Friday, May 10, 2013

Why gays get angry - when the 'butt sex' Christian meets the discredited researcher



No matter how the religious right (and unfortunately a few members of the media) attempt to turn the momentum of marriage equality into a debate of whether Christians are now the victims of bigotry and lgbts are the perpetrators, it will always come back to the video above to refute that point.

The discredited anti-gay researcher Paul Cameron (a man who believes that gays stuff gerbils up their rectums) is having a discussion with anti-gay activist Dave Daubenmire about how nasty lgbts are. Daubenmire was recently very vocal in his displeasure regarding President Obama speaking to openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, even to the point of talking about gays and "butt sex."

The conversation between Daubenmire and Cameron is sadly hilarious now, but keep in mind that less than two decades ago, Congressional leaders were vouching for Cameron's "research."  Also keep in mind that while groups like the Family Research Council and individuals like Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel are always whining about being unfairly called bigots, they won't tell you that they freely cite Cameron's work even though they know it to be fraudulent.

Lastly, keep in mind that if you replaced the word "gay" or with "Jewish" or "African-American," this conversation would cause a serious outcry in all circles whether they be Christian or general mainstream.

But since they are talking about lgbts, you only hear crickets. While articles have been written which ask the question of whether or not Christians are being attacked for professing their so-called personal beliefs, there has been very little media attention and virtually NO mainstream articles written on Cameron's influence on present-day religious right anti-gay propaganda or how so-called "pro-family" group routinely cherry-pick science to demonize gays.

That's what pisses us lgbts off. And speaking on a personal level, just the thought of this lack of balance pisses me off to the "highest levels of pissivity.

Just saying . . .

Editor's note - Box Turtle Bulletin has a list of groups and individuals who still cite Cameron's shoddy research.

Hat tip to Religious Right Watch.

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