(There’s just nothing else to add.)
Wow, I can’t wait to see how all the conservatives are going to spin this. It’s amazing that Bill Clinton got impeached in the 1990s just for having an extramarital affair and lying about it. But Trump effectively confesses on TV to being an outright traitor and enemy of the American people, and those fools in Congress still won’t do jack shit. What exactly is it going to take for us to see justice here? The worse this gets and the longer it takes for us to fix it, the more likely it is that something terribly violent is going to happen. People on both sides of the political divide have already been radicalized against each other enough as it is. If Congress doesn’t act soon, this pot is likely to boil over and explode.
Imagine you’re riding home on a bus with your life partner. You’re being affectionate with each other and having a good time. Then some hoodlums take notice, start harassing you, and deck you in the face repeatedly.
Now I ask you…When’s the last time this happened to a heterosexual couple? And I’m not talking about heterosexual couples who get mugged or murdered for other reasons. When that happens, it’s usually because the perpetrator wants their money or something like that. How many heterosexual couples are harassed and bludgeoned by hoodlums JUST for showing their affection in public? Men and women snog each other outdoors all the damn time, and nobody even bats an eyelash. But oh, if it’s two men or two women, then suddenly we have a problem for some reason.
THIS is why the idea of a “Straight Pride Parade” is foolish. Straights do not live in constant fear of being harassed, beaten, or murdered just for being intimate with each other in public. The entire point of LGBTQ Pride is for people to enjoy being themselves without fear of being splattered all over the sidewalk. Therefore, any attempt at equivocating between “LGBTQ Pride” and “Straight Pride” is misguided at best. When RuPaul finally takes over the world and outlaws heterosexuality upon penalty of death, then maybe we can have a conversation about needing “Straight Pride;” but until then, we heteros really have nothing to worry about.
(Besides, “Straight Pride” has nothing to do with “celebrating” or “taking pride” in anything. The real purpose here is to make LGBTQ people feel threatened and goad them into violence. Then these right-wingers will go on Fox News and cry about how “persecuted” they are for being poor, defenseless little shit disturbers, and the viewers at home will be galvanized to hate sexual and gender minorities even more. I lived in Texas for a decade; I know exactly how these motherfuckers think!)
As a final note, my wife is bisexual, my best friend in the entire universe is a lesbian, and I have a nephew who is transgender. Even my god is unapologetically queer, since Set canoodles with romantic partners of both sexes in Egyptian mythology. So several of my closest loved ones are LGBTQ of one stripe or another, and when I hear about things like what happened to Melania Geymonat and her girlfriend Chris in London, I take it personally. Those hoodlums might as well have been harassing one of my own. I pray these women will both recover from their physical and emotional wounds, that their relationship will be made stronger as a result of this trauma, and that nothing like this will never happen to them again.
And may the men who did this to them all die of anal cancer!
A Setian’s autonomy is sacred. Do NOT touch me without permission, do NOT tell me how to live my life, and do NOT take from me what is rightfully mine. This includes not only my property, but also my body, my mind, and my very soul. The same rule applies equally to both male and female Setians. Even the gods themselves must respect human autonomy if we are to show them any respect in return. We are neither their possessions nor their property, and whenever they forget this, we have every right to remind them by smashing their images and burning their altars to the ground! And if I am willing to defy a god for my autonomy (and I have!), you’d better believe I will defy any human being for my autonomy as well—even if it’s a blood relative. My old man once beat the shit out of me for not renouncing Set and pretending to be a good little Christian boy. I remember how fucking crazy he looked while he was smacking me around that day, too. But none of his threats or blows ever worked, because Set is mighty, and so am I!
But it’s only been a few years since I learned how much harder it actually is for women to protect their autonomy than it is for men. I’ve been railing against the patriarchy for years, but it wasn’t until I reached my 30s that I learned how some women will pack knives or even guns while they’re out jogging at night, or how some will jog in groups to avoid being attacked or raped. Simply because of my genitalia, I’ve never had to think about carrying a weapon whenever I leave my home, and this fact disgusts me. If I had been born with a vagina instead, would I even be alive today? Somehow I am not so sure I would be, given the sheer amount of violence against women that is perpetrated across this earth with every passing moment.
The following two articles are by Dana Pierangeli of the Michigan Daily, the official University of Michigan newsletter. They are quite disturbing to read, but extremely informative. If you have yourself an XY chromosome like I do, you need to read what this woman has to say. I’m absolutely positive the women in your life will appreciate it.
Franklin Graham, son of the evangelist Billy Graham, has called for a national day of prayer for Donald Trump on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
“Franklin Graham got an idea: God had helped Donald Trump reach the White House, and now the President needed divine aid again.”
If Trump needs divine aid “again,” it stands to reason that he never had it in the first place.
“Like no President before him, Trump was under attack, Graham said. From Democrats, Republicans, the media, even powers and principalities beyond the human realm.”
Classic Evangelical Politics 101: Equate any and all opposition to your political agenda with “spiritual warfare.” This way, anyone who opposes your side will be dehumanized. It’s always easier to hate people and not listen to them when you think they’re possessed by demonic forces.
“Some have accused Graham of “weaponizing” prayer and turning it into a pro-Trump propaganda tool.”
At this point I think we are well beyond the “accusation” phase, don’t you?
“Asked how he would answer critics who say that Trump and his evangelical allies are actually a threat to the church, Graham declined to engage the question. ‘I wouldn’t even answer a person like that. I don’t think it’s valid at all.'”
More young people are converting away from Christianity today than ever before. Granted, there are many different cultural reasons for this that predate the current political climate. But do you seriously expect anyone to believe that endorsing Trump hasn’t been a contributing factor to this? You, the shepherds of Christ, are telling people we all just need to shut up and obey a known liar, fornicator, racist, and misogynist. I can’t speak for Jesus, but I’d be pretty pissed off about this if I were him.
“Some pastors told her that some of their church members threatened to walk out of their churches if they ever prayed for Obama on a Sunday morning, Margolis said. But they are happy to pray for Trump, and likely will this weekend.”
So the well-spoken black liberal might as well be Satan, while the trash-talking white nationalist is a saint. This would be funny, if it weren’t so depressing and gross.