Most of the time, I laugh his homophobia off. Other times, I take the role of a parent chastizing an ignorant child.
This is the time where I feel like the latter. He posted the following on his webpage today:
Warning: Homosexual Perversion Described
AFTAH has cited this quote before by homosexual writer Jack Hart. Here it is in a stand-alone post for easy searching on the web. From his book Gay Sex: A Manual for Men who Love Men [a future pose will reprint Hart's entry on "rimming"]:
“Sexually Transmitted Disease
“(An illness commonly spread by sexual activity also known as STD, venereal disease, or VD.)“Many sexual transmitted diseases (STDs) occur more often among gay men than in the general population. Several factors contribute to this difference: Gay men have the opportunity to engage in sex with more people than do most heterosexual men, and some practices common among gays–especially rimming [oral-anal perversion*] and anal intercourse–are highly efficient ways of transmitting disease….”__________________*Hart describes “rimming” in his item on this repulsive homosexual sex act as follows: “Orally stimulating, exploring, and massaging a partner’s anus with the tongue, scientifically known as anilingus.” AFTAH will post his full (and horrifying) entry on “Rimming” shortly.
Source: Hart, Jack, Gay Sex: A Manual for Men who Love Men (Revised & Updated, Second edition, October 1998). Published by Alyson Books (Los Angeles, New York), pages 194, 212-213.
I am so sure that LaBarbera will go into much "detail" about the practice of "rimming." However, here is something he won't tell you.
That practice is not a sex act done by gay men alone. LaBarbera won't tell you that "rimming" is a sex act performed by heterosexuals.
And he won't tell you that there is even a heterosexual genre in porn devoted to it. You can see the titles here and here. (Editor's note - The links I include merely contains title names and not any pictures. However, during my research, I did run into a heterosexual paysite which includes pictures - and I'm not even going to talk about the salad dressing. I only provided a link to it for perpetuity. I wouldn't click on it if I were you.)
Geez, Peter. Where will it end? Doctored pictures of gay Congressmen, huge pictures of STDs (see this link on LaBarbera's webpage at your own risk), and now it has come to this - attacking gay men for a sex act which is also done by heterosexuals.
I find it ironically hilarious that this man has at times cast the lgbt community as "intolerant bullies" out to supposedly silence Christians. LaBarbera claims that we are the "real haters" because we won't allow him to get away with attacks on us.
LaBarbera swishes back and forth between offering up Biblical verses about the so-called sin of homosexuality to posting lurid pictures and descriptions of alleged gay sexual acts with the fervor of a Venus and Serena Williams tennis match.
And he claims that he does this because he "loves" us.
Who the hell is he trying to kid?
However, even as we are justified in poking fun at LaBarbera, we can't forget the semantics behind what he is doing. It's a crude, unsophisticated version of the attacks launched on our community by organizations such as the Family Research Council or the National Organization for Marriage, i.e. keep actual information about lgbts out of the picture while pushing awfully lurid images into the minds of those not familiar with who we are.
The methods of these organizations are a bit more high-brow than that of LaBarbera, but in the end, it's all the same thing.
A reliance on fear and ignorance shielded by a false sense of Christian entitlement.