Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why are gays angry at Dolce & Gabbanna? Read this letter and you will know

You want to know why the lgbt community is angry at Dolce & Gabbanna's awful words against same-sex families with language about "synthetic children" and "rented uteruses," aside from the fact that they attack our children.

They give the opposition all sorts of fodder to do the same.

The National Organization for Marriage is calling them 'Wonderful Advocates for the True Definitions of Marriage and Family.'

In addition, a group of supposed adult children from same-sex families issued them a "letter of support." And proving that he has neither scruples nor respect for his own people,  Stefano Gabbana thanked these "individuals" for the letter.

But the kicker, the very essence of vile audacity is how one of those who signed that letter, Robert Oscar Lopez, exploited the controversy to attack same-sex families yet again.

Lopez has in the past, said:

 that by siding with the majority to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor failed to connect the dots between same-sex parenting and slavery

claimed "The Gay Movement is an International War on Black People"

insisted same-sex parenting is "creepy gay child abuse masquerading as gay rights"

 directly compared gay parents to slaveowners:

As difficult as it is to believe, his attack on same-sex families today was much worse than any of the above (by way of the blog Goodasyou):

The completely petulant and histrionic response from gay parents like Ryan Murphy to Dolce & Gabbana's comments can give average Americans a small taste of what children in such homes will have to deal with. You can't be a good parent and want to have absolute control over what your kids think and feel, in addition to what the whole world thinks and feels about you and your kids. It's a recipe for emotional abuse of whoever is under your power. Look at the punitive urge, the lust for vengeance, the despotism. That is what I see in Ricky Martin, Jeremy Hooper, Ryan Murphy, and Elton John. These are men who will terrorize human beings if they can, if they are within their striking distance. They acquired children the way they get everything they want in all aspects of their lives: through economic leverage, intimidation, and sheer arrogance. Imagine being a helpless and confused child longing for a mom, and being under the power of a dad who throws out clothing and calls for all-out destruction of anyone who hints that you have lost something by being denied a mom. Imagine not one such man lording over you, but two. This is horrible. These people are disgusting. I hope and pray that Dolce and Gabbana do not capitulate to them. These repulsive tyrants must learn at some point that they are not gods, and they cannot bring the world to their knees.  

That's why we are angry. It takes an absolutely clueless, self-absorbed sort of nastiness to give fodder to those who want to make your own people second-class citizens. And then thank them for the privilege.

Why should Dolce &  Gabbanna care? They are wealthy. They are totally untouched by the fires they have set. They can tune out the voices of the families they have harmed. 

They are clueless so-and-so's who should have at least have the decency to know what is going on in our fight for equality or, at the very least, not post a "thank you" to folks who don't even look at them as worthy of having families.

Here is a little tip for you, Dolce & Gabbanna. To Robert Oscar Lopez, NOM, and the rest of those on the right praising your words, you are undeserving, sinful "fags," just like the of us.

And if you are going to jump headfirst into this so-called culture war, you had better know which side to be on.

Because when they are done praising your words, what do you think they are going to do to you when your backs are turned to them?

'Jon Stewart gives new anti-gay bills the disrespect they clearly deserve' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

Jon Stewart demolishes anti-gay marriage groups: Even Walmart thinks you’re “out there” - I am sooooo going to miss Jon Stewart when he leaves The Daily Show. 

Roy Moore’s son blames his latest drug arrest on liberal plot to ‘destroy’ his family - I wonder what who he blames his other drug arrests on. Uh Roy, you need to leave us lgbts alone and take care of business at home.  

The Rise Of  LGBT Rights Is An Existential Threat To Conservative Religious Groups - In a nutshell, there are a huge number of folks who are proving that the lgbt orientation and religion can be intertwined in a positive way. I love it!  

Florida Proposes "Stand Outside My Loo" Law - For God's sake, why not a "here is your complimentary cup to pee in" law. (Shut up, Alvin. Don't give the opposition ANY ideas).  

Mat Staver: Second American Revolution Needed To Stop Gay Marriage - To paraphrase Mrs. Howell on Gilligan's Island, "what does one wear to a second American Revolution?"

'Take a stand against marriage equality' . . . because all of those other 100s of times were just practice

It's not the fact that the man in the video below, Steven Hotze, president of Conservative Republicans of Texas, is announcing an anti-marriage equality march.

It's the language that he uses which intrigues me:

Partial Transcript:

 It’s time for Christians and conservatives to rise up and take a stand for God’s truth about marriage! We must draw a line in the sand. This is a call to action.

It's a long speech so he goes on and on about "militant homosexuals" and "liberals" while asking people to assemble at the State House.

Actually a rally is rather moot right now when it comes to whether or not Texas will be receiving marriage equality, seeing that the issue will be soon in front of SCOTUS.

But notice the language. Not being trying to be snide or anything, but just how many times have you heard some from the conservative or anti-gay right proclaim that "they have to stand up" or that "they have to draw a line in the sand."

It makes you wonder what the heck do they think they have been doing all of this time.

Hotze is propagating the victimhood meme that lgbts and our "allies" are picking on "Christians" and attempting to move them out of the public square while snatching away their rights to boot.

I personally don't like to see anyone's rights snatched away so I am glad that this idea is false. On the other hand, anyone who believe Hotze's drivel has obviously been having asleep these past years, particularly since 2004 when all of this mess exploded.

Christians like Hotze have hardly been sitting down and quiet. They have drawn so many "lines in the sand" that there is now nothing but gravel. And quite honestly, some of them have been "called to action" so many times that I suggest they take a "toke" to calm themselves down.