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GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

For anyone who is,or supports, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transexuals, or questioning. Anyone and everyone is welcome!!

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What is the Gay Straight Alliance?
-The Gay Straight Alliance is a group of people (usually students in high school, but here on the ning now as well!) that provides a safe place for people to talk and support eachother concerning discrimination, violence, and predjusice against gays, lesbians, bisexuals,transgender, or questioning individuals.

What does the Gay Straight Alliance do?
-create safe environments in communities to support each other and learn about homophobia and other oppressions,
-educate the community about homophobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
-fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools ext.

Go to http://www.gsanetwork.org/resources/start.html for more

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Comment by ChelseaIRL on August 28, 2009 at 1:27pm
i believe that God IS the hope i find within myself. among other things. i'm NOT religious, i don't "belong" to a religion. and while i agree that religion can do some messed up things, people tend to use religion as an excuse for their acts of hate. it's not religion, it's the way people use it.
and as for the PETA argument, my point is: their extreme, attention getting methods often end up earning them a reputation for being- well, extremists. they get thrown into the same bin as Scientology (you know, the alien worshipers). so instead of someone actually receiving the message, they just say, "what a bunch of nuts!" and move on.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:25pm
Knowing the basics of survival does not give merit to knowing the supernatural. Cave men knew how to survive. the point is moot.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:20pm
The Bible and all religious documents were written thousands of years ago, at a time where the people who lived did not know where the sun went at the end of the day. These people knew nothing about the world they lived in, so how could they know anything about anything else?
Comment by Ken Crandall on August 28, 2009 at 1:17pm
As a Christian I don't take the Bible literally. And despite what you may think, most modern Christians - at least in the US - don't either. We see it as a collection of stories that teach lessons.
Many people are also able to sort through the distortions which are products of the times they were written during and the revisions that were made during translations and copying.
Religion can be a set of guidelines and moral teachings that help people to live charitable, productive lives. It can also be an excuse to kill somebody different from you. Just like a hammer can be used to build a house or bash somebody's brain in. It's how you use it that matters.
Comment by Hel on August 28, 2009 at 1:16pm
Hope not hate, guys. Hating religious people isn't going to solve anything. No form of hate, however justified it may seem to you, is going to get anyone anywhere. Try to understand others point of view instead of immediately judging them based on a few pre-conceived conceptions.
Comment by ChelseaIRL on August 28, 2009 at 1:09pm
um, there would be LESS inequality, but there would still be slavery, inequality and racism.

plenty of people are the same religion but hate each other because they have different skin colors. and even if there were no racism, you would still have sexism. and look at the board we're debating under. sexuality is completely independent of religion, ethinicity, etc. let's, just for a moment, say religion is gone and there's no more racism. there's still inequality and discrimination. religion may be a factor, but it's not THE problem. i agree with the others. HUMANITY is the problem.
Comment by Ken Crandall on August 28, 2009 at 1:08pm
Amazing. I am a Christian. (Liberal UCC, check it out) and I have studied other religions and have known many people of other faiths. Yet I have never had the urge to kill any of them or rape any of their wives. Or even condemn them.
The vast majority of religious people are reasonable, well adjusted and tolerant. It only takes a few to create this sort of perception.
Lumping all people of faith together based on the actions of a small minority is the sort of stereotyping that we as nerdfighters should actively be fighting against.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:07pm
Buddhism isnt a religion, its a system of beliefs.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:05pm
Also, in regards to the PETA argument, animal cruelty still exists because its cheaper for commerical farmers not to reform their animal care. its all business, and they arent going to risk profit to satisfy a certain group of people. If more people cared about animal cruelty, the commercial farmers would be forced to change their habits, which is what PETA is doing, getting support.
Comment by Austin! on August 28, 2009 at 1:01pm
Religion is certainly an agent. When someone is raised believing that something is true (i.e. their particular religious affiliation) and they learn that there is another religion saying theirs is wrong, they are left with doubt, and doubt begets rage, which begets war. Hate and predjudice would probably not exist if religion didnt. there would be no concepts of slavery, of inequality, of racism, without religion.
 

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