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MI GOP official won't resign over Facebook post about "filthy homosexuals" who "account for half the murders in large cities"

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The Detroit Free Press is reporting on what Republican national committeeman Dave Agema's posted on Facebook during the Supreme Court oral arguments on marriage equality.

LANSING -- A prominent Michigan Republican was not backing down or apologizing Thursday as he faced calls for his resignation over an antigay posting on his Facebook page. [...]

The post depicts gay people as sexually promiscuous, rife with sexually transmitted diseases and responsible for "half the murders in large cities." It cites 30-year-old studies for some of its statistics and sources such as the Congressional Record and special-interest groups for others.

The article he posted is titled "Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals." You can link over and see the despicable content for yourself.

Here's how it appears on his Facebook page:

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See? "Dave likes" that article!

After criticism poured in, he responded with this:

"It's not hate. It's facts derived from several studies. The trouble is many don't like facts."

"Many don't like facts" but "Dave likes" that article!

The next day he said that it was worth sharing, plus this:

"Some publications and even a few liberal Republicans have chosen to take the words of someone else and cast them as my own... I will not back down... I will dig in and fight even harder to defend our conservative values from these attacks by liberals in the media, and even in our own party."

Of course he also insisted that he doesn't hate or discriminate against anyone.

Of course not. Why would anyone ever suggest such a thing? But Dave sure "likes" that article!

Just to be clear about what kind of extremist nutball this guy is, here are a couple of other items he has posted on his Facebook page:

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How’s that reachy-outy thing workin’ for ya, GOP?

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We have right to liberty, pursuit of happiness "just so long as the specific type of happiness is older than mobile telephones."

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Rachel Maddow last night, the night before the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard today (audio here) on California's Prop. 8:

"...The politics surrounding this legal matter are increasingly weighty and predictable on the left. And on the right, they are increasingly incoherent and low-rent and even occasionally pathetic."

Well that was prescient. As The Maddow Blog tweeted today:

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Justice Samuel Alito:

"Traditional marriage has been around for thousands of years. Same-sex marriage is very new. I think it was first adopted in The Netherlands in 2000. So there isn't a lot of data about its effect. And it may turn out to be a -- a good thing; it may turn out not to be a good thing, as the supporters of Proposition 8 apparently believe.

"But you want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution, which is newer than cell phones or the Internet? I mean we -- we are not -- we do not have the ability to see the future. On a question like that, of such fundamental importance, why should it not be left for the people, either acting through initiatives and referendums or through their elected public officials?"

Steve Benen at The Maddow blog:

Alito's argument seems to be one focused on the calendar. Perhaps, the theory goes, millions of Americans can be denied equal rights for an indefinite period of time, and jurists can revisit the issue in the future. At that point, they can revisit whether or not allowing two consenting adults to get married is "a good thing."

Remember the fine print in the Declaration of Independence? We have an inalienable right to liberty and the pursuit happiness, just so long as the specific type of happiness is older than mobile telephones.

These are rights we're talking about. Equality. Civil rights, equal rights, marriage equality.

Wiki:

The phrase "tyranny of the majority" (or "tyranny of the masses"), used in discussing systems of democracy and majority rule, envisions a scenario in which decisions made by a majority place its interests so far above those of an individual or minority group as to constitute active oppression, comparable to that of tyrants and despots.[1] In many cases a disliked ethnic, religious or racial group is deliberately penalized by the majority element acting through the democratic process.

Please read Benen's entire post.

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AUDIO: Prop 8 arguments, plus 1971 VIDEO flashback: Archie Bunker's macho gay friend comes out to him

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In light of the Supreme Court arguments on Proposition 8 today, here is a segment from a 1971 "All in the Family" episode called "Judging Books by Covers." Please watch it, and then have a few of your conservative friends take a good long look, too. Maybe they'll recognize themselves and some of their own pals in it:

Via LaughVids2:

Season 1 Episode 5----Roger, a friend of Mike and Gloria's, stops by for a visit. Archie takes one look at him and labels him as gay due to what Archie considers effeminate behavior, even though Mike insists that he isn't. Mike soon makes a realization that one of Archie's drinking buddies, Steve is actually a well-adjusted, sports loving, straight-acting, gay man.

Archie's buddy is a former NFL player, so how could he be gay, right? Just as so many "All in the Family" masterpieces, this one nailed it. They don't make TV sitcoms like this any more.

In a previous post, VIDEO: Archie Bunker on gun control. Sound familiar?, I compared Bunker's attitude to reactions to the Colorado shootings from Pres. Obama and GOP Rep. Louie Bunker, er, Gohmert.

Norman Lear is a damn genius.

Here is the audio, via WaPo:

Via the Los Angeles Times:

Supreme Court appears split on Prop. 8, broad gay marriage ruling

The Supreme Court justices sounded closely split on gay marriage Tuesday, but Justice Anthony M. Kennedy suggested the court should strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage without ruling broadly on the issue.

Twice during the oral argument, Kennedy questioned why the court had voted to hear the California case.  “I wonder if this case was properly granted,” Kennedy said at one point.

His comments suggested that the court’s four most conservative justices voted to hear the California case. Had the justices turned down the appeal, as Kennedy suggested, Proposition 8 would have been struck down on the grounds of a narrow ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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PhotOH! Well, come on, if a**holes can get married...

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This photo (H/t: @GaryBlackmon) comes to us courtesy of the Stop Gay Bashing page on Facebook, which features these messages:

It's time to put a stop to Anti-Gay Bullying and Harassment in life. We are here to give hope and advice to those who need it and to stop this nonsense once and for all.

Just a reminder to everyone: This is a page where hate, bigotry & ignorance is NOT TOLERATED and will get you permanently banned. If you don't have anything positive to say, then please by all means Unlike the page. No one is forcing you to linger here. Remember, LOVE conquers EVERYTHING. So with that said, PEACE & LOVE from all of us here at Stop Gay Bashing.

Promoting equality, as illustrated by the aptly named Equality House below, is truly American. I not only "Liked" that Facebook page, I loved it.

Topeka, Kansas house across from the Westboro Baptist Church.

Screen grab from video of Topeka, Kansas house across from the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Saxby Chambliss (R-GA): "I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one."

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Remember when Larry "Wide Stance" Craig said this back in 2007 after he got  arrested for lewd conduct in an airport men’s room for allegedly soliciting sex:

 

Craig:

"I am not gay. I never have been gay."

He felt compelled to follow that with, "I love my wife."

Saxby Chambliss  (R-GA), 2013 (via Politico):

"I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one."

Marry one what?

Mmkay.

I bet he, too, really really loves his wife.

The disconnect between inside-and-outside-the-Beltway attitudes comes at a thorny time, especially for Republicans. The party is trying to broaden its appeal to younger Americans — who support gay marriage in large numbers — as well as scores of new voting blocs.

How’s that reachy-outy thing workin’ for ya, GOP?

outreach my ass reach out inclusive

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Christian right punishes Tennessee university nondiscrimination policy by trying to abolish university police

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The Christian right really, really doesn't like gay people. They would rather endanger the entire population of Tennessee's Vanderbilt University by preventing its police force from making arrests than allow gays to have the same rights as everyone else.

While simultaneously claiming their FREEDOMS were being infringed upon. You can stop laughing now. Or crying. Or pulling your hair out.

So clearly, the only solution was to punish the school by proposing a bill abolishing the only real protection they have at a time when campus gun violence is rising.

Safety and security isn't the priority. Discrimination is.

See how conservatives are helping Republicans to reinvent themselves? It's the new and improved GOP! They're the reachy-outiest ever!

Via The Nashville Scene:

Evangelicals led by the Tennessee Family Action Council’s David Fowler say Vanderbilt’s policy is an affront to our freedoms because it would force conservative Christian clubs to accept gay people as members if any should ever wish to join for reasons not easy to imagine. That's right, Vanderbilt's nondiscrimination policy actually discriminates against conservative Christians. So the state should sanction Vanderbilt by essentially abolishing its police force. We're not making this up.

At a press conference, Vanderbilt Police Chief August Washington couldn’t seem to stop saying the word “unbelievable.”

Unbelievable.

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Top UK cardinal accused of "inappropriate" and "intimate" behavior with priests. #FamilyValues

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You've heard of Rock the Vote, you've heard of rock the boat, but have you heard of rock the church?

WaPo:

LONDON— On the same day as his last public blessing Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the threat of a fresh scandal within the church hierarchy, with Vatican officials informing him of new allegations that Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric had engaged in inappropriate behavior with priests.

In Britain, the accusations against Cardinal Keith O’Brienhead of the church in Scotland and one of this nation’s most strident opponents of gay rights—were already escalating into a national controversy. The controversy revolved around a report first published Saturday night on the Web site of Britain’s Observer newspaper, saying that four men – three current and one former priest — had denounced O’Brien earlier this month for engaging in “inappropriate” and “intimate” behavior. Through a spokesman, O’Brien denied the charges and was said he was seeking legal counsel. [...]

[O]ne of the alleged victims claimed O’Brien had instigated a “relationship” with him in the 1980s that resulted in the need for long-term counseling. Another of the men said O’Brien had initiated “inappropriate contact” during nightly prayers, according to the paper.

O’Bigot O'Brien has referred to marriage equality as a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right” and has let it be known that he thinks gays are immoral.

But "inappropriate, intimate" behavior with men of the cloth works for him. During prayer time. Got it.

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And don't get me started on Roger Mahony.

UPDATE: O'Brien resigned.

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