Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Peter LaBarbera is naaaaasty - the remix

In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan:

there he goes again.

Our friend Peter LaBarbera has posted pictures of yet another subcultural event in California in an attempt to demonize the entire lgbt community.

You can see them if you want by going here but if you know Peter, you know what to expect - a bunch of nasty pictures with cutlines feigning shock and disgust over the events happening in said pictures.

And commentary along with the pictures and cutlines detailing just how the lgbt community are so hedonistic and nasty.

In this round of pictures, Peter outdoes his past attempts. One wonders if he asked the participants to pose.

I am beginning to think that perhaps Peter is taking too much pleasure in not only taking these pictures, but making sure that his readers get "full details" as the actions perpetrated in the pictures.

Of course he will probably say he is being "thorough."

Suuure you are, Peter. But is it really necessary to have a "click picture to enlarge" function?

Personally, I have never been to any of these events that Peter attends. Nor do I plan to.

But here in South Carolina, I have proudly participated in five gay pride parades. Our events are orderly and decent as well as family-oriented. Families join together hand-in-hand and mothers either carry their children in their arms or push strollers in our parades.

And on the sidelines, we get lots of cheers, especially from young children, teenagers, and adults who are not marching.

And I KNOW that South Carolina's parade isn't an anamoly, but a true picture of American lgbts.

But you will never see Peter at parades like these. And as much as I try, I can't get alarmed at his actions anymore.

I feel sorry for him.

Peter LaBarbera is as much of an exhibitionist as those folks in the pictures featured on his page.

PFOX continues to wallow in mess

What is the deal with PFOX?

One would think the group would give it a little rest after being embarrassed last week for not only distorting a legitimate study but trying to pass it off as recent.

No such luck. Apparently the group and its leader, Regina Griggs, are gluttons for punishment:

Regina Griggs of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays) continues to tell whoppers. In this article at OneNewsNow she tells a huge lie:

"Why are we allowing people to tell them, 'Try it -- you might like it?' Over 70 percent of young kids 13- to 24-years-old, men having sex with men, are now HIV-positive," Griggs notes.

Over 70% of 13 to 24 year olds who are men having sex with men (MSM) are HIV-positive? That's absolutely ridiculous, not even in the ballpark. Here's the most recent CDC report, which does in fact note that HIV infections have increased among MSM between 13 and 24. But 70%? Not even close.

The new CDC study found a total of 214,379 people of both genders testing positive for HIV between 2001 and 2006. 46% of them were among MSM, or about 98,000 of them. And of that total, 13,584 of them were between 13 and 24. That's up 12.4% from previous figures, so it's certainly troubling and needs to be addressed. But that sure as hell doesn't constitute 70% of all gay men between 13 and 24, folks. Not even close.

And according Emproph of Genocide for Jesus, even though Dr. Gary Remafedi, the author of the study PFOX distorted last week, has formally asked the group to remove it from its webpage, the study remains there.

Well as long as PFOX wants the punishment for lying, I say we should dispense it with vigor.