DADT is officially gone. Obama will actually have to choose to resurrect the now-dead policy.

“Right now, as of this moment, there is, effectively, no DADT policy in effect.” – Richard Socarides, New York attorney and former Clinton White House adviser on gay rights

This is a rather fine, but important distinction, I think.

A federal judge killed DADT today. Her ruling says the government has to immediately stop the investigations, the discharges, everything. Immediately. That means no one in the government is permitted to do anything related to enforcing DADT. It’s gone.

The injunction goes into effect immediately, said Dan Woods, the attorney who represented the Log Cabin Republicans, the gay rights group that filed the lawsuit in 2004 to stop the ban’s enforcement.

“Don’t ask, don’t tell, as of today at least, is done, and the government is going to have to do something now to resurrect it,” Woods said. “This is an extremely significant, historic decision. Once and for all, this failed policy is stopped. Fortunately now we hope all Americans who wish to serve their country can.”

The only way for DADT to come back is for President Obama to resurrect the policy by asking the court for a “stay pending appeal” – i.e., to stay the enforcment of the district court judge’s order pending appeal, and then appealing the case. Unless and until Obama resurrects DADT, it’s dead. So the stakes are actually higher for the President on this one. DADT is gone. He now has to decide whether he wants to personally bring it back.




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—  John Wright

A Bible lesson gone horribly wrong

Some of the things that land in my inbox are from seriously disturbed people. I wasn’t the only one on the distro list for this batsh*ttery, but I had to share it with you.

I am warning you, this one starts off nutty and goes downhill fast. It’s below the fold.

God created the heavens and earth and all the animals. And he created a garden of eden from which he created man from the dust. He called this man Adam. After a while God saw that Adam was lonely.

So he caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and while Adam slept God opened Adam’s side and took one of his ribs and created a woman to be a companion for Adam. This woman was called Eve. Eve was bone of Adam’s bone and flesh of Adam’s flesh. God created Eve as a soulmate and companion for Adam. When God created Adam and Eve they had no knowledge of evil. They only had the goodness of God. God did not give Adam and Eve the knowledge of evil or the power to have sex and create. All God wanted was Adam and Eve in the garden of eden and  the animals on the earth. Adam and Eve would never destroy  the garden of eden and the animals would never destroy the earth.

That’s why God created the garden of eden. That was Adam and Eve’s home for eternity. Lucifer was one of God’s angels. God called Lucifer the morning star. He rose up in evil against God and God drove him from heaven. In order to get back at God, Lucifer came down to the garden of eden and put the evil in the tree of knowledge of good. Then it became the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God saw the evil and warned Adam and Eve not to touch it or eat from it or they would surely die. Then God went away and while he was gone Lucifer tried to get Eve to eat from the tree. Eve told Lucifer that they would surely die. Lucifer lied and said that they would live forever. He told them that he would make them into Gods. Eve fell for Lucifer’s lies and she did eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Then she got Adam to eat from it. When they did their eyes were opened and they saw that they were naked. That’s when they gained the knowledge and the power to have sex and create. They covered themselves up with fig leaves and ran and hid from God. God found them and condemed them both. God drove them from the garden of eden never to return. Then God punished Lucifer by turning him into a snake to eat the dust of the other animals for eternity. Adam and Eve still had a choice. They could have gone with the goodness of God and not had sex or they could go with the evil and the power that Lucifer gave them. They chose the evil and the power that Lucifer gave them. Then they started lying and said it was God’s way. But it wasn’t God’s way it was Lucifer’s way of worse than worse than incest. When Adam had sex with Eve he was having sex with his own flesh. Eve was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.

Now I am going to explain what I mean by worse than worse than incest. If Adam came from the dust and Eve came from the dust there would be no incest between them. And what ever they created would be a true son and a true daughter. When the true son and true daughter had sex to keep the population going that would have been incest. And what ever they created would have been closer flesh. A true brother and sister committing incest cannot create a son or daughter. They create closer flesh because the flesh is closer than they were to begin with. So that way would have been incest and closer flesh. If Adam came from the dust and Eve came from the dust and they had true sons and daughters and Adam had sex with his daughters and Eve had sex with her sons to keep the population going that would have been worse than incest and they would have created closer than closer flesh. The closer the flesh the worse the incest.

The way it happened was that Adam had sex with his own flesh. So that was worse than worse than incest and they created closer than closer than closer flesh. So when you marry someone you are marrying someone that is 3 times closer than a true brother and sister. That’s why people create birthdefects and deformaties.

We are all birthdefects because we all have the knowledge of evil. We all came from worse than worse than incest and we are still the same. There is no such thing as grand ma and grand pa or mother and father or sister and brother or uncle and aunt or nephew and niece or any other name. It was made up by Adam and Eve and their generations. We are simply Adam’s flesh having sex with Adam’s flesh and what ever you create is Adam’s flesh. Jesus came from Mary having sex with another man while Joseph was off fighting in a war. Jesus grew up and found out the truth from the priests who didn’t get married and have sex.

But the priests were afraid to tell everyone because they were afraid they would be killed. So Jesus found 12 other men and he told them the truth. And with their help he tried to tell everyone that in the eyes of God they were all brothers and sisters and that they were committing incest by getting married and having sex. They all got upset and angry and crucified him. Jesus went back to the dust just like everyone before him and after him. Just where God told Adam and Eve they would go.

From dust you came and dust you shall return. Jesus was a 33 year old virgin who gave his life trying to keep the generations from being born from sin into a sinful world.

Long before Jesus was born there were thousands of slaves that ran off around the world and started their own countries. When these slaves ran off there was a large group of men that took off and ended up in Africa. Some of them were giants as tall as 9 ft. or even  taller. The giant named Goliath that David killed with his slingshot was 9 ft. tall.

Some of these men went exploring to Borneo and used ropes to catch female orangutans and took them to South America and had sex with them and eventually created the Indians. The men that stayed in Africa used ropes to catch female gorillas and had sex with them and eventually created the Africans. When scientists found the bones in Africa they thought we evolved naturally from a female chimpanzee.

But it wasn’t a natural evolution it was a man made evolution. That’s where Bigfoot and the Orangutan creatures come from. They are half man and half gorilla and half man and half orangutan. They use to call the Indians the red man. The orangutan has reddish hair.

When those men bred out the hair the Indian’s skin remained red. The gorilla has black hair and skin. When those men bred out the hair the African’s skin remained black. Some of the Indians and Africans are tall. And some of the Bigfoot and Orangutan creatures are tall. They are tall because some of the men that created them were tall.

Bigfoot migrated up through Africa and came into the United States at the top of Africa when they were connected by land. The Orangutan creatures migrated up through Central America and came into the United States like the Indians did later on.

The first Europeans that saw the Africans said that some of the African women had genitals that resembled that of a gorilla. If you look at the nose of an African you will notice that it is wide like the gorilla’s nose. We are worse than worse than incest and worse than worse than bestiality.

1915: 1.8 Billion people

2010: 6.8 Billion people

95 years: 5 Billion people

2310: 22 Billion people

Solution to problem: Stop Creating Babies

I am 100% sure your generations will appreciate not being created and left behind to suffer that mess of insanity. And it will be one hell of a mess.

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—  John Wright

If Obama doesn’t appeal DADT case, DADT is gone

Joe wrote about this earlier, but as Mike Signorile just interviewed the lawyer behind the lawsuit, I thought it important to link to Mike’s story, but also more generally, reiterate this one fascinating point. If President Obama simply refuses to appeal the recent court decision that found “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” unconstitutional, DADT will be gone.

It’s that simple. It’s really that simple. The apologists can whine all they want about how powerless the leader of the Free World is to accomplish anything in this town, but here he holds all the cards. It is up to Barack Obama whether his own Justice Department appeals this DADT decision. If it does, then we have our final answer as to what this administration thinks of gay and lesbian Americans. They have the power to follow through on their own promises, to change our country and give hope to tens of thousands of US service members.

Will they?

Oh, and let’s have no more of this absurd “we’re only defending the rule of law” crap from the Obama White House. They don’t defend the rule of law when they refuse to enforce immigration laws. They don’t defend it when they refuse to enforce laws against the use of medical marijuana laws. This White House routinely refuses to enforce and defend laws that it doesn’t like, politically or otherwise. Yet when it comes time to not follow through on the President’s promises to America’s gay community, suddenly the White House develops a case of “we defend and enforce all laws.”

Well it’s a lie. And it’s one that’s causing increasing damage to this President’s relationship, and this party’s relationship, to a key Democratic constituency. The White House is lying to us. Think about that. Of all the things that I expected to change when we voted Bush out of office, and handed the presidency to Barack Obama, I expected at the very least that the President would stop lying to us.

And it is a lie. They don’t defend every law, they don’t enforce every law. It’s an outright lie every single time they tell us that they do.

Enough is enough. We voted for change. Let’s see some for a change.




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—  John Wright

ENDA prospects apparently gone

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is not on the agenda for Senate floor action for the next few weeks, prior to the August 9 recess. The Senate will take up work on as many as nine matters during the next month, but none of those are ENDA.



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