Monday, October 08, 2012

NOM-affiliated pastor calls gay families 'discombobulated Frankenstein structures'

I don't think Jeremy Hooper will mind if I steal this one from him. I want to get this clip out to as much people as possible because it underlines a basic hypocrisy about the National Organization for Marriage and their supporters.

They seem to always whine about being unfairly labeled as "bigots" because they believe that marriage should solely be between a man and a woman. This is a lie and NOM bought-and-paid for pastor, Bishop Harry  Jackson proves this point with what can only be called an unprovoked, nasty attack on same-sex families. This is totally uncalled for and the only reason why Jackson and NOM gets away with stuff like this is because NO ONE presses the issue. Not the mainstream media or OUR media.

 We've got to stop letting them get away with this mess. People like Jackson and the folks I talked about in the post this morning are attacking our families and we should be pointing attention to that simple fact every chance we get. They don't want to simply "preserve" the supposed traditional definition of marriage. They are unfairly attacking same-sex families who have never done them any harm.

When is someone is going to ask folks like Jackson and company questions like - "If you don't want to seem bigots, then why are you attacking same-sex families?

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'Supreme Court Justice Scalia would criminalize being gay' and other Monday midday news briefs

Thought police: One Million Moms blasts a yet-to-be-filmed concept - Whatever happened to waiting for something to air before attacking it. This Jennifer Lopez project doesn't even have an IMDB page yet. Geez! 

 No, Justice Scalia, Overruling Roe, Criminalizing Sex and Killing Inmates Are Not ‘Absolutely Easy’ Cases - Sorry but Scalia is a bigoted moron. He refers to gay lives as "homosexual sodomy." One would have to ask what does he think of "heterosexual sodomy."

“Ex-Gay” Plaintiff Spoke At NOM’s Student Conference - Surprise! Surprise! One of the plantiffs in the case against California's ban on "ex-gay" therapy is affiliated with NOM.

 LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Manvendra Singh Gohil - This man deserves accolades because he has guts! It must be heck to be India's first openly gay crown prince. 

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NOM compares potential gay parents to rapists, sexual predators

Pay attention, gay folks. There is seems to be a quiet war going on against our rights to be surrogate parents.

Via the NOM blog, I found this highly offensive piece, The New Sexual Predators. In it, the author, Alana S. Newman compares gay couples and older woman to human traffickers out to steal the eggs of younger women.

Every portion of this piece is gag-worthy drivel:

Young women now have to defend themselves not only from stereotypical sexual predators, but also from older women and gay men who seek their eggs.

 . . . there are new predators on the scene, for whom we do not have a script. There are new characters eager to exploit our daughters’ bodies, who enjoy unsullied reputations, passing detection even as they blatantly hunt for eggs and wombs with checkbooks in hand. And historically they have been the people women should fear the least. These new players vying for access to young women’s bodies are older or infertile women, and gay men—quite often our friends and members of our family.

 . . . Our gay friends and family members may now also be after our daughters’ bodies. These are the only men in the world we thought we could trust because they weren’t interested in our bodies. That is, until they grew older and discovered they wanted to be parents. Today, more and more often, gay men are using egg donors and surrogates to create motherless children on purpose. Toleration of these attempts to create families follows a timeline of slipped slopes and fallen barriers. If heterosexual couples can use sperm donors to create children who are separated from their biological fathers, so the logic goes, then lesbians should be able to do the same thing. To them, it’s not biology that matters—kids just need two parents. And if lesbians use sperm donors to create fatherless children, then it’s only equal and fair for gay men to be able to use egg donors and surrogates to create motherless children too. Because again, it’s not biology that matters; kids just need two parents. At present, all those who believe in gender equality rather than gender complementarity are being urged to accept this often violent (against women) form of third-party reproduction. 

It's not just the the piece itself which we should be paying attention to but also who is promoting it. Yet again, the National Organization for Marriage undercuts its false claim of simply attempting to protect marriage and having "intelligent and decent" discussion on marriage. By promoting this piece on its blog,  it is now even more apparent that NOM has declared war on same-sex families.

Secondly, and most importantly, Newman's piece was published by the Witherspoon Institute. That is the organization which approached Texas researcher Mark Regnerus to create a study claiming that same-sex families are inferior to two-parent heterosexual families. The organization gave him a $695,000 "grant" to complete said study, which since then has been embroiled in a huge scandal in regards to a multitude of errors. In fact, over 200 professors and researchers signed a letter condemning it.

If we do not recognize what seems to be a consistent effort by NOM and the Witherspoon Institute to undercut our right to be parents, we may find those rights diminished, or worse, extinguished.

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