Frontline produced an amazing interview and article regarding the work of Karen Franklin regarding the attitudes toward gays and what goes though a gay basher’s mind. It was interesting to note the high number of gay attacks among respondents. Some of the shocking statistics of Ms. Franklin’s research were:
Again there is confusion over civil marriage and ecclesiastical marriage. But because I like to make points, let’s assume for a moment that I would agree that marriage, because it is “sacred” to millions of people, should never be redefined.
This morning I woke up, sat straight up in bed and began hovering in mid-air; my head spun completely around several times just before I projectile vomited pea soup onto the floor in front of me. The pea soup vomit burned a hole in the floor which opened a gateway to hell – out popped Satan and demanded that henceforth I be his lover. Other than the burn marks around my lips, the “being Satan’s lover” thing isn’t so terribly bad. It comes with many perks. With a little Aloe Vera cream, it’s actually very tolerable.
I went through the article published by San Jose Mercury News several times hoping I fit the mold for homosexuality – could I pass the gay litmus test? I did not want to find that I did not have any of the characteristics of “things that make you gay.” The article stated, compared to their heterosexual counterparts, gay men are more likely…
Sometimes, comments aren’t “stupid” in the realm of homophobia, but outright hateful and unfathomable. What reaction should a gay man have to comments such as this one?
oh and by the way another couple of gays killed in my neighbourhood for being gay, that is music to my ears. from a proud homophobic. —email@example.com
Outrage? Fear? Anxiety? Hate?
This Edition of Stupid Things People Say About Gays gave me great pause. I couldn’t decide if I could categorize it as “stupid” or if it was just a “different way of thinking.” My fortune cookie at lunch today did say, “Your perception will switch.” Interesting that it didn’t say change, but “switch.” I was momentarily reminded of the song by Fem 2 Fem from the 90’s. “Switch, I finally tried it, feels good…” The article I pull this quote from appeared in Christianity Today.
There have been numerous comments over the last few weeks regarding gay people hijacking the civil rights movement (apparently no one told these people that civil rights is all inclusive, not just for select groups). At any rate, many of those accusations have gone on to say that homosexuals have the exact same rights as everyone else.
Civil Marriage is law. To deny any person the equal protection of the law, without due process abridges “the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” In order for the law to deny such civil right, the State holds the burden of proof to show that such relationships would detriment society. Mr. Kolasinski’s efforts to shift the burden of proof on those denied such liberties is false, misleading and improper under the 14th Amendment, Loving and good common sense.
Recently, a group of “Christians” were run out of San Francisco’s Castro District by a “Gay Mob”. I love the elevation this story has received in calling it a “gay mob.” Video footage of the incident shows a group of people being escorted by police while a group of homosexuals (and/or those supporting homosexual rights) are chanting things such as “stay out of our neighborhoods if you don’t like us.” Christian right-wing organizations are appalled and outraged that they were not allowed by this mob to express their religious freedom. Well, there’s a taste of your own medicine for you. This incident has inspired this issue of “Stupid Things People Say About Gays”…