Kairan Nierde's Blog (13)

Still kicking.

It's been months since I posted here but now that my personal life has reached a sort of equilibrium again, I have more mental energy. I hope things haven't changed that much on TA. TA is six years old!? Woot, woot!!

Added by Kairan Nierde on October 10, 2014 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Homophobic Coworkers Trolling--To Get Me To Come Out

Gah, this is so jacked up. I don't know what to do. I need some advice guys, because I can't loose this job too. I haven't been on here in a while because I've been pretty wrapped up in finding a decent job, but I hope some of the regulars are still around with their usual wit and wisdom. This blog post is going to be a rant, but please give it a look-see.

My new coworkers are obsessed with the sexuality of the guy I just replaced and they've been talking about 'how it totall…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on April 22, 2014 at 1:04am — 15 Comments

Family and Friends Trying to Save Me

So I have this friend who keeps talking about how awesome her church is every time I see her...which is weird. I get it, you love your church. I'm sad that you're wrapped up in the lies of a religion, but relieved that you're not part of a particularly evil sect...and if you're happy, I'm happy for you. Can we not talk about this for a sixth time? I think she has this fantasy where I'm supossed to say, "Oh yea, they don't hate gays at your Church? The music is modern!? Your husband doesn't…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on December 4, 2013 at 11:13am — 16 Comments

7 Year-Old Cousin's Mom Died Unexpectedly

Yesterday, we got news that my (ex) Aunt died unexpectedly. She was undergoing radiation for cancer and started feeling poorly. They took her to the hospital and within a few hours she was dead. They're not 100% certain of what killed her but doctors think it may have been a blood clot. She was in her 30s.

She is survived by a small, close-knit family, her ex-husband (my biological uncle), and my 7 year old cousin. Although divorced, my Uncle was still in love with her, so he is…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on October 4, 2013 at 3:15pm — 6 Comments

Notorious Ex-Gay Conversion 'Therapy' Ministry Apologizes, Will Close Its Doors

Exodus International Ministry, the conservative institution which promoted the idea that orientation could be changed through a close relationship with God, 'therapy,' and sheer determination, announced Wednesday that it would be closing its doors. The institution, which has been open for more than forty years, declared its intentions to close on its website less than a day after releasing an apology to the LGBT community. 

Here are some fascinating statements from the now…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on June 20, 2013 at 11:19pm — 6 Comments

I'm Coming Out Queer to My Evangelical Family

So, I find that being in the closet sucks. Too much energy and shame gets devoted to pretending I am someone I'm not. 

I want out of the lie.

Problem is...I have insanely religious extended family. And I don't care to argue with them about hell-fire, nurture vs. nature, scripture, or praying away the gay.

They're visiting this week. I'm not going to make an announcement or take people aside to talk about it. I've decided not to hide all my queer stuff (books, pictures,…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on May 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 21 Comments

American Christians "Saving" Foreign Orphans

Apparently folks in the Christian Quiverfull movement are being targeted with another message that conveniently increases the size of the flock: there is a global orphan crisis--163 million children in the Third World in need. The actual statistic is 17 million orphaned children, many of whom live with other family members. What does it mean for the people of Third World nations when hoards of well-intentioned American Christian families seek to rescue these non-existent orphans? A slew of…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on April 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fundie Times: Grandma's Joke Email FWD About Atheist Being Mauled To Death By Christian Bear

AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS

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An atheist was walking through the woods.

'What majestic trees!'

'What powerful rivers!'

'What beautiful animals!'

He said to himself.



As he was walking alongside the river, he heard


a rustling in the bushes behind him.



He turned to look. He saw a…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on January 26, 2013 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

The Fall-Back Holiday or Why I Observe The Winter Solstice

Because Winter Sucks That Much

Winter makes me sad.  The bleak skies, painfully barren trees, a subdued sun, the cut of harsh winter air, and a multitude of panicked idiots maneuvering massive vehicles at high speeds over very slick surfaces.  One of the few perks (the only?) to the season is mid-winter festivities.  I actually have a theory that the endurance mid-winter holidays owes itself to the psychological benefit of celebrating life at a time when nature sleeps. 

 It’s…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on December 2, 2012 at 11:57pm — No Comments

"The Christian National Registry of Atheists."

Pastor Michael Stahl thinks that atheists should be registered in "The Christian National Registry of Atheists."  He wants your name and photo to be listed, so Christian folk like him can find out if they're living next to atheists. "I mean, think about it.  There are already National Registrys [sic] for convicted sex offenders, ex-convicts, terrorist cells, hate groups like the KKK, skinheads, radical Islamists, etc.."*…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on September 12, 2011 at 3:03am — 26 Comments

Bait an atheist and you might learn something

An excerpt from the life of Kairan:

 

My mom and I are watching The Weather Channel in our condo on the east cost of Florida.  We want to see how nasty things will get for us with Hurricane Irene.  It turns out she's forecast to pass by us two-hundred miles out to sea, throwing 50 to 70 mph winds our way. 

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Added by Kairan Nierde on August 25, 2011 at 1:16am — 2 Comments

Dominionism: Rick Perry vs. the Harlot of Babylon

Last week, I was successfully ignoring Rachel Maddow in favor of a good book, when some particularly insane religious prophesy rattled out of the speakers and hijacked my conscious. "Oprah is the Harlot of Babylon...?"  I smiled, set down my book, and tuned in for the lolz.  Well, it wasn't comedic as much as horrifying.  No longer blissfully ignorant, I feel it is my patriotic duty to inform you of yet another republican who believes he communicates with God and who is hot…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on August 19, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Facebook: HOLY TOWN APP

Facebook Christians--Fed up with Farmville?  Mafia Wars a tad too worldly for Thou?  Then get ready for Holy Town!!!



Build your own Church, preach His "Word" by demonstrating your Bible-lingo savvy, perform digital works of…

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Added by Kairan Nierde on July 12, 2011 at 1:53am — No Comments

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