Monday, April 23, 2012

I Didn't Say It....Monday Edition

Matthew Mitcham, out Australian diver, on being an outspoken LGBT advocate:
"I certainly don't see it as a burden. I never did, especially with how much attention the LGBT cause has been getting lately with marriage equality...and with how few openly gay sports stars there are around at the moment. I don't mind attention being put on it. Ideally I would like one day for sexuality to be as unimportant and uninteresting as hair colour, or eye colour or even just gender in general. One day it will get to that. But until it is easy for sports people to come out without fear of persecution or fear of lost sponsorship income and stuff like that, or fear of being comfortable in the team environment, I don't mind attention being brought to my sexuality in the hope that it might make other people feel more comfortable … in being comfortable enough about who they are in their sporting environment."

Obviously, we need more out athletes, willing to speak up for the LGBT community.
Mitcham has paved the way, as Greg Louganis did before him, and now other athletes, straight and especially gay, need to speak up.

Michael Bloomberg, NYC mayor, on the NRA and the Stand Your Ground laws:
"These laws are vigilantism masquerading as self-defense, and getting 25 states to pass them is one of the best con jobs the NRA’s leaders have ever pulled off. They don’t give a damn whether innocent people are shot and killed. And they don’t give a damn about the integrity of the American justice system. They want to create a nation where disputes are settled by guns instead of gavels, and where suspects are shot by civilians instead of arrested by police. These laws destabilize our justice system, they degrade our society, and they destroy innocent lives. We can’t be silent — and we can’t let them stand."

That whole 'Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People' bull really irks me.
It should be 'People With Guns Kill People'. 
Or 'Peaople Who Shouldn't Have Guns, But Can Get Them Easier Than Buying A Bottle Of Gin, Kill People'.

Mark Morford, San Francisco Chronicle columnist, on the Homophobes Are Gay theory:
"Really, who doesn't already know? Who among us with the slightest acumen toward self-reflection doesn't fully understand that the more you wail against something, the more violently outspoken or hateful you are against this or that perceived indiscretion, sexual proclivity, perversion, deviance, expression, delight, taste sensation, the more certain it is that said deliciousness secretly attracts you, turns you on and makes you enormously, terrifically scared? Case after case, priest after priest, GOP senator after megachurch pastor after spittle-flecked Tea Party zealot -- all suddenly caught pants down in a bathroom stall, in a leather bar, gay chat room, in a Grindr hookup app, living out their real and honest selves even as they rail and oppose and thump their Bibles everywhere else. Hypocrisy, thy name is homophobe. Which is, essentially, exactly what the study found. One's level of homophobia lies, quite frequently, in direct proportion to one's own brutally closeted desire for homosexual sex. Result: self-denial, self hatred, wailing and thrashing and Prop 8-ing against an unfair world." -  writing about the just-released study on the cause of homophobia."

How many anti-gay, bathroom stall toe-tappers must we endure before we understand that the most vile homophobes are actually gay men and women who are so deeply closeted, and so self-loathing, that they, in effect, attack other gays to make themselves feel somehow 'safe'?

Harry Jackson, "Bishop", still whining about marriage equality:
"Same-sex marriage isn't about civil rights. It's about our civil responsibilities. As Americans and as people of faith, we have a duty to stand up, engage, and speak the truth about marriage. And when we all stand in unity, no one can stop us. Same-sex marriage supporters have it all backward. It is the Democratic Party elites and gay marriage leaders that are pushing an agenda of division."

Hmmm, the Democrats are pushing division.
And they do that by demanding equality for all.
How divisive, Harry, how divisive.

Ken Hutcherson, "pastor", on being born gay:
"There is no evidence at all that the homosexual was born that way. I guarantee you I was. I was born this way. I was born black, I’m living black, I’m going to die black. You know we find out there’re criminal genes, they say, in some people. But do you know how to get rid of criminal gene? Two parents with a belt gets rid of the criminal gene. Discipline, understanding, good parenting removes the homosexual gene."

Oh, Ken, me thinks you're one of those homophobes with a secret, you spend so much time and effort on The Gays.
Comparing us to criminals? Been done before and people don't buy it.
But, you suggest that parents maybe beat The Gay out of their children? So, you advocate child abuse? How effing Christ-like.
But, Kenny, what about the kids in school, who think like you, that The Gay needs to be beat out of people? Are they given your permission to beat other kids, bully other kids, kill other kids?
Don't call yourself a man of God when you're a mate of Hate.

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, on North Carolina, God, and marriage equality:
"Because we live in such perilous, unstable times economically, environmentally, politically, globally, racially and even religiously, we need the security that comes from God's protection and blessing. This is not the time to defy Him by flaunting an institution He has clearly ordained, thus provoking His displeasure. Please join me in praying that God's institution of marriage would be preserved and protected in North Carolina...for our own good."

Check your facts Anne.
Marriage has been in a state of flux since it began.
Marriages today bear little resemble to marriages of old.
And God has other things to worry about, other than Adam and Steve, or Madam and Eve, getting hitched.

Madonna, telling NBC's Harry Smith how she can scold her daughter, Lourdes, for smoking, and yet smoke herself in videos:
"That's just an accessory, Harry. There's a difference."

Um....it's not an accessory. That would be a purse or a pair of shoes.
And there is a difference between an accessory and a cigartette, Madge.
Your child sees you smoke, and acting like it's all hip and cool, and she begins to smoke.
Typical Madge, trying to spin something negative--like lackluster album sales--into something positive.
Cop to it, or I'll start sending hydrangeas your way.

Bill O'Reilly, on Glee making kids "experiment" with being gay or transgender:
"If you make the behavior of these people ... if children hear it, unsupervised children, okay who don’t have parents watching their -- they might go out and experiment with this stuff...When I was a teenager and I saw James Dean smoking, it made me want to smoke...a lot of these dopey kids are confused about who they are. They’re confused."

Haven't heard from O'Reilly too much of late.
Haven't missed his illiterate rants.
Seeing someone smoke is quite different than seeing two men kiss. If you're straight, you might wanna smoke, but you won't wanna kiss a boy.
Or think you're transgendered.
But, listening to your idiotic rants does make people lose brain cells, so, there's that......

Gretchen Carlson, FuxNews "commentator", agreeing with O'Reilly:
"I wholeheartedly believe, in today’s society, that kids are experimenting with homosexuality. We see it in celebrities who maybe just do it on the side, and it may be drug-fueled...I totally agree with Bill that this causes kids to experiment. And if we didn’t– why do we have any rules in society then if we don’t try and set some parameters for our children to live their lives? I just think that this is way over the top."

If people 'experiment' with homosexuality, they're doing so because they believe they are gay, or maybe bisexual.
I was born gay, Gretchen, and IO saw all kinds of men and women on TV and in the movies having sex, and I never once thought about having sex with a woman.
Oh, and you're an idiot.

7 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Matthew Mitcham should be applauded for speaking his mind...and not caring who likes what he says!!! Now on another note, since I can't swim, is he available for private swim lessons?

Wonder Man said...

Ken and Harry can vanish now

kathy said...

I am in awe of divers like Matthew Mitchem. I remember being totally frozen when my life saving coach waited for me to jump off the balcony into the pool - now the fact that he had us on a balcony, over a concrete surface, stepping over a barrier which, as a parent, I'd skewer him for now - but still I bet Matthew Mitchem could do it!

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

Mitham = Yay

Guns Kill … that’s what they’re for.

Take THAT, Lotz!

Madonna is an adult. Her daughter is not … end of story.

David said...

Only the drag and dance queens care about Madonna. No one else but them bought her latest music attempt at trying to stay relevant.

She was once an innovator, a person who tried to evolve in a music world that does not embrace change.

But now, she's traded in those ideals and releases one CD after another that is more horrible than the last and whines when people (and the gays-her largest supporters) don't buy her crap.

The problem is, even gay men evolve (well, at least I did).

She is a mother and should lead by example and not try to portray smoking as anything less than dangerous.

David said...

I've been watching TV and movies since I understood what they were. I can see the smoking thing, somewhat. Like being a bigot, smoking is a learned activity by parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents who smoke.

Still, I've seem smoking, straight sex, gun violence and man's inhumanity to man, and yet I don't smoke. Watching straight people have sex has not made me want to have sex with a woman. And I have never wanted to pick up a gun and shoot somebody.

Your stupid, illogical "theory" will never hold up against any scrutiny. Sadly, you know that but you also know your audience will believe anything you tell them, because they're lambs, and you'll lead them to slaughter.

twunty mcslore said...

So, did I read that right? Did Bill O'Reilly just call himself a dope?

For one I agree with him.