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Looks like someone at the inauguration committee smartened up and googled the man. Should have done it in the first place.
Louis Giglio, the anti-LGBT pastor who had been announced to perform the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration, has been removed from the program, ABC News’s Jonathan Karl reported Thursday.
The move came after ThinkProgress reported Wednesday that in the 1990s, Giglio had given a lengthy sermon in which he advocated for dangerous “ex-gay” therapy for gay and lesbian people, referenced a biblical passage often interpreted to require gay people be executed, and impelled Christians to “firmly respond to the aggressive agenda” and prevent the “homosexual lifestyle” from becoming accepted in society.
ADDED- ABC News now reporting Rev Giglio pulled himself from the ceremony because he saw it was becoming a "distraction".
Man torches box of Cheerios in protest of General Mills
strong support for same-sex unions. He gets more FIRE then bargained for.
This one should go viral, it's knee-slappin' hi-larious! The stupid, it burns... literally.
As Markos tweeted:
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) August 6, 2012
I have nothing to add to that. He nailed it.
Via Towleroad, where there's more.
The testimony by this loon at this week's hearings regarding a proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in Nebraska can only be topped by the hilarious (and appropriate) reaction from the guy behind her.
No, I take that back. The insane, anti-gay wingnut wins.
That's right, Rick Santorum is encouraging discrimination and bullying, because men associating with anything pink is bad and a man should especially never be caught "on camera" using any inanimate pink object, because that is a very, very bad thing and could turn a guy gay.
I'm not sure how that happens, exactly. Mr. Laffy wears pink shirts, and somehow maintained his straightitude. His gay-immune system must be highly resistant to gay colors.
What exactly are gay colors?
And do gay men who wear "non-gay" colors turn straight?
And this is the man who wants to be the president of all Americans. Yeah, right.
The best part if that Santorum is known to wear pink ties.
Other than this just being stupid and ignorant, I've got to say as much as I love Barney, he's not exactly the poster boy that any "recruitment campaign" would want to "lure" young men into being gay. An old, balding, rumpled, overworked policy wonk? Right Wing Watch does a helluva job keeping up with these wingtards.
On Monday, Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank announced that he will not seek reelection next year, and American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer decided to celebrate Frank’s retirement by attacking the congressman for being gay. On Focal Point yesterday, Fischer claimed that Frank may have used his prominent position to “influence” other men into becoming gay who may have later contracted AIDS. “This is a dangerous, risky, immoral, unhealthy lifestyle, and Barney Frank has been an open practitioner of a lifestyle that is condemning one young man after another to an early grave,” Fischer said, “this is not somebody to admire, this is not somebody to honor.”
I had to use Paddy's quote to me as the blog title because it is so accurate, so on point.
I must go find a wall to bang my head on, so while I'm doing that, please take a look at this... but first, grab an Excedrin and some Pepto Bismol. Or find a good wall.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday said he thinks the military should keep its ban on openly gay service members in part because he doesn't want to open a national discussion about homosexuality.
Rep. Ike Skelton, a conservative Missouri Democrat, said he thinks the debate in Congress over the proposed repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" law might force families to explain homosexuality to their children.
1. What if one or more of his children is gay? Whatever will he do then? Refuse to talk to them? Ignore them? Disown them?
2. Paddy's right.
3. So. You discriminate against an entire group of people because you're afraid to face your own kids. Good parenting skills, Ike.
4. What's going to happen when his kids see a Playboy magazine? Or land on that XXX TV Channel or visit that pesky porn site that Daddy probably frequents? Is he going to pull every racy publication off the market? Try to pass legislation to ban computers?
(4a. Gasp! How will he ever explain boobuses to his children?)
5. Shh. Never discuss anything controversial. It'll just go away. The millisecond you so much as whisper a syllable about touchy subject, that's it. Game over.
6. Communication is everything. Try it some time.
7. See #2.
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