sallyshadpow

Black women in Philadelphia, be careful!

molassesinmyveins:

frantzfandom:

friendlyneighborhoodblackgirl:

It turns out there’s a man out there stealing Black women’s purses and then killing the Black women (whether they give up their purse or not).

Spread the word. Be Safe.

Gonna keep reblogging this, who’s ever is doing this is ruthless. He’s already killed four people. Be safe out there.

JFC. 

sallyshadpow

thewafflemonster:

the-front-bottoms:

i hate when guys try to compare getting kicked in the beanbag to period cramps pain-wise because at least you’re not getting kicked in the beanbag every month for five days straight so

Dude, really I had the exact same thing happen to me and I was so pissed like ‘REALLY’ and then I made this text post. I don’t know, it might be helpful in the future |’D

assbutt-in-the-garrison

Anonymous asked:

The US is indeed a christian nation. Founded under christian morals. "In God We Trust" no? Quite unfortunate that people think otherwise. But, I do understand what you are saying.

assbutt-in-the-garrison answered:

No. It is not. The United States has no Religious affiliation whatsoever. America is made up of a diverse people. In fact, the separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. The founding fathers of our country were, for the most part, pretty adamant on America and our government not being a “Christian” nation, or being affiliated with any certain religion in general. To say that we’re a Christian nation is an insult to everyone who isn’t a Christian. There are literally thousands of other religions and many people feel scared, even persecuted against, for not being a Christian in this country.

Also, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was only placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War. It wasn’t always that way. And in fact, it wasn’t until a law passed by the 84th Congress and approved by the President on July 30, 1956, the President approved and declared IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States. Regardless, it wasn’t the wish of our Founding Fathers that we be affiliated as a strictly Christian nation and there are plenty of people who dislike this being declared our national motto, when the United States is not supposed to be founded on any one religion, but on freedom of religion… 

Here are some quotes from our founding fathers regarding the topic of church and state, and Christianity in general:

 “Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual.

State churches that use government power to support themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of the church tends to make the clergy unresponsive to the people and leads to corruption within religion. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society. We have solved … the great and interesting question whether freedom of religion is compatible with order in government and obedience to the laws. And we have experienced the quiet as well as the comfort which results from leaving every one to profess freely and openly those principles of religion which are the inductions of his own reason and the serious convictions of his own inquiries.”

~Thomas Jefferson: in a speech to the Virginia Baptists, 1808

“No religious doctrine shall be established by law.”

~Elbridge Gerry, Annals of Congress 1:729-731

 “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”

~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814,

 “I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.”

~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, January 26, 1799

 “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”

~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams

“If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”

~George Washington, letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789

“We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for

honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”

~John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

“In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind.”

~Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists (1771)

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”

~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

 “Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”

~George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”

~Thomas Jefferson, letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, 1802

 “We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition… In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States.”

~George Washington, letter to the members of the New Church in Baltimore, January 27, 1793

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

Bringing this back because I got berated by a man today at work, who asked me what church I go to. When I responded that I do not attend church and am not religious, his eyes got wide and serious and he began to drone on and on about how I needed to accept Jesus as my lord and savior, that it would make my life better and would make me a happier woman. No joke. I’m dead serious. I was so pissed today. I was SO uncomfortable. He WOULD NOT LEAVE ME BE. He said he was “worried for my soul”. Keep in mine, this is a customer. I am serving samples at a cart in the grocery store. It’s getting close to Easter. I don’t talk about religion. I do not bring it up. If someone asks me what church I go to, I respond “I do not go to church.” Either the person is respectful and leaves it at that, or they are rude and decide to push for more information from me, usually by asking me directly whether or not I believe in God. This man was so horrible. And the worst part was how he just did not pick up on how uncomfortable he was making me. He literally would not be quiet. And I did nothing. I did not respond. I just stayed silent. I did not want to offend him. Because my beliefs are completely opposite, are completely different. What is difficult is the fact that I, and others like me who are not Christian, are surrounded by Christians who think that the US is a “Christian nation” and as such, everyone around you should be Christian by association. I mean, you only have to look at who serves in public office, in our government and know that you cannot NOT be a Christian in the US and get away without judgement. There are literally a number of states where you are now allowed to run for office if you are an atheist or lack a religious affiliation. X

isolemnly-chastain-swear

peechingtonmariejust:

NOT.

BUT.

Are we going to talk about how there is still such a great divide between the way Lupita has been accepted and the way Gabourey hasn’t? Are we going to talk about how Lupita just got a deal with Lancome but Gabourey isn’t anyone’s representative? Are we going to talk about that?