Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hey Peter LaBarbera! Take a good look at one of your fans

Despite the fact that some of us consider Peter LaBarbera to be a laughing stock and a useful @^!* in this so-called culture war, there are some people who support him.

Such as the creator this site.(click at the risk of getting righteously indignant).

Please note that the site owner took LaBarbera's Grinch of the Year post (in which he did not nominate me . . . the bitch!) almost word for word and added his/her own interesting headline:

 Who are the faggot and dyke Grinches this year?

And so that you don't miss it, check out the lovely side graphics about African-Americans. Or if you don't want to get on that nasty site again, I incorporated one for you:

I won't even talk about the comments regarding President Obama.

Some may disagree with me giving this blog attention. However, I just want to remind people that a lot of times, homophobia and racism are indistinguishable.

If you hate one group, it's easy to transcribe that hate to another.

And if LaBarbera thinks he is aiming for Heaven when he attacks the lgbt community, then he really should take another look.

If he is on the side of the angels, then why is he attracting this devil?
Hat tip to my online buddy who did not express that I reveal his name in this post. If he does, then I will reveal it.

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Ugandan anti-gay pastors mad at Rick Warren and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Ugandan pastors demand apology from Rick Warren - timid hypocrites can't please anyone

Mich. Dept. of Corrections ‘looking’ into ex-gay ministry affiliation with prisons - A story under everyone's radar.

Grasping At Straws - How dare Peter LaBarbera not nominate Joe Jervis or Pam Spaulding for one of his grinch awards. Come to think of it, neither Pam nor any other woman got a nomination. Hmmmm. I ought to pull a Kanye on him.

Scarborough Needs Money To Stop The Sodomites - Yes he actually said "sodomites."

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty - saving us all from 'cross-dressing' third grade teachers

Now that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for president (unofficially that is), he is backtracking from pro-gay legislation he signed:

To borrow a phrase, have your views evolved over time?
In 1993 I voted for a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodation, housing, and employment. That was 16 years ago.

Yes, gay-rights activists regarded you as a pretty cool guy at the time.
We overbaked that statute, for a couple of reasons. If I had to do it over again I would have changed some things.

That statute is not worded the way it should be. I said I regretted the vote later because it included things like cross-dressing, and a variety of other people involved in behaviors that weren't based on sexual orientation, just a preference for the way they dressed and behaved. So it was overly broad. So if you are a third-grade teacher and you are a man and you show up on Monday as Mr. Johnson and you show up on Tuesday as Mrs. Johnson, that is a little confusing to the kids. So I don't like that.

Has the law been changed?
No. It should be, though.

So you want to protect kids against cross-dressing elementary-school teachers. Do you have any in Minnesota?
Probably. We've had a few instances, not exactly like that, but similar.

For the record, there have been cases of teachers who have returned to class after gender reassignment surgery, although I am not sure that any of them occurred in Minnesota. After initial fears and some trepidation, the schools, students, and parents adapted to the situation. And there have been cases of transgendered students who are as young as six.

So certainly the issue is complicated but the way Pawlenty tries to trivialize it as a way to flip flop on his earlier pro-lgbt stance is rude. It reveals not only a misrepresentation of non-discrimination laws but also a cynical willfulness to exploit ignorance of the transgendered community.