In the event you didn’t know that those who fight against our rights are usually the most vocal about gay sex – it seems that it is all they can think about. Case in point: Mike Frey presented his case against marriage equality today in the Minnesota house, explaining AIDS and the skin lesions that accompanied it in the 80′s will be back as a “health risk to the society at large” if marriage equality is permitted.
His rant is full of inaccuracies and lies that it is almost comical – until you realize that he is probably quite passionate about AIDS lesions.
These wingnuts must be close to running out of metaphors by now. Ted FlandersJoseph Farah reminds his flock that marriage equality is as radical as sacrificing a child:
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah is pleased with CPAC’s decision to banGOProud, a gay Republican group, but thinks that the event’s organizers should go even further and bar any supporter of marriage equality as well. Farah argues that commentator S.E. Cupp, who bowed out of the summit to protest GOProud’s exclusion, shouldn’t have been invited in the first place. According to Farah, no one can be conservative and favor same-sex marriage, which he calls “one of the most radical ideas considered since child sacrifice.”
“I love you. I neither judge you nor condemn you. I accept you and I would die for you. But you are not ‘gay.’ Yes, you may be physically attracted to people of the same sex, but how you act on those attractions is entirely your choice. Who you are – your identity – is not defined by your sexual feelings, temptations or behaviors. The difference between who you are and what you feel or do is as the difference between night and day. Here is who you are: You are a wonderful, beautiful, precious human being created in the image and likeness of the one righteous and Holy God of the universe. You are priceless. But you are flawed – you are a sinner. Homosexual behavior is always wrong – demonstrably and absolutely wrong. Period.
That is to say, yes; unrepentant homosexual behavior is disobedience to God. If we rebel against God and refuse to repent and ask His forgiveness, then we have chosen our own fate – we have chosen to disqualify ourselves from heaven.
We have chosen hell.”
Thanks, Matt, for those encouraging words to all the gay youth facing daily intimidation and bullying. It will really help to tell them they are ‘flawed.’ Good job.
In case you missed SNL this weekend, the show kind of went back to its 1970s roots with a controversial mock commercial called ‘Djesus Uncrossed.’ A spoof of ‘Django Unchained,’ the video is putting the religious right into chaos:
The skit played on many of the familiar tropes of Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” and featured “SNL” host and Tarantino regular Christoph Waltz portraying Christ. In the video, Christ is depicted with a crown of thorns and cross strapped to his back, seeking revenge on the Roman soldiers and officials who tried and executed him.
Nance said the show “stooped to a new low.”
“Unfortunately, they crossed the Rubicon from the clever, irreverent show of my youth to a stagnant, predictable troupe that often relies on shock to make up for a gross lack of creativity. Too bad,” Nance said. “What they fail to recognize is that Christians can laugh at ourselves — and do so often — when the joke is funny. But SNL’s treatment of us and others in recent years is meant to degrade and taunt.”
Nance also objected to the decision to air the skit during Lent, saying producers went “out of their way to mock Jesus Christ and Christianity during our most important religious season.”
The group, which promotes Biblical vaclues and familiy traditions and counts half a million members nationwide, went on to urge members to complain to the show’s advertisers.
“The First Amendment protects their right to offend, and it also protects our right to complain to NBC and the advertisers that sponsor SNL,” Nance said. “Funny how that works both ways.”
Other groups, including One Million Moms and Family Research Council, also got into their own tizzies with OMM calling for boycotts of the show’s sponsors (we know how well that has worked before) and the FRC calling the SNL video “a violent and gory mocking of Jesus.”
These people mock LGBTs all the time, so the word’s smallest violin is playing for them.
The HuffPo video reminds us of one salient point in the national debate over homosexuality: “gay” guys like to see other men nude, and lesbians like to see women nude. Thus, the perversion of homosexuality turns seemingly “safe” places like gym showers, dorms and collective military showers into potential leering zones for those beset with aberrant sexual desires. (At many colleges, students are forbidden under “nondiscrimination” codes from demanding a new roommate because they don’t want to room with a homosexual.) Thus the privacy of sexually normal people is violated.
And men don’t like to see women nude, I guess. Sexually normal? I’m glad that Porno Pete hopefully has a 3-day weekend to enjoy his porn and butt plugs.
For the most part, McEwen has received much positive feedback for How They See Us. But as with all projects, there were a few complaints. Two complaints bothered McEwen tremendously.
“Some people got angry because I didn’t launch a wholesale attack on Christianity and religion in general,” he said. “The goal of this booklet was not to bash religion. I would never want to bash anyone’s religious beliefs.”
And the other criticism really alarmed McEwen because it had a lot to do with what he calls laziness and apathy.
“Some felt that my booklet was a waste of time,” McEwen said. “They felt the anti-gay groups and the people mentioned should be ignored and thus they will go away. That’s a serious problem in our community. We deliberately underestimate the reach and power of religious right groups and then get angry when these groups demonstrate that reach and power. Then we think that raising hell and complaining about being ‘second-class citizens’ will get us over. We refuse to be proactive rather than reactive. We rarely study these groups and we rarely prepare to combat their lies before they come out.”
McEwen blames this on a tendency of members of the gay community to run away from debating anti-gay propaganda. He said it bothers him whenever an anti-gay spokesperson is featured on a news program and his fellow lgbts get angry, not because the spokesman is allowed to repeat the propaganda unchallenged, but that he or she is allowed to speak at all.
Well, Alvin – feel free to debate anti-gay propaganda here at DanNation. We have an interested audience. And now, here’s the book:
Every day, we hear more of these closeted religious leaders comparing members of the LGBT community to the worse people in society; we get blamed for everything from mass shootings to weather anomalies; and, every right we have is challenged and often defeated. So, why should today be any different?
Anti-gay Pastor David Beuhner of Christ the King Church in Larkspur, Colo., has called for discrimination against the LGBT community as Colorado lawmakers revisit same-sex civil unions in this legislative session:
“If we embrace homosexuality, we’ll destroy society, we’ll destroy families, we’ll destroy everything. It’s not just that God hates homosexuals, there’s a reason why he hates it. If you break natural laws– you say you don’t believe in gravity, you jump off a building, you’re gonna die,” he said.
Beuhner is not only decrying the efforts of lawmakers and advocates for same-sex civil unions in the state, he is also calling for discrimination against gays.
“The word of god is quite clear. He’s destroyed every culture that has embraced homosexuality. The sin is similar to that of cannibalism and child molestation in the sense that it’s a sin against society,” Beuhner said. “I’m calling for discrimination against adulterers, rapists, murderers, homosexuals. Yes, we must discriminate as a society.”
After a while, I tune these claims out – and almost find them comedic. Unfortunately, it is this rhetoric that leads to increasing violence against gays. And there’s no comedy in that.
The “War on Christmas” has arrived and the 700 Club is doing all it can to stoke fears that Christmas may cease to exist. Host Pat Robertson warned that “the Grinch is trying to steal our holiday” as “miserable” atheists “want to steal your holiday away from you” simply because they can’t stand the joy of Christmas. “Atheists don’t like our happiness, they don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be miserable,” he said. “They’re miserable so they want you to be miserable.”
He’s right. I have been miserable and thank god I will continue to be!
Homosexuals have been walking around naked in San Francisco with increasing regularity, and tomorrow lawmakers will rule on whether to adopt an ordinance that would make public nudity illegal. There is a caveat: because gay pride is inseparable from genital liberation, the law being considered would still allow these men to go naked at the annual gay pride parade, and at the Folsom Street Fair; the latter event is marked by naked homosexuals who whip each other in the street. Jolly for them, they will still be allowed to torture themselves in public even if the law is passed. Such is the state of American culture in 2012, California-style.”
OK. So I’m a California-style miserable atheist who is for genital freedom. And I like to get whipped on the street. Does that make me a potential leader of the Catholic League?
Lisa Biron, a Manchester, NH lawyer, took a teenage girl to Canada, had her engage in sexual activity and convinced her to let it be filmed, according to federal indictments. FBI agents swiftly arrested Lisa Biron yesterday morning as she awaited a hearing on child pornography charges at Manchester’s district court.
Yes, genital freedom. Wing nuts think about it constantly.
In June, I posted about coupleTom Privitere and Brian Edwards when their engagement photo was stolen in used by the anti-gay organization Public Advocate of the United States (a Virginia-based group led by homophobe Eugene Delgaudio) in an anti-marriage equality campaign in Colorado.
Today, the couple (and photographer Kristina Hill) filed a lawsuit against the group.
This isn’t the first time one of these groups have co-opted our real relationships for their political gain. Peter LaBarbera and his organization stole Jeremy Hooper’s wedding photo to use in its own anti-gay campaign.
It’s one thing to deny our rights. It’s quite another to steal our lives against us. But it’s all about “religious liberties,” don’t you know?