Wednesday, June 08, 2016

'Interracial couple opposes marriage equality because of 'lust,' 'demons,' & 'dirty laundry'' & other Wed. midday news briefs

Editor's note - I would be remiss if I didn't issue a congratulations to Hillary Clinton for wrapping up the Democratic nomination for President. She becomes the first woman to do this and hopefully will be the first woman to become president. I have deliberately not weighed in on the primary between she and Sanders on this blog because the nature of some folks. However, I will say that this blog tries to concentrate solely on the needs of the lgbt community and anti-propaganda. Therefore, I would ask folks to remember what we as lgbts have gained. It is neither wrong nor selfish to do so. Freedoms won can be easily taken away without diligence on all fronts. That is all.

I'm posting this because it's funny and - in it's own way - a perfect example what I just said above. 

From Right Wing Watch:

 Ruth Bryant White, a fringe presidential candidate in 2008, and her husband Steve told (Gordon)Klingenschmitt that gay relationships are not legitimate because they are based on lust and violate the laws of God. Same-sex relationships, Ruth White said, are nothing like interracial relationships because "when you're dealing with someone of the same sex ... they're bringing their dirty laundry and bedroom stuff to the people and it is not a civil right." After she asserted that "God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of the homosexuality" and that the Bible says that gays are consumed by "the lusts of the flesh," Klingenschmitt declared that the difference between gay marriage and interracial marriages like the Whites' is that "homosexuality is based on lust, which God forbids as a sin, but your marriage is based on love, which God commands between one man and one woman." "They're using it, saying that homosexuality is a civil right," Ruth White declared. "There is nothing civil about it in any way shape, form or fashion. And even if it was a civil right, God's word take precedence over anything that man's law can do ... Now we've got Christians who were living a straight life now that are going back into the homosexual lifestyle. That's a lust, that's a demon ... They put that over God and His word? And they're will to burn for eternity for that?"  

In other news:
Fox Doctor Keith Ablow Attacks Transgender Teen As "A Very Big Threat To Our Culture" - Fox News is filled with scumbags who won't stop picking on transgender children.  

AIDS at 35: Surprising Life Lessons From Living With HIV - Wonderful post!  

U.S. embassies, consulates acknowledge Pride month - Deal with it, folks. It's not being ugly to say that. We are people who will have our lives and contributions celebrated, just like every other respectable group.

Colbert destroys Louie Gohmert over 'no gays in space' speech

Recently, Congressman Louie Gohmert made a ridiculously rambling speech on the floor of Congress which climaxed with some odd idea of not allowing gay colonies in space:

The speech alone is comedy gold. But leave it to Stephen Colbert of The Late Show to rub in the idiocy of Gohmert's line of thinking: