Thursday, January 03, 2013

Tammy Baldwin sworn in as first openly gay United States Senator

Today, Tammy Baldwin was sworn in officially, becoming the first openly gay United States Senator. Enjoy this bit of history and those who can remember as far back as I can - and even farther - we have certainly come a long way, haven't we? Simply another reminder of how far the lgbt community can go when we don't let ignorant people hold us back.

'Obama, Nazis, the Anti-Christ, and gays! Oh my!' and other Thursday midday news briefs

Audio: Scott Lively equates gays & Obama with Nazis & the antiChrist; says rainbow flag is sign of EndTimes - Oh boy! Leave it to Scott Lively to connect Obama with gays and Nazis and the anti-Christ. And what you see about his claim regarding the rainbow flag isn't a joke. Time to pull out my copies of the Omen and Damien Omen II.  

California Gov. Jerry Brown Appeals Injunction Against Ex-Gay Therapy Ban - Go get 'em, Jerry!

 Leading Conservative Religious Organization Warns That Christians Will Soon Be Treated Like Blacks In Jim Crow Era - Apparently when you become a leader in the religious right, you gain the power to talk out of your tuckus.  

The Right’s loss of the culture war is in extreme slow motion; will it toss its extremists out? Doubt it. - I hope they don't just yet. Then, who will I have to play with?  

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories - A reiteration of how we ruled last year.

Anti-gay group wants to produce Christian-oriented rap video

When I first saw the above video, I thought "ugh."

Don't get me wrong. On it's face, I see nothing wrong with this per se.

But the devil is always in the details, or in this case, the devil seems to be the one behind this mess.

In other words, I have a serious problem with the organization behind this idea of a pro-Christian rap video - the Liberty Counsel.

The Liberty Counsel is a venomous anti-gay organization which hides its bigotry behind a Christian cloak, vocally standing even against the simplest of pro-gay endeavors including gays serving openly in the military as well as anti-discrimination laws.

But the thing which worries me the most is that the the Liberty Counsel employs Matt Barber. Barber makes no secret how negatively he feels toward the gay community. However  his past comments regarding our gay youth is a serious problem as far as I'm concerned.

Such as what he said about gay men and pedophilia:

 Or what he said about gay teens who commit suicide:

 Or how he defended ex-gay therapy for our youth:

One wonders if the rapper in the above video knows what he is getting himself into by joining such an organization which employs a man like Barber