Mar 26, 2014

POSTURING, SNOOPING, OFFERING SAGE ADVICE: Selfsearching, observing and giving up codependency for Lent/beyond

¨Nobody knows where the nose goes¨  Charles Benjamin
THE MISCHIEF of it all. I really find people fascinating in many/most ways. Grown ups who act like children, especially if they take themselves very seriously, and snoop, then offer advice where it isn't needed or expected or WANTED

I sometimes find myself entering into the adventure of trying to figure out how people I encounter think! WHY they do what they know, motives? Mostly I stay close to people who don't seem to have any big issues. I love the gladness of people who have unincumbered hearts and live spontaneously with open/adventureous energy. I love being around people who are direct, no nonsense and have no illusions about TRYING TO CHANGE me or anyone else. I love ¨village news¨ instead of telephones but trying to change other peoples behavior can be exhausting (after I discover they may be headed down the wrong road)... it ought be a no go, when I run into *things* that are way out of my league...other peoples challenges that annoy me. I realize I am speaking about codependency. 

I know that sometimes I indulge in trying to SAVE people by simply trying to get them out of the way of oncoming's good to be helpful but it is not helpful when I get out of my experience and frame of reference and perceive things to be different than they really are for the sake of appearing wise, savvy/good!  Extra points for savvy!

Leaping into the madness of being all-knowing or Mr/Ms Know It All is very unappealing, shallow and sometimes embarrassing. I have been known to enjoy hearing the sound of my own voice (better even, sometimes, when it ought not be heard at all). Go figure?  Grandstanding?

Being informed/informative is fun, sharing REAL experience, professional and otherwise, can be valueable (to me too), genuinely attempting to help others is admirable, knowing when to butt out is better yet. Remaining quiet in the face of rigorous stupidy (coming from smart or not-so-smart people) is hard for me. 

I am sometimes reminded that people can stick their noses where they don't belong, to speak of things which they have no experience or knowledge. I know I have done it too and I find it vaguely amusing but irritating when a well-meaning ¨do gooder¨ is way out of their element, their league and intrudes into conversations where they don't belong! 

Like me, I suppose they don't always know how to get out of their own way and shut up, shut the hell up. Being human is a very ongoing thing...keeping rightsized is the challenge,  I love being alive!

Leonardo Ricardo/Len
Leonard Clark Beardsley
Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Central America.

Mar 20, 2014

¨GODS WORD¨ ACCORDING TO JANET MUSEVENI - REVEALED TO THE ANGLICAN BISHOPS OF UGANDA: The Gay Devil Curse, Heterosexual Cows, Losing Ones Soul and Listen to God and Obeying Him! Thus sayeth the word according to the Janeth!

Her Viciousness, First Lady and MP Janet Museveni, Uganda
announcing/dictating Gods Word and Mother Natures too!
Uganda’s First Lady: ‘If cows aren’t gay, how can humans be gay?’

Janet Museveni was congratulating bishops on their recent work campaigning against homosexuality in Uganda
Uganda’s First Lady has said if cows can’t be gay, then humans can definitely not be gay.
The bizarre statement was uttered during a speech Janet Museveni made while congratulating the Church of Uganda’s bishops* for their recent work.
Uganda recently made law the Anti-Homosexuality Act, punishing gay sex with up to life in prison.
Museveni, who is also the minister for affairs in the region of Karamoja, said because of the bishops Uganda has ‘progressed’.
‘We must listen to God and obey him,’ she said. ‘Thank you God for leading us.’ there is more, don't miss it: 
And sorry to break it to you Mrs Museveni, but homosexual behavior has been observed in nearly every mammal – including cows.
* Anglican Communion
Thanks to Gay Star News
Thanks to Joe Morgan
Gods Messenger?  Madame Museveni, MP, First Lady/Uganda and wishful thinking Presidential candidate
¨According to a newly released US diplomatic cable, the wife of the President of Uganda, Janet Musceveni, "is ultimately behind" the Anti-Homosexuality (AHB, 'Kill gays') Bill.

The cable is amongst those newly released unredacted by Wikileaks. It is signed by the US Ambassador to Uganda, Jerry Lanier
Malicious Janet Museveni, Member of Parliament and First Lady of Uganda

"In God's word, homosexuality attracts a curse, but now people are engaging in it and saying they are created that way. It is for money The devil is stoking fires to destroy our nation and those taking advantage are doing so because our people are poor," she said. Mrs. Museveni advised the youth not only to listen to messages on how they can make money but also focus on spiritual growth. "You know that you will lose everything else when you lose your soul.¨ Mrs. Janet Museveni, First Lady of Uganda HERE
·  Thanks to Paul Canning
·  Thanks to LGBT Asylum News, sidebar
·  Thanks to New Vision, Uganda
·  Thanks to Wikileaks

Mar 18, 2014

THE REV. CANON MARK HARRIS: ¨On Fear and Stupidity in Anglican land¨ and/or ¨Keep the doors of welcome open and the powder dry¨

On Fear and Stupidity in Anglican land.

The past weeks in Anglican - Episcopal Land have been a shambles, not the least because there is massive amounts of fear and stupidity abounding -  and that's my opinion as expressed in my nicer moments.

Fortunately few people seem to care what I think.

Here it some of the mess:

Nashotah House, a Seminary of great historical and current value, issued an invitation to the Presiding Bishop to come to the House. Nashotah House draws its students from a range of churches most of which are self described as Anglican churches. Only a fraction of the students are from The Episcopal Church now, but historically the House was distinctly Episcopalian. 

I had always wanted to visit Nashotah House, and finally did so some years ago. I found the House to be a lively center of theological education and loved the liturgical practice of the place. At one time I considered going there for my theological training, but that was then and this is now.

The craziness of these days has caught up with the place. The invitation to the Presiding Bishop was widely criticized by some on the righteous right as pandering to heresy and therefore sinful.The PB has accepted the invitation to Nashotah House.  

Apparently deposed but not forgotten Bishop Iker believes Bishop Jefferts Shori is such poison that her very presence at Nashotah House puts its purity in jeopardy. This says less about his opinion of the PB and more about his opinion of the House. He seems more afraid than protective. At any rate, he put himself on the line and resigned from the Nashotah House board. So there...¨ there is much more, please read it all

Thanks to The Reverend Canon Mark Harris
Thanks to Preludium, sidebar

Mar 15, 2014

A LENTEN TEST? Friday, yesterday, The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby installs ACNA Rector Tory Baucum as a preacher at Canterbury Cathedral

Friday, yesterday, The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby installs ACNA Rector Tory Baucum as a Six Preacher at Canterbury Cathedral as ACNA Archbishop (left) grins.

A whining thief, a doubletalking deadbeat and a shifty coward at Canterbury Cathedral celebrate their PLACE TO STAND (against/without LGBTI people at the Church of England and Anglican Communion).

Meanwhile. the first ARRESTS are being made of GAY PEOPLE (just for being Gay) in Uganda and one new murder of a Gay person has been reported.  Unfortunately the Archbishop of Canterbury seems to be pandering to the GAFCON/GLOBAL SOUTH preachers and fundamentalist supporters at the Anglican Communion! 


Sadly the Archbishop of Canterbury has endorsed vile, and even deadly, behavior toward LGBTI Anglicans at the Anglican Communion by supporting Duncan and Baucum.

Unfit, all.  Dangerous for all at the worldwide Anglican Communion as Justin Welby, ABC, promotes those who endorse inhumanity, jail and bloody murder against LGBTI Anglicans in Uganda and beyond at GAFCON, the U.S.A. fundmentalist influence  ($$$), sponsor of the Global South schismatics.
GAFCON and THE GLOBAL SOUTH - anti-LGBTI bigots at Church
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, you HARM LGBTI Christians/others at The Church of England and throughout the Anglican Communion.

Mar 14, 2014

UPDATE - ARRESTS OF GAY PEOPLE MADE IN UGANDA* - ARCHBISHOP STANLEY NTAGALI - ANGLICAN CHURCH OF UGANDA CONTINUES TO HAVE BLOOD DRIPPING FROM WORD and HANDS: February/Kampala a gay couple was attacked and one of them killed while the other is in critical condition in hospital


ATTN: Anglican Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, Stop the promoting of ignorance, fear and hate at The Anglican Church of Uganda*
Call to action
In coming days many LGBTI persons will be assaulted, arrested and detained. As of yesterday, 25thFebruary; a gay couple was attacked and one of them killed while the other is in critical condition in hospital. Many have been thrown out of their houses by landlords and yet others will continue to lose their jobs. In the midst of all this we request the general public to desist from radical and irrational acts of violence towards suspected LGBTI persons. We demand that security agencies including the police and prisons endeavor to investigate any cases of violence perpetrated against LGBT persons and refrain from making arrests based on meagre hearsay and or suspicion. Uganda during the Universal Periodic Review in 2012 in Geneva committed to:
  • ? Investigate and prosecute intimidation and attacks on LGBTI community members and activists.
  • ? Investigate thoroughly and sanction accordingly violence against LGBTI persons including gay rights activist.
  • ? Take immediate and concrete steps to stop discrimination and assault against LGBTI persons. Media organizations should also refrain from sensational reporting which is fuelling hatred and attacks on persons suspected to be homosexuals.
We demand that donors channel funds to Civil Society Organizations carrying out, Social, Economic and human rights work rather than to a corrupt institution that has no remorse in not protecting its citizens. It is very unfortunate that we have to make such a call but Uganda should be isolated to prevent this passing of laws with impunity from spreading across the continent. This is very crucial to protect other countries in Africa. Finally we urge the international community to continue supporting the LBTI community, morally, financial and technically in response to security treats and human rights violations. To contribute to FARUG security fund please donate through our PayPal on our website: .
For more information contact:
Kasha Jacqueline: 0772463161
Jay Abang: 0782628611
For more on the medical report:
Museveni’s speech at signing of Bill

President Museveni of Uganda stupidly defends anti-LGBTI Law and then signs it!
*ARCHBISHOP STANLEY/GAFCON/hatemongers at church:



Ugandan David Kato, Anglican Martyr and Gay Activist, Rest in Peace
(murdered near Kampala, at his home,  in 2011, a few days after a Uganda based  tabloid pictured him as a ¨homo¨on its front page)


Mar 11, 2014

MEXICO'S THIRD GENDER: Like their Two-Spirit sisters in North America, the muxes are an integral part of Zapotec culture, revered, not reviled.

The Striking Muxe
¨The first thing most people notice about muxes (pronounced MOO-shay) is that they appear to be men dressed as women. Some have had their breasts enhanced, others have nose jobs. But most wear long hair, dresses, and some makeup. The majority of muxes start young, in their teens, and are trained in womanly ways by family and friends, taking their place in a Zapotec cultural tradition that predates the Spanish colonizers. Now their traditional role has become that of caretaker.
“Sons and daughters get married and have families of their own, so the person that stays to care for the parents is the muxe,” explains Pedro Martinez Linares, a well-known muxe who began his training at age 13. “That’s why they are so highly valued.”
Like their Two-Spirit sisters in North America, the muxes are an integral part of Zapotec culture, revered, not reviled. And like other third gender people, muxes are not gay. Some take male lovers, others take wives. And they’re not transgender. They are distinct. Nor do all muxes work solely as women. Many take more “manly” career tracks: one muxe, Amaranta Gómez Regalado, ran for Mexico’s congress in 2003. And despite the popular description, not all muxes dress as women. Those are just the vestidas. There are also pintadas, the less common muxes who wear men’s clothing and makeup. And both come together each year for the muxes’ annual pageant, the four-day long La Vela de las Auténticas Intrépidas Buscadoras del Peligró, which translates to “The Celebration of the Bold Seekers of Danger.”
The vela began nearly four decades ago as a friendly celebration, says Linares. “It all started as a small party, something like a reunion with only six or seven muxes who were already nearing old age,” he says. “Every year they would celebrate the life they shared together... but you know how it goes. One invited friends, then the others invited their friends and it began growing that way.” Today over 5,000 people come to where it all began, Juchitán, Oaxaca, for the massive celebration. But now the focus at this “beauty pageant” isn’t on poise, grace, or faces. It’s on wallets. You don’t so much earn the crown as buy it. “To be the mayordomo, you have to have the desire, but above all you have to have the money,” says Linares. The mayordomo honor runs around 60,000 pesos (around $4,400), while the queen’s crown costs about 100,000 pesos ($7,400).
As pecuniary as the modern-day festival’s politics may be, the result of the pagent is loftier: a celebration of a tradition that survived Spanish conquistadores, Catholic crusaders, communist revolutionaries, and the rise of Mexico’s machismo culture. And they even have the local church’s respect; it hosts a Mass during the vela, and many of the muxes attend.,,,¨ there is more:
Thanks to the Advocate, sidebar

Mar 8, 2014

MATT DOOLEY/NOTRE DAME: “Saying gay for the first time was extremely tough, almost choking, because you know your life will never be the same¨

Matt Dooley  “Often time it’s more of what you think of yourself.”

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley said the hardest person to tell he was gay was himself.
Saying gay for the first time was extremely tough, almost choking, because you know your life will never be the same. That was the hardest part, to move forward from there,” the 22-year-old senior said Thursday. “For me at least, every part of my being was like, ‘No, no you’re not.’ But I talk about growing. You learn to accept what you can’t change, and this is something I can’t change.”
Dooley says he has received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback since disclosing publicly that he is gay. He had told his coaches in August and his teammates on Sept. 16, the two-year anniversary of trying to commit suicide by overdosing on pills because he was struggling with who he was.
“That day I wanted nothing more than to escape the anguish of coming out to my family, my friends, and, in a way, myself,” he wrote in the article. “Death was better than accepting — or revealing — that I was gay.”
Even after the suicide attempt, he ostracized himself from his family for more than seven months because he feared their reaction and because he was still struggling to accept who he was. He wouldn’t return his family’s phone calls or emails and stayed away when they tried to visit, even though they were fully behind him when he came out.
“It’s internal homophobia,” he said. “Often time it’s more of what you think of yourself.”-there is more, please read it all
Thanks to LGBTQ Nation, sidebar

Mar 3, 2014

PUMPED UP/PRIDEFILLED - ANGLICAN SCOURAGING ACTIVATED IN NIGERIA: “I declare before God and his Church that I have never been a homosexual/bisexual or (have repented from being homosexual/bisexual) and I vow that I will not indulge in the practise of homosexuality/bisexuality¨

Anglican Church in Nigeria subjects members to oath

denouncing homosexuality!

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion encourages  lies, deceit, convulted beliving and promotes fear and hate against LGBT Anglicans throughout Nigeria
Here you have it! A new/old discipline of DEMANDING self inflicted pain.  Physical, emotional and spiritual torment is induced while simultaneously  inciting shame, fear at the Anglican Communion.  A renewed vision of Shamecraft is practiced amongst Anglican prideful/strutting leaders and SELECTIVE Biblical grandstanders at the Anglican Province of Nigeria.

Fresh off the press from the Daily Post of Nigeria

The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has performed the first of the, required, terror/bloodletting rituals that will result in the greater danger and the  further damning/marginalizing of LGBT Anglicans/Nigeria. Sickly and sacredlike ¨oaths¨ are now being ¨sworn¨ which will force thousands of Nigerian Church members to lie, betray themselves and live with their very own  brothers/sisters/others in a faked world filled with over-the-top denial and pretend.  A world far away from Gods request for personal responsibility and moral accountability, Gods wishes which translates into acceptance of other human beings while showing compassion and love for them too. The quest for honorable TRUTH is tainted once again by those who would harm/thieve from others at Church.  Grandstanding religiouslike priests are now spreading  WORDS of difference, demeaning  contempt for LGBTI people with better-than-thouness preaching.  They spew hate with  their ignorance in the name of a God who apparently punishes, destroys his followers and ingnites flames of VILENESS and SUPERSTION=HATE!.  These NEW spiritualike and wild-eyed ¨oath¨ rituals contortions/socuraging Nigeria have crossed way over the line of basic decency at Church and beyond. 

To the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion:  YOU know not what you do as you disgrace humanity and Anglican worship.

The Grandiose ¨Inquisitor of Nigeria¨ Nichola Okoh, Anglican  Primate

¨The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has introduced a clause in its constitution subjecting members, who intend to hold positions in church, to take an oath of allegiance to God denouncing homosexuality.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the public denunciation took place in Abuja on Sunday at St. Matthews, Maitama, during the swearing-in of new members of the Parish Church Council (PCC).
The Vicar of the church, Ven. Ben Idume, who administered the oath to members of the PCC, said the church recognised that those with such sexual orientation needed help and counselling.
“But they would not be allowed to hold any position in church,’’ he said.
The legislation is significant because it applies to members of the laity, clergy and house of bishops of the church.
It also banned bisexuals from holding any church office.
The text of the vow reads: “I declare before God and his Church that I have never been a homosexual/bisexual or (have repented from being homosexual/bisexual) and I vow that I will not indulge in the practise of homosexuality/bisexuality...¨ don't miss a word:
Thanks to Three Rivers Episcopal, sidebar
Thanks to Daily Post Online, Nigeria