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Holy shit! Listen to this voice mail that was left to Dan Koller of D Magazine by Dallas city council candidate Richard Sheridan (shown above) about one of his opponents, who is gay.
No surprise, he’s a conservative Christian.
According to Robert Sobel of Examiner, “…18-year-old Jacob King received 77 votes, 49 more than Sheridan’s 28 votes, which landed him in fourth place in the election held this past Tuesday. The “gay” opponent, Leland Burk finished second to Jennifer Staubach Gates.”
There’s not really much else I can say about it. Just listen to it. Please, put your headphones in if you have children around or people who are easily offended.
As D Magazine put it, when you listen to this, you “may need a shower afterwards.”
I just posted about the gang rape of an Australian woman who was then imprisoned by the United Arab Emirates…for being raped. That is a horrible injustice and a disgusting story.
This next story is disgusting and terrible, but still not as disgusting as the aforementioned rape story.
Matthew Barber, who’ve I’ve talked about before and his hatred for gays and science, seems to have a recurring theme of tweeting out some of the most homophobic things you could possibly find, such as comparing NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out as gay to that of someone who has incestuous relationships coming out in a major league sport.
Barber is a lawyer from the Liberty Counsel, which is a right wing public interest law firm and ministry that’s purpose is to advance “religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the [traditional] family,” so it’s of no real surprise when he does this stuff.
As Right Wing Watch put it, Matthew Barber is “one of the most nasty and mean-spirited figures of the Religious Right.” I’m sure he would take that as a compliment though.
Just yesterday, he tweeted out a political cartoon of a young Boy Scout being lured into having sex with an effeminate looking Scout leader.
He’s obviously implying that if the Boy Scouts were to change their policy and allow in gay Scout leaders, the Scout leaders will use their position to sexually abuse and exploit the children under their supervision.
Here’s a nice database by the LA Times of 1,200 cases of sexual abuse already happening in the Boy Scouts of America, most of which the BSA tried to cover up. They’re essentially the Catholic church now.
If they didn’t want gays in their organisation, would they not publicize that these cases are happening, granting the premise that they are all indeed being committed by gay men, to get the American public behind them in keeping their ban?
Of course not, because they’re not being committed by gay men. They’re being committed by pedophiles, which have nothing in common. They have about as much in common as pedophiles have with straight men.
In case anyone was wondering if gay men actually are pedophiles or a threat to children, here’s the proof that they aren’t.
From the front page of LGBTQ Nation, Minnesota has legalized same-sex marriage! Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill less than 24 hours after the Minnesota Senate approved the measure in a 39-30 vote.
The bill was signed in an outdoor ceremony with supporters in front of the state capitol cheering on the governor. Estimates put their numbers at around 6000 or so.
In the span of less than two weeks, three states have legalized same-sex marriage, them being Delaware, Rhode Island, and now Minnesota. Minnesota’s law would go into effect on August 1st, giving plenty of gay couples the time to plan for their wedding ceremonies.
We can only imagine how much Rep. Michele Bachmann is freaking out right now.
She is one of those women that is so adamantly anti-gay that she just might actually leave the state of Minnesota, as was claimed in many satirical sites. I don’t know though, obviously. It’s just fun to think about how Michele Bachmann would react to this kind of news.
I imagine much of her concern will be that her husband, who is obviously not gay, will leave her for another man, because that’s what gay marriage does. It destroys the healthy marriages of god-fearing people and causes them to turn to shameful lusts and away from God.
I really want to know how a state that can legalize gay marriage can also elect a person like Michele Bachmann. That boggles my mind. Then I remember what gerry-mandering is.
Bryan Fischer, host of American Family Radio, has outdone himself this time. I never thought that this man could get any more stupid and absurd with the stuff that he spouts off on a daily basis.
On the Tuesday broadcast of the show, Fischer said that “anytime a homosexual exercises any sort of selectivity at all when it comes to intimate matters, he is proving that it is a matter of choice. Nobody is compelled to follow those impulses.”
Yes, because gay people are not going out and having sex with literally every other gay person out there, then that is proof that being gay is a choice. Who knew?!
Mind = blown!
If being gay is a choice, because gay people are exercising “selectivity” in “intimate matters,” then being straight must also be a choice, because straight people also partake in selectivity. This means that straight people have those same urges for those of the same sex, but they choose to ignore them so they don’t make Baby Jesus cry.
Bryan Fischer is choosing to be straight, therefore, by his own logic, he is choosing to ignore “those impulses” and desires he may have for other men. When Bryan Fischer comes out of the closet, I don’t think many people will be surprised, other than his flock of sheeple that listen to him and actually take him seriously.
Warning: Disturbing Images!
This is one of those stories that makes me hate the world in which I live.
According to Gay Star News:
Three ‘gay and effeminate’ teens have died after being starved, tortured and killed at a camp that promised to turn them into ‘men’.
Here’s a picture of Raymond Buys, one of the boys who died, just ten weeks after being “signed up” for the Echo Wild Game Rangers camp in South Africa (would anyone have honestly been surprised if it had been in the US?) by his parents who, according to his mother, wanted to “make him a better man.”
In hospital, Buys was severely malnourished, dehydrated, his arm was broken in two places and there were burns and wounds all over his body. He lay in intensive care for four weeks until he died.
Raymond Buys, according to a tent mate of his, was “chained to his bed every night, was refused permission to visit the toilet and on one occasion was forced to eat his own faeces. He also said he would be beaten with planks, hosepipes and sticks when he failed to carry out manual labor tasks. Oostuizen alleged further he saw De Koker tied Buys to a chair naked with his head covered in a pillowcase, and would electrocute him with a stun gun.”
I know there are many people out there blaming religion for this. For example, JT Eberhard wrote in his blog about this and said, “Take away our religions and their arbitrary fear and loathing of other people’s sex lives, and this type of thing never happens.”
Gender activist Melanie Nathan has said the three young men were all perceived as ‘gay and clearly effeminate’. In reference to ‘gay conversion camps’, Nathan writes: ‘With a little bit of digging [into the story], the gay reparative undertones start to emerge.’
This is the danger of gender stereotypes, not religion, per se. Men are told to be these macho, muscular meatheads. This would not have happened if we didn’t live in a world that was so heteronormatively minded and outwardly homophobic.
Yes, religion probably does play a big role in this kind of mentality, but it is not relinquished when religious beliefs are. There are many heteronormative atheists and nonreligious people, even if it might not be their fault. There are many atheists who want to intrude on the sex lives and private businesses of other people. There are many misogynistic atheists. There are also many homophobic, racist, and just downright terrible people who are atheists.
I do not think that religion was the only cause though. Communist regimes were highly homophobic and persecuted the LGBT with the same kind of fervor that Christian and Muslim theocracies have.
The silver lining in this disgusting story is that the people behind it are being brought up on charges.
And now, the course ‘general’ Alex De Koker, 49, and employee Michael Erasmus, 20, are on trial for charges of murder, child abuse and neglect, along with two cases of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm in relation to Buys’ death.
I can only hope that we progress as a species to no longer see gender, sex, sexual orientation or identity, race, colour, ethnicity, or any thing of the sort that do nothing but divide us. If not blind, at least learn how to treat others equally and greatly.
A Facebook page called LGBT Libertarians recently posted this photo in response to the Supreme Court listening to oral arguments in the Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of California, and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which does not allow for federal recognition of any marriages that are not between one man and one woman, cases.
This is what they had to say:
I do NOT support “marriage equality” and neither should you and I’ll tell you why. “I support Marriage Equality” is just a euphemism for, “I believe the state is the proper authority on who can and cannot get married, so as such I believe the state should approve gay marriage”. I say FUCK THIS. Everyone no matter if you’re black, white, transgendered, queer, asexual, heterosexual, polyamorous, or monogamous has the RIGHT to enter into whatever legal arrangement he/she wants to with anyone else via voluntary private contracts.
So in conclusion don’t ASK the State to recognize Gay Marriage, rather DEMAND that it stay out of the institution of marriage altogether!
I agree with the part of the sentiment that the government shouldn’t have a say on which marriages it recognizes, but my contention is with the claim that the government should stay completely out of marriage.
There are many legal benefits that come with marriage, including, and probably most importantly, the right of attorney. If the state doesn’t recognise any marriage or union, who is to say that the person(s) you are with have the right to say to the doctors, “Pull the plug” or “I want them to get this procedure,” etc.?
Concerned Women for America: Supporting gay rights will lead to discrimination towards heterosexuals
I don’t like Starbucks. I don’t like coffee, in general really. I don’t like the smell, the taste, nor the sight of coffee. Starbucks is like the epitome of everything I hate. Overpriced shit.
Concerned Women for America seems to agree with me. Yesterday, CWA’s Chelsen Vicari wrote on their blog about how Starbuck’s policy of non-discrimination towards LGBT people will lead to discrimination towards heterosexuals and conservatives.
What’s next, Starbucks? Two separate drinking fountains for liberals and conservatives or “now hiring” signs reading, “Heterosexuals Need Not Apply”?
She cites a Gallup poll that shows that 40% of Americans identify as conservatives while only 21% of Americans identify as liberals and less than 2% of Americans identify as gay. This is supposed to scare Starbucks, I guess, since they might lose business.
Well, good. Starbucks should lose business.
I fucking hate seeing Starbucks every-fucking-where I turn. I hate people and their pretentious behaviour while they hold a Starbucks cup, as if that somehow makes them sophisticated intellectuals with valuable opinions.
I’m not a homophobe (obviously), but I support Concerned Women for America and their campaign to end Starbucks!
Bring it down!
Recently, I wrote about Republican Senator Rob Portman coming out in support for same-sex marriage, and the hate that he had received from some on the religious right, such as Joseph Farah of WND, who compared gay people to serial killers.
Well, it seems that Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality has something to say about this as well.
LaBarbera says that the Republican Party is trying to “out-gay” Democrats in “pandering to a Sin movement.” He also says (emphasis mine):
Here is a dose of Politically Incorrect truth: homosexual behavior is sinful (read: always wrong in the eyes of God), unnatural, destructive and yet – thankfully – changeable. To become homosexual-affirming because someone you love announces he or she is homosexual is the antithesis of “tough love.” It’s like telling a loved one who is has a drug problem: “I love you so much that I’m going to send you a five ounces of cocaine every month, because that’s how much I care.”
Yes, we should treat gay family members as drug addicts, because, obviously, homosexuality is just as harmful as a drug addiction. Obviously. We should have interventions and send them off to rehab, because homosexuality is just like shooting heroin or snorting coke.
Was I sarcastic enough there? I don’t know. It’s hard for me to not resort to sarcasm, as it helps prevent my brain from exploding when exposed to such idiotic bigotry.
And it’s not just “wrong in the eyes of God.” According to many Bible verse, Old and New Testament, God wants us to kill gay people. Are you not a God-fearing man, LaBarbera? Why doesn’t your movement of conservative Christians just start criminalising homosexuality and start stoning gay people?
Here are just some of my favourite parts of LaBarbera’s piece (emphasis mine):
In the midst of the CPAC gathering, news broke that Sen. Portman had flip-flopped on homosexual “marriage” because his 21-year-old son Will is a homosexual. Thus Portman succumbed to the emotionalism and illogic that dominate post-Christian America. Employing some awful theology, he kicked God to the curb — as is becoming habit in a land that increasingly mocks its own national motto, “In God We Trust.”
Portman’s tragic defection and moral weakness play right into the Left’s ubiquitous narrative that same-sex “marriage” is unstoppable. Don’t buy it. In politics and life, only death and taxes are inevitable. Remember that radical feminists used to say that the abortion debate was “settled”; now they’re losing that cultural battle for hearts and minds.
I love how he keeps putting quotes around “marriage,” as if that automatically makes it not a marriage.
The fact is, the “gay” movement is propped up by the media — most of whom are liberal Democrats who could care less about God’s moral law and historic Judeo-Christian teaching on sex and marriage. As de facto cheerleaders for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) agenda, the media these days are giddy with excitement. They love nothing more than a conservative or a Republican who, like Portman, sells out on social issues.
The media is only as liberal as the conservatives who own them.
Here’s how the Homosexual-Media Complex works: “mainstream news” outlets incessantly promote homosexuality and gender confusion (think Piers Morgan’s fawning CNN interviews with “Chaz” Bono). Meanwhile, they downplay or ignore inconvenient truths like the many ex-“gay” men and former lesbians who have left homosexuality behind.
You apparently downplay or ignore the inconvenient truth that those “ex-gay” men and women did not leave homosexuality behind, only homosexual behaviour, and even that is highly questionable. The only reason these people have “left homosexuality behind” is because of bigots like you that make them think falsehoods about themselves by making them feel guilty and ashamed of behaviour that is not harmful to anyone, let alone you.
However, “ex-gay therapy” is harmful. It is harming people. You are harming people, because your religion dictates that you should, because you care more about some god than about your fellow man.
You don’t want to save these people from some eternity of punishment. You don’t want to see them “changed,” because you have their best interests at heart. You’re just a bigot. You just don’t like gay people.
It is the height of folly to dumb down conservatism and jettison the wholesome dictates of the Bible and Christianity because the “Glee” Generation has a new idea about sodomy. Instead, principled conservatives need to fight back against politically correct shibboleths and bravely stay the course; defend transcendent Truth against modern, secularist lies; affirm marriage (one-man, one-woman) and virtuous morality for everyone; and return to reason and the biblical idealism of yesteryear.
He wants to return to the “biblical idealism of yesteryear.” That “idealism” involved the stoning of gay people (and of atheists and many others). Should we return to that?
In other words, we conservatives and people of faith need to stare down LGBT intimidation, scoff at Political Correctness, and defy the corrupt media’s relentless propaganda redefining evil as good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20). We must stop being lazy and instead do intellectual battle against a Nature- and God-defying sin movement that strives desperately to transform a human wrong into a “civil right.”
Onward, Christian (and conservative) Soldiers.
That last sentence was not my emphasis.
A few days ago, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) reversed his previous stance and has chosen to support marriage equality, two yeas after his own son came out as gay.
In an interview with the Columbus Dispatch, Portman said, “It allowed me to think about this issue from a new perspective and that’s as a dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister have.”
It is great that more prominent politicians, especially Republicans, are coming out (no pun intended) in favour of same-sex marriage and have regretted their decision to support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1997, including President Bill Clinton, who signed it into law.
The thing that is so notable about this is the reaction from the right.
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah just released a piece titled, “Be glad Portman’s son isn’t a serial killer.”
It’s as bad as it sounds.
He starts the article off with a Bible verse, Psalm 11:3, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”
After revealing the obvious that Senator Portman’s son is gay, Farah writes (emphasis mine), “I guess we should all be grateful Rob Portman’s son didn’t choose to become a polygamist or a serial killer.”
He then rambles on about morality and sums it up nicely in this statement, “Few are willing to say it anymore, but I will: Morality is determined by God, not men.”
Probably the best part of the article is this gem (emphasis mine):
Portman’s statement about two people making a lifetime commitment to love and care for each other is very touching. But it’s not what marriage is about. People make such commitments all the time. Parents make lifetime commitments to love and care for their disabled children. They don’t generally marry them. Siblings sometimes do the same thing. I trust Portman is not advocating incestual relations as next on his list of reflective changes in the law.
Double whammy. Slippery slope and strawman!
He then goes on for a while about how polygamy is on the rise and how it is higher in demand that same-sex marriage.
After that, Farah says this:
…Portman is the vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee whose sole job is to raise money for Republican Senate candidates in 2014. How would you like to be an anti-establishment Republican Senate candidate who affirms that holy matrimony is an institution created by God in the Garden of Eden with Rob Portman doling out money to Republican Senate candidates? This is one more very important reason not to send a dime to the NRSC or to Karl Rove’s super PACs. Give your money only to the campaigns of worthy candidates.
People like Todd Akin and Steve King don’t represent a threat to the future of the Republican Party. People like Rob Portman and Karl Rove represent a clear and present danger to its future.
Yes, keep fighting amongst yourselves.
“What they are pushing is not morality, it is moral relativism.” Subjective morality is still morality. And I fail to see how morality created by God is not a form of moral relativism. Just because it is created by a deity and not by a human being does not make it anymore special.
Do you believe in the God of the Bible?
Here’s what He said about marriage in Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Here’s what He said about homosexuality in Leviticus 18:22: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Do you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
Here’s what He said about marriage in Matthew 19:4-6: “Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Do you believe the Apostle Paul was divinely inspired in his New Testament writings?
Here’s what he said in Romans 1:18-32: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, They glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
I’m going to ignore that God just made gay people.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Whom are you going to believe – the Creator of the universe or Rob Portman?
I actually can’t believe that he quoted the verse where it says gays should be put to death. He seemed to gloss over Leviticus 20:13 earlier, which said the exact same thing.
I guess, since the Apostle Paul was “divinely inspired” by God, gays should be killed (along with atheists and all other sorts of people).
This is the sort of stuff that comes from the religious right. Hate. Bigotry. Threats of death and violence that are veiled under “religious freedom” or “religious expression.”
But I’m going to trust Rob Portman over the “Creator of the universe,” even if he is a Republican. At least Rob Portman is real.