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It's a bit cheap to lump in a viable (and grow-
ing) atheist group with the disgusting Westboro
Baptist Church. Atheists have absolutely no truck
with the LGBT community and in fact are very
supportive of equal rights for all, whereas the
Westboro followers are part of a vile hate organ-
ization. It would've been nice if you had not at-
tempted to lump them all together in this article
as "non-LGBT" groups.
Chas, via Instant Tea
To call atheists and FFRF members (I am both)
non-LGBT is misleading. Many many atheists
and FFRF members are LGBT. Many more, like
myself, support equal rights for all people no
matter what distinctions the world chooses to
lable them with.
Angela, via Instant Tea
As an atheist and FFRF-member, I resent the
tone of this article. Every atheist with whom I've
ever been acquainted has been supportive of
LGBT rights and the FFRF is on the front lines
opposing the agitation of the Religious Right, on
the streets, on the airwaves, on the internet and
in the courts. Daniel Williams needs to grow a
thicker skin. Religion is not beyond criticism —
not even close. After all, it's the inspiration for
much of the homophobia against which we are
D. Finney, via Instant Tea
If the LGBTs really wanted to love thy neigh-
bor, they would live and let live and not be used
as a political pawn in a moralistic chess match.
Sexual preference should be left in the bedroom
at home. The shock and awe is over, we know
you're there, now go about your business and let
us go about ours, then We can all get along in har-
mony. We don't have: to agree on everything —
you and your partners don't and neither do we
— SO leave it be. We will all be in the same boat,
living in third-world conditions when our coun-
try is a memory. You're out there crying for mar-
riage equality while the government is stealing
our money hand over fist. Why isn't your organ-
ization recognizing the true problem? You have
the means and power to help, but yet you allow
yourselves to be part of the cover-up distraction.
JejfNott, via Instant Ted
GOProud taps Coulter
This is like appointing Eva Braun honorary
chair of your synagogue.
But don't confuse GOProud for a gay rights or-
ganization. They are NOT interested in gay
rights. They have repeatedly stated that their goal
is to remove President Obama and elect a Repub-
lican as president. In addition, they will not en-
dorse in the primaries but have declared their
intent to support whoever wins the nomination.
So if Rick Santorum or Michelle Bachman gets
the nomination, they can count on exuberant
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support from GOProud. Gay rights do not figure
in the equation.
Keith Hobbs, via Instant Tea
As a Republican who is gay, I am very disap-
pointed that GOProud would name Ann Coulter
the chair — even if honorary — of the board of
directors. Tammye, I thank you for acknowledg-
ing that it's important to have advocates in both
political parties. But Ann Coulter is a novelty (to
put it nicely), not the chair of a board who is try-
ing hard to gain acceptance in the party. There-is
something to be said that even the nuttiest of the
conservatives: are somewhat embracing gays and
lesbians. But this is not a wise move for GO-
Proud. I think it will hurt the legitimacy of the or-
Justin Nichols, via Instant Tea
When did that nut job become a "gay icon"???
Honestly, I think they should give that title to
Marcus Bachmann. Now, he's just flamboyantlj
fancy! Get it, gurl!
Li'l Carl, inahistant Tea
Bachmann steps up anti-gay game
Michele Bachmann and her husband are both
very far out. Not good for the U.S. She is running
on her own "gay agenda" platform. We are clos-
ing schools, laying people off. Families are being
foreclosed on and being put out in the streets.
And all this Republican running for president
and her husband can do is talk about is "praying
away the gay." It is a good money maker for her,
but we have bigger things to do, and I am hop-
ping God has to. If you or your church has the
gay agenda on your mind, all the time you may
need to set down and talk with someone. We
need to start looking at what is best for the coun-
try. Not our own religion's views that blow in the
CB, ma Instant Tea
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