Friday, April 19, 2019

Mad Mat's Lovely Easter Message

Oh goodie. Let's torture some children for the holiday!
Hate group leader Mat Staver (“Mad Mat”) of Liberty Counsel is promoting conversion “therapy” again. This has little to do with helping anyone. Indeed, in a brief that Staver recently filed to appeal a loss in Otto v. Boca Raton, he does not include any statistics reflecting his clients' purported success rates. He would not dare. Nor does he offer any evidence in support of conversion therapy's effectiveness.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Homophobia - The fear is palpable

Ana Samuel and Pete Buttigieg (Mayor Pete is the one on the right)
via Witherspoon Institute
Someone by the name of Ana Samuel claims to have a PhD from Notre Dame. Her advanced degree has not made her either smart or erudite. Thursday Ms. Samuel writes: A Message to Mayor Pete from a Latina Mama: “Don’t Force Your Sexual Ideology on Me and My Children.” Are you not in awe of the wisdom?

In case you haven't guessed, the outlet for this vapid drivel is the blog of the ultra-conservative Catholic Witherspoon Institute.

With respect to her title it is becoming rather hackneyed to refer to facts that one does not like as part of an ideology. Catholic dogma is an ideology. Sexuality is not an ideology. Sexuality is neither a philosophy nor doctrine. The following are indisputable facts:

The mendacious Dr. Michael Brown

“Dr. Michael Brown is a sociopath. He doesn't consider, not for a second, how to treat a child who is in extreme distress…”
Dr. Michael Brown
via YouTube
The sanctimonious Dr. Michael Brown doesn't seem to be terribly concerned with telling the truth. Brown's essay Wednesday is titled: Why We Cannot Be Silent. I, for one, am quite pleased that Brown is not silent. Each utterance demonstrates the dishonesty of his nonstop anti-LGBT diatribe. Each polemic depicts both his animus for, and obsession with, LGBT people. Wednesday was no exception:
A growing number of parents are devastated after their vulnerable, confused, trans-identified daughters have had their breasts removed, only to realize they are actually women. Or their sons have had their private parts altered, only to realize they are actually boys. Dare we be silent?

With an anti-trans bill, Tennessee's legislature assumes that you are as stupid as ...

Tennessee Welcomes You
A new measure making its way through the Tennessee legislature would direct the state's attorney general to defend any school district in the state that is sued for not protecting transgender students by providing gender-appropriate access to facilities.

In other words, if passed, the legislature is sending a note to every school board directing them to abuse transgender kids. “Oh, and if you get sued, no problem. Our attorney general will defend the school at no cost to you.”

Barr lied and here is the absolute proof

Barr said that no American coordinated with the Russians. Reference is made to the indictment of Russian operatives dated July 13, 2018, beginning on page 14:
On or about August 15, 2016, the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, received a request for stolen documents from a candidate for the US. Congress. The Conspirators responded using the Guccifer 2.0 persona and sent the candidate stolen documents related to the candidate’s opponent.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Your wait has ended - Brian S. Brown explains Mayor Pete's sexual orientation

Brian S. Brown
via C-SPAN
The missive from Brian S. Brown on behalf of National Organization for Marriage is like all of the other missives from Brown: Send NOM some of your money because [topic du jour]. This one is titled: Pete Buttigieg was not 'born that way.'. Oh, do share your scientific wisdom Bri!
It doesn't take Brown very long to get to the point:
Today I would like to address Buttigieg's claim, one frequently made by many others in the gay community and their supporters, that God made him gay. Essentially, Buttigieg is repeating the often-accepted narrative of the LGBT community that they were 'born that way.'

Mayor Pete's detractors are INSANE

Whatever you think of Pete Buttigieg he certainly is poised.
Pete Buttigieg
via CNN
I have no idea who I will vote for in the Democratic presidential primary. My support might be conditioned on who matches up the best against Trump. In the general election my choice is simpler. The demonstrably worst Democratic candidate would be better for the country than the sociopath who currently occupies the Oval Office.

Mayor Pete is not the first gay candidate for president. That would be my friend Fred Karger. Fred has the backbone to have run as a gay Republican.

Mayor Pete sure does bring out the crazies. Pete's detractors are anti-gay and anti-choice. CNN attributed the protests to Randall Terry, an irrational anti-choice zealot.