Apple and Google both distribute an app that tries to cure people of being gay. Tell them to drop the “Setting Captives Free” app now!
Gay ‘cures’? There shouldn’t be an app for that. But, there’s a new one called “Setting Captives Free,” available in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, meant to teach you how to stop being gay.
It’s a 60-day course that tells gay people they are not “born this way” and offers to help them find “freedom from the bondage of homosexuality.”
These so-called treatments can cause terrible harm to lesbian, gay, bi, and trans people, or anyone forced to try to change who they are or who they love.
Apple and Google have policies against these kinds of apps but so far this one has escaped their notice. Sign now to tell them to drop this and all other gay ‘cure’ apps!
One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.
Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.
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So much love for this.
“the problems of being male” post boils down to “not being able to be or do anything that isn’t hyper masculine because you begin to tread into the realms of homosexuality and the feminine and that’s horrible because homosexuality and femininity are horrible”
and yet some people still somehow consider this a wide spread method of oppression against straight cis men
This weekend, activists in Uganda - a country where homosexuality is punishable by death - held their first Pride.
This is the epitome of courage. I have no other words.
Sometimes it’s easy to think that the religious zealots only exist in the US, because all of my religious friends and family are wonderful people whose beliefs do not impose or impact on my life. But this just brings it all back: what many, many Christians are actually saying. I am nearly crying after reading this thread. I am just so disgusted. Here’s what these Christians have to say about gay marriage being legalized in NZ:
“If it’s legal, might as well also allow pedophiles have the right to date kids. Both aren’t natural.”
“marriage is all about legally being bonded so you can produce offspring. how are you supposed to do that when you are gay???”
“I always thought marriage was between a male and a female in order to create a family, but you know over 3000 years worth of teaching and every religion and culture could be wrong xD”
“i don’t really agree with gay rights, think its creepy, and think it should stay alegal”
“”For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” Genesis 2:24 I am against a law change.”
“perhaps you need to read about what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah. Gay people should not be allowed to get married. However, if they do that is their choice and they will be judged. I am not against gay people personally, however I strongly disagree with the choices they make.”
“Society has made us beleive that its fine, that its n0rmal. It wasnt,it isnt, We have just ‘acepted’ them because we are sheeps of society. God didnt intend it to be that way. Its sad that we are acepting that its normal to have ‘dad amd dad, or other way roundg insted of a mum and dad.if two gay people love ech other that much that they want to be married they should do it in a country where its legal. Of course they are still people with rights and feelings, bt that doesnt mean we should jst agree with the abnormalty .”
“Just because it might become a law does not make it right. With modern pc society, people are afraid of hurting gay peoples feelings. The minority are getting what the majority don’t want. Yes Jesus did say we are to love them and we do but some things just go to far. Jesus did say Marriage is when a man and women come together and become one. A man and a man cannot become one. You know what is right come on stand up for it Marriage is for man and women”
“If it is natural, (food for thought) how come my homosexual friend and his peers who were homosexual and bisexual came to Christ and got rid of their old ways? They shun it. It goes to show it’s just not natural. Pure and simple. I’ll leave it at this, because I’m always misinterpreted by ignorant minds. But in the midst of what is against God, I will oppose it with strong conviction of what is right.”
“God created marriage, the question is for kingdom people - What does the bible say about marriage? Is there anywhere where He endorsed gay relationships?”
“The point of marriage is for a man and a Woman to become one before God. To build your relationship not only with each other, but with God. The bible specifically tells us that homosexuality is unnatural. Wile this is true, I am not against homosexual relationships. But marriage is a sacred unity, and should be kept the way it is. Can two men together produce children? No. Can two women together produce children? No. So perhaps they shouldn’t get married. As stated before, marriage is before God. If God sees that homosexual relationships are unnatural, would he really be able to go and bless a homosexual marriage?”
“Children need a MOTHER and FATHER, not two fathers or two mothers. Can a teenage girl talk to her father about her period, or boys without feeling that something is missing? They need a mother to tell them about their bodies and relationships.”
“I think we are forced to tolerate gay marriage and if we ever speak up against it we are the ones who are judgmental and critical. We speak of equality but when we are in the minority that disagrees we are labled ‘judgmental, haters, critics etc.’ I speak on behalf of my Lord God Almighty and I refuse to tolerate Gay ‘marriage’ of any kind.”
“That shouldnt mean they should be allowed to get married. That means we are just acepting it as ‘normal’ whats gona happen in another 5years, just bcause a man loves 3 woman we shouldnt stand in the way of. ‘love’? Just accept it as normal? Nah. Disagree here. Keep it how God intended. I beleve ‘homosexuality’ can be cured. Stop trying to be ‘different’ . Our world is becoming so corupt by these small things. Bet Jesus will be back soon to put a stop to this silly-ness!”
“By the word of God, Marriage is between a man and woman. To make one flesh. I am not against gay people it’s their choice but when it comes to marriage, under God’s word it’s very clear. I thank God for our current law on this which is by his word and disagree any change. God made Earth not humans we are his children.”
“Same dif tho. Marrige is 4 man and woman. If we change it and acept its ok 4 man and man or woman and woman, simply because they are ppl too, and lov ech other…then y say n0 to dad and daughter or man and 3wives. I dnt think christains r judgemental, I thnk they hav an opinion just like evry other human.”
“I am only voicing my opinion. I love evryone equally and do not judge.”
“People who love someone of the same sex can’t help it and they can’t change it! They are born with a fault in their genes that makes them pretty much a female in a male body.”
“I’m not against homosexuality. I’m merely voicing my OWN opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Those of you talking about Human Rights Act. You are taking away OUR rights by not allowing us to voice our own opinions. God hasn’t decided every event that will happen in each person’s life. We all have choices. The choices we make, whether others approve or not mould our futures, our entire being. You can have homosexual desires, and be a Christian. But you don’t act on it. You may have sadistic or homicidal desires and be a Christian. But you don’t act on it. I am not judging others, I am eerily voicing my opinion, and I understand completely if others disagree with my opinion. Because that is your OWN opinion.”
“I am not against gay people but like the 20,000+ people that signed the petition to protect marriage in NZ, I am against gay marriage. No offense, but like everybody else we are allowed to voice our own opinions/rights even if there are people that agree to disagree.”
“Those are decisions by Man not God. Jesus will return soon and restore all :)”
Please sign, no matter where in the world you are, legalise love.
He said that him and his wife have enjoyed 42 years of marriage which he doesnt think a couple of same sex would have been able to go through or appreciate and another claimed that no, he wont be voting for it, as holy matrimony should only be between a man and a woman.
well, then. I hope like fucking hell that bill gets passed and those against it can go suck a fat one.
Who was the MP? This gif is directed at him.
I’m a woman married to a man, but I am not heterosexual.
I am in a monogamous heterosexual relationship but that does not mean I am necessarily straight. (I’m not actually sure what I am at this moment, and that’s ok too :))
Straight privilege is saying, “no homo,” and thinking it’s just an innocent phrase that in no way oppresses and dehumanizes LGBTQ people.