jewist:

Guys this no-kill animal shelter in Illinois, USA is going to be shut down unless the raise $5,000 by August 1st which is in 3 days. They have raised $3,320 so far but are still not at their goal. PLEASE donate any amount of money to help keep this no-kill shelter alive. And please reblog this post to spread the word.

Here is a link to where you can donate:
http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/newton-county-dogs/208762

dysfunctionalqueer:

proudly-pro-choice:

shootinthebulltx:

Over 1 millions children are killed every year in elective abortions, almost 50,000 of them after 16 weeks. Now let’s talk about how to best save their lives. #abortion #forthechildren

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/7zhv/536a421d

I really just love pro-life logic.

Why help those who have been born when we can stick our noses into other people’s private health care matters? Lets try to get them to keep their pregnancies! We can go back to ignoring them after they give birth.

Yeah, makes total sense, right?

You want to save children?

How about we start with the 397,000 in foster care in the U.S. and give them loving, permanent homes? x

Or the 1.5 million homeless children in america? X

Or the 16.2 million children who are going hungry in america? X

Or the 18,900,000 children who are refuges, running from violence in their homelands? X

Or the 6 million children in the U.S. alone who are abused each year? X

Or the 1.2 million children who are trafficked, sold as slaves, usually sexual slaves, each year? X

Oh, no, let’s start with the non-sentient fetuses that can’t feel pain, or know what’s going on. 

Let’s ignore these millions and millions of living, breathing children who are living through hell right now. 

In a decision of startling breadth, the Court holds that commercial enterprises, including corporations, along with partnerships and sole proprietorships, can opt out of any law (saving only tax laws) they judge incompatible with their sincerely held religious beliefs. …Compelling governmental interest in uniform compliance with the law, and disadvantages that religion-based opt-outs impose on others, hold no sway, the Court decides, at least when there is a ‘less restrictive alternative.’ And such an alternative, the Court suggests, there always will be whenever, in lieu of tolling an enterprise claiming a religion-based exemption, the government, i.e., the general public, can pick up the tab.

…The Court does not pretend that the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause demands religion-based accomodations so extreme, for our decisions leave no doubt on that score… Instead, the Court holds that Congress, in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)… dictated the extraordinary religion-based exemptions today’s decision endorses. In the Court’s view, RFRA demands accomodation of a for-profit corporation’s religious beliefs no matter the impact that accommodation may have on third parties who do not share the corporation owners’ religious faith—in these cases, thousands of women employed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga or dependents of persons those corporations employ. Persuaded that Congress enacted RFRA to serve a far less radical purpose, and mindful of the havoc the Court’s judgment can introduce, I dissent.

…Hobby Lobby and Conestoga surely do not stand alone as commercial enterprises seeking exemptions from generally applicable laws on the bass of their religious beliefs. See, e.g. Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises, Inc. …(owner of restaurant chain refused to serve black patrons based on his religious beliefs opposing racial integration)… In re Minnesota ex rel. McClure … (born-again Christians who owned closely-held for-profit health clubs believed that the Bible proscribed hiring or retaining an ‘individual living with but not married to a person of the opposite sex,’ ‘a young, single woman working without her father’s consent or a married woman working without her husband’s consent,’ and any person ‘antagonistic to the Bible,’ including ‘fornicators and homosexuals’… Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock …(for-profit photography business owned by a husband and wife refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony based on the religious beliefs of the company’s owners)… Would RFRA require exemptions in cases of this ilk? And if not, how does the Court divine which religious beliefs are worthy of accommodation, and which are not?

Supreme Court Justice RUTH BADER GINSBURG, in her dissenting opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Inc. (via inothernews)

sexologist:

Donating to #PlannedParenthood today as well as the election campaign for the opponent of any politician who supported #HobbyLobby. Won’t you join me? #moneytalks #standupforwomen #putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis #notyourvagina #notyouruterus #notyourrules

just donated. you should, too.

carnivaloftherandom:

tundrakatiebean:

betrayedbylight:

leylatimur:

the-goddamazon:

acid-anarchism:

illbegotdamn:

benigoat:

Protesters in Brazil at the World Cup being pepper sprayed.

Right up in the eyeball huh? Fuck them laws & fuck the World Cup.

WHEN YOU WATCH THE WORLD CUP YOU ARE SUPPORTING THIS SHIT

Main reason why I don’t care about the World Cup. I refuse to support the faceless corporate monster this sporting event has become.

don’t fucking support the world cup
i’ve been nagging everyone i know about this since the protests and police brutality started months ago but even the jerks in my life who consider themselves ‘left’ are getting all into the millionaires chasing a ball
DON’T FUCKING SUPPORT THE WORLD CUP
I DON’T FUCKING CARE HOW MUCH YOU FUCKING LIKE FOOTBALL
the world cup is police brutality, the world cup is corruption, the world cup is white washing, the world cup is silencing the indigenous people of brazil, the world cup is human trafficking and forced sex work JUST DON’T SUPPORT IT

I need someone to explain all this to me

I’m assuming you mean explaining why supporting the world cup is equivalent to supporting the police brutality in Brazil (please correct me if I’m wrong).
Brazilians have been protesting against their government for a few years. There have been indigenous issues as well as a number of issues of the government doing things like rising prices on services and generally giving pretty shitty public services despite the high tax rate.
Since the world cup stadium started being built there were a lot of social issues that escalated in Brazil. There were massive protests, people who were evicted or bullied from their homes; which caused people to be homeless in the area of the stadium who are trying to stay living in the area where their homes were.
In short: this is similar to how social issues were acknowledged by other countries during the Sochi, Beijing (bonus), Berlin (etc) Olympics until the games started and the rest of the world was distracted from the issues of the citizens who were suffering.

We have to stop pretending that major sporting or public events can’t coexist with terrible things, because trying to hide or suppress them leads to more terrible things.

carnivaloftherandom:

tundrakatiebean:

betrayedbylight:

leylatimur:

the-goddamazon:

acid-anarchism:

illbegotdamn:

benigoat:

Protesters in Brazil at the World Cup being pepper sprayed.

Right up in the eyeball huh? Fuck them laws & fuck the World Cup.

WHEN YOU WATCH THE WORLD CUP YOU ARE SUPPORTING THIS SHIT

Main reason why I don’t care about the World Cup. I refuse to support the faceless corporate monster this sporting event has become.

don’t fucking support the world cup

i’ve been nagging everyone i know about this since the protests and police brutality started months ago but even the jerks in my life who consider themselves ‘left’ are getting all into the millionaires chasing a ball

DON’T FUCKING SUPPORT THE WORLD CUP

I DON’T FUCKING CARE HOW MUCH YOU FUCKING LIKE FOOTBALL

the world cup is police brutality, the world cup is corruption, the world cup is white washing, the world cup is silencing the indigenous people of brazil, the world cup is human trafficking and forced sex work JUST DON’T SUPPORT IT

I need someone to explain all this to me

I’m assuming you mean explaining why supporting the world cup is equivalent to supporting the police brutality in Brazil (please correct me if I’m wrong).

Brazilians have been protesting against their government for a few years. There have been indigenous issues as well as a number of issues of the government doing things like rising prices on services and generally giving pretty shitty public services despite the high tax rate.

Since the world cup stadium started being built there were a lot of social issues that escalated in Brazil. There were massive protests, people who were evicted or bullied from their homes; which caused people to be homeless in the area of the stadium who are trying to stay living in the area where their homes were.

In short: this is similar to how social issues were acknowledged by other countries during the Sochi, Beijing (bonus), Berlin (etc) Olympics until the games started and the rest of the world was distracted from the issues of the citizens who were suffering.

We have to stop pretending that major sporting or public events can’t coexist with terrible things, because trying to hide or suppress them leads to more terrible things.

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."