Diverse Communities Afraid in wake of Trump’s Election

The Idaho Statesman published an article today describing just how ‘scared and ‘hopeless’ Treasure Valley Latinos feel since the election.

Ivan Carrillo, who works at a local immigration law firm, told the Statesman, “I went to social media, and I’m seeing people who I thought were my friends that are saying racist things and just overly happy for Trump’s win,” said Carrillo…”He’s made it acceptable to be racist. And they have learned it’s acceptable to say those things. So I think there is a movement to be against any other race that is not white.”
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YOUR DONATIONS Are Making A HUGE Difference For LGBT Ugandans!

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Today you helped Thomas who escaped from Uganda and who has been traveling for more than a week straight. Thomas arrives in San Francisco late tonight, all alone in a strange city with no money having not eaten in 2 days. He is exhausted and hungry but he is strong!

Because of you, Thomas will have a safe place to sleep tonight and food in his belly for tomorrow he will accessing the much needed services and begin the process of re-building his life free from persecution.

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Crusade of Hate Lead by American Christian Radicals to Blame for Anti-LGBT Laws

Remember these guys?

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(from left to right) Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, “Ex-gay counselor” Caleb Brundidge and Don Schmierer from Exodus International, Richard Cohen, who’s book Coming Our Straight was used in Uganda as proof homosexuality is a choice, Pastor Rick Warren of the California based Saddleback mega church and Lou Engel of revival group The Call.

Imagine what would happen if people like us were forced to hide in our homes for fear of being arrested, beaten or killed for simply trying to live our lives.

Well, in Uganda today our LGBT brothers and sisters are in hiding and living in fear for their lives because of a successful campaign of hate with roots right here in America.

These men (pictured left) and other Americans created a firestorm of hate that has led to the creation of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was signed into law on Feb. 24, 2014.

Under the new law, any Ugandan convicted of “Aggravated Homosexuality” will spend their life in prison, that is if they are not beaten or killed by angry mobs first.

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SPURRING GENOCIDE, LGBT CITIZENS OUTED IN UGANDAN TABLOID SPREAD

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SPURRING GENOCIDE, LGBT CITIZENS OUTED IN UGANDAN TABLOID SPREAD

BOISE, ID-The Red Pepper, a local gossip rag in Kampala, Uganda has once again published the names; photos and home addresses of known gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans, according to The Independent.

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PLEASE HELP! Uganda LGBT Activist Refugee Fund

These funds will be used solely for transportation out of the city where, food and basic short term temporary lodging for their immediate safety. Then and only then will plans be made for a more permanent solution for some to flee the country.

It is only a matter of time before the house is raided and my friends are arrested by police or beaten or killed by angry mobs.

I am the author of the stories below. Some of these people are my friends and in my stories. I personally know several of them and they are terrified.

Editors note: This fund is no longer active.
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Melaleuca Call-Centers Staffed Minors in Anti-Obama Effort

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Romney National Finance Co-Chair and Melaleuca CEO, Frank VanderSloot is using his resources for the promotion for partisan political flyers* circulated in at least four Eastern Idaho public high schools late October.

The American’s for Prosperity branded flyers were specifically targeting teens at $10 an hour to staff Melaleuca’s Idaho Falls and Rexburg call centers to make political phone calls to swing state voters with an anti-Obama message under the guise of a survey.

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Slate’s Bad Religion Entry 8: “I may not like it, but I can’t claim gay relationships fit the Christian view of sexuality”

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The following piece is part 8 of a, thus far, 9 part dialogue between the author of Bad Religion, Ross Douthat and Slate.com’s William Saletan. The book is about on faith in American society.

Having just read part 8 from my Twitter feed, I found it rather interesting. It seems to set a tone for a more open and civil dialog over the often volatile divide between Christianity and homosexuality.

Because we live in a pluralistic society however, we still must demand our civil rights and social justice for LGBT people and all marginalized groups, regardless of anyone’s religious arguments to the contrary.

I am now off to read the rest of the series from the beginning, perhaps even the book as well.

Here is an excerpt of Bad Religion – Entry 8: I may not like it, but I can’t claim gay relationships fit the Christian view of sexuality”

If the Christian view of homosexuality were just grounded in a single passage in Leviticus and a single passage in the Pauline epistles, then the kind of modern reinterpretation you’re suggesting would be—well, not easy, exactly, but relatively plausible. What I try to suggest in Bad Religion, though, is that the problem runs deeper than this. The Christian view of gay sex is bound up in the Christian view of straight sex, which is rooted in the entirety of the biblical narrative, from the creation story in Genesis down through Jesus’ words in the New Testament. It’s a narrative in which human sexuality has a clear teleology—the reunification of the two equal-but-different halves of humanity (“male and female he created them … therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh …”), and the begetting of children within a context that’s intended be a kind of microcosm of humanity as a whole. Read more…

VIDEO: The Fischer Files Report
Bryan Fischer’s REAL Views on Mormonism

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Although Fischer never directly called Mormonism a “cult,” he has inferred it by the many other things he has said.

The Fischer Files Report reveals the AFA radio host’s hypocrisy with an excerpt from a 2005 sermon when he was pastor of Community Church of the Valley. From the pulpit Bryan Fischer tells his flock exactly how he views the faith of his “friends” in the LDS Church.