Friday, February 22, 2013

Know Your LGBT History - WKRP in Cincinnati: 'Les on a Ledge'

WKRP in Cincinnati _ Les On A Ledge by hulu

As seen by this 1978 episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, members of the transgender community and the idea that someone would attempt suicide after being called gay were funny topics once upon a time without hardly any reprisal.  Not so much today.

While we continue to do the work to gain equality, let's never forget how far we have come or where we have come from.

Past Know Your LGBT History posts:

'NOM teams up with anti-gay hate group for march' and other Friday midday news briefs

NOM joins forces with Family Research Council, undeniable anti-LGBT animus - The era of the Maggie Gallagher passive-aggressive homophobia is officially over for the National Organization for Marriage. And let's not forget one of the many statements made by FRC about lgbts:

Philly Archbishop To Bus Parishioners To NOM Hate March On SCOTUS - And unfortunately, some members of the Catholic Church will be busing people in.

And what are we doing to counter it? This, which I fully support!
Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Partly Because Of Powerful Vatican Gay Lobby, Italian Paper Claims - I definitely missed the memo from national headquarters on this one. 

 Scott Lively Finds More 'Proof' That Obama is Gay, Having an Affair with Reggie Love - That Scott Lively! Always good for a laugh!

Christian writer - heterosexual sex reveals the mystery of Jesus and church

 A few thoughts about what you have just seen:

First of all, this is not a parody. This seems to be taken from an episode of Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club."

This Christopher West guy is a STRANGE one and what exactly is "theology of the body." That's just creepy.

Lastly, I was so blown away by that long-winded, absolutely Tommy Chongish explanation of heterosexual sex that I almost missed getting angry when he next compares gay and lesbian relationships to alcoholism and sexual addiction.

I almost WISH this guy was a witness at the Prop 8 trial.

To those who seek to stop gays and lesbians from getting married - if you even condone this guy's explanation of why marriage equality shouldn't be allowed, then I suggest you start buying us gays and lesbians the wedding rings NOW!