Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Will Victoria Jackson continue to play the victim after her attack on gay families?

Victoria Jackson
It is very rare that I pay former SNL comedian Victoria Jackson any attention when she goes off on her rants.

Her claims about President Obama being a communist is more than enough for me to figure out that girlfriend is a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal.

But her newest rant deserves some attention, not because of who she is, but partly because of what she said and the role she likes to play.

Those who read this blog probably know that the one thing which sets me off is when someone attacks gay families.

Well Victoria just set me off:

Suddenly, the gym CNN is blasting a story of how a homosexual man is helping other homosexuals adopt children. He speaks about the personal, passionate sacrifice of his time for this cause as if he were Mother Theresa. I’m appalled. Homosexuals-adopting-children is child abuse. No, it’s pedophilia and sexual molestation. Teaching a young mind, a clean slate, an innocent soul that homosexuality is a natural, normal and moral lifestyle is evil. How is gay adoption different from the recently jailed Penn State Jerry Sandusky, child molester case?

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

Since sistah girl likes to repeat Bible verses, I've got one for her:

Thou shalt no bear false witness.

I know some folks will say "who cares," but follow my thinking.

Jackson has in the past whined that people like her, who supposedly stand up for "values" and "morality" are supposedly unfairly labeled as bigots.

In my world - which is the real world - when you falsely attack gays and accuse them of being pedophiles, that is bigotry. When you attack innocent same-sex families, that is bigotry.

She is so indicative of what bothers me about religious right groups, spokespeople, and those who profess to be evangelical right-wing Christian. It's as if they actually expect the gay community to be quiet when they dehumanize us and insult our families.

However, if we respond,  we are the bad guys. We are the intolerant ones.

It's as if they think that the gay community should sit there and allow ourselves to be disrespected and allow our families to be attacked.

People like Victoria Jackson seem to think that their religious beliefs is a gateway for them to say anything about gay community without the courtesy of a reprisal.

Girlfriend had better get a grip because this gay guy has always believed in the maxim of "if you don't want trouble, don't start trouble."

I've already given her my opinion of her words. Feel free if you want to.

Editor's note - there is a link to her column in this post. Feel free to respond. But remember any profanity or insults will be used by Jackson to make herself seem like the victim.

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'NOM: Gays want to get rid of biological parenthood' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

Scott Lively: Moral Relativist - This is funny. Glenn Beck's favorite phony historian David Barton has been caught in a huge controversy over his book about Thomas Jefferson. Trust me when I say it doesn't look good for him. And who is the blame? Why the gay community. I don't what bothers me the most - that we are again falsely accused or the fact that we actually DIDN'T have anything to do with this nice turn of events.  

NOM's Ruth Institute: Marriage equality supporters 'oppose your right as a biological parent' - You know there are scare tactics and then there are scare tactics that just don't make any sense at all.
 Tammy Baldwin Gets Lesbian Super PAC's First Endorsement - Not bad! Go Tammy! 

 Ask Ryan if he still supports ENDA gay rights law he voted for in 07 - That's a good question to ask Paul Ryan, which of course means that it won't be asked. 

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Racist using 'religious liberty' argument in lawsuit

Religious right groups are always whining about how gay equality will violate their "religious liberties" to the point that they have actually built a groundswell of support for laws protecting this idea. However, the following demonstrates what their deliberate vagueness about "religious liberties" can lead to - a racist using the religious liberty argument in a lawsuit:

A Hawkins man is claiming his civil rights and religious freedom were violated earlier this year when a black man sacked his groceries and a Big Sandy grocery store owner banned the customer from the business.

DeWitt R. Thomas filed a federal lawsuit in July against Keith Langston, owner of Two Rivers Grocery & Market.

According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Thomas entered the market on March 5 to buy food.

He stated in a nine-page, hand-written lawsuit that he told the grocery sacker, a black man, “Wait a minute, don’t touch my groceries. I can’t have someone negroidal touch my food. It’s against my creed.”

Thomas claimed the cashier was “perplexed” by his request and yelled at him to take his items and leave.

In a telephone interview Wednesday, Thomas said, “It’s pretty simple. They treated me really bad because I told them it was against my creed.”

According to the lawsuit, Thomas went on to explain he meant a black person when he used the term “negroidal.”

. . . When Thomas returned two days later, he noticed the same black man would be sacking his groceries, so he again requested the “Negro” not handle his groceries, according to the lawsuit.

This time, Langston was there. He called police to serve Thomas a criminal trespass warning. While waiting for the police, an employee locked the doors, and the lawsuit claims Thomas was “unlawfully restrained.”

Thomas said Langston broke the law the night he locked him in the store.

“We were closing, and I don’t know of a business that doesn’t lock their doors when they close. It keeps more people from coming in,” Langston said.

Thomas said he doesn’t understand why he had to deal with the same situation twice.

“My question is, why after I told them how I felt and that it was against my creed did this negroid try to impress himself upon me and try to handle my groceries again.” Thomas said.

Thomas said his religious beliefs are based on Vedism, which he said encompasses Hinduism.

“Vedism translates into knowledge. I am not this way because I am ignorant. Ignorance is the enemy,” he said.

Thomas said he has not broken any laws and was exercising his religious freedom and the rights he has been

More here at the News Journal in Longview, TX.

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