Friday, October 14, 2016

'Publishers of faulty anti-lgbt report tripping over themselves explaining it' & other Fri. midday news briefs

New Atlantis can't make a bad report into a credible study.

Publishers of anti-LGBT ‘special report’ doth protest too much - So true. Zack Ford covers the sad attempts by the publishers to explain away this bad report's mistakes. Though I don't cover it here, I even got several tweets from the publishers of this monstrosity, The New Atlantic.

  Gavin Grimm Could Be A National Hero For Trans Students, But He’d Rather Be A ‘Normal Child’ - Mr. Grimm, you are a normal child and I know it's hard but because of your fight, you are helping so many transgender children to stand up for themselves.

“It’s Time For Us To Be Afraid Again”: Charlotte Observer Investigates Anti-LGBT Discrimination In North Carolina After HB2 - Never a time to be afraid. But always time to watch for the signs.  

Slur in video exposes racial rifts in Philadelphia’s iconic gay neighborhood - A problem we don't talk about enough.

The Queer Sex Ed You Wish You Had In High School - Yes we all need to know this.

James Dobson's support of Trump causes comment backlash at online 'Christian' publication

James Dobson
The American Family Association's fake news source, One News Now, has a clientele which generally takes in everything it says without challenge no matter how false or idiotic it may seem. This is seen by the site's comment's section.

There was only one time in which readers rebelled against the publication;s position (i.e. a controversy involving former quarterback Tim Tebow) by voicing their disagreement in the comments section.

A recent article about James Dobson's support of GOP candidate Donald Trump in spite his comments about sexually assaulting women seems to be causing yet another rebellion. The article said nothing about the new allegations Trump is now facing regarding actual sexual harassment. But the commentators still weren't having it. Some comments are as follows:

  • “You got to cut him some slack,” Dobson insisted. “He didn’t grow up like we did.” - So that somehow justifies and gives Trump the ability to say and act however he chooses? I think not Sir...

  •  Dobson should just admit the real reason: Party outweighs candidate. He would rather have a womanising buffoon who agrees with his policies than a competent leader who opposes them, and there is nothing wrong with that.

  •  Dobson speaks as if Bill Clinton is running for president. He's not. If Bill was Hillary's brother, or cousin, or a current close colleague, would people like Dobson and Trump's advisers still be ragging on him? Why can't Hillary be the object of criticism and not Bill? That's an intentional distraction to try to pull people away from the main event which is that Trump is a womanizer, a molester of women (sexual assault), a guy who talks about grabbing women by the genitals, a bully who walks into women's dressing rooms claiming ownership of the pageant as his right to do this... and I believe there will be much more coming to light. Do you really want such a pervert to be president? If Dobson hopes that Trump will stand up for traditional marriage, he has a disappointment coming. Trump is twice divorced and doesn't respect women so do we really want such a person to lead the way on Biblical marriage when he is a lousy role model for it?

  •  Dobson says vote for Trump, not because he is good, but because he is been (in Dobson's opinion) than Hillary. That is moral relativism at its worst.
  • ---"To my knowledge, Donald Trump has never abused women physically" -- Apparently Mr Dobson lives in an information bubble with triple layer force field shields

  • I have never trusted Mr Dobson as he has always seemed to justify bad behavior by conservatives and comdemn all behavior by liberals. He is a politican before a Christian and has led many people astray.IMO He, and many Christians politicals, seem more interested in wealth and power than doing positive things to advance people or the nation.I truly believe he has made many people uncomfortable about walking in faith due to his political activities