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Below are all the articles contained in the latest issue of The Pink Humanist with links added.
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  • 'Gay Cures'
  • Alan Turing
  • America
  • Australia
  • Bermuda,
  • David Walliams,
  • Equality
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Human Rights
  • Judaism,
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Peter Tatchell
  • Reparative Therapy
  • Steven Anderson,
  • Terry Sanderson
  • Transsexuals
  • Trump
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat has been presented with proposals to put LGBT+ equality on the agenda of the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will take place in the UK in April, according to human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Photo: Peter Tatchell Foundation CHOGM leaders have previously always refused
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    • Equality
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Human Rights
    • Peter Tatchell
  • SCOTT DOUGLAS JACOBSEN speaks to TERRY SANDERSON, President of the UK’s National Secular Society, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. The interview was first published by The Canadian Atheist last October, and is republished with consent. TERRY Sanderson is the President of the National Secular Society – a British campaigning organization
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    • Terry Sanderson
  •   ABOVE is one of a number of posters that began appearing in Australia last year as the country prepared to hold a plebiscite asking citizens whether or not to legalise gay marriage. The main campaigner against a yes vote was the Coalition for Marriage, which used outlandish scare tactics
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    • Australia
    • Homophobia
  • AMERICA’s Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation in January 2018 of a new and “dangerous” division of the Office of Civil Rights that will allow healthcare providers to deny care to LGBT people and pregnant women based on their religious beliefs. The office, according to a report
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    • America
    • Homophobia
    • Trump
  • IN JULY last year Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu sparked outrage when he suggested that gay people were terrorists. He told Army Radio: “We will not allow Israel to become LGBTistan. There is LGBT terror, which forces the system to do what it views as being against healthy thinking. To say
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    • 'Gay Cures'
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
    • Judaism,
    • Reparative Therapy
  • WHEN it was announced last year that a “secular temple” devoted to Oscar Wilde had opened in the basement of a New York church, the Telegraph reported that the project – 20 years in the making by American artists David McDermott and Peter McGough – had been created “to honour a trailblazer
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    • Alan Turing
    • Oscar Wilde
  • WHEN David Walliams – best known for his appearances in the TV show Little Britain and most recently as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – published his first children’s book, The Boy in the Dress, in 2008 Christian reviewers lost no time on excoriating him for promoting transvestism and transgenderism. For
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    • David Walliams,
    • Homophobia
    • Transsexuals
  • IN AN astonishing about-turn, Bermuda – a British Overseas Territory – voted last December 13 to reverse gay marriage legislation just six months after the Supreme Court ordered the introduction same-sex unions. The Government replaced it with a Domestic Partnership Act. The reversal came after pressure was put on lawmakers by anti-gay
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    • Bermuda,
    • Homophobia
    • Homosexuality
  • PASTOR Steven Anderson, of Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church – notorious for his aggressive incitements to anti-gay violence – was just about to travel to Jamaica when he got news on January 29 that officials has denied him entry. He had earlier announced that he would be travelling to Jamaica to recruit
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    • Homophobia
    • Steven Anderson,

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The Pink Humanist is a 16-page quarterly magazine launched by the PINK TRIANGLE TRUST in 2011 and edited by veteran gay journalist and photographer, Barry Duke, who lives in Benidorm on Spain's Costa Blanca.

The Pink Triangle Trust was established as a UK registered charity in 1992 – and is the only charity of its kind in the UK.

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Boys Scouts’ gay ban is a ‘safety issue’ says lunatic US hate group

AMERICA’S Family Research Council – officially designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Centre because it engages “in baseless, incendiary name-calling and spreads demonizing lies about the LGBT community” – lived up to its reputation this week when its President, Tony Perkins, defended the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy with an argument that paints gay people as paedophiles.

 

AMERICA’S Family Research Council – officially designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Centre because it engages “in baseless, incendiary name-calling and spreads demonizing lies about the LGBT community” – lived up to its reputation this week when its President, Tony Perkins, defended the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy with an argument that paints gay people as paedophiles.

Reacting to the news that UPS has followed other companies, including Intel, in ending donations to the Boy Scouts of America, Perkins said in a FRC newsletter:

What UPS and other corporations refuse to acknowledge is that the Scouts' policy isn't a matter of intolerance – but security. After hundreds of cases of child sex abuse plagued the organization, the BSA tried to create a membership criteria in the best interest of kids' safety and parents' rights.

The BSA was recently forced to release what are commonly called the "Perversion Files", which was a list of cases of suspected sexual abuse along with a list of potential abusers.

The list blatantly grouped anyone found to be gay alongside actual paedophiles.

He added:

Over the years, the Boy Scouts have paid millions — possibly hundreds of millions — to boys victimized by same-sex predators. And the financial toll was nothing compared to the emotional trauma of these children, whose lives are forever scarred by those encounters.

For more than 100 years, the Scouts have focused on instilling character and leadership into America's boys. They aren't about to compromise that mission just to placate liberal companies and activists.

The Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy is not limited only to men either. Among the most high-profile recent cases is that of Jennifer Tyrrell, a mom who is a lesbian and who was removed as a den leader earlier this year.

Perkins and FRC are not alone in defending the Boy Scouts by claiming young boys need to be protected from gay people. Fox wingnut Mike Huckabee took a call on his radio show from a molestation victim and said:

You make us all understand why the Boy Scouts made a decision that at least I think was the right one.

Shortly after Perkins’ latest attack on gays, it was reported here that synagogues and other Jewish organisations across the US are terminating their relationships with the BSA over its policy of discriminating against gay members and leaders.

One example of the strained relationship between Jewish organisations and the Boy Scouts around homosexuality will be seen next week. Touro Synagogue in New Orleans has for a decade hosted an event for Boy Scouts to learn the virtues of the Ten Commandments over a Thanksgiving Day festival organised with local churches and mosques.

But this year, for the first time, the synagogue withdrew its support because of Boy Scouts discriminatory policies towards gay people.

Back in July, after a two year review, the Boy Scouts of America announced it would retain its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.

Rabbi Alexis Berk, who used to host the Boy Scouts at her Reform Synagogue told the Religious News Service:

Maybe it would be one thing if this were a long-standing policy and they’d never revisited it – but the fact that they freshly revisited it and rendered a freshly bigoted opinion, well, I freshly feel like I can’t participate.

Jewish scouting leader Alan Smason said:

I can’t participate in religious experience that uses religion as a hook on which to hang bigotry. My personal opinion is the Scouting policy in place now is wrong. They’re discriminating, and there’s no way to justify discrimination in this day and age.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the National Jewish Committee , A J Kreimer told the Religious News Service:

This position has taxed Scouting’s relationship with the Jewish community. Our committee’s motto since 1926 has been’Scouting Serves the Jewish Community’ – and that relationship has been strained.

Last week, UPS became the latest corporate sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America to end its association with the organiation.

In a statement, UPS said:

The UPS Foundation seeks to support organisations that are in alignment with our focus areas, guidelines, and non-discrimination policy. UPS and The UPS Foundation do not discriminate against any person or organisation with regard to categories protected by applicable law, as well as other categories protected by UPS and The UPS Foundation in our own policies.

These include, but are not limited to race, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, age and religion.

Intel announced that it would block all donations to any Boy Scout troop that upheld the organisation’s discriminatory policies.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

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