Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Gays control Congress and other things I learned last weekend

This is slightly nauseating.

Last weekend, a bunch of social conservatives got together to combat the so-called gay agenda. And just about all of the "talking heads" were there from Robert Knight to Matt Barber to Greg Quinlan.

It was held at Liberty University and was called the Awakening. But if I had to attend, I would have cracked myself over the head so that I wouldn't have to be awake. Amongst the highlights, according to the American Independent:

The one self-described ex-gay on the panel, Greg Quinlan — who founded the Pro Family Network in 1996 and is now the president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) but spent his gay years lobbying for the LGBT-rights group Human Rights Campaign – explained that his foray into homosexuality was caused by abuse from his father and looking at Playboy magazine as a young boy.

 . . . Matt Barber, the panel’s moderator and a dean at Liberty University, said he served in the military for 12 years. Barber made a case that promoting gays in the military presents a national threat because most gay military men will be more focused on their attraction to other men than on their military duties, saying it comes down to the soldier who “has your back or the one who wants to rub it.” (Alvin's note - there he goes again).

But if you wanted to give a prize for the most obnoxious homophobic tripe uttered, you would have a tie between Ryan Sorba of the Young Conservatives of California and perennial homophobe Robert Knight.

From this clip, Sorba advocates that the "gay identity" does not exist so folks combatting the so-called gay agenda should stop using the word "gay:"

 According to the American Independent:

Sorba proposed alternatives to the word “gay,” which received approval by a unanimous show of hands by the 40-some audience members:
  • “Same-sex attraction”
  • “Same-sex intercourse”
  • “Sodomy”
  • “Unnatural vice”

And then Robert Knight, according to Religious Right Watch, makes the case for the men in the white coats to come and take him away in a straitjacket. According to Knight, gay staffers control Congress:

Knight's tirade of ignorance includes the worst stereotype about lgbts - we have no lives nor families. But the sheer idiocy of his comments reveal a sad fact. There are people who are in the business of demonizing lgbts because it is just that - a business.  But Knight seems to be on a different plateau.

He actually believes the junk he spouts.

As much as I try not to be rude in describing the opposition to lgbt equality, I have to say - from the heart:

What a bunch of dumb asses!

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1 comment:

Keir said...

Do you know who is on Sorba's left? I keep thinking it's LaBarbera. Funny how most of the audience shown in the video is either middle-aged or older. You know, I can see Ryan Sorba taking Peter LaBarbera's place in the future. And by then, more and more people will be accepting and able to see through this flagrant bulls---. If he keeps this up, Sorba's in for a sad and pathetic future.