"I feel most people’s sexuality is enormously complicated. That’s what it means to be human. Wouldn’t it be great if we honored that complexity rather than turn it into gossip or ridicule? Wouldn’t it be great if we accepted sexual diversity, in ourselves and others, without condemning it?"

Janet Jackson (Essence Magazine, 2001)

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tyleroakley:

fluffywhite:

I volunteered at the Salvation Army center around here a couple years ago, helping families pick out toys. It was really fun and I thought I was doing a good thing until two men came in. They were in poor shape, they wore a lot of layers and their jackets and pants had dirt and dust on them. I think they had been sleeping outside. They were coming in to get food from the kitchen, and one of the staff members took them to another room that wasn’t the kitchen. After a while, they were both escorted out of the building. I learned later that day they were kicked out because the staff speculated they were a gay couple and didn’t want to cater to those kind of people.
I can’t even look at the bellringers without being ashamed of them. They help a lot of people, but I don’t want to contribute to a group that still considers homosexuality to be condemnatory.  

Especially around the Holidays…
Know where your money is going.



The Salvation Army in the U.S. maintains that they were “not trying to get permission to discriminate against hiring gays and lesbians and merely wanted a federal regulation that made clear that the charity did not have to ordain sexually active gay ministers and did not have to provide medical benefits to the same-sex partners of employees.”

The New York Times reported that the Salvation Army believed it had a firm commitment from the White House to issue a regulation that would override local antidiscrimination laws.

The Salvation Army’s position is that because it is a church, Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly guarantees its right to discriminate on the basis of its religious beliefs in its hiring. To reinforce its position, it threatened to close all soup kitchens in New York City when the city government proposed legislation that would require all organizations doing business with it to provide equal benefits to unmarried domestic partners.

tyleroakley:

fluffywhite:

I volunteered at the Salvation Army center around here a couple years ago, helping families pick out toys. It was really fun and I thought I was doing a good thing until two men came in. They were in poor shape, they wore a lot of layers and their jackets and pants had dirt and dust on them. I think they had been sleeping outside. They were coming in to get food from the kitchen, and one of the staff members took them to another room that wasn’t the kitchen. After a while, they were both escorted out of the building. I learned later that day they were kicked out because the staff speculated they were a gay couple and didn’t want to cater to those kind of people.

I can’t even look at the bellringers without being ashamed of them. They help a lot of people, but I don’t want to contribute to a group that still considers homosexuality to be condemnatory.  

Especially around the Holidays…

Know where your money is going.

The Salvation Army in the U.S. maintains that they were “not trying to get permission to discriminate against hiring gays and lesbians and merely wanted a federal regulation that made clear that the charity did not have to ordain sexually active gay ministers and did not have to provide medical benefits to the same-sex partners of employees.”

The New York Times reported that the Salvation Army believed it had a firm commitment from the White House to issue a regulation that would override local antidiscrimination laws.

The Salvation Army’s position is that because it is a church, Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly guarantees its right to discriminate on the basis of its religious beliefs in its hiring. To reinforce its position, it threatened to close all soup kitchens in New York City when the city government proposed legislation that would require all organizations doing business with it to provide equal benefits to unmarried domestic partners.

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ryaninwonderland:

Bless this post

People will swallow this just as easily as abortion or any other topic that doesn’t effect every single privileged white male. Cry me a river already you bigots.

ryaninwonderland:

Bless this post

People will swallow this just as easily as abortion or any other topic that doesn’t effect every single privileged white male. Cry me a river already you bigots.

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phroyd:

It REALLY Needs To Be Put that Simply To The Religious Fanatics and Homophobes! www.stonewall.org.uk

phroyd:

It REALLY Needs To Be Put that Simply To The Religious Fanatics and Homophobes! www.stonewall.org.uk

Pastor Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C.  condemned homosexuality in a sermon on May 13th 2012.

I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers, build a great, big, large fence — 150- or 100-mile long — put all the lesbians in there … do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals, and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. In a few years they’ll die. Do you know why? They can’t reproduce.

Continuing his rant… 

I ain’t gonna vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover! You said “did you mean to say that?” You better believe I did! God have mercy! It makes me pukin’ sick to think about…I don’t even whether to say this in the pulpit or not…can you imagine kissing some man?

The church’s website appears to have crashed, its phones are no longer working, and opponents are using Facebook to launch a protest to be held outside the church Sunday morning.

Cleveland County residents will be among hundreds of people expected in Newton to protest the pastor’s comments.

Let them know what you think. Or made a donation in Mr Worely’s name to your fav. LGBT organization (here’s a good list).

Church Telephone: 828-428-2518

If you prefer to EMAIL the Pastor: preacherworley@charter.net

Providence Road Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Worley
3283 Providence Mill Rd.
Maiden, NC 28650

atheistoverdose:

…i guess he got this tattoo as a reminder not to be gay?follow for the best atheist posts on tumblr



I loovvveeee this. Haha! If this sucker was at a party w me they’d wake up with sharpie tattoo about tattoos. Awesome.

atheistoverdose:

…i guess he got this tattoo as a reminder not to be gay?

I loovvveeee this. Haha! If this sucker was at a party w me they’d wake up with sharpie tattoo about tattoos. Awesome.

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lindseypumpkin:

My two favorite couples of all time.

My two fav couples are my bf and I and my parents because I’m here. But… these two are pretty good.

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