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It’s A (Black) Gay Thing – You Can’t Understand

It’s A (Black) Gay Thing – You Can’t Understand
Black Gays For Justice and Respect
Unnamed Black Man Holding Protest Sign: Black Gays For Justice and Respect
PHOTO: GayLiberation.net

Black Gay Male Couple Smiles Widely, Wearing Matching T-Shirts:

Black Christian News-type American Christians, like the majority of the staff of Black Christian News, are still religious supremacists because many of their ancestors’ owners ‘taught’ them to be.

They are still generationally hornswaggled in this way.

Their ancestors were indoctrinated with some version of Christianity (Laws against African slaves being able to read, against them reading, and against teaching them to read included the Bible). The American (white, usually illiterate) Christianity versions of religious supremacy that their owners used against them eventually subsumed them. Now, they’ve been exported to the world. Mugabe uses one. Putin uses one. Bush uses one. Dominionists use one.

I’m not saying black-skinned people have no ability to make up their own minds, I’m saying there’s a good chance they (and we all, of all colors) are still living lives tainted by the lies and propaganda tools of the white Americans who owned black slaves in the U.S., including manufactured beliefs about Christianity.

Limitation-heavy, designed to eliminate dissatisfaction reactions by instilling passivity, and mainly (then) to keep the enslaved heathens from practicing any African rites because no part of their lives was allowed to be outside the slave-owners’ control, including their access to any comfort they might have gotten from their god(s).

The anti-gay writers and commenters of Black Christian News are the same as sign-carrying cultist and Baptist Rev. Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas, and his GodHatesFags.com dominionist supremacists’ mirror.

Except in choice of language, there is no real difference between what the two groups are saying or that they are using the same excuse to harass, malign and torture: religious supremacist nonsense. Since they are not going anywhere, they must be rejected and repudiated; scorned.

I’m easy to contact. I volunteer. Either really kill me as you endlessly repeat that your god has ordered — as endorsed by the King of England in 1611 — or shut the fuck up about this topic. I’m saying that you can’t even follow your own religious beliefs because they are too radical and crazy, and you’re demanding that I follow them anyway!

Similar radically incorrect “conservative” groups of religious supremacy enforcers still publicly behead and hang women for the religious crime of getting raped.

It’s a religious crime to act as though there is or should be full equality and freedom for women inclusive of their sexuality, their bodies, and all products of their bodies, including work product and babies.

Your understanding of your god is no different than that of Islamic people anywhere in the world who mistakenly believe Muhammed ordered the killing of gays, and who kill gay people based on that ignorance.

So, unless you do your part as an individual so-called believer, and help to bring gays to execution, you are just a mouthy hypocrite and coward who cannot live up to the same exact Bible citations you use as excuse clubs for your immoral and illegal abuses of 100% equal-to-you human beings.

Leviticus 20:13 says nothing about infinitely whining or nagging or psychologically abusing gay people. It doesn’t say to call them names or tell them they are going to your sick imagination’s versions of non-existent hells.

Leviticus 20:13 says to kill them!

Lev. 20:13 Or STFU!

 

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Petition Uganda: Dismiss the ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’

Petition Closed. Unsuccessful.

Uganda: Dismiss the ‘Anti-Homosexuality Bill’

This is a news report straight from a Ugandan. Well worth a look.

Petition Targets:

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (State House Nakasero) and Honorable Opio Gabriel (Minister of Gender, Labour, and Social Affairs)

Petition Started by: CAAH (Community Action Against Homophobia)

The Ugandan government is currently considering the passage of this “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” which would have devastating consequences for that country’s LGBTI community. For their safety it is vital this bill be dismissed. That is the aim of this petition.

The bill proposes that homosexuality be made illegal with the following consequences:

1) Anyone found to be practicing homosexual acts will be punished with life imprisonment

2) Anyone practicing “aggravated homosexuality” — meaning they are homosexual and have AIDS/HIV — would be facing a death sentence (this is apparently being reviewed and may be dropped from the bill).

3) Finally, citizens who do not report known homosexual acts also receive three years imprisonment, and if they publicly support homosexuality through statement or other means, that is another four years on top of that, making seven years in total.

Besides the obvious horrible consequences for the LGBTI community and their supporters, this would also affect media freedom in their country, making less information available to needy people.

People’s willingness to seek help when they are infected with HIV would be non-existent, which could mean the disease is less discussed and spreads unspoken throughout the country, even more than its devastating current presence in the region.

As stated by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission:

“The negative repercussions of the bill in Uganda will be immediate and severe. It effectively bans the free association and expression that are necessary for a flourishing civil society, and creates a climate of fear and hostility that undermines the citizenship and solidarity of all Ugandans. It will lend itself to misapplication and abuse, and implicitly encourages persecution of LGBT people by private actors. Effective HIV prevention activities in Uganda, which rely on an ability to talk frankly about sexuality and provide condoms and other safer-sex materials, will be difficult, if not impossible.”

We need to act on this, if not for the reasons above, then for basic human rights!

CAAH (Community Action against Homophobia)

Text of Bill:

Uganda, dismiss the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

I am writing to express concern about legislation that would severely restrict the rights of Ugandan citizens, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their defenders, in direct contravention of domestic and international law. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 would not only reaffirm penalties for homosexuality, but would criminalize the “promotion of homosexuality,” including funding and sponsoring LGBT organizations and broadcasting, publishing, or marketing materials on homosexuality. Any person in authority who fails to report known violations of the law within 24 hours will also be subject to a significant fine and up to 3 years in prison – even when this means turning in their colleagues, family, or friends.

The negative repercussions of the bill in Uganda will be immediate and severe. It effectively bans the free association and expression that are necessary for a flourishing civil society, and creates a climate of fear and hostility that undermines the citizenship and solidarity of all Ugandans. It will lend itself to misapplication and abuse, and implicitly encourages persecution of LGBT people by private actors. Effective HIV prevention activities in Uganda, which rely on an ability to talk frankly about sexuality and provide condoms and other safer-sex materials, will be difficult, if not impossible.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill violates National Objective 5(2) of the Ugandan Constitution, which provides that “the State shall guarantee and respect the independence of non-governmental organizations which protect and promote human rights.” Moreover, it directly violates the right to equality and freedom from discrimination (Article 21), the right to privacy (Article 27), the right to freedoms of speech, expression, association, and assembly (Article 29), the protection of minorities (Article 36), and the protection of civic rights and activities (Article 38) to which all Ugandans are entitled. It also violates the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and other international human rights treaties to which Uganda is a party. This bill undermines Uganda’s commitment to the international human rights regime and threatens the basic human rights of all its citizens.

The Bill’s revocation of fundamental rights would also seriously undermine the country’s reputation and credibility in the international arena. Because it claims jurisdiction over Ugandans who violate its provisions while outside of the country, the Bill will strain Uganda’s relations with regional and international partners.

While people may hold differing opinions about sexual orientation and gender identity, the legislation before Parliament is an ineffective and fundamentally illegal way to express opposition to a minority group. In recognition of the importance of a diverse, dynamic civil society and the domestic and international commitments that Uganda has made, I urge you to swiftly dismiss the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 and reaffirm the rights and responsibilities of all Ugandans.

Sincerely,

Name:
Organization:
Country:

[Your name here]

 

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NY’s Steven Pomie Gets 25 Years: Beat, Stomped Gay Man Dwan Prince Into TBI, Paralysis, Wheelchair

By Andy Newman for The New York Times
April 25, 2006

A Brooklyn man was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for beating and stomping a gay man so viciously that he suffered serious brain damage and is partly paralyzed. The defendant, Steven Pomie, 25, had told investigators that the victim, Dwan Prince, made a pass at him on the street.

Justice Deborah A. Dowling of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn seemed aghast at the intensity of the attack as she sentenced Mr. Pomie for assault committed as a hate crime. ”Words alone should never be enough to provoke such a rage,” she told him. ”That’s never an excuse for anything.”

Mr. Prince, now 28, was a construction worker and a porter in his apartment building in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and was taking out the garbage last June 8 when Mr. Pomie walked by. Mr. Pomie told investigators that he was wearing his girlfriend’s pink tank top and that Mr. Prince made some flirtatious remarks to him.

A prosecution witness testified that he saw Mr. Pomie and another man beating and kicking someone and then leaving, and that as Mr. Prince lay against a wall dazed and bleeding a few minutes later, Mr. Pomie returned and kicked him squarely in the head.

Prosecutors said that Mr. Pomie shouted anti-gay slurs as he delivered the beating, which an assistant district attorney, Thomas C. Ridges, called ”akin to a lynching” yesterday.

Mr. Prince sustained a blood clot the size of a soda can on his brain and was in and out of a coma for several weeks, a doctor testified at the trial. His speech is now severely impaired, he has memory loss and other cognitive problems and he spends most of his time in a wheelchair.

”He used to swing a sledgehammer,” Mr. Ridges said before Justice Dowling passed sentence. ”Now he can’t even take care of himself.” Mr. Ridges added that Mr. Prince, who also suffers from AIDS, tried to kill himself two weeks ago.

Mr. Prince tried to read a statement at the sentencing yesterday but found it so hard to speak intelligibly he gave it to his mother to read. ” ‘I’ve changed so much I can’t even cry,’ ” his mother, Valerie Prinez, read.

Then Ms. Prinez spoke some of her own words. ”He took my son’s memory,” she said of Mr. Pomie. ”He took my son’s brain. He took my son’s limbs. But he could not ever take my son’s soul.”

Mr. Pomie, who has previous convictions for weapons possession, attempted assault and petty larceny, continued to deny yesterday that he assaulted Mr. Prince. He apologized nevertheless.

”I’m sorry for the heartache,” he said tearfully. ”I think about it 24 hours a day. I’m sorry, Dwan.” Mr. Pomie has told investigators that the beating was administered by a man named Mark Taylor; Mr. Ridges said that the police were still trying to talk to him.

Justice Dowling did not appear impressed. ”Not only did you participate,” she told Mr. Pomie, ”you delivered one of the ultimate blows to Mr. Prince.” Under hate-crime law, Mr. Pomie must serve at least half of his 25-year sentence.

Mr. Pomie’s lawyer, Kleon C. Andreadis, said he would appeal the verdict on the ground that prosecutors had failed to tell him about a statement supporting Mr. Pomie that a girlfriend had given them. She ultimately testified at the trial.

Mr. Prince and his mother wept after the sentencing. ”Hallelujah” Mr. Prince said through sobs. He said he was in ”tremendous pain 24 hours a day.” But he added, ”I will do the best I can to live my life.”

 

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