Thursday, September 01, 2011

Matt Barber has pedophilia on the brain

Matt Barber likes to talk about gay sex . . . a lot.
I will say one thing about phony religious right cause celebre turned anti-gay talking head Matt Barber - he certainly knows how to milk a controversy, even if said controversy is as phony as his career.

Last week, I wrote about how he and discredited researcher Judith Reisman attended a symposium of a group who is supposedly trying to "reduce the stigmatization and stereotyping of people attracted to children."

Ever since they attended this symposium, Barber has steadily been attempting to connect this symposium to either the American Psychiatric Association - even though no one from the body attended this symposium - or Barber's favorite target - the gay community.

Of course there is absolutely no connection between the symposium and the gay community. But one can count on Barber to attempt to create one.

Barber has been either writing columns about the symposium or making the rounds of religious right radio shows.

Today, according Right Wing Watch, he not only made an appearance on "Porno Pete" LaBarbera's radio show, but he also wrote a very venomous column in World Net Daily. Part of it reads as follows:

Make no mistake: Children are the target of what I call the "sexual anarchy movement." Whether it's the movement's pedophile wing that seeks to literally rape children, or its radical pro-abortion, homosexualist and feminist wings, which seek to rape the minds of children, the larger sexual anarchy movement has a shared goal: Attack, corrupt and destroy God's design for human sexuality. Children are just collateral damage.

Sexual anarchists know that to own the future, they must own the minds of our children. Hence, groups like B4U-ACT, GLSEN (The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), Planned Parenthood and the like utilize academia from pre-school to post-graduate to brainwash and indoctrinate. Still, sexual anarchists are not restricted to the world of not-for-profit perversion advocacy. They also permeate the Obama administration.

Consider, for instance, that the official website for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently linked to "parenting tips" that referenced children as "sexual beings" and suggested that they should experiment with homosexuality and masturbation.

. . .Bolstered by support from the National Education Association, GLSEN has access to your children through sex education curricula it provides thousands of public schools across the country, and via adult sponsored "Gay Straight Alliances," hosted in those same schools.

Alas, we live in a post-Kinsey America wherein our culture, along with our Judeo-Christian heritage, rots in the heat of the day. The stench of sexual anarchy is masked by the soaring, disingenuous rhetoric of "tolerance," "diversity" and "comprehensive sex education."

This need by Barber to reduce the gay community to matters of "sexual behavior" is probably not by accident nor is it pathological.

During a September 2009 religious right conference, Barber advised some attendees:

. . . to focus on the “ick” factor around gay sex and on claims that homosexuality is a health threat, which he called the movment’s “Achilles heel.”

That means every chance he gets, no matter if the issue is about same-sex households, the bullying and suicides of our lgbtq children, or probably even the issues of elderly members of the gay community, expect Barber to pull out the "gay sex" card.

This is because he has no other cards. Barber can't win the argument through logic so he is a hard advocate of the notion that "it's better to nauseate than educate."


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Homophobe Rick Santorum having a deservedly bad time and other Thursday midday news briefs

Conservative politics, seasoned with pro-criminalization Sprigg - Let us not forget that the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg also expressed Bryan Fischer's wish about the "criminalization" of homosexuality.

Bigoted GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum gets mad at Piers Morgan for asking him about bigotry - My heart bleeds for the Santorum.

Penn State Students Grill Alum Rick Santorum On Marriage Views - Santorum also got grilled to the ground on his statements at Penn State. Watch how he tries to attack same-sex households. And watch how students won't accept this madness. The good part starts at 8:30.

Scott Lively: Gays Will Use Prop 8 Tapes To Intimidate Christian Witnesses - What witnesses? They were too chickenshit to testify because the cross examination would have revealed that they lied in many, if not all of their claims about marriage equality.

NOM Raises Pathetic Fraction Of $100K Fundraising Goal - I'm sure that those secret funders NOM fights like mad to hide will make up the difference.

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The reason why the American Family Association is a hate group

 Due to the amazing success of a recent post - 16 Reasons Why The Family Research Council is a Hate Group, I rewrote and retitled this piece as a part of an ongoing series focusing on the language and lies of many of the groups named by the Southern Poverty Law Center as anti-gay hate groups

Last year when the Southern Poverty Law Center declared certain anti-gay organizations to be hate groups, they went apoplectic. They claimed that they were being "persecuted" for their faith and being picked on by so-called radical left-wing forces.

They even got members of Congress  to help them push that false notion, dodging the fact that their rhetoric, their intentional lying, and pushing of propaganda fueled SPLC's actions.

But one man took it upon himself to be so bullheaded that he had to speak his mind about the gay community - not matter how ignorant and hateful his words were, thereby  proving these organizations to be dodging liars and giving the gay community and our supporters one of many things to point out about the contradictions in the religious right's phony claim of persecution.

That man - Bryan Fischer - Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association. The AFA is one of the organizations declared as a hate group by SPLC and Fischer's rhetoric is a main reason for this designation.

Yet those defending AFA and other religious right groups conveniently omit any talk of Fischer or the comments he made. Such as:

when he said that gays created the Nazi Party:

or that homosexuality should be criminalized:

or that gay sex is like terrorism:

And it bears mentioning that Fischer isn't seen as a loon by many on the right. He is dead center in their mainstream. Many individuals, such as various Republican presidential candidates have appeared on this man's radio show. So maybe, in a strange way, the gay community owes some sort of debt of thanks to Fischer. Because you see, every time someone like Peter Sprigg or Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council claim that they are being "picked on" because of their "faith," we can remind them of this:

And if those video clips aren't enough for you, then consider when Fischer:

tried to refute SPLC's list of 10 lies the religious right tell about the gay community. Not only did SPLC answer him back - embarrassing the hell out of him, but I got some kicks in myself.

Lastly, there was the interview with David Pakman in which Fischer really made an ass of himself. The following are just some of the highlights:

“We're the ones telling the truth about the link between homosexuality and pedophilia.”

“Active participation in the homosexual lifestyle will deprive a male of anywhere between 8 and 20 years of his life expectancy” - a Paul Cameron lie.

“There is ‘no such thing as a monogamous homosexual relationship’”

“The rectal wall is one cell thick” - now Fischer is quoting Paul Cameron almost verbatim.

“We need to take our cue from gay porn actors”

“Those homosexual activists that are so intent on normalizing homosexual behavior...they must be harboring some deep seated longing to be straight”

“...homosexual activists must be latently heterosexual”

The fact that the AFA actually allows Fischer to use its name is more than enough reason to give the organization "hate group" status.

If anyone disagrees, please tell me why. Your reasoning is going to be highly enjoyable to hear.

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