Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Publications which fired writer after homophobic tirade are being hypocritical about their own bigotry

“CDC Finally Acknowledges: Homosexual Behavior Can Lead To More STDs. Duh,” 

 “Homosexual Christians Doing Just What Jesus Wants By Waiting to Have Homosexual Sex Until After Homosexual Marriage,” 

“Trans Woman Demands TSA Ignore Biological Sex” 

 “FDA: Screw The Public, Let Gay Men Donate Blood.” 

These are the articles run by one of the publications which recently fired conservative writer Denise McAllister. Her offense? A viciously homophobic tirade aimed at openly gay journalist Yashar Ali.

However, as Media Matters points out, the right-wing publications which fired McAllister are being extremely hypocritical. Articles published by these publications pass along the same vulgarities she voiced in her twitter tirade. But in a so-called more respectable tone:

 . . . The Federalist is rife with articles arguing against allowing gay couples to adopt, some of which frame the issue as akin to child abuse. Articles such as “Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting,” “What It’s Like To Face The LGBT Inquisition,” “Same-Sex Marriage Won’t Bring Us Peace,” and “The Kids Are Not Alright: A Lesbian’s Daughter Speaks Out” warn that “if people cease to take thinking seriously, the LGBT lobby wins,” that it’s “not natural” to grow up living with two women, and that “redefining marriage undermines freedom of speech and conscience, parent rights, and good home lives for children.” 
The Federalist is also home to a host of articles eager to blame gay people for the sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church, with articles bemoaning that the church isn’t putting a focus on “the link between sexual abuse and homosexuality among the clergy.” Similarly, Federalist writers have argued repeatedly that “Christianity that endorses sexual license isn’t Christianity” and that “there have been a disturbing number of people who claim the name of Christ who would like us to believe that God and the Bible are totally cool with homosexuality. They are not.” It also hosts op-eds extolling the virtues of “the traditional Christian teaching on sex and marriage” while denouncing “homosexual practice” and “sex-changes as an answer to gender dysphoria.” 
 . . . Like The Federalist, The Daily Wire is also very concerned about “LGBT school indoctrination,” the potential negative effects of letting same-sex couples adopt children (even going so far as to claim that adoption agencies have a “right to deny children to homosexual couples”), and the rise in acceptance of “activity typically gauged as immoral” such as being gay. Columnists are quick to remind you that if you don’t accept that “the homosexual act is a grave sin and abortion is an abomination,” you are not a “real Christian.” 
You’ll also find a number of articles bemoaning the support of “same-sex ‘marriage’” from people “pushing homosexuality, ‘transgenderism’ and other pernicious perversions down everyone’s throat.” Right-wing commentator Erick Erickson has written a number of inflammatory anti-LGBTQ articles with lines such as “homosexuality is a perversion and sin” and California is “hellbent on forcing children into the latest religious craze: transgenderism.” Other Daily Wire writers warn that the United Nations is trying to “push homosexuality” on the rest of the world, that Pope Francis is wrong for saying that being gay isn’t a choice, and that people who disagreed with the intensely anti-LGBTQ “Nashville Statement” are basically heretics.

The entire article deserves a read. It appears that McAllister was not fired for her homophobic rant more than failing to hide her bigotry behind veneers of  "religion," "common sense," "science," or even the old reliable claim of "standing against political correctness."

In other words, she got caught without her mask.

'Anti-LGBTQ group falsely claims Equality Act would ban the Bible' & other Tue midday news briefs

Liberty Counsel: The Equality Act Will Ban Using The Bible “Wherever It Addresses Homosexual Actions” - They are at it again. Bear in mind that these are the same groups AND entities who falsely said that LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes legislation would lead to the arrest and silencing of pastors if they said homosexuality is a sin. It didn't happen. (click on the graphics to enlarge them).

Buffalo airport drops planned Chick-fil-A - And some of the same folks who think businesses should be allowed to turn away LGBTQ  Americans are angry.

Gay ‘American Idol’ Contestant Performs ‘Landslide’ For Parents Who Don’t Accept Him - This is so sad. 

Pete Buttigieg is gay enough - Yes he is. (but the bitch in me still snarks that IF America ever elected an openly gay president, he would be the type.)