Saturday, February 23, 2019

Another Twist In the Jussie Smollett Case; Kenya Delays Ruling On Banning Gay Sex; The Vatican's Gay Elite Exposed; Uncertainty by Ryan Field

Another Twist In the Jussie Smollett Case

I have no idea about this one, but I'm linking to it because I actually do find TMZ to be accurate. They're big on clickbait, however, I don't think I've ever seen anything that's fake news there.

Jussie Smollett might have gotten the idea to stage his own attack after Lee Daniels talked about his cousin getting assaulted because he's gay ... at least that's what some members of the "Empire" cast think.

Here's the link. I've been impartial with this story since the beginning, and I still believe everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

Kenya Delays Ruling On Banning Gay Sex

Here's a follow up on the Kenya story. Earlier this week I posted there would be a ruling in Kenya that would hopefully decriminalize gay sex, however, there's a new twist.

The ruling, potentially a landmark decision for gay rights in Africa, was due to be issued on Friday, but the court said it needed until May 24 to reach a decision.

You can read more, here. Apparently, they need more time because of all the 'paperwork' involved. But if you're straight just think about this the next time you try to 'splain' something to a gay person. They are now making gay people wait even longer in Kenya to decriminalize something that never should have been a crime in the first place. That's wrong. 

The Vatican's Gay Elite Exposed

If you've been following the news this week you had to have seen this story. It's about a new book that is focused on the Catholic Church. 

I spent much of this week reading and trying to absorb the new and devastating book by one Frédéric Martel on the gayness of the hierarchy at the top of the Catholic Church, In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy. 

Here's a link. I've posted about my own experiences with this kind of hypocrisy. At one time, I was very good friends with a high ranking bishop who had direct contact with the Pope, and I had no idea at the time he was even affiliated with the church. He completely duped me and many other friends. We thought he was just another gay guy living an ordinary life in New Hope. It wasn't until years later that I discovered, by complete accident, that he'd been living a double life all that time.  

Amazon Reader Reviews: "Duty or Love? That is the hard choice that Gus's surviving dad, Henry, is trying to decide. This story revolves around a beautiful family that's hit some hard times. You hope beyond hope alongside with Gus that Henry will choose love, no matter what." 

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

When Gus Baldwin realizes that his gay dad is serious about marrying a much older man for safety and security instead of love, he concocts a plot that he hopes will change his dad's mind. Even though his other dad has been dead for over a year, Gus wants his surviving dad to find love and happiness someday with a new husband. 

However, their financial situation is about as bad as it gets and they're on the brink of losing their grand old Victorian home, and everything about their perfect lives is threatened. So Gus winds up putting his own marriage on hold with the guy he's been in love with since high school. It's so bad he's even thinking of quitting college to help support his dad and his younger brother just so his dad won't have to marry the older man. 

After Gus convinces his dad to take a road trip in their vintage 1950s station wagon to their getaway cabin in the mountains, along with his younger brother, his future husband, and their nineteen year old dog named Special, their lives change in ways none of them ever anticipated. And even though the future is still uncertain in some respects, they discover a few things about themselves on this trip they never could have predicted.

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