Monday, June 03, 2013

Homophobes to showcase their sad anti-gay obsession on Tuesday

If you have not heard by now, a bunch of religious right talking heads intend to protest in front of the Human Rights Campaign headquarters in a sad attempt to falsely connect the organization to the IRS nonsense. They are also protesting against the idea of lgbt equality in general:

Peter LaBarbera, President of the Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, explained: "On Tuesday morning we will gather in front of the world's most powerful homosexual lobby group, Human Rights Campaign, in Washington, D.C., during so-called 'Gay Pride Month' (June) to proclaim the politically incorrect truth: that proud homosexuality is against God; against Nature; very unhealthy; and a serious threat to children and religious freedom. Thankfully, it is also changeable -- as proved by the existence of countless thousands of happy former 'gay' men and ex-lesbians. "Our bottom line is that homosexuality is nothing to be proud of. In fact, practicing homosexual behavior, a destructive sin, is something to be ashamed of. Out-and-proud homosexualism -- far from being a 'human right' -- is actually a human wrong." 

It's the usual cast of ignorant characters from Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel to Linda Harvey of Mission America. And of course, the probable ringleader is the pathetically infamous one, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth.

Hence the above audio clip. It's an old one but I find it very apropo to the situation. It's from a 2010 interview between LaBarbera and Concerned Women for America's Martha Kleder and it underscores LaBarbera's sad obsession with demonizing the lgbt community.

During the interview, LaBarbera not only admits citing the research of Paul Cameron (a discredited anti-gay researcher kicked out of several medical groups and who believes that gays stuff gerbils up their rectums), but also says he sees nothing wrong with it.

Long story short - while LaBarbera rails against the so-called Biblical wrongness of homosexuality, he has no problem with using discredited science to prove this so-called wrongness. LaBarbera is so obsessed with homosexuality that he becomes what he rails against - something that is destructive and unhealthy.

A lot of times, many of us in the lgbt community laugh - and with excellent reason - at LaBarbera. But we shouldn't ever forget what he is symbolic of - a movement of bullheaded individuals so intent on proving that homosexuality is against God's law that they have no problem with breaking His other laws, i.e. the ones which speak against lying and bearing false witness.

It's definitely something to remember and underscore when LaBarbera and company have their Tuesday protest.


dancandan said...

..."countless thousands of happy ex-gay men and lesbians"? What a load of horse shite...mention the countless thousands of happy gays and lesbians who first had to go through this exorcism just to be convinced of its fraudulent premise...

Chaz McRich said...

Of course more kids are gonna come out if they have gay parents! They know that they live in an environment where they won't be persecuted and hated because of who they are