Category Archives: Protest
Francis George, a Catholic Cardinal, is heard above comparing people involved in the Gay Liberation movement to those of the Ku Klux Klan. When the reporter states that the remark is a rather harsh comparison, George explains that they both have a common enemy: the Catholic Church.
Personally, my belief is that the KKK’s enemy was a majority of the people who live in America, not just those of Catholic descent. And as gays, we don’t have any enemies…we are seen as the enemy. It’s one fucking day, a day that we go out and celebrate who we are despite the belief that who we are is sick… to some people. The parade passes many businesses I’m sure, and if they looked into how their parade affected each business, I’m sure there would never be a parade. This is not a deliberate attack on the church nor is it a protest in any way.
I’m going to go ahead and make a better comparison, that if said on the news, would most certainly cause an uproar:
The Catholic Church is like the Ku Klux Klan. The church discriminates against me because of my sexuality and the KKK discriminated against minorities because of their origins. Fitting, isn’t it?
- Chicago Cardinal Warns of Gay Pride ‘Ku Klux Klan’ Against the Catholic Church: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Cardinal George: LGBT movement could ‘morph into Klu Klux Klan’ (thegrio.com)
- Cardinal George: Chicago Gay Pride Parade Could ‘Morph Into Klu Klux Klan’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Slogan Used By Ku Klux Klan, Anti-Immigrant ‘Know Nothing’ Party (brandtstandard.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Slogan Used By Ku Klux Klan, Anti-Immigrant ‘Know Nothing’ Party (huffingtonpost.com)
Just yesterday with my parents we were discussing this exact issue. My mom, who works at a National bank, can no longer wish people a ‘Merry Christmas‘ in case it offends them. The tree lighting that was referred to as a ‘Holiday Tree Lighting’ was viewed as a way to attack the Christians, their faith and the meaning behind Christmas when in fact it was just a way for everyone to be included in the celebration.
I’m an Atheist so when it comes down to it, I do not believe in Jesus nor do I want to praise and give thanks to something or someone who I feel is about as mythical as Santa Clause. Although, I have grown up celebrating Christmas and come to love it whole-heartedly. For me, Christmas is not about religion, but about being with friends and family, embracing the cold weather and taking time to appreciate the little things like taking joy in giving to others. Sadly I believe that the religious aspect is insignificant seeing as most people either feel the way I do on the Holiday no longer representing Jesus; But I also don’t agree with the greed aspect of corporations trying to capitalize on the Holiday and taking advantage of people during a season that represents love, compassion, selflessness, and respect.
I am an atheist. I love Christmas. I love my friends. I love my family. And instead of getting irritated or feeling attacked because people won’t allow you to say something or you are saying the wrong thing to them, just remember that the fact they acknowledged you at all and extended kindness was a gift in itself. If it wasn’t your birthday, you believed it wasn’t your birthday, and a stranger had just said ‘have a great birthday’ before walking off, you would not feel that they were being malicious and attacking your religious beliefs or intentionally trying to offend you, would you? No. They were trying to be nice without actually knowing your intricate background, including: religion, morality, political views, etc.
It’s the HOLIDAY SEASON…just be happy, be nice, respect and be kind to anyone and everyone. Life’s too short. Especially if you’re an atheist and believe this is your ONE life. Nothing more
- A Few of my Favorite Things #7…What God Wants for Christmas (wondersofhislove.com)
- Ontario MP demands end to ‘ban on Christmas cheer’ (news.nationalpost.com)
- Video: Merry Christmas from Mariah, Madonna and the Muppets (heatworld.com)
- Ask Richard: Should I Help My Parents with the Church Christmas Pageant? (patheos.com)
- Poll of the Week: What Kinda Gifts Do You Buy for Christmas? +94% of Christians, 56% of Non-Christians and 82% of Non-Believers Celebrate! (ginosblog.com)
Allentown City Surveillance cameras capture Allentown police officer ramming a 14 year-old student against a parked car. After that he backs away and pulls out his taser. Although the minor puts up her hands in surrender, he zaps her in the groin, and she goes down in agony. She had to be hospitalized so the barbs could be removed from her. Date is 9/29/11.
On September 29th, 2011 Keshana Wilson, from Allentown, Philadelphia was tased by police and has since filed a lawsuit against the officer and department for their actions. She was with a group of her friends outside of Dieruff High school, when the police officer, Jason Ammary, approached.
There does seem to be some missing footage, the footage that would show what led up to the officers actions, but unfortunately only the last bit was caught on camera. Wilson believes this evidence will be enough for her case considering that she had put her hands in the air to show that she would not fight, just seconds before Ammary tased her.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had interrupted a breakfast that Bob Garon was enjoying at Chez Vachon in Manchester, New Hampshire. Normally his breakfasts were pretty uneventful, but on this morning Mr. Romney was in town to receive an endorsement from Manchester mayor Ted Gatsas.
The irony is so amazing in this story. Garon just so happens to be a gay Vietnam vet and was with his legally wed husband, Bob Lemire, when Romney approached their table. Romney was inquiring about Garon’s military experiences, but the 63-year-old Vietnam vet turned the tables and started asking the Mormon candidate more about his views on gay marriage and benefits for LGBT service members.
Garon asked if Romney would support repealing the New Hampshire law legalizing gay marriage. The flailing candidate said yes, because “marriage is between a man and a woman.”
As ABC News reports:
Garon responded, clarifying that what that meant was that if Romney is elected he would not support any legislation that would change the law so that gay servicemen would get the same benefits as heterosexual couples.
“I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney said. “We apparently disagree on that.”
“It’s good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights,” the 63-year-old New Hampshire resident responded.
“No, actually I think at the time the Constitution was written it was pretty clear marriage was between a man and a woman,” Romney said, just as one of his campaign aides chimed in that they had “to get going” to another Fox interview.
“Oh, I guess the question was too hot,” Garon quipped to Romney and his aide.
- Mitt Romney confronted by gay vet (examiner.com)
- Gay Vietnam Veteran Confronts Mitt Romney on Same-Sex Marriage, Military Benefits: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Romney grilled on gay marriage by gay NH veteran (mercurynews.com)
- Gay Veteran Puts Mitt Romney In His Place! (perezhilton.com)