Friday, May 29, 2020

Bernie Had a Valid Point Mr. Brow [sic]

Brian S. Brown
You would think that, after the first malfunction, Brian S. Brown would take the necessary steps to prevent sending email as "Brian S. Brow."
via Fox New/YouTube
Oh joy. Another email asking for money from “Brian S. Brow” proving, yet again, that National Organization for Marriage employs the organizational skills common to Chad's navy (Chad is landlocked). Brian S. Brown is calling Senator Bernie Sanders a bigot.

Mr. Brown, a rabid homophobe and transphobe has no business calling anyone a bigot. That Brown's own bigotry is the result of extreme religious beliefs does not absolve him of promoting intolerance, something that National Organization for Marriage has done since its inception.

At issue is the pending confirmation of Russell Vought as director of the Office of Management and Budget. OMB employs about 520 people and has a budget just under $100 million. However, those employees manage hundreds of agencies and commissions that employ another 4.3 million people.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Here We Go Again - We Are Recruiting Children

“Michael Brown is promoting the idea that Christians are being victimized at the hands of evil LGBTQ people and their allies.”
Michael Brown
According to hate monger, Michael Brown: Pixar targets your children with their first gay lead character. Brown is voicing the canard that the presence of gay people poses a threat to children. It is base bigotry.

The notion that gay people are a danger to kids is comparable to blood libel which accuses Jews of murdering Christian children in order to use their blood for religious rituals. Brown was Jewish at birth. He should be more circumspect.

According to Brown:
Leftists and LGBTQ activists and their allies have waged an effective ideological war on our children, proclaiming that gay is good, that biological sex is changeable, and that heterosexual unions are really no different than homosexual unions.

At the Core of Every Hate Group is a Propensity for Dishonesty

Family Research Council and its leader, Tony Perkins, depend on dishonesty and LGBTQ hate to attract donations.
Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins and Family Research Council have a history of bigotry going back many years.
via the SPLC/YouTube
I have an email from Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins. The subject line reads: Big Businesses pushing LGBT extremism. Help us counter them! Before I even get started we are confronted with the idea that fairness for sexual minorities is “extremism.”
Oh the virtue
Family Research Council remains focused on our mission of defending faith, family, and freedom here in Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation.
I have skipped over, and will continue to omit, a large amount of hyperbolic text.

Perkins missed out on “truth, justice and the American way.” Rabid homophobia and transphobia (along with promoting a pack of lies) doesn't defend anything. In fact, given society's approval of marriage equality it is apparent that most Christians disagree with Mr. Perkins.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Classless Blowhard Bill on Larry Kramer While Perusing NAMBLA

Bill Donohue
Blowhard Bill Donohue of the Catholic League should have remained silent on the death of Larry Kramer. If Donohue has time on his hands, he should follow the law and file his nonprofit tax returns for 2016 and 2018. A would-be moralist should be law abiding. Donohue is a hypocrite.

According to Donohue:
Kramer also endorsed pedophilia. “In those cases where children do have sex with homosexual elders…I submit that often, very often, the child desires the activity, and perhaps even solicits it, either because of a natural curiosity…or because he or she is homosexual and innately knows it.”
There were two places where I could find that quote; an Indian (Asian) site and NAMBLA (including the ellipses). I am not going to link to NAMBLA but that may very well be Donohue's source. The quote (which I have not verified) is supposedly from Larry Kramer's 1989 book (expanded in 1994 paperback): Reports from the Holocaust. It is now a collector's item.

Another Trump Pander Will Accomplish Nothing Other Than Wasting Time and Money

Donald Trump
According to The Wall Street Journal:
Trump Considers Forming Panel to Review Complaints of Online Bias

President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others.

The plans are still under discussion but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, these people said.
Twitter and Google promptly pointed out that there algorithms were apolitical and impartial. Here's Tweety on May 16:

Misspelled Brian S. Brown: Being Transgender is a "Moral Disorder"

“Brian S. Brown's 'moral disorder' is best described as: The dishonesty which flows from attempting to conform science to scripture.”
Brian S. Brown has a new last name
Once again Brian S. Brown is digging into other people's pockets with his grubby little hands on behalf of National Organization for Marriage. Call me anal but you would think that someone would at least make sure that his name is spelled correctly. Details, details.

Getting past the sloppiness, Brown's message is as inane and odious as ever.
As I was typing this I learned that Larry Kramer has died. Many people are alive today who would otherwise be dead were it not for Kramer.

Larry Kramer was exceptionally adept at pissing people off. Yet he did so in a way that motivated people to take positive action. I am so glad that Larry was able to marry his lover a few years ago.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This Anti-LGBTQ Trope Should Embarrass its Promoters - It Won't

Doug Mainwaring
Doug Mainwaring in 2013 spewing anti-gay rhetoric on behalf of National Organization for Marriage. Exactly when was this schmuck an activist for marriage equality?
via YouTube
According to LifeSiteNews: From the gay lifestyle back to his wife and family: The story of Doug Mainwaring. Do tell.

I am not going to go through the entire treatise but I was struck by this paragraph:
In his search for ways to argue in favor of same-sex marriage, Mainwaring discovered the Truth, which eventually led him back to Christ and to opposition of same-sex marriage and LGBT activists in the political square.

Having lived his life as an activist on the other side of the tracks, Mainwaring reflects on the battle raging against the family…

Trump's Reelection Campaign Mirrors Trump's Dishonesty

Donald Trump is a pathological liar. His reelection campaign is being run accordingly.
Donald Trump
Here is the latest fundraiser from Trump's reelection campaign:
Barack Obama is the most corrupt and incompetent president in United States history. His administration was a total disaster and they need to be held accountable.

His administration directed the Federal Government to ILLEGALLY SPY on my 2016 campaign so that he could further the Russian Collusion Delusion.

The Radical Left has already shown that they will continue to DEFEND his atrocious actions to try and get me out of office, which is why I’m calling on my BEST SUPPORTERS to step up and FIGHT BACK.

Uh, No - People Do Not Transform From Straight to Gay

When David Kyle Foster, the hooker, was getting his ass plowed or sucking dicks, he gained an amazing insight into the sexuality of his clientele.
David Kyle Foster
via YouTube
David Kyle Foster is one of those religious crackpots who never makes any sense at all. Foster is claiming that, in his time as a prostitute;
I met countless men who had unintentionally moved from having opposite-sex attractions to having same-sex attractions.

Who knew such a thing was even possible? Indeed, why would they even want to? And why is no one talking about this?
“Countless?” How many “customers” did this guy have? In any event, Foster's tortured point is that, if people can change from straight to gay then they can go from gay to straight. According to Foster, gay people are “broken” and need to be fixed. No thank you.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Making New York Bagels

Honestly, there is a hole in the center of that thing
Who would ever think that, in Miami, you couldn't find a decent bagel anywhere. Whole Foods' bagels are mediocre, at best. There are a few outlets advertising New York bagels. Eh!

There are any number of good recipes for Lower-East-Side bagels. This is a combination of ingredients and techniques from several. What makes good bagels special is that, prior to baking, they are poached in boiling water. The result is something that is very chewy.

Omit the poaching and the result is doughnut shaped rolls devoid of character.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

What Qualifies This Woman to Offer Medical Advice?

Aside from being unqualified, this individual is a pathological liar presumably acting in defense of the Church.
Maria Keffler
Anti-transgender activist and conspiracy theorist Maria Keffler is trying to scare parents away from the medical experts best qualified to treat their children. In an act of projection she is claiming that doctors are determined to scare parents into making bad choices.
Maria Keffler writes: Scaring Parents Of Trans Kids With Suicide Shuts Down Their Ability To Consider Options For Their Kids. Keffler has a persistent anti-transgender agenda (which she will undoubtedly deny). This bit of prose at The Federalist (of course) is no exception.
As one of the co-founders of the Arlington Parent Coalition, an organization that helps parents demand accountability from public schools on issues of parental rights, sex and gender training, and children’s protections, I receive considerable venom from transgender-rights groups and people who have been led to believe that transitioning a gender-dysphoric child is the only kind and scientifically rational thing to do.
If I recall correctly, the Arlington Parent Coalition was formed to oppose transgender accommodations in the Arlington, Virginia public schools.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Witherspoon Institute is the Source of the Latest Anti-Transgender Vomit

“Does [McHugh's] report actually offer alternatives? Because I don’t know of anybody who’s discovered a way to actually talk a transgender person out of their gender dysphoria.”
Dr. Jack Drescher
Member, APA’s DSM-5 Workgroup on
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Paul R. McHugh
Paul R. McHugh finds a defender in Matthew J. Franck
Dr. Paul R. McHugh and professional Christian, Matthew J. Franck, are medical conspiracy theorists.
Thursday, Matthew J. Franck posted to Witherspoon Institute's blog: The McHugh Factor: The Ideology of Transgenderism Will Brook No Dissent in defense of the aged psychiatrist and devout Catholic, Paul R. McHugh.

As a reminder, Witherspoon is an ultra-conservative Catholic organization founded by Robert P. George and Louis E. Tellez. Tellez, who runs the operation, is an Opus Dei numerary. The two gentlemen have also been involved in the formation of other groups including the rabidly anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

Witherspoon, you may recall, was the principal funder of Mark Regnerus' “research” asserting that gay couples are crappy parents and, thus, should not be permitted to marry. It did not make any more sense when it was published for the purpose of influencing the Supreme Court re: United States v. Windsor in 2013.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

When They are Not Lying About Us, They are Lying About Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood
My senior senator, Marco Rubio, seems to be part of a disingenuous campaign to smear Planned Parenthood — yet again. This time, the BS Brigade is claiming that Planned Parenthood acquired Paycheck Protection Program loans for which they were ineligible.

The problem, of course, is that the sanctimonious set does not approve of Planned Parenthood because a very small segment of PPA's operations involves providing abortions. It doesn't seem to matter that abortions are a legal and safe medical procedure. The self-righteous windbags do not approve and that settles it.

According to the Christian Post (yes, it's Brandon Showalter again):
Republican Senators are demanding that the nation's largest abortion business return $80 million in coronavirus relief loans that its affiliates applied for and received despite their ineligibility.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Latest in Transphobic Vomit From The Federalist

David Marcus
David Marcus (unknown date)
via The Federalist
At The Federalist, David Marcus writes: The Tide Is Turning Back To Biological Definitions Of Gender. I do not know what tide he is referring to but I do know that gender, for most people, aligns with their natal sex. For a few people it does not, meaning that gender is a separate construct.

Ergo, for most people gender is — and always has been — synonymous with biological sex. For the 0.5% of people who suffer with severe gender dysphoria, gender is their intense sense of who they are. As a pre-teen, Jazz Jennings was extremely eloquent saying: “I have a boy body and a girl brain.” I cannot do better than that.

To support his fantasy Marcus relies on two sources: The first of these is an article in the New York Post written by Libby Emmons. Mr. Marcus kind of forgets to mention that Libby Emmons is his former business partner (and possibly more than that) in some half-assed, now defunct, theatre company. Emmons is also a contributor to The Federalist.

The Hate Group Has a New Pamphlet

“Attempting to conform science to scripture is an endeavor on behalf of ignorance.”
Family Research Council has produced a new pamphlet which is unlikely to cause the Southern Poverty Law Center to reconsider its “hate group” designation. The pamphlet is titled Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination.

“LGBT indoctrination” deserves some attention. But first, according to a 2017 CDC survey, about 40% of high school students report having had sex. Nearly 10% have had sex with four or more partners.

There is no credible evidence that sex education encourages sexual activity. Yet there is credible evidence that comprehensive sex education reduces teen pregnancy and the transmission of STDs. The United States is the world's leader among industrialized nations in rates of both teen pregnancy and STDs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Christian Post Relays Hate

Brandon Showalter
Brandon M. Showalter
via Twitter
Brandon Showalter at Christian Post is on a roll lately. Tuesday's spew is titled: Petition launched against PBS 'Prideland' series celebrating polyamory, demisexuality, queerness. Translation: American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, doesn't like a series on PBS.

The PBS press release on Prideland provides an episode summary.

A group of religious Yahoos are not going to suppress PBS content that has already been paid for and promoted. AFA wants some attention and Christian Post is happy to oblige.

Another Idiot Wants to Decide Amazon.com Policies

Justin Danhof
Justin Danhof
via YouTube
Justin Danhof, who works for the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), has a petition aimed at Amazon.com. Danhof wants Amazon to stop barring hate groups from participating in the AmazonSmile program which donates a portion of a customer's purchases to the charity of their choice.

It's the usual religious conservative BS about the Southern Poverty Law Center. At its core is the assertion that anti-LGBTQ hate is somehow different from racism and anti-Semitism because it is based on Christian scripture.

While falsely claiming that the SPLC smears Christian organizations they disregard the fact that these anti-LGBTQ hate groups routinely smear LGBTQ people (a partial list is below-the-fold).

Monday, May 18, 2020

Hypocrisy From The Self-Righteous Rich Penkoski

Turns out that “Pastor” Richard Penkoski is a pathological liar and perjurer.
Rich Penkoski
via Instinct Magazine
Hate Group Leader, Rich Penkoski, has been making a great deal of noise on Facebook of late. An unemployed and under-educated self-righteous crackpot is now a professional Christian. Apparently donations to his “church.” are his only source of income.

WFCchurch is not a church. It is not a federally tax-exempt 501(c)3. For that matter neither WFCchurch nor the hate group, Warriors for Christ are properly registered in Tennessee where Penkoski is now located. In other words, the sanctimonious Mr. Penkoski is illegally doing business.

Donations are not tax deductible. The self-righteous Mr. Penkoski doesn't disclose that fact which is a moral, and possibly legal, obligation.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Pre-Pride Hate to Oppose the Dreaded Homosexual Agenda

The hate group leader loathes that which his behavior makes necessary.
Friday, according to American Family Association, PBS celebrates Pride Month pro-homosexual series - Sign the Petition. It is hard to understand just why the Southern Poverty Law Center deems AFA and anti-LGBTQ hate group, huh?

According to the text:
PBS is going all out in the month of June to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month by launching a six-episode series of short videos on a dedicated YouTube Channel created by its Digital Studios.

Each Tuesday, beginning May 26, PBS will release Prideland vignette focusing on an LGBTQ+ person and how that person deals with the ever-changing attitudes of Southern communities toward homosexual lifestyles.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Even in Death, They are Disrespectful of Transgender People

According to the Christian Post: Man at center of transgender Supreme Court case against Christian funeral home dies. So religious belief prevents CP's Brandon Showalter from referring to Aimee Stephens as a transgender woman upon her death?

Even if religion prevents someone from recognizing gender as a separate construct from natal sex; even if one believes it is impossible, according to a passage in Genesis, for trans people to exist, should common decency not prevail? They have no problem referring to someone as a homosexual when it suits them (usually to connote something negative).

Note, however, the absence of using the word homosexual properly as an adjective.


And You Wonder Why We are So Damned Dysfunctional?

Donald Trump
The headline says it all: 49 Percent of Weekly Churchgoers Say Trump Was 'Anointed by God' to Be President.

According to the survey by Paul A. Djupe of Denison University and Ryan P. Burge of Eastern Illinois University:

Last year, 29.6 percent of white Protestants who attend church weekly affirmed the statement, while this year, 49.5 percent of the same group said they believe Trump was anointed by God.

A total of 49.1 percent of weekly churchgoers who are not white Protestants in this year’s survey said they believe Trump was anointed by God. The survey was conducted in March.

NOM is a "Team" Effort

“The suggestion from Brown is that HIV is a gay disease and gay people do not matter.”
Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown has concluded that opposition to anything associated with Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stir the masses to donate some money to National Organization for Marriage. Wednesday's missive attempts to create resistance to the House's $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill and then to turn that into donations to NOM.

Mr. Brown's incessant and increasingly far-fetched appeals superficially masquerade as political advocacy. They are just more “gimme” gallup. Brian S. Brown is not a diminishing returns theorist.

According to Brown, “pelosi makes her move:”
Our team at NOM has conducted an initial preliminary review of the 1,800+ page monstrosity that Pelosi brazenly calls the “Heroes Act.” There is little in the legislation that is heroic. Rather, it is a $3 trillion give away to favored Democrat constituencies that is designed to increase their electoral chances this fall and going forward. Our initial review has raised concerns as it relates to the LGBT agenda. The bill contains numerous special provisions that benefit elements of the LBGT community, including provisions for LGBT youth, transgender individuals, and concepts such as “gender diversity.” There are millions of dollars for HIV efforts which of course have nothing to do with coronavirus. Similarly, the legislation contains an entire new “hate crimes” act that is designed to expand the circumstances where actions against LGBT individuals are claimed to be motivated by bias.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Religious Conservative Women and Their Hobbies

Kids get it. A drag queen, in his costume, is in the same realm as a circus clown in his or her ridiculous costume.
Tracy Shannon and Jennifer Roback Morse
Tracy Shannon and Jennifer Roback Morse — Not exactly Mensa Material yet wed to the belief that they possess judgment that is superior to others.
via YouTube
Today's lesson is simple:
  • A transgender female is an individual who is mitigating the effects of a medical condition (gender dysphoria) by presenting as their gender rather than as their natal sex.
  • A drag queen is an entertainer. A drag queen is a female impersonator often attired in an over-the-top costume.
Somehow that is lost on Hate Group Leader Jennifer Roback Morse of Ruth Institute and her special friend, Tracy Shannon. A missive from Morse on Wednesday is titled: Taking on Drag Queen Story Hours. Morse goes on to explain:

Hate Group Propagandist's Dishonesty on the Rise

Pending legislation in California provides an opportunity for the holier-than-thou set to trot out deceitful anti-LGBTQ talking points in a letter to the state's legislators.
Peter Sprigg
Wednesday, Peter Sprigg, on behalf of Family Research Council, is promoting misleading anti-transgender hyperbole. Sprigg, a Baptist minister, is FRC's purported LGBTQ “expert.” His latest deceptive bombast is titled: Amidst a Global Pandemic, California Legislators Seek $15 Million for Transgender Hormone Therapy and Dance Classes.

Sprigg's spew is one of the reasons that Family Research Council is deemed an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Peter Sprigg provides the talking points to support FRC's bigoted agenda.

In this case we begin with Sprigg's title which asserts that concern for transgender healthcare is inappropriate during the coronavirus crisis. I can do the same thing: Amidst a Global Pandemic a Hate Group is Promoting Bigotry and Ignorance.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Even LifeSiteNews Should Realize that Denise Shick is Deranged

Can someone suggest a more productive hobby for Ms. Shick?
Denise Shick
Denise Shick circa 2016. Shick hates close-ups because most of the time she makes a deliberate effort to look like she is in her early 20s.

via YouTube
Denise Shick exists to disparage transgender youth. Monday she became exercised over California AB 2218 which caused Shick to write: If trans healthcare bill passes, California will fund hormone therapy and gender assignment surgery.

The $15 million that the bill would allocate in support of trans-inclusive healthcare won't go very far but it is a start. According to the bill's findings, “at least 218,400 people in California identify as transgender.”
Time to trot out the bullshit
The statistics stated in the bill itself raise red flags: “One in five transgender adults in California have attempted suicide” and “transgender adults are significantly more likely to report having a disability due to a physical, mental, or emotional condition, 60 percent compared to 27 percent” of non-transgender adults.

Fighting for the "Right" to Discriminate

Blaine Conzatti
Blaine Conzatti, Family Policy Alliance
via Truthovercomes
Tuesday, Blaine Conzatti with Family Policy Alliance (the political arm of Focus on the Family) has penned: Idaho Falls: Tell City Council to Oppose SOGI Ordinance. Conzatti makes a compelling (though unintentional) case for why nondiscrimination ordinances are necessary. Thank you very much.
We need your help to stop Idaho Falls from adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) to the list of classes protected under the city nondiscrimination ordinance. The vote is scheduled for May 14th.

ADF is Correct - They ARE the Object of Discrimination

Michael P. Farris
Hate Group Leader Michael P. Farris
via YouTube
Tuesday, Alliance Defending Freedom is again complaining about being designated an anti-LGBTQ hate group with a missive titled: Stop the discrimination!
When one of the largest companies in the world discriminates against customers and nonprofits that support marriage between one man and one woman, that’s a fight worth showing up for.

Amazon uses its Smile program to discriminate against religious nonprofits and customers that support traditional marriage. ADF is one of many nonprofits that was kicked out of the Smile program for this reason. Amazon relies on the widely discredited “hate” lists produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for this purpose.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Brian S. Brown Has Balls Calling Others Bigots

National Organization for Marriage has a new reason that people should donate money to the failed organization. According to Brian S. Brown:
In an incredible display of anti-Christian bigotry, political leaders of New York City have decided to kick a Christian ministry out of the city that has saved lives and treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients in New York. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a homosexual, and his allies in the LGBT community have demanded that Samaritan’s Purse cease serving patients in the emergency hospital they established in Central Park at the request of the city itself! The reason for this incredible demand? Samaritan’s Purse and its founder, Rev. Franklin Graham, believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

2 Hate Groups, Porno Pete, Planned Parenthood and, oh, RuPaul

Let's have a hatefest!
Peter LaBarbera
Peter LaBarbera never misses an opportunity to spread enmity
Charlie Butts laments:
“The Price is Right” is welcoming drag queen “RuPaul” next week in a primetime special.

According to CBN, RuPaul is playing to raise money for Planned Parenthood after supporting the controversial organization for years.
Oh here we go. Planned Parenthood is evil because it provides abortion services as a very small part of its operation. The last time I checked, abortion was an elective and legal medical procedure which is safer than giving birth.

No, AFA, NY is Not Taxing Samaritan's Purse

On the subject of taxes, BGEA and Samaritan's Purse have both become houses of worship according to a compliant Internal Revenue Service. Neither qualifies.
Franklin Graham
Hate monger, Franklin Graham, is always willing to express his disdain for LGBTQ people and Muslims.
Monday, the headline at American Family Association's blog reads: NY taxing Samaritan's Purse for setting up free field hospital. (American Family Association is an anti-LGBTQ hate group.)

AFA's claim is simply inaccurate. One of their resident idiots, Michael F. Haverluck, attempts to explain:
After setting up a free emergency field hospital in New York City’s Central Park to help fight the coronavirus and being pressured to leave because of its biblical stance on homosexual behavior, Samaritan’s Purse is now being ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) to pay taxes.
First of all no one cares about anyone else's biblical beliefs. The head of Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham, is an outrageous bigot who has claimed, for example, that the coronavirus is his god's punishment of society for marriage equality. Bigotry is a measure of conduct in contrast to belief.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Ribbit

Hi folks. I need a few days to recharge. Return day is next Monday, May 11. Stay safe!