My Dear, Fellow, “The Gays,”
I’ve been looking at the news, and it finally dawned on me this week: Everything, I mean, everything, is our fault. Here’s what I’ve learned.
The Gays are pedophiles and are responsible for the Vatican’s international, decades-long pedophile priests problem, according to the Vatican. But we can’t blame the Vatican for thinking this. Bill Donohue, the head of The Catholic League, blamed The Gays for the Vatican’s priest pedophilia problem just a week earlier.
Then there’s that whole God-smiting-man because of The Gays thing: Hurricane Katrina, turns out, was our fault. Reverend Jerry Falwell blamed 9/11 on The Gays. Oh, and The Gays are responsible for the large-scale earthquakes in Israel two years ago.
Ordained Southern Baptist minister and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says legalizing same-sex marriage is the same as legalizing incest, polygamy, and drug use. He also thinks The Gays are “disingenuous,” and America cannot afford to “experiment” with same-sex couples as parents, because, in case you weren’t aware, “children are not puppies.” (Yes, there is now a Facebook page for Puppies Against Mike Huckabee.)
Maggie Gallagher’s National Organization for (Straight-Only) Marriage (NOM) is a hair away from accusing gays for “out-of-wedlock birth rates” that are still rising. Somehow, in Maggie’s mind, pornography plays a role in that too. But Maggie must be so happy with China, because there, the rate of marriage is going up. Of course, they’re sham marriages, but hey, as long as people think it’s tab ‘A’ and slot ‘B.’
Constance McMillen’s classmates think gays are responsible for the prom cancellation in Mississippi, so some of them sent her to a fake prom, then got pissed when they got snagged bragging about being nasty little bigots on Facebook. Now they blame The Gays for that backlash, too. And a lovely conservative couple thinks gays are responsible for a ‘Cross-Dressing’ Fashion Show supposedly created to coincide with the anti-bullying Day of Silence. (It wasn’t but it’s now been canceled anyway.)
But fear not! The American Family Association is staging a counter-protest Friday against The Gays and their “controversial” national Day of Silence.
Gays in the military are responsible for raising conflicting emotions and issues. And, of course, The Gays, in the Dutch military, are responsible for the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 in 1995, according to U.S. General George Sheehan. And, why didn’t I realize this before? We can’t repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” because “the Bible calls for the death penalty for homosexuality.”
While we’re on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” civil rights activist and author David MIxner tells us that The “Gays and lesbians are under the research microscope of the Pentagon.”
Focus groups, research, meetings and studies are beginning to see if it is safe for this nation to allow members of the LGBT community to serve their nation. Even wives of military personnel are being asked if they can handle the possibility that their husbands might be forced to serve with us. The military is even considering an option to allow anyone who can’t stand the thought of being in a foxhole with us to leave the military with full benefits.
Gotta love that. “I had no idea there were gay people! Can I leave, with full benefits?” Lt. Dan Choi, one of “The Gays,” and someone I admire greatly, recently said, “The most treacherous way to insult a soldier is to call him a quitter.” I guess if that option is included, “The Gays” will be the cause of any decline in the military’s ranks. (Not bigotry, not homophobia, but “The Gays.”) Frankly, I doubt many would take the option. From what I hear, most of the people against gays serving openly in the military aren’t in the military. They’re in Congress.
The Gays are responsible for the flack Pepsi’s getting, according to that bastion of journalism, One News Now:
“Particularly disturbing is…since we now know that Pepsi has given over a million dollars to the Human Rights Campaign and to another hate group called PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — an organization that tells parents that their children are born homosexual,” reports Greg Quinlan, PFOX spokesman. “Therefore they must accept them and that the only way to love them is to accept, embrace that homosexual lifestyle.”
And The Gays are also responsible for a Missoula, Montana group‘s need to create NotMyBathroom.com,
“…in order to oppose a proposed city ordinance that would protect people from discrimination in their jobs and homes based on “actual or perceived … sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.”
“The organization is associated with Concerned Women for America and the focus of its campaign is on the claim that the ordinance will make it legal for men to use women’s restrooms, thereby leading to assaults on women and children.
While the group’s effort is obviously aimed at stirring up fear in order to defeat the measure, CWA’s Wendy Long admits that they have absolutely no evidence that anti-discrimination ordinances lead to such assaults and that their real mission is to fight the anti-discrimination out of fear that it’ll eventually lead to marriage equality.”
Michael Knox Beran, in “The Descent of Liberalism,” claims, essentially, that The Gays (and blacks) are responsible for the “liberalâ€™s vivisectionist politics.” Liberals being those who areÂ “committed to social classification.” (Sounds like yet another of Michele Malkin’s vast Obama conspiracies.)
And then there’s this bit of news against The Gays:
TerryK at ConWebBlog writes,
[Dave] Welch bizarrely asserts that efforts to give gays legal protection under hate-crimes laws are “Marxist-driven.” He sneeringly continues:
For example, it came as a surprise to many citizens in Houston (it should not have) that city and county taxpayers’ dollars have been and are being used to promote a program called “My Gay Houston” as part of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Other major cities are doing the same. Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker has gone above and beyond to now extend protection through executive orders to “gender identity” and “gender expression.”
Keep your wives and daughters out of Houston city restrooms.
The evil of moral perversion is currently having a free reign through our choice of Barack Hussein Obama as president, liberal Democrats and weak Republicans in Congress, and lesbians like Annise Parker as mayor of Houston. We clearly do not have the latitude to withdraw from the battle and focus solely on rebuilding the biblical foundations of moral virtue in the church.
But worst of all, in Senegal, “If they don’t have enough to eat, it’s because there are homosexuals.”
“A wave of intense homophobia is washing across Africa, where homosexuality is illegal in at least 37 countries. In the past year, gay men have been arrested in Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. In Uganda, lawmakers are considering a bill that would jail homosexuals for life and includes capital punishment for “repeat offenders”. And in South Africa, the only country that recognises gay rights, gangs have carried out so-called “corrective” rapes on lesbians.
“Across many parts of Africa, we’ve seen a rise in homophobic violence,” says London-based gay rights activist Peter Tatchell. “It’s been steadily building for 10 years but has got markedly worse in the last year.”
Frightening what is happening to gays in Africa. We’re fighting for marriage, they’re fighting for their lives. It gives one pause. I hope it makes us more grateful, and more angry, and more willing to help others, and fight for everyone’s civil rights, no matter where they live.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Carroll’s words:
“I see no purpose in extending a societal imprimatur â€“ and not insubstantial benefits â€“ to folks whose relationships are of essentially no societal consequence. Taxpayers should not be in the business of subsidizing friendships, however close. Only when people enter into a relationship which presumptively involves the bearing and rearing of children does society have an interest in that relationship.”
Yours, in ever-loving “friendship.”
(Image: Nick J Webb)
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‘Scared to Death’: Trump’s Prison Panic Admission Means He Knows He’s Doomed Says Legal Expert
Reacting to a report that Donald Trump has been quizzing his attorneys about what type of prison he likely will be sent to, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner stated that is not only an indication that he knows he’s going to be convicted but also an admission of guilt.
Speaking with MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart, the attorney was asked about a recent Rolling Stone report about Trump’s prison panic.
As Rolling Stone reported, Trump asked if he’s “be sent to a ‘club fed’ style prison — a place that’s relatively comfortable, as far these things go — or a ‘bad’ prison? Would he serve out a sentence in a plush home confinement? Would government officials try to strip him of his lifetime Secret Service protections? What would they make him wear, if his enemies actually did ever get him in a cell — an unprecedented set of consequences for a former leader of the free world.”
According to the attorney, Trump is revealing himself by asking for so many details.
“What does this tell you about Trump’s mindset?” host Capehart asked.
“It tells me he is scared to death” Kirschner quickly answered. “It tells me he has overwhelming consciousness of guilt because he knows what he did wrong and he knows he is about to be held accountable for his crimes. So it is not surprising that he is obsessing.”
“If he was confident that he would be completely exonerated, would he have to obsess about what his future time in prison might look like?” he suggested. “I think the last refuge for Donald Trump can be seen in a recent post where he urged the Republicans to defund essentially the prosecutions against him. which, to this prosecutor, Jonathan, smells a lot like an attempt to obstruct justice.”
Watch below or at the link.
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‘Vulgar and Lewd’: Trump Judge Cites Extremist Group to Allow Drag Show Ban
A federal judge in Texas known for a ruling that attempted to ban a widely-used abortion drug is citing an extremist anti-LGBTQ group in his ruling allowing a ban on drag shows to stay in place.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a former attorney for an anti-LGBTQ conservative Christian legal organization, and a member of the Federalist Society, in his 26-page ruling dated Thursday cited the “About” page of Gays Against Groomers to claim, “it’s unclear how drag shows unmistakably communicate advocacy for LGBT rights.”
Judge Kacsmaryk, appointed by Donald Trump twice before finally assuming office in 2019, suggests the First Amendment does not provide for freedom of expression for drag shows, calls drag “sexualized conduct,” and says it is “more regulable” because “children are in the audience.”
Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern adds, “Kacsmaryk’s conclusion that drag is probably NOT protected by the First Amendment conflicts with decisions from Texas, Florida, Tennessee, and Montana which held that drag is constitutionally protected expression. It also bristles with undisguised hostility toward LGBTQ people.”
Calling the judge “a proud Christian nationalist who flatly refuses to apply binding Supreme Court precedent when it conflicts with his extremist far-right beliefs,” Stern at Slate writes that Kacsmaryk ruled drag “may be outlawed to protect ‘the sexual exploitation and abuse of children.’ In short, he concluded that drag fails to convey a message, while explaining all the reasons why he’s offended by the message it conveys.”
Stern does not let Kacsmaryk off the hook there.
“From almost any other judge, the ruling in Spectrum WT v. Wendler would be a shocking rejection of basic free speech principles; from Kacsmaryk, it’s par for the course. This is, after all, the judge who sought to ban medication abortion nationwide, restricted minors’ access to birth control, seize control over border policy to exclude asylum-seekers, and flouted recent precedent protecting LGBTQ+ equality,” Stern says.
“He is also poised to bankrupt Planned Parenthood by compelling them to pay a $1.8 billion penalty on truly ludicrous grounds. And he is not the only Trump-appointed judge substituting his reactionary beliefs for legal analysis. We have reached a point where these lawless decisions are not only predictable but inevitable, and they show no sign of stopping: Their authors are still just settling into a decadeslong service in the federal judiciary.”
West Texas A&M University President Walter V. Wendler penned the letter that sparked the lawsuit.
Titled, “A Harmless Drag Show? No Such Thing,” Wendler wrote: “I believe every human being is created in the image of God and, therefore, a person of dignity. Being created in God’s image is the basis of Natural Law. James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, prisoners of the culture of their time as are we, declared the Creator’s origin as the foundational fiber in the fabric of our nation as they breathed life into it. Does a drag show preserve a single thread of human dignity? I think not.”
Journalist Chris Geidner concludes, “It’s an extremely biased ruling by a judge who has established that he does not care about being overturned — even by the most conservative appeals court in the nation.”
Gaetz Praises GOP Congressman Who Echoes His Call for Change ‘Through Force’
U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL). largely seen as pushing Speaker Kevin McCarthy‘s Republican-majority House of Representatives toward shutting down the federal government, is praising and promoting remarks made by a freshman GOP lawmaker that appear to suggest the use of violence. U.S. Rep. Eli Crane‘s comments, posted Friday (below), call for change “through force,” remarks echoing Congressman Gaetz’s recent comments which were denounced by an expert on authoritarianism as fascistic.
“The only way we’re going to see meaningful change in this town is through force,” wrote Congressman Crane, Republican of Arizona atop a three-minute video in which he frames what is now an almost guaranteed government shutdown as a “spending fight.” In his video he says, “the only way you’re gonna get any change in this town is through force.” Gaetz in August had said, “we know that only through force do we make any change in a corrupt town like Washington, D.C.”
Congressman Crane is a former Navy SEAL. He has promoted the false “Big Lie” conspiracy theory that there was massive fraud in the election President Joe Biden won, and called “on the state legislature to decertify the 2020 election.” He is one of six House Republicans who voted against McCarthy’s speakership all 15 times in January.
“Congressman Eli Crane is a fountainhead of political courage,” said Rep. Gaetz Friday afternoon. “He holds the line.”
Crane recently came under fire for calling Black people “colored,” during debate on his legislation that would force the U.S. Armed Forces to not use any diversity requirements in its hiring practices.
Just days before he won his House seat last year, The Washington Post reported Crane had urged an “audience to look up an antisemitic sermon at a recent campaign stop.”
“Crane said that he was motivated to run because of ‘radical ideologies that are destroying this country’ and that he was most concerned about ‘Cultural Marxism,’ which the Southern Poverty Law Center has described as an antisemitic baseless claim gaining traction on the American right.”
“He encouraged the audience to watch a speech by a right-wing pastor who blamed cultural change on a group of German Jewish philosophers and condemned Barack Obama for having a ‘homosexual agenda.'”
“If we don’t wake up,” Crane said, according to the Post, “if we don’t study what they’re doing, and if we don’t put people in influential positions that understand what this war is all about, what they’re trying to do and have and have the courage to call it out, we’re going to lose this country.”
In August, while standing next to Donald Trump at a campaign rally, Congressman Gaetz said, “Mr. President, I cannot stand these people that are destroying our country. They are opening our borders. They are weaponizing our federal law enforcement against patriotic Americans who love this nation as we should.”
“But we know that only through force do we make any change in a corrupt town like Washington, D.C. And so to all my friends here in Iowa, when you see them come for this man, know that they are coming for our movement and they are coming for all of us.”
At the time, Raw Story reported, “historian and author Ruth Ben-Ghiat called Gaetz comments alarming.”
“What he is saying is that they are not going to have change through elections or through legislation or through reform. They are going to have change through violence,” she warned.
“And that’s how fascists talk,” Ben-Ghiat added. “So, even if Trump is out of the picture, these are people who have adopted methods very familiar to me as a historian of fascism, that violence and corruption and lying that’s what the party is today.”
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