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lgbtlaughs:

[the devil: “first of all god doesn’t hate gay people, god doesn’t hate anyone, the kind of his thing. god doesn’t even hate me! he’s disappointed in me, but he doesn’t hate me. if anything i hate gays. i spent years and year working to destroy urban neighborhood with drug violence, and poverty. then they swoop in and clean everything up and suddenly there’s cupcake shops and candle stores everywhere! and, ugh, they’re so nice! i hate them, but i can’t say mad at them!”]

epic4chan:

The Devil on gay people 

The Devil sounds like a white person who doesn’t grasp economic inequality or the concept of gentrification? So disappointed, so unsurprised.

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speakfortheweak:

It doesn’t mean I’m religious.
Because I’m not.

It doesn’t mean I hate LGBT community.
Because I am a supporter.

It doesn’t mean I force women to give birth.
Because I never will.

Take what you want from my blog, but never assume I’m just your stereotypical pro-lifer. It is VERY possible to ask questions, state your opinions in a civil manner on this blog. I am respectful and I enjoy answering all questions received! 

Thanks for following! :)
-speakfortheweak 

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

"Pro-life" is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

panda-mo:

speakfortheweak:

It doesn’t mean I’m religious.
Because I’m not.

It doesn’t mean I hate LGBT community.
Because I am a supporter.

It doesn’t mean I force women to give birth.
Because I never will.

Take what you want from my blog, but never assume I’m just your stereotypical pro-lifer. It is VERY possible to ask questions, state your opinions in a civil manner on this blog. I am respectful and I enjoy answering all questions received! 

Thanks for following! :)
-speakfortheweak 

Riiiiight, you’re not like every other “pro-lifer” who outwardly tells women to keep their legs shut and screams “murderer” in their faces. You just think abortion is like the Holocaust and imply that women who get pregnant before they’re ready are irresponsible and heartless because in your eyes, the only right thing to do is put yourself through an emotionally and physically trying 9 months to carry a bunch of cells to term. Also, if you get any asks that are rage-filled or have expletives, you ignore them because we’re supposed to be polite to you even though you have compared women who get abortions to Hitler. Oh, and here’s a pro-tip: if you run an anti-choice blog (oh, excuse me, a pro-life omg-I-love-women-and-just-want-the-best-for-them-blog), you better be prepared for any and all responses you get.

No, you’re not like other pro-lifers. You’re worse. You aren’t throwing eggs at women walking into abortion clinics. Instead, you use passive-aggression as your weapon. You hide behind you sweet little words about how much you care about women who have or are considering abortions when in reality your words are dripping with misogyny and ignorance.

Oh, and thanks for getting to all my asks you said you’d get to. Wait, you haven’t! Is that because you have no intelligent, well-educated replies? Or is it because you spend your time answering all the asks that praise your blog for how wonderful it is!

Unless you’re spending your time adopting the children in the system who were unwanted, or advocating for more accessible birth control, there is really no fucking excuse, and you are not pro-life.

You don’t deserve civility (nor should you expect it) when every word you say harms other people. In fact, you are continuing to silence women with every (rightfully) outraged ask you ignore.

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waytogojeremy:

theersatzvegetarian:

I had no idea this existed.

It turns out Thomas “separation of church and state” Jefferson drafted his own version of the New Testament in which he tried to extract the miracles, doctrine, and dogma from it—leaving only Jesus’ teachings as a moral compass. Interesting.

on a side note: last year Texas successfully had Jefferson’s view of Christianity scrubbed from all school textbooks and replaced it with dogmatic interpretations.

So, I used to be kind of exited by the concept of the Jefferson bible, but after going beyond a really surface look at it, I realize it troubles me and symbolizes some serious problems I have with the well-educated “the ressurection is a metaphor” crowd, or people who get really into the Gnostic gospels.

It’s pretty damn convenient for Thomas Jefferson to think of Jesus as just one ancient person with some interesting moral instruction.   He doesn’t believe that Mary’s prophetic praise to God in the first chapter of Luke is real, because the annunciation never happened,  so his bible doesn’t have Mary saying, as the mother of God, “The Lord has brought down the might from their thrones and lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty.”

His religious instruction from Jesus would not pay much attention to St. Felicity and St. Perpetua, who had visions of Jesus’ death and ressurection during their imprisonment and who gave each other the kiss of Peace, as sisters and fellow Christians before being executed.  So he’d probably miss that Perpetua and Felicity were sisters in Christ, murdered by a social order where Perpetua owned Felicity as a slave.   

Nor does he probably include the weird, supernatural metaphors of Revelation, so is probably missing the elaborate, gory metaphors about what men who make their money on the suffering of others must endure when the Kingdom of God comes to earth. 

So, I think of Thomas Jefferson reading his dry, un-supernatural accounts of one, utterly un-special Jewish philosopher, nodding in agreement, then going upstairs to rape his wife’s sister, as he probably did with at least as great regularity as he read his special bible.

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projectqueer:

Mexican Bishop Raul Vera Lopez who oversees the Diocese of Saltillo is known for his work with the region’s LGBT population. He says, “we have very clear objectives. We work with “(the queer community) to help them recover their human dignity, which is frequently attacked at home and in society, and they are treated like scum.” But instead of praising Lopez’s noble humanitarian efforts, the Vatican has decided to investigate him.

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