Friday, January 16, 2015

I Didn't Say It ...

Common, accepting his Golden Globe for the sing 'Glory' from Selma:

"I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring white supporter killed on the frontlines of freedom. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two police officers murdered in the line of duty. 'Selma' has awakened my humanity."

I love that quote.
Just like the Civil Rights movement in the 60s was not a Black or White issue, but a people issue, the march for LGBT equality is also not a Black or White, or Gay or Straight movement, it’s equality for people.
Marco Rubio, Flori-duh Senator, on marriage equality in his state:

"If they wanted to change that law, they should have gone to the legislature or back to the Constitution and try to change it. I don’t agree we should be trying to make those changes through the courts. ... While I believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman, while people want to change that law — and a lot of people apparently do – there is a way to do that. You go through the legislature, or you go on the ballot, but I don’t agree the courts have the power to do this."

I can’t help but think that Marco Rubio, an asshat and fibber of epic proportions, would speak out against equality in Florida no matter how it was achieved: ballot box, legislature, judicially.
He’s just anti-LGBT and don’t forget it.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, defending the terrorist attack at Charlie Hebdo:

"What happened in Paris cannot be tolerated. But neither should we tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction. Those who work at this newspaper have a long and disgusting record of going way beyond the mere lampooning of public figures, and this is especially true of their depictions of religious figures. For example, they have shown nuns masturbating and popes wearing condoms. They have also shown Muhammad in pornographic poses. Stephane Charbonnier, the paper’s publisher, was killed today in the slaughter. It is too bad that he didn’t understand the role he played in his tragic death. In 2012, when asked why he insults Muslims, he said, “Muhammad isn’t sacred to me.” Had he not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive. Muhammad isn’t sacred to me, either, but it would never occur to me to deliberately insult Muslims by trashing him.”

So, wait. It’s the cartoonists’ fault that lunatics with guns killed them?
How f**king Christ-like of a man who calls himself a Catholic, but then what does one expect to hear out of the mouth of a homophobe and a man who aids and abets child rapists?
Hugh Hewitt, radio talk show host, replying to Bill Donohue:

"Bill, I’ve often agreed with you over the years, because like you, I’m an orthodox Catholic, went to confession on Saturday, Mass on Saturday night. [...] And I have to say I’m appalled, and I’m embarrassed, and I’m urging you to rethink this. [...] You blamed the victim before their bodies were cold. It’s deeply embarrassing to me as a Catholic."

It’s embarrassing me as a human being, but then Donohue is nothing but an embarrassment.
Naomi Campbell, supermodel, on why she supports the LGBT community and why she was at the GLAAD awards:

"Why shouldn't I be here? I was...if it wasn't for gay men I wouldn't exist. Hair, make-up, designer, photographer, stylist, manicure, hair-dresser, I mean, I just wouldn't exist. I owe my life to gay men. And it's just what I've grown up with. It's my family."

And so, all you straight guys who’ve drooled, and other things, over pictures of Campbell, this is yet another think—like fashion tips, and grooming notes—you can thank The Gays for.
Jane Clementi, the mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his own life after learning his roommate had recorded him kissing another man, on LGBTQ suicides:

“We as a culture must teach the lesson each day that all life has value and has purpose – especially the lives of all young people, regardless of who they are. That’s an irrevocable value. The only way to make a difference in this world – to truly change hearts and minds – is through celebrating and accepting every life. ... Nobody knows better than my family that ending life cannot create change. After Tyler took his life, our mission has been to ensure that no family endures the pain that Tyler and Leelah both endured and that we are sure that the Alcorns are experiencing. It’s only by building a world where every life is sacred that we move forward.”



the dogs' mother said...

Good way to start a Friday.

Helen Lashbrook said...

I don't think that pornographic cartoons or pictures of anyone is helpful to a rational debate. But it is not a reason to even hit someone, let alone take a life; it saddens me that anyone should think so