- told Neville to stand up to people
- confronted a full-sized mountain troll to save a girl he couldn’t stand
- said it didn’t matter whether someone was a pureblood, half-blood, or Muggle-born
- gave Dobby his sweater
- faced a bunch of giant spiders in the hopes of saving the school and clearing Hagrid’s name
- told Luna he loved her Quidditch commentary, and very sincerely tried to convince her he wasn’t teasing her
- stood up on a broken leg, trying to protect Harry
- gave up his grudge against Hermione the moment he learned how much she, Hagrid, and Buckbeak needed him
- realized he was wrong about Harry putting his name in the Goblet of Fire, and promptly went to apologize
- jumped into a freezing pond to save Harry and retrieve the Sword of Gryffindor
- confronted his best friend to prevent his sister’s heart being broken any further than it already was
- begged Bellatrix to torture him in place of Hermione
- couldn’t break up with a girl who drove him nuts because he didn’t want to hurt her feelings
- remembered the Hogwarts House Elves when no one else did, and wanted to make them evacuate, rather than order them to fight
- tried to go back to Harry and Hermione as soon as he left them
- didn’t make excuses for leaving, he came right out and admitted he had been wrong
- didn’t get angry at Hermione for taking a long time to forgive him
- saved Tonks’s life (while impersonating Harry to lower Harry’s chances of being killed, at the same time increasing his own)
- told Hermione not to curse Draco, even though he hates him
In conclusion, Ron is awesome. The end.
and he put his shoes and socks on dobby to be buried in because he knew how much dobby loved clothes. disliking ron weasley’s character makes 0 sense.
Carla Hale is a teacher — or was, before she lost her job at Bishop Watterson Catholic High School in Columbus, Ohio. See, when Ms. Hale’s mother died, the obituary mentioned all the survivors —and it included the name of her longtime partner.
Now, one of the parents of a student at the school read this obituary and sent an anonymous letter — ’cause that’s what cowards do — to the school, calling the diocese disgraceful for employing a lesbian as a gym teacher.
Now, if they called having a lesbian gym teacher “clichéd,” they might have had a point. But bigots don’t like points unless they can stab somebody in the back with them.
As soon as she returned to her job after taking a few days off to bury her mom, Ms. Hale was called into a meeting with administrators. They showed her the anonymous letter — and fired her.
Now, this story is more depressing and ridiculous than that last season of “The L Word.” But here’s the worst part: Ms. Hale’s termination letter actually said, “Your written spousal relationship violates the moral laws of the Catholic Church.”
So here’s the good news — because the “moral laws of the Catholic Church” actually violate the laws of the Bible.
There’s only one single passage of the entire Bible that homophobic Christians really use to condemn lesbians. From St. Paul’s letter to the Romans:
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: For even their women did change their natural use into that which is against nature.”
That’s it. The only reference to lesbians in the entire Bible. And, just like Hillary Swank and Chloe Sevigny in “Boys Don’t Cry,” it’s not even really about lesbians.
See, once you get past the fact that this was written by a guy who never met Jesus and the great biblical tendency to refer to women as sexual objects — “women changed their natural use” — which kinda makes it all sound like the Gospel according to Ike Turner — all it says is that Roman women once did “that which is against nature.”
We live in a society where you can inject botulism in your forehead — but Ellen’s against nature? The only kind of sexuality, my friends, against nature is pretending to be straight when you’re not.
What Paul’s really talking about there in that part of the letter are ancient Roman temple practices of worshiping gods that were mostly human/animal hybrids. God turned his back on those Romans and then they got all kinky. Many theologians believe Paul’s really talking about ritual bestiality of the Romans. It’s another case of Christians who don’t know the Bible, but use it to justify their hate — and that’s a bigger cliché than any group of flannel-wearing, softball-playing, men-hating sapphos driving pickups to a Wellesley reunion at Lilith Fair.
Now, Ms. Hale has filed a complaint with the city of Columbus, which prohibits firing employees based on sexual orientation — and her local teacher’s union has chosen not to support her.
But we do. Because in that same letter to the Romans, chapter 2, verses 1 through 3, Paul also says:
“Therefore you have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another. For in posing as judge and passing your sentence on another, you condemn yourself.”
Oops. Turns out the homophobes are the ones violating the moral laws. And if you still want to discriminate against Americans based on something that’s not even in your holy book — well, guess what, Reverend — you can start paying your taxes like everyone else.
One final Bible quote from the Book of Ruth:
“Where you go, I will go; where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die — there will I be buried.”
But it’s a passage about two women — Ruth and Naomi. The Bible never calls them lesbian, but it celebrates their love and uses the same Hebrew word used to describe how Adam felt about Eve.
So remember — there’s one or two mentions of gay men in the entire Bible, but at no point does the Almighty ever forbid women being with women. And I find it just a bit curious that God has the same policy as Vivid Video.”
“It’s ok to objectify guys, they’re guys, they don’t care.”
“Guys can’t get raped, they never don’t want sex.”
“Men should be the ones to do the asking.”
“Men should always pay on a date.”
“It’s okay for me to be sexually attracted to watching two gay men have sex, but not for men to be attracted to lesbians.”
“It’s impossible for men to be victims of domestic violence, they’re bigger and stronger than women!”
“Sexual predators are always men.”
The crest of Tumblr.
This. Is. So. Damn. Cool.
I AM GETTING THIS TATTOOED!
always reblog because i own this tee
Ok, so I just realized:
Because the Games have courage, bravery, and danger.
Because they’re in contact with the Devil.
Because it’s full of people who are intelligent, but not necessarily heroes.
Because everyone is important.