Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Robert Knight gets too homophobic even for me

There are times when religious right figures say things so nastily homophobic, so unbelievable that it's a waste to decipher the comment.

The only thing you can do is just allow the comment to speak for itself.

Today's piece by Coral Ridge Ministry writer (and perennial anti-gay) Robert Knight on DADT in the Washington Times is a perfect example. Here is a choice morsel:

Forcing open homosexuality on the armed forces would destroy the volunteer military and bring back the compulsory draft. Since women are now deployed close to combat, and the only legal reason they are not eligible is their combat exemption, a new draft could include our daughters. And some would face pressure to have on-base abortions in order to complete their tours of duty.

Chaplains would be the first victims of Mr. Obama's homosexualization of the military, followed by anyone who violated "zero tolerance" policies for homosexual acceptance. Bible-believing Christians would quickly find themselves unwelcome in Barney Frank's new pansexual, cross-dressing military.

Other fallout includes family housing, reduction in retention, recruitment and unit cohesion, an increase in homosexual sexual assaults and a boost to overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

He forgot the rampant cannibalism and forced tattooing. Or does that come later? I wouldn't know because national headquarters hasn't sent me the latest copy of the "Gay Agenda" as of yet.

It's not surprising to hear Knight go off the deep end about lgbts. After all, what else can one expect from a man who freely cites the work of the discredited Paul Cameron; a man who believes that gays wallow in feces when we aren't sticking gerbils up our rear ends.

I have an interesting story about Knight and Cameron which I recounted in my 2007 book Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters. I had the distinct (dis)pleasure of meeting Knight at the University of South Carolina in 2004. I was able to point blank ask him why does he use the work of the discredited Cameron.

His answer to me was, and I quote:

“Yes we have used his research. So what?”

And this is the guy who is supposed help preserve "Christian values?"

All I can say is that if Knight ever becomes involved in some type of "rentboy" scandal, I will be the first to ship him to one of those ex-gay camps.

After all, we can't let just anybody in the lgbt community.

Hat tip to Media Matters.

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Ugandan beheading tragedy a hoax? and other Wednesday midday news briefs

Scam Alert: Uganda Beheading Story Revealed As A Hoax - Box Turtle Bulletin gives the 4-1-1.

Strategist Lou 'gays want polygamy, pedophilia, and prostitution' Marinelli begins official NOM duties - National Organization for (don't call us bigots) Marriage aligns itself with a bigot.

Today Show Petitioned to Include Gays in its Wedding Contest - I'm all for this.

Georgia Federal Court Rules For Trans Woman on Sex Discrimination Claim - Excellent news!

WorldNetDaily Has a New Lady Bigot Named D.J. Dolce - This woman is VILE!

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Anti-gay principal retires, remains ignorant as dirt

In my home state of South Carolina, Irmo High School principal Eddie Walker retired as of last week.

Two years ago, Walker created an ugly controversy when he threatened to resign when the school board told him that he would have to allow gay/straight alliance at Irmo High School.

Walker claimed that the club was about sex and he felt students would be harmed because of it.

After a huge ado, the club was started, but the school board established a sort of opt-in policy so that parents could have a say about what clubs their children could - or in this case - couldn't join.

Walker, by the way, changed his mind about resigning. I hear it was for "economic reasons."

Early this morning (we are talking between five and seven a.m.), he had an interview with WIS-TV where he supposedly "spoke for the first time" about the controversy.

At least that's what was hyped. What was also hyped was a "personal confession" by Walker.

The interview was crap, though not through the fault of the interviewer. There is only so much one can do with a less than a two-minute interview. No probing questions were asked -only a soliloquy of Walker repeating the same nonsense he voiced two years ago.

About how he loved the students. About how he felt the club was about sex and it would damage children. About his claim to have a "Biblical perspective."

Walker also said he felt that people choose to be gay. And the "personal confession?" Walker said he had a gay uncle and the "lifestyle" damaged him.

And let's not forget the prerequisite statement of homophobes - so that you don't think that they are homophobes - he "loves homosexuals."

All and all the interview added up to a minute and a half of my life which should have been spent in bed.

Never in my life have I seen such an ignorant, oblivious individual who seems to have learned nothing after two years.

At the time of the controversy, I said that Walker exacerbated the controversy by automatically branding the organization a "sex club" without actually talking to the students who wanted to start the organization.

I had hoped that since that time, he would have taken it upon himself to learn more about the importance of gay/straight alliances.

Sadly I was mistaken.

Unfortunately Walker seems to be indicative of so many claiming to have a "Biblical worldview" i.e. using religion to justify fear, ignorance, and being bullheaded.

It's really not anything to be proud of, especially when you are in a position like Walker was.

No matter how he and others who support try to sugarcoat his career, the legacy of Eddie Walker will be because of his personal beliefs, he turned his back on children who need him most, i.e. lgbt students who generally have no support system, who sometimes get picked on and beaten up for simply being as God made them, who can't come out to their parents for fear of being disowned and thrown out of their homes.

Walker was the one person whom they could have turned to for some support, but apparently he was too busy listening for the voice of God.

It's generally what happens when you are so busy trying to listen to the voice of God. You neglect the cries of His children.

Related posts:

Principal in MY state gets it right and wrong

Day Two of the Irmo GSA controversy finds that ignorance abounds

News from Irmo: School Board postpones decision regarding GSA

Grandstanding Principal Wants To Return

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