Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Six Feet Under"

I'm watching season 2 of "Six Feet Under."  I'm fully enthralled in this show.  I've always been fascinated by death and what funeral directors do.  I really love the characters in the show and especially love the storyline for David and his struggles with homosexuality, intimacy, family and self.  I've been viewing the series on, since I haven't had HBO or cable for many years. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston passed away on February 11, 2012.

I was born on February 11, 1958.  I will never again celebrate a birthday without remembering the amazing talent of Whitney Houston.  I've loved her since I heard her for the first time and wish that she was still with us to enjoy for years to come.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston
August 9, 1963-February 11, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chick-Fil-A; Christianity on a bun

Chick-Fil-A is a company founded by  S. Truett Cathy, who is still the company's chairman, in the Atlanta, Georgia suburb of Hapeville in 1946.  It is a privately owned company and has come under considerable scrutiny for its Christian based business philosophy.

Chick-fil-A's connection to Christianity has been brought before the courts when Aziz Latif, a Houston-based Muslim employee for six years, sued the company in 2002 for firing him, alleging that he was fired for his religious beliefs when he had refused to take part in an employee prayer.[29] The suit was settled on undisclosed terms.[30]
In January 2011, various news outlets[31][32] reported that Chick-fil-A was co-sponsoring a marriage conference[31] along with the Pennsylvania Family Institute,[33] a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to "strengthen families by restoring to public life the traditional, foundational principles and values essential for the well-being of society".[34] PFI had filed an amicus brief against the trial ruling striking down Proposition 8 in California,[35] and had also lobbied against a state effort to ban discrimination in Pennsylvania on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.[36] At the time the WinShape Foundation was also quoted as stating it would not allow same-sex couples to participate in its marriage retreats.[37][38] In response to the reported connections between PFI and WinShape and to Chick-fil-A's statements, students at several colleges and universities formed grassroots efforts to ban or remove the company from their campuses.[39]
Responding to the situation via their official company Facebook page, Chick-fil-A said:
First and foremost, thanks for your patience as we made sure we gathered the facts in regards to recent postings. We have determined that one of our independent Restaurant Operators in Pennsylvania was asked to provide sandwiches to two Art of Marriage video seminars. As our fans, you know we do our best to serve our local communities, and one of the ways we do that is by providing food to schools, colleges, civic groups, businesses, places of worship, not-for-profit groups, etc. At his discretion, the local Operator agreed to simply provide a limited amount of food. Our Chick-fil-A Operators and their employees try very hard every day to go the extra mile in serving ALL of our customers with honor, dignity and respect.[40]
Through WinShape, Chick-fil-A has given $3 million to anti-gay social conservative groups since 2003, with a total of $2 million in 2009 alone.[41][42][43]

Rihanna, get a grip

It's been recently reported that Rihanna is going to feature Chris Brown in a new release.  Really? If this is true, I feel very sorry for her.  Chris Brown beat the s*it outta her, bit her etc.  three years ago.  I cannot forget what he did to her nor do I personally want to forgive him for what he did to her.

Chris Brown has shown no maturity where this is concerned and has posted childish Twitter retorts to his distractors.  He needs to grow up and prove that he is turly sorry by his actions.

Rihanna's choices are her choices, just as Whitney Houston's choices were hers and Michael Jackson's were his.  I wish that I could have fifteen minutes with her to understand what she is thinking and feeling.  I hope that she has people in her life that will help steer her in the right direction.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Something to think about

Hundreds of species on this planet have homosexual attractions, but only ONE species discriminates against it?  Can you guess which one it is?

Matt Bomer has come out?

Bomer accepted the New Generation Arts and Activism Award from the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards.

He said, "And I'd really especially like to thank my beautiful family: Simon, Kit, Walker, Henry. Thank you for teaching me what unconditional love is. You will always be my proudest accomplishment."

Desert AIDS Project/Steve Chase Humanitarian Award 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mitt Romney is now a Google defintion like Santorum

If you Google Romney, you'll get a link and a definition ala Santorum.

Here's the origin site:

This is in reference to Mitt Romney putting his dog in a carrier on the roof of his car and the poor thing defecated on itself out of terror.

Mitt Romney--"Mitler"

At a stump speech in Mesa, Arizona, Mitt Romney said that he tried to use a 1913 Massachusetts law to prevent Massachusetts from becoming "the Las Vegas for Gay Marriage".  The 1913 law was enacted to prevent interracial marriages in other states from coming into Massachusetts.

Romney wanted to legally build a wall to prevent out of state gay married people from entering into Massachusetts so as to prevent Massachusetts from becoming "the Las Vegas of Gay marriage".

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gay Marriage in the United States at a glance.

as of 3/2/2012
Maryland allows same sex marriage.

"Forty-nine percent favor allowing gay nuptials, and 47 percent oppose it. O'Malley is expected to introduce a bill legalizing gay marriage next week. Should it pass in the General Assembly, most believe it will be petitioned to referendum and put to the voters on the November ballot."

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder refuses to discuss LGBT issues: “The Governor represents and works on behalf of all Michigan residents and he’s ignoring a significant portion of the population,” said Michael Gregor, communications director for Equality Michigan. “He is accountable to LGBT voters, who have a stake in Michigan’s success but are also deeply concerned about how the government treats their families. Ignoring the media that represents particular groups of constituents is an irresponsible way to govern.”

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The most dangerous man in America: Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum's wife is now voicing her hatred. When asked a question by a mother of a gay son: she wanted to know how she should support Mr. Santorum after her son was hearing that Mr. Santorum hates gays from his friends, etc., Mrs. Santorum said that these comments about her husband were just "backyard bullying" perpetrated by "the gay activists". This a typical redirectional approach, blame it on someone else.
Mr. Santorum's beliefs are a threat to every man, woman and child, every gender identity and sexual preference.

Mr. Santorum's own hate speech regarding LGBTQ is well documented. He doesn't believe that gays should marry, because marriage is between one man and one woman and he says that marriage has been around forever. Being a Catholic he should know that: "Historically speaking, it was not until the 12th century that marriage took its place among the other ritual actions which we now name the seven sacraments. Throughout the Middle Ages there was no singular wedding rite for Christians. The Catholic wedding ceremony that you might witness today dates in large part from about the 16th century."

Exerpts:US News
"Rick Santorum is but the most extreme expression of the Republicans' inexorable march to the fringe on women's healthcare and reproductive rights."

"It's not enough to oppose abortion, even to protect the life of the mother or for survivors of rape or incest. Rick Santorum and all his fellow supporters of "life begins at conception" even oppose the most commonly used forms of birth control. This includes the top choice, the pill, since birth control can work by preventing implantation of a fertilized egg. Santorum opposes contraception in general, telling the blog in October, "It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."

"Santorum also opposes the predecessor to Roe v. Wade, Griswold v. Connecticut, which established a constitutional right to privacy in 1965. Griswold negated a Connecticut state law banning the use of contraception by married couples. The day before the Iowa caucuses, Santorum told ABC's Jake Tapper, "It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have."

"Perhaps realizing this could be a problem, Santorum has already contradicted himself, telling CNN's John King on January 4 that he would not have supported the Connecticut anticontraception law because, "The government doesn't have a role to play in everything that, you know, that either people of faith or no faith think are wrong or immoral." This will undoubtedly come as news to the gay community and anyone who served in the Senate with Rick Santorum."