Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Poll has National Organization for Marriage tongue-tied and confused

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage
Last week, a poll by ABC News and the Washington Post announced that the majority of Americans actually favor gay marriage.

Naturally, this announcement has thrown the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage for a wild loop. Since the announcement of the poll's result, the organization has been scrambling to either trivialize it or claim that it was unfair.

Recently, NOM chairperson Maggie Gallagher wrote a column in National Review claiming that the poll was inaccurate.

However,  Truth Wins Out calls Gallagher out in a very good post.

The only reason why I am not devoting more time to that post is because I want more attention to be paid to how NOM President Brian Brown tried to cast doubt on the poll's credibility and ended up making NOM look hypocritical. From nomexposed.org:

In the Washington Post story  . . .  Brown says, “The only poll that counts is a free and fair vote on the part of the people.” (We probably won’t let Brown or the media forget this statement.) He said this in reaction to the Post poll showing a slim majority of Americans support the freedom of loving, committed couples to marry.

Three hours later on the NOM blog at 11:10am, the organization decides to cite three polls opposing to marriage.  The post, “Recent Polls Showing Strong Majorities Oppose SSM,” ticks off:

2010 CNN National Exit Poll – Americans oppose SSM 54% to 40%

August 2010 Fox News Poll – only 37% support SSM given choice between SSM/CU/no recognition
August 2010 Public Policy Institute Poll – 33% favor SSM while 57% oppose it 

But I thought the “only poll that counts is a free and fair vote on the part of the people?”

Yep, these folks are scared.

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Huckabee wants to reinstate DADT and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Huckabee Would Reinstate DADT: "That's Really What The Military Wants" - The irony is that Huckabee says we should listen to soldiers regarding DADT. But that is exactly what was done and they don't have a problem with. Huckabee means ignore the soldiers except for the ones who are saying what he wants to hear.

Man Fired from LDS Church For Refusing to Give Up Gay Friends - For shame!

Maggie Gallagher Has Fun With Numbers! - You know, I think Maggie Gallagher and the folks at NOM are scared about that recent poll which said a majority of Americans support gay marriage.

Eight Things To Know About Tim Pawlenty’s Anti-LGBT Record
- One thing is clear. If either Tim Pawlenty or Mike Huckabee get anywhere NEAR the White House, the lgbt community had better learn to live in titanium steel closets, because that's exactly where those two will put us.

Victoria Jackson Slams 'Glee,' Gays, Muslims In 'Showbiz Tonight' Appearance (VIDEO) - I am only including this nonsense to make the following statement - Do not turn this woman into martyr. The lgbt community has more important things to worry about than a has-been, never-was actress complaining about a show which no one is forcing her to watch anyway.

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Peter Labarbera's 'Truth Academy' = Hypocrites on Parade

Next month, 'Porno' Pete LaBarbera will be holding his second annual Truth Academy, in which he plans on gathering the next generation of anti-gay activists and schooling them on the finer points of homophobia and false victimization.

Last year's Truth Academy got a lot of attention, but very little attendance.  Invited "instructors" back then included:

Cliff Kincaid-  a man whose organization (Accuracy in Media), when not having to apologize for inaccurately labeling a gay Obama official (Kevin Jennings) as a pedophile, is busy defending a Ugandan law which penalizes people - with imprisonment and death-  simply for being gay.

Robert Knight of Coral Ridge Ministries - who has spent years demonizing the lgbt community even to the point of freely citing the discredited research of Paul Cameron (a man who publishes "research papers" accusing gays of such things as wallowing in feces and plunging gerbils up their rectums.) Knight has also in the past described lesbians as "pretty big heavy set women who look like they’ve been over working October Fest for the last six years "

Greg Quinlan, Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays - who, when he is not distorting the words of prominent researchers such as Dr. Francis Collins, attempts to spin court defeats into victories for his fraudulent group.

This year, LaBarbera welcomes pretty much the same assorted nuts with their assorted lies. But the theme for this year is hilarious:

The Hate Labeling of Christians: Why It’s Happening and What We Can Do.” 

I've got a suggestion. If LaBarbera and company want to know "they" (and not true Christians) are labeled as haters, perhaps they should take a good look at their actions and comments against the lgbt community.

Take for example, the Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber, who was an "instructor" at LaBarbera's "Truth Academy" last year and will be one this year. The following are a collection of tweets he has made about lgbts:

  •  January 14, 2011: “Look pal, you won’t be able to ‘ask’ or ‘tell’ if you don’t get your hand off my knee! http://yfrog.com/h4d67zoj
  •  January 25, 2011: Soldiers, does your foxhole buddy have your back or want to rub it?
  •  January 29, 2011: Drudge:”Man Subjected To Body Cavity Search At Traffic Stop.” Other News: “Barney Frank Waves Down Police in Traffic.” http://tiny.cc/spo05
  •  January 30, 2011: DADT repeal implementation underway. “Slap fighting” & “tickle parties” to be added to special forces training. http://tiny.cc/jfcdx
  •  January 31, 2011: She-male model stirs Brazil fashion show. In other news: Man buys Rolex & discovers it’s a knock-off. http://bit.ly/gxcfVW
  •  January 31, 2011: SNL skit mocking Tranny inanity has homosexual activists fuming (warning: a little crude) http://bit.ly/ewYd0A
  •  February 1, 2011: Queering the Marines: From morally upright 2 immorally down-low. From semper fidelis 2 limp-wristed fellas http://bit.ly/fBcuqH
  •  February 23, 2011: Today’s Army: Trannies, drag queens & she-males, oh my! http://tinyurl.com/6kcrssb
  •  February 25, 2011: The homofascist bullying & brainwashing begins: “Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training:” http://bit.ly/dKqh4b

Doesn't sound exactly loving or Christian, does it?

Folks reading this site will notice that I refer to Barber's comments and actions a lot. This is true simply because Barber alone is indicative of the two-faced and hypocritical nature of the religious right. He is always talking about values and morality, but then won't blink twice before issuing a homophobic slur so vile that it would make your eyes water.

In this particular case, Barber is a perfect representation of the duplicitious nature of LaBarbera' so-called "Truth Academy." This is not about Christianity or morality. It's about a bunch of homophobic folks getting together and whining about why America refuses to take their bleatings seriously.

One clue why this is happening, folks - because you are hypocrites. Two-faced lying hypocrites who think that it's perfectly alright  to stoop to any depth to malign, demonize, and dehumanize members of the lgbt community.  Nasty things who use the love of Christ as a weapon to attain power and to beat over the head folks deemed not worthy enough for that love.

Perhaps you would be "less hated"  if you stopped worrying about what you think the Bible says about homosexuality and focus more on what it says about treating your fellow man.

Editor's note - My friend, Matt Algren  has created very thorough profiles of LaBarbera's cast of characters taking center stage in his phony "Truth Academy, including:

David Kupelian

Robert Gagnon

Rena Lindevaldsen

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