United States homophobe Scott Lively attacks lesbian Christian musician


This video from Britain is called Vicky Beeching – first TV interview about coming out as gay. August 14th 2014. Channel 4 News.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Anti-gay pastor slammed for berating Vicky Beeching

Saturday 16th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS slammed a homophobic US pastor who took to TV studios to berate musician Vicky Beeching after she came out as gay.

Church minister and Christian rock star Ms Beeching received widespread support after she disclosed her lesbianism in a newspaper interview. She said she had vowed to come out after suffering an auto-immune disease from the stress of keeping her sexuality a secret.

But on Channel 4 News on Thursday night, she was paired with anti-gay pastor Scott Lively, who told her she had “given in to a lie.”

Stonewall spokesman Richard Lane said: “Scott Lively is a clear demonstration of the huge amount of work left to do to eradicate discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

“Lively has proudly boasted about his work to introduce draconian anti-gay Bills in Uganda and Russia. Thankfully, with role models like Vicky Beeching, young people will know that you can be gay and practise your faith. That’s a truly inspirational message.”

A homosexual French Muslim imam is spreading a message of religion and tolerance in Europe. In addition to opening a gay-friendly mosque in Paris, he also recently married a lesbian couple in Sweden: here.

Christian fundamentalists ban women from seeing football World Cup


Dutch, Brazilian female football fans, ANP photo

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Women not welcome at Spain vs. The Netherlands football match

That is the first match of the Dutch national team at the World Cup tournament in Brazil; on 13 June.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

As a woman, you would like to watch with your husband the first match of the Dutch team [in Brazil]? That will not work in Veenendaal. At least, not if you were planning to see it in the big sports hall, local broadcasters RTV Utrecht report.

The organization of the event, the Christian ManUnited, has deliberately chosen to exclude women. ManUnited is exclusively for men. The organization was looking for an event where many men can get together. The World Cup matches are such a perfect opportunity.

A total of 1500 men can watch the game against Spain in the sports hall, on the big screen. The organization hopes that especially fathers with sons will attend the event.

I hope that many fathers and sons, along with women, will speak out against this sexism against mothers and daughters.

Besides these sexist religious fundamentalists, there are also ultra-fundamentalists, who say that watching TV is satanic. And ultra-fundamentalists, who say that football is satanic. Sarcastically, one might say that these ultra-fundamentalists, though sexist in many other ways, at least don’t discriminate against women in this; as they want to ban both men and women from seeing the football World Cup.

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US religious fundamentalists, Dutch nazis against Nelson Mandela


This video says about itself:

Nelson Mandela first interview 1961

Nelson Mandela‘s first interview in 1961 for ITN … . A young Mandela flushes out his strategy for reclaiming fundamental rights for black South Africans from his hideout before his arrest.

Nelson Mandela died. Billions of people all over the world sincerely mourn and honour this freedom fighter.

However, a minority of the tears now is not so sincere. Like in the case of British Conservatives who used to call Nelson Mandela a “terrorist”, and to call for him to be hanged, while he was alive. Or in the case of the Spanish conservative ruling party, which used to prefer dictator Franco to Mandela while Mandela was alive, but who now shed crocodile tears as well.

On the extreme Right side of the political spectrum, some show their anti-Mandela bigotry even now.

The Westboro Baptist Church in the USA is infamous for its homophobia and its anti-Semitism.

Now, they are planning to disrupt the ex-president of South Africa’s funeral with an anti-Mandela protest. They say they thank God for killing Mandela. They claim that is because Nelson Mandela divorced and remarried. Extremely probably, they hate Mandela too for abolishing the anti-LGBTQ laws of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. Plus they will hate Mandela for the usual far Right “reasons”, for supposedly being a “communist terrorist” etc.

We, the Baptist Convention of South Africa, as represented by its leadership, have noted with utmost disdain the insensitive, unbaptistic and unchristian statements issued by the Westboro Baptist Church in USA, about out former President, Dr Nelson Mandela: here.

Dutch neo-nazi party Nederlandse Volksunie (NVU) on 6 December 2013 put an article on their Facebook page (no, I will not link to them) by Geert Wilders admirer Joost Niemoller. The article claims that Mandela changed a South Africa where things supposedly went well under the Apartheid regime, to a “hell on earth”.

Constant Kusters, Nederlandse Volksunie fuehrer, proposes in the election platforms of his party for the 2014 Dutch local elections, to remove the name Nelson Mandela from streets, bridges etc. named after the South African freedom fighter in various towns in the Netherlands.

The NVU was founded in 1971, “with as key purpose to rehabilitate convicted WW-II war [nazi] criminals“, as Wikipedia says.

Soon after that, a Dutch football club played a European cup match in a big stadium in Portugal. The dictatorship in Portugal then waged bloody colonial wars in Angola and its other colonies. In Angola, Africans had to work on Portuguese coffee plantations in conditions very akin to slavery. In the Netherlands and other countries, anti-racists and anti-colonialists campaigned for a boycott of coffee from these plantations in Angola.

During the football match, millions of TV spectators saw big signs, saying in Dutch: “Importeer en drink Angola koffie” [Import and drink coffee from Angola]. The Portuguese regime had put these signs around the football pitch; tipped off to do so by their Nederlandse Volksunie sympathizers.

Present NVU fuehrer Constant Kusters was still a non-political toddler when this happened. However, he is continuing his party’s racist policies on southern Africa which date from the NVU’s earliest days.

Al Sharpton Rips Historical US Policy Towards Nelson Mandela: here.

12 Mandela Quotes That Won’t Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries: here.

World leaders continued to heap praise on anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela over the weekend. But it was at grass-roots level that true affection for the revolutionary leader was being expressed: here.

Latin American solidarity activists paid heartfelt tributes to South African liberator Nelson Mandela at the weekend: here.

Fred Phelps dies: here.

Dutch religious fundamentalists stop Halloween


This video is called The Haunted History Of Halloween.

Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad reports that party centre De Kooi in Bunschoten has canceled a Halloween party which they had planned. This is because local Christian fundamentalists opposed this; after elsewhere in the Netherlands Halloween activities had already been banned by ultra-Christian politicians.

In the Dutch TV show Vandaag de Dag this morning, Bunschoten religious fundamentalists called Halloween “a satanic festival”. “I curse that festival”. “It will not happen”.

A historian of folklore explained in that show that historically, Halloween, far from being devil worship, is about driving away devils.

Some Bahraini MPs want to ban Halloween and are demanding action against a government ministry for allegedly organising an event last Thursday: here.

Libyan fundamentalists kill US ambassador


This is a video of an armed Ansar al Sharia demonstration in Benghazi, Libya, in June this year. It was deleted by YouTube.

Here is another video about that subject, still on YouTube.

From ABC News in the USA:

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens Killed in Consulate Attack in Benghazi

By DEAN SCHABNER, ENJOLI FRANCIS and ANTHONY CASTELLANO

Sept. 12, 2012

Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya has died as Libyan militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Stevens, 52, was killed on Tuesday as 20 gun-wielding attackers stormed the U.S. consulate, angry about an American made film that depicts Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and womanizer.

Nearly a dozen Americans were inside the consulate at the time, guarded only by Libyan security. For nearly 20 minutes the Libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers, who hurled a firebomb inside.

The militants burned down at least one building in the attack. It remains unclear whether Ambassador Stevens was killed by smoke inhalation or in a car trying to escape which may have been hit by a mortar. Another American was killed from smoke inhalation. Two more individuals who worked with the Americans, possibly guards who were trying to get Stevens out of the area, were also killed.

Stevens, who was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and served two tours of duty in Libya, was nominated by President Obama to be ambassador to Libya early this year. His term of appointment as ambassador to Libya began on May 22.

The U.S. is now evacuating all Americans working with the state department from Benghazi, and the U.S. is also bracing for more attacks in the Middle East, considering this an extremely dangerous situation in the region right now. …

The group that attacked the consulate is called Ansar al Sharia, according to Libyan sources. The group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but did not mention the movie as motivation. The group is close to al Qaeda ideology and exists in east Libya.

These armed al Qaeda-ish gangs were the allies of NATO during its bloody war in Libya. That war replaced the dictatorship of Colonel Gadaffi with the dictatorship of NATO, with the dictatorship of multinational oil corporations, with the dictatorship of anti-women interpretations of sharia law, with the dictatorship of anti-black people racist murder.

Will the USA now retaliate for the murder of its diplomats with “humanitarian” bombing in Libya? Hardly. They already did that to create this “new” Libya last year. And those al Qaeda-ish gangs are, right now, also the allies of the CIA and the Pentagon in the bloody war in Syria.

From 1979 on, the United States government supported violent Islamist fundamentalism in Afghanistan, to fight “atheist communism”. To fight that “atheism”, they helped to create groups like al Qaeda and the Taliban. The “blowback” came later, on 9/11 2001.

Now, in Libya, the “blowback” comes really soon after the NATO “liberation”.

According to The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and Egyptian media, the movie is called “Mohammed, Prophet of the Muslims” and has been promoted by Terry Jones, the controversial Florida preacher whose Koran burning in March 2010 led to the deadly violence in Afghanistan.

See also here.

Washington’s plans for oil-rich Libya have been thrown into disarray after the assassination of its ambassador and several other embassy staff: here.

Right-wing extremism at heart of Libya envoy slaying: here.