I have taglined my blog 3.0 as “Chicken Soup for the Gay Soul.” As we know, chicken soup is a mix of vegetables, dill, noodles and, of course, chicken. As we see in our day-to-day fight for LGBT rights, the world is a mix of crazy, hate, extreme and, of course, progress. Chicken soup, in a way. But, without the restorative effects of a bowl of soup when one is sick.
So, here’s today’s mix of crazy, extreme, hate, and progress stew for this 22nd day of January, 2015.
Right Wing Watch: “Anti-LGBT Activist Attacks Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Parenting”
First, Mike Huckabee attacks the Obamas for allowing their teenage daughters listen to Beyonce. Today, Porno Pete chimes in on the iconic Hollywood couple’s respect for their transgender son:
Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is furious that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have supported their firstborn’s desire to be called John, claiming their decision is the latest in a string of “destructive ideas” from the LGBT rights movement that “are ruining people’s lives.”
LaBarbera told conservative talk show host Janet Mefferd earlier this week that it’s LGBT rights advocates, not the Religious Right, who should apologize to gay and transgender people.
He also takes a swing at that lovely former Kardashian, Bruce Jenner:
Then we learn that Bruce Jenner, the Olympic decathlete, this stud athlete, looks like he’s transitioning to become a woman. In other words, ideas have consequences. We’re all sick of this all-gay, all-the-time promotion, and now this transgender confusion revolution. We’re all sick of it but it has consequences. I actually witnessed a 20-something girl who wanted to be a man who had her healthy breasts removed by a surgeon, I’ve seen that in person. These destructive ideas are ruining people’s lives and yet all we hear is constantly this guilt being foisted on us by the homosexual and the transgender lobby. We’re the ones who are supposed to feelguilty. Why don’t they feel guilty when a young healthy female has her healthy breasts removed to become so-called a trans man? I don’t see the homosexual lobby and the transgender lobby apologizing for that incredibly disgusting and dangerous thing. It’s just a sad, tragic thing happening to these young people.
How many times can you say “breasts” in a radio interview?
Joe.My.God: “AFA Launches One Million Dads”
From the new hate group’s mission statement:
One Million Dads is an online project of the American Family Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, conservative, pro-family organization based in Tupelo, Mississippi. AFA has been in existence for over 35 years and is a well-respected member of the pro-life and pro-family community. AFA exists to motivate and equip citizens to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth. The mission of One Million Dads, is the mission of Ezekiel 37. The men of the church have long been asleep. We have relinquished our God given position of leadership. Not to subjugate our families, but to lead them with the loving hand of Christ. Our hope is to wake up the fearsome wonder that is the mighty man of God and restore him to his role as leader, teacher, counselor, and then thereby change the world we live in for the better.
Because gray-haired white guys need one more “fraternity.”
Huffington Post: “New Poll Shows Rocky Road To White House For Any Anti-Gay Republican”
And, that’s another day.