Monday, June 08, 2015

Lgbts should exploit the religious right because it's so easy to do

When it comes to good old fashioned strategic warfare, the lgbt community stinks. We really do.

How is it that we can allow anti-gay figures to falsely claim that they have no animus against us, no ignorance against us when we have so much ammunition to choose from?  How is it that folks like Tony Perkins and organizations such as the Family Research Council can even begin an attempt to control the argument in this so-called culture war when at the very least, all we need to do is to raise a stink by making conversations like the following (an old "friend" of ours, Peter LaBarbera being interviewed by VCY America's Crosstalk call-in show) go viral:

Why do we go out of our way to either minimize this as simple ignorance or do something needless such as speculate whether or not LaBarbera is secretly gay when we could be using this conversation to prove animus. Wouldn't it be wonderful to make someone like Ryan Anderson of the Heritage Foundation or even Perkins himself address this junk. But as it is, it is our silence which is preventing us from moving faster in our struggle for equality than we should.

And it's not just LaBarbera. Day in and day out, we are inundated with religious right members, conservative politicians and think-tank minions who say outlandish things about the lgbt community and we hardly ever use their words to rightfully demonstrate their animus.

Perhaps we should get less desensitized to homophobic words and more willing to exploit them.

'Franklin Graham calls for boycott of Wells Fargo for featuring same-sex family in ad' & other Monday midday news briefs

Franklin Graham
Billy Graham's Church Calls For Christians To Boycott Wells Fargo Bank Over Same-Sex Adoption Ad - So ads showing same-sex couples and their children should be considered as anti-Christian persecution now? THIS is the very reason why these claims about anti-Christian persecution in America will be treated like the "boy who cried wolf." 

Huckabee Stands By 'Commonsense' Transgender Locker Room Joke - Apparently to folks like Mike Huckabee, common sense means being bullheaded, ignorant, refusing to educate yourself on things you know nothing about and putting it all on "Jesus."

Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage - That headline should read 'Scott Walker ain't ever gonna be president (hopefully).  

Beck: We Have 10,000 Pastors Who Are Willing To Die Resisting Anti-Christian Persecution In America - Which is news to everyone, ESPECIALLY those 10,000 pastors.

Bill Maher 'declares war' against false cries of anti-Christian persecution

Say what you will about Bill Maher, in this case about those constantly whining about Christian persecution in America, he is on point: