Posts Tagged ‘United States’

I am fed up with the Job Centre in Uxbridge, UK.

Over the last weeks there has been a lot of talk about people on benefits, social security. People who “live off the state”. I have been very blessed to always have work and have a job and have never claimed. However. Sometime ago a relative of mine and his girlfriend became homeless, through not faults of their own, I took them in.  They have been really really struggling to claim benefits and housing. Even though the are keen to work and need the help to get back on their feet the job-centre is supposed to provide, both in financial support and help with resources to apply for jobs.

I have been helping them as best I can but I cannot understand why it is SO difficult for young people to get any help. On TV this week was a programme about two families who live in huge houses, with flat screen TV’s – on benefits and yet it seems impossible to apply for benefits in this great country of ours for those who do not have children. Young people are encouraged to have a child so they can claim, this is so, so, wrong when they are not ready.

I am paying tax, into a system so they can be helped with money, AND having to pay out so they can eat, I don’t begrudge this, but I begrudge paying into a system that SHOULD provide what I am paying out.

Whilst there are benefits scroungers out there, perhaps it would be good to highlight people who are genuinely struggling for a change.

Oh and by the way, they can’t use the food bank because according to the Job Centre “You can’t get food bank because you are not on benefits”.

The system is broken, really broken.

 

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What is surprising me over these last weeks is the way things are changing in the world. There are places and groups, surprisingly even the Catholics, where LGBT people are now become accepted. The Pope saying that he would not judge Gay people including priests, is a major move for the Catholic church.

Russia, a “non religious” country has become so Anti-Gay that you are not allowed to say the word “gay”, in fact, they are rounding up Russian LGBT people and doing horrendous things to them. The world is responding but it’s slow going.

Mugabe wants all gay people to have their heads chopped off. Bizarre.

So while things get really really better in some places, they get really really worse in others.

I wonder, however, if the Russian/Mugabe stance is a statement against the west, rather than actually anything against LGBT people per-se. It’s like saying “we are Russian, we do not do the thing’s the USA does”.

I wish I had a huge place I could bring all these wonderful LGBT brothers and sisters from these terrible countries and make them safe. I really do. Hmmm that’s a thought.

 

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-marriage-will-lead-polygamy-warns-former-archbishop-lord-carey310513

Never in my life have I heard so much rubbish from someone supposed to be a shepherd of the sheep.

1. Polygamy is Biblical.

2. Straight Marriage actually leads to Polygamy, there is no record in the bible of Gay Polygamous relationships but there is many occurrences of Straight relationships.

I am not saying Polygamy is right or wrong but it’s a whole different discussion than gay marriage.