Monday, August 12, 2013

Video of Donnie McClurkin verbally attacking gays

As I remarked early Sunday morning, the shuck-and-jive by Donnie McClurkin and his supporters has already started.

 McClurkin, you will remember, was uninvited Saturday night from the 50th anniversary concert of the 1963 March on Washington.

Now I have said why I felt McClurkin should not have been invited in the first place. I also said that in the controversy, which was sure to follow, both McClurkin and his supporters will spin as if McClurkin is a victim of discrimination and intolerance because he considers himself as "delivered from homosexuality through Jesus."

The American Family Association's One News Now is  claiming that McClurkin may have grounds to sue via an anti-discrimination ordinance.  Of course this is nonsense. McClurkin himself, in a recent video, is claiming that he was "threatened and bullied."

Rod McCollum in his blog, Rod2.0, said:

McClurkin never fully explained the controversy behind his Washington D.C. booking and only provides an oblique, cursory reference. "This is all about a stand that I took," said the gospel legend and Pentecostal minister. "But I was never was derogatory against any lifestyle." 

Donnie McClurkin is a liar.  His stance has been extremely derogatory.  The video above is him at a the 2009 COGIC Youth Conference. McClurkin is having what he seems to think is a religiously infused train of thought about the problems in the black community

But check out 6:17 when he begins harping on "feminine men." Then he says the following:

"No, no no. Don't applaud like it's a bash. It's because we failed. We failed! We didn't father our children."

Then later in the video, starting at at 8:38, McClurkin talks about how he was molested when he was eight-years-old. It's an awful story which he proceeds to make worse by linking pedophilia to homosexuality. It's a vulgar, disgusting ramble which McClurkin seems to be saying that existence of gay men is due to a lack of good parents and an abundance of evil predators.

I don't care how much screaming or talking in tongues he does, I don't care how "anointed" he is supposed to be,  McClurkin doesn't know what he is talking about. My heart goes out to him. It was an awful thing what happened to him as a child but gay men are not the products of pedophilia or rape. It's an ugly thing to imply and for him to now claim that he has not been derogatory towards gays when we have the evidence on tape is sad.

As I said before, I had already given my opinion about McClurkin being uninvited. The 1963 March on Washington was coordinated and successfully engineered by an openly gay black man, Bayard Rustin, who had to stay in the background of the African-American Civil Rights Movement because of ignorance and homophobia.

In light of this, what in the hell was anyone thinking inviting someone like McClurkin to this celebration? It's an insult to not only Rustin's memory, but in light of hearing McClurkin's comments, the spirit of the 1963 March itself.  The march was about freedom from ignorance and bigotry - two qualities which McClurkin demonstrated that he had so much of that they could have been oozing out of his pores along with the sweat.

But no matter how you feel about this controversy, count to yourself just how many times will McClurkin and his supporters address the ugly comments he made in the above video instead of playing the victim.

Count how many times McClurkin and his supporters will just happen to evade specific details regarding his rhetoric. 

If you are truly a man of God, Mr. McClurkin, you shouldn't be afraid to address what you have said. You shouldn't run away from your words.

I, and so many others, await hearing from you, especially those "feminine men" you talked about.

Many of them happen to be very good friends of mine.

Religious right spokesman thinks Americans supports Russia's anti-gay laws

To some folks, the lgbt community seems to be a cash cow. We have too many people earning a living attempting to defame us or deny us equality. We collect them unfortunately.

For example, here is yet another one, Austin Ruse of the C-FAM (Catholic and Human Rights Institute.)  Now earlier, he actually defended Russia for its draconian anti-gay laws. Today, while substituting for another religious right radio show host, he not only continues to defend the law but actually claims that most people in America would actually defend the law. Of course, watch how he defines this law as an attempt to keep gays from "recruiting" children:

Somehow, I have a hard time believing this. Perhaps its because of the source. You see, there is something else you should know about Ruse which is solely my opinion of him.

The man's an idiot, a 24-carat moron whose mind is a blank slate just ready to pop in whatever religious right propaganda against gays that exists.

And I say this because I have had contact with Ruse in the past. In 2009, we butted heads on my blog in regards to a pro-lgbt resolution at the United Nations. We went back and forth in the comments section of this post.

 I found one part of his nonsensical rambling so amusing that I simply had to make a blog post out of it. Apparently Austin thinks that there are 20 gender identities. However, watch how he tap dances around the subject when asked to name them.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

News brief special: Fox News becoming headquarters of funneled anti-gay propaganda

A while back, I told the lgbt community to watch out how for Fox News because the network will soon become a news entity where anti-gay propaganda would be able to be pushed to millions without the courtesy of a pushback or correction. From Equality Matters comes several examples of how this is slowly but steadily happening:

Fox's Gutfeld Mocks "Confused" Students Who Would Benefit From California Transgender Rights Bill

Fox's Todd Starnes Suggests Obama Is Secretly Gay For Supporting LGBT Athletes  

Fox’s Starnes Mocks Obama For Supporting Gay Olympians 

 Daily Caller Launches Weekly Column From Todd Starnes, Fox's Resident Mouthpiece For Anti-Gay Hate Groups 

 Fox News Gins Up “Bathroom Bill” Fears To Dismiss Protections For Transgender Students  

Fox's Erickson Dismisses Transgender People: "A Person Is Born Male or Female And That's Their Gender"  

Fox News Relies On Anti-LGBT Hate Groups To Condemn Protections For Transgender Students

 The only thing I can do thus far is report that this is happening. But it will take a large lgbt organization to start educating and raising hell about this. Hello, GLAAD!

Members of the religious right seem to be obsessed with 'gay sex'

Some members of the religious right, such as this guy - former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, think about gay sex too much to be complaining about it.