Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Group hosts pride event for Minnesota teens

After all of the junk we hear about divisions and the debt ceiling, the following story, courtesy of Think Progress, is needed. It's proof that kindness is still present in the world:

The controversy over the Anoka-Hennepin School District’s neutrality policy — which prohibits staff from teaching about homosexuality — has sparked both a lawsuit and an investigation by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education following claims that the ban enables an anti-gay culture of harassment and bullying. The district, which has 38,000 students and is Minnesota’s fourth largest, lies within presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann’s district, who has yet to comment on the nine teenagers have committed suicide over the last two years. State public health officials have “labeled the area a ‘suicide contagion area‘ because of the unusually high death rate.”

Yesterday, teens, parents, and organizations hosted a pride event for LGBT students, showing them that it’s “Ok to be gay.”

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NOM's bus tour flopping and other Wednesday midday news briefs

Opponents of abortion, same-sex marriage kick off Iowa tour to sparse crowd - Could it be that NOM's "Values Bus" tour is stinking worse than five day old tuna?

Burt Prelutsky, I live for this kind of thing. *Bring. It.* - It's time like this when I get really jealous of Jeremy Hooper. How come the nuts get to bother him? Aren't I a radical gay activist trying to overturn American values too? LOL

AFL-CIO votes unanimously to oppose anti-gay marriage amendment - Way to go Minnesota AFL-CIO!

Santorum: Marriage Is Like Water, Not Beer - A day in which Rick Santorum doesn't make an ass of himself is like a day without sunshine (sorry, Anita Bryant)

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If Ann Coulter is a 'gay icon,' then I am a busty white woman with a good tan

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(Matt) Barber also comments on the spiritually, physically, and emotionally destructive homosexual lifestyle. "There is nothing conservative about the radical homosexual activist agenda which seeks to impose, under penalty of law, sexual anarchy," he states.

Ronald Reagan said it best - "there he goes again." The Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber is yet again conjuring up depraved fantasies about the gay community. He can't help it. It's what he does and to be honest, it has gotten him paid much money.

Barber no doubts probably thinks that the position he is in - a dean at a college - albeit a piss poor one, a radio show host, a nice column on several conservative sites - is proof that God is shining on him.

If you will forgive me for being presumptous, based on Barber's comments and exploits, such as making the following comment about gay relationships:

“one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it ‘love."

I think it's proof that God has a strange sense of humor.

In this particular case, Barber is whining about the conservative gay group GoProud, appointing the loudmouth firebrand Ann Coulter to its advisory board and naming her "Honorary Chair and Gay Icon."

Apparently GoProud, which has a much deserved reputation of being the Uncle Toms of the gay rights movement, didn't get enough of Coulter's insults Homocon, when she insulted the idea of marriage equality.

What's up guys? Wasn't Michele Bachmann available. And I don't mean that as a joke. As I understand it, in spite of her long history of homophobia, GoProud was going to try and "reach out to her."

That would have made things very interesting because it would have been the first time I would have seen an elephant reaching its trunk out to a hungry alligator.

Personally I am more concerned with the anointing of Coulter as a "gay icon." That bothers the hell out of me. Gay icons are people - usually women - with indomitable spirit who perseveres in spite of the odds and opposition by haters trying to keep them down.

Since when did gays start anointing the "haters" as icons.

If there is any justice in this world, true gay icons such as Judy Garland, Bette Davis, and Joan Crawford would come back to life and take Ms. Coulter for a "private conversation" in the ladies room.

But since this is real life, I can only hope that this madness between GoProud, Coulter, and folks like Barber will lead to a three-way spontaneous combustion.

The world would definitely be a much better place because of it.

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