Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NC anti-gay marriage amendment supporter claims that gay men need diapers

Reports are coming in that today's press conference by Peter LaBarbera and his merry band of homophobes at the Southern Poverty Law Center headquarters was a bomb.

Which surprises no one.

However, Right Wing Watch uncovered something a bit nauseating but also very telling at the same time. At his press conference, LaBarbera included a bunch of black pastors and was pushing the phony notion that "gay are trying to piggyback off of the civil rights movement."

They were also trying to push the phony notion that SPLC was attacking groups like LaBarbera's because they supposedly stand up for "Christian principles."

Now I ask you, are the following comments by North Carolina pastor Patrick Wooden an example of "Christian principles?" Wooden not only participated in the press conference but also is one of the folks trying to pass an anti-marriage equality amendment in North Carolina.

The comments come from an interview he conducted with LaBarbera before the failed press conference:

Wooden: The God of the Bible made the human sperm, the God of the Bible designed it and it was not designed to be emptied into an area that is filled with feces, there is nothing for it to germinate with, it will most certainly mean the extinction of the human race. My belief is that if the medical community would just step forward and just would share with the American people what happens to the male anus, the problems that homosexuals have with their rectums, the damage that is done, the operations that are needed to sew up their bodies if you will, and how many of the men don’t even give these stitches time to heal before they are back out there practicing that wicked behavior. Some are bleeders, men who are not turned off by ingesting the feces of other men.

. . . If the truth was told, people would literally gag and no one would want to be in a lifestyle like that. Who wants to practice anything that is going to ultimately lead a grown man to about the time he’s in his 40s or 50s, or what not, having to wear a diaper or a butt plug just to be able to contain their bowels?

If you ask me, I don't think SPLC needed to issue a response to LaBarbera's failed press conference. All they have to do is replay Wooden's words. Call them what you want, but to me they epitomize hate. They epitomize ignorance. It's the same type of hate and ignorance which racists used to claim that integration was merely a way for the black man to have his way with white women.

Someone should tell Wooden that lies and exploitation of ignorance are not "Christian principles."

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'SPLC smacks down hate group press conference' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Anti-Gay Haters Plan Press Conference Today at SPLC - The Southern Poverty Law Center responds to the anti-gay hate group press conference held today. And the response is a doozy!

The amazing public turnaround of Bernice King on LGBT rights - It's the beginning of something good. And I hope more good comes out of it.

Three South Carolina Gay Couples To Protest Marriage Ban - Those are MY PEOPLE who are doing that! I love my lgbtq brothers and sisters from my state.

While Santorum wins Religious Right Support, No Signs of 'Strong Consensus' - Can't these dipsticks decide who dislikes gays more?

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Black pastors demean Dr. King's legacy by teaming up with anti-gay hate groups

Peter LaBarbera
It saddens me to report that a group of black pastors have learned nothing from Martin Luther King Jr's message of love.

How else can one explain what a group of them are doing today?

Today, these pastors are teaming up with resident homophobes Peter LaBarbera, Linda Harvey, Matt Barber, and others  to hold a press conference at noon outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center to  protest the fact that several religious right groups, including LaBarbera's Americans for Truth, were named by SPLC as hate groups.

According to SPLC:

the SPLC’s listings of these groups is based on their propagation of known falsehoods — claims about LGBT people that have been thoroughly discredited by scientific authorities — and repeated, groundless name-calling. Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups.

But of course LaBarbera and company will push the false idea that these groups are being attacked because of their supposed Christian beliefs. This is what he had to say about the press conference:

Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth, which is sponsoring the press event, recently interviewed Pastor Wooden, who said that the SPLC’s gambit of labeling mainstream pro-family groups that oppose homosexual activism as “hate groups” is seriously damaging the SPLC’s credibility. Wooden also debunked the “civil rights” analogy used by “gay” activists, saying it is wrong to compare “my beautiful blackness” with homosexual perversion.

LaBarbera said the SPLC is engaged in a thinly-veiled, one-sided campaign to demonize adherents of traditional Judeo-Christian morality.

Patrick Wooden
How sad. LaBarbera gets a bunch of black pastors who are desperate for publicity to accompany him.  I don't recognize these black pastors, except for one - Dr. Patrick Wooden, pastor, Upper Room Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Raleigh, NC.

This is the same Wooden who said the following in 2004:

"We have to block the use of euphemisms when we talk about homosexuals. They are not gay. We've got to use terms like 'deviant' and 'abomination.' "

 Maybe these pastors are so desperate for publicity that they are not aware of who they are teaming up with, so allow me to give a short overview of their "friends:"

Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel  who defends countries that persecute lgbts, compares lgbts and progressives in general to idol worshippers and child sacrificers of Biblical times, and made the following ugly comment about gays being allowed to serve openly in the military:

And above all, let's not forget the following comment he made about same-sex relationships:

There is nothing “conservative” about “one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it 'love'”