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French Mayor Refuses To Marry Gay Couple, Could Face Harsh Penalties

French Mayor Refuses To Marry Gay Couple, Could Face Harsh Penalties

Commented Jun 12, 2013 at 08:29:44 in Gay Voices

“Perhaps you're right, but lets be honest. No matter what they did with him, --whether they jailed him or sacked him-- the Catholic Church and the far right would find some way of making a martyr figure out of him and presenting him as the victim. If this is unavoidable, then you might as well lock him up.

Plus given the extreme language he is using at a time of escalating violence and extremism, it's the least he deserves.”
South Sudan Child Marriages At Devastating High

South Sudan Child Marriages At Devastating High

Commented May 29, 2013 at 07:35:36 in World

“That's really well put together. Where did you manage to find all that straw?”
Uganda Government Websites Hacked By Anonymous In Defense Of Gay Pride, LGBT Rights

Uganda Government Websites Hacked By Anonymous In Defense Of Gay Pride, LGBT Rights

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 12:01:42 in Gay Voices

“I'm sorry to say I agree. Americans should focus on their own turf and militant hatemongers like Scott Lively (who the Center for Constitutional Rights is in the process of suing for crimes against humanity) who spread fascist discourses in Africa like that adopted by the Ugandan state.

Plus, I looked at this guy @Dramasett3r's Twitter account. I realise he is trolling, but what on Earth he hopes to achieve spreading hashtags like #opFuckAfrica, I don't know. Talk about immature.”

sfmarkh on Aug 19, 2012 at 02:04:08

“The American press reported Nazi violence toward Jews as early as 1933 but it waw buried in news reports. None the less Americans knew Jews were targeted. It was not until 1942 that Americans found out about the death camps. Imagine how many lives might had been saved had America taken actions (not military) in the 30's or if more of a unified global denouncement of German hate occured.
Keeping silent about abusing any peoples is wrong. There should be more attention to what is going in Africa and more condemnations, especially from religious organizations. Religion and Government go hand in hand in Africa.”

Don Clanton on Aug 18, 2012 at 17:04:04

“You live on planet Earth. Anonymous is planetary.Don't refer to them as some vaguely American organization.”
Bill Keller, LivePrayer.Com Founder, Plans Southern Poverty Law Center Lawsuit For 'Hate Group' Label

Bill Keller, LivePrayer.Com Founder, Plans Southern Poverty Law Center Lawsuit For 'Hate Group' Label

Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 11:45:22 in Gay Voices

“It would appear liberty/constitution loving "conservatives" don't like freedom of speech.

Just goes to show liberty to the Christian right is the liberty to maliciously whip up homophobia, Islamophobia and racial hatred.”

Diane Phillipa on Aug 18, 2012 at 20:37:45

“The belive It only applies to them no one else. Its been a major shock to them over the past few years that freedom speech applies to everyone.”
Anti-Gay Businesses: Is It Better To Fight Them Or Just Avoid Them?

Anti-Gay Businesses: Is It Better To Fight Them Or Just Avoid Them?

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 15:33:15 in Gay Voices

“Chick fil-A donates to the American Family Association whose leader Bryan Fischer has gone on record to say homosexuality should be a custodial offence. They're not alone in this grubby association of course. The American Family Association lobbies the National Prayer Breakfast (lead by a Democrat president). Both are complicit in Bryan Fischer's poison.”
Nun Sister Ruth Augustus Sent Nick Clegg Abusive Letters Calling Lib Dem Leader 'Devil-Worshipper'

Nun Sister Ruth Augustus Sent Nick Clegg Abusive Letters Calling Lib Dem Leader 'Devil-Worshipper'

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 14:37:12 in UK Politics

“She is a very switched-on and intelligent lady actually (with great outfits at that) so I'll take that as a compliment. You just don't care about the threat the Illuminati pose to us God fearing Britons and our children.”

Ppenguinator on Jul 25, 2012 at 17:02:36

“The illuminati as people know them were invented whole cloth in the twenties. The real Illuminati were only active for a few years in the seventeen-hundreds. They don't exist, and her outfits are terrible.”
Nun Sister Ruth Augustus Sent Nick Clegg Abusive Letters Calling Lib Dem Leader 'Devil-Worshipper'

Nun Sister Ruth Augustus Sent Nick Clegg Abusive Letters Calling Lib Dem Leader 'Devil-Worshipper'

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 14:24:16 in UK Politics

“What is that top she's wearing in the first picture? Whatever it is, it looks super fierce with those ironic rosary beads.”
Nun Sister Ruth Augustus Sent Nick Clegg Abusive Letters Calling Lib Dem Leader 'Devil-Worshipper'

Nun Sister Ruth Augustus Sent Nick Clegg Abusive Letters Calling Lib Dem Leader 'Devil-Worshipper'

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 14:22:33 in UK Politics

“I don't get all of these bewildered reactions from the press and internet. Everything she said is completely true.”
Boris Johnson: 'Next BBC Boss Should Be A Tory'

Boris Johnson: 'Next BBC Boss Should Be A Tory'

Commented May 14, 2012 at 06:31:19 in UK Politics

“Yes, the BBC is biased and partial. Biased to the RIGHT.

Andrew Neill, who presents two political shows, is an ex-Murdoch employee and also used to be a spectator editor. I invariably presses and interrupts left-wing guests more than right-wing ones. David Dimbleby has a similar. Nick Robinson is a Tory and says pretty much whatever he wants him to say.

Their foreign reporting leaves a lot to be desired, lets put it that way. Has there been any coverage whatsoever of the 3500 hunger strikers in Palestine? If you watched BBC news, you'd think it never happened. I submit it has a strong pro-Zionist slant too (now and then they might let John Pilger do a documentary on Israel for balance, but they never forgave him for the last one).”

Jim Schreiber on May 14, 2012 at 07:47:16

“This is a correct statement. The BBC, if anything, has been right wing for the longest time. But I trust it's neutrality most of the time. That's way more than I can say for any other non-governmental news media outlet.”

eric14 on May 14, 2012 at 07:36:32

“I agree with you. BBC tends to avoid any expression of left-wing ideas. For example through three years of financial crisis there has been no investigation of the effect of asset taxing the wealthy even though this idea has been proposed several times. When it came up on the 'Politics Show' the interviewer threw a fit and grossly insulted the guy describing it. This is right-wing bias.

A comedian uttering anti-tory quips is not evidence of being left-wing. It is evidence of playing to the gallery for a cheap laugh.”
What Is The Most Pressing Issue Facing The LGBT Community? Vote Now! (POLL)

What Is The Most Pressing Issue Facing The LGBT Community? Vote Now! (POLL)

Commented May 13, 2012 at 16:05:59 in Gay Voices

“Tough one actually. Of those I was torn between workplace protections, housing and public accommodations (which encompasses homelessness as far as I'm concerned) and transgender rights, but picked workplace protections in the end. Identity politics alone is insufficient for this though. Industrial relations need to be radically changed so that workers are able to sue homophobic employers. Right now that's almost impossible unless you can afford a good lawyer and an can put up with a long and humiliating tribunal. (the same goes for racism and sexism in the workplace)

I would also add (a) tackling hate crime and (b) challenging casual homophobia and transphobia (particularly in sport) and (c) immigration. More of an example needs to be made (in the UK at least) of people who commit homophobic assaults and murders. I don't know if anybody remembers the beating to death of Ian Baynham in Trafalgar Square. But his killers got off with a six year sentence for manslaughter of which she is likely to serve just 2.5 years. Casual homophobia should be challenged if only to get more people out of the closet (an alarming number of people I know directly or indirectly are gay, but married to a woman) and fight homophobic churches and media outlets. On immigration, the system needs to be improved so that an asylum seeker does not have to "prove" they are gay in order to attain refugee status.”
Ben Bradshaw, Gay Labour MP, Criticises Gay Marriage Plans As 'Pure Politics'

Ben Bradshaw, Gay Labour MP, Criticises Gay Marriage Plans As 'Pure Politics'

Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 14:05:24 in UK Politics

“I can't believe this is a Labour MP. As a potential Labour voter (assuming they stop following the government's economic agenda like a lost puppy) and a gay voter, this is NOT appreciated.”

fred cavanagh on Apr 6, 2012 at 15:46:59

“Why dont you wake up,Ben is being honest,he will support this bill but you are missing his point,The TORIES make out they are a modern party,they are just using this gay issue!!”

ecasper on Apr 6, 2012 at 14:40:55

“It's appalling that any politician in the developed world is being equivocal about equality. He seems to be saying that he is happy with his civil partnership therefore it's too bad for younger gays in less accepting environments who may benefit from the introduction of marriage equality.
This isn't a drive for special treatment, just equality, with no religion involved against their wishes.”
UK Police Accused Of Wrongly Taking Gay Men's DNA

UK Police Accused Of Wrongly Taking Gay Men's DNA

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 09:53:41 in Gay Voices

“We don't, but American state police officers aren't exactly known for their reticence with stop and search either.”
huffingtonpost entry

Pope Benedict Takes Anti-Gay Marriage To New Level In Christmas Speech On Family Values

Commented Jan 3, 2013 at 18:49:50 in Religion

“Yeah, you're obviously a martyr to free speech because somebody hurt your ego on the Internet, lol.”
huffingtonpost entry

Pope Benedict Takes Anti-Gay Marriage To New Level In Christmas Speech On Family Values

Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 17:50:28 in Religion

“"Does anyone else feel like they're talking to an angry woman..."

Misogyny *and* homophobia. How is that for mega combo bigotry?”

Say whats on Jan 3, 2013 at 15:03:32

“It's awesome. I love living in a country where you can exercise free speech... at least for now. We'll see what the Left has in store for "hate speech."”
When Hate and Extremism Veer Left It Should Be Condemned, Too

When Hate and Extremism Veer Left It Should Be Condemned, Too

Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 18:35:29 in Politics

“If we can attempt to look at the Rodney King riots or last year's unrest in England (a reaction against police corruption) in all its complexity with a non-judgemental eye, I see no reason not to do the same here.”
huffingtonpost entry

Billy Graham Is Not an Anti-Gay Bigot

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 15:22:14 in Religion

“"Billy Graham is 93 years old, in the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (among a host of other age-related ailments). He's been having fluid drained from his brain on a regular basis for over a decade."

File that one under "sh*t nobody cares about". Do you seriously expect anybody on the receiving end of Billy Graham's malice to be moved to sympathy with your sob story? People are turned away from hospitals everyday in America or die from treatable illnesses thanks to America's backward healthcare system. Graham has had a comfortable 43 years of old age, probably with some of the best doctors in the country.”
I'm Sorry, Dr Fox - Gay Marriage Isn't Just a

I'm Sorry, Dr Fox - Gay Marriage Isn't Just a "Metropolitan Elite" Issue

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 10:42:08 in UK Politics

“Think who normally uses the phrase "metropolitan elite". Politicians in Westminster and third-rate right-wing pundits like Melanie Phillips in Wapping. How are they not a "metropolitan elite"?”
I'm Sorry, Dr Fox - Gay Marriage Isn't Just a

I'm Sorry, Dr Fox - Gay Marriage Isn't Just a "Metropolitan Elite" Issue

Commented Jun 15, 2012 at 10:39:10 in UK Politics

“I wish they'd get the whole legal parity thing over with. The only reason I'm not as bored of this now as I was of Don't Ask Don't Tell is the infantile, hate-filled reaction from the Christian right.

After this, it will be good for the gay rights movement to be able to focus more on fighting hate crime, domestic violence, homelessness, workplace discrimination, poor access to the right mental health services in my opinion. Homophobia is not going to go away when the law is changed.”
huffingtonpost entry

A Two-Faced, US-Style 'Moral' Campaign Is Threatening LGBT Progress in the UK

Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 13:18:26 in UK Politics

“A genuinely despicable, cretinous organisation and it is no coincidence that it was put together by cretins. As fake a grassroots organisation as Americans for Prosperity and the Taxpayers' Alliance.”