Stuff I Care About

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Very Interesting Photo Essay on Ground Zero

Here is a really interesting photo essay on Ground Zero. There has been much debate on this whole Mosque thing there.... I think that the discussion is difficult, and I have been having trouble formulating a solid opinion. Nevertheless, I know two things. When I went to Ground Zero, I was shocked and troubled by the Christian presence there. And, secondly, I feel that noone would be crying about it if the property was being used to erect a MegaChurch.... I digress, and this is the "beauty" of capitalism. This essay is a poignant summary of what should be discussed, and I really enjoyed it. Take a look for yourself. As always, all comments are welcome.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Getting the Queers Outta the Hood

So, I stumbled on this one on Facebook today. This video shows a group of people banding together to remove a group of Bible Thumpers praying in front of a same sex couple in a quiet neighbourhood. Makes me proud that they will not stand for this bigotry and hatred anymore. I love that ordinary citizens are removing them, not the authorities. Here it is:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Proposition 8- A Nice Hateful Summary of How Religious Institutions Feel About It.

Yesterday, I was so happy to hear that Proposition 8 had been overturned. I never really understood why the gay community stood for it in the first place. Lobbyists and organizers should have suggested to them that they all move away from the state in protest. Then, watch the government retract when they began to see who was really paying for the state. Civil disobedience would have captured everyone's attention.

Nevertheless, I digress.

I initially wanted to post an article highlighting the homosexual perspective on this issue; the joy at being given a very basic legal and civil right in the "land of the free"; The United States of America, where even slaves were allowed to marry. Then, this article came up, completely illuminating the dark undertow of hate that religions feel entitled to share with the rest of us. This is a nice little summary of public statements made by various groups when it had been overturned. The hypocrisy is shameful, and a really great example of how "backwards" this type of brain works.

Check it out.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Christian Horizons- Part 2

Last year, I posted about a woman who was taking her employer to The Supreme Court for her dismissal. She had been working at Christian Horizons, and had signed an employment contract with a morality clause indicating that she would not engage in immoral behaviour while working for them. This including gay affairs, drinking, and adultery. (The Nerve). Anyway, she came out of the closet, and they fired her. Well, the courts have started weighing in, and here are the results. They are bipolar at best. The court has maintained that the agency is within their rights to dictate the choices of their employess, however, they wrong in dismissing her. Might I add, they are also receiving public money. Huh? Here is the link, check it out.