Posts tagged discrimination
Posts tagged discrimination
Let’s make this viral.
This is not a debate, stop the hate.
“You don’t have to be gay to support LGBT rights. Just like you don’t have to be black to think slavery was wrong, and you don’t have to be Jewish to think the Holocaust was messed up. Some people simply have the ability to see all humans as equals and think they should be treated as such.”
— Bradley Walker
The so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is heading for the Supreme Court after several federal judges have — correctly — found the discriminatory law unconstitutional.
There’s no reason we should need the Supreme Court to undo a terrible law that Congress can itself undo right now.
If you agree, take action and tell the President and Congress to dump DOMA now.
“In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing… anti humanism.”
— Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm
With all the covered up pedophilia in the organization the only way I could consider allowing my son—if I had one—to participate in the Boy Scouts would be if I was one of his scout leaders. That being said, I wouldn’t want him to be denied the opportunity based on his lack of religion, especially considering the fact that they receive Congressional Charters which constitute official government sponsorship.
No Blacks Allowed (Until 1978)
No Gays Allowed (Current)
Shame On Mormonism.
American Atheists Demand Answers on Romney’s Religious Loyalty
Some atheists see this campaign as a “stupid…attack on religion—as opposed to an attack on the existence of god(s)” while others see it as a legitimate attack on faith aimed at educating “the public about two of the lesser-known aspects of the Mormon faith: First, that black people were forbidden from entering the priesthood until 1978; second, that sexually-active gay people are still banned from the church altogether.”
I share the latter view.
Astronaut Sally Ride, who inspired many women and girls to seek out careers in space and science as America’s first woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer.
Ride’s same-sex partner of 27 years will be denied any federal benefits because of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.
Isn’t it about time we hold our elected officials accountable and strongly urge them to end DOMA now. After all, when Congress discriminates against some Americans, it compromises the rights of all Americans.
Please sign this petition and find out what more you can to help right this inequality.
Why anti-gay bullying is different I just saw a moving video by Dan Savage, founder of It Gets Better, our current Human Rights beneficiary. He describes the heartbreaking inspiration for the project — the suicide of Billy Lucas in September 2010 — and what It Gets Better has done since then.
As a parent educator, one line in the video leaped out at me, something I’d never quite thought of this way: “The kid who’s bullied because of sexual orientation doesn’t go home to gay parents. The kid who’s bullied because of race, religion, or class goes home to parents of the same race, religion, or class who are on his side. Too may queer kids go home to straight parents who are also bullying them.”
As North Carolina becomes yet another state to vote an anti-gay amendment into law at the urging of religious conservatives, there’s no better time for the members of this secular humanist Foundation to proudly stand on the right side of the central civil rights issue of our time.
Dale McGowan Executive director, Foundation Beyond Belief Also View Dan’s video at FBB.org
Although I agree for the most part, I would like to point out that many non-religious students who are bullied because of their lack of faith do not go home to parents who are understanding and accepting of their atheism.
1957 Arkansas vs. 2012 North Carolina