May 31, 2012

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Anti-Gay Leader Takes Up Lesbian’s Dinner Invitation

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Tony Perkins, head of  the designated anti-LGBT hate group the Family Research Council, has taken up a lesbian equality leader’s invitation to dine with her family.
Tony Perkins, who heads the Family Research Council in Washington, received the invitation after telling CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Thursday that he’d never been to the home of a married same-sex couple.
“My wife and I will be glad to respond when we receive the invitation to find a time that works,” Perkins said in a statement to CNN on Monday, referring to the invitation.
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The invitation to Perkins came from Jennifer Chrisler, the executive director of a gay rights group called Family Equality Council. Chrisler and her wife have twin 10-year-old boys, with another child on the way.
Perkins’ group has been a leading force in anti-marriage equality actions in Washington and around the United States. His group has also vociferously protested the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” claiming that the repeal would sexualize the military and lead to religious soldiers being persecuted for their beliefs.
I watched with interest your appearance on CNN Thursday and I was struck by your steadfast opposition to full equality for the 1 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents who are raising 2 million children in our country today. It is especially concerning given your lack of meaningful and personal interaction with those families.
I, like you, am a parent. Like you, my spouse and I have shared many years together committed to our family, our community, and to making the world a better place. I imagine we share many of the same joys and struggles in doing the important work of raising our children and contributing meaningfully to our community. We attend church regularly and our children attend Sunday school weekly. We love our children intensely and feel a deep desire to protect and nurture them as they continue along their journey to adulthood. We are also anxiously awaiting the arrival of our third child, due in August, and have worked since his conception to ensure his health and welfare. This is the face of the one million families you have taken no time to get to know.
I think if you could spend meaningful time with any of us, you would find we share many of the same values that you have worked to teach your own children. So it is with that in mind that I come to you with this sincere offer. I would like to extend an open invitation for you and your family to visit my home and have dinner with my spouse and children with the full hope that you will witness the love that exists in our families. While I recognize it may not change your mind, I hope that it might soften your heart.
As Christians, I think we can both agree that ours is not to judge and that we must live by the golden rule. I open my table to you and invite you to get to know me and my family.
LGBT commentators have become increasingly frustrated with the mainstream media’s insistence on treating Tony Perkins as a counter to pro-LGBT rights stances as though his narrow, religious inspired views, which have been called biased by the Southern Poverty Law Centre, are equivalent to evidence-based equality arguments.

 

World championships of gay and inclus. rugby in Manchester this weekend


The Gotham Knights Rugby Football Club was founded in 2001. Through our 10 year history we have proudly fielded teams of diverse athletes of all skill levels and experience dedicated to competitiveness, rugby excellence, fitness, fun, and refuting negative stereotypes of the Gay/Bi-sexual male athletic community. While our membership is not Gay/Bisexual exclusive, all active members fully support their Gotham Rugby brothers and support the Gotham Mission Statement.

The 2012 Bingham Cup will take place in Manchester, UK, between 1st and 3rd June 2012.

The world championships of gay and inclusive rugby come toManchester this weekend, and the city's own Village Spartans hope to do well in the biggest event of its kind so far.
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They'll be tackling sides such as the New York Gotham Knights, the current holders of the championship's trophy, the Bingham Cup, which is named after the gay rugby player Mark Bingham who died on 9/11 inUnited flight 93, the hijacked plane which crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers fought back.
More than 30 clubs from 15 countries are involved in the event, with 1500 players and loyal fans already booked in. Their main cities of origin – Amsterdam, Dublin, Ottawa,Stockholm, Sydney and Washington – have the extra advantage of coinciding with target markets for Manchester tourism industry.
This is worth an estimated £5.8 billion a year now, a fact which might startle those who still think in terms of a grimy city of business and trade which didn't care overmuch what visitors thought about it. Manchester has had its eye on the Bingham Cup for some while, bidding to host it back in July 2010 and getting persuasive supporters within the game on board.
These include former British Lions and Wales captain Gareth Thomaswho will host the event's gala dinner, and Ben Cohen, the former England rugby World Champion player, who has been a staunch advocate for gay and inclusive teams within the sport. On the eve of the tournament, Cohen says:
I'm passionate that anyone, regardless of their background, should be able to play rugby.  Events such as this tournament show how rugby has become more inclusive and it also helps break down barriers and bring more people into the sport.


Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester, says:
Manchester has one of the largest gay communities in the UK and is a true sporting city in every sense of the word.

We recognise the importance of hosting international tournaments and have an impressive track record of delivering first class sporting events. As such, we are an ideal host city for the Bingham Cup and look forward welcoming the teams to our city.
The tournament is based at Broughton Park RUFC from tomorrow, Friday 1 June, until Sunday. All details of fixtures are here and the event is on twitter.com/manchester2012
The Bingham Cup is the world championship of gay and inclusive rugby teams and is one of the largest men’s 15-aside rugby union tournament in the sporting calendar outside of the IRB Rugby World Cup. Manchester 2012 will be the sixth Bingham Cup and is officially sponsored by the Rugby Football Union.
Manchester 2012 will be three days celebrating the very best of rugby.

Court Rules in NY } Calling Someone Gay "No Slander"



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 In New York a court says it's no longer slander to falsely call someone gay.
 In memory of Chris Alexander (pictured)  married Shaun O’Briention
A mid-level appeals court on Thursday wiped out decades of rulings, including its own, to say that society no longer treats false comments that someone is gay, lesbian or bisexual as defamation. Without defamation, there is no longer slander, the court ruled.
"These appellate division decisions are inconsistent with current public policy and should no longer be followed," stated the unanimous decision written by Justice Thomas Mercure of the Appellate Division's Third Department based in Albany. While the decision sets new case law in New York now, it could still go to a definitive ruling by the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals.
The New York decision finds that the comment is now "based on a false premise that it is shameful and disgraceful to be described as lesbian, gay or bisexual."
The ruling stems from an incident in the Binghamton area. Mark Yonaty sued, claiming a woman spread a rumor she heard in hopes that Yonaty's girlfriend would break up with him. He said the comment hurt and ultimately destroyed the relationship. Yonaty and his attorney didn't respond to a request for comment. The decision, as in many defamation suits, provides few details.
With Thursday's decision and similar ones in several other states, calling someone gay is eliminated as defamation, just as being called black is no longer grounds for slander, said Jonathan L. Entin, law and political science professor at Case Western Reserve University Law School in Ohio.
"It doesn't mean this is the universal view of the country," he said. "The traditional view of being called gay was like being called an evil person. The state of public opinion has changed, but there are still people who feel that way."
In that way, he said, New York's decision may reflect society more than changing civil law. He noted that few slander suits over name-calling get to court, partly because filing a legal action makes the claim more public. Jay Blotcher is a longtime gay rights activist from the Hudson Valley who sees pockets of tolerance in urban areas but says the revelation that you're gay can get you "something akin to a lynching mob" in other parts of the country.
"It's still a thorny issue," Blotcher said. "Bottom line, just because you have gay characters on television that make everybody laugh doesn't mean that the entire country embraces gay people as equal citizens yet."

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A Child is Taught Homophobia by The Church in Lock down


Apostolic Truth Tabernacle ChurchThe Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, has gained widespread attention this week following publication of a video purportedly showing a young boy singing a song about homosexuals and heaven. In the wake of the uproar surrounding the on-stage performance, the church is on lock-down. The furor has been so intense, that church members report receiving death threats and the house of worship’s pastor, Jeff Sangl, has purportedly gone into hiding.
Despite intense criticism, some church members are standing by the controversial performance. TMZ quotes one congregant who apparently doubled down on the song, claiming that it is rooted in Biblical teaching. 
“The people who are upset just don’t read the word of God,” the church member said. “If we don’t teach the children the truth early they will never learn.”
As for the applause and support for the boy’s singing, another member said, “Of course we applauded a child who is singing a song about God.”
According to sources, Pastor Sangl  left for an unplanned vacation immediately following the national controversy and no one knows exactly where he is. Harassing calls and death threats have apparently followed as well, with the church has issued a statement: 
The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason. We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture. 
Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Reportedly Gets Death Threats After Video Spreads
Pastor & Mrs. Jeff Sangl (ApostolicTruthTabernacle.net)
The boy, who many believe to be no older than five, seems to sing the anti-gay lyrics three times during his performance. The words, a play on Bishop G.E. Patterson’s “I Know The Bible Is Right,” are intensely troubling to gay advocates and others who believe this sort of rhetoric doesn’t belong in houses of worship.
Here are Patterson’s original lyrics: ”I’ve told you time and time again, you can‘t make it to Heaven while you sippin’ on gin‘ and ’I’ve told you once, I’ve told you twice, you can’t make it to Heaven with a sweetheart and a wife.”
And here‘s the young boy’s version, complete with anti-gay sentiment: “I know the the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong, the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong, Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven, Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven.”
Events like this only emphasize the need for gay rights to be on the forefront. These people without knowing are saying that gays need the help of the general public.  These are the same statements that have been made about other minorities or groups that at the beginning were denied citizenship and decency of treatment.  It also says that we do need gay marriage, We need the laws that everyone else has, as soon as possible;  Because the more we wait the more the people will be expose and damaged from stunts like these. To put a child to do this, without having respect we afford to children because “they are children.” Who did you hate at age 5? But really this goes very well with this type of religion.  They preach that what ever you teach to children it stays for life. I know that very well, having been part of it as a child. I also know that the previous statement is only a half truth.  Yes what you teach a child stays with a child, but also when you damage a child, it stays with the child.
I know of parents ( one of them being a niece) that wont take her children to church, unless is a special occasion like Easter, Christmas etc. She said to me and her mother in law who asked why she did not take her children to church more often. She answered, I'm not going to force any religion on my children, because they are children. “What if when they grow up they want to be of a different religion or no religion.  Religion is something that every one should decide by themselves and not force upon by their parents.”
What a beautiful statement, but what a great thought. Do not force any religion on your children. Why? it’s unfair to them. Let them decide when they are older when they know what they are doing.  One thing is to seek fellowship and be in the company of your neighbors and friends in a church celebrating on event. Another thing is to see the church as an instrument of putting religious ideas in a child’ mind   so the child follows your path. This is done on everyday basis. Using every other day to reinforce a belief, what ever that belief might be.  Even the boy scouts don’t meet every day.
I hope that the attention this is getting brings positive change.  This is not the first time a child is been put up to no good, but this time everyone knows about it. Amen
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