Natl. Gay and Lesbian Task Force Withdrawing Support for ENDA

There are 21 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 8, 2014, titled Natl. Gay and Lesbian Task Force Withdrawing Support for ENDA. In it, EDGE reports that:

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund today announced that it is withdrawing its support for the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act .

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Jul 8, 2014
They get it. Wonder why lides doesn't.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#2 Jul 8, 2014
Religion is just the latest excuse for idiots to be hateful. I say pass it with the religious exemptions and then hold the companies that use the exemption up for public scrutiny and scorn.

But with all the panicking fools, drooling and slathering and cumming all over themselves over the Hobby Lobby decision, there's no way any protections for GLBT folks are going to get passed anytime soon unless it exempts the stupid people for their own chosen ignorance.

And stupid people need to be protected from those of us that are more intelligent and think for ourselves. Remember, wasn't it Jesus that said, "How you treat the most stupid among you is how you treat me."? Wasn't that Jesus?
Aspirin Between My Legos

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jul 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
They get it.
ENDA now has too many loopholes; it is not progressive or comprehensive enough for various lgbt groups.

And you know that, but since you're "not religious" I guess it doesn't matter in that sense that you're bearing false witness yet again.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#4 Jul 8, 2014
Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America. Homosexuals think they are getting equal rights. They are really being used. Guess what, gays. Nobody is going to give you personal exemptions from the crappy world that will come into being once you have finished help the communists in their dirty work. You will have made your bed and will have to lie in it. And he who laughs last laughs best.
Aspirin Between My Legos

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along
You're a liar.

You wrongly equate "Christian" with "homophobic."

Not permitting public businesses to turn away protected groups just on that basis does not destroy Christianity.

What would destroy Christianity, or the fundie mullah subset, would be to forbid fundies the right to marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing, be protected from discrimination in places of public accommodation.

What we're fighting for is to see that the country does not become a fundie theocracy. That's different from your sick, hysterical whine, although it is nice to see you posing as the real victim here.
Gays Run the World

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America. Homosexuals think they are getting equal rights. They are really being used. Guess what, gays. Nobody is going to give you personal exemptions from the crappy world that will come into being once you have finished help the communists in their dirty work. You will have made your bed and will have to lie in it. And he who laughs last laughs best.
Evangelical fundies should have figured that out years ago
.
If they mess with the GAYS they're gonna get stomped flat
Chance

Grove City, PA

#7 Jul 8, 2014
Aspirin Between My Legos wrote:
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You're a liar.
You wrongly equate "Christian" with "homophobic."
Not permitting public businesses to turn away protected groups just on that basis does not destroy Christianity.
What would destroy Christianity, or the fundie mullah subset, would be to forbid fundies the right to marry, adopt, serve openly, be protected from arbitrary firing, be protected from discrimination in places of public accommodation.
What we're fighting for is to see that the country does not become a fundie theocracy. That's different from your sick, hysterical whine, although it is nice to see you posing as the real victim here.
Or be protected from losing their business if they don't participate in gay weddings? Thank God for the Hobby Lobby decision. Christian business people may be protected from that in the future.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#8 Jul 8, 2014
Gays Run the World wrote:
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Evangelical fundies should have figured that out years ago
.
If they mess with the GAYS they're gonna get stomped flat
Really? Nobody has been "stomped flat," not a single Christian. The only people stomping Christians flat are the Islamists in the Middle East. Stomping, killing them. Is that really who you want to be like? Disgusting.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#9 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
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Paranoid drivel
Your delusions show you're becoming more unhinged than ever, and your not-so-tragic descent into Phase 2 Psychosis suggests you should be institutionalized without delay. At the very least you should ask your psychiatrist for antipsychotic medications. Unlike you, SniKKKers, mental illness is no joke. Get help immediately.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#10 Jul 8, 2014
fr "Chance":

>Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America...<

Problem is, you keep yammering your anti-gay garbage. Get a clue, and grow UP. Nobody wants to "destroy Christianity".
Chance

Grove City, PA

#11 Jul 8, 2014
Pattysboi wrote:
fr "Chance":
>Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America...<
Problem is, you keep yammering your anti-gay garbage. Get a clue, and grow UP. Nobody wants to "destroy Christianity".
If you don't want to do it, then stop trying to do it. It is pretty simple.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#12 Jul 8, 2014
GoldenGator wrote:
<quoted text>
Your delusions show you're becoming more unhinged than ever, and your not-so-tragic descent into Phase 2 Psychosis suggests you should be institutionalized without delay. At the very least you should ask your psychiatrist for antipsychotic medications. Unlike you, SniKKKers, mental illness is no joke. Get help immediately.
Where the heck did that quoted text come from? "Paranoid drivel"? I never wrote that. A "find text" search on the page highlights only your post. Yeah, lefties want everybody chemically lobotomized with drugs. Why else would they legalize marijuana?
Aspirin Between My Legos

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
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Really? Nobody has been "stomped flat," not a single Christian.
Again, it's mentally ill fundies under discussion, not Christians.

You mullahs worry greatly about boycotts of uber "religious," bigot businesses and about shunning of homophobes in higher ed and in corporations.

You're lying again.
Aspirin Between My Legos

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
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Or be protected from losing their business if they don't participate in gay weddings? Thank God for the Hobby Lobby decision. Christian business people may be protected from that in the future.
Then people for sincerely held religious beliefs should be able to turn away fundie scum from closely held businesses.

Every educated person outside of talibangelical-land hates anti lgbt bigots now, and you know it.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#15 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
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Or be protected from losing their business if they don't participate in gay weddings? Thank God for the Hobby Lobby decision. Christian business people may be protected from that in the future.
Those pretend "christian" business people will rue the day the Hobby Lobby billionaires pierced their corporate veils of protection between the bankruptcy of their businesses after people get sick of their hypocritical bullshit and their personal billions that will be tapped and distributed by the bankruptcy courts to pay the debts of their failed businesses.

If a corporation isn't separate from their owners when it comes to forcing their delusional pretend religions onto people, then they're not separate when it comes time to pay the corporate debts, either.

And sooner or later, Satan is going to start calling those five conservative a-holes on the Supreme Court home and the court will shift back to reality mode again and overturn all this ideological crap that completely disregards the constitution and equal protections.

So enjoy your delusions for now. The Hobby Lobby decision isn't the personal savior you fools think it is.

“REMEMBER TO THANK ”

Since: Aug 08

A VET FOR YOUR FREEDOM!

#16 Jul 8, 2014
Chance wrote:
Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America. Homosexuals think they are getting equal rights. They are really being used. Guess what, gays. Nobody is going to give you personal exemptions from the crappy world that will come into being once you have finished help the communists in their dirty work. You will have made your bed and will have to lie in it. And he who laughs last laughs best.
Most folks DON'T have problems with Christians.......it's EVANGELISTIC FUNDAMENTALIST that are the problem!!!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#17 Jul 9, 2014
Chance wrote:
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Really? Nobody has been "stomped flat," not a single Christian. The only people stomping Christians flat are the Islamists in the Middle East. Stomping, killing them. Is that really who you want to be like? Disgusting.
Ah, finally the truth comes out. Gays pose no threat to Christianity. All that panic against the gays is as made-up as the antisemitism of Nazi Germany.

You even threw in the Communist boogeyman in your previous rant. You're almost ready for the looney bin, Chance.
Do Not Call

Beverly, MA

#18 Jul 9, 2014
Chance wrote:
Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America. Homosexuals think they are getting equal rights. They are really being used. Guess what, gays. Nobody is going to give you personal exemptions from the crappy world that will come into being once you have finished help the communists in their dirty work. You will have made your bed and will have to lie in it. And he who laughs last laughs best.
Christians marginalized themselves by corrupting the political arena with their intent to indoctrinate the entire country to their way of thinking. No better than the Taliban, ISIS and the others Islamic Factions. Just for the moment less violent.

But that too shall not last, because most of the ardent, crazy, Christian Righties I know are gun hungry and can't wait to influence laws so that they can have any kind of gun they want with unlimited caliber and ammo clips. And of course, open carry for all to see how faithful they are. No good Christian would be caught without their holster in plain view.

So once so called Christians get their way, then we get to watch the different factions of Christians fight it out over stupid scriptural differences.

Religious influence in politics leads to nothing more than a never ending rabbit hole of religiosity.

Religious fanatics can never be happy because they will fight over any little detail in their belief system.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#19 Jul 9, 2014
Wondering wrote:
They get it. Wonder why lides doesn't.
Yes, they do "get it". Religious exemptions are unnecessary and are in fact discriminatory.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#21 Jul 9, 2014
Chance wrote:
Of course, and now we get to the REAL end game - destroy Christianity or at least force it out of the political and cultural public square. I've said that all along, that homosexuality is the perfect vehicle by which to totally marginalize Christians and almost all of those who will protest when the communists completely "transform" America. Homosexuals think they are getting equal rights. They are really being used. Guess what, gays. Nobody is going to give you personal exemptions from the crappy world that will come into being once you have finished help the communists in their dirty work. You will have made your bed and will have to lie in it. And he who laughs last laughs best.
Please stop behaving as if you speak for the majority of Christians.

You don't.

BTW the Christian Church I was raised in now grants SSM.
At its General Assembly in Detroit today, the 1.8-million-member Presbyterian Church (USA) made history as it affirmed the marriages of same-sex couples.

The Assembly voted by more than 70% to update the language about marriage from a "man and a woman" to "two people" in the PC(USA) constitution. It will only become church law if approved by a majority of 172 presbyteries. Then couples can turn to their home churches to ask to be married, said Ann Craig, a spokeswoman for More Light Presbyterians, which for years has been lobbying for same-sex marriage in the mainline denomination.

"The Church affirmed all its faithful members today. This vote is an answer to many prayers for the Church to recognize love between committed same-sex couples," said Alex McNeill, executive director of More Light Presbyterians. "We will keep praying that the majority of our 172 presbyteries will confirm that all loving couples can turn to their churches when they are ready to be married."
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2014/06/pr...

You rant about protecting the religious freedom and ideals of people who agree with you but you don't want to apply that same standard to others.

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