Friday, August 31, 2012

OK, Let's Talk About Children!

My last post was about the disgusting tactics of the Maine inequality campaign being managed by Frank Schubert with local support from Bob Emrich and Carroll Conley. Once again, those who oppose marriage equality resort to claiming that gay people are a threat to children. It comes as no surprise.

So let's talk about children!

Shame on "Protect Marriage Maine"

Shame on Frank Schubert, Bob Emrich and Carroll Conley and everyone else in Maine who had anything to do with this smear! Once again they prove that opposition to marriage equality includes a healthy dose of bigotry.  Once again, these people have resorted to claiming that gay people are a threat to children. They go on to mischaracterize the Regnerus "study" which has absolutely nothing to do with marriage.

Today I received an offensive email titled:

"We Must Protect Our Kids "

Brian Brown and I Agree!

Today, National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown writes: "The effort [by Log Cabin and GOProud] to get the GOP to retreat from marriage in Tampa was an epic fail for the seditious pro-gay marriage elites within the GOP!"

I agree. The Republican Party is determined to not only prevent marriage equality but to roll back gay rights. If they could, these GOPers, and Brown, would reverse Lawrence v. Texas and make homosexuality a felony.

Obama/Biden     2012
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Regnerus, Regnerus, Regnerus

The University of Texas has found that Mark Regnerus is not guilty of academic misconduct. I know that my friend Scott Rose (who lodged the complaint) would disagree with me but I think that the university did the right thing. Academic malfeasance occurs with things like plagiarism or fabricated test results. Ultimately, Regnerus had every right to put out a sloppy, poorly reasoned and incoherent study. Oh, and, by the  way, Regnerus is not an innocent victim in all of this.

The referees should have applied the brakes to this nonsense!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A major shift in African-American attitudes towards marriage equality?

We could be seeing a sea change in the way that African-American voters view marriage equality. For example, as OnTopMag.com recently reported, Public Policy Polling has determined that support for marriage equality has more than doubled in Nevada, from 21% to 47%, since the President announced his support. Moreover, the president of  PPP told OnTopMag:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I was "specially selected"

According to Brian Brown:
I'm concerned I didn't receive your input to our exclusive 2012 Victory for Marriage survey. You were specially selected from among the millions of NOM's supporters to provide input on the fate of marriage in America. With less than 75 days till the most important election in our lifetime, we're facing critical decisions and priorities are necessary. So please read my message below and take 60 seconds to answer 8 key questions surrounding marriage in the election.
I just took a look and it is a push poll geared to steer participants to Romney.

Jenkins Lawsuit Infuriating the Christian Right

For those who have not followed the Lisa Miller/Janet Jenkins saga, here is a recap:
  • In 2002, a child, Isabella, was born to Miller and Jenkins who were then in a legal civil union in Vermont.
  • The following year, Lisa Miller moved to Virginia with Isabella, then 17 months old. The family, appellate and supreme courts of both Virginia and Vermont ruled that the Vermont family court has jurisdiction in this matter. The court ruled that it was in the best interests of the child to have a relationship with both parents.

"They put my daughter in a Homosexual Studies class!"

This is the subject of an email blast from Concerned Women for America. The email continues:
I've just heard from a dear colleague who shared a horrifying story.
Translation: This is a "pastor's story." It isn't true but it could be. The hyperbole continues:
Shortly after he and his wife dropped their daughter off at a prestigious university for her freshman year, my friend received a frantic text from his distraught daughter who had just met with her advisor to finalize her schedule.

"Dad, I'm in a Homosexual Studies class!"
Not without my daughter!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Holy Crap & the Center for Marriage Policy

The Center for Marriage Policy is a virulently anti-gay organization hate group that was formed in 2011. It has close ties to Phyllis Schafly and Concerned Women for America. It is run by David R. Usher and Cynthia Davis. Davis is infamous for her comments as a Missouri legislator when she attacked subsidized meals for school-age children from low-income families claiming that "Hunger can be a positive motivator."

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone arrested for DUI

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone is the Church's point man on marriage inequality and the architect of California's 2008 Proposition 8. According to Catholic News Agency:

The San Diego Police Department verified the weekend arrest of the Archbishop-designate of San Francisco for driving under the influence.

San Diego police spokesperson, Detective Gary Hassen, confirmed for CNA Aug. 27 that Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was arrested just after midnight on Aug. 25 and held in county jail.

After passing through a DUI checkpoint near the San Diego State University, Archbishop Cordileone was further evaluated by the police and then taken into custody.

Just before noon that same day, Archbishop Cordileone was released on bail, Hassen said. The legal blood alcohol content limit for California is 0.08 percent.

Archbishop Cordileone was announced as the replacement for Archbishop George H. Niederauer on July 27, 2012. He will officially become the San Francisco archbishop when he is installed on Oct. 4.
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Lifesite even nuttier on choice than they are on gays

Lifesite  continues to assert that people who are advocates of reproductive choice are advocates for abortion. Some of my keys are going to wear out from typing "intellectually dishonest" all the time. An "abortion advocate" would be someone who says:
Abortions are great things. You really should try one. You'll love it. Men too! Why let the women have all the fun?

Did I mention that Frank Schubert is full of shit?

Public relations consultant, Frank Schubert, is National Organization for Marriage's campaign manager. Presumably, NOM is his only client. According to Schubert, Brown obliterated Dan Savage in the "dining room debate." He also suggest that gays are not pleased with Savage's performance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Dan destroyed Brown's religious objections to marriage equality and he did so while treating Brown as a guest (with the utmost courtesy). As for that writer from the New York Times (Mark Oppenheimer), Schubert takes a cheap shot. Like most religious fundamentalists, Schubert does not understand satire. By the way "my friend" should read "my employer."

NOMnuts - August 27, 2012

NOM needs to find a better boob or a smarter rube to edit their blog. According to NOM's blog, Olson and Boies, Afraid They Will Lose, Urge Supreme Court Not to Rule on Prop 8. Of course that is patently absurd. We have won our case against Proposition 8. Then, on appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the decision was sustained. Then NOM appealed to the 9th Circuit en banc which then refused to hear the case.

Now NOM has appealed to the US Supreme Court. It would be legal malpractice if our lawyers did not file a brief opposing the Supreme Court hearing the case.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Charlie Crist is out - - - for Obama

Writing an Op-Ed in the Tampa Bay Times, the former Florida governor has endorsed President Obama. As the Miami Herald noted, this may be the final part of Crist's transformation to a Democrat     possibly to challenge Rick Scott in 2014.

"President Obama has a strong record of doing what is best for America and Florida," Crist wrote; "and he built it by spending more time worrying about what his decisions would mean for the people than for his political fortunes. That’s what makes him the right leader for our times, and that’s why I’m proud to stand with him today."

A little more than a year ago, Charlie was rumored to be on McCain's short list for the VP slot. My how things have changed!
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/26/2969064/charlie-crist-continues-political.html#storylink=cpy
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Just imagine the Democratic Convention in a weather delay

Is God pissed off? The GOP National Convention has had to cancel the first day of Obama, women, immigrant, Muslim and gay bashing due to tropical storm Isaac. If I recall correctly, the Party of God had the same thing happen four years ago. Funny how that works.

Imagine things reversed. There would be no end to the lecturing that God was punishing the DNC due to gays or reproductive choice. Rancid Priebus would be on TEEvee leading the charge.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Grand Poobah Speaks

I am referring, of course, to Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. For the record, the Knights of Columbus is a for-profit insurance company masquerading as a Catholic fraternal organization. It has revenues of close to $2 billion annually. In 2010 Anderson was paid $1.2 million. But I digress.

Anderson is in Miami this evening addressing a national Catholic Latino group at a church. According to Anderson:

Today's Prop 8 Proceedings

Today, Olson and Boies filed a brief in opposition to the Prop 8 case proceeding to the US Supreme Court. If you have the patience, this makes for a good read as it summarizes the path of the case to date and exposes the issues in an easy to understand fashion. Should the Supreme Court decline to hear this case, marriage equality will immediately take effect in California.  Either way, I expect a favorable outcome. The past four years have been long and frustrating.

One sentence stood out for me:
Indeed, it fairly could be maintained that the question whether the States may discriminate against gay men and lesbians in the provision of marriage licenses is the defining civil rights issue of our time.
I agree.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Apparently, Frank Schubert Needs an Atlas

I received an email signed by Bob Emrich,head of Maine's anti-equality campaign. Of course this was written by NOM's campaign strategist and fundamentalist Catholic, Frank Schubert. This time we are informed that Maine voters should vote against equality because of a list of problems in Canada, Yes, that Canada     our enlightened neighbor to the north where gay people run amok and everyone has healthcare. Oh, the horror! So let's hear about the consequences of marriage equality.

Tony Fucking Perkins Cannot Help Himself

Perkins is attempting to argue that FRC is not a hate group. Yet, within that argument he spews more gay hate. According to the Christian Post:
"FRC has never said, and does not believe, that most homosexuals are child molesters," the group says in its document.
Gee thanks. Then they go on:
In the FRC document, the family group argued, "It is undisputed that the percentage of child sex abuse cases that are male-on-male is far higher than the percentage of adult males who are homosexual. This suggests that male homosexuality is a risk factor for child sexual abuse. Homosexual activists argue that men who molest boys are not actually 'homosexual;' but scholarly evidence undermines that claim. It also cannot be disputed that there is a sub-culture within the homosexual movement that advocates 'intergenerational' sexual relationships."
What "scholarly evidence?" In what mainstream peer reviewed scientific journal is this evidence published? Or is this another Paul Cameron goodie?
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Dolan to deliver benediction at Repub Convention

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who also heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is scheduled to deliver the concluding benediction at the GOP national convention next week. Could we possibly see a clearer sign where the Catholic hierarchy stands on politics?

These bishops continue to act like they are a parallel European aristocracy     right here in America. They will continue to chip away at the Establishment Clause if we allow them to do so.

I sure know where we stand.
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Brown v. Savage: False equivalents

I read, with great interest, Mark Oppenheimer's piece in the New York Times about the dining room debate that he moderated. How that ended up in the Times' Home & Garden section (usually devoted to controversies like the decor of your Amagansett cottage), will remain one of life's mysteries. What I concluded, apart from having viewed the video, is that Mr. Oppenheimer appreciated the futility of this exchange. I also think that he was immensely uncomfortable with the whole thing.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Schubert is trying to change the subject in Maine and Minnesota

I sure hope that "our" campaigns are not debating marriage equality based on whether or not gay couples make good parents. We most assuredly do make good parents. However, that has no bearing on marriage equality. Here's the Maine version of the appeal, probably authored by NOM's campaign strategist, Frank Schubert:

Monday, August 20, 2012

NOMnuts - August 20, 2012

In a press release, Brian Brown is claiming credit for the decline of Starbucks' shares:  National Organization for Marriage Announces Success of Starbucks Protest. NOM goes on to claim a massive loss which, of course, is a reduction in total market value.

The notion that NOM is responsible for Starbucks' declining shares price is patently absurd:

In point of fact, for the quarter ended July 1, Starbucks reported record results with net income increasing more than 19% over the same period last year. In round numbers, they reported profits of $500 million on sales of $3.3 billion.

Does anyone really believe that a few fundamentalists are really going to make a dent in $3.3 billion in sales? Indeed, NOM's little protest began in March and Starbucks reported a sales increase of 13% for the quarter beginning April 1.

Starbucks did reduce their projected growth rate going forward which accounts for the decline in stock value. NOM is irrelevant.
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Hate Group AFA Supports Hate Group FRC

Southern Poverty Law Center
No surprise here. According to an email from the American "Family" Association, designated as a hate group by the SPLC, "Southern Poverty Law Center's reckless rhetoric linked to FRC shooting."  Of course nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, it is the hateful rhetoric of Family Research Council that is linked to the actions of a lone whack-job.

FRC: Higher education makes people gay!

Homosexuality
You cannot make this stuff up. I was brushing up on crackpottery today, by rereading parts of Family Research Council's authoritative book on sexuality     Getting it Straight. This 2004 opus, written by Peter Sprigg and Timothy Dailey, is on FRC's website     in the "homosexuality" department. It features a veritable cornucopia of anti-gay mythology.

One of the more amazing subsections within What Causes Homosexuality? is Education:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Harry Jackson goes off his meds - again!

Rev. Harry Jackson always seems to come up with reasons to explain his many problems with gay people. Townhall.com provides an outlet for his bizarre, incoherent and intellectually dishonest polemics. According to Harry:

May I define "selective observation?"

I just received this run-on sentence of social conservateria via e-mail:
TAMPA, Fla. - Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council, two organizations committed to protecting and advancing religious liberty rights in the U.S., have joined to release The Survey of Religious Hostility in America - a compilation of more than 600 documented incidents of hostility to religion that have occurred in the United States most of them over the last 10 years.
Followed by a helping of self-victimization seasoned with "Christian Nation" mythology:
Shackelford said: "America today would be unrecognizable to our Founders. Our First Liberty is facing a relentless onslaught from well-funded and aggressive groups and individuals who are using the courts, Congress, and the vast federal bureaucracy to suppress and limit religious freedom. This radicalized minority is driven by an anti-religious ideology that is turning the First Amendment upside down."

Perkins said: "As dark as this survey is, there is much light. The secularists' agenda only advances when those who love liberty are apathetic. Let this be a call to stand for religious liberty in the United States."
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof [of religion]; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. "

Friday, August 17, 2012

SPLC: "Perkins’ accusation is outrageous"

The following was written by Mark Potok of the Southern Policy Law Center:

Yesterday’s attack on the Family Research Council and the shooting of a security guard there was a tragedy. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) deplores all violence, and our thoughts are with the wounded victim, Leo Johnson, his family and others who lived through the attack.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shame on you Mr. Perkins

Today Family Research Council blamed Southern Poverty Law Center and their labeling of FRC as a hate group as the proximate cause of the incident yesterday. 
  • I deplore the incident which resulted in a FRC employee getting shot.
  • As a shooting victim myself I am concerned for the physical and mental health of the victim in this incident. I have made no secret of my extreme PTSD.
  • The SPLC (an organization with exceptional credibility) has designated FRC as a hate group because they intentionally mislead people about LGBT people. Other anti-gay and biblical lifestyle organizations do not have that designation.
  • The SPLC sends out few communications. FRC, on the other hand, attacks gay citizens with false information and hyperbole on a daily basis.
  • It is reasonable to conclude that this incident would have occurred regardless of SPLC's designation. Note that I am not excusing the perpetrator.
  • I am surprised that Mr. Perkins is concerned about the SPLC designation. I say that because his organization has done absolutely nothing to cause them to reevaluate the organization's status.
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States failing to submit mental health records of prohibited gun purchasers

The FBI has just released some startling information. Based on statistical modeling, millions of records are missing from the national database of prohibited purchasers. The shooter at Virginia Tech was a prohibited purchaser under the law, but he was able to buy the guns he used to kill 32 people because his mental health record was never submitted to the national database.

The gap is probably not what you think in that it seems to be unrelated to ideology. For example, Texas is one of the states in close compliance. On the other hand, my home state of Florida has submitted 45,000 mental health records; 112,000 are missing. Louisiana has submitted exactly one mental health record; 38,000 are missing.

Click here to see where your state stands.
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Ruth: "REI Latest Company to Take a Stand Against Biological Parenthood"

It must be the purpose of NOM's Ruth Institute to offer the most spectacularly outlandish reasons imaginable to oppose equal rights for gay citizens. "REI Latest Company to Take a Stand Against Biological Parenthood?" I confess that I don't speak this particular dialect of drivel but they seem to suggest - - - I don't have a clue what this means:
Any company and any individual who supports redefining marriage is opposing your right as a biological parent. ... SSM requires “legal parenthood” and biological parenthood must and WILL be done away with as it is accepted into law. Does your right as a biological parent come to you from God, by virtue of the child coming from your body?
Who writes this stuff? It sounds like a rant from Dr. Strangelove about "precious bodily fluids."

Intellectually Dishonest Bunk

The right wing seems to have settled on a theme. It's those queers who are intolerant. They are persecuting those nice Christians just trying to live out their biblical principles. Those who live by the word of God are entitled to their religious freedom - - - ad infinitum. It's just another form of cognitive dissonance intended to cause confusion.

While NOM's and FRC's supporters will gladly repeat the moronic meme, people capable of critical thinking know that these groups demonize gay people as a raison d'être.

  • When their kids come home bloodied by a gang of gay children     let me know.
  • When gays suggest that their religious choice should be criminalized     let me know.
  • When their children are bullied to suicide     let me know.
  • When elected officials publicly demonize them for their religious beliefs     let me know.
  • When they are systematically denied housing, employment, safety and dignity by force of law      let me know.
  • When they are denied equal protection under the law     let me know.
  • When they are a minority     let me know.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NOMnuts: August 15, 2012

Apparently National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown is emulating Matt Barber who has been tweeting all day that the SPLC should apologize to FRC and remove their "hate group" designation. Having been shot and seriously injured myself, nobody is more sympathetic towards the security guard at FRC. Nevertheless, the fact that there was a shooting at FRC headquarters does not, in any way, alter the fact that FRC is a hate group.

Peter Sprigg's continuing assault on intellect

Peter Sprigg is Family Research Council's go-to guy on all things gay.  Mr. Sprigg has never done any research, has no academic experience and has never published anything in a peer reviewed journal. Yet FRC     a designated hate group     holds Sprigg out to be an expert. One of the reasons that the SPLC has designated FRC as a hate group is because of their misleading spew about LGBT people. And the person responsible for most of that is none other than Mr. Sprigg.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NOM Central is now in Philadelphia?

National Organization for Marriage sent out an email blast signed by Brian Brown. The email is about some nonsensical support of that fried chicken joint but I caught the following paragraph:
At my own local Chick-fil-A here in Philadelphia, I was struck how the turnout reflected the breadth and diversity of support for marriage in our community. ...
I thought that Brown was surrounded by the proverbial white picket fence in the Washington suburbs. While NOM still shows the Washington DC address, I noticed this on the bottom of their "about" page:

Processing Center
P.O. Box 28925
Philadelphia, PA 19151-9900

Eventually, we'll sort it out. NOM has used numerous addresses over the years.


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FRC: The GOP is not sufficiently obsessed over discrimination

According to the latest "gimme your money" from those friendly folks at the Family Research Council they are not happy with the GOPers. Of course they are never happy; Those folks  are the angriest people on the planet     24 x 7. They seem to have come to three conclusions:
  1. That the GOPers are not homophobic enough (fooled the hell out of me).
  2. That FRC can make them more homophobic and;
  3. That they need your money to do so.
Down the street from where I live in South Beach, there is a Gypsy in a storefront who probably makes similar arguments (You have a curse; I can remove the curse; What I need is your money). The text of the FRC mailer follows:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Aww, Isn't NOM Special?

Today, on their blog, National Organization for Marriage incorporates an article that appeared in First Things. NOM's caption is: Leroy Huizenga: "Opposing Gay Marriage Is Rational, Not Religious." Needless to say, the author doesn't make a coherent (let alone persuasive) case.

However, what is truly amazing is that the author is the Director of the Christian Center at a Christian college writing in a Christian publication. NOM is an Opus Dei affiliate that is a proxy for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops;

... and opposition to marriage equality isn't religious?
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tony Perkins on Paul Ryan

Tony Perkins, head of America's largest hate group, Family Research Council, has weighed in on Romney's selection of Paul Ryan. Perkins demonstrates precisely why the LGBT community and its allies must work vigorously to ensure the reelection of President Obama in November. Ryan's current Human Rights Campaign legislative score is "0" (zero).

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Tedious Consistency of Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family is hawking their True Tolerance program propaganda again. The first paragraph of their email reads:
All too often, there's another story in the news about schools mandating sexually explicit lessons or teaching about homosexuality—even for children as young as kindergarten, and many times against their parents' will. Often these lessons are promoted in the name of "tolerance" or "safe school lessons"—misleading titles that make it hard for parents to discover what is being taught or how best to respond.

Wow: Make that GENERAL Tammy Smith

Stars and Stripes reports that former Army Colonel Tammy Smith was promoted to brigadier general today, making her the first general officer to come out while serving.

Cue the exploding fundamentalist heads in 5 - - 4 - - 3 - 

Let's Play Pretend to Un-Gay

What is it going to take for people to accept that sexual orientation is no more mutable than eye color? Seriously! Since Dr. Robert Spitzer retracted his research, Alan Chambers of Exodus has conceded that nobody changes sexual orientation     including Alan Chambers. This denial provides Regina Griggs, of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, yet another opportunity to prove that she and PFOX are nothing but tools of repression for the religious right. She has outdone herself this time.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Frank Schubert's Talking Points for Maine

Frank Schubert (now Mission Public Affairs) and National Organization for Marriage have been wed in anti-gay activism since Prop 8. It was Schubert who came up with the "gay marriage will be taught in schools" theme which clearly implies that gays are a threat to children and that if children are exposed to anything gay they will turn gay.  Schubert, by the way, is a religious zealot. In an email today, he unveils his three-point meme for Maine:

Sweet Corn Bread

I don't feel like blogging about LGBT issues today (lest I go over the edge). Here is my favorite corn bread recipe which is a James Beard modification. This is high octane, fattening, artery clogging stuff. Moderation is called for.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup buttermilk mixed with 1/4 tsp baking soda and allowed to rise to room temperature
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 6 tbs butter
  • 6 tbs shortening
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1-1/4 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tbs chili powder (optional)

Melt the butter and shortening together. Allow to cool down to warm but still liquid.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter/shortening with the buttermilk and eggs.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Quickly fold the mixtures together like you were making a souffle. Do not over-mix. An uneven batter yields a better crumb.

Pour into an 8" x 12" pan. Place the pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake approximately 30 minutes until the top is golden.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Every Now and Then I Try to Inform Porno Pete

Generally, I ignore Mr. LaBarbera. Today I fear that Pete may have suffered apoplexy, the result of Target's new wedding registry ad featuring a gay couple. Pete is displeased. I hate to break it to LaBarbera but it gets worse.

NOM's Turnspeak

Turnspeak is a propaganda technique that has been used by tyrants and oppressors throughout recorded history. The oppressor accuses the oppressed of doing exactly what the oppressor is doing. It is a form of cognitive dissonance that creates confusion and false equivalences. Rome probably accused Spartacus of being a depraved savage. Germany accused Czechoslovakia of being an aggressor bent on world domination and during the Jim Crow era, African Americans were accused of trying to dominate white women. You get the idea.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

"The Silent Majority?"

Sometimes NOM is a source of amusement. Today's email blast about the organized chicken eat-in is titled:

The Silent Majority Speaks!

Perhaps Brian Brown (or whomever might actually write this stuff) doesn't know that this phrase was a 19th century euphemism for the dead. It became popularized by Richard Nixon in the late 60's referring to the people who did not demonstrate in opposition to the war in Vietnam. It was probably inserted into Nixon's speeches by Pat Buchanan which is why some people think that this phrase was an adjunct to the Southern Strategy.

Ironically, Nixon's aim was to be divide American citizens into two groups and to pit them against each other. Sound familiar?

Nixon eventually pulled out of Vietnam and it came under Communist control. Had he listened to the vocal minority, Vietnam would have come to the same conclusion. However. 20,000 American lives would have been saved.

Is Brown referring to dead bodies or dead brains?
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Robert George has a new hobby

Robert George, Chairman Emeritus and founder of National Organization for Marriage has a new enterprise (along with anti-gay religious extremism and shilling for conversion to the gold standard). His new target is hotel-provided pornography and he has teamed up with Muslim cleric Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. George doesn't like porn. Then don't fucking watch it; Problem solved.

Robert George is really big on making decisions for other people.  

George is obsessed with what other people do in the privacy of their bedrooms or, in this case, hotel rooms. Does this guy ever teach? Exactly what does George do for his endowed chair at Princeton and where does he find the time to do it?
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National Organization for Chick-fil-A

Beginning July 19, NOM has inked 51 52 blog posts about Chick-fil-A. Apparently, this is their new argument in support of their anti-gay discrimination. CFA franchises will probably see a very temporary boost in sales due to the organized efforts of various "Christian" groups. NOM will trumpet this increase in revenues as support for denying gay citizens equal rights.

Once the smoked chicken fat clears, a few persistent facts remain: