Kevin Swanson, “Pastor Jazz Hands”, who thinks the US should follow the lead of India and recriminalize homosexuality:
"What I think the homosexuals are doing is pressing into every nook and cranny of civil society. [We must] impose God’s laws upon our systems, especially our political systems. God’s laws require that we prosecute homosexuals who are caught in the act of homosexuality or the act of sodomy on the basis of two or three witnesses. If Christians would do that, if Christian pastors would do that then we would be able to hopefully press back the line upon those who are impressing their rights upon Christians who really need that religious freedom."
As my father would say, “Dipshit.”
We have a Separation of Church and State in this country, “pastor”, which keeps us from imposing God’s laws on everyone.
And, I beg of you, since there are so many different religions in this country, which God do we follow, because I imagine you’d have a fight on your hands if you said yours.
And lastly, “pastor”, I’d be very careful if I were you about “catching” homosexuals in the act because, if there was a contest, I think you might be voted “Most Likely To Be Captured In The Act.”
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, on ending racism, upholding equality, eliminating anti-LGBT discrimination, and ENDA:
"These values have also recently guided us to support legislation that demands equality and nondiscrimination for all employees regardless of who they love. This legislation, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. I have long believed in this and Apple has implemented protections for employees even when the laws did not. Now is the time to write these basic principles of human dignity into the book of law."
Word. And if we have to do it company by company, job by job, workplace by workplace, one day we might see an America where you cannot be fired for simply being yourself.
Andy Humm, Gay City News reporter and Queer Nation member, on the Pope being the newest media darling and everyone’s Person of the Year:
"This is just about the most pathetic, self-hating bowing down to a bigot that I've read in my 40 years of gay activism. Francis is doing good public relations in the service of propping up the patriarchy — an infantile style of governance that sees the 'leaders' as parents and the members as children. Catholics need to grow up and govern their own church if they want to avoid continued scandal. The fact that so many are in a thralll to this man — who has not changed one iota of anti-gay, anti-woman doctrine—is pathological."
I could not agree more. For me, Pope Frankie’s words are just propaganda; if he’s really gay-friendly, then have him demand, demand, that the Catholic Church stop blaming The Gays for their pedophile scandal; have him demand that women become equals in the Church; have him demand that all people are equal in the Church.
Until then this is all just talk.
Alan Cumming, on his actual sexual orientation:
"I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant. I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap."
Bisexuals are The New Gay. It used to be that bisexuals were thought of as homosexuals who were afraid to come out or afraid to make up their minds.
Sexuality is a spectrum and we all fall along the spectrum at some point. Cumming falls more in the middle, that’s all.
Tony Perkins, on homophobic bakers refusing to bake for The Gays:
"Within the last week, the American people have witnessed two serious consequences of redefining marriage: a Colorado baker is risking jail if he refuses to obey a court order to bake a cake for same-sex 'weddings' in contradiction to his Christian faith and now a federal judge cites same-sex marriage in his decision striking down Utah's law against polygamy. This court ruling altering over a century of established public policy once again warns Americans that same-sex marriage is less about the marriage altar than it is fundamentally altering America's moral, political and cultural landscape. This decision is a real war on women and children as polygamy is a practice that has historically devalued the role of women and undermined the equality of a husband and wife that has become the standard in Western Civilization."
Again, Tony, no one says the baker can’t be Christian, we’re just saying he can’t discriminate against any member of the public in his public business.
And secondly, you delusional wingnut, the Utah decision does not make polygamy legal in any sense of the word.
Stop spreading hate, you closeted mother%$%@#er
Jennifer Lawrence, on the obsession with thin girls and their clothes:
“I just think it should be illegal to call somebody fat on TV. Why is humiliating people funny? I get it, and I do it, too. We all do it. [But] I think the media needs to take responsibility for the effect it has on our younger generation, on these girls that are watching these television shows and picking up how to talk and how to be cool. So all of a sudden being funny is making fun of a girl that’s wearing an ugly dress.”
First off, I love Jennifer Lawrence. I love people who speak their mind even when what they say might be kinda dumb.
But saying that calling someone fat on TV should be a crime? Seriously? Let me get Columbo on the case. Sure, maybe we shouldn’t call people fat or make fat jokes or whatever, but we do, we have and we will. The fact is that if you don’t like the shows where people, women, are ridiculed for their size or fashion choice, turn them off and then the networks will lose money and cancel the shows.
Now, on to Jennifer’s loathing of TV shows — namely The Fashion Police — making fun of a girl in an ugly dress. Where was your plan when The Fashion Police continually named you Best Dressed? I mean, it seems that only since you have been removed from their darling list have you become the champion of girls in ugly dresses and the hosts who bash them.
Rachel Maddow, on the news that President Obama was sending a delegation to the Sochi Olympics and would not attend himself:
"The combination of having openly gay people in the delegation and pointedly not sending any high-ranking, high-profile people from our government does seem at least like a particularly satisfying snub. I'm not sure if that's exactly how they meant it, but that's sure how it feels. Mmm."
It’s a message sent that being gay is not a crime, and is not wrong. Once again, this president has proven himself an LGBT-ally.