All Things LGBTQ+


Mostly Peaceful Poster
Oct 1, 2019
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Didn't really see a place for this so I thought I would start a thread about all things LGBTQ since this is a pretty hot topic in our culture right now

  • The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a unanimous defeat to LGBT couples in a high-profile case over whether Philadelphia could refuse to contract with a Roman Catholic adoption agency that says its religious beliefs prevent it from working with same-sex foster parents.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in an opinion for a majority of the court that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment by refusing to contract with Catholic Social Services once it learned that the organization would not certify same-sex couples for adoption.

I will admit, I was hopeful for this decision by the SCOTUS but I was surprised by the unanimous decision.

While I don't think there is anything wrong, per se, with same sex couples adopting and raising children (I actually think it is a good thing as it not an abortion) but I also did not want to see the state force a religious institution to bend to a societal norm.
……“I got a call yesterday from someone who works on the [festival] board... She explained to me that there were some board members and some people in town who had questions about what kind of performance I would be putting on,” the singer, who said he was raised in Logan County for 21 years, continued.

“[They] wanted to ensure that I would not be promoting homosexuality or sexuality in a family-friendly environment – I don’t really know what they expected I was gonna do other than just come and put on a hell of a show like we do,” he said.

Mac said he was made aware that some townspeople were “very upset” that a gay person would be headlining the festival.

The singer added that these critics had threatened to “protest at the show, which is just so disheartening”.

Despite not wanting to let down “the people who need to see me most there in that space” nor “cave and let those [critics] win”, Mac said he had decided to cancel the show and let organisers book someone less “controversial”.…..


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