Sep 172017
 

Ana Brnabić , we are proud of you

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić marched in Belgrade Pride today (17 September 2017).

The openly-lesbian Prime Minister is the first leader to ever march in a Balkan Pride event.

In a speech on the day, she said: ‘Many criticize me.

‘As a representative of the state, I am proud that our country has adopted anti-discrimination laws.

‘The level of discrimination of minority groups and members of national communities is in decline,’ she added.

‘The answer to the expression of hatred must be something else’

In a powerful message of solidarity to Serbian LGBTI people, Ana Brnabić said: ‘After an undoubted decrease in the number of physical attacks on people who are different from the majority, it is equally important that we stop hurting ourselves with words.

‘No matter how much pain a slap in the face may cause, the weight of a word is often far more painful,’ she said.

Jelena Karleua Marches

Serbian folk singer and human rights activist Jelena Karleua also joined the march.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘And you who hate and write sick comments full of hate, you are guilty.

Sep 172017
 

From the skywriting GoFundMe page:  The Bigoted – Religious Right (Not Right) View

It’s time for traditional Australian’s to take a stand! We have been bullied into silence, condemned for our views and ignored and vilified by the media. Enough is enough! It’s time we all sent a clear message that we will not put up with our way of life been deconstructed any further! If you feel like us that its time finally for our voice to be heard, join us as we shout our message “Vote No” into the sky for all to see. This is your chance to help ensure our voice is ignored no longer and take joy in knowing that our message will be painted bright sky for all to see!

 

Sep 172017
 

YOU ARE FAMILY -EXCEPT IF YOU ARE A LESBIAN!

 

A woman who volunteered at a church to help families devastated by Hurricane Harvey has been “fired” after the church came to realise her religion and sexuality.

The Calvary Church in Friendswood, Texas, called for volunteers to help at the food bank at the church after the hurricane ripped through the homes of hundreds of people.

                Carmen Hix (with wife)

Carmen Hix decided to take a week off work and donate $500 worth of food to the church in order to help.

However, she was shocked after she was allegedly called in by the church’s pastor, Ron Hindt, and told that she could no longer help at the church because of her sexuality and religion.

“I thought they wanted to talk to me about further volunteer efforts,” Hix told OutSmart. “I was so unprepared for the conversation that ensued.”

In a Facebook post, Carmen His  recounted how the pastor called her into his office to question why she said “Shalom” after prayers.

 NO JEWISH PEOPLE IN THIS CHURCH!   (No, Jesus wasn’t Jewish, LOL)

When she told him that it was because she was Jewish, she was asked to leave and not return.

When she arrived home, she called the church to complain and was invited back in.

She accepted the invite, believing that she would be apologised to, but instead when she was returned the pastor began to question her over “rumours” about her sexual orientation.

Hix explained: “He informed me that it was thought or it was rumoured that I am a Lesbian, which is against their Christian beliefs.

“I told Pastor “Ron” that when they called me to volunteer, they didn’t bother to ask me to check or not check those boxes…Jewish and Lesbian.

She said that she told him that when she was needed, her identity was not an issue but since the efforts were “dwindling down” she was being disregarded.

The pastor then reportedly told Hix that he ‘can’t let you represent our church, as being a Lesbian is a sin’.

“I let him know he should be ashamed to call himself a Christian,” she added.

The church have since released a statement about the incident and claimed that it occurred over miscommunication.

In the statement, they wrote that they invited Hix and her partner of 20 years to join a service.

It read: “For the last twenty-six years, our heart at Calvary Houston has been to reach out and share the love of Christ to all people, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.”

However, Carmen Hix  claimed that they invited her to come to the church and “show me the evil of my ways and would change my heart to realise that my 20 year relationship with my wife was a sin”.

Paula here:  Dear Pastor:  One of the abominations in Leviticus is NOT TO LOVE OTHERS.