FB Censorship

April 10, 2016

Facebook just censored one of my posts today. Perhaps it was my “death to gays” phrase taken out of context. But this explains why I’ve had to frequently pass through FB’s security test these past few weeks…sometimes as often as several times per hour, even two or three comments in a row. A new window pops up, asking you to click on every image that looks like a tiger (for example)…nine images total to choose from. Once you’ve selected all the correct images, your message will then be posted. THEY’RE WATCHING ME! Is this homophobia? Has some nasty person been reporting me, as a form of harassment? Or is it more sinister, such as NSA intrusion? Anywyaz, the comment they censored (which you can see in captured image form below) refers to my criticism of the moderate, gay friendly churches’ lack of truly pro-active confrontation against the homophobic churches. Now that I’ve posted it again (albeit in image format), let’s see what happens next. Maybe they’ll take /that/ message down, too…and ban me from their service. If such an event does happen, anyone can reach me via this email form: http://gay-bible.org/gaymail.htm


ADDENDUM

Reference: Beware the Social Media Brown Shirts


Letter to Pastor Dewey

July 27, 2015

This is a great video of a leader of an African American church, speaking vociferously for gay folks:

After watching the video, I posted the following message on Dewey’s Facebook page:


My Dear Pastor Dewey,

I just watched your video condemning homophobia, and I have to honor your brilliant sermon. I have been a gay street activist for more than three decades, fighting tooth and nail for my homeless LGBT sisters and brothers (no matter their skin color), in spite of my own Queer Family repressing and persecuting my efforts. Your righteous sermon brought tears of joy to my eyes, and someday soon I will embrace you with tremendous gratitude, knowing that God’s Good Grace has blessed us both.

Coretta Scott King looks down upon you with great admiration, I am sure. And I am also sure that Jesus Christ holds a very special place in His Heart for you. You are more than willing to take the flack for your courageous stance, for you know that Our Creator has called you to this momentous destiny…and you could never live with yourself if you didn’t answer to His loving request.

Most sincerely and profoundly,

Ezekiel J. Krahlin
http://www.gay-bible.org


The Pink Flea Bites

June 25, 2015

Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:19:23
Subject:
Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: My E-frenz

This image I am posting to various social media, and hopefully the
hands of my allies will spread it further.


Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:41:51
Subject:
Re: Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ It would be interesting to look at the actual record on gay issues, rights, etc. for the people killed in the church. I know for a fact that there are lefty, progressive “Christians” (a semantically damaged, useless word, I know) who are strong supporters of LGBT life, freedom, safety. }}

Of course I am fully aware of that. Still, majority of churches remain
solidly anti-LGBT, especially black congregations. And the gay-friendly
religious groups do very little to challenge the evil ones.

{{ Whether this congregation was one of those I don’t know. Black churches tend to be depressingly conservative on such issues, I’m aware, but you raise an interesting question and it might actually be possible to find out where the Rev, at the very least, stood. }}

“Conservative” is way too kind a word…BRUTAL is more the truth.

The Emanuel AME Church (there in Charleston) is part of the umbrella
group: African Methodist Episcopal Church. Which group is definitely against gay equality. Quote:


Earlier in the year, before marriage became legal for same-sex couples
in Massachusetts, the Rev. Gregory G. Groover Sr., an AME pastor in
Boston, explained why AME preachers opposed the move. He was quoted in the Boston Globe on Feb. 10, 2004, as saying:

“As black preachers, we are progressive in our social consciousness
and in our political ideology as an oppressed people we will often be
against the status quo, but our first call is to hear the voice of God
in our Scriptures, and where an issue clearly contradicts our
understanding of Scripture, we have to apply that understanding.”

See the article here: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/stances-of-faiths-on-lgbt-issues-african-methodist-episcopal-church

So whatever is the policy of the African Methodist Episcopal Church,
is also the policy of the Emanuel outpost.

I refuse to have /any/ sympathy whatsoever, for /any/ group that
spreads homophobia, whether they do so aggressively or with the subtleness of the snake from the Garden.

– Zeke


Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:57:47
Subject:
Re: Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
From: Zeke Krahlin
To: Eleanor Cooney

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 1:11 PM, Eleanor Cooney wrote:

{{ Yep, I can dig it. I’d bet my left nut (if I had one) }}

Why not phrase it “I’d bet my left ovary”? I often do that myself!

{{ that Dylan Roof hates queers, too…. }}

May even be queer himself.

{{ it so often goes along with the White Supremacist mentality, in a pathologically repressed, psychotic-closet-case sort of way….like = the S.S. tier of the Nazis back in the day. }}

Per my claim of many years now–that homophobia is the root of all
violence including war–the nature and level of anti-LGBT bigotry can
be a red flag for one who may become insanely violent. The gov’t
should build a list of aggressive homophobes and their organizations.
Ignoring the homophobic aspect as a key indicator of potential treason
is a big mistake, but exists in many so-called progressives…thus it
puts up blinders from seeing things clearly. But it looks like those
blinders are dropping post haste, as these RW nut jobs expose
themselves to the world by their own irrational condemnation and
persecution of queers. On a related note:

As of 2:54 PM today, 108 Facebook users like my comment re. that article “California judge agrees to dismiss proposed ‘shoot the gay’ ballot initiative.” Now, this is a breakthrough for I have never received more than two or three likes on /any/ of my comments previous (and usually, zero)! I am hoping this will lead to more interest by a growing number of folks, as to my ideas and writing. The link to my favored comment is:

https://www.facebook.com/lgbtqnation/posts/10152870541006717?comment_id=10152870558716717&notif_t=like

Though I’m not certain that URL will work for anyone but myself, due
to FB’s internalized system. So I’ve attached two images that show you
what the link shows me. You’ll see that, as an afterthought, I also
posted my “pink flea” declaration. Let’s see the reactions I get, if
any.

– Zeke




ADDENDUM

From: Carlyle Lambourne
To: Zeke Krahlin
Subject:
RE: Charleston Church Massacre (a different viewpoint)
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:23:18

Ezekiel,

Sounds like this particular church was a friend, not one of the bad ones, which might have been one of the very reasons why the racist killer chose it. I think that he also chose it very intentionally because Clementa Pinckney was both a friend of Obama and was working for the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Which makes me suspect that the GOP’s partisan-motivated hate-propaganda machine and its 24/7. around-the-clock smear campaign to whip up hatred against Obama in every way possible had something to do with the genesis of this event.

The Slaying of Charleston Leader Clementa Pinckney Hits Gay Rights Advocates Hard

As South Carolina gay rights advocate Jeff Ayres lobbied lawmakers earlier this year to stop a wave of anti-gay bills in the statehouse, hewent to speak with state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the charismatic legislator and church pastor slain alongside eight other congregants in last week’s racially motivated mass shooting.

“He gave me his assurance then that he was on our side,” says Ayres, the chairman of South Carolina Equality. The South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, of which Pinckney was a member, “always has our backs, and has always been there unconditionally to support the LGBT community,”Ayres told me in an interview, echoing sentiments from other gay rights advocates and two lawmakers who worked with Pinckney.


Quackery

August 16, 2012

Dearest Readers: the following is a guestbook post to a pro-gay author, which book was presented to me by D.J. (a.k.a. “Darin”). For your delectation:


Hey, Skillman (great name BTW, is it your birthname, or something you came up with? Last name “Hunt” is kewl, too)!

I’m a gay street activist of many years, here in Baghdad by the Bay. One of my street buddies found your book “Quackery of the Straight & Narrow” in a free box (I suppose). There is a yellow sticky note attached to the title page, that says:

“Hi Stephen – a friend of Mora Gotsharl (sp?) might
enjoy my work. Would love to have your feedback.
415-513-xxxx. SH.”

Since my friend is a hustler, I certainly hope he didn’t steal it from you, or Stephen. In which case, I’ll gladly return it. :)

This friend BTW, is featured in one of my recent blog entries at:

https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/immersed/

FYI, I’ve written many pieces about my adventures as an LGBTQ street activist on my blog at:

https://zekeblog.wordpress.com

and web site:

http://www.gay-bible.org

I also have several books online, my latest is likely to be published in the conventional sense some time next year. But it’s always free to read online at:

http://www.gay-bible.org/free/

I’m only tooting my horn, because I think you’d very much enjoy my writings, including this one (“Zeke’s Last Supper”):

https://zekeblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/zekes-last-supper-2/

Which is a scathing parody of Christianity. :)

I’ve only read a few pages of your book, but am already impressed on what you have to say about gay rights, outing, etc.

Well, I’ve blabbed enough. I, too, live in San Francisco (since 1973 in fact), and have recently been asked by certain folks if I’d consider running for supervisor of District 5 in the next election (2015).

Sinqueerly yours,

Zeke Krahlin


PS: Dear readers, Mr. Hunt’s book “The Quackery of the Straight and Narrow”, is one of the very best expositions on the evil of homophobia, and the dilemma this widespread global prejudice has burdened our LGBT family with. I strongly recommend his eloquent opus to anyone who wants to refresh his or her knowledge of the gay story in these modern times, as well as to any hetero open-minded enough to learn the truth. Kudos to you, Skillman! And thanks so much for the signed copy; I will cherish it forever.

I nominate Skillman Hunt for the Nobel Peace Prize!