Friday, February 13, 2015

'All right Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close up' - NC lgbt newspaper publishes feature on me

Editor's note - I should have had a Bette Davis/Joan Crawford picture handy

As part of its look at lgbt African-Americans in the Carolinas, the North Carolina lgbt newspaper QNotes published a nice article on yours truly and my work on anti-gay lies and propaganda:

In the middle part of the last decade, Columbia’s Alvin McEwen was in the process of writing a book. He’d wanted to track the actions and movements of the anti-LGBT religious right and document them. The book publishing was slow, and a friend, he said, suggested he start a blog. And so, his blog, Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, launched in 2006.

McEwen, 43, poured his heart into tracking statements and actions from well-known right-wing leaders.

“I was looking at how anti-gay groups distorted information,” McEwen explains. “Looking at their tactics and their history of cherry-picking science and relying on junk science.”

He soon attracted attention and support from gay blogosphere powerhouses Jeremy Hooper of and Pam Spaulding of the now-retired Pam’s House Blend.

 . . . McEwen believes — and has often been able to prove or link together — deliberate attempts by rightwing groups to twist facts, mischaracterize scientific studies and malign LGBT people in the process.

“They say they are standing on God’s principles and God’s law,” he said. “Okay, if you’re doing that, why do you have to lie? Why do you have to do all these other things?”

Check out the rest here. I think the author and the publication did a wonderful job.


Cosmio said...

yay! congratz!

ColdCountry said...