Posts Tagged ‘homosexuality’

Maggie Gallagher Meets St. Peter

September 1, 2010

Not that kind.

Tragicomedy.

March 17, 2010

I was watching a movie on television a couple nights ago, and I mean late-late-night, so why don’t you just cue up the strip club commercials right now. But I digress. I didn’t come here to talk about strip club commercials. I CAME here to talk about Booty Pop. I saw the Booty Pop commercial no less than HALF A DOZEN TIMES within one movie, and I seriously was laughing so hard I would have fallen on the floor, had I not already been lying on the floor because it was late-late-night and everyone else was asleep and I had to keep the volume down. Observe.

Call me crazy, but I just don’t see the attraction. All I see is this.

THEN I showed my mother the commercial and SHE awesomely connected the dots to THIS.

Oh yes, she said it. She said, and I quote, “Bump Its for your butt!”

In other news, you know a movie is really and seriously tragic when it’s interrupted fourteen hundred times by inane infomercials and it still leaves you devastated and crying on the floor.

What’s up with you, right-wingers?

December 14, 2009

You hate it when girls won’t wear dresses to formal dances. Sooo…the more girls wearing dresses, the better, right?

Wrong! You also hate it when too many members of the wedding party are wearing dresses!

So, um, what’s left? Oh, I know! I bet you’d be happy if everyone would only throw off the shackles of clothing and run around naked as the day they were born. Oh, but wait…darn! So what say you, right-wingers? What, exactly, ARE women allowed to wear?

Oh, I see, it’s not the outfits you have a problem with? So, hmm..when you refuse to let girls wear tuxes to school dances, it’s not really a fashion issue or in any way political, it’s just because you hate the girls.

Oh, but wait! you say. We don’t hate anyone! We hate the sin, love the sinner! Then, um, if you neither hate these people nor their clothing in itself, what’s your deal, hm? Go on, paint yourself in a corner. We’re going dancing, see you later.

Why I Oppose Straight Marriage [by SerenaDante]

September 13, 2009

[I hope you enjoy this list as much as I do. Written by SerenaDante, the infamous Xanga sex blogger…]

These are the reasons why I oppose straight marriage:

-Marriage should be between two people of the same sex. Who says? Well, I do–duh. I’m an expert at defining words, and marriage means “an institution between two women or two men.” It has nothing to do with my religion either, it just has to do with my head…I have a mental dictionary, you know!

-Straight couples are awful at raising children. Look around. It’s obvious. You see straight couples raising children who end up being criminals ALL the time. And–this is the worst thing of all–straight couples even turn their children straight! *shudder*

-Straight relationships are so immoral. You know, I have this really old book that was written by a bunch of weirdo people, and it says that straight relationships are wrong. Obviously, I don’t need to think for myself–this book tells me everything I need to know about the world! It definitely has to be 100% right, so that’s why straight relationships, including marriage, are not appropriate in our society.

-Straight people overpopulate the planet. And that’s horrible. we shouldn’t have even more children being put into adoption centers, or being left out on the street, or being allowed to starve to death. Not anymore! Actions must be taken against this constant procreation and mindless encouragement of human reproduction by straights.

-If straight people are allowed to marry, then we’ll be seeing marriages between animals and humans soon enough too! It’s a fact, especially since animals are able to give their consent to marry, and they can even sign the piece of paper too. (Actually, this is why we should never have let white people get married–now the straights are using that as an excuse to be allowed to as well! So wrong…)

-Straight sex is disgusting. I would never have straight sex, and neither should you. We should stop all penis-in-vagina sex right now! It spreads so many STDs, every single day! Not to mention that penis-in-vagina sex can really hurt people if they’re not careful about it–one of my straight friends (yeah, I have straight friends) told me how he accidentally made a girl bleed because he wasn’t paying attention to where he was putting things, and he was going way too fast. So for their own good, we need to forbid it.

-Being straight is obviously unnatural. Oh wait…but animals in nature are straight pretty often. Oops…um…well…uh, you know what, we’re not animals! Definitely not, we have nothing in common with other mammals. So that means we should know better than to do the things that animals do.

-If I let people get a straight marriage, then my marriage won’t mean anything anymore. Because straights will try their hardest to break up my marriage once they have theirs, because they’re out to get me, not equal rights. And anyway, my spouse will want to divorce me and get a straight marriage too. After all, she doesn’t actually love me or anything like that, she’s just married to me because I was the only person available at the time.

So, ladies and gentlemen, this is why we shouldn’t allow straight marriage–it’s a vice!

P.S. by the way, I’m not a heterophobic bigot for opposing heterosexual marriage. It’s not like I hate straights–I even told you guys I have a straight friend. I just hate straightness! And I’m not doing anything wrong by trying to deny people equal rights on account of who they are either. Nope. So don’t call me anything mean, like intolerant or prejudiced or anything like that, because I’m not! It’s just my opinion.

I can’t believe people actually think this is right.

January 29, 2009

Court: Christian school can expel lesbian students

A California appeals court ruled this week that a private Christian school has the right to expel two students over an alleged lesbian relationship that was in violation of the organization’s “Christian Conduct” rule.

In a 3-0 ruling, the Fourth District Court of Appeals upheld California Lutheran High School’s right, as a private, religious organization, to use religious criteria in making admission and discipline decision.

The school is not a business enterprise, the appeals court ruled on Monday, and therefore not covered in the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

“The school’s religious message is inextricably intertwined with its secular functions,” wrote Justice Betty A. Richli in the appeals court opinion. “The whole purpose of sending one’s child to a religious school is to ensure that he or she learns even secular subjects within a religious framework.”

The appeals court ruling relied on a 1998 California Supreme Court decision that allowed the Boy Scouts to exclude gays and atheists. The Boy Scouts of America, which had faced similar discrimination charges, did not have to comply with the state’s anti-discrimination law because it was a social organization, the state High Court had ruled.

The Riverside County-based school had expelled the two girls, then 16, for having a “bond of intimacy” that was “characteristic of a lesbian relationship.”

In 2005, a student had reported to a teacher that the girls said they were in love with each other and referred the teacher to the girls’ MySpace pages. One girl indicated she was bisexual on her MySpace page, while the other said she was “not sure” of her sexual orientation. The school’s pastor said that when he confronted the girls over the suspected lesbian behavior, the girls admitted they had hugged and kissed each other and told other students they were lesbians.

The school’s pastor suspended the two girls but the directors of the school later expelled them.

The two students, who were only identified in court documents as Jane Doe and Jane Roe, sued the school for violating state anti-discrimination laws.

Court documents show that the school has a policy of refusing admission to homosexual students and its “Christian Conduct” rule provided that a student could be expelled for engaging in immoral or scandalous conduct, whether on or off campus, including homosexuality.

The girls were expelled for “conducting themselves in a manner consistent with being lesbians,” said John McKay, attorney for California Lutheran, according to the Los Angeles Times. He noted that the girls never disclosed their sexual orientation during the litigation.

McKay said the school’s mission statement is to educate students based on Christian principles.

The Association for Faith-Based Organizations (AFBO), a coalition of over 830 California Christian schools, had sought to intervene in the case to protect its member schools’ First Amendment right to make admissions decisions and disciplinary decisions consistent with their religious beliefs.

Members of AFBO include California private religious schools, such as Biola University, The Master’s College, Point Loma Nazarene University, and Simpson University, that have religious admissions criteria substantially similar to Cal Lutheran and require their students to abide by rules prohibiting all forms of extramarital sexual conduct.

Attorneys with Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law & Religious Freedom and the Alliance Defense Fund had filed a motion to intervene on behalf of AFBO. The court denied the request since it decided in favor of the school.

“Christian schools should be able to make admission and discipline decisions consistent with their religious beliefs. The Court of Appeal’s decision preserves that right for Christian schools in California,” said CLS litigation counsel Timothy J. Tracey.

“The court understood that this right would be violated if Christian schools were subjected to liability under California anti-discrimination laws for expelling students who engage in homosexual conduct.”

The Cal Lutheran case is not unique. Four years ago, a 14-year-old girl was expelled from a Ontario Christian school in California because her parents were lesbians. The school’s admission policy states that at least one parent cannot engage in immoral practices such as cohabiting or engaging in a homosexual relationship.

[This just makes me really, really sad. Because it’s totally a “Christian Value” to discriminate, to treat others unfairly and unjustly, and to teach kids early on that they are the right and good and “the others” are wrong and bad. And really, why don’t we just take this all the way. If we’re going to use the First Amendment to justify crap like this, why don’t we just do away with anti-discrimination laws at all? Because I’m sure anti-discrimination laws violate the personal beliefs of everyone who likes to discriminate. I have to stop right this minute, or I’m going to get so mad I have to write someone a letter. Well, I might do that anyway.]

Perspectives.

December 11, 2008

A roundtable discussion including Shane Claiborne :]

and Mike Huckabee on the Daily Show:

Ray Boltz is gay.

September 16, 2008

No, I’m being serious. Unfortunately, he’s getting a lot of hate from the “Christian” community, including some former fans.

On his website, Ray says, “A few years ago I made the decision to retire from contemporary Christian music. I had won awards, performed in front of thousands of people, and sold millions of records. Still, I believed that if people knew who I really was, I would never be accepted. During the last few years I’ve learned that there are many people who feel the same way I did. One church in particular has helped me in many ways. The Metropolitan Community Church was started forty years ago by Rev. Troy Perry in the Los Angeles area and has an outreach to the LGTB community. I am happy to announce that I have accepted an invitation to perform at two of their churches.”