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Thursday, July 17, 2014

This Is How You Should Respond When Glenn Beck Sends His Mouth-Breathing Hordes at You

Posted by on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM

At Slate, Mark Joseph Stern writes:

Gordon College is a small Christian university that has publicly declared its desire to claim a special right to discriminate against LGBT students, staff, and faculty. Salem, Massachusetts, is a small progressive town with an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. For years, Salem contracted with Gordon to manage its Old Town Hall. But when Gordon announced its desire to a special right to fire LGBT workers, Salem canceled the contract, finding that the university’s stated discriminatory intent directly violated the town’s non-discrimination ordinance.

That's a great way to handle it. If you want to be bigots, get off the government teat. Naturally, the War-on-Christmas-in-July folks didn't take that news sitting down:

After Glenn Beck’s The Blaze picked this story up, right-wing readers began calling Salem’s mayor, Kimberly Driscoll, treating her to angry and often offensive anti-gay tirades.

Mayor Driscoll responded with a Facebook post announcing that she would donate $5 to the North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth for every frothing-at-the-mouth call she receives, and she asked people who agree with her to donate to the Alliance, too. It's a great way to turn hate into progress. If you've got a little bit to donate in support of Mayor Driscoll, that would be swell. Otherwise, you could like the post, which I've embedded below.

(Thanks to Slog tipper Greg.)


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Nicely done, Mayor Driscoll!
Posted by COMTE on July 17, 2014 at 10:43 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 2
This is a lovely story, except for the North Shore Alliance acronym.

I mean, "Nagly?" That is just bad.

Funny how conservatives hate tax dollars going to higher education unless the college has bigotry as a main value, or if it has the word "christian" somewhere in the name.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on July 17, 2014 at 10:45 AM · Report this
That's not "higher education". Heck, it's not even education.
Posted by originalcinner on July 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM · Report this
A radical, reactionary religious group desires to be subsidized by the public whilst persecuting innocent townsfolk for being different. Salem, you say?

Wait, wait, don't tell me; I've heard this one.
Posted by Someting Christian This Way Comes on July 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM · Report this
How Savage of her!
Posted by Hanoumatoi on July 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 6
So when Christians and other religious types complain to atheists that they just want to be allowed to believe their stuff and be left alone, it's things like this (and the hobby lobby bullshit) that I point them to.

I would gladly, GLADLY, ignore and leave religious types alone if only they would leave everyone else alone. But no, they insist and demand that everyone else must conform to their personal beliefs.

And that's why I'm not just an atheist but an anti-theist. They won't leave us alone; therefore, I won't leave them alone.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on July 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM · Report this
Hey, hey, hey, everybody stop it now! There's nothing wrong with these conservatives fighting LGBT rights! As Collectivism_Sucks always says, they're moving in the right direction, just slowly, and its you backwards liberals fighting freedom and rights and stuff! History will show that these freedom fighters were always for minority rights, just like Collectivism_Sucks says so!
Posted by Bloated Jesus is Bloated on July 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM · Report this
Love the fact that NAGLY uses paypal. I cannot recall how many times I go to donate to someplace and then get sucked into the spiral of filling out endless forms and say Fuck It. Paypal is the way. Three clicks, done, boom.

I know this makes me a bad person.
Posted by Chicago Fan on July 17, 2014 at 1:51 PM · Report this
@7: Oceania was always at war with Eastasia!!
Posted by Hanoumatoi on July 17, 2014 at 2:50 PM · Report this
Yay Salem! But make sure you match your $5 to Salem to wherever you're local NAGLY is. I'm matching my Salem donation with a donation to, cause that's where I'm at. What's happening in The Commonwealth could happen anywhere. Embolden your local LGBT advocates with your support and cash in equal amounts (at least) to that in which you support those of Boston's North Shore!
Posted by promopete on July 18, 2014 at 1:26 AM · Report this

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