thetattooedgamer:

tytnetwork:

For some reason Fox News allowed Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson to give his opinion on the problems with ISIS, unwittingly showing that Christian fundamentalists and Muslim fundamentalists are extremely similar.

Is anyone really surprised by this?

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The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not true. A lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.” - Laverne Cox

She is everything. 

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Could you look up the "Hear Me" Documentary by Colby Adams on YouTube and share your thoughts please. I "struggle" with same-sex attraction as well and just want to know what others think...

jof:

Hey Anon,

I really liked a lot of what Colby and those around him had to say. The thing is, it seems they are all coming at the topic of homosexuality as if it is sinful. 

Colby even says, “main manifestation of my sinful nature happens to be same sex attraction.” 

He also says that he was explorative, I’m assuming when he was younger. Which, if this is the case, it is totally normal for young boys and girls to be interested in other kids bodies and to compare. 

At one point Colby shares that he had sexual encounters and he felt broken and empty. I think that no matter ones sexuality, if they are seeking fulfillment in and through sexual relationships they will feel broken and empty.

No matter our orientation our source of life is to come from Jesus. 

Colby then goes on to say that same sex attraction is not a sexual issue it is an emotional or relational issue. I think a lot of people in the church have made homosexuality a sexual issue. I feel like Colby saying same sex attraction is an emotional and relational issue goes back to the previous point he made, that he felt broken and empty. When one is seeking sexual fulfillment they are not going to know how to bond emotionally and relationally. 

Sex is a beautiful thing and it was created by God to be shared by two people in a committed relationship. 

I really liked that those Colby got in contact with pointed him towards and continued to remind him to focus on Jesus. I think this is essential. I also think when we focus on God and what God has to think about us and allow that to wash over us it will bring us healing. It is vital that we focus on God and not what the world is saying about us. We cannot change who we are. I also liked that they told Colby that his identity was Jesus. 

What I didn’t like about the religious leader and the counselor, was how they worded things - “that specific struggle” or even how Colby himself talked about same sex attraction - it’s “complications and complexities”. 

Basically this group would be accepting but not affirming of homosexuality. 

I also really liked how much the film talks about love, the love of Jesus and God. The love of God is so great our mind cannot even begin to comprehend it. 

I think what all of this comes down to is whether you believe same sex attraction is a sin or not. 

I also think it is a very personal journey when one is trying to figure out if ones sexuality is a sin or not.

I know for me I got down on my knees during worship a lot and would tell God I didn’t want this. There was already so much that I had on my plate, the last thing I wanted was to be gay. I kept laying this down, I kept telling God. It was like God already knew this…I had to get to the point where I was comfortable with who I was. This is why I think it is vital for people to cling to God during this time…and after. 

I don’t think there is anything wrong with same sex attraction. I think the church is having a difficult time on how to respond to those who are different. Like the film says - we are to love. It all comes back to love. 

YES. I’ve been meaning to write a response to that mini documentary. It frustrated me because I agreed and disagreed with so much of it. Thank you JOF for saying this so well.

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A lesson on how to not be a delusional, superficial and hypocritical gay.

thesecretdiaryofjake:

Gays, we need to have a talk. Some people out there that need a good lesson in reality and expectations. Let me tell you a little story…

When in Berlin I met a fellow Australian guy while traveling. I asked him about his travels and discovered that he recently moved countries too. Conversation…

candycoatedcreepies:

glowcloud:

childservices:

who cares lmfao!!!!

What did they tell him!!! What can we tell him to make him cry harder

OKAY, HOLD THE FUCK UP.

THIS IS WHAT THE MEDIA DOES TO POSTS AND SUCH.

YOU PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT THIS MAN. WHY. BECAUSE HE WAS BROUGHT TO TEARS? I’M SURE IF THIS MAN WAS GAY, YOU’D BE ALL OVER IT.

YOU’RE NOT GETTING THE WHOLE STORY.

THIS MAN ASKED HIS FOLLOWERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA A QUESTION WHEN HE SAW THAT HE HAD QUITE A LOT OF LGBT FOLLOWERS. HE SAID, “IF YOU COULD CHOOSE WHETHER TO BE GAY OR STRAIGHT, WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?”

AND THE RESPONSES MOVED HIM. THEY FUCKING MOVED HIM. THAT’S WHY HIS CRYING. I’M SORRY, BUT IF YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SHIT ON HIM WITHOUT GETTING THE WHOLE STORY, I CAN’T TALK TO YOU.

HIS QUOTES ARE LITERALLY:

"Sorry, guys… It’s just… It’s sad."

"So, don’t take my word for any of this. Listen to them."

"And if you think being Gay is a choice, and you want to hide behind the Bible, show me the verse where God says being gay is a choice."

HERE IS THE ARTICLE

AND HERE IS THE VIDEO

I, AS A LESBIAN, AM FUCKING DISAPPOINTED IN YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE GIVING HIM SHIT.

IN THE VIDEO,

HE FUCKING SAYS “This video is about a kid who came out to his parents, and their… Their response was horrific.”

THIS MAN IS SOMEONE WHO CARES

AND THIS MAN IS SOMEONE YOU’RE HATING ON .

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GET THE WHOLE FUCKING STORY BEFORE YOU DECIDE WHO YOU INSULT. AND, MOST OF ALL, JUST KEEP YOUR SHIT TO YOURSELF UNLESS YOU’RE 100% SURE YOU WANT TO SAY IT. 

/// rant over. 

This man is awesome. I follow him on Youtube and he’s a genuinely great guy. I follow him because he’s GOOD friends with all the gay youtubers I watch! I love him loads.

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adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

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Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 

But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. 
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 

But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:

How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.

On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%

Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.

Your move, America.

in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.

in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.

you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.

in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.

there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.

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103 river stones, wire. 400.00 cm diam. overall

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