At the end of the day … “BeyondBlue: STOP. THINK. RESPECT.”!!


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~~April 2, 2015~~ 

STOP. THINK. RESPECT.

I found this video today as I was surfing the net, looking for interesting topics.

My world has been reeling for a while and it became worse when this stupidity about the  national outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Friday, March 27, 2015.

There has been huge backlash since the signing of this law.

It’s making me think … it’s discrimination at its best against the LGBTQ community.

However, let’s consider other minorities: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic, Latinos, Jews, left handed people, brown eye people, Muslims …. the list is endless.

If this isn’t stopped …. you could be the next one. And it happens everywhere.

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“No one should be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are”

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Beyondblue’s national campaign highlighting the impact of racism on Indigenous Australians

Beyondblue recently released a new campaign named ‘Invisible Discriminator’. This campaign is aimed at drawing attention to subtle racism experienced by Indigenous Australians  and the ongoing negative effect racism can have on Indigenous mental health.

The television advertisement was released in response to national data and a BeyondBlue survey of 1000 Non-Indigenous Australians. The survey found that almost ten per cent of non-Indigenous respondents would not hire an Aboriginal jobseeker, based on their cultural identity. One in ten said they would avoid sitting next to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person on public transport, and one in three people said they believe Indigenous Australians are sometimes a “bit lazy.” Of the males surveyed, more than a quarter said it was hard to treat Indigenous Australians equally to everybody else. “We have launched this campaign to tell people that it doesn’t matter if it’s subtle or overt – racism is still racism and it ruins lives. Australian Bureau of Statistics data tells us that Indigenous Australians are twice as likely to die by suicide as non-Indigenous Australians, and are almost three times more likely to experience psychological distress. Racial discrimination contributes to these tragic statistics and it’s about time things changed,” Beyondblue chairman, the Hon. Jeff Kennett AC said.

The campaign is due to run for six weeks through television and digital media, through an advertisement highlighting subtle forms of racism that experienced by Indigenous Australians on a regular basis. Beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said the Invisible Discriminator character in the campaign represents the voice inside the heads of some non-Indigenous Australians.

“You’re not staying there, right?”

“What do you think she’s up to?”

“Could you really rely on her?”

“Don’t make eye contact.”

“Come on. It’s only a joke.”

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“Beyondblue recognises that much needs to be done to address depression, anxiety and related drug and alcohol problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Over time and across Australia, generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced trauma, grief and loss. Psychological distress is high amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this is exacerbated by ongoing social and health factors.” The key message of this campaign is that casual racism is just as hurtful as more obvious forms. The message ‘Stop. Think. Respect’ encourages Australians to think about their behavior in relation to Australia’s first peoples.

To see the advertisement and find out more visit:http://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/stop-think-respect-home/the-invisible-discriminator

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.woroni.com.au/features/no-one-should-be-made-to-feel-like-crap-just-for-being-who-they-are-beyondblues-national-campaign-highlighting-the-impact-of-racism-on-indigenous-australians/

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~’The Invisible Discriminator’ – Stop. Think. Respect.~

~Published on Jul 28, 2014~

Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?

Subtle or ‘casual’ racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Stop. Think. Respect. encourages everyone in Australia to check their behaviour.

Share this video to help make a difference.

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Gotta love Bernie …. #27!!


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~~April 1, 2015~~ 

The Indiana law is modeled after the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but unlike the federal law, which only bars the government from placing a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion, Indiana’s version applies to businesses and private individuals as well. In the wake of dozens of court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage across the country and with the Supreme Court scheduled to rule on the issue in June, such measures have cropped up in dozens of states. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar measure last year.

In a report, LGBT-rights group Human Rights Campaign outlined the danger posed by these “super RFRAs”: “These bills are often incredibly vague and light on details — usually intentionally,” the report reads. “In practice, most of these bills could empower any individual to sue the government to attempt to end enforcement of a non-discrimination law.”

Pence, on the other hand, maintains that the bill would not sanction discrimination. “This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it,” the governor said in a statement.

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https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders?fref=ts

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/republican-governor-mike-pence-indiana-where-are-you-headed/

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BERNIE SANDERS

(I-Vermont)

Born in 1941 in Brooklyn, Bernie was the younger of two sons in a modest-income family. After graduation from the University of Chicago in 1964, he moved to Vermont. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People’s Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms.

Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

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#GottaLoveBernie #27 #BernieSandersIndependent #GottaLoveBernie #LongestServingIndependentMemberCongress #VermontIndependent #UnitedStatesSenate #RepublicanGovernorMikePence #Indiana #BoycottIndiana  #ReligiousFreedomRestorationAct  #DisdainRecognitionHumanRights #ReligionGovernmentInterwined #CharacteristicsCommon #FascistGovernments #DrLawrenceBritt #RepublicanPartyPlatform #HistoryAntiGayPolitics 

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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Republican Governor Mike Pence: “Indiana …. where are you headed?”


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~~March 28, 2015~~ 

#BoycottIndiana

Is that what Jesus would do?

The Indiana law is modeled after the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but unlike the federal law, which only bars the government from placing a substantial burden on the free exercise of religion, Indiana’s version applies to businesses and private individuals as well. In the wake of dozens of court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage across the country and with the Supreme Court scheduled to rule on the issue in June, such measures have cropped up in dozens of states. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar measure last year.

In a report, LGBT-rights group Human Rights Campaign outlined the danger posed by these “super RFRAs”: “These bills are often incredibly vague and light on details — usually intentionally,” the report reads. “In practice, most of these bills could empower any individual to sue the government to attempt to end enforcement of a non-discrimination law.”

Pence, on the other hand, maintains that the bill would not sanction discrimination. “This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way in Indiana, I would have vetoed it,” the governor said in a statement.

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https://www.facebook.com/StopTheTeaParty?fref=photo

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~Comment from Facebook User~

Amazingly how Republican Governor Mike Pence’s “Religious Freedom” law seems to cover 3 of the 14 characteristics common to fascist governments.

1. “Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights”– Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

2. “Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause” – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

3. “Religion and Government are Inter-twined” – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions. So, if you believe for one minute that this new Republican Party is not trying to morph our Democratic society into a Fascist Regime then you need to wake up before it’s too late and you wake up and are no longer allowed to vote (unless you own property or make over a certain amount).

Check out Dr. Lawrence Britt’s 14 defining characteristics common to fascist regimes, it reads like the Republican Party Platform.

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Governor Mike Pence just signed into law a measure that would allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of “religious freedom.” In a recent statement, Pence said, “The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion, but today, many people of faith feel their religious liberty is under attack by government action.”

Pence has a history of anti-gay politics, namely attempting to amend Indiana’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages last year before being beat down by Democrats. The state isn’t exactly known as the most gay-friendly of the 50: At the moment there is no law in Indiana that protects its citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But there are a few counties that do protect those rights, and people against this “religious freedom” law are afraid businesses will use it to get around the local defenses. While Pence hasn’t specifically mentioned the anti-LGBT effects this law could hold, a few of his allies have been vocal about the possibility of businesses using it against gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans. Other supporters have stated that it doesn’t necessarily target the LGBT community, but allows business owners in the wedding industry — such as florists, bakers, and photographers — who disagree with same-sex marriage to deny services to those customers.

As a result, people are “boycotting” the state (hence the trending hashtag) to show their disapproval of the bill. Gen Con, Indianapolis’s biggest convention, threatened to take its event elsewhere, and the NCAA is worried how the legislation could affect next week’s Final Four championship. Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, tweeted at Governor Pence, “Is it going to be legal for someone to discriminate against me & others when we come to the #FinalFour?”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit” 

http://www.teenvogue.com/my-life/2015-03/boycott-indiana

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~Indiana boycott urged after religious freedom law passes~~

~~Published on Mar 28, 2015~~

Indiana boycott urged after ‘religious freedom’ law passes

Activists have encouraged a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a “religious freedom” law, which they say discriminates against gay people.

Supporters say the law prevents the state from forcing people to provide services contrary to their religion.

Similar bills are being considered across the US as court rulings have made gay marriage legal in more states.

Several groups plan to do less business with the state, and celebrities criticised the law on Twitter.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association said it was “especially concerned” about how the law would affect its employees and student athletes.

Next week, the NCCA will host the finals of its annual basketball tournament in Indianapolis, the state’s capital and its largest city.

On Friday, Arkansas moved closer to passing a similar “religious freedom” measure.

Several large conventions based in Indiana — including the large gamer gathering GenCon — have threatened to hold their events elsewhere because of the law.

Salesforce, a California company with ties to Indiana, cancelled all employee travel to the state and said it was considering decreasing its investment in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence said he signed the law to “help protect churches, Christian businesses and individuals from those who want to punish them because of their Biblical beliefs”.

Mr Pence, a Republican, said he would not have signed the law if he thought it was discriminatory.

Corporate executives such as Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp and Tim Cook of Apple have urged other states not to follow Indiana’s example.

“These laws set a terrible precedent that will likely harm the broader economic health of the states where they have been adopted, the businesses currently operating in those states and, most importantly, the consumers who could be victimised under these laws.” Mr Stoppelman wrote in an open letter.

Sponsors of the bill say it is closely modeled on a federal religious freedom law passed in 1993 and that 19 other states already have similar laws.

But Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican, said the law sends a “wrong signal” to visitors and could make the state seem unwelcoming.

Star Trek star George Takei, who has a large following on social media, has pushed for a boycott of the state. The term #BoycottIndiana has been a top trending topic on Twitter for more than a day.

“Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today,” Hillary Clinton, a presumptive presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “We shouldn’t discriminate against people because of who they love.”

~~Indiana boycott urged after religious freedom law passes~~

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