Godless Perverts
Godless Perverts in 2013 and Beyond

Last month’s Godless Perverts Story Hour at the Center for Sex and Culture went off very well, even better than we expected. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our readers: Anthony O’Con, Simon Sheppard, M. Christian, Miss Maggie Mayhem, and Loren Rhoads, as well as the audience members who came to see us.

Also, great thanks to Carol Queen, Robert Lawrence, and the staff and volunteers at the Center, who made the whole thing happen more smoothly than we could ever have imagined.

Since the reading, we’ve spent some time talking and thinking about what we liked about the evening, and more importantly, what we’d like to do in the future. We’re very eager to continue with more Godless Perverts events, not only because we had a blast, but we think that bringing discussions of atheism and sexuality together is vital, and as of now, it happens very little either in kinky and queer communities, or in the atheist movement.

At this point, we’re kicking a lot of ideas around, and we’d like to get as much feedback as possible from other atheists in the alt-sex and gender communities. Whether you attended the Godless Perverts Story Hour, or the panel earlier this year, or didn’t get to see either, we’d like to hear from you on how to For one thing, we’re going to be looking for more people to read or perform at future events, and we’d like to get as broad a range of voices as we can. If you’re interested in contributing, email us with your personal info and a summary of what you’d like to do, whether fiction or non-fiction.

If you’re not interested in performing, feel free to email us with thoughts about what you think you’d like to see, or what topics you want to see explored. We do not by any means intend for this to be a San Francisco-only thing, and are looking at ways to do Godless Perverts in other areas as well. We’re also going to be working on building online community and conversation, so keep an eye on this website, join our new Facebook page (still a work in progress), and follow us on Twitter.

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The perfect summary of the Catholic church’s sexual education philosophy.

The perfect summary of the Catholic church’s sexual education philosophy.

Homophobic Pastor Shares Christ’s Love With Plan to Exterminate “Queers”

The words of North Carolina minister Charles Worley, who’s finally figured out how to
kill all the “queers and homosexuals.” (Interesting that he sees a difference between “lesbians,” “queers,” and “homosexuals.” Would love to hear his ideas on that.)

WORLEY: I figured a way out — a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. But I couldn’t get it passed through Congress. Build a great big large fence, 150 or 100 miles long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. Have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. Feed ‘em, and– And you know what? In a few years they’ll die out. You know why? They can’t reproduce.

ThinkProgress

An excellent example of how most religious believers have to ignore their holy book just to get through the day.

Tattoo of Leviticus 18:22 forbidding homosexuality: $200
Not knowing that Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos: Priceless

An excellent example of how most religious believers have to ignore their holy book just to get through the day.

Tattoo of Leviticus 18:22 forbidding homosexuality: $200

Not knowing that Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos: Priceless

How fundamentalists read the Bible:
"And He invented Man; And everything in Heaven and earth; Except contraception, and dinosaurs, and gays."

(via Married To The Sea)

How fundamentalists read the Bible:

"And He invented Man; And everything in Heaven and earth; Except contraception, and dinosaurs, and gays."

(via Married To The Sea)

I don’t have ten arguments for why religion is harmful. I don’t even have 99 arguments.

I have one.

Everything I’ve ever written about religion’s harm boils down to one thing. It’s this:

Religion is a belief in invisible beings, inaudible voices, intangible entities, undetectable forces, and events and judgments that happen after we die.

It therefore has no reality check.

And it is therefore uniquely armored against criticism, questioning, and self-correction. It is uniquely armored against anything that might stop it from spinning into extreme absurdity, extreme denial of reality, and extreme, grotesque immorality.

Greta Christina, Why Are You Atheists So Angry?