He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15
It is a centuries old tactic for conservatives to try to use the Bible as a shield in their attempts to other and demonize people, and now they are attempting to do so against transgender people.
The Southern Baptist denomination made it the official policy of their church in 2014 to hate trans people, following the Roman Catholic Church in doing so.
One of the basic commandments of our faith is to love thy neighbor as you love yourself. It's obvious these faux faith based so called 'christians' hate themselves since they are so busy spending their time and hate orgs money bearing false witness against transgender people.
And the most odious part of their transphobic hate rants is that they are aiming them at transgender kids and their parents
I have a major problem with that. My pissivity about it is heightened even further when you try to claim that God is on your side when you spout your loud and wrong facts free anti trans comments
Hate is not a Texas value, much less a value in our Christian faith tradition. Love is.
It is not godly to oppress trans people, and if you pseudo faith bathed oppressors keep pushing it, you will reap what you sow, and the trans folks you are trying to oppress will be standing tall as your efforts to oppress them continue to fail.
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates
Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.
Chapter Summary: With the threat to his uncle hanging over his head, Sei is forced to help the Amamiyas in their search for Dr. Smith's diary. But then Toichi comes up with an idea to let him know his uncle is safe.
We also went for delicious Russian food and vodka beforehand, because we were feeling thematic; so, in keeping with the theme, some Marina Tsvetaeva:
( Hell, my ardent sisters, be assured )
54 BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SCI-FI VIDS.
I received this AMAZING Alien series Ripley vid. Hells yeah.
16 Tons by ???
Without bothering to check official dates, I believe the next round will begin some time in late summer (for vid posts some time in the fall). So if you didn't participate this round, the next one's not too far away.
I know there's one in Boston, and a quick check found others in New York and Seattle. (The website isn't set up to search for events by date or time; I found those two by searching based on my old NYC and Bellevue, WA, zip codes.)
The Boston event looks small so far: 121 of us have signed up to attend, so I figure I'll be more noticeable there than I would be if I'd made it to the March for Science today.
Note: this was originally announced for April 22nd, and then rescheduled a couple of days ago.
Because Kohske's health has recovered enough that she can resume work on Gangsta again. It resumes serialization next month! Pretty excited. The Cursed spin-off is tiding me over and it's a perfectly fine prequel, but you can tell it's not Kohske. Kohske just has this amazing ability to pack subtext and nuance in her illustrations without having to rely on text or even flashy, obvious action (which Cursed is full of). Some of her most powerful panels don't have a single word in them at all -- the scene where Nicolas listens to Alex sing by pressing his ear against the speaker...and then you later see him jumping off the roof humming to himself, the scene where Alex holds Nicolas's hands even though you can see the bruises he accidentally left behind when he grabbed her in the throes of a seizure. So I am excited
Since the manga's hiatus is ending, I've resentfully returned to Tumblr because that's where the fandom is. I have a couple ideas for fic & if I want any audience whatsoever, I need to promote them there. In terms of platform, there is a Gangsta DW community -- gangsta_manga -- but it's a ghost town and I'm not sure if the mod is even around anymore. Maybe I'll start posting to the community? Sharing the latest news seems to be a good way to start. It's just a little depressing to post to a community of 2 though. I reach more people posting here! Which doesn't solve the problem. Hmm.
In other, somewhat more embarrassing, news, I seem to have fallen into Overwatch fandom. I don't even play videogames, let alone this one! But so many people I know are into it, so I decided to check it out. It doesn't take a lot of time because there's not much canon lore to pick up, it turns out. The cutscenes from Devil May Cry are a billion times longer!
Anyway, a lot of these usernames I'm seeing now make sense! And in even more embarrassing news, the fanart I've been seeing of what I thought to be an AU Korra? Not Korra at all. Explains why this AU Korra was remarkably consistent among different artists! Oh God. Not one of my most stellar moments, let me tell you.
As thousands marched against his regressive, pro-pollution agenda, Trump released an Earth Day statement which is…something. It does sound like an adult wrote it, but it’s full of gaslighting claims that fly in the face of Trump’s actual policies. And, of course, it doesn’t mention climate change.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2017
“Our Nation is blessed with abundant natural resources and awe-inspiring beauty,” it begins. “Americans are rightly grateful for these God-given gifts and have an obligation to safeguard them for future generations.”
- So far, so good!
“My Administration is committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes, and open spaces, and to protecting endangered species.”
- Trump revived the dangerous Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The Keystone XL pipeline has already leaked 17,000 gallons of oil into South Dakota.
- Congress is considering “modernizing” (read: gutting) the Endangered Species Act because they know Trump will sign off on their bill.
- Lead ammunition and fish tackle are now allowed on federal land, placing fish and wildlife at the risk of lead poisoning.
“Economic growth enhances environmental protection.”
- Not when it’s coal.
- Solar and wind power create jobs “12 times faster than the rest of the economy,” but Trump overturned Obama-era commitments to these renewable energy resources and job creators.
“We can must protect our environment without harming America’s working families. This is why my Administration is reducing unnecessary burdens on American workers and American companies, while being mindful that our actions must also protect the environment.”
- Some examples of the “unnecessary burdens” from which American workers are now freed: waterways that aren’t polluted by coal mines, workplace protection from LGBT discrimination, and the benefits of 14 labor and civil rights laws
“Rigorous science is critical to my Administration’s efforts to achieve the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection.”
- The EPA Office of Science and Technology has removed the phrase “science-based” from its mission statement under the Trump administration.
“My Administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks.”
- Trump’s proposed budget calls for slashing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget by 20%, as well as deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and NASA.
“As we do so, we should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate.”
- Trump tried to lead a witch hunt against employees who worked on climate-change initiatives at the Energy Department.
“This April 22nd, as we observe Earth Day, I hope that our Nation can come together to give thanks for the land we all love and call home.”
- Trump couldn’t even keep to his own hope, as he felt the need to send out a passive-aggressive tweet about how “jobs matter.” He couldn’t just wish everyone a Happy Earth Day.
I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
I could go on, but UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) already summed it up perfectly:
— UN Women (@UN_Women) April 22, 2017
“Climate action creates jobs, improves our health, [and] saves money.”
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( Spoilers are quoting Bowie. )
did three loads of laundry, including drying and hanging up
changed the bed, with slight delay for mattress geometry
got all clean and tidy
and watched a lot of television.
the things not done list is still spectacular
but you know I think that counts as a pretty good day anyways.
The album she's recording is Bob Dylan covers. Now I'm not a big fan of Bob Dylan, and covers can be a bit crap, but she did several excellent versions of songs by him. I particularly like Tangled Up in Blue (not a song I knew) and Highway 61 Revisited (which I did). A few times with the songs I knew I felt like she was making up the tune, then but Bob Dylan often isn't doing much more than speaking the words, so if you're a real singer you need to sing.
She did some of her own songs too. There was a (well deserved) big reception for Work on Me and when the clapping stopped she said "So you like the sexy ones, London. Mental note!"
The crowd was mostly older than me, so there was a lot of grey hair. We all sat politely in the chapel pews, although most people stood up to applaud at the end of the night.
Joan Osborne can sing like no one else I know and I had a great evening out. You should too if you get a chance.
Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the detailed warnings, some of which are spoilers. While trying to process past abuse, Turq has a graphic meltdown. Ansel does his best to comfort him. There is angst, overwhelm, flashback and intrusive thoughts, stabbing a worksheet with a pencil, trivial damage to an already beat-up rug, vigorous crying, guilt, difficult conversation, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.
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