Tags: Bigots, Dominick J. Ruggerio, Edward J. O'Neill, Frank A. Ciccone, Frank S. Lombardi, Harold Metts, Louis P. DiPalma, Marc A. Cote, marriage equality, Michael J. McCaffrey, RI SB38, Roger A. Picard, Walter S. Felag
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The following Senators voted against SB38 – the Marriage Equality bill in Rhode Island:
Sen. Frank A. Ciccone, III – (D) Providence/North Providence
Senator Marc A. Cote – (D) North Smithfield, Woonsocket
Senator Louis P. DiPalma – (D) Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton
Senator Walter S. Felag, Jr. – (D) Bristol, Tiverton, Warren
Sen. Frank S. Lombardi – (D) Cranston
Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey – (D) Warwick
Sen. Harold Metts – (D) Providence – Special Note: Metts is known as a religious crank in the Senate.
Sen. Edward J. O’Neill – (D) North Providence, North Smithfield, Lincoln
Sen. Roger A. Picard – (D) Cumberland, Woonsocket
Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio – (D) Providence, North Providence
Sen. William A. Walaska – (D) Warwick
And last but certainly not least is Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D) Newport, Jamestown. She deserves a lesser ration of crap because she did allow the bill to come to a vote. But just the same – lay it on!
Looks like Chick-Fil-A isn’t having a good week July 25, 2012Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bigots, Boycott, Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy
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With the recent revelation and admission by CEO Cathy at Chick-Fil-A that they were ‘guilty as charged’ in giving money to anti-LGBT groups, the backlash has been pretty severe.
Two cities have now told Chick-Fil-A that they are Corporata Non Grata. Boston Mayor Menino has told the company he’ll block any new openings in the Boston area. And now in Chicago, Alderman Moreno has also moved to block Chick-Fil-A there.
And it is exploding all around facebook and the blogsphere. A lot of corporate America once had anti-gay attitudes, until such time the LGBT community and many of their hetero friends decided enough was enough.
Recall Target? Yeah – that was a turnaround. Even here in RI a local donut hawker backpedaled away from a NOM event.
Bigotry is not good business sense. The only thing you should be concerned with is if the money is at least partially green. Anything beyond that should not concern you.
And even if you are a bigot running a company, keep it to yourself. Else you’ll end up like Chick-Fil-A – a footnote in fast food.
In fact there are no Chick-Fil-A’s here in RI, and only one in Burlington, MA. So I guess they aren’t welcome here. We’re saturated with Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and Burger Kings anyhow. And even McDonald’s has a better chicken sandwich than Chick-Fil-A.
Now I’ve heard a lot of people jump to the defense of the franchisees. But the way Chick-Fil-A works is that it takes only $5,000 to buy a franchise and then you forward half the profit over to corporate.
I have no sympathy for the franchisees. If you can’t take the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen.
And here’s to hoping the ridiculously named Chick-Fil-A disappears sooner than later.
Minnesota Marriage Minute Debunk #28 July 17, 2012Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Assholes, Bigots, Kalley Yanta, Minnesota Marriage Minute
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That smug bitch Kalley Yanta starts by outlining what issues children would face if marriage is redefined.
First of all let me state, we are not seeking to redefine marriage. We are seeking to redefine the prerequisites. It simply changes the terms “man and woman” to “spouse and spouse”.
And I find it interesting that the ONLY examples the bigots can bring up are that of the Parkers an the Wirthlins, which is now over 7 years ago. You mean to tell me that they couldn’t find any more examples?
And yes Kalley – you are a bigot. Luckily there’s no legal requirement to call you that.
The bigots are guilty of emotivism – the personal, moral, cultural, or religious emotions the drive their bigotry.
Tags: Bigots, General Mills, Glittering, LGBT Equality, Minnesota
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This is priceless. The bigots really do get offended by little reflective pieces of multicolored material otherwise known as glitter.
Watch the video:
Assault? Really? The definition under the law in most jurisdictions for assault to occur contain language that it must create an imminent perception of fear. Those bigots weren’t fearful of the glitter of the young gay man, they were disgusted by it and expressed that disgust in trying to denigrate him.
Another interesting thing about the video is that it shows just how few the bigots really number.
Here is to my brothers and sisters in Minnesota – may you prevail in your quest to reject that horrible amendment!
Please name them April 23, 2012Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
Tags: Anti-gay, Bigots, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Truth4Time
This morning I was treated to a post on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters regarding a group called Truth4Time that wanted to take down gay blogs, counter our message that it IS discrimination and bigotry, etc.
Now in the post the following was said by the author of the article:
And just who are the members of this group you ask? I have the list of the members, but I won’t reveal it because many are ordinary citizens, not public figures.
However, that’s not to say that Truth4Time does not many contain public figures and prominent members of the anti-gay industry, including:
a Fox News pundit,
former employees of Concerned Women for America and The Family Research Council,
a prominent member of the American Family Association,
long term anti-gay activists, including those who testified in front of Congress,
prominent members of the so-called “ex-gay” movement,
a member of a state legislature,
college professors from right-wing universities,
activists who have called for laws declaring homosexuality illegal,
members of a prominent anti-gay marriage equality group, and
various religious right talking heads who us bloggers have had to refute many times in the past.
Looking at the list that Alvin has given I’d say at least name those in the list. Why keep us in the dark? After all if you expect to be victorious you have to know your enemy. And believe me Truth4Time is our enemy.
And as to the ‘ordinary’ citizens I don’t buy it. They forfeited the right to being ordinary the minute they signed on as minions of Truth4Time and should be named too.
Put it this way, in this day and age one should have NO EXPECTATION of privacy. None whatsoever. And if you’re going to make threats against the gay community you sure as hell should have your name plastered all over the web.
So come on Alvin, name them all!
What makes someone an expert in a particular field April 16, 2012Posted by truthspew in Gay rights, marriage equality.
Tags: Bigots, CNN, debunk, Experts, fair and balanced, Fox, MSNBC
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I was reading today on how Pastor Rick Warren was on some MSNBC show talking about the economy. What exactly qualifies a religious man to talk about economic issues?
So I’d like to ask the leadership of MSNBC, what qualifications do you look for in your guests on your shows?
Because so far all the media has made some pretty poor choices. For example, on other programs the likes of Tony Perkins, and others are deferred to as experts in the matter of marriage. The reality is, they aren’t.
They are pundits, nothing more, nothing less. But why do news channels still continue to defer to them?
It’s because some networks, with the exception of Fox, want to appear to be fair and balanced.
But there’s no balance since the alleged experts with regard to gay related issues always use the same canard, the children. They actually have the gall to say that it’s wrong for children to find out there are LGBT people out there.
But all of it, every last bit of it is inspired by religious bigotry. All religions are full of bigotry if you really study them.
But religion is dying out. I see the Catholic church as having lost ALL credibility not just in the matter of the sexual abuse of children that was covered up, but in the gospel too. If they lied of committed the sin of omission regarding abuse, you can just imagine what other elements of a religion are made up.
It’s funny, every time I attend marriage equality hearings I always see the same cast of characters from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence defending the churches ‘rights’. But what they conveniently won’t tell you is that the state of Rhode Island isn’t 60% Catholic anymore. In fact it’s under 50% s why is it churches want to impose their will on the remainder of society?
It’s the same with the bigots like Tony Perkins, they want to see THEIR world view imprinted upon the rest of us.