Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Next step on the 'nefarious gay agenda' - we take over bowling on ESPN

Forgive the ridiculously hysterical headline. It's my way of pointing out something awesome which took place last weekend on ESPN:

ESPN set a new precedent over the weekend by airing what may be the first professionally-shot footage of an openly gay athlete kissing his husband after a victory
As Outsports is reporting, professional bowler Scott Norton smooched his husband Craig Woodward after winning the 2012 PBA Chameleon Championship in Las Vegas.

Though the event was held in November, ESPN did not air the footage until Dec. 30. During the telecast, ESPN’s announcers referred to Woodward as Norton’s husband or spouse, Outsports also pointed out.

Norton tied the knot with Woodward, a United Healthcare executive, in October 2011.
The 30-year-old bowler came out to friends and family as a teenager, though he didn't address his sexuality publicly until last year, the Windy City Times reports.

The kiss of victory comes at the end of the following clip at 2:09:

As you can see, it is a special moment. Don't get too hackneyed by it, brothers and sisters. Otherwise, I will be forced to share that Billy Dee Williams line from the Diana Ross movie "Mahogany:"

"Success means nothing unless you have someone to share it with."

'James Dobson's comments about Sandy Hook tragedy, marriage equality takes its toll' and other Wednesday news briefs

For those who can't get enough of seeing gay couples tying the knot for the first time (I know I can't), here is a video from one of the Maryland weddings: 

In other news briefs:  

Ryan Dobson Defends his Father's Comments About Sandy Hook, Calling Him 'a Man who is Making a Stand for Righteousness' - While I understand anyone's desire to defend his/her father, I am so offended by any notion that Dobson is a victim here. Innocents were murdered, Dobson said something stupid, and he deserves all of the negative blow back he gets.  

Kansas sues lesbian couple’s sperm donor for child support - Leave it to Kansas and Governor Brownback to try and screw us over. You just KNOW someone thought this mess up with mischief in mind.

 Chicago Cardinal Condemns Illinois Lawmakers For Considering Marriage Equality This Week - Sorry Cardinal, but no one is forcing you to marry gay couples, so butt out!

 Uganda LGBT Advocate Arrested for “Recruiting Into Homosexuality” - Remember that the struggle for lgbt equality is not solely American based. It is a worldwide fight for dignity and respect, NOT TOLERANCE! 

 Metropolitan Community Churches: Do Gays Need A Church Of Their Own Anymore? - I'm not crazy about the headline but the article is really good.

Matt Barber, the transgender community, gays rights, and children

Matt Barber
If one want to check out just how low some folks sink to attack the gay community, look no further than the Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber:

Through the secular-”progressive” looking-glass, the term “sexual orientation” has, in a few short years, evolved to accommodate an ever-expanding fruit basket of carnal appetites.

Mr. Francis enjoys macramé, long walks on the beach, wearing lady’s knickers and showering fully nude with 6-year-old girls. Because it’s illegal to “discriminate based on the basis of gender identity,” and since it’s the only “tolerant” thing to do, this brave bellwether of the persecuted LGBT victim-class has secured the “civil right” for him and other men to fully expose themselves to your daughter in the locker room at Olympia, Washington’s Evergreen State College. But slow down, Dad.

According to the law, if you have a problem with Mr. Francis baring all to your baby girl, then you’re the problem. You’re a “transphobe” (“homophobia’s” evil twin sister, er, brother … whatever). Deck this sicko for terrifying your first-grader and you’re off to jail while “Colleen” is off to the “Human Rights Campaign” for a commendation as the latest victim of an “anti-LGBT hate crime.”

Rosa Parks in drag, I guess.

Only Matt Barber can be ridiculously offensive, downright crude, and just so wrong all at the same time.

A little tip - I would advise anyone set to whine about  the so-called bad name that Christianity receives do one thing first. Hog tie Barber and lock him in a closet somewhere.

Even a sneeze from that guy destroys your argument.