Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Anti-gay radio show host/pastor - Ebola virus outbreak would take care of gays, others 'not protected by God'

Rick Whiles
Argument in today's marriage equality hearings are over and while folks guess and and predict the outcome, anti-gay radio show host  and pastor, Rick Wiles isn't worried. Today, he seemed optimistic about  how the Ebola virus crisis would talk care of the situation.

Right before chatting with a Republican congressman on his on “Trunews” program yesterday, End Times radio host Rick Wiles said that an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. might actually be a good thing if it ends up giving an “attitude adjustment” to all the gays and atheists, along with people who use pornography or have had an abortion, who will die if they aren’t “protected by God.” “Now this Ebola epidemic can become a global pandemic and that’s another name for plague. It may be the great attitude adjustment that I believe is coming,” he said. “Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography and abortion.” “If Ebola becomes a global plague, you better make sure the blood of Jesus is upon you, you better make sure you have been marked by the angels so that you are protected by God. If not, you may be a candidate to meet the Grim Reaper.”

I want to say something else. I truly do. But even I'm rendered speechless by this fool. . . of course though one has to wonder which Congressman came on Wiles' show after THAT statement.

'Six marriage equality cases argued today' & other Wed. midday news briefs

It's a big day in Cincinnati; follow along, join in at #6thCircuit - Today in Cincinnati, there will be six lawsuits regarding anti-marriage equality laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Click on this link to follow developments all day via twitter.  

Transgender Woman Says Immigration Detention Officials Told Her To Pretend Her Rape Was Consensual - THIS is awful!

California Lawmakers Consider Expanding Gay Parents' Rights - Go California!!

 Anti-Gay Activist Gary Glenn Wins GOP Primary In Michigan - From the online "conversations" I've had with him, it's easy to see that Gary Glenn doesn't have the sense God gave a goose. And Michigan Republicans just picked him in a primary for a seat in the Michigan House of Republicans. DAMN!  

Opponents of Equal Rights Ordinance sue Mayor Annise Parker, city of Houston - When have our opponents given up after they have lost fairly?

CA Council woman verbally attacked during meetings because she is lesbian

Apparently a member of a California city council has been the target of verbal attacks because of her sexual orientation.

From Raw Story:

The vice mayor of Richmond, California has been the target of racially-charged and homophobic taunts from opponents who now accuse her of wanting to stifle their free speech rights, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. According to the Chronicle, the vitrol directed at Jovanka Beckles, a lesbian who identifies as a Black Latina, has been a fixture at local city council meetings since her election four years ago. During a meeting last month, one member of the public, identified as Mark Wassberg, was seemingly bragging about the council allowing him the right to berate Beckles over her sexual orientation.

“I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality,” he was quoted as saying. “You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.”

KTVU-TV also reported last month that critics have called for Beckles to resign after video came to light of her telling a local minister, Rev. Kenneth Davis, to “get out of [her] f*cking face,” and calling other hecklers “bullies” and “women abusers.”

Based on another video - taken from youtube, it seems that Beckles may have some justification for her reaction (although not the profanity she allegedly used). This video paints the picture of a continuously abusive council audience. The following clip is from last year in which Wassberg, the man who called Beckles filth, and other members of the audience berated Beckles using all sorts of nasty language. Please note that the video is making the argument that another council member, Nat Bates, is defending the attacks on Beckles.

There is no such thing as "free speech" when someone is verbally attacking a group of people or a specific government official during meetings. The fact of the matter is that the verbal abuse should have been stopped the instant it started.