Friday, November 11, 2011

I Didn't Say It........

Mark Morford, San Francisco Chronicle columnist, on the avalanche of major companies backing the repeal of DOMA:
"Are you not furious, righteous Republican homophobe? I bet you are. I bet you're dialing your angriest, most confused buds right this moment to write letters, post barely punctuated rants to the hate forums on Free Republic, call in to Rush to demand a Tea Party-wide boycott of every single one of these sicko companies. I mean, you can't really call yourself a true American, a real Christian and still openly wear Nikes or Levi's, use Microsoft or Google, or watch Warner Brothers movies, can you? If you really walk your anti-gay talk, well, every one of these companies should be banned from your life, right?"

Hee hee.
It's funny, cuz it's true.

Brett Ratner, "apologizing" for using a gay slur during an audience Q&A, when he said, 'Rehearsal? What’s that? Rehearsal’s for fags.':
“I apologize for any offense my remarks caused. It was a dumb way of expressing myself. Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t have a prejudiced bone in my body. But as a storyteller I should have been much more thoughtful about the power of language and my choice of words.”

I am so sick of people saying the word 'fag' as some sort of derogatory slur, or when they can think of another word for stupid. [Sidenote: I suggest Ratner, as in, 'Rehearsal's are for Ratner's.']
And then these Ratner people release a statement where they tell us that they have gay friends and everyone who knows them knows they aren't homophobes.
Guess what? We don't know you aren't a homophobe, or Ratner-esque. We go by what you say, and what you say is Ratn....stupiud.

Larry Kramer, on his perception that the LGBT community needs to learn to fight back:
"At the height of the Holocaust, when Jews were being shoveled into the ovens by the trainload, a great woman by the name of Hannah Arendt, who was a political philosopher – Jewish, obviously, and German – said, in essence, to all of the Jews in the world, 'Why are you allowing this to happen? Where is your army?' She thought the Jews should actually have their own army, which was an unbelievable thing for a woman to say. And, in essence, she was saying, 'You brought all this on yourselves. You get what you deserve. You're not fighting back. And you've never fought back, ever, in your whole history.' And I say that about us, too. People don't want to hear it."

You can't sit silently by and "hope" it'll get better.
You have to stand up, stand for something, say something, do something.
Otherwise, you'll get what you put out. Nothing.

Mark Driscoll, the "pastor" who claimed that male masturbation is gay, because it's the same thing as having sex with a man, now says that yoga is the Devil's handiwork:
"Whether they know it or not, Christians who engage in yoga are participating in a religious expression that is antithetical to Christianity. The result is often an unguarded spirit that is susceptible to the many lies of Satan and a slow, almost unperceivable degradation of faith and Christian truth in one’s life. The act itself is a worship act. Subsequently, it cannot be done in a way that is not spiritual."

I can't Choke The Chicken, Spank The Monkey or do Downward Facing Dog?
I'm screwed.
But in a good way.

Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan state Senator, reading the GOP the riot act over passage of a "bullying" bill that was gutted so heavily that it actually creates "a blueprint for bullying":
"You may be able to pat yourselves on the back today and say that you did something, but in actuality, you're explicitly outlining how to get away with bullying. Your exceptions have swallowed the rule. As passed today, bullying kids is okay if a student, parent, teacher, or school employee can come up with a religious or moral reason for doing it....There are at least 10 Michigan children in the past decade whose deaths are directly attributable to bullying...Had this bill that you're going to pass today been law in effect while they were alive, how many of their deaths would have been prevented? ZERO!....In fact not only does this not protect kids who are bullied. It further endangers them by legitimizing excuses for tormenting a student. And the saddest and sickest irony of this whole thing is that it's called 'Matt's Safe School Law'. And after the way that you've gutted it, it wouldn't have done a damn thing to save Matt!....This is worse than doing nothing! It's a Republican license to bully."

And now it looks like her rant has paved the way for the bill's wording to be changed.
Bullying is bullying, whether you're Christian or not.

Sergio Viula, Brazil's "ex-gay" leader, on how there is no such thing as "ex-gay":
"Today I know that I was deceiving myself. But back then, I thought that every sentiment or attraction was a mere case of ‘temptation’ and that it could be overcome with prayer and dedication to god. In the group, we used to think, basically speaking, that being gay was a sin, which should be confessed and abandoned and, therefore, we would proselytize, counsel, pray, preach, recommend certain books, read the Bible – things that believers usually do, but focusing on homosexuality itself; unfortunately, always demonizing homogenic love. Nobody really quit being gay. There were relationships even within the group, between an activity and another, they would always find time for that."

You can Pray Away The Gay, or Gay Away The Pray.
We're here, we're queer, pray for something you can actually change.
Like a bigoted mind. It worked with Sergio Viula.

Brian BrownNOM president, on the Michigan state Senate's recent passage of a bill that allows bullying if it's done with a "religious or moral" purpose:
"Are some major political players openly now asserting that protecting gay children from bullying—a worthy goal—requires giving the government the right to prohibit thoughtful and civil expressions of religious or moral viewpoints? What would become of our democracy if we accepted this reckless premise? I hope Michigan's effort to civilize children by repressing bullying becomes a landmark of a new effort to genuinely address the legitimate concerns of parents—including parents with gay teens—without heavy-handed use of government power to repress and exclude Christian views on sex and marriage."

Shut up, Brian,
You've been served.
See, perhaps a gay kid could justify bullying a Christian kid for a good and moral reason. How would you feel about that you dimwitted hack?

Stephen Colbert, on that Bullying Is Okay If Jesus Says So bill in Michigan:
"It is well known that the homosexual agenda is just an insidious plot to prevent gay teenagers from dying...The point is, bullying is just fine as long as you get a permission slip from God. With this amendment to the law, if you're a Michigan Christian teenager giving a gay kid a swirlie, you can just say it's a baptism."

The Gay Agenda is, as anyone who is LGBT or LGBT-friendly knows, equality.
That's all.
Just treat us like you'd treat everyone else, only, we're kinda hoping you treat everyone as you'd want to be treated.


froggy said...

That Mickey Mouse t-shirt... what does it mean?!

Anonymous said...

Another wonderful Friday post! (I really look forward to, and enjoy, these!) My favorite this week is “Shut up, Brian.”

Cubby said...

If the Michigan "anti"-bullying bill becomes law, does it mean I can go around getting in Christians' faces telling them they should be fed to the lions, just as long as that is my deeply-held religious or moral belief? I wouldn't want to illegally bully anyone...

twunty mcslore said...

What an idiot. I do yoga and I'm an atheist! I don't come out of a class with six arms and suddenly quoting Krishna!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious why in every picture I've seen of Brian Brown he looks like he's constipated.

Robert-Kent said...

I knew that Yoga was the Devil's work!
Zumba Class

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Guess that makes the Mayo Clinic anti-christian, because they promote Yoga for stress reduction. Unbelievable what people spout to be heard.

BosGuy said...

I friggin love Colbert!

Sam said...

Well I've made my stance on fighting back and im all for standing up!!!!

Biki said...

I sure wish the guys who've had sex with Mark Driscoll and Brian Brown would have a news conference and tell us all the dirty little details. Hopefully with pictures!