Friday, March 12, 2010

Know Your LGBT History - Christopher Morley, the crossdressing assassin

Christopher Morley is an actor who specialized in crossdressing roles in the 70s and 80s.

To me, two performances come to mind. One I thoroughly enjoyed while the other one was kind of mean-spirited

Magnum P.I. was a popular 80s television show about a detective living in Hawaii. It made Tom Selleck a television legend. And some of the episodes were original such as this one from the second season, The Jororo Kill.

In it, Magnum is trying to stop an international assassin from completing his mission. This assassin, masterly portrayed by Morley, specializes in female impersonation.

Why am I not insulted by this episode? Simply because Morley's character isn't stereotypical. He is a cold blooded killer driven because he is a master at what he does:

In contrast, the killer he played in motion picture Freebie and the Bean (1974) is probably remembered for his death scene. Yes he was evil but was it necessary for him to be shot so many times? But at least his karate moves were cool:

Past Know Your LGBT History postings:
Know Your LGBT History - Midnight Cowboy

Know Your LGBT History - Dracula's Daughter

Know Your LGBT History - Blacula

Know Your LGBT History - 3 Strikes

Know Your LGBT History - Paris Is Burning

Know Your LGBT History - The Women

Know your LGBT History - Soul Plane

Know Your LGBT History - The Player's Club

Special Know Your LGBT History - Fame

Know Your LGBT History - Welcome Home, Bobby

Know Your LGBT History - Barney Miller

Know your lgbt history - The Jerry Springer Show

Know your lgbt history - Martin Lawrence and that 'gay guy' on his show

Know your lgbt history - The Ricki Lake Show

Know your lgbt history - Which Way Is Up

Know your lgbt history - Gays in Primetime Soaps

Know your lgbt history - Boys Beware

Know your lgbt history - The Boondocks

Know your lgbt history - Mannequin

Know your lgbt history - The Warriors

Know Your LGBT History - New York Undercover

Know Your LGBT History - Low Down Dirty Shame

Know Your LGBT History - Fortune and Men's Eyes

Know your lgbt history - California Suite

Know your lgbt history - Taxi (Elaine's Strange Triangle)

Know your lgbt history - Come Back Charleston Blue

Know your lgbt history - James Bond goes gay

Know your lgbt history - Windows

Know your lgbt history - To Wong Foo and Priscilla

Know your lgbt history - Blazing Saddles

Know your lgbt history - Sanford and Son

Know your lgbt history - In Living Color

Know your lgbt history - Cleopatra Jones and her lesbian drug lords

Know your lgbt history - Norman, Is That You?

Know your lgbt history - The 'Exotic' Adrian Street

Know your lgbt history - The Choirboys

Know your lgbt history - Eddie Murphy

Know your lgbt history - The Killing of Sister George

Know your lgbt history - Hanna-Barbera cartoons pushes the 'gay agenda

'Know your lgbt history - Cruising

Know your lgbt history - Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones

Know your lgbt history - I Got Da Hook Up

Know your lgbt history - Fright Night

Know your lgbt history - Flowers of Evil

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Desmond Tutu is a true Christian, Jane Porter is just plain crazy, and other Friday midday news briefs

In Africa, a step backward on human rights - Bishop Desmond Tutu YET AGAIN demonstrates the acts of a true Christian.

US State Department Officials Meet with Ugandan LGBT Advocates - This sounds like an interesting meeting.

Only the far-right could turn 'respect for all' into a quarrel - God forbid we teach respect for EVERYBODY in our schools.

Two House Democrats Back Gay Housing Protections - Keep pushing for this.

Janet Porter Defends Her Insanity - I would pay admission to hear this one.

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Scott Lively advocated 'criminalizing homosexuality' as far back as 2007

This particular bit of news has been covered in the past by a few pro-lgbt blogs. But as the furor over the Ugandan anti-gay bill grows (and it should), it's worth remembering.

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively is busy trying to extricate himself from the situation which he helped create in Uganda regarding that anti-gay bill.

It was Lively who was one of the Americans who spoke in Uganda about the so-called "dangers of homosexuality" during a conference last year. The bill was introduced several months after this conference.

Now as the furor gets larger, Lively is trying to duck the much deserved blame due his way. He told ABC News in a recent news cast that he never saw the bill coming and he would support it if the death penalty portion was dropped.

But according to the words on his own web page, The Pro-Family Resource of Abiding Truth Ministries (for the sake of modesty, I will refrain from editorial comments about the words "pro-family"), Lively has been advocating laws against homosexuality as far back as 2007.

In a 2007 piece entitled Letter to the Russian People, Lively had this to say:

. . . criminalize the public advocacy of homosexuality. My philosophy is to leave homosexuals alone if they keep their lifestyle private, and not to force them into therapy if they don't want it. However, homosexuality is destructive to individuals and to society and it should never publicly promoted. The easiest way to discourage gay pride parades and other homosexual advocacy is to make such activity illegal in the interest of public health and morality. 

So Lively makes it a point to tour foreign countries, tell a bunch of lies about gays and lesbians, and advocate laws against homosexuality.

But then when one country follows suit, he claims that he never saw it coming.

Why don't you tell me the one about the Easter Bunny next?

I don't think anyone with a modicum of sense believes that Lively didn't see Uganda's reaction to his conference coming. If he were a real Christian, he would be truthful about his responsibility in the creation of that awful bill.

And for the sake of modesty, I will also refrain from editorial comments regarding Lively's alleged Christianity.

Although I feel my fellow bloggers and readers won't be so nice.

Related posts:

More proof that Scott Lively knew exactly what he was doing in Uganda

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

Scott Lively practiced 'pink-baiting' in Uganda

Scott Lively: American, European gays are to blame for harsh anti-gay laws in Uganda 

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