Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I got dem Folsom Street Fair blues

There's a crazy guy in Illinois

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Who's really anti-gay

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And he won't rest

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Until everyone else

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Is the same way

Ugh. I was not born the sing the blues.

The WWE has Wrestlemania.

Malls have the Christmas holidays

And our friend Peter has this period; the time where he attends California's Folsom Street Fair, takes pictures of gays engaged in frivilous activity (while ignoring the heterosexuals doing the same thing), and tries to paint the entire community with a broad nasty brush.

This year, he and others, including Linda (I can't tell you why but I am a pro-family expert) will be holding a press conference designed to bring attention to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Of course the press conference will conveniently ignore the fact that Republican Arnold Swarzeneggar is the governor of California and as such, should have attention devoted to him. After all, San Francisco is a state in California.

Frankly, Peter leaves me weary. I am three-days away from one of the most successful prides in South Carolina where families (including children), lgbts of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, and their allies came together for good clean fun.

As such, I really don't have the mental patience to deal with Peter's grandstanding.

All I can say is I hope no one is fooled by it. What Peter and company are doing is no different than a racist distorting FBI crime statistics to make the case that African-Americans are more criminal than whites.

From my conversations with Peter, I gauge that he knows fully well what he is doing. And he knows fully well that sometimes people on his side of the argument (himself included) skirts rules of accuracy for the sake of shock.

So why does Peter do it? Why does he knowingly attempt to paint the lgbt community with a broad brush of lies? Why does he concentrate on things that puts the lgbt community in a bad light with the full knowledge that what he is doing is unfair?

Because Peter is a fanatic. Some of you know this already, but up until this moment, I shirked away from extreme namecalling.

But the fact of the matter is that Peter is so convinced that homosexuality is a sin that he is willing to bend the rules to prove this point. He seems to think that "robbing Peter to pay Paul" is a Christian virtue.

Hmmm. I think America should fear his attitude more than that of a gay man in a leather harness.