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Gay Rights equals a christian holocaust.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council whose bread and butter seems to be defaming gay people, sparked controversy last week when during a radio broadcast for Washington Watch he compared gay rights to the Holocaust.
The court case he was commenting on centers on a judge’s ruling that Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips unlawfully discriminated when he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, especially because Phillips had made cakes for other occasions such as pet weddings and so clearly wasn’t just catering to how he defined Christian weddings. As such, the judge ruled Phillips must serve people regardless of sexual orientation or close up shop.
Phillips, who appears to have taken his business online, has become a martyr for the Religious Right, with some calling this “slavery,” and others saying it is an example of how Christians’ rights are being “taken away.” Tony Perkins went further though. Speaking with Nicolle Martin of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), who represent Phillips, he said:
“I’m beginning to think, are re-education camps next? When are they going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians? I mean, at what point do Christians say enough is enough?”
Perkins’ non-too-subtle Holocaust reference, which isn’t an isolated incident, has earned him a raft of criticism, not least of which from the Jewish Anti-Defamation League, which in a stinging rebuke said:
“There is no comparison between contemporary American political issues and the actions of Hitler’s regime during the Holocaust. Such inappropriate analogies only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II.”
To add to the above: it also forgets the thousands of gay people who were also victims of the Holocaust and who, in the case of Germany’s laws, were then placed into prisons rather than set free after internment because they were known to be homosexual.
Perkins’ statements about reeducation camps are also supremely ironic. What Perkins fears gay people might do to Christians is precisely the kind of thing he and others on the Right like him are advocating for gay people when they back the quack practice of ex-gay therapy — which can even involve actual ex-gay camps, where men are “taught” that heterosexuality is the norm and that they need to get back in touch with the art of “manliness,” sometimes by stripping naked with one another and touching themselves in front of a mirror, to name but a few of these suspect approaches.
Just last week, the Texas GOP agreed on a party platform that not only supports ex-gay therapy for adults but opposes efforts like those in California and New Jersey that would prevent this ineffective and, anecdotal evidence says, destructive practice being tried on minors. The language reads:
Southern Poverty Law Center:
The Family Research Council (FRC) bills itself as “the leading voice for the family in our nation’s halls of power,” but its real specialty is defaming gays and lesbians. The FRC often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science. The intention is to denigrate LGBT people in its battles against same-sex marriage, hate crimes laws, anti-bullying programs and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
To make the case that the LGBT community is a threat to American society, the FRC employs a number of “policy experts” whose “research” has allowed the FRC to be extremely active politically in shaping public debate. Its research fellows and leaders often testify before Congress and appear in the mainstream media. It also works at the grassroots level, conducting outreach to pastors in an effort to “transform the culture.”
Family Research council is a hate group, a conservative think tank spreading the hate infused christian disease like a metastasizing cancer.
The implication pregnant in the OP is that because the greatest number of abusive pedophiles are men who abuse young boys, then they must be gay men who want to have sex with children. But in the absence of data, that’s an unsupportable conclusion. Gay men like to have sex with men. Men and boys don’t look or act like each other, so it is not necessarily the case that someone who is willing to “have sex with” (i.e., rape) boys also wants to have sex with men. (And indeed, AFAIK the data supports this — of pedophiles who also have sexual relationships with adults, I believe they are typically heterosexual relationships. Of course, some of this may be “cover,” like Humbert and Charlotte.)
But logic suggests that by far the most likely explanation is that pedophile males who are willing to rape children to satisfy themselves sexually will tend to have much more access to boys. Because a (male) youth pastor or scout leader or camp counselor can quite easily get himself into a position of trust which leads to unsupervised responsibility over a group of boys, but he would have almost no chance of similar access to girls. (The fact that children are less differentiated physically by gender might also mean that pedophiles are less picky about the sex of those to whom they are attracted, or at least are more willing to settle for whoever is available even if they are of the “wrong” gender.)
There are presumably studies of this stuff, but I’d expect them to be generally paltry for a number of reasons. First, they’re inevitably case studies, because obviously you can’t design an experiment where you give a pedophile access to both girls and boys and see how many of each he rapes. But more importantly child molestation is, for obvious and perhaps excusable reasons, not a subject that can be treated rationally. Pedophiles who don’t rape children (probably the vast majority of them) don’t tell anybody about it because they’d be demonized and hounded. So there’s no easy way to get an idea of how many people are attracted to children but **don’t ** act on it, whereas the pedophiles that you can identify (because they get caught) usually have incentives to shut up or to lie about their preferences and behaviors.
Conservatives keep trying to use America’s religious freedom as a way to limit everyone else’s rights.
The bill’s scope was impressive in its expansiveness: Kansans would have been able to legally refuse to provide just about any service to anyone whose relationship they dislike for religious reasons, and could have refused to provide services “related to” any relationship they dislike for religious reasons. The bill specifically enumerated adoption, foster care, counseling, social services, employment and employment benefits, as well as the general categories of “services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges”, as permissible areas for discrimination.
In other words, under the bill, any individual Kansan could have hung a “No Gays, No Lesbians, No Dogs” sign on the door of his restaurant. Any individual Kansan could have refused to hire someone, serve someone a drink, rent someone an apartment, sell someone a pair of pants or accommodate someone at a hotel if that someone is gay. Any employer could even have refused to extend insurance coverage to a gay employee’s husband or wife if he thinks same-sex marriage is wrong. Even government employees paid with everyone’s tax dollars would have had carte blanche to discriminate – social workers don’t have to work with gay couples, police officers don’t have to come to the assistance of a gay person in need.
And if a gay person discriminated against by an individual or a private business decided to sue? They would not only lose, but under this bill, they would have had to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees.
Kansas: no one’s at home
Anti-Gay Jim Crow Comes to Kansas
A new Kansas proposal would legalize discrimination against gay couples in the state, echoing one of the ugliest parts of American history.
On Wednesday, the Kansas House of Representatives took a step back to the 1890s with a shameful bill that borrows from Jim Crow to legalize discrimination against gay couples. Approved by a vote of 72 to 49, House Bill No. 2453 would allow businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious beliefs. The law specifies businesses with “public accommodations,” but—in effect—that covers almost everything.
What does this mean in the real world? If you and your partner want to go buy groceries, but the owner—or manager—doesn’t “agree” with your relationship, they can refuse you service. If you want to go the movies, and the owner decides she’s uncomfortable—she can kick you out. Hotels can deny entry, gyms can deny access, and restaurants can eject you without consequence.
Obviously, some gay couples will want to sue. But under the law, anyone who turns away a gay couple is immune to a civil suit. What’s more, the couple will have to pay their opponents attorney’s fees.
Kansas, the epicenter of sexual dysfunction
The United States of Greed, Shallowness and Hypocrisy
Michael Sam might find a less warm welcome from at least some NFL players.
NEWS REPORT: Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma recently talked about the prospect of a gay teammate.
JONATHAN VILMA: Imagine if he’s the guy next to me, and you know, I get dressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me. How am I supposed to respond?
What…? You know, it’s so weird how some guys just assume that they’re so irresistible to gay guys. “I mean, I guess what I’m saying is how can he not be attracted to me? I mean, I guess I’m saying I’m the total package. I’m ripped, my ass is as tight as two snare drums, I mean, all I’m saying is if you were gay, and you were in the shower with me, could you resist? I couldn’t resist. I mean, to be quite frank with you, it’s all I can do to stop from jacking off right here looking at myself. I mean, it’s all, I’m unbelievable. I’m a beautiful, beautiful man.”
Johnathan Wilma Seeks Admirers…Any Admirers…
I thought I heard a Pin Drop…
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"Unfortunately the homosexuals have ruined my marriage," Rick Santorum explained to reporter Bruce Nolan. "Every year more and more of them get married, and every year the relationship with my wife gets worse.
"Ever since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, we’ve been sleeping in separate rooms. It’s like I don’t even know who she is anymore. This is what the gays want: to destroy the institution of marriage. We won’t be the last."
Rick Santorum, stuck in an exit less closet illustrates the length some people (Republicans and god clods) will go to avoid their own sexual orientation.
In his first gubernatorial debate against Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinellii II (R) admitted Saturday that his extreme anti-LGBT views have not changed. While reaffirming his extreme earlier comments about what he termed “the personal challenge of homosexuality,” he suggested that he would create an economically positive environment that would help LGBT Virginians.
McAuliffe repeatedly attacked Cuccinelli throughout the Virginia Bar Association debate in Hot Springs, VA for his record of demonizing science, women’s health, and LGBT people. Twice, McAuliffe noted that Cuccinelli had called LGBT Virginians “soulless” and “self-destructive” and that his attempts to rescind non-discrimination protections have hurt Virginia’s business climate.
Cuccinelli is a pitiful human being and a sorry excuse for public office. Can’t we do better than the Republican party?
Alex Jones Comes Out…In a Way That Only Alex Jones Could
Long before the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones was warning his viewers that the government was turning people gay by putting chemicals in their juice boxes, water bottles, and potato chip bags that feminized men.
Stephen Colbert never seems to be in favor of social change, especially when it goes against his die-hard political views. Neil Patrick Harris may just be the kryptonite to Stephen Colbert’s unbridled “homophobia.”
The Force, It Is Strong in This One.
The reason for the trees, the breeze, the summer sun all life on earth, millions of years of evolution, the one purpose is so that we can…love.
From the land that gave us a drunken cretin for president:
Carolyn Compton is in a relationship with Page Price. They live together in Texas, as many unmarried couples do throughout the country. Compton has custody of children from a previous marriage. But after nearly three years together, a judge is forcing Page to move out.
Judge John Roach Jr., a Republican who presides over the 296th District Court, enforced the “morality clause” in Compton’s divorce papers on Tuesday, May 7. Under the clause, someone who has a “dating or intimate relationship” with the person or is not related “by blood or marriage” is not allowed after 9 p.m. when the children are present. Price was given 30 days to move out of the home because the children live with the couple.
Texas, if you’ll remember, is not one of the 12 U.S. states (plus DC) that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry.
So what this judge and the state of Texas are saying to gay men and lesbians is, hey, you can’t get married and if you have kids we’re going to make it super hard to live with your partner!
To add insult to injury, the Dallas Voice reports that Compton’s ex was charged with third-degree felony stalking, but pled guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing. Price added that the ex rarely sees the children. Sounds like a super great parent. But I guess that’s better than lesbians living together. Because GROSS.
Maybe Texas should secede to the days when jesus rode dinosaurs?
Some divine excerpts: “Eve, a woman, wanted to learn and the celibate god, who evidently had a penis but was destined to the hell of never using it except on his hand, said no. Eve, hilariously told god, the male folks imaginary friend, to go fuck himself (who else could he fuck - no goddesses), and Eve decided to learn anyway. Adam, Eve’s boyfriend and a devout coward, who by the way had a penis like the god fucker, did not have Eve’s back. And ever since Adam pissed himself, men have been known as cowards who blame those, whose genitals are not represented by a made up christian deity, for everyone’s problems forever.”
My Christian Parents Try to Pray the Gay Away, While Beating Their Meat (It Hasn’t Worked).
Religion spawns sexual dysfunction, swear to god!