Right wing groups raise a fit when they are compared to Nazis. However, comments made by PFOX and the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg make the comparison seem accurate. Commenting on the Uniting American Families Act, legislation that "would allow same-sex partners to be united legally through the U.S. immigration process," Sprigg said we should be exporting homosexuals, rather than importing them.
Who does this self-righteous person think he is to tell Americans that they must leave their country? Could you imagine the temper tantrums if a gay groups said we should export Christians?
This is an example of raw bigotry and of how little these wing nuts value our lives. One wonders, if given the opportunity, if they would justify murdering us? Clearly, they see us as less than human, and have no concern how "exporting" gay people would effect our friends and family members. Much like how the Nazi's saw Jews, people like Sprigg believe our lives our meaningless and we are expendable. These are scary people and we need to pay close attention to their rhetoric. According to Sprigg:
"We oppose this bill because it is, although it may be at the margins, part of an assault on the definition of family...I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States because we believe homosexuality is destructive to society."
Big-haired phony "ex-gay" activist Stephen Bennett is coming to New York City and Provincetown to party, uh, I mean protest with a wide-eyed student group of do-gooders from Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. They will spend their entire spring break hustling for the Lord and trying to convert gay people.
It is amazing how these creeps always pick fun, luxurious places to hang out when they take their "junkets for Jesus." Will Bennett and friends be in smack dens in the South Bronx? No. Will his crew be feeding the homeless? No.
Instead, they will spend their time sipping lattes in the West Village and cruising, uh, I mean cursing happy gay families who are minding their own business and harming no one. How daring and bold of Bennett.
Hopefully, Bennett will take a break from the Lord's work to visit one of our famous hairdo emporiums, where he will be moused, teased and waxed to his satisfaction. It certainly can't hurt, judging by his pictures.
It had been a devastating week for Barack Obama. The rationale for his entire campaign was hope and reconciliation. Yet, for days, his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, was shown on television delivering rabid and racially insensitive sermons denouncing America. Rightfully sensing his candidacy may be history if he did not respond, Obama answered with a spine-tingling, tear-evoking historical speech that was so remarkable, it drew comparisons to addresses made by Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
It was visionary, daring, and bold - evoking a flood of praise and the showering of lofty "M-words."
Indeed, it was so inspiring that Obama supplanted Oprah as the "Big O" on his campaign. The speech was as timeless as it was timely and will be talked about for generations. In essence, Obama brilliantly gave people - of all races - permission to justify their grievances and grudges - while taking them by the hand and showing them an enlightened way forward.
He also deftly handled the ranting reverend problem with a strategy of distancing without disowning. In doing so, Obama was credited for showing the two were not ideological Siamese twins, while scoring points for personal loyalty. It was a feat so astonishing that the only other politician who could have pulled it off - maybe - was Bill Clinton in his prime.
The address was also politically astute.
For example, Obama reassured Jewish voters concerned with Rev. Wright's comments by saying that, Israel was a "stalwart" ally and the problems in the Middle East emanated from, "the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam."
When he said that Rev. Wright, "helped introduce me to my Christian faith," Obama was trenchantly using the example as an opportunity to tell voters - yet, again - that he was not a Muslim, as right wing opponents have repeatedly suggested.
Obama also boosted his candidacy by hitting patriotic themes - such as when he said, "In no other country on earth is my story even possible." He referred to the "decency and generosity of the American people," and said his convictions were rooted in "faith in God and my faith in the American people."
Perhaps most clever, was the way Obama forthrightly explained his connection and affection for Rev. Wright by comparing him to an old uncle and using the phrase, "For the men and women of Reverend Wright's generation." Clearly, Wright was a substitute for John McCain and the message was clear: McCain is stuck in the past and Obama represents the voice of a new generation that wants to move beyond yesterday’s sins."
All politicians - even Obama - need bogeymen, real or imagined. Brilliantly, Obama joined people of all races together in the fight against the "real culprits of the middle class squeeze - corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices, and short-term greed; a Washington dominated by special interests economic policies that favor the few over the many."
This speech was particularly tantalizing for gay and lesbian people because if a president wants to pass pro-gay legislation, he or she will have to effectively articulate why it is a moral imperative. This speech allowed us to envision President Obama assuaging Christian conservatives by telling them that their work to protect families is honest and sincere. However, their attempts to use discrimination as a tool to strengthen traditional families are harmful and misguided. By forthrightly addressing an explosive issue, such as race, it was a guide to how Obama might build support for GLBT issues.
While Obama did not solve the racial divide in America or the problem of his long association with Rev. Wright in one speech, he did a better job than anyone else could have under the circumstances. One can't help but marvel at the skills of this political Houdini, who turned a crisis into a crowning achievement. It is too soon to plaster his face on Mt. Rushmore, but this performance guarantees more people will rush to Obama's revived campaign.
An interesting article in the New York Times said that even animals once thought to be monogamous are fooling around. So, are people - like other animals - born to do it on the sly? Is monogamy a myth? These are question that have been vexing people for centuries - and this article sheds some light on the controversial topic.
A former aide to James E. McGreevey said today that he had three-way sexual trysts with the former governor and his wife before he took office, challenging Dina Matos McGreevey's assertion that she was naive about her husband's sexual exploits.
The aide, Theodore Pedersen, said he and the couple even had a nickname for the weekly romps, from 1999 to 2001, that typically began with dinner at T.G.I. Friday's and ended with a threesome at McGreevey's condo in Woodbridge.
They called them "Friday Night Specials," according to Pedersen.
Damn, you have to admit, Pederson is hot. I'm sure Friday night's were quite "special." It's nice to be governor. (until you get caught)