Periodical Political Post *109

Queer News

  • Catholic bishops in Uganda call for revival of “kill gays” legislation
  • Australian Prime Minister says gay couples don’t need marriage
  • Russian capitol Moscow bans gay pride parades for century ahead
  • Discrimination study shows gay men in Italy less likely to get a job
  • American conservative group blames queer kids for their own misery 
  • ‘Sexual depravity’ of penguins that Antarctic scientist dared not reveal

Other News

  • Thousands of Russians protesting in Moscow to demand fair elections
  • Climate change to be outlawed for being “leftist” in Virginia & N. Carolina?
  • How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren
  • South Korea surrenders to creationists, removes evolution from school books
  • Christian pastor hangs effigy of Obama with pride flag by noose 
  

20 thoughts on “Periodical Political Post *109”

  1. President Obama hand picked Rick Warren to deliver his inaugural prayer. Rick Warren has been the minister urging Uganda enact the death penalty for gay sex.

  2. Here was the headline from AlterNet about Rick Warren:
    “Rick Warren Refuses to Condemn Death Penalty for Homosexuals”

    1. AlterNet is not exactly a good source, it’s hard to find a single post by them that doesn’t have an extremely misleading title.

      1. There are several articles about Rick Warren and his hatred of gays and his work in Africa. Alternet is far from the only one. The problem is that if you post a URL here, it gets delayed and sometimes never posted.

      2. The Atlantic has also reported on Warren’s involvement with gay genocide in Uganda: “To little notice, a charismatic network overseen by Warren’s doctoral dissertation advisor, C. Peter Wagner, has played a major role in politically organizing and inspiring the Ugandan legislators who have spearheaded the anti-gay bill.”

  3. I hope I’m not the only one struck by the irony that, for all the “depravity” exhibited by the Adélie Penguins so long ago, nothing they have done even remotely compares to the depths of human depravity as demonstrated over the intervening 100 years.

    1. I agree with you Dashiell. The problem is that the majority of people in the West are brainwashed to think that sex with dead bodies and with younger members of your species, as the penguins did, is worse than genocide, mass murder and nuclear holocaust.

    1. one of the few songs that makes me stop and see past the worlds problems, failures, and hate to actually see the worlds beauty pure and simple.

      thanks Dan,

  4. American conservative group blames queer kids for their own misery

    “Hey gay teens, do you want to put a stop to being picked on? … stop being gay! Simple!” – Million Concerned Mothers For Baby Jesus Tradition Family Assoc

    1. remember:

      well it makes sense when you realize that most of those people still view homosexuality as a choice the person makes, not a part of who they are.

      Its kinda like choosing a bad religion, or theology, or a odd sized pair of pants, everything in life is a choice and you shouldn’t be upset with others actions towards you when you choose wrong.

      1. Hmm.. no, I can’t agree. Yes, you are right that a lot of people think in this way but is it relevant? I don’t think so. Homophobia is just a subset of xenophobia, and whether hated qualities are inborn or chosen doesn’t matter. Somebody hates others for their skin colour, language, nationality, gender, religion ( to some extend), i.e. things that people have no control over. But not less ( actually more!) people are hated for things of their choice. Like abortions, lifestyles, political opinions, occupations, fashions, preferred musics and movies, and even such stupid things as loyalty to particular sport teams ( Celtic vs. Rangers in Scotland is a good example, and quite bloody one :( )
        So I think that the common strategy of Gay Right defenders is weak and misleading.
        If I am confronted by a bigot who says “it’s your fault because it’s your choice!” I don’t get defensive and cry “No, it is not my fault, I was just born like this, a poor victim of genetic gambling!” No, never. I say “So what?! My choice is not your f***ing business! I don’t judge your ugly funny hat so don’t judge my sexual preferences!”
        I believe it is much stronger position.

  5. •Catholic bishops in Uganda call for revival of “kill gays” legislation
    So, all the Catholic Bishops in Uganda, and elsewhere, are going to kill each other and/or commit suicide? I doubt it.

  6. Focus on the Family? When your argument is “think of the children” it means you literally have no reasonable argument for your stupid bigotry and have to exploit the innocence of children.

    Particularly when the people you are being bigoted about are children (gay children) themselves. Shows their whole “family” thing is bullshit, because they can hate a kid just because of how they were born.

    “Hey kids with glasses, you deserve to be bullied, harassed and attacked for having glasses. It comes with the lifestyle, nerd. We’re not going to do anything.”

    Probably run by rapist pedophiles given that attitude.


  7. Sajhak:

    If I am confronted by a bigot who says “it’s your fault because it’s your choice!” I don’t get defensive and cry “No, it is not my fault, I was just born like this, a poor victim of genetic gambling!” No, never. I say “So what?! My choice is not your f***ing business! I don’t judge your ugly funny hat so don’t judge my sexual preferences!”
    I believe it is much stronger position.

    Serious food for thought here. Still not sure if it’s the right answer though. In some way I see it as giving the bigots an opening where they could answer back “See? I was right! It IS a choice and nothing else.” As in their mind the same as saying you chose to be a robber instead of you were born that way.

    1. Thank you Old Dan for your thoughtful and serious respond.
      Anyway I stick on my position.
      The fact whether we are born of “made” in this or that manner is irrelevant. Our choice is the matter.
      We as human beings are neither saints not devils, we just have predispositions for good and evil ( you can name me a helpless idealist (although I’m a rugged cynic) but I’m sure our pursuit of justice is stronger.. just the way our brains are made.)
      So I think that the position “we are who we are and have no choice” is very bad, weak, and self-destroying. Bastards you mentioned can say Hah! We have the inborn desire to rob and live on at other people expense, yes! But we good boys are able to suppress these barbarian instincts, why you homos can’t suppress yours?
      The very strong objection ( used by many theologians) that can’t be answered from “we are who we are” point of view.
      But if you are not defensive but offensive and fight them on their own field and say “it’s our choice and free will! Our individual sovereignty that God gave us! If we are criminals, who the hell are our victims, while our actions are voluntary, mutual, and hurt nobody? If we praise Love as well as you praise it?” – The burden of proof is on them! “They” have to explain now why their position is more ethical … that they can’t of course.
      P.S. btw Canadians are stupid and can’t play their own game, ice hockey :) ( as the late world championship proves) :D
      Hey, no offence, I’m just kidding! :) x-x

      1. Sajhak and Dashiell, I actually do agree with saying that a sexual orientation, whether a choice or inborn is no one’s business except to that person. It’s just that I like looking at both sides of the coin. Ever taken the time to debate with a homophobic preacher about homosexuality? It is fascinating to say the least. The one I debated with refused any rational approach to the discussion. Finally I gave up. He didn’t even want to reach even a middle ground. Gay was evil, final. His coin was one sided.

    2. I understand this point and it strikes me as a viscerally appropriate response. It makes the point that, irrespective of whether homosexuality is or is not a choice, it’s nobody’s business but yours. However, when being anything other than “straight” marks one for discrimination based upon a particular dogma, one needs to be able to engage that point of view and provide counter-arguments to the position.

      I agree that the now popular position of “I was born this way” is flawed on several levels, and saying something is my business and not yours is an ideologically stronger stance, I’m just not sure how practical it is beyond the academic question. We can point to the basic truth of this all day long, but what good will it do if legislators keep making it their business?

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