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North Carolina Pastor: Put Gays And Lesbians In Electrified Pen To Kill Them Off

Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church — located at 3283 Providence Mill Rd, Maiden, NC 28650 — is seen here from a service posted to the church’s website dated May 13, 2012 calling for the starvation and ultimate death of “queers and homosexuals.”

(via Huffington Post)

(Source: equaldex)

— 1 year ago with 80 notes
#homophobia  #gay  #lgbt  #lesbians  #homosexuality  #lgbtq  #north carolina  #charles worley  #providence  #united states  #hate  #videos  #news 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, in a reversal of Bush administration policy, has decided to sign on to a U.N. declaration that calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality, the State Department said on Wednesday.
U.S. |  FRANCE |  JAPAN
State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Obama administration, which took office eight weeks ago, would now join 66 other U.N. member states who supported a U.N. statement in December that condemned human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
"The United States is an outspoken defender of human rights and critic of human rights abuses around the world," Wood told reporters.
"As such, we join with other supporters of this statement, and we will continue to remind countries of the importance of respecting the human rights of all people in all appropriate international fora."
Gay rights groups immediately welcomed the move.
"The administration’s leadership on this issue will be a powerful rebuke of an earlier Bush administration position that sought to deny the universal application of human rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals," said Mark Bromley, who chairs the Council for Global Equality.
The U.N. General Assembly had been split over the issue of gay rights, with many Muslim countries refusing to sign on to the statement because of opposition to international attempts to legalize homosexuality.
A rival statement read out by Syria at the time gathered about 60 signatures from the 192-nation assembly.
The United States was the only western state not to sign on to the gay rights document. All European Union member states endorsed it, as did Canada, Australia and Japan.
'NO LEGAL OBLIGATIONS'
In a move that angered U.S. gay rights groups, the Bush administration argued that the broad framing of the language in the statement created conflict with U.S. laws.
The rationale was that favoring gay rights in a U.N. document might be interpreted as an attempt by the U.S. federal government to override individual states’ rights on issues like gay marriage.
Pressed on this issue, Wood said a “careful” interagency review by the Obama administration found that signing on to the U.N. document “commits us to no legal obligations.”
Division in the General Assembly over the U.N. declaration reflects conflicting laws worldwide on the issue.
According to the sponsors of the Franco-Dutch text of the document, homosexuality is illegal in 77 countries, seven of which punish it by death.
At a townhall meeting in Brussels earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed on her views on gay rights.
"Human rights is and always will be one of the pillars of our foreign policy," she said. "In particular, persecution and discrimination against gays and lesbians is something we take very seriously."
(Additional reporting by Patrick Worsnip at the United Nations; Editing by John O’Callaghan)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, in a reversal of Bush administration policy, has decided to sign on to a U.N. declaration that calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality, the State Department said on Wednesday.

U.S. |  FRANCE |  JAPAN

State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the Obama administration, which took office eight weeks ago, would now join 66 other U.N. member states who supported a U.N. statement in December that condemned human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

"The United States is an outspoken defender of human rights and critic of human rights abuses around the world," Wood told reporters.

"As such, we join with other supporters of this statement, and we will continue to remind countries of the importance of respecting the human rights of all people in all appropriate international fora."

Gay rights groups immediately welcomed the move.

"The administration’s leadership on this issue will be a powerful rebuke of an earlier Bush administration position that sought to deny the universal application of human rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals," said Mark Bromley, who chairs the Council for Global Equality.

The U.N. General Assembly had been split over the issue of gay rights, with many Muslim countries refusing to sign on to the statement because of opposition to international attempts to legalize homosexuality.

A rival statement read out by Syria at the time gathered about 60 signatures from the 192-nation assembly.

The United States was the only western state not to sign on to the gay rights document. All European Union member states endorsed it, as did Canada, Australia and Japan.

'NO LEGAL OBLIGATIONS'

In a move that angered U.S. gay rights groups, the Bush administration argued that the broad framing of the language in the statement created conflict with U.S. laws.

The rationale was that favoring gay rights in a U.N. document might be interpreted as an attempt by the U.S. federal government to override individual states’ rights on issues like gay marriage.

Pressed on this issue, Wood said a “careful” interagency review by the Obama administration found that signing on to the U.N. document “commits us to no legal obligations.”

Division in the General Assembly over the U.N. declaration reflects conflicting laws worldwide on the issue.

According to the sponsors of the Franco-Dutch text of the document, homosexuality is illegal in 77 countries, seven of which punish it by death.

At a townhall meeting in Brussels earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed on her views on gay rights.

"Human rights is and always will be one of the pillars of our foreign policy," she said. "In particular, persecution and discrimination against gays and lesbians is something we take very seriously."

(Additional reporting by Patrick Worsnip at the United Nations; Editing by John O’Callaghan)

— 4 years ago
#LGBT  #Gay  #Equal  #civil Rights  #Human rights  #Homosexuality  #news  #politics  #obama administration  #bush administration  #hilary clinton  #foreign policy 
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, in a reversal of Bush administration policy, has decided to sign on to a U.N. declaration that calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality, the State Department said on Wednesday."Great! Good Job United States…. Now if you could just lead by granting your own gay citizens full equality under the law… You can start by striking down DOMA or maybe by getting rid of the 30 state constitutional amendments restricting equality for gay people. Just a thought.

text and picture found at http://current.com/items/89896920_us-signs-u-n-gay-rights-document-reversing-bush-policy.htm


for more info go to http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE52H5CK20090318
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"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, in a reversal of Bush administration policy, has decided to sign on to a U.N. declaration that calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality, the State Department said on Wednesday."

Great! Good Job United States…. Now if you could just lead by granting your own gay citizens full equality under the law… You can start by striking down DOMA or maybe by getting rid of the 30 state constitutional amendments restricting equality for gay people. Just a thought.

text and picture found at http://current.com/items/89896920_us-signs-u-n-gay-rights-document-reversing-bush-policy.htm

for more info go to http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE52H5CK20090318

[We will be posting that content shortly as well]

— 4 years ago with 20 notes
#politics  #news  #LGBT  #equal  #gay  #rights  #homosexuality  #UN  #US  #Bush Administration 
"The diagnosis of homosexuality as a ‘disorder’ is a contributing factor to the pathology of those homosexuals who do become mentally ill… Nothing is more likely to make you sick than being constantly told that you are sick."

Ronald Gold

Here is a submission we got from justjasper:THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSION

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— 4 years ago with 25 notes
#LGBT  #Gay  #Rights  #Homosexuality  #disorder  #pathology  #mental  #ill  #sick  #life  #submission 
The &#8220;Hate Truck&#8221; at Marriage Equality Rally in Sacramento (via Salinas Valley Equality)

The “Hate Truck” at Marriage Equality Rally in Sacramento (via Salinas Valley Equality)

— 4 years ago with 2 notes
#hate  #truck  #gay  #rights  #rally  #equality  #christian  #jesus  #homosexuality  #condemnation  #intolerance 
infinitebutterflies:

littlemiss:

hazelweatherfield:

An angry loser (right) came to Syracuse University to make a fool of herself by spreading pathetic hatred and was treated to a happy mutant style stunt by this smiling student, named Chris Pesto (left).
I decided that because this woman thought it was okay to make me feel uncomfortable in my home, I would retaliate and make her feel just as uncomfortable, if not more.
This woman was wearing a ankle-length corduroy skirt, which, as we all know, is a fashion nono. So, in order to make her feel uncomfortable, I stood next to her and held a sign that said Corduroy skirts are a sin! I don’t think I have ever drawn so much attention in my life. SO many people asked to take a picture with me, I got laughs, high fives and there were the few that even cursed off the woman standing behind me.
As I drew interest to what was going on with myself and the woman with the hateful sign, I started to draw a crowd that stood with me in support. Before I knew it I had 100+ people holding signs for gay rights asking people to honk their horns to support. I was interviewed by a news station, and more than 5 student organization papers, and the post standard of syracuse.
I never expected anybody to come stand by me and support and I appreciate it so much that everyone came! It meant so much and it proved to those ignorant people that we aren’t afraid, and we will put up a fight.
I’m proud that Syracuse has such a homosexual friendly community.

Link

infinitebutterflies:

littlemiss:

hazelweatherfield:

An angry loser (right) came to Syracuse University to make a fool of herself by spreading pathetic hatred and was treated to a happy mutant style stunt by this smiling student, named Chris Pesto (left).

I decided that because this woman thought it was okay to make me feel uncomfortable in my home, I would retaliate and make her feel just as uncomfortable, if not more.

This woman was wearing a ankle-length corduroy skirt, which, as we all know, is a fashion nono. So, in order to make her feel uncomfortable, I stood next to her and held a sign that said Corduroy skirts are a sin! I don’t think I have ever drawn so much attention in my life. SO many people asked to take a picture with me, I got laughs, high fives and there were the few that even cursed off the woman standing behind me.

As I drew interest to what was going on with myself and the woman with the hateful sign, I started to draw a crowd that stood with me in support. Before I knew it I had 100+ people holding signs for gay rights asking people to honk their horns to support. I was interviewed by a news station, and more than 5 student organization papers, and the post standard of syracuse.

I never expected anybody to come stand by me and support and I appreciate it so much that everyone came! It meant so much and it proved to those ignorant people that we aren’t afraid, and we will put up a fight.

I’m proud that Syracuse has such a homosexual friendly community.

Link

— 4 years ago with 1502 notes
#homosexuality  #sin  #christ  #salvation  #corduroy  #skirts 
"Homosexuality is god’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children."
~Sam Austin
— 4 years ago with 9 notes
#gay  #homosexuality  #god  #children