Friday, April 01, 2011

Porno Pete LaBarbera's Hate Academy begins today

Today is the first day of Peter LaBarbera's so-called two-day "Truth Academy," in which he and other religious right "experts" seek to brainwash the next generation on the finer points of homophobia.

Apparently it's taking place at Columbus, OH. Discover Christian Church, 2900 Martin Rd., Dublin, OH 43017; near intersection of Sawmill Rd. and Rt. 161 and the theme is “The Hate Labeling of Christians: Why It’s Happening and What We Can Do.”

Point of fact - Christians are not being labeled as "haters." Only LaBarbera and those who partake in his homophobic shenanigans. To put it plainly, all of the speakers invited to LaBarbera's "truth academy" richly deserve the label of being a "homophobe."

A good friend of mine, Matt Algren, broke it down rather nicely:

  • Robert Gagnon reduces being gay to “you’re doing sex wrong.”
  • Rena Lindevaldsen says that the United States government shouldn’t have the power to decide whether people have sex unless those people are gay, in which case the government must imprison them.
  • Greg Quinlan is just glad he isn’t “a flaming faggot” (his term) and says that people have the right not to have gay sex…but they don’t have the right to have gay sex. Because gay people have AIDS.
  • Linda Harvey says that LGBT teachers will molest children, and that gays in the military want to bring the nation down. Also, she says HIV/AIDS and other diseases are part and parcel of gay sex.
  • Matt Barber agrees with them that gays are sexual predators, but he says we want to molest soldiers. He also calls gays “fascists,” not unlike friend Scott Lively does when he claims that gays are responsible for genocide in Nazi Germany and Rwanda.
  • David Kupelian wraps it all up by declaring (falsely) that Christians in America are being persecuted and thrown in jail for not liking gay people very much.

    These are not Christian people. These are liars motivated by vicious homophobia and anti-gay animus so pathological that they probably should seek psychiatric care.

    There will be a group protesting this madness and I hope they raise sufficient hell.


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    4 comments:

    tremont said...

    Yes, I think they are Christians. Not all Christians have the same beliefs that they do. There is no magic criteria for determining who is a Christian.

    I reject the assumption that Christians are automatically good.

    The Red 9 said...

    @Tremont
    I would arguably use the criteria that Christians use the Bible and particularly the New Testament as the basis for guiding their beliefs and behaviors. Deliberately spreading lies and misinformation cannot possibly be justified in any way using what is in the Bible and in fact, go against pretty much any thing that was written down within.

    Therefore those who deliberately spread lies cannot possibly be Christian.
    -Jeremy

    Mykelb said...

    Not only do these "so-called" KKKristian dominionists spread lies, they foment hatred and violence as a result. Some of the violence is caused by internal conflict by those duped by Porno Pete's particular brand of institutionalized hatred in the form of suicide. Others are just shunned by families of that particular brand of hatred, throwing their teenagers into the street to starve, prostitute themselves and put themselves at high risk for murder and HIV infection, and then there are their HUGE LIES that there are no LGBT people, only twisted heterosexuals who have CHOSEN to be LGBT and need CONVERSION THERAPY to get back to their "true" nature. All of this is just shite and has been debunked by the American Medical Associate, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association,the American Counseling Association and the British Medical Association. See below for references:

    AMA – http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/member-groups-sections/glbt-advisory-committee/ama-policy-regarding-sexual-orientation.page
    ACA - http://www.counseling.org/Publications/CounselingTodayArticles.aspx?AGuid=4b4ac742-9a58-4086-bcff-96e925cc3599
    AAP - http://www.aap.org/featured/sexualorientation.htm
    APA - http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/08/therapeutic.aspx
    BMA - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/bma-declares-that-conversion-therapy-for-gays-is-harmful-2016391.html

    Mykelb said...

    Tremont:

    There was only one Christian. He died on the cross two millenia ago. Everyone else is just a poseur.