Seriously, words have power and the potential to make a profound impact on people. If people would take time to ask questions, calmly communicate, and work to understand something instead of spewing hateful shit everywhere, it would make life a hell of a lot easier. And no, I’m not talking about the right-wing-superchristians. No, this is about the intolerance within our own community. Gay guys disliking lesbians, and vice versa, gay guys and lesbians disliking bisexuals and trans* people, et cetera.
I’m just going to go straight to the point here: Lucas Silveira is a fantastic human being and I really look up to him. Now people are distorting what he says and slandering him on their blogs? Don’t shove your pretentious bullshit down the throats of the people on your side. Shit, just don’t be a pretentious asshole. How the hell do you expect people to accept the LGBTQ community if you’re constantly slandering people within the community?
FOUR FOR YOU BILL O’REILLY. YOU GO BILL O’REILLY. Seriously though, I rarely agree with this man, but every now and then a gem like this surfaces. He is spot on.
Jimmy Carter, relevant now more than ever. (via gaywrites)
Jimmy Carter is so BAMFY, it hurts. There’s also this.
Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Sunday announcing he is severing all ties with the Southern Baptist Church due to their treatment of women. A devout Southern Baptist for more than sixty years, Carter left the church in 2000 because of ideologically differences where the religion justifies the subordination of women. His announcementcomes after the Elders, a group of world leaders with which Carter is affiliated, released a statement on the issue of discrimination against women and girls by religion. In his statement, Carter calls “on all leaders to challenge and change the harmful teachings and practices, no matter how ingrained, which justify discrimination against women.”
Hypocritical Hoosier of the Day: Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle, a married, anti-gay member of the local GOP, reportedly solicited the “friendship” services of a young man he found through an M4M “Casual Encounters” ad on craigslist.
20-year-old Kameryn Gibson, who listed his age as 18, wrote in his ad “I need a sugga daddy,” to which the 64-year-old Hinkle reportedly responded “Cannot be a long time sugar daddy, but can for tonight. Would you be interested in keeping me company for a while tonight?” Hinke then offered Gibson $80 plus tip “for a really good time.”
The Indianapolis Star, which was forwarded the email exchange between the Republican and his Craigslist companion by Gibson’s sister Megan, reached out to Hinke for a comment. “I am aware of a shakedown taking place,” the Rep., who did not deny authorship of the emails, told the paper.
“I wasn’t shaking him down, at all,” Kameryn Gibson retorted. According to his account, the two went to a hotel where Hinkle showed him his ID. When Gibson realized who Hinkle was, he told him he didn’t want to continue, but Hinkle told him he couldn’t leave “until we do what we need to do.” Gibson says he called his sister who threatened Hinkle with exposure, but Hinkle remained aggressive, removing his clothes and grabbing Gibson’s arm and rear.
Megan arrived to pick up her brother, and threatened Hinkle again. He offered her his iPad, a BlackBerry, and $100 in cash to keep quiet. Later on, Megan says she received a call from a woman claiming to be Hinkle’s wife. She told her “your husband is gay,” which the woman insisted was mistake until Megan provided his email address as proof. There was silence “for a couple seconds,” Megan told the Indy Star, “and the first thing she said was, ‘Please don’t call the police’.”
Megan says she was later offered $10,000 “not to say anything,” and even received a call from Hinkle himself. She told him she had outed him to his wife and family, to which he responded: “You just ruined me.”
Hinkle, who sponsored a measure to add “In God We Trust” to Indiana’s license plates, voted this past spring in favor of a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
ha ha ha. and how sad that this man is so deeply ashamed of himself.
It’s always always ALWAYS the most anti-gay politicians.
It’s almost nice to see this happen. Nobody is immune, and homosexuality is nothing to be ashamed of. It just goes to show that if you abuse the honest rights of others, you’ll get what’s coming to you.