A fair question for gay activists: Did gay activism play a role in the murder of Lawrence King?
Dr. Michael Brown | One News Now | Sept. 9, 2011
. . After all, it is gay activists who constantly remind us that LGBT kids are bullied and even beaten up at school. They tell us how dangerous the school environment is for kids who identify as LGBT, and yet at the same time, they praise kids like Larry for coming out at 10. They even want more Gay Straight Alliances in our middle schools, where pre-teens can declare their gay identity to their peers and faculty advisors without their parents’ knowledge. Why? So they can become targets of hatred and potential violence?
The National Black Pro-life Coalition announce a billboard campaign. What, you already knew? Yeah yeah, they’re the Steven Spielbergs of abortion politics. You can look forward to a Summer full of this:
Hell, they couldn’t do any better than that? Not one UFO.
Pretty lame. Go on and tie abortion to anything Black-related. Try to make it as cliche as possible. Abortion will deny you the job you wanted. Abortion only appreciates you when you play football. Abortion crept up on Richard Dreyfus at a railroad crossing, then burned his face.
I’m thinking you newfangled right-wingers could use some pointers. Try this, loozers. It’s the ‘Black Atheists of Atlanta.’ This is how you pretend to be a hip Black person while being a hideous, right-wing jerk:
Call your hateful nature a treasured component of African American culture. Call being gay a ‘sex style.’ Tell people it violates ‘The Law of Reproduction,’ blame it on the Europeans. Sodomy is what white wrestlers do in their leisure time. See you next time on Jerry Fallwell’s Black Brainfarts of Atlanta, toodles!
Bradlee Dean is a heavy metal drummer and founder of YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE INTERNATIONAL Christian ministry (his caps). He sums up his musical glories on his website:
Bradlee Dean is also drummer for the second-best unsigned band in the nation called JUNKYARD PROPHET, whose music videos have reached 111 million households four times over internationally and debuted on JCTV as 3rd in the United States . . Bradlee is endorsed by world-class companies such as Sonor, Buttkickers, Beatnik (including his own signature drum pad), Hornet Drumsticks (including his own signature sticks), and Soultone Cymbals.
The magazine Heaven’s Metal voted Junkyard Prophet #2 in the awesome year of 1996. So Bradlee is the real and lingering thing.
He’s argued that homosexuality is not only immoral, but actually a federal crime. When President Obama nominated Sharon Lubinski, who is openly gay, to be a US Marshal in 2010, Dean argued that Obama had acted illegally because “homosexuality is against the law in the United States” . .
On his radio show, he’s alleged that gays were responsible for the Holocaust, and that gay men will, on average, molest 117 people “before they’re found out.” He’s also suggested that extremist Muslims who call for the execution of American gays are morally justified. “If America won’t enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that,” Dean explained. “[Homosexuals] play the victim when they are, in fact, the predator.” He has since clarified that he does not support executing gays, and that his remarks were intended as a brotherly warning to gays to change their ways.
Maybe that’s why the Republican fools in the Minnesota House of Representatives invited Pastor Pony Tail to begin their session with a prayer mere days or hours before offering to amend their constitution to outlaw gay marriage. The track-suited Bradlee delivered a corker, calling President Obama a Jesus hater (2:45):
Once Dean finished, Rep. Terry Morrow, DFL-St. Peter, rose to say that the expected hope of peace in the daily prayer had been “crushed by a single person’s words.”
Decorum on the floor broke so badly that [House Speaker Kurt] Zellers hit a session reset button. He asked the regular House chaplain, the Rev. Grady St. Dennis, to pray, then called for another Pledge of Allegiance and another attendance vote.
From the lowly members’ well in the House, a stricken Zellers addressed his fellow House members. “That type of person will never, ever be allowed on the House floor again,” he pledged.
In a separate statement, Zellers said of Dean, “I take responsibility for this mistake. … I denounce him, his actions and his words. He does not represent my values or the values of this state.” Zellers is a cosponsor of the marriage amendment.
So now — the ‘no gay marriage’ thing?
Friday’s bombshell arrived just as legislators were prepping for a vote to put the amendment question on the 2012 ballot. While the vote had once seemed a certainty for this session, by Friday afternoon it was in serious doubt.
“We never said whether we are going to take it up or not,” said Zellers, R-Maple Grove. Pressed on the timing of the vote, Zellers said: “At this point, I don’t [know] and I’m not prepared to say.” Zellers later said he still believes he has the votes to pass the amendment.
The Minnesota Family Council, advocates of the amendment, sent out an evening e-mail to its members, asking them to turn out at the State Capitol to apply pressure. The Legislature must adjourn its regular session by Monday at midnight.
I suppose it had to happen. Some Christian ass would take it upon himself to counterattack the potent, heartfelt “It Gets Better” video series that speaks to the difficulties of growing up gay in America.
Dan Savage’s project urges gays who have made the painful, difficult transition to open adulthood to talk about it:
Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.
It’s a great message: though hopelessness is what many gay teens feel, they don’t have to accept it. ‘Your life can and will get better.’
Some folks, though, didn’t appreciate the noble effort. For Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (really?), this message needed knocking down. So he defames all of homosexuality and homosexuals in this horrible, horrible video:
The ‘scholarship’ here is pathetic. Gary says the homos are a sickly bunch, like AIDS is a gay disease — just look at what the CDC says. Except the report he uses looks at epidemiology only in the United States where probably half of the cases are transmitted through homosexual sex. Outside the U.S., the majority of cases are transmitted through heterosexual sex. So the larger truth is it’s the straights, like Gary Cass, who are the sickly ones.
Meanwhile, in an accompanying post, Gary would remind you gay parenting is infectious, too:
It is a lie that homosexual parenting is harmless to children. (Source: “Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids,” AOL News, October 17, 2010)
. . so Cass is a thoroughly stupid, insulting person.
PrideSource: The original version of the cartoon, which included the gay-bashing response of “AIDS,” was rejected by the paper. Both versions were posted on a blog presumably run by the cartoonist, but were taken down on Jan. 14.
After receiving so much negative attention, starting with the LGBT communities, The Observer apologized. They didn’t, however, do it by making any of the students who staff the paper or who made the crucial decisions say they were sorry, but by getting one of their Sociology Professors to post an Op-ed.
The two latest online responses:
Fri Jan 15 2010 18:04
Your school is an example of precisely what is wrong with the Catholic church. You have lost your way; instead of expressing compassion for the oppressed and the poor, you endorse gay bashing. Instead of building homeless shelters and hospitals, you blow the money on exotic cathedrals and the Vatican. Instead of working to end war, you work to obstruct civil rights.
If God is love, then your church has no God, because all you preach is Hate.
You are an offense to God.
Fri Jan 15 2010 13:56
It takes a GUEST op ed to get this one right?
Editors: Resign. That would have been the only plausible result if the cartoon had, for example, made a joke about lynching a racial minority. Why is a baseball bat to the head of a gay person less worthy of swift justice here?