Thursday, May 6, 2010

Come Again?

How many incidents before we can call it not just a trend but a fact? I'd say we're there. I think we can now declare with certainty that the louder a religious right-winger rails against gay rights, the more likely it is he's a screwed-up guy with major issues about his own sexuality. A liar. A hypocrite. A sad, pathetic person who'd be deserving of sympathy if he hadn't made a career out of denying the most fundamental of rights to other people. Here we go again. Along the way, I learned a new term (and acquired a fun euphemism):
The pictures on the profile show a shirtless young man with delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin. The profile touts his "smooth, sweet, tight ass..."
[...] On April 13, the "rent boy" (whom we'll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart.

That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.
I'd find it funny, were it not so sad. How much damage is inflicted by religion-based rejection of a basic fact of life. How disastrous is the need for a person to hide who he is, when it's a condition of birth over which he has no control and which has been part of the human family since history has been recorded.

How destructive are those who hate themselves so much that they must hate others to feel good. How long before people realize the anti-gay movement is led by people like this guy, people who ought to be ignored intensely.

[Added later: I guess it's okay not to ignore them, if this is how you do it:]


Anonymous said...

Ummm way to beat up that Straw Man Sid...At least I pick on people who can fight back...John Edwards, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy...ummmm
and whats an "Atavistic" moustache??? and I already looked it up, I wanta here you use it in a sentence that makes sense...
Oh, and the Real Leader of the Anti-Gay Movement is YOUR Muslim-in-Chief(Peace be upon Him) he's the one who won't allow the Fruits to die openly in Iraq/Afghanistan, and how about that evil(Signed by Bill Clinton) Defense(Signed by Bill Clinton) of(Signed by Bill Clinton) Marriage(Signed by Bill Clinton)Act.
Did I tell you it was signed by Bill Clinton?
and I'm gonna pre-empt your "Anyone who doesnt like Fags is a Fag"
Yeah I'm a Fruit, a Turd Burglar, and I'm fine with guys named Adam and Steve. I'm one of those fags who's so afraid of his sexuality he only has sex with women , so afraid of penises I won't even look at mine, and yeah, I like Madonna.
Like to **** Madonna that is,
OK, I'm done, you gotta match for the Straw Dude?


Sid Schwab said...

Before getting bent over "atavistic" I'd bone up on "straw man" if I were you, Frankie.

Sid Schwab said...

Note to "anonymous:" You might want to read this recent post. And then, you might want to come up with something better than (deleted).

Marla said...

When these guys say "homosexuality is a choice," they're not just talking through their hats. Clearly, it was a choice for them.

Of course, they're confusing not being a homosexual with being in the closet--and not "confusing" in the sense of obfuscating; they really don't get the difference.

Anonymous said...

A real life example of a Reaction Formation. Nice find. Apparently the collection jar money is going to someone whose occupation only rhymes with destitute....

Reminds me of Eliot Spitzer & Larry Craig.


p.s. Dr. Sid, the guy in the stall next to you tapping your foot didn't really run out of t.p.

Anonymous said...

Why is same-sex love such an abhorrent thought to so many people? I think younger people are becoming much more tolerant of differences amongst people regarding sexuality than the middle-aged American male.

Can we say homophobe? The men are products of their church, or parents, or their incredibly macho arghh arghh teen years. If the ultimate dude of the time was the Marlboro Man, or Clint Eastwood, the media perpetuated the clear role of American men. John Wayne. REAL MEN.

The guilt and fear and shame a gay male (and woman) has to live with is unacceptable. It shouldn't be so hard to respect everyone and accept their sexual orientation.

The first step will be to throw off the "Bible" "interpretations" that the conservative evangelical and Catholic Christians insist upon. (hee hee, that will annoy the evangelicals, putting the Church in there with them.)

But honestly, humans and other primates have engaged in same sex attraction for, well, ever. As have other mammals. It is not going to bring on the last of days because your mind opens up enough to accept say, gay marriage. That's love. That's tolerance.

So was this minister only pairing himself off with an attractive young male to save his soul--or his own--as he preached to him? Was this all missionary work of a sort? Talk him straight?

Sorry to get so long; I am the godmother of a sweet teenager that only exists through artificial insemination. A same sex pair are parents. She is very smart and doesn't look at her life like she's going to only like girls. She's a straight teen. She has had a loving wonderful life so far, and her sexual interests are developing along the "traditional". Lesbian parents can't overide the hard-wiring. Neither can heterosexual parents demand the same sexual orientation.

The Christian affront that those not embracing "basic christian values" are going to the hell of infidels just shouldn't continue to hold. So many more beliefs and cultures on our small world; and this is a first step. Respect is the key.

Don't know if I directly commented on topic, but these are my beliefs.

ok, a consistent name: bal

Cory said...

Jeez Franky, there ya go again. And Madonna? Poor taste doesn't even help you there pal- you'd better "bone" up on using closet doors in a constructive sentence.

Who wrote the majority of GW's anti-gay policy? Who is Ken Mehlman?

Anonymous said...

So... DrekMan...(PoliceBeUponYou)

Is homosexuality is a choice? If so, please tell us all about the day, when you chose to be, or not to be, Gay.

Discourse in depth, on what had "Brought It Up" - so to speak? Had you been experiencing strange desires - sticky feelings - that made you feel (I must say it) "Queer?"

What were the - shall we say - "Fruits" of your choice? Was it Adam or Steve?

And, (your opinion please)If a fem Gay man, with an atavistic mustache, chose to hookup with a butch lesbian; would that go down for you as an acceptable union?

Or, would they "argue all night, as to who had the right, to do what, and with which, and to whom?"

Waiting for your reply (Like the cat that ate cheese and sat by the mouse-hole) with baited breath.


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