Tuesday, June 11, 2013

'Viciously homophobic ad continues to haunt the lgbt community' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

This commercial hammers the necessity of publicly and repeatedly calling "bullshit" on religious right lies about the lgbt community. The lies in it are offensive enough, but it gets worse when you realize that this same commercial has been used in years past in pushes against pro-lgbt legislation.

In other news:

Video: Small band of religion-driven Chicagoans waste gorgeous spring day marching against civil inevitability - Another day, another flop of an anti-gay protest. 

 Anti-Gay Kids Museum Responds To Discrimination Charges By Raising Prices - Oh for Pete's sake, people! 

 Mike Huckabee Sad He Has To See Gays on TV - You will get over it, Huckabee.

Revisiting the NC pastor and the 'gay men wear diapers' claim

Last year, North Carolina was immersed in a ballot initiative over marriage equality. Unfortunately, not only did the lgbt community and our allies lose this fight, but it introduced the world to Patrick Wooden of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ and his beliefs regarding "gay sex." Wooden claimed that gay men need diapers, are "bleeders," and don't mind having sex even in that "disabled" state. His statements, in part, are the following:


 “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.”

Naturally while folks were repulsed by this disgusting statement, Wooden reaped the publicity without telling anyone where he had gotten his claim from.

But I may have a general idea and if it's what I think it is, then it makes the situation more disgusting. You see, I have a feeling that Wooden may have been repeating a scene from a 2000 movie called 3 Strikes.

This scene (I apologize for the bad quality of the video but it is the only one I could find) describes the scenario Wooden alluded to. A man wearing a bloody diaper suspended over a bed while a gay man not only drools at him through the hospital window, but is implied to begin raping him at the end of the scene:

The interesting irony is that the young man suspended above the bed in a diaper was not injured from sexual activity, but from a gunshot in the rear.

So what do you think? Am I speculating pretty hard here or is there a point to be made?

Whatever the case may be, I have emailed Mr. Wooden asking for clarification. I doubt he will give it to me, but it is something to think about.

Editor's note -  I can't resist telling you this fact. The screenplay for 3 Strikes was written by someone who calls himself "DJ Pooh."