henteye:

jesusinc:

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.
Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.
There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.
Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days. Join me and sign the petition here

you don’t have to live in Australia to sign this so everybody should be signing it tbh

henteye:

jesusinc:

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.

Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.

There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.

Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days.
Join me and sign the petition here

you don’t have to live in Australia to sign this so everybody should be signing it tbh



twistedviper:

missmeaganlouise:

You know all those wonderful Conservative parents who proceed to abandon, kick out, or cut off their children for any reason (including, but not limited to a child’s sexuality)?
Well here we go:

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
1 Timothy 5:8 (NKJV)

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your-lies-ruin-lives:

choosechoice:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

carryustothestars:

You know what I find really interesting about people who post pictures of Jesus, quote Jesus, and cite Jesus when spreading anti-choice propaganda?

Jesus was Jewish. Remember that? Maybe you don’t. Either way, he was.

My partner and I got to discussing this yesterday and I wanted his insight and opinion, because I wanted to be sure I didn’t get anything wrong (he is Jewish, was raised in a Jewish family, etc).

Guess which group is overwhelmingly pro-choice? Jews. Guess what the majority of Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist Jews are, to this day? Pro-choice.

Jesus would have been pro-choice, because in Judaism, the life of the pregnant person is always more important than the fetus. In addition, the Talmud gives the full status of humanness to a child at birth. Yes, at birth.

Just something to think about if you are considering posting your white Jesus pictures and putting words in the mouth of someone who’s been dead for around 2,000 years.

Have a great day!

Yep! THIS THIS THIS! Thank you. ::Jewishbrofist:: 

All of this a million times over. 

You never ignore Jewish Jesus post. Forever reblog.



pansexualpotatoe:

hunter-doctors-in-221b:

copperbooms:

go to google translate. type a sentence in english and translate it to a language of your choice. translate it again to another language. translate it again. and again. and again. translate it 6 more times. then once more. translate it one final time back to english. what are you left with? something that’s completely different than the original. 

or as we like to call it

the bible

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This is great



realniggaannouncements:

I had a dream last night that Jesus finally resurrected and when white people found out he wasn’t white they arrested him for 2000 something years of tax evasion  





Contraceptive Use Is the Norm Among Religious Women

(Source: thefeministlibrary)





your-lies-ruin-lives:

yeahihaveopinionssoz:

persephoneholly:

I would force a Jewish hospital to do an organ transplant if it meant saving a life.I would force a Jehovah’s Witness hospital to do a blood transfusion if it meant saving a life.I would force a Muslim hospital to house men and women together if it meant saving a life.I would force a Catholic hospital to preform an abortion if it meant saving a life.
Why? Because hospitals, places where you go when you are at your most vulnerable, cannot pick and choose what they do simply because ‘it goes against their faith.’ We jail Christian ‘Scientists’ for allowing their children to die.
There is a clear and defined line between keeping to religious tradition and saving a person from death. It’s not okay to let someone die or simply live a life of pain or insufficiency because ‘my god said no!’

Then go to a hospital that believes what you do? Who the fuck are you to force your agenda on anyone else when you pro choice arseholes are the ones who always shout “my body my rules” well if a religious group owns a hospital it’s “their hospital their rules” and you can go somewhere else for your abortions idiot.

Because typically EMTs have an obligation to take you to whichever hospital is geographically closer. And a hospital is full of doctors. Doctors who took oaths to treat patients, to give them the best quality care and help their patient. Who is the one who can tell them where it hurts or has physical presentation of what’s wrong. Also, pretty sure they swear along with everything else,”I will not permit considerations of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, nationality, or social standing to influence my duty of care." Notice that bit? How it says they can’t let their personal preferences interfere with whatever care their patient needs? It’s almost like going into the medical field - you can’t let your own personal beliefs influence how you treat patients. Now.. what’s a hospital? A great big building with a bunch of doctors. So, what’s that? A building full of people who swore to not let anything get between treating patients and are. So, strip ‘em of their license and let them work at some building that doesn’t require such oaths. Like a McDonalds. ;) 

your-lies-ruin-lives:

yeahihaveopinionssoz:

persephoneholly:

I would force a Jewish hospital to do an organ transplant if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Jehovah’s Witness hospital to do a blood transfusion if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Muslim hospital to house men and women together if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Catholic hospital to preform an abortion if it meant saving a life.

Why? Because hospitals, places where you go when you are at your most vulnerable, cannot pick and choose what they do simply because ‘it goes against their faith.’ We jail Christian ‘Scientists’ for allowing their children to die.

There is a clear and defined line between keeping to religious tradition and saving a person from death. It’s not okay to let someone die or simply live a life of pain or insufficiency because ‘my god said no!’

Then go to a hospital that believes what you do? Who the fuck are you to force your agenda on anyone else when you pro choice arseholes are the ones who always shout “my body my rules” well if a religious group owns a hospital it’s “their hospital their rules” and you can go somewhere else for your abortions idiot.

Because typically EMTs have an obligation to take you to whichever hospital is geographically closer. And a hospital is full of doctors. Doctors who took oaths to treat patients, to give them the best quality care and help their patient. Who is the one who can tell them where it hurts or has physical presentation of what’s wrong. 

Also, pretty sure they swear along with everything else,”I will not permit considerations of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, nationality, or social standing to influence my duty of care.

Notice that bit? How it says they can’t let their personal preferences interfere with whatever care their patient needs? It’s almost like going into the medical field - you can’t let your own personal beliefs influence how you treat patients. Now.. what’s a hospital? A great big building with a bunch of doctors. So, what’s that? 

A building full of people who swore to not let anything get between treating patients and are. So, strip ‘em of their license and let them work at some building that doesn’t require such oaths. Like a McDonalds. ;) 

(Source: freeoldglory)



If employees’ health plans have to adhere to company owners’ religious beliefs, what happens if your boss doesn’t believe in vaccinations? Or as Guardian columnist Jill Filipovic tweeted, “What if your blood transfusions violate your employer’s religious beliefs? No surgery coverage?” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America said in a statement, “Allowing this intrusion into personal decisions by their bosses opens a door that won’t easily be shut.”

Judy Waxman, vice president of health and reproductive rights at the National Women’s Law Center, says these scenarios are real possibilities. “What if an employer believes women should be subservient and doesn’t believe in providing the same wage and hours for them as male employees?” She relayed one case where a private school denied health insurance to married women, because school management believed husbands are the “head of the household” and should provide for their wives.


persephoneholly:

I would force a Jewish hospital to do an organ transplant if it meant saving a life.I would force a Jehovah’s Witness hospital to do a blood transfusion if it meant saving a life.I would force a Muslim hospital to house men and women together if it meant saving a life.I would force a Catholic hospital to preform an abortion if it meant saving a life.
Why? Because hospitals, places where you go when you are at your most vulnerable, cannot pick and choose what they do simply because ‘it goes against their faith.’ We jail Christian ‘Scientists’ for allowing their children to die.
There is a clear and defined line between keeping to religious tradition and saving a person from death. It’s not okay to let someone die or simply live a life of pain or insufficiency because ‘my god said no!’

persephoneholly:

I would force a Jewish hospital to do an organ transplant if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Jehovah’s Witness hospital to do a blood transfusion if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Muslim hospital to house men and women together if it meant saving a life.
I would force a Catholic hospital to preform an abortion if it meant saving a life.

Why? Because hospitals, places where you go when you are at your most vulnerable, cannot pick and choose what they do simply because ‘it goes against their faith.’ We jail Christian ‘Scientists’ for allowing their children to die.

There is a clear and defined line between keeping to religious tradition and saving a person from death. It’s not okay to let someone die or simply live a life of pain or insufficiency because ‘my god said no!’

(Source: freeoldglory)



voldymore:

I find it funny how religious people can point out all the inaccuracies and bullshit in other religions except their own



radiumradiator:

There are a lot of religious beliefs that are worthy of respect, but a lot that are not, and I generally agree with this …

radiumradiator:

There are a lot of religious beliefs that are worthy of respect, but a lot that are not, and I generally agree with this …

(Source: stitch--please)



When I say I’m pro-life…

desliz:

speakfortheweak:

It doesn’t mean I’m religious.
Because I’m not.

It doesn’t mean I hate LGBT community.
Because I am a supporter.

It doesn’t mean I force women to give birth.
Because I never will.

Take what you want from my blog, but never assume I’m just your stereotypical pro-lifer. It is VERY possible to ask questions, state your opinions in a civil manner on this blog. I am respectful and I enjoy answering all questions received! 

Thanks for following! :)
-speakfortheweak 

Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.



A Catholic Classmate Rethinks His Religion