Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Boy Scouts decision has Congressman angry, thinking about lurid sex acts

Rep. Louie Gohmer
No doubt, a lot of folks are upset regarding the Boy Scouts allowing gay youth to participate. And that's their right. But this statement by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) last week on the Family Research Council's Washington Watch takes the cake for the basest, most ignorant thing I have ever heard. It's simply so sad when some folks will mistake ignorance for morality:


I was just so brokenhearted over the vote with the Boy Scouts. You’re going to allow a situation where a seventeen-year-old guy that’s sexually attracted to other guys gets in a little tent with an eleven-year-old new rookie Boy Scout and they spend the night together, night after night at camp? I mean, come on. I thought we were making progress. All I can figure is—I was an Eagle Scout, we share so much of the love of scouting—when you hear what happened, the people I talked to are, ‘well just think there are so many corporations that are holding up their donations and if we will just do this all of that money is going to flow to Boy Scouts.’ Are you kidding me? Is money the most important thing in life? Gosh no. You’re blessed so much more if you follow the teachings in the little old rulebook we call the Bible.

 Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

'Anti-gay violence happening in Ukraine, Russia, and France' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

A Flag for a Fallen Soldier, but Not for Her Wife - A reminder of what we are fighting for. 

Anti-Gay Violence Marks Demonstrations In Ukraine, Russia, And France - And a reminder that our struggle for equality and dignity is a worldwide one. 

NFL's Adrian Peterson On Gay Marriage: 'Not Into That - Works for me. Then just don't marry a gay man, Mr. Peterson ;p

 Bizarre Sports Camp Aims To Turn Gay Men Straight - I have a feeling that this isn't going to work.

 Fischer: LDS Church Supported Ending the Ban on Gay Boy Scouts in Order to Restore Polygamy - Lawd, hammercy!

The marriage equality argument will be determined by the children of same-sex families

I now make a prediction. The fight over marriage equality will be determined not just by simplicity of love that same-sex couples show for each other, but also the love publicly shown to them by their children. The young man in the above video, Riley Roberts, makes an impassioned plea for his two mothers on May 23 in front of the Nevada Assembly. Try keeping your eyes dry while watching it.