being gay is not an abomination

Top American History Moments - I'm Not Done Yet Motherfuckers

- Thomas Jefferson having a mockingbird named Dick

- Andrew Jackson’s parrot being kicked out of his funeral because it wouldn’t stop saying ‘fuck’

- Andrew Jackson beating the shit out of his would-be assassin with a cane

- Andrew Jackson throwing a huge public party in the White House for his inauguration and having to sneak out because it got out of hand. He could only sneak back in when someone got the idea to move all the alcohol outside.

- John Laurens getting out of bed at Valley Forge and hitting his head on the ceiling

- Ben Franklin wanting the national bird to be the turkey

- Caleb Brewster’s reason for joining the continental army basically being that he just wanted to kick some ass and have some fun

- Caleb Brewster signing his name in big letters on spy reports for the Culper Ring

- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton going on a fishing trip together, for Washington’s health

- gay brothels being called “Molly Houses”

- Benedict Arnold ploughing through 337 pages of William Blackstone’s “Commentaries” just to find the word militia for a secret code

- baby farmers (this is some crazy shit look it up)

- Thomas Jefferson having a ram that he called “An abominable animal”. It killed a young boy on the White House lawn.

- Aaron Burr having to ban snacks from the senate floor

- George Washington refusing to respond to a British letter because they didn’t address him correctly

- Aaron Burr being attacked by bedbugs and then proceeding to sleep on the floor for five hours

- Thomas Jefferson being a frat boy in college

- Alexander Hamilton being reported dead after going to burn barns and then showing up hours later soaking wet because he fell into a river

- Martha Washington outliving four children and two husbands and still saying that the worst day of her life was when Thomas Jefferson came to visit

if you use the bible as an excuse towards being anti gay dont forget that:

  • shrimp
  • pork
  • obesity
  • torn clothes (like ripped jeans)
  • wearing clothing made from 2 different fabrics
  • cutting your hair
  • shaving
  • tattoos
  • and working on Sundays

are all listed as abominations in the bible as well

anonymous asked:

To add to your list of historical gays plato thought that straight people were abominations and that gay people were the only natural beings

Plato wrote that same-sex lovers were more blessed than ordinary mortals. But then he changed his mind, describing the act as ‘utterly unholy’ and ‘the ugliest of ugly things'” 

i think we can pinpoint the exact moment plato broke up with his bf

Hiding - lesbian poetry

I know I’m lucky.
I’m lucky to be standing in front of you
But I also know the way that the L-word rolls off a stranger’s tongue
It’s always hushed,
because God forbid someone hear you utter such a dirty word as lesbian
Well here I am,
a dirty word standing right here in front of you
I know what it’s like to sit in pews,
listening to bible verses,
And between all the poetry all you can hear is the subtext
You are a sin
Am I a sin?
A living, breathing abomination?
According to the god that lives between these pages I am
I didn’t choose to be this way,
But I can choose whether or not to be ashamed
And I chose here,
I chose to stand up here,
screaming the unspoken L-word
“Lesbian”
I’m not your extra character,
to fulfill a diversity quota
I’m not some decoration,
I’m right here,
We’re all right here,
LGBT youth,
hiding in plain sight
but I am no longer hiding
and I’ll cover my scars with rainbow bracelets

Submitted and written by :  perks-of-being-a-dyke

listen. i’ll stop talking about my sexuality when heteros stop staring and acting scorned when my girlfriend wraps her arms around my waist and kisses my cheek in public. i’ll stop when my mom stops introducing my girlfriend as my “friend” to everyone. i’ll stop when my cousins admit that disowning me had nothing to do with protecting children i had never and would never hurt. i’ll stop when i’m no longer called an abomination or told i’m going to hell for having feelings for another girl. i’ll stop when lgbt+ people stop having to be afraid to be who they are. i’ll stop when it stops being illegal for me to exist in several countries let alone get married. i’ll stop talking about my sexuality when it stops being a big deal when i do.

Some comebacks for the LGBT+ Christians going home to intolerant Christian families this Christmas

GAY/HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS

“Sodom and Gamorrah got destroyed just because people were gay!”
Well I mean they were also gluttonous, selfish, greedy, and sexually assaulting people but yeah sure I guess those things had nothing to do with it, huh Linda?

“Being gay is a sin!”
“[Brings up Leviticus 18:22]
Actually, a direct translation of Leviticus 18:22 would be “And with a male you shall not lie beds of a woman” and only had “as in” after being translated into Latin. By doing the same thing but adding the words “in the” instead it could mean you shouldn’t have sex with a man IN a woman’s bed, which would make sense as people used to do that in cult rituals. As well as the end, “it is an abomination” is better translated as “they will be cast out of society” (so the translations that say the people should be killed for it are ridiculously misworded) AND even if you INSIST on translating it that way, it says gay sex is wrong, not being gay in general.

“Gay people shouldn’t get married because gay sex is a sin!”
Sorry Carol but if you think marriage is just for sex then I really don’t think I’m the one sinning here

“Other people being gay affects me because…”
Let me stop you right there, Sharon:
“The LORD said, ‘If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.’” … “'If I find forty-five there,” he said, “I will not destroy it.’” … “'For the sake of twenty, I will not destroy it.’” … “'For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.’”
Genesis 18:26-32

“You can’t go to heaven if you’ve had gay sex because you’re sinning!”
Oh, yes, Susan, apply that to [insert obscure sin here] and tell me just how exactly YOU’RE supposed to get in

“That sin doesn’t count because Jesus died for me!”
Really, Nancy? How convenient that he only died for YOUR sins

“Gay sex is a sin!” So is masterbation for the exact same reason but I don’t see you stopping that any time soon Carl

TRANSGENDER

“A man shall not wear a woman’s clothing”
Gender is in your soul and how we use language and has nothing to do with your genitals; sex is what has to do with your genitals. I am a man/woman/other and therefore the Bible says I should wear the clothing that fits my soul rather than my body. Thank you for proving my point, Kevin.

GENERAL

“I hate/God hates/Jesus hates [insert group here]!”
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?“
Matthew 5:43-48

PLEASE ADD IF YOU THINK OF ANY MORE -Max

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I worry about him, constantly.

Following this recent post by @impossibleleaf, which related the tooth in the glowing skull to a gold front tooth in The Stockbroker’s Clerk, I thought I’d take a look at this story and another Doyle story that features a gold front tooth: The Man with the Watches. The latter is not exactly a Sherlock Holmes story; it’s one that was written after Doyle killed Holmes in The Final Problem but which features a Holmes-type mystery and a Holmes-type detective. Spoilers for both stories ahead.

First, a quick recap of The Stockbroker’s Clerk, which is one of several Holmes stories on the theme of “this offer is too good to be true”. The client is a man named Hall Pycroft, and he’s been coaxed away from a good job offer to instead work for a man with a gold tooth (Arthur). Meanwhile, Arthur’s brother Harry impersonates Pycroft for the sake of a stock theft. When Harry makes his move to steal the stocks, he is killed: his skull is shattered by a blow from behind. In his grief, Arthur tries to kill himself, but Holmes stops him, and makes an observation about brotherly love:

“You see that even a villain and murderer can inspire such affection that his brother turns to suicide when he learns that his neck is forfeited.”

I think that the most interesting aspects of this story are these: an ambitious man named Pycroft who has been replaced at work by someone who is up to no good; a gold tooth as identification; one man pretending to be his own brother; profound grief over the loss of the brother.

“Your loss would break my heart”. (His Last Vow)

… We’ll see why caring is not an advantage under the cut.

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anonymous asked:

Why does the Bible call homosexuality an abomination and call for the killing of violaters?

The most often used Hebrew term, tōʻēḇā, is translated as abomination in the Authorized King James Version and “detestable” or “loathsome” in modern translations. The word occurs in the Old Testament over sixty times. It is most used regarding the worship of foreign gods but sometimes also to things such as illicit sex, lying, murder, and fraud. 

Most of these things are punishable by death. Christians love to point out that the Old Testament calls for death to gays but forget it calls for death for all kinds of acts: illicit sex including simple adultery, sex with in-laws, being a woman who is not a virgin on her wedding night, sex with a woman engaged to somebody else in which case both parties were to be killed. There is no specific law against lesbianism. The verses specifically refer to “men”.

Homosexuality is not singled out and is only mentioned a few times while idolatry and adultery are mentioned far more often. 

So, why do religious fundamentalists of all kinds choose homosexuals as a target while ignoring adulterers, engaged cheaters or non-virgin brides? Simple. Cultural bigotry dressed up as religion.

I don’t care how loud you scream at me about it, I was looking for webcomics about gay men by gay men for an #ownvoices article and the amount of webcomics by women I had to filter through was abominable. If literally all the top recs for gay webcomics are by women, we have a problem and I have not yet been able to bring it up in any medium or fandom without being told I’m being sexist.

a psa for straight ppl leaving me anons all the damn time

let’s get one thing ~ straight ~ for all you straight people that are sending me anons and claiming gay people victimize themselves and are just as equal as straight people, apparently. two years ago gay marriage became legal. only two years ago! i celebrated that very day and went to my first pride festival with my gay best friend and we had so much fun celebrating our gay selves and being so happy, but you know what else happened that day? i was told i was going to hell just because i was gay, protesters shouted at us through a megaphone, saying we were abominations. would that have happened to someone that was straight? nope! because it is socially acceptable to be straight, not everyone accepts gay, bi, pan, trans people, and i think straight people tend to forget their privilege in this sense.

when i came out, my entire family was in denial and refused to acknowledge the fact that i liked girls and wanted to date girls and eventually marry a GIRL! it took years for them to finally use she/her pronouns when referring to my love life. YEARS. for straight people, you grow up your entire lives with your family’s acceptance of who you’ll marry, when you’re 13 years old and you get your first boyfriend, they don’t care. because that’s normal to them.

not every straight person refuses to acknowledge how lucky they are, and they do understand the privilege they have with their sexuality, and i appreciate those who do. but to those who refuse to accept that you have it so much easier and because of that denial, don’t think gay rights are important, you need to wake up and realize not everything is about you. don’t ever tell me gay people victimize themselves. do you think i like being fucking terrified to come out every other month to someone new i met? no! do you think i enjoy hearing my peers using slurs all the time? no! i don’t enjoy it nor does anyone else in the lgbtq+ community. this has been a fucking psa.

More from Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century

1) The distinction between public vs. private expression was very important for people who were gay. In private correspondence, many men were able to indulge their “unabashed” homosexuality (i.e. write love letters); in public, often these same men were married or engaged or supposed to be in love with women. Some of these letters (amazingly) survive – yet how many have been lost to fire or sunk in the sea, we’ll never know.

2) Fear of literature or art being labeled as homosexual was a worry for many. Naturally, writers and artists were frustrated with the limitations that this ridiculous fear put on their work. In 1896, one man questioned, “So now every tragic character will be forced to encumber himself with a woman for fear of being taxed with homosexual inclinations?” Hence, writing in female love interests or… wives.

3) Peter Doyle, the love of Walt Whitman’s life, said this of their meeting:

“We felt to each other at once. […] Something in me made me do it and something in him drew me that way. […] We were familiar at once - I put my hand on his knee - we understood.”

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4) Paging @heimishtheidealhusband! A man called Edmund Gosse, when describing the experience of being gay and closeted, compared it to imagery associated with the Gothic horror story – a setting/concept more people could understand.

5) Surprise! The words “abominable” and “martyrs” show up a lot – like a lot, a lot – in descriptive language associated with homosexuality and the struggle for recognition, safety, and acceptance.

6) Does anyone remember which ACD story this quote is from?

They lived together and seldom parted. […] A subtle fire ran through their veins at every accidental touch. Whenever they caught sight of one another unexpectedly, they were filled with inexplicable rapture. They stayed up all night together, and when the grey light of dawn forced them to seek the rest that the excited mind refused the exhausted body, their farewells continued on the doorstep in conversations that lasted hours. […]

No? Perhaps because it’s from Venus Urania (1798) by Friedrich von Ramdohr. It told the bitter-sweet tale of two men who met in a famous German academy. Sadly, it ends with them realising they’re in love with each other – including both manifesting the “crude symptoms of physical sexual sympathy” (hint hint) during an embrace. They force themselves apart and settle for a tender respect, with more distance, in their relationship.

Did ACD ever read this book? Who knows. What we do know is that whenever it was told, the traditional story of two men who obviously love each other usually seemed to end pretty sadly.

Luckily, now we’ve got a story where “the thrill of the chase” and the “blood pumping through your veins is followed by “just the two of us against the rest of the world” – so maybe this ending won’t turn out to be so sad.

[Previous posts in this series here.]

tbh part of why i only just dragged my ass to the temple that’s literally less than a mile from my house, after being very sure i wanted to convert for at least 2 years, was that it took me a long ass time to really come to terms with being trans, gay, AND religious. like really, truly religious, not just picking and choosing the bits i like while selectively ignoring major parts of the belief system which say i’m an abomination or that god hates me

To Everyone Who Says Being Gay is a Sin

41 Things The Bible Condemns other than Homosexuality

Eating rabbits, pigs, or camels.
Leviticus 11:4 “Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.”

No shellfish, clams, oysters, urchins, or lobsters.
Leviticus 11:10 “And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you.”

No eating cats, dogs, and ferrets
Leviticus 11:27 “And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.”

No eating snails, moles, weasels, mice, rats, bats, bugs, insects, worms, spiders, roaches, etc.
Leviticus 11:28–29 “These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind, and the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.”

Don’t eat fat or blood
Leviticus 3:17 “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood"

You cannot eat certain birds.
Leviticus 11:13–20 “These are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey, and the vulture, and the kite after his kind; every raven after his kind; and the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, and the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, and the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.”

If you wear ripped jeans, you’re going to burn.
Leviticus 10:6 “Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people.”

Oh, yeah. You also can’t wear mixed cloth, bitch.
Leviticus 19:19 “Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.”

No short haircuts
Leviticus 19:27 “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads.”

Beard required
Leviticus 19:27 “Neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.”

That tat of a cross isn’t getting you extra credit, Johnny.
Leviticus 19:28 “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.”

Don’t put two seeds in the same crop, ‘cause it’s an abomination…for some reason.
Leviticus 19:19 “Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed.”

That mixed-breed dog you have? Yeah…that’ll grant you a one way ticket to hell, too.
Leviticus 19:19 “Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind.”

No grudge-holding!
Leviticus 19:18 “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people.”

Touch a dirty puppy? BURN!
Leviticus 5:2 “If a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.”

Wait…so less church is good?
Leviticus 12:4–5 “And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled. But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.”

No alcohol in church (people probably don’t do this anyw- oh wait)
Leviticus 10:9 “Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die.”

No manual labor on Saturdays.
Leviticus 23:3 “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.”

No going to church after birth.
Leviticus 12:2 “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.”

No tarrot cards
Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists…”

Pull out=die
Genesis 38:9-10 “Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord; so He took his life also.”

No divorce
Mark 10:9 “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

No balls=No gawd
Deuteronomy 23:1 “A man whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off may never join the assembly of the Lord.”

No jewelry
Timothy 2:9 “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.”

If someone’s attacking you, you can’t grab your attacker’s privates.
Deuteronomy 25:11-25:12 “If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity.”

Don’t fuck your wife’s mom
Leviticus 20:14 “'If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that no wickedness will be among you.”

Don’t go to church if you’re Asian.
Leviticus 21:17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; nor his nose or eyes be flat.“

Kill anyone with a different religion than Christianity
Deuteronomy 17:2-17:7

“If there is found in your midst, in any of your [a]towns, which the Lord your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, by transgressing His covenant, 3 and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded, 4 and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire thoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thing certain that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, 5 then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil deed to your gates, that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them to [b]death. 6 On the [c]evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the [d]evidence of one witness. 7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.”

Don’t say “Fuck you, mom!” Even if you’re a rebellious teen.

“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.”

If you’ve ever cheated on someone, you’re going to Hell.
Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.”

If a man has sex with a woman on her period, they are both to be “cut off from their community”
“If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her menstrual period, both of them must be cut off from the community, for together they have exposed the source of her blood flow.”

Picking up grapes that have fallen in your vineyard
Leviticus 19:10 “Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.”

God hates honey.
Leviticus 2:11 “Do not use yeast in preparing any of the grain offerings you present to the LORD, because no yeast or honey may be burned as a special gift presented to the LORD.”

Buying a house.
Leviticus 25:23 “The land must never be sold on a permanent basis, for the land belongs to me. You are only foreigners and tenant farmers working for me.”

Mistreating foreigners
Leviticus 19:33-19:34 “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born”

Stand when you talk to grandpa.
Leviticus 19:32 “Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD”

Lying
Leviticus 19:11 “Do not steal. “Do not deceive or cheat one another.”

Cheating
Leviticus 19:11 “Do not steal. "Do not deceive or cheat one another.”

Funny how so many Christians nowadays say homosexuality is an abomination, when they are committing abominations themselves when they say this.

Bonus! The raped person must marry their own rapist!

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Straight ppl: “omg why cant we have pride, its so hypocritical that gays get to have a flag and festivals…ugh so much for equality!!!”

Me: “ya’ll do fucking realize if you walk with your girl/boy hand in hand down a street no ones gonna really say much? Cuz its accepted, seen as normal, loving, natural, cute. Yet I walk down the street with a girl (I’m a girl) and I get called, faggot, queer, dyke, sinner, abomination, disgusting, told to go to hell…theres a fear of me being beaten or killed SIMPLY for who I am, and youre here to tell me its UNEQUAL for us to try to preach love is love? No sweaty. No. Until you feel the fear of being beaten or harassed for your sexuality, you have NO place to tell me that straight people should have pride month or festivals/marches. YOU dont get JUMPED for your sexuality.”
Things you think are in the Bible, but aren’t:

(from an ex-fundamentalist and preacher’s kid who attended two separate Bible colleges on the “preacher” track myself before becoming an atheist)

*”God helps those who help themselves” (It’s just not in there)

*Lilith, or “Adam’s first wife” (”Lilith” was the literary creation of an 8th century rabbi; the closest thing in the Bible is a type of desert demon that later became associated with her)

*Sodom and Gomorrah being destroyed for “teh gay” (although unspecified “abominations” are listed, the only prominent specific charges against Sodom were that they were arrogant, and did not care for their poor)

*Jesus as a socialist (he was arguably an anarchic-communalist, or perhaps a communist, but not a socialist by any stretch of the imagination)

*”The Seven Deadly Sins” (an invention of the church)

*”Eternity in Heaven” (according to the Bible, believers will occupy a “new Earth”)

*Humans becoming angels when they die (angels were a separate, and earlier, creation to humans)

*Female angels (angels are, most Bible scholars agree, sexless and genderless, but in every Biblical appearance in which they take on human form, they appear as males–because the Abrahamic religions are intensely patriarchal)

*Cherubs as winged babies (Cherubim are actually fucking badasses with flaming swords–at least the one set to guard the Garden of Eden is)

*Mary Magdeline as a prostitute (this was simply church headcanon)

*Anything about abortion (abortions were practiced in Biblical times, but not one reference is made to the practice)

*”Thou Shalt Not Kill” (a more accurate translation would be, “Thou shalt not commit murder.” The Bible is full of God-approved killing. Hell, God both commits genocide, and orders the ancient Hebrews to commit genocide against the Canaanites.)

*Lying as a sin (”Bearing false witness against thy neighbor” means just that–making false claims against someone–so it’s a very specific type of lie that is forbidden)

God created you, and he made no mistakes, God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes: ‘For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected’ (1 Tim. 4.4-5). Marriage is not between man and woman, marriage is between love and love. Love is not wrong, love is not a mistake, love is not an abomination, love is just love.
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Gay Marriage is Fabulous

This 127-page paper was written by a student, who goes by the name averagesmurf on reddit, in response to being asked to write a paper proving the church's’ teachings are correct and then being shut down when he defended gay marriage in the ensuing class discussion. Averagesmurf identifies as bisexual. He spent the next 4 months writing the paper. It is fully referenced comes with footnotes.
I want this quote spread because people need to know the bible does is not against homosexuality. Only people are. Your God did not make a mistake. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. You are valid and you are loved.

I’m by no means a religious woman. I understand why people need it but I do not believe myself. I need to share this quote and the story behind it.

I honestly dont think enough attention is being paid to Britain right now, and I don’t think enough people realise just how much shit we’re actually in. 

So because Britain voted on the 8th of June, we now have a hung parliament, which means that there was no clear majority. However, it is clear that the Conservative Party got the most votes. They dont, however, have enough seats which is why they have joined the Northern Irish DUP (Democratic Unionist Party.) There are now concerns amongst the British public about what this means now, because the DUP are associated with the homophobic, regressive and misogynistic policies that are so controversial in Northern Ireland. The DUP have no comments on gay rights in their manifesto 2017, but they have been quoted as labelling LGBT people as “disgusting” and an “abomination.” 

Also, the party is largely against abortion and is supportive of the Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban, which sees women being imprisoned if they have one and denied the right of a safe termination. In their view, abortions may be undertaken if the mother’s life is at risk, but foetal implications, incest and rape are not, according to the DUP, good enough reasons for an abortion. 

These are only a few details on the policies of the DUP. I know that this site is largely American based and so a lot of this information isn’t getting passed around. Please reblog this, regardless of whether you’re in the UK or not, and start making the British people aware of what dangers our government is putting us in. 

bad-acting-gives-me-life  asked:

I have a great dad, always have, and I'm extremely grateful for him. The only catch is he thinks being gay is “an abomination”. Guess who's an awkwardly closeted abomination? Me. It's me. But all cruddy jokes aside, I may not need a new dad this father's day but I think it's really sweet of you to reach out to people who do. You're awesome! Absolutely awesome!! Much love!

I’m your gay dad now. Tell me about your crushes