Martin Cizmar, the arts and culture editor of Portland Oregon's Willamette Week, on returning his Eagle Scout badge to the Boy Scouts in protest of the group's anti-gay policies:
"I am not gay. However, I cannot in good conscious hold this badge as long as the BSA continues a policy of bigotry. Though I didn't know at the time, I was acquainted with a number of gay scouts and scouters. They were all great men, loyal to the scout oath and motto and helpful to the movement. There is no fair reason they should not be allowed to participate in scouting."
Nice when more and more straight people step up as allies against LGBT discrimination.
Bravo, Mr. Cizmar, Bravo!
“Does it encourage gratuitously divisive condemnations of Barack Obama as ‘anti-American,’ one of many incendiary phrases in her attacks against him in 2008? And does it compel a war against homosexuality waged with the language and illogic she uses? She has said that gay men and lesbians are dysfunctional products of abuse and agents of ‘sexual anarchy,’ and when the singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge was battling breast cancer years ago, Bachmann helpfully chimed in: ‘This may be an opportunity for her now to be open to some spiritual things, now that she is suffering with that physical disease. She is a lesbian.’ Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?”
Bachmann is the queen of masking her hate of LGBT people in a cloak of Christianity, as she is a master of hiding her loathing of a Black president in the guise of politics.
"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."
Um, how does his bigotry fit into Christianity? How does it work in Christian love? And which part of the Bible asked him to hate?
"Last week, Chick-fil-A's CEO Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press of his company's steadfast support for marriage and family. This simple affirmation of biblical truth has sent homosexual activists into a frenzy. Chick-fil-A may be a private company, but that doesn't mean its executives have to surrender their beliefs. Under the First Amendment, they are just as entitled as any American to speak publicly about their views. Those of us who share Chick-fil-A's commitment to the biblical definition of the family need to show them that we stand with them (whether or not we're chicken connoisseurs!). Please join thousands of others and 'Like' our Facebook post supporting Chick-fil-A's stand. Leave a comment in support, or share the post on your page. Join FRC and eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1 for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day - an effort started by Gov. Mike Huckabee to show that Americans stand with them."
I love how the LGBT community is portrayed as hateful because we call into question a fast food chain that takes its customers money and funnels it into hate group—um, like the AFA.
Chick-fil-Antigay can do whatever they want to do with their money, just like I can do whatever I want to with mine.
And it won’t be buying sammiches at a hate food store.
Tony Perkins, AFA bigot-in-0chief—aftar saying Chick-fil-Antigay ha the right to fund whatever hate they choose, on Google being LGBT-friendly:
"Thanks to a new campaign, Google's approach to traditional values is to search—and destroy. The web giant just kicked off a worldwide push called 'Legalize Love,' aimed at breaking down the barriers to homosexuality around the globe. Their biggest targets? Countries that have moral objections to same-sex relationships…. After watching Target and J.C. Penney take a financial hit after endorsing same-sex marriage, Google should know better. They can push to 'Legalize Love,' but they shouldn't be surprised by the blow back. Because when it comes to Google, political neutrality is what most users are searching for."
Not only does Miss Tony not see his homophobia, his bigotry, his hate, for the LGBT community, he cannot even see what a hypocrite he is; if funding hate is A-OK for Chick-fil-Antigay, then funding love is A-OK for Google.
Randy Thomasson, head of Save California, whining that California's Gay Education Bill won’t be repealed”
"Parents and grandparents who don't want their children and grandchildren sexually indoctrinated with unnatural and unhealthy 'lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender' role models must decide now to exit the immoral, imploding, dysfunctional government school system and place their children in church schools or home schools. This is no time to be indecisive, since you only have one chance with your child's education. Because of SB 48 and seven other homosexual-bisexual-transsexual indoctrination laws, California K-12 government schools have become radical sexual indoctrination agencies."
Funny, all those years I spent in school, having no access to gay education, just the straight kind, and I went all gay. By Thomasson’s own “logic” I should have been indoctrinated into heterosexuality. Oh, but I guess The Straights don’t have the ability to turn people straight; that’s a power for The Gays.
“Every time he quotes from the Declaration of Independence, he omits the word ‘Creator.’ That's very strange; we all know what the Declaration says and he just omits that….You were talking a minute ago about Arlington Cemetery; if you haven't been there, I'm sure you've seen pictures of all the crosses there and I just wonder if the day is going to come when they want to take down all those crosses."
Yes, Obama will run across the Potomac and start digging up crosses in a cemetery because he’s not the right kind of Christian.
And by that I mean a white Christian.
Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Democratic National Committee head, on her belief that marriage equality will be on the national party platform:
“I expect marriage equality to be a plank in the national party platform. President Obama has declared his support for it ... Now, our platform committee process is a people-powered process. We have a platform committee and the platform is developed by our Democratic activists and the platform committee members, so they’ll go through a process. I hope that marriage equality, and expect that marriage equality, will be part of our platform. "
Put it out there.
It’s equality, and it’s for everyone.
It’s about effing time.
"Shame on Hillary Clinton. In choosing to ignore the reality that in the United States people are primarily infected with AIDS through deviant homosexual behavior, she has essentially postured with a false air of resolve while cowardly refusing to address the real cause of AIDS in the U.S. and that’s homosexual behavior. We all know better and so should Hillary Clinton. She missed a real opportunity here to show courage and discourage people from engaging in the high-risk behavior of homosexuality that spreads AIDS."
Yup. The kid who contracted HIV through tainted blood was a deviant. The mother who contracted the virus while giving birth to a child is a pervert. People having sex are not deviants.
We should all avoid high risk behaviors that might lead to contracting the virus. Wear a condom; don’t have unprotected sex; get yourself checked; don’t share needles.
But we aren’t deviants, we’re people, and it’s disgusting Barber doesn’t see that.
He is the reason there is still a stigma about HIV and AIDS; he's the problem, not any kind of solution, much less compassion.