Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I am totally speechless
First of all, my prayers go out to all of those who got caught up in that madness at Virginia Tech. It's hideous that someone with problems chooses to take out his frustrations on innocent people rather than be man enough to handle his business.
When nothing else can be said, all one can do is pray.
Tomorrow is the National Day of Silence and I am sure that the anti-gay industry will be working to distort this crucial day.
Today, however, some seemed to have gone overboard with their hysteria. Hence this lovely piece of madness to my upper left.
A while back when anti-gay industry pundit Guy Adams (remember him) actually accused gays of having sex with infants, it was the first time that the antics of that bunch left me totally shocked and speechless. Up until that time, I thought I had seen it all. When the brouhaha Adams was taking place, I thought his comment was the ultimate of all audacity of these so-called Christians.
Leave it to Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition to prove me wrong.
Lou, like all members of the anti-gay industry, are scared that lgbts will be added to national hate crimes legislation. To combat this, they have created a huge media campaign tells lies about hate crimes legislation.
According to them, if lgbts are added, then Christians will be jailed for speaking out against homosexuals. So some enterprising member of the Traditional Values Coalition emphasized that point by claiming that Jesus and his disciples would have been penalized because of hate crimes protection.
The point of course is a lie and it proves that the anti-gay industry has lost its damned mind.
Desperation can bring out the best in some folks. Luckily for us, it also brings out the worst.
I have noticed that the anti-gay industry has tried to give the hate crimes law a banner name so that they can rally the troops behind it. I have heard several different names, including:
The Drag Queen Bill, The Hate Free Speech Bill, and (my favorite), the Jail Grandma Bill.
That last one was thought of by Janet Folger whose group (Faith2Action) seems to be intent on exploiting the Repent America situation to claim that adding lgbts to hate crimes legislation will lead to the jailing of Christians for merely speaking out against homosexuality.
Helping Folger are two members of Repent America who happen to be grandmothers. These women are filming commercials in which they claim that they were arrested for merely "sharing Gospel of Jesus Christ."
What they don't tell you is that apparently their defintion of "sharing the Gospel" included trying to openly and verbally disrupt a gay pride festival:
Repent America doesn’t mention that a federal court later found that the women “insulted individual attendees, blocked access to vendors, and disobeyed direct orders from the police, who were trying to preserve order and keep the peace.” The police arrested the protesters only after “their presence disrupted public order.” Unlike the organizers of OutFest, Repent America leaders failed to obtain a permit from the city. The city and the police gave the women great leeway, but they still overstepped the bounds of peaceful protest.
For the true story that Folger and her group won't tell you about Repent America, go here.
In addition, to get the true story on hate crimes legislation, go here.
I would laugh about how desperate the anti-gay industry is getting regarding hate crimes legislation. They aren't even trying to hide their lies. They are going full tilt in the public arena with distortions so bad that when attention is focused on hate crimes legislation, they will be discovered and hopefully embarrassed at the depths they have stooped to.
But I can't laugh at them. I firmly believe that somewhere in that vast empire of lies is someone who knows that they are peddling lies. I firmly believe that though that person feels sick in the pit of his or her stomach over what is going on.
I would like to think that it is Janet Folger. She is so out in the open with her distortions that something in the back of her mind has to be asking her what in the hell is she doing.
Or it could be one of the grandmothers featured in Folger's commercials. In their heart, they know that their arrest was not the result of the so-called gay agenda but their actions. How do they feel about lying in order to "further the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
I don' think that it is Lou Sheldon. That man is so far gone that the angel from "It's A Wonderful Life" can't rescue his integrity or soul.
But I think someone in that camp has to be disturbed with how these so-called Christians are behaving. I just he or she would step out.