Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The LGBTQ community is using Ernie and Bert to 'recruit' children? I never got the memo.


See, now this sort of thing makes me angry.

National Headquarters never sent me a memo or an email saying that we were switching to Ernie and Bert. I'm still using 'The Smurfs' to recruit (Oh stop with the fake surprise. I mean come on. A village with 100 males and one female.)  So how in the heck did vile homophobe Gordon Klingenschmitt get the news before me?

Seriously though, before the usual comments from "I bet he likes public restrooms" to "why do you give that homophobe any attention" commences, just remember a few things.

1. It's rather sad that almost 40 years after Anita Bryant, there are some folks who still believe that "gays recruit children."

 2. Most importantly, very briefly, Gordon Klingenschmtt here used to be a state legislator, serving one term in the Colorado state legislature. And while he is gone, remember that in state legislatures across the country, including the United States House of Representatives and Senate, there are a few who believe as he does about the LGBTQ community and children. And it only takes about two or three to team up with anti-LGBTQ hate groups like the Family Research Council or the Alliance Defending Freedom and push bills which give us hell.

So feel free to ignore Klingenschmitt here, but never ignore what he represents. You do that on your own peril.

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

'New charges of sexual assault, gang rapes rocks Trump's SCOTUS pick' & other Wed midday news briefs

Like the vast majority of things handled by Trump, his pick of Brett Kavanaugh as a SCOTUS justice is a muddled dis

Julie Swetnick Accuses Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct, Alleges He Was Present During ‘Gang Rape’ - This Kavanaugh this just got uglier real fast. I hate the entire thing, i.e. how the selection of a SCOTUS judge has become a rushed game political football played by folks who care less about fairness and more about cheating the process because they have no reasonable courtroom arguments to defend their positions (i.e. I am looking right at you, anti-LGBTQ industry groups such as the Family Research Council, the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society, etc.)

What do I speak of? This post from 2016 which is aging very well:  Marriage Equality Opponents Need to Admit Actual Reason for Their Loss

And today, marriage equality and other LGBTQ rights hangs in the balance: Justice Brett Kavanaugh would represent an immediate threat to LGBT rights

Mike Pence to 'troll' Atlanta's LGBTIs, schedules visit just ahead of Pride - So, Mike Pence is coming to Atlanta a day before the city holds it Pride event in order to stump for the GOP gubernatorial candidate. I hope folks have something suitable planned as a welcome for him.

LGBTQ-Inclusive Florida Church Responds With Love After Sign Is Vandalized - But let us never lose our faith and hope.