Thursday, November 10, 2016

Why we are Upset about the Election

Yesterday, I (Rob) called all who voted for Trump something not nice. I was emotional and I apologize.  However, even if you support us as a gay, married couple, you need to know WHY we are afraid of a GOP Presidency and GOP House and Senate because they have threatened OUR personal security in plans to invalidate our legal marriage... and they CAN do it. We'll explain.
 -  FIRST: We KNOW It is a great country and always has been. We also condone the violence and protests against the election.
- OUR CONCERN - As gay married men, we are again being threatened by the Republican party to again have our marriage (and countless others) invalidated again for no reason but hatred, its difficult to feel "welcomed."   (Of course, there are MANY other reasons to be concerned including denial of science, education, adversely affecting world relations, eliminating pollution controls, etc.)


BELOW- the letter from the Hate Group "The National Organization of Marriage" about how they plan to do it.

Remember? Trump's VP passed the most anti LGBT laws in Indiana. He hates gay.people. 
Now, the GOP has.promised to sign into law a bill to make it legal to discriminate against gay people in jobs and housing.  SEE: Donald Trump pledges to sign anti-LGBTQ ‘First Amendment Defense Act’
Trump has pledged to sign the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), if passed by congress. It was first introduced in the House on June 17, 2015 and would effectively legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination across the board, including among employers, businesses, landlords and healthcare providers, as long as they claim to be motivated by a firmly held religious beliefs.
It would act to overturn the executive order signed in 2014 by President Obama prohibiting anti-LGBTQ discrimination among federal contractors.

VETERAN AND MILITARY CONCERN- The Washington Blade reported today: There’s more. Advocates have said they fear Trump could roll back administrative changes, such as those benefiting LGBT veterans or status of forces agreements allowing service members to bring a same-sex spouse with them overseas, or halting movement on lifting the ban on openly transgender service.

OUR QUESTION TO YOU - How are we and millions of gay people supposed to accept that? We are in shock and horrified that gay people are now facing this hatred. 

BOTTOM LINE: We can accept the presidency and deal with it. What we cannot accept is the hatred, intolerance and purposeful assault on me and the LGBT community in the U.S.

LETTER FROM THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE:
Source: http://www.joemygod.com/2016/11/09/nom-issues-plan-work-donald-trump-inevitable-reversal-sex-marriage-ruling/   
NOM Issues Plan To Work With Donald Trump For “Inevitable Reversal” Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
NOM's website said:
Here is our plan:
We will work with President Trump to nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals who will adhere to the words and meaning of the constitution. Such justices will inevitably reverse the anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court imposing same-sex ‘marriage’ on the nation in the Obergefell decision, because that decision lacked any basis in the constitution.
We will work with President Trump to rescind the illegal, over-reaching executive orders and directives issued by President Obama, including his dangerous “gender identity” directives, attempting to redefine gender just as he sought to redefine marriage.
We will work with President Trump to reverse policies of the Obama administration that seek to coerce other countries into accepting same-sex ‘marriage’ as a condition of receiving US assistance and aid. It is fundamentally wrong for a president to become a lobbyist for the LGBT agenda, and we are confident that will end in the Trump administration.
We will work with President Trump and Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which Mr. Trump supports. FADA is critical legislation to protect people who believe in marriage from being targeted by the government for persecution.
This is a bright and exciting time for NOM, and we are committed to taking full advantage of the opportunity we have. Our voice and our views matter to the incoming administration, and that means your voice and views matter.
To make sure that we can influence the policy debates that are coming, we need to step-up our communications. The first step is to grow our presence on social media. Please act today to follow NOM and me on Twitter, and to like us on Facebook.
It only takes a few seconds to follow us on Twitter and to like us on Facebook, but doing so will help us increase our ability to educate and mobilize our supporters.
We’re excited about the future, and we are looking forward to work with the Trump administration to restore marriage, uphold gender, protect religious liberty and promote families.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14