Religion

Email Mistake Reveals Why MA Catholic Diocese Unwilling to Sell Property to Gay Couple

“I just went down the hall and discussed it with the bishop,” Sullivan wrote to the broker, according to the Telegram. “Because of the potentiality of gay marriages there, something you shared with us yesterday, we are not interested in going forward with these buyers. I think they're shaky anyway. So, just tell them that we will not accept their revised plan and the Diocese is making new plans for the property. You find the language.” (Advocate.com) This damning excerpt was taken directly from an email Monsignor Thomas Sullivan sent to his diocese's real estate broker. Unintentionally, she passed it ...

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Religion: Real and Fake

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... Society suffers from a severe misunderstanding of the nature and role of religion. Nowhere is this more apparent than in ongoing arguments about the “separation of church and state.” Blame the Puritans. The basic idea in the U.S. Constitution is one of freedom FROM religion, expressed as “freedom of religion.” The tenets of any religion may not be imposed on its citizens who disagree. This concept is fundamental to the unalienable human right to absolute privacy of person, and pillar of sexual freedom and the bedrock of all other freedoms. The pilgrims who came to Plymouth imagined ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Shockingly Old Fashioned

(También en Español) In today's video, we meet several young women at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC who have strong feelings about owning vibrators, judgmental people, religious institutions, and shockingly old fashioned ideas. What's your opinion? Can one ever really own too many vibrators? Should marriage be denied to people because of their sexual orientation? And when's the last time you shoved someone into a room and said "hey, come on, jump in bed with us"? Send us your video at columbia@venusplusx.org -- we want to hear from you! Video by Tiye Massey. TRANSCRIPT VenusPlusX: …In the state of Arkansas, one is only ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: A Combination of Constructs

(También en Español) How do we dig ourselves out of the social constructs that begin at birth to shape us, control us, diminish us, and, ultimately, enslave us? Demand sexual freedom as you birthright! No one can take that from you and you can't let anyone take it away. Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or make your own video or blog to share. We will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt or slap bracelet to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Institutions for the Privileged

(También en Español) The Occupiers all over the world are calling out this same point. Can you relate any efforts you, or organizations you work with, in breaking throughout manmade institutions that have created laws, moral customs aimed solely at benefiting the privileged at the extent of the majority? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video edited by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Sacred Whores

(También en Español) Do you have your own examples of the dichotomy caused by media reflection of consumers' desires and the (some-say-waning) influence of organized religion? Send in your own contribution on this subject via video, essay or short blog, or even a work of art, and we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Mass and Class

(También en Español) Some children are very lucky to have one or more parent or relative they can have an open dialogue about sexuality with. Public schools and certainly religious-based education do not address key issues having to do with sexuality. What are the main topics you thought were missing from your own sexual education? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: A Culmination of Things

(También en Español) In developing your sexuality, what kinds of messages do you find everyday, at home, in the media, at school, or on TV? What contradicts and what affirms you? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Lack of Support

(También en Español) Do you agree that many obstacles to sexual freedom are due to lack of support from religion, government, corporations, etc., particularly affecting youth? Is the LGBT community itself doing enough to transcend these obstacles? Make a video, write a poem, song, or an essay — or even create an original work of art — and express your thoughts. If we feature your contribution on the site, we will send you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt to thank you. Video by Tiye Massey.

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Can You Believe This?

Why isn't everyone equal before the law? Why are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people subjected to a level of discrimination on the basis of the sexual orientation and/or gender identity that heterosexual people don't have to worry about? Why does a transgender woman walking through a park have to fear being harassed and arrested by the police who are supposed to be 'protecting and serving' her? Why do people fear what is different? What role do governments and religions play in crushing individuals and relationships they are not comfortable with, not familiar with, or that they do not approve of? ...

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