Zea, a 7-year-old first grader, stood firm in the face of hate over the weekend at a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. When a preacher began ranting at her through a microphone, little Zea quietly waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.
“We Hindus do not merely tolerate, we unite ourselves with every religion, praying in the mosque of the Mohammedan, worshipping before the fire of the Zoroastrian, and kneeling to the cross of the Christian. We know that all religions alike, from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, are but so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realise the Infinite. So we gather all these flowers, and, binding them together with the cord of love, make them into a wonderful bouquet of worship.”
“When you pay attention to the Quran, you discover that it can only be from Allah. It becomes clearer and clearer to you that it cannot be from a human being. But many people don’t perceive the Quran this way because Allah doesn’t open its doors to people who do not pay attention.”
I think it’s bullshit that we cannot crack down on the atrocities committed by ISIS (Islamic State) hard because ‘not all Muslims are like that’, and because we don’t want to. 'alienate or upset the slim populace’.
You see that flag up there? That is a national socialist flag, aka the Nazis, big bands of WWII. Gnerally speaking, unless you happen to be one, most people (regardless of their own ideologies) generally come together to agree that the nazis were one of the most diabolical and vile groups to exist in history, and certainly in the near century, that it carries a very strong semantic with it that alerts everyone. To the point where capitalism even teamed up with the soviets to take it down.
Right, now what if the nazis came back, and did the same things they did, and we just sat back and let them do it because we 'didn’t want to offend Germany’, and 'not all Germans are like that’. This is true, they are not, however we wouldn’t be cracking down on Germans, we’d be cracking down on this particular ideology and group that had become a murderous global menace.
IT IS THE SAME SITUATION WITH ISIS.
It isn’t against all Muslims, but the fact of the matter is there is a brand of that ideology out there right now, committing diabolical horrors globally everyday, and we’re not doing shit about it because we don’t want to hurt people’s religious feelings.
For fuck sake, even Germans were ashamed of the nazis and that negative association, and wouldn’t even think of being defensive when nazism is criticised, because they know they aren’t nazis and it’s not about non nazi Germans at all. Muslims should be openly ashamed of ISIS in the same way, yest they are actually part of it. How many more people will be tortured and killed before we stop sweeping this shit under the carpet?
I don’t think people grasp the danger here yet. It’s the same thing. Fuck your precious feelings.
The Mama Dragons offer one another support, friendship, and advice on
how to help their gay loved ones navigate their path to adulthood. Some
of them have met in real life, too. They have also opened their homes to gay Mormons who are shunned by
their families and are sometimes suicidal.
Gay Marriage Roundup: Videos, Challenges, and Unemployment
Christians all over the country (the bad kind, not the good kind) are sobbing and moaning and “oh God why hast thou forsaken us”-ing because gay people can get married which means Christianity is under attack. Clerks are refusing to issue licenses, public officials are quitting their jobs, and teary-eyed Christian actors are appearing on video to call for an end to discrimination against Christians.
“Same-sex marriage is in contradiction to my faith and belief that marriage is between one man and one woman,” said Denton County Clerk Juli Luke. “However, first and foremost, I took an oath on my family Bible to uphold the law as an elected public official. My personal belief cannot prevent me from issuing the licenses as required.”
She gets a gold star for the day. Unfortunately that’s the only reasonable response I could find, so here go the rest of the garbage.