Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gay Rights, Special Rights - A nauseating history lesson

Take enterprising anti-gay film company, footage from various parades, comments taken out of context, and you have a history lesson which is sorely needed.

Gay Rights, Special Rights - which is still selling in various places - is a vile documentary created by Jeremiah Films in conjunction with the Traditional Values Coalition in the 1990s. It was partly designed to drive a wedge between the lgbt and African-American communities.

Though this video is over 20 years old, it needs to be viewed and discussed. It needs to be particularly viewed by the young lgbts so they can get a sense of where we have come from.

Things have gotten much better for us, but we should never forget how it was and the fact that those who wanted it that way are still around.

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Doctor testing to 'prevent' lesbianism and other Wednesday midday news briefs

Doctor testing drug to ‘prevent’ lesbianism, interest in ‘male careers’ - If I had not read it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.

Reeling it back, hoping we were born yesterday - National Organization for Marriage (NOM) now playing damage control.

NOM Strategist Louis Marinelli's Hate Speech Moratorium Not Going So Well - But the man in the center of the NOM controversy just can't shut up.

Related post - Message to Maggie Gallagher: associating with bigots does make you a bigot

The Hypocrisy At The Heart Of The Right's Complaints About "Judicial Activism" - Isn't hypocrisy the heart of a lot of things they do?

TWO Special Report: ‘The Stealth Bombers Meeting’ [Dispatches from Lou Engle's Gateway House of Prayer 6/22/10] - What is it about lgbts which make some people go bonkers?

Mike Huckabee Ties Marriage Equality to Gay Sexual Acts - Or as I call it -The Lament of the Homophobe. They think every lgbt issue has to do with sexual intercourse. It's pitiful, really.

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Forget the language, Porn Pete. You're just plain offensive

Fulfilling the very definition of the word "bottom feeding," our old friend Peter LaBarbera is trying to attach himself to the judicial hearings of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan:

For the last few weeks I’ve been working with Mass Resistance’s Amy Contrada, who has pulled together a wealth of information about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s time at Harvard University, where she served as Dean of the Law School. Many will be shocked at just how extreme Harvard has become — and the radical sexual/gender policies advanced by Kagan. Kudos to Contrada and our friends at Mass Resistance for doing the reporting that most in the liberal media refuse to do (because too many agree with Kagan’s left-wing social agenda).

No, I will not link to the report,  “How Elena Kagan Helped “Queer” Harvard Law School (Will she now help “queer” the US Supreme Court’s decisions?), because like all other things of Mass Resistance - an SPLC labeled hate group - it's a homophobic hot mess.

I've talked about Mass Resistance on several occasions because the organization has a long history of demonizing the lgbt community and even stooping to coordinating phony moral panics, including:
Manufacturing a phony panic about "schools teaching children about homosexuality,"

Making a claim in 2006 that "gays were trying to get legislation passed to allow sex with animals" in Massachusetts,

Continuing a vindictive campaign of misinformation against the transgendered community (whom the organization refers to as "men in dresses),

Creating a venomous smear campaign against Obama appointee Kevin Jennings 

But hey, Mike Huckabee likes them.

And the person LaBarbera has been working with - Amy Contrada - is a real gem. Inside lgbt circles in Massachusetts she is known for an interesting, but disgusting incident during a 2007 Youth Pride Celebration in Boston:

After Youth Pride Amy headed over to the BAGLY Prom where she showed her true colors. When Trevor Wright, organizer for the Prom and blogger for QueerToday, yelled at her to move she became infuriated. During their interaction, Amy hastily asked Trevor if he knew what "cum vomit" was. She insisted she read about "cum vomit" on the GLSEN web site, and that we were brainwashing young people to be "crazed homosexuals."

Later she claimed that there was no real difference between a pedophile and a homosexual. She insisted sex and "depravity" were going on inside the BAGLY Prom, and demanded to be allowed inside. The obvious truth is there is an adult volunteer for every 10 youth in the Prom, and as the BAGLY web site indicates all sex, drugs, and violence are banned.

Love the company you keep, Peter.

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