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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:20 PM

"Religious Freedom" my ass. Charlotte mayoral candidate proposes jailing all gays.

Inspired by the faux persecution complex publicly heralded by the religious right, a Charlotte, N.C. area mayoral candidate is now actually running on a platform of imprisoning all gays. Read it and facepalm:
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/09/mayoral-canddidate-inspired-by-kim-davis-vows-to-eradicate-gays-by-throwing-them-all-in-jail/
I am sick and tired of the layer cake of bullshit this ilk is perpetuating. "Religious Freedom" to restrict the freedoms and pursuit of happiness of an entire demographic they just happen to disagree with just makes me ill.
Oh, yes, they're so damn persecuted they are jailed, beaten, hospitalized, brutally bullied, denied housing, jobs, love and understanding, tied to fences beaten and left to die overnight, these, poor, poor American Christians....
Er, wait a minute... I tinks me may habba-gotten something backwards there.
My hackles just raise up from my PTSD layer-cake about this one. I'm the teenage runaway from an extraordinary bullying situation and parental abuse and neglect. I dumpster-dived, did odd jobs, even street-walked my body for a living thanks to those who are displaying how terribly persecuted they are. I survived a brutal anti-gay hate crime 5 years ago involving and extended hospital stay and multiple surgeries to correct boot-inflicted facial fractures only after a vehicular assault to render me largely unconscious to begin with. As it was before the ACA, and my medical insurance pulled a dirty trick to discontinue my coverage related to my injuries (now illegal, btw), I lost my home, a classic car and all my retirement savings to pay off extensive my medical bills. I have directly been denied housing, unjustly dismissed from two job positions by new "christian" managements who cleansed their departments of us horrible LGBT. I still have nightmares of how long, when I was young teenager that "fucking faggot" replaced my name. Yet it is just this so called "christian" ilk that many a member has and still is advocating rights restriction to outright brutal acts of violence against LGBT. What a crock.
To this kownty klerk and all the religious right ilk displaying their faux persecution complex... the likes can take their fake morality and all the evil it has produced and shove it right up their fat pretentious asses.
And that's all I got's to say about that.

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Reply "Religious Freedom" my ass. Charlotte mayoral candidate proposes jailing all gays. (Original post)
nightscanner59 Sep 2015 OP
winetourdriver Sep 2015 #1
msongs Sep 2015 #2
beergood Sep 2015 #3
Protalker Dec 2015 #4
andy.smithy112 Dec 2015 #5

Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 11:25 PM

1. Very good rant, and painfully true

Come on people, lets give this some recs, it certainly deserves it!

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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 11:44 PM

2. jail all divorced people, they are all adulterers anyway according to that jesus guy nt

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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2015, 06:27 PM

3. jesus christ

this still happens, i was born and raised in CA. there are so many laws here that protect lgbt people, that i forgot that there are states that still discriminate against them. i was raised in tulare, ca, a very conservative, religious, non-gay friendly area, and i have never heard of anything this bad.

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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:55 PM

4. hooray for guts

Want to take a few moments to thank you for still showing up and living your life as an out gay men. Charlotte is a beautiful city and it's regretable that is so ugly during transition. It takes leadership from within to challenge the ugliness outside. Good luck in your future!

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Response to nightscanner59 (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 02:01 PM

5. Tired

I'm so sorry you've had to endure that. I am from Oregon, and like another poster above I tend to take for granted that I cannot be fired for being gay or other such injustices that people from other states have to put up with. Everything you say is true, and I'm tired of the right and their (as you put it so well) "faux persecution complex".

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