Thursday, March 30, 2017

News Tidbits

ProPublica: Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office

Tulsa World: Oklahoma House passes bill that could restore Ten Commandments monument to Capitol grounds

The Tennessean: 'In God We Trust' on plates now optional under new amendment

The Globe and Mail: Canada: Alberta orders two Baptist schools to allow gay-straight alliances

Pink News: Leaked documents show Mormon Church control of anti-gay marriage campaign

Gay Star News: Christians are angry Vimeo took down a 'gay cure therapy' channel

Gay Star News: Transphobic ‘free speech’ bus vandalized with pro-trans graffiti

Boston Globe: Anti-transgender bus rolls into Boston, is promptly greeted by protests

Washington Blade: Anti-trans bus to stop in D.C. next week


  1. This is the first I've heard about documents proving the Mormon Church's direct involvement in leading the anti-gay charge during Prop 8. Not that I had any doubt that it should lose its tax-exempt status in any event but ... this should really clinch the deal. ... "Should" being the operative word there.

  2. Hi. I haven't been here in a while. That anti-transgender bus was doomed, and I don't know why they bothered to come to Boston. Perhaps they haven't learned how tolerant this city is and how it's led by our terrific Mayor Walsh:

    Speaking while the transgender flag was raised over over City Hall, Boston's mayor Marty Walsh said: "We are listening to our transgender community by making the city more inclusive.

    "Its important for us to every now and then send a message, to let people know we will not be intimidated by discrimination or harassment.

    "When you deny the experience of transgender individuals, you are denying the experience of basic human civil rights - in Boston and Massachusetts we are better than that.

    Yes, in Boston we are.

  3. I heard a podcast about the leaked Mormon documents. We all knew it was happening- how heavily the leaders were involved, but of course they denied it. Now its out in the open. When will they loose their tax exempt status??

    And now with Mr. Trump- we could loose the Johnson Amendment. =( But I haven't heard anything about that in awhile...

  4. Dang, Ahab, it's been two months now that you've been away. I hope things are OK.

    1. Infidel -- Everything's fine. I'm just REALLY swamped right now. Thanks for checking in!

  5. Still keeping an eye out for you.

  6. Still checking in to see if you're back online. Hope all's well.

  7. Hello, Ahab. Just wanted to say Hi! to my online friend and I hope you're doing well.


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