Friday, May 28, 2010

House Votes to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

May 28, 2010 on AP
Congress has taken two big steps toward ending the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. The House passed a measure repealing the law. The Senate will debate the measure next month.


  1. Another goddamn faggot story.
    Is this an atheist site or a gay site?
    Why not rename this site, "Gay Atheist Media blog.

  2. @non-believer

    You just proved that simply because one lacks belief in a God, one can still be homophobic douchebag.

  3. And why are there so many bans against homosexuals? Religion.

  4. And simpleton bigots of your sort prove the necessity of continuing to post them. Go DIAF.

  5. Homosexual Media Blog. This video has nothing to do with atheism. Will anyone even admit that.

     Now call me a bigot so you can ignore the fact that this site is about homo's as much as it is about atheism.

  6. Religion is the main reason for the inequality of gay people, that is why I'm glad to see videos like this. Though someone can still be Atheist and be a closed minded bigot like "non-believer" above showed.

    However religion says they deserve to be stoned to death and not to question it because it comes from a higher authority beyond our understanding. That is more dangerous.

  7. You're a bigot and a fool and a projecting, unlettered dolt who doesn't know how to use an apostrophe at that.

  8. This is both a gay site and an atheist site.

    The only segment of society with the political will and power to oppose repeal of DADT is the fervently religious population. And, their arguments against gay rights are *entirely* based on religion. Further, there is no secular reason to discriminate against gays. Therefore gay rights will always be an atheist cause.

    If you can't see that, then you are can fuck go yourself.

  9. It's about time, finally this congress did something worthwhile.

  10. Christie and shep said what I was going to. I wish bigots would grow the frak up.

  11. This is both a gay site and an atheist site.

    I never thought of it as a gay site. But on the gay matter I just state what non-religious common sense  informs me.

  12. <span>Non-believer,</span>

    <span>What do you have against gays and why don't you think that an issue so tied to religion is not relevant for an Atheist media blog?</span>

  13. <span>

    Is it just my imagination or do most gays have their head buried in the sand.
    What's wrong with being gay is the repeating theme. Are you gays serious?
    Am I the only one who listens to the news about all the gay diseases? You people are living in complete denial.

    Here's another non-religious good article:

    <span>Why Heterosexuality Is Right And Homosexual Acts Wrong</span>

    Sample excerpt:        

    <span> </span>
    “An article in the pro-homosexual New York Times noted that a young male homosexual has about a 50% chance of getting H.I.V. by middle age and that the incidence of gonorrhea among homosexual men rose 74% between 1993 and 1996.<sup>10</sup>
    <span><span><span><span>Chicago Department of Public Health</span></span></span><span></span></span><span> reported that the percentage of Chicago AIDS diagnoses connected to homo/bisexual men increased from 37% in year 2000 to 44% in 2003; and in mid-2006 it also reported that homo/bisexual men accounted for approximately 73% of Chicago syphilis cases in the year 2005. And a June 2007 report from the Centers for Disease Control titled </span><span><span><span><span>HIV/AIDS among Men Who Have Sex with Men</span></span></span><span></span></span><span> noted: "MSM [men who have sex with men] accounted for 71% of all HIV infections among male adults and adolescents in 2005 (based on data from 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting)....[R]ecent surveillance data show an increase in HIV diagnoses for this group." And according to a </span><span><span><span><span>CDC report</span></span></span><span></span></span>

    <span> released in November 2009, 63% of syphilis cases in this country were found in homo/bisexuals in 2008. </span>
    We'll conclude this section on male homo/bisexual STDs with three short, refreshingly honest quotes from the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. These were found on its website,

    <span>, on Nov. 4, 2009, in a document titled "Top 10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider." (It may still be on the website.) </span>

  14. You are a whack job. You think that's "a non-religious good article"? Have you actually read it? It has tons of religious crap, debunked falsehoods, and idiotic arguments. Do you do any thinking for yourself?

    Argument 1:
    -Gays have too much sex and spread disease.
    -These diseases can infect "innocent" people through blood transfusions or mother to fetus.
    -Therefore, it's a public health issue, just like smoking.
    -Since we are restricting smoker's rights on that basis, we should also restrict gay rights.

    Argument 2:
    -Since two consenting adults could also rob a bank, gays have no justification for a -right to have sex.
    (I'm still laughing about at that one.)

    Argument 3:
    -Homosexual sex is physiologically unnatural deviation from the heterosexual norm.
    -It would be unfair to pick and choose which kinds of deviant people to tolerate.
    -If we did tolerate all abberrant/deviant people the world would become an unpleasant, confused, and sick place.

    Argument 4:
    -Sex in public is banned because it offends people.
    -Homosexual activity offends billions of people.
    -Therefore, either sex in public should be allowed, or gay people should be discriminated against.

    The rest of the article is too disorganized, but full of nuggets of stupidity:
    -There is no gay gene.
    -Gays were abused as children.
    -Maybe homosexuality a mental disorder after all.
    -Gays are afraid of intimacy with opposite sex.
    -Lots of solid scientific evidence says that gays are mentally disturbed.
    -Homosexuality should never have beem removed from the DSM.
    -There is no such thing as homophobia (or theftphobes or rapephobes). It is principled objection.
    -Anti-discrimination laws that protect sexual orientation also protect pedophilia and necrophilia which are both sexual orientations.
    -Those damned liberals are promoting pedophilia in college textbooks.
    -When young homosexuals debate conservative intellectuals and find out they cannot justify homosexual activity, when young homosexuals find out all their arguments are flawed, they can become seriously depressed. (Ah hahahah!!)
    -Exodus International has lots of gay contact them. Therefore this choice should be promoted to more gay people.
    -NARTH: trained specialists in gay conversion therapy.
    -A link to bunch of christian conversion ministries.

  15. <span>This is both a gay site and an atheist site.</span><span></span><span></span><span>Thank you Shep for admitting that. At least some one here can be a little honest.</span><span></span><span></span><span>BTW   If you can't see that, then you are can fuck go yourself.</span>

  16. They're tied together because both are about taking a moral stand against the form of lying known as "faith".  Just because you eschew faith in one area doesn't mean you do so in all areas, as the homophobes posting here demonstrate, but that doesn't mean gay rights and atheism are unrelated.  They are related because both are a natural consequence of throwing away the vice called "faith".  Once you can't rely anymore on faith-based bullshit to defend your moral position and instead have to rely on evidence and logic, the reasons for opposiong gay rights go away.

  17. What is your point? Strictly speaking atheism is merely the lack of a belief in any gods. By itself, it is hardly blog-worthy. It's just an academic question of philosophy.

    The negative effects of religion on society are the reasons atheists have for engaging in activism and blogging. One of those negative effects of religion is encouraging homophobia and enshrining discrimination against gays in the law. If you want to join the religious bigots on this topic, that's your prerogative. But that puts you at odds with people who want a secular society, ie atheists.

  18. <span>ElGuapo,</span>

    <span>Religious fundamentalists often persecute gays or consider them immoral. This is why it is relevant to an Atheist site.</span>

  19. <span>ElGuapo,</span>

    <span>Religious fundamentalists often persecute gays or consider them immoral. This is why it is relevant to an Atheist site.</span>