The Perfect Response Arnold Schwarzenegger Gave A Homophobic Troll

4d1af4a0-1d8b-11e5-87a5-5d1c03dc45d7_11666321_10153293270136760_5119280596454612On Friday afternoon, it was revealed that America had finally ruled that every single state in the country would allow same-sex marriage because, y’know, #LoveWins.

As a result of the Supreme Court ruling, which nicely coincided with Pride parades across the globe, all of social media quickly turned into a flurry of rainbows, with Facebook even creating a seriously nifty app that layered a rainbow flag over your profile picture to showcase your support.

It was pretty cool.

Anyways, obviously a whole load of celebrities publicly celebrated the ruling. And then, when veteran actor, action man, and former Californian mayor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, got involved, things took a turn for the amazing. Continue reading

Hopes And Fears And Everything In Between

hopes and fearsChurch was fun all the way down to the sermon.

And just when the pastor was going to round up the preaching for the week, he brought up the one subject that makes me swallow hard in a gathering like that –

Homosexuality.

Of course, I swallowed.

Then he began his narration of what he’d been seeing in the papers – about how the same-sex bill could be revisited in Nigeria as homosexuality had become a global topic; about how the homosexuals are trying to take root in God’s church and lead people astray. A couple of prayers against us, present but unknown, were made. I was so stunned by the condemnatory nature of the prayers. And when the name of Jesus was called upon to stamp His approval on the supplication, I couldn’t say ‘Amen.’

How could I? Continue reading

American Airlines Shuts Down Homophobe On Twitter

15aaWhat started out as a complaint on Twitter about a flight delay turned into a massive shade-fest when Nathan Lorick, the director of evangelism for Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, questioned American Airlines’ use of the rainbow flag in its avatar.

Lorick initially tweeted about flight delays on American, which prompted the air carrier to reply back with an apology along with an assurance that he would be en route to his destination shortly. He followed up with an inquiry about “the rainbow colored image” on American’s profile photo. When the airline clarified that its Twitter avatar was in support of Pride month and the LGBT community, Lorick expressed his disappointment in “a poor choice from a company that certainly has many customers who do not agree with that lifestyle.” Although the tweets are no longer publicly viewable, the exchange was captured in screenshots. Continue reading

Woman Receives Nasty Note From Neighbour Over Her “Relentlessly Gay” Rainbow Yard Lights

relentlessly gay 1When Julie Baker, a widow and mother of four from Baltimore, thought it would be a good idea to add some color to her yard by way of some solar lamps. The result was this work of beauty (pic above).

Not everyone agrees though, one of her neighbours in particular. And so, Julie Baker stepped out onto her front porch one day, and found an anonymous note taped to her door. The incredibly hilarious faith-based note read: Continue reading

JAMES’ JOURNAL (Entry 38)

Blog_James' Journal

June 6

It’s quite unfortunate that I have to chill till Sunday to say this since Caitlyn Jenner would be a bit of stale news. I’m probably going to sound like a grand douche bag for the next few paragraphs or so, but I feel like I’m correct and nobody has brought up any tangible reason to make me shift my ground.

It started with a tweet I found hilarious and decided to update on my BBM. It went like so: ‘So Caitlyn can transition into a woman, but person no fit bleach…’ or something like that.

I chuckled. Very funny. Then I thought about it. It could be looked at in two ways. This tweet was just an ignorant something the tweep updated to make his followers giggle, or it could actually be pointing out a bit of double standard. Continue reading

“Gaypower” Is Turning Everyone Bisexual, Pastor Warns

briantamakidestiny1200This just in: Gay people are turning everyone — every single person in the whole wide world — bisexual. This according to self-proclaimed “Bishop” Brian Tamaki.

While speaking recently at the first annual “Born in the Fire” conference in New Zealand, Tamaki cautioned the over 1,000 attendees that gay people were on a not-so-secret missive to turn each and every single one of their children bisexual.

“Gay is the new thing,” Tamaki warned. “It’s taking over the world!” Continue reading

Anti-Gay Pastor’s Grindr Activity Is Exposed, Church Warns Congregants Not To Read Story

grindrRecently, the news was broken of a Reverend Matthew Makela, a pastor in Midland, Michigan with a track record of making damaging statements towards the gay and transgender communities, and how he cruises Grindr for sex with gay men (Read HERE). Following the exposé, the Reverend had had to step down from his position at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

On Tuesday, the Senior Pastor of St. John’s, Reverend Daniel Kempin, posted an open letter to congregants on the church’s website.

“It is my grief to inform you that Pastor Makela announced his resignation as a pastor of St. John’s through a letter that was read in worship on Sunday, May 17,” he begins. Continue reading

A Look Inside The Homophobia Of Uganda

gallery-uganda3“Tell me something about Ugandan culture,” prompts Vice correspondent, Isobel Yeung, to a group of locals on a recent trip to investigate violence against gays in the country.

“The first thing we hate is homosexuality,” one man begins. “We hate that one completely. If we find a woman with a woman, we pull out one and we do it to her…We have sex with her…Serious rape.”

“So what would you do if you saw a gay man?” asks Yeung. Continue reading

RANTINGS OF A RANDOM (Gay) NIGERIAN (Entry 14)

Blog_Rantings Of A Random (GAY) NigerianA friend and I were having a conversation the other day, and we naturally got to the issue of gay men getting married to women. He said something that I had previously never considered and which frankly made a lot of sense to me given the circumstances. He said that some gay men need the safety of marriage to be able to find their voice and speak up about LGBT issues. He said that the message will be better received in these parts if it’s coming from a married man (assumed to be straight) than from a single man who will be assumed to be gay (especially when he is over a certain age). He went further to explain that if a married man expresses public support for gay rights, Nigerians will most likely try to understand why he’s endorsing gay rights, rather than condemn  him. But if say a single man of forty years speaks up about the same issue, he’d be dismissed as defending his kind.

I was going to argue with him, but then I remembered when the anti gay bill was signed into law, and my friend Ayo Sogunro wrote a lengthy thesis-worthy article on why that law made no sense at all. Now after he wrote that, another friend of mine sent me a link to the article, not knowing I’d read it, and he began to make a case, agreeing with everything Ayo said. Now these points were points that I had previously argued in favour of with this guy before, and he did not buy into them because he believed I was not objective, being a gay man and all. However, following Ayo’s elucidation of the points, he was able to read with an open mind and made sense of it, because it was preached by a straight man who he interpreted as having nothing at stake and was therefore being objective. Continue reading