Friday, September 23, 2016

Via JMG: Trump Taps Frothy Mix For Catholic Advisory Group, Vows To Legalize Anti-LGBT Business Discrimination


Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade:
In one fell swoop, Donald Trump has fortified the anti-LGBT positions he expressed over his campaign and tapped as an adviser former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a two-time presidential candidate with a notoriously anti-LGBT history.
The actions are the result of Trump’s creation of a 35-member Catholic Advisory Council, which includes, in addition to Santorum, other individuals with anti-LGBT histories.
Accompanying the creation of the council is a new statement from Trump outlining “Issues of Importance to Catholics” and reiterating his support for the First Amendment Defense Act, a federal “religious freedom” bill seen to enable anti-LGBT discrimination.
Emphasizing his commitment to “religious liberty,” Trump hints at opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage and President Obama’s executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.
“Religious liberty is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution,” Trump said. “It is our first liberty and provides the most important protection in that it protects our right of conscience. Activist judges and executive orders issued by presidents who have no regard for the Constitution have put these protections in jeopardy. If I am elected president and Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, I will sign it to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of Catholics and the beliefs of Americans of all faiths.”
The First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) would legalize business discrimination against married gay couples on the basis of “deeply-held religious belief or moral conviction.” The American Family Association, the Liberty Counsel, and the Family Research Council have all withdrawn their support for FADA because recently added language also permits businesses to discriminate against straight married couples on the same grounds.

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Via Livre-Mente: Conscientização e Direitos Humanos / FB:

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day - 23/09/16

“Carl Jung chamou a natureza inferior do ser humano de ‘sombra’. A sombra representa aquilo que encontra-se no plano inconsciente, o que também é conhecido como ‘maldade’. Os aspectos inconscientes exercem um grande poder sobre nós, pois geram impulsos que agem à revelia da nossa vontade consciente, o que causa frustração e decepção. Muitas vezes, você é tomado pela inveja ou pelo desejo de vingança e não consegue controlar tais impulsos. Alguns nem mesmo chegam a ter consciência disso e acabam machucando aos outros e a si mesmo. Outros até têm consciência e sentem raiva de si mesmos por isso, mas não conseguem fazer diferente. Quanto mais inconsciente a respeito dos aspectos inconscientes, mais escura é a sombra. O que ilumina a sombra é a consciência.”

“Carl Jung llamó a la naturaleza inferior del ser humano 'sombra'. La sombra representa aquello que se encuentra en el plano inconsciente, o que también se conoce como ‘maldad’. Los aspectos inconscientes ejercen un gran poder sobre nosotros, ya que generan impulsos que actúan en contra de nuestra voluntad consciente, lo que causa frustración y decepción. Muchas veces, eres tomado por la envidia o por el deseo de venganza y no consigues controlar tales impulsos. Algunos ni siquiera llegan a ser conscientes de eso y terminan lastimando a los demás ya sí mismos. Otros hasta son conscientes y por esos ienten rabia de sí mismos, pero no consiguen actuar diferente. Cuanto más inconsciente respecto de los aspectos inconscientes, más oscura es la sombra. Lo que ilumina la sombra es la conciencia.”

“Carl Jung referred to the lower nature of the human being as the ‘shadow’. The shadow represents what we find in the unconscious, and has also been referred to as ‘evil’. These unconscious aspects exert a great power over us and generate impulses that act against our conscious will that causes frustration and disillusionment. Often, we are taken by jealousy or the desire for revenge and we are unable to control these impulses. Some may become aware of this yet continue to hurt others and themselves. Others may be conscious of this and feel angry with them selves because they are unable to act differently. The more hidden these unconscious aspects, the darker the shadow is. What illuminates the shadow is awareness.”

Via Daily Dharma / September 23, 2016: The Judgment of Others

When you internalize the gaze of others, you’re a prisoner of what, in reality, you’re reading into their gaze—an uncertain process at best.

—Thanissaro Bhikkhu, "Under Your Skin"