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Gays, Ancient Rome, The Vatican and Sally Kern.

July 07, 2009 By: geekgirl Category: Commentary, Featured, Thought of the Gay

romanYou’d think we’d have learned our lesson by now, but we haven’t.  Jude tends to pay attention to the conservative media, then laughingly forward emails to Jay so they can both be shocked at the ridiculousness of the right-wing.  In this post, Jude and Jay analyze some of the more outrageous news that deals with the anti-gay establishment – it just keeps getting a little nuttier in the arguments against the queers.

US Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny for Kicking the Habit and Gay Love

From: The New York Times

July 1, 2009

We all know the stereotype of Catholic nuns in a Catholic School with ruler in hand and a menacing frown silhouetted by a black habit, but nuns have also been taking care of the sick and poor for many years. It’s our experience that most nuns are educated, caring and generally, nice women.

Evidently, nuns are too caring and too educated for the extremist Pope and his minions at the Vatican.  Now that nuns have stopped wearing habits and gotten minds of their own, they must be stopped!

Cardinal Levada sent a letter to the Leadership Conference saying an investigation was warranted because it appeared that the organization had done little since it was warned eight years ago that it had failed to “promote” the church’s teachings on three issues: the male-only priesthood, homosexuality and the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church as the means to salvation.

Besides these two investigations, another decree that affected some nuns was issued in March by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops said that Catholics should stop practicing Reiki, a healing therapy that is used in some Catholic hospitals and retreat centers, and which was enthusiastically adopted by many nuns. The bishops said Reiki is both unscientific and non-Christian.

“Unscientific.” To reverse the phrase “getting religion” when did the Catholic Church “get scientific?” Hasn’t anyone explained to them that faith means belief in the absence of proof? They are upset that nuns are tolerating homosexuality? Shame, shame. By their standards we should only tolerate pedophiles at Catholic headquarters.

Show your support for a nun today. It sounds like they need it.

Sally Kern Plans to Save the Economy with a New Moral Order

From: Tulsa World

July 1, 2009

It’s not news to anyone reading this blog that Sally Kern went off her rocker this week with her morality proclamation.

This nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery.

Not only has Kern neglected the fact that many countries are way ahead of the U.S. in promoting same-sex marriage, but she’s essentially advised those that want to get rid of a pesky neighbor to beat their children until God forecloses on the neighbor’s house.

A portion of Sally Kern’s draft proclamation reads:

We believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis.

Now we are really getting somewhere. The gays are not spending enough money. Evidently, gays are responsible for the ineptitude of automakers, the unethical behaviors of investment bankers and loan makers, the conflict in Iraq, and least we forget, the flooding of New Orleans (care of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell).  So, how did the gays pull off this economic coup when, as the right wingers often argue, LGBT people are such a small percentage of the population that they don’t deserve equal rights?  How then, oh how, are gays capable of destroying every aspect of our society.  And, if the gays have that much power over politics and God, why are they still denied civil equality – don’t you think they would have gone after that before a complete economic melt-down of the world?

Looks like Sally Kern needs a history lesson on America’s founding fathers, many of whom did not believe in organized religion, especially Ben Franklin. Sally, check what Ben did in his free time in the Hellfire Club, when he wasn’t womanizing in France. Thomas Jefferson even rewrote the Bible and thankfully got it down to the Cliff Notes version.

If Gay Sex were Socially Acceptable, David Klinghoffer would So have Gay Sex.

From: BeliefNet

June 23, 2009

In the spirit of saving the best for last, someone more crazy than even Sally, the Pope, Maggie Gallagher, James Dobson and Fred Phelps is the winner.

David Klinghoffer, author and essayist with a propensity to believe in the fairy tale (also known as unIntelligent Design), finally explained to us why same sex marriage threatens heterosexual marriage – and the argument is surprisingly secular – although we have to go back to Roman times [B.C.], to find the argument:

The social history behind this piece is clear: once they’ve experienced sex with other men, Catullus tells us, men are unsatisfied with what their new wives provide them. Notice that the poet is unconcerned about the husband’s dallying with other women — it’s the other men around that threaten the marital union.

At the risk of getting too explicit, I leave it the reader’s basic grasp of anatomy to figure out why in ancient Rome a man who found pleasure in a woman, could also find pleasure in a man, while the record shows that a heterosexual woman rarely found sexual satisfaction in the company of another woman.

The losers from all this will be the vast majority of women. With full social sanction given to homoerotic activity, the historical precedent suggests that tomorrow’s women will have a harder time finding and holding on to suitable men. As women will suffer, so will the vitality and stability of the nuclear family.

For those of you that just couldn’t get through that, we happily paraphrase: Once sex between men becomes morally acceptable, straight men everywhere will realize how much better it is to have sex with men than to have sex with women. That’s right ladies, your man is already gay and has just been waiting for it to be socially acceptable. Jude’s husband of 32 years, just like all the other husbands in the world, are going to run out and suddenly start having gay sex leaving you ladies all alone with no way to sexual satisfy yourselves (since it’s rare woman can get any sexual satisfaction from another woman).  Seem though that if a guy wants to have sex with a guy, he’s not waiting for it to become socially acceptable – he’s in the airport bathroom tapping his foot at the “straight guy” in the stall next to him.

So David, just how big is your closet? Shall we send your wife a sympathy card?  After all, you just told her that you are a homosexual just waiting for gay sex to be de-stigmatized.  That’s gotta be pretty hard on her.

Gun Sales High After Obama Election – But Why?

November 09, 2008 By: jaysays Category: Commentary, Thought of the Gay

Analysts will argue that the recent spikes in gun sales after an Obama victory are due to gun fanatics fearing that Obama and a Democratic majority Congress will restrict gun laws further.  See: Obama election prompts surge in US gun sales | World news | guardian.co.uk.  However, could that be the real reason, or is there a deeper one?

For years white folk have feared the black man, moving from neighborhood after neighborhood as black neighbors move-in, which lead to the coining of the terms “White Flight.”  Now, as a black/white man prepares to take the highest seat in American government, whites can’t just up and move, so what must they do?  Arm themselves.

Or perhaps, the plot is even more sinister.  A coup perhaps, or perhaps all the media hype about assassination attempts are starting to get to people’s heads… really, who needs an AR-15 assault rifle?

Of course, Obama clearly stated in his pre-election debates and speeches that he will not support any legislation which takes away the right of American’s to bear arms.  But then again, we’ve been told many things by presidents and presidential candidates.  Take the following for example:

George Bush (the First) stated he would not raise taxes.  Then the economy happened and he regrettably was forced into raising taxes.  Or Clinton’s little lie about not having sexual relations with “that woman,” when he did.  Or the bigger lie of George W. Bush, when he stated that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.  But perhaps the most disappointing lie of all was from former President Ronald Reagan who told American voters that he would never forget us.

So perhaps Obama was just saying that, perhaps he will take away the right to bear arms – the near future will tell.

What will Happen? A Soothsayer’s Guide to the Presidential Election

October 31, 2008 By: jaysays Category: Commentary, Thought of the Gay

I make a lot of predictions about politics, some published, some unpublished.  I’m not always right with the famed “margin of error”, but I generally  get pretty close.  For example, in 1999, I predicted that if George W. Bush were to become the next President of the United States it would result in World War III.  I missed the mark on that one as we are all alone in our wars… wars on the economy, wars in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, the continuation of the war on drugs (there’s a certain irony there me thinks), and, of course, the war on social indecency, such as abortion and homosexuality.  But, I was wrong.  This is not a world war, it’s merely the most difficult time of my life to be proud to be an American.  I do hope that pride will be restored in the future; however, with that in mind, I make the following prediction:

If John McCain is elected president and $200 billion dollars in tax cuts go to corporations and $4 million dollars go to the oil companies, this country’s economic recession will continue into another Depression.  Why do I say this?  It’s obvious that corporate America cannot be trusted, nor can the oil companies.  Take the incident in Sudan wherein the United States, under the Reagan administration, by way of an authoritative Sudanese government, removed and/or killed the residents of Southeastern Sudan and moved Chevron Oil Company into the area after George H.W. Bush surveyed the area and found OIL (not inhumanity).  Take the fact the at $700 billion dollars given to the banking industry has not stimulated bank lending in spite of an additional .5% cut in the interest rate.  In fact, the banks are cash hoarding or spending the money on elaborate executive meetings.  Why?  Lack of pre-requisite.  John McCain feels that pre-requisites must be met before meeting and discussing peace with Palestine, Iran, Cuba and other countries, but seems to believe there is no pre-requisite requirement to hand $750 billion dollars to the banking industry (it should be noted that Barack Obama supported the bail out as well).

To put that $750 billion into perspective, think of it this way.  If that $750 billion were to be split equally among every American (including children and infants), each American would receive somewhere in the neighborhood of $2,300.  Not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things, but no eliminate all children and non-tax payers and how much money would each tax-paying American receive?  Somewhere in the neighborhood of $5,400.00.  That’s a lot of dough.  So, better to give the money to the banks without pre-requisite or to the American Tax Payer.

Now, if you don’t believe the allegations that McCain intends to provide that tax credit to corporations and oil companies, check the facts:

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Fact check: McCain tax cuts give $200 billion to corporations, $4 billion to oil companies? « – Blogs from CNN.com.

I had to update this post as I inadvertently misstated a fact – it was not Shell Oil, but Chevron Oil company that began drilling in Sudan after the government removed residents from the area.