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Zea, The Ohio Girl Who Stood Up To A Homophobic Preacher, Is Everyone’s New Hero

Sometimes, the loudest voice is the one that doesn’t say a word – just ask this little girl.

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.

For more the brave and adorable Zea read on here. 

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I’M SORRY I CAN’T THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH

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.
—  Swami Vivekananda
I'm actually kind of glad I lost followers.

I’m upset a young girl isn’t allowed to wear her hijab to school.

I’m Catholic, I don’t believe in the Muslim religion, but I don’t believe in actual religious oppression either.

Oh yeah that’s right I forgot we only care about oppression if are children aren’t allowed to wear jean underwear and mini skirts to school.

But go ahead, be pro-banning other religious practices, but remember by the example of the martyrs that we Christians just might be next.

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.
—  Nouman Ali Khan

(I don’t care if this offends anyone).

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’.

FUCK.

THAT.

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.

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Mormon ‘Mama Dragons’ make life easier for young LGBT people | Al Jazeera America
Support group of mothers advocate better treatment for gay adolescents

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.

Before all that though, let me remind everyone that not all Christians are ridiculous and this is how they should ideally behave in this moment:

“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.

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