’s short for “It’s not up for discussion,” and you can then steer the conversation back to the reality of the situation. Again, understand it before using it, make it your own, use your own words to describe what I’ve written.
I’ve been at this for over ten years so I wrote this off the top of my head and I’m sure there’s still some holes in it so let me know. And if you hear any horror stories about poor innocent bakers or others put out of business because of the evil gays and their “godless agenda”, assume it’s a lie and Google it.
Don’t memorize what I’ve written, memorize the meaning.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
This link goes to a synopsis of the material, at the bottom is a link to the well organized and contextualized information. Text in brackets is mine:
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"Across the country, these opponents of LGBT equality are working to persuade state legislatures to pass laws known as Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs) — statutes that ostensibly allow individuals to deny goods and services to [TAX PAYING] LGBT people on the basis of their religious beliefs. ... legitimizing the very idea that LGBT rights threaten religious liberty."
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