To anonymous heterosexist/cissexist haters:
I have a few things for you to please note:
- I will not be posting your blatantly ignorant and discriminatory statements about the queer community. They hold no ground or power here, so please stop posting as your trolling will not be fed.
- Understand that YOU choose to be ignorant. That’s your choice. Do not come at my blog (or anyone else’s) and tell us how to live our lives or assume you know anything about us at all.
- It is not our job to educate you after you treat us like we are not even human beings. Asking questions out of genuine curiousity is one thing, but do not ask demeaning questions meant to hurt people and expect we will be best of friends afterwards.
- I refuse to debate with people who hide behind their anonymity when spouting ignorant filth about minorities. It’s not only a sign of cowardice, but also that your convictions are not all that you think them to be.
- On the subject of anonymity, the only reason I allow anonymous questions are for those in actual need of it (i.e. people who are not yet out of the closet, people who fear for their lives or others’, etc.) These people are not cowards. These are people who REALLY need anonymity.
To all anon haters: If your hate persists and/or worsens, I will be forced to track your IP address and report you for harassment. (Yes, I know how to do this). Fair warning, folks.
Peter Sprigg, one of the top-level executives at the certified hate group Family Research Council (FRC), actually said today that “nothing that we have done can reasonably be called ‘hate’.” Ironically, Sprigg’s comments alone had been noted last year by the Southern Poverty Law Center as being sufficient to classify FRC as a certified hate group.
Sprigg was responding to the fireball that is what used to be called the Christian Values Network, now monikered as the Charity Give Back Group (CGBG), a for-profit group that donates (read: tax write-off, too) some of their profits to anti-gay hate groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association (AFA), and not-ready-for-prime-time-hate-group status groups like the Liberty Counsel.
To date, over 200 major companies have deserted CGBG because they want to do the right thing (small “r”) and be good corporate citizens.
Once again we’re grateful to Brian Tashman of Right Wing Watch today for this report:
“It’s rather ironic that the AFA is helping the FRC denounce the pressure campaign against the CGBG, as the AFA itself led boycotts against Ford, Home Depot, Old Navy, Pepsi, and Glee along with pressure campaigns against Burger King, Toyota, Lexus and Cellular South to stop running ads on Glee and Google and Disney to drop out of the It Gets Better Project. But this double-standard should come as no surprise, as the FRC endorsed the AFA’s boycott campaign against McDonalds and led its own campaign against Wal-Mart.
“Sprigg and Freideman alleged that FRC is only facing a backlash from gay rights and women’s rights groups because the group oppose marriage equality. However, the AllOut.org petition urging companies to drop CGBC doesn’t mention the FRC’s position on marriage at all, instead focusing on FRC’s advocacy for laws criminalizing homosexuality, opposition to anti-bullying efforts and dishonest attempts to tie homosexuality to pedophilia.
Sprigg: People are afraid of the homosexual activists and they’re particularly afraid of this character assassination that comes in the form of the word ‘hate.’ Nobody wants to be accused of participating in ‘hate’ and so throwing that word ‘hate’ around becomes a trump card even when nothing that we have done can reasonably be called ‘hate.’ On the contrary, everything we do is motivated by love for the people who are hurt by this lifestyle.
Friedeman: Well, again I think what Tony Perkins has done and Peter Sprigg you by extension, you just say, we’re asking people, and AFA does this all the time as well, you urge retailers to remain neutral in the culture wars, the current cultural battles, particularly when you come down to something like homosexuality.
“The most effective way of reducing teen suicide attempts is not to create a ‘positive social environment’ for the affirmation of homosexuality. Instead, it would be to discourage teens from self-identifying as gay, lesbian, or bisexual,” wrote Sprigg earlier this year, in response to a study that found that gay and straight teens who live in socio-politically conservative areas are more likely to attempt suicide, and the degree of an area’s political conservatism reflects the degree teens — gay or straight — are likely to attempt suicide.
Of course, Sprigg has adverted for jailing homosexuals. An then there’s this gem: Sprigg in April strongly suggested LGBT blogger Perez Hilton is a pedophile.
“Nothing that we have done can reasonably be called ‘hate’?” Apparently, very little you have done cannot be.
Well, now we know what the Westboro Baptist Church has been up to while their website has been hacked.
It’s their “GodH8s” campaign.
The situation for gay men and lesbians is bleak in the nation of Zimbabwe. Gays face widespread harassment, violence, rape and gay men have been forced to perform heterosexual sex, the United States State Department finds in its annual human rights report in Zimbabwe.
The reports comes the same week the southern African nation begins drafting its new constitution. President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai rejected calls to include gay rights.