Thursday, January 06, 2011

Birther arrested in Congress today connected with anti-Obama, anti-gay rally

You know that zany birther who had the nerve to interrupt the Congressional reading of the Constitution today?

Well word has come to me that she is 48-year-old Theresa Cao of New York. She was arrested on charges of unlawful conduct, disruption of Congress. She was processed at Capitol Police headquarters and released. No doubt, we will probably being hearing more about her.

But for the purpose of this site, I ran across something regarding Ms. Cao that I find very interesting. The first part of the video clip  below is her talking and as you can see . . . well I will let her appearance and words speak for themselves.

But after she is done talking (or probably before then because she does drone on), I recommend that you fast forward to 3:50 of the video. Apparently Ms. Cao made an appearance at a religious right rally. And not just any rally but the failed May Day 2010 rally held for the purpose of Lifting The Curse That Obama's Election Has Brought Upon America.

The rally was put on by Janet Porter, who became infamous after her prayer that God give Christians like herself control of the media.

Needless to say, the rally failed miserably, costing over $70,000 to hold and organizers expected attendance to reach over 8,000. However, only 300 people showing up.

But that's not to say it wasn't fun to watch. Our favorite homophobe, Peter LaBarbera was there to deliver an anti-gay prayer and as the video shows, Cao was there delivering her best "black woman catching the Holy Ghost" dance behind some of the speakers. Then she decides to take the microphone and do what can only be termed as a bad imitation of Joan Jett. And then things get very interesting with her passing out from a "trance dance:"

The only thing I can say is that there seems to be a short connection between rabid homophobia, Obama Derangement Syndrome, religious zealotry, and sheer lunacy.

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Family Research Council wants God to reverse gay rights advances

Only the Family Research Council would have the shameful audacity to issue a public prayer to God asking Him to reverse lgbt rights advances and lie during the prayer:

With the traditional American family in near statistical free fall, homosexual activists persist in their destructive agenda. Backslapping and self congratulation at President Obama's signing of the law to overturn DADT left Biblically informed onlookers aghast. Obama and Vice President Biden say they are rethinking their position on homosexual "marriage." Yet God's plan for marriage, family, and natural sexuality is essential to the survival of our nation. Dr. Pat Fagan's groundbreaking research not only shows that God's way works best, but it also shows the precipitous decline of the America family (thus its ability to support the nation) as nearing the point of no return.

The Senate not only used the lame duck session to overturn Don't Ask, Don't Tell (65-31 vote), it also confirmed Chai Feldblum by "unanimous consent" to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during Christmas week. Feldblum, an open lesbian, is infamous for her view that homosexual rights trump religious liberty.

Meanwhile attacks charging FRC and other Christian groups with "hate" for holding to a Biblical view of marriage and sexuality, continues . . .
  • May God's people have faith to believe that laws giving those who practice homosexuality special rights, protections and privileges can be reversed! May the Lord supernaturally intervene to do so (Ps 67:1 ff; Mt 17:19-21; 19:26; Lk 1:37; Jn 8:32).

For the record, FRC is distorting Feldblum's view from a piece she wrote entitled Moral Conflict and Liberty: Gay Rights and Religion.

Ensuring that LGBT people can live honestly and safely in all aspects of their social lives requires that society set a baseline of non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. If individual business owners, service providers and employers could easily exempt themselves from such laws by making credible claims that their belief liberty is burdened by the
law, LGBT people would remain constantly vulnerable to surprise discrimination. If I am denied a job, an apartment, a room at a hotel, a table at a restaurant or a procedure by a doctor because I am a lesbian, that is a deep, intense and tangible hurt. That hurt is not alleviated because I might be able to go down the street and get a job, an apartment, a hotel room, a restaurant table or a medical procedure from someone else. The assault to my dignity and my sense of safety in the world occurs when the initial denial happens. That assault is not mitigated by the fact that others might not treat me in the same way.

Thus, for all my sympathy for the evangelical Christian couple who may wish to run a bed and breakfast from which they can exclude unmarried straight couples and all gay couples, this is a point where I believe the “zero sum” nature of the game inevitably comes into play. And, in making the decision in this zero sum game, I am convinced society should come down on the side of protecting the liberty of LGBT people. Once an individual chooses to enter the stream of economic commerce by opening a commercial establishment, I believe it is legitimate to require that they play by certain rules. If the government tolerated the private exclusionary policies of such individuals in the commercial sector, such toleration would necessarily come at the cost of gay people’s sense of belonging and safety in society. Just as we do not tolerate private racial beliefs that adversely affect African Americans in the commercial arena, even if such beliefs are based on religious views, we should similarly not tolerate private beliefs about sexual orientation and gender identity that adversely affect LGBT people.

In other words, Feldblum believes that a business should not be allowed to discriminate against lgbts no matter the so-called "deeply held personal beliefs" of the owner.

That's not an attack on Christianity. That's basic Constitutional fairness.

And that nonsense FRC implies about being attacked for their "Biblical view" of marriage and sexuality is another lie . . . that is unless a "Biblical view" of marriage and sexuality includes making a false connection between homosexuality and pedophilia and distorting legitimate science to demonize the lgbt community in general.

Perhaps instead of praying against lgbt rights, it would do FRC some good to remember the 9th commandment - the one about not bearing false witness.

Either that or learn how to dodge lightning.

Hat tip to People for the American Way's Right-Wing Watch

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McCain switches position and is now for DADT repeal and other Thursday midday news briefs

Gramps McCain's next new updated position: he'll do everything to make DADT repeal work - So now McCain is for the DADT repeal. The man changes positions more times than a professional wrestler. At least he is on our side now . . . at least for the hour.

NOM deletes fair discourse: Undeniable proof - The National Organization for Marriage claims that WE are trying to silence folks but here is proof that they are doing exactly that.

Tell CNN to Make a New Year's Resolution: Keep Away From the Anti-Gay Industry - I'm still somewhat reticent about this. Don't silence them, just do your damn homework like a good journalist should and challenge their lies on a specific basis.

Democrats to push bill protecting gays in Va. - Good for the folks in Virginia.

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David Pakman gives homophobes enough rope to hang themselves

David Pakman of Midweek Politics and now the David Pakman show deserves some type of award (or at least prayer) because his diligence and patience in interviewing the best - or worse - of the homophobic right.

The following is some of the strangest anti-gay moments from his interviews featuring:

Shirley Phelps-Roper, God Hates Fags Westboro Baptist Church, Peter LaBarbera, Paul Cameron, Glenn Miller, and Terry Jones:

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Family Research Council's 'we are not a hate group' campaign gets destroyed on two fronts

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