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Elizabeth Warren just went on an epic twitter rant against Trump and his VP pick Mike Pence. 

In 2011, Pence led the charge to defund Planned Parenthood

Last year, he also famously signed a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that would have let businesses refuse services to gay customers on religious grounds.

The signs as "taboo" conversation topics
  • Political views: Virgo, Gemini, Capricorn
  • Religious views: Cancer, Aquarius, Libra
  • Drugs: Sagittarius, Pisces, Taurus
  • Sex: SCORPIO, Aries, Leo

Tumblr post : JJ is not doing a religious sign of the cross. He’s clearly doing some other shit.

Me : What. The. Fuck.

1) Are you saying I’ve been doing the sign of cross wrong all my life? I do it exactly like he does, INCLUDING the joined hands at the end.

2) Catholicism is deeply rooted in Quebec’s culture and I identified to him instantly when I saw him do the sign of cross the very first time I saw the episode. Stop trying to take away his and mine’s identities.

3) Why can’t you all process that he’s a catholic AND a fuckboy at the same time? And what’s wrong with being catholic?

The rant is over, I need to get this off my chest.

When I went to Florida (god help that place) I would often say things to my family about all the cultural religious artifacts, like mainly signs or people wearing shirts that say something or all the crosses I’d see around. Living in the literal most atheist town in Canada (on mobile but a poll somewhere designated Squamish as most non-religious and the west being overall significantly less religious than the east) I don’t see a lot of that. And every time I said something they’d tell me to hush because someone might hear me and god forbid they find out there’s some of those dang atheists hanging around in their state and I thought. Why do they get the privilege here. Why is it that I can’t be openly atheistic but they can be openly religious? I mean. That’s privilege if I ever seen it.

haengah replied to your postWhat do you think about EU’s decision about hijab…

wait it’s not only about hijab, it’s about every religious sign, right?? maybe it’s because i’m from france and secularism is very deep in our culture, but i don’t feel like this is a discrimination?? but i get that, given the social context, it’s suspicious ;__;

i get that its not just the hijab, but like the first thing that would come to mind would be the hijab, especially due to current circumstances - and like other than a hijab, turban and kippa, religious signs are practically non-existent/can be hidden easily

Europe has increasing followings of anti-semitism and islamophobia, and to ban symbols that are linked most closely to these targeted groups, only increases people’s ignorance and fear 

and i just feel like theres no good reason for it? like what does banning a religious symbol do? other than take away from people’s freedom to wear what they like and break down democracy. 

wearing a hijab, turban or kippa is absolutely harmless. telling people to take them off, harms the groups who wear them, as they increase intolerance. 

instead of saying, “you wear this religious symbol and i respect that.” its saying “you wear this religious symbol, and i dont agree with it. therefore, you have to stop wearing it.”

if someone feels threatened by a hijab or a turban, and then the government decides to ban them - then those people will think “okay, so it actually is a threat?” 

how is telling people they can’t wear something, any different from taking away their freedom?

how will society ever move forward if people’s intolerance is validated?

drugs are banned because they harm your health. the nazi symbol is banned because it represents fascism and genocide - so banning religious symbols, perpetuates the idea that these things are bad, when they’re not.


Celebrities and advocates take to Twitter to call out Indiana for its hateful new law 

With the stroke of a pen, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence officially signed a “religious objections” bill into law Thursday, which, many have argued, effectively makes discrimination legal in the state of Indiana. As expected, LGBT people and their allies are not happy about it. Miley Cyrus’ response (among the many others) was quite biting.

anonymous asked:

I deconverted 8 years ago. I feel very comfortable staying hell doesn't exist and denouncing the existence of god. But I still have a pang in my gut when I see those click bait headlines shared on facebook shared by my religious family members about signs of the end times or rapture. I know it's not real, but I still have a back burner just in case rapture plan. I was taught those left behind must become a martyr and be beheaded to get into heaven after the rapture. How fucked up is that?

That’s even more horrifying than anything I’ve heard about the rapture. 

The signs as religions/sects of the middle east & north Africa
  • Aries: Zoroastrianism, Twelver Shia, Rabbinic Judaism
  • Taurus: Alevi, Coptic Orthodox, Bahai
  • Gemini: Ibadi, Karaite Judaism, Assyrian Church of the East
  • Cancer: Alawite, Syriac Orthodox, Samaritan
  • Leo: Chaldean Catholic, Yazidi, Sufi
  • Virgo: Greek Orthodox, Druze, Syriac Catholic
  • Libra: Ismaili Shia, Armenian Evangelical
  • Scorpio: Zaidi Shia, Maronite Catholic
  • Sagittarius: Hanbali Sunni, Mandaean, Coptic Catholic
  • Capricorn: Maliki Sunni, Armenian Catholic
  • Aquarius: Melkite Greek Catholic, Hanafi Sunni
  • Pisces: Shabak, Shafi Sunni, Armenian Apostolic

“I thought a lot about what I wanted to say today. And there’s something I want to get off my chest. It’s a mole that looks like it’s changed shape. But I’m gonna talk to my doctor about that.

What I really want to talk about today is what happened this week in Mississippi. I don’t know what Mrs. Sippy is doing, but I’m very worried about Mr. Sippy.

So, if you don’t know, the Governor of the state signed a religious freedom bill, which might sound good because the word freedom is in it. But here’s what it means.

Under the law, if you say for religious reasons you can ‘deny gay people marriage, adoption and foster care services; fire or refuse to employ them; and decline to rent or sell them property.’

Now, I’m not a political person, I’m really not. But this is not politics this is human rights. And I mean, when I see something wrong, I have to talk about it. It’s the same thing that I do when I see men wearing Spandex in line at Starbucks. It’s wrong and I need to discuss it.

So, this issue is very personal to me, obviously. I’m disappointed for several reasons. First of all, Mississippi is the only state I know how to spell. Second of all, that is the definition of discrimination.

It’s also something that the Supreme Court already ruled on when they made marriage a right for everyone, everyone. And they’re Supreme. I mean, that’s the best you can get. Like the Nacho Supreme from Taco Bell.

The Supreme Court said the same thing that Diana Ross and the Supremes said a long time ago: ‘Stop! In the Name of Love.’ And now, yes, and now Mississippi is saying, ‘I Don’t Second That Emotion.’

Sometimes I think it’s easier to explain things if you break it down. So imagine this. Two cupcakes walk into a flower shop and they want to buy a dozen roses. But the florist doesn’t believe in selling flowers to cupcakes because they don’t have any money. But gay people do so sell them the damn flowers.

I grew up in the South right next door, in Louisiana. I used to go to Mississippi as a kid all the time. My Aunt Helen lived there. So if you’re in Mississippi or North Carolina or anywhere and you’re saddened by the fact that people are judging you based on who you love, don’t lose hope. I was fired for being gay and I know what it feels like. I lost everything. But look at me now. I could buy that Governor’s mansion, flip it and make a $7 Million dollar profit.

I mean look, there’s already so much inequality in the world. Women’s rights, gender pay gap, racism. I think we need to remember that we are more similar than we are different. And we all want the same things. Love, acceptance, kindness. And I want one of those new Teslas.

So I advocate for less hate and more love. Less tearing apart and more coming together. Less sitting and more dancing.”