Friday, June 01, 2012

I Didn't Say It ....

Dan Savage, on the homophobic church hymn:
"The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle is in Greensburg, Indiana. That's the town where Billy Lucas was bullied to death for being perceived to be gay by his classmates. I wonder if they stood up and cheered at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle when Lucas died—hey, another homo in hell. I wonder if any of Lucas's tormenters attend services at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle. And remember: I'm an anti-Christian bully for pointing out the connection between what straight kids are taught about 'homos' in the shithole mega-churches they're dragged to by their parents and what they turn around and do to 'homos' they encounter in classrooms. And what if that precocious little four-year-old singer is gay? Praise the Lord and pass the barf bags."

I wonder how long until that church posts pictures of children with their “God Hates Fags” signs, because you know that’s where this is headed.
And bigots like those think the LGBT community is trying to indoctrinate children.

David Caton, head of the Florida Family Association, on Disney's Gay Days being a chance for "The Gays" to get their hands on your children:
"There will be perhaps as many as 18,000 same-sex revelers in the Magic Kingdom pretty much all day long. The event is pretty much a celebration of their lifestyle, and they target Disney on the first Saturday of summer because that's when they've known in the past that the most children are in the park."

Keep spinning the lies, Davey, until you get caught at Gay Days in a Men’s Room with your pants around your ankles.

Mitt Romney, presumptive GOP presidential nominee, on how he isn't good at sports so he'll run for president instead:
“I mean, you know, I can’t compete in competitive sports very well, but I can compete in politics, and there’s the—what was the old ABC ‘Wide World of Sports’ slogan? ‘The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat....The only difference is victory is still a thrill, but I don’t feel agony in loss.”

Well, then, I won’t feel so badly for you in November when you go crawling back to your pandering asshatted loser cave.

Tony Perkins, of Family Research Council, forgetting what he said last year about gays serving openly in the military and how all the soldiers would flee the armed services:
"Yesterday I was interviewed by a Voice of America reporter who obviously had a perspective on this that was different than mine and said ‘we heard all of this talk about this was going to be horrible for the military and the military was going to be decimated by this, and here we are 12 months later and we haven’t seen the military fall apart yet,’ and I said, excuse me, but adopting a policy and changing a policy of this nature, you don’t see the total effect of a 12 month period. Now, let’s talk in about, 10 years."

Here’s the deal, Tony.
Not everyone on the planet is as bigoted and homophobic and, well, obsessed with The Gays, as you.
Most people, in fact, and look at any number of polls showing increased support for equality, don’t have a problem with The Gays but they do have a problem with you.

Curtis Knapp, “pastor” of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas, on how the US government should Kill The Gays:
"They should be put to death. That's what happened in Israel. That's why homosexuality wouldn't have grown in Israel. It tends to limit conversions. It tends to limit people coming out of the closet. — 'Oh, so you're saying we should go out and start killing them, no?' — I'm saying the government should. They won't but they should. [You say], 'oh, I can't believe you you're horrible. You're a backwards Neanderthal of a person.' Is that what you're calling scripture? Is God a neanderthal backwards.. in his morality. Is it his word or not? If it's his word, he commanded it. It's his idea, not mine. And I'm not ashamed of it."

God isn’t a Neanderthal, Curtis; that would be you.
And don’t you love how he says “we shouldn’t Kill The Gays” but that the government should do it.
Scary part is, Curtis and Chucky Worley, have congregations filled with the anti-LGBT Kool Aid drinking morons.

Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily lead birther, from Hawaii, where he and Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio are searching for evidence of the president's birth because a birth certificate is not enough:
"If Obama wins, we do not have a First Amendment, we won't have a Fourth Amendment, we won't have a Bill of Rights, people like you and me we'll be in thought education camps - if they allow us to live, our families will be destroyed, private property will be confiscated. People think this is radical. All the plans are laid out and signed in executive orders." 

Um, the idea of someone like Corsi being sent to an Education Camp, or any kind of school where he might receive an education, is appealing.
His blatant racism, and fruitless search for evidence that Obama is un-American, as well as his fearmongering, has no place in the national dialogue.

Dharun Ravi, former Rutgers student, apologizing for the first time as he begins his 30-day jail sentence for eavesdropping on Tyler Clementi which ended with Clementi’s suicide:
"I accept responsibility for and regret my thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish choices that I made on Sept. 19, 2010, and Sept. 21, 2010. My behavior and actions, which at no time were motivated by hate, bigotry, prejudice or desire to hurt, humiliate or embarrass anyone, were nonetheless the wrong choices and decisions. I apologize to everyone affected by those choices.”

Um, I might buy his apology, except for the fact that, to me, it’s a little late. And for the fact that he says he didn’t intend to embarrass Clementi, or humiliate him, or hurt him.
Why then, videotape anyone in a personal private moment and then stream it on the web if the idea wasn’t to humiliate, embarrass or hurt?

4 comments: said...

Ravi's statement wasn't an apology. It was a public relations stunt and Clementi's family deserves more.

Wonder Man said...

I need to slap Curtis

meandmythinkingcap said...

When did you see him videotape or stream or record or upload?

I saw Tyler's note about his mom rejecting him completely for him being gay and not able to marry a woman and reproduce. And I saw that arrogant woman who pushed her son to suicide calling another teenager arrogant and wearing a cross.

Tivo Mom said...

we were in Disney last year for Gay Days and my children thought that the rainbow mickey pins were cool and they wanted one, plus all the people were so excited and having fun. Not one gay man came up to my children to try to "make them gay" because you know that is how it happens. People are so freaking stupid...