Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rep. Brad Sherman: ♫ In an L.A. Minute... ♫

He was given one minute (too long, imo) on the House Floor last night.

Rep. Brad Sherman D - California, 30th District Woodland Hills, Granada Hills, Studio City


Rep. Brad Sherman: We’re told that if we want the government to stay open for just another five or seventy-five days, we should torpedo the Affordable Care Act [“Obamacare”].Then, what happens in November or December? Are we told that to keep the government open any further we have to strip-mine YellowStone? We have to abolish Medicare? 

The fact is, it is wrong to take hostages, it is wrong to say that the government will shut down if that is the only way you can achieve your legislative objectives. 

What would the country think of us if we said we were going to shut down the government unless we get gay rights, gun control, cap and trade, immigration reform? 

Or what would the country think of us if we said, “Gay rights, but only for one year -- keep the government open for one year, get gay-rights for one year.

Taking hostages is wrong. Holding hostage, the greatest country in the world is wrong.

But his heart was in the right place, and all, right?
Op-ed: Can Democrats Scare Ted Cruz With LGBT Rights?

Yeah, what he said.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' Echoes Russian LGBT Violence"

Hozier, an Irish singer-songwriter whose debut EP "Take Me To Church" premiered in early July, just released the video for his track of the same name.

The video follows the relationship between two gay men and the violently homophobic backlash that ensues when the community learns of one of the man's sexuality.

For more information on Hoozier and his "Take Me To Church" EP, visit the artist's website, Bandcamp or Twitter.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

PFOX: "Does the ex-gay community need civil rights?"

(If being gay [same-sex attracted] is a sin and we’re all sinners all the time forever no matter what, wouldn’t the term “ex-gay” be tantamount to claiming that one is an “ex-sinner” and thus be blasphemous and a sin in and of itself? Which begs the question, How in the universe would God even take the victimhood complaints of blasphemers seriously?)

PFOX stands for Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and is an anti-gay counter group to PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. (Gee, PFOX, I don't know, do you think that "ex-sinners" are being deprived of their civil rights?) Granted, this one paragraph alone is autopsy-worthy, just check the last part of it out:
In August alone, the ex-gay community has been the victim of a number of injustices by high-ranking officials. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law that outlaws therapy for children who wish to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions, some of whom developed such attractions in the wake of sexual abuse at the hands of homosexual predators. Also, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld California’s law banning therapy for minors who wish to go from gay to straight, despite statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing an increase in HIV infections by MSM (men who have sex with men) aged 13-24.
I believe the hyperlink was placed and worded very carefully in the original article. It’s a CDC PDF and it is true, according to the GRAPH on page 7 you will find that the largest HIV increases are occurring in the 13-24 year old age range.

Read it on the original article and -- correct me if I’m wrong -- does it not read like they’re insinuating that the Court dismisses evidence of a connection between same-sex attraction -- in and of itself -- raping kids, turning them gay and giving them AIDS?
Titles? Tags? One-liners? … Anyone?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

George Tekei: "Gays Beware"

Mostly preaching to the choir, but those who claim their objection to marriage equality is based on "deeply held religious beliefs" may want to remember that Jesus on remarriage = adultery.