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Be (gay) afraid (gay). Be (gay) very (gay) afraid (gay)…

posted by David Gibson

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council is keeping count:

“If, as the saying goes, people are policy, then we have no doubt where this White House stands. At last count, the Obama administration employed 36 open homosexuals.”

As opposed to the religious right, which likes to keep its homosexuals under wraps. As long as possible, at least.

H/T RNS blog.

 



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Michael

posted June 4, 2009 at 5:28 pm


“At last count, the Obama administration employed 36 open homosexuals.”
Does he have a count of pinko commies too?



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Gwyddion9

posted June 4, 2009 at 5:53 pm


Be (gay) afraid (gay). Be (gay) very (gay) afraid (gay)…
Look at the way this title is written. It simply screams fear, which is, as I see it, one of many issues but one of the largest issues conservative Christianities has…fear. It embraces fear, it teaches fear, it encourages fear and it propagates fear.
The RR and conservative evangel Christians have had the last eight years and have nothing to show for what they did other than issues and creating a divided country. They sought to enshrine their beliefs as much as possible and left a putrid taste in the American publics mouth. While those religious groups and sects will clamor like Chicken Little, the rest of the nation will move on with life.



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Steve Amos

posted June 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm


Gay law has grave consequences. MarriageNewsNow.com has a great debate topic that gets at what exactly is at stake.



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freelunch

posted June 4, 2009 at 7:49 pm


Once again, captcha lied to me when it told me my comment was not lost.

The following bit of falsehoods were found on marriagenewsnow.com. It seems quite shameful that opponents of same sex marriage, people who generally claim to be Christian, would bear so much false witness. It’s as if the person who created that list knew nothing about marriage laws of any sort:

Top Arguments for How Gay Marriage Law Hurts Heterosexuals and their Families
1. Same-sex marriage law doesn’t stipulate that adult partners are agreeing to raise children together, and thus it ignores the real life needs, concerns, rights and legal protections of heterosexual spouses and their children
2. Same-sex marriage law doesn’t stipulate that the adult partners must stay together for any duration of time, thus it leaves spouses and children at grave economic risk of destitution should one partner grow bored and decide to exit the agreement
3. Same-sex marriage law doesn’t levy stiff penalties against a spouse who exits the contract, thus it offers no real legal recourse or protections for the faithful spouse and children who are left struggling to survive on their own without the labor of the other contracted spouse
4. Same sex marriage law is fundamentally unequal, unfair, and unjust, for homosexuals begin receiving equal perks from the state though they do not deliver to the state an equal number of new citizens or the 24-7 childcare services involved in raising babies
5. Same sex marriage law creates injustice in adoption services, for it institutionalizes gender discrimination and deprives children of their normal expected right have both a mom and dad
6. Same sex marriage law leads to gay sex indoctrination of young children in taxpayer funded public schools
7. Same sex marriage law removes the right of religious charities to deliver the services mandated by their faith communities
8. Same sex marriage law permits a spouse to leave the contract for any reason



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Gwyddion9

posted June 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm


freelunch-
and the saddest part of these arguments on MarriageNewsNow.com, besides being absolutely stupid and irrational, is there are some who will believe them. i guess rational thinking is a lost art for some people and their religious beliefs.



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jestrfyl

posted June 5, 2009 at 12:36 am


Has Tony counted them himself?
How does he KNOW they are gay? (I have my suspicions about Tony actually)
And this matters because…?



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Your Name

posted June 5, 2009 at 1:23 am


Wow some pretty intolerant people here.
You say those who oppose gay marriage are intolerant and hateful. But it’s funny the people who scream the loudest are the intolerant ones. You want me to accept a lifestyle that for me is scripturally wrong…Tolerance is not enough, we have to embrace it or we are attacked.
I stand on scripture and no where in the OT or the NT does God condone sex outside marriage especially between same sex couples. And if you can find scripture where God condones or even gives one example of a same sex couple, please post it here.
Why shouldnt Obama or anyone else employ gays? They are human beings and quite capable of holding jobs for crying out loud. Why is this so special?



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freelunch

posted June 5, 2009 at 8:15 am


Your Name of 1:23 am -
Yes, I understand that you claim that allowing same sex marriage is scripturally wrong. You are free to make any claim you like about your religious beliefs. What we are asking you is to make an valid argument about changing the law in light of American legal tradition.
We do not write our laws based on what some people claim God wants. You are free to make your arguments about why you don’t want certain people to get married, but you don’t suffer if the law you don’t want enacted is enacted. We have allowed divorce in this country for a very long time, even though there is more scriptural discussion of divorce than of same sex marriage marriage.
I agree with you on one point. It shouldn’t be special that Obama doesn’t care if someone says they’re gay. Sadly, the Republican Party, in its attempt to appease certain religious people, were not so tolerant of those gays who were out of the closet.



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Your Name

posted June 5, 2009 at 11:26 am


I attend a college in Indiana and was part of an Excellence In Leadership program and was asked to attend a student group meeting of my choice and write an essay about it. I went to a Latino Club meeting where a white male gay person was presenting a PowerPoint on Obama,and putting to the forefront the gays that he was going to appoint. This was in Dec. 2008, how he could tell the future of all of this is now very clear and frightening. He inferred a couple of times about how Republicans did not like gays and other assumptions that I can’t remember clearly. In any case he went on to put into students minds, “Just think about having a gay Hispanic (man or woman) or a transgender person”. I could not believe what I was hearing, I put my feelings of prejudice and was not given credit for that paper. Look at what these liberal schools are doing to young minds.



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Panthera

posted June 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm


I am fascinated by the approach conservative Christians take to our religion.
All those unpleasant commandments and admonitions in the Bible – especially from Jesus – are tossed aside as nothing.
Let there be a suggestion or even a hint of objection to something of which these conservative Christians themselves are not capable of transgressing, and suddenly they are all literalistic.
Look, gay Christians are not going to go away. Our marriages will, sooner rather than later be recognized in the US, too.
All you can do is chose: Are you going to practice the same scorched earth policy towards us and our families you practiced back when interracial marriage was finally legal?
Or are you going to accept that a large part of the Christian body disagrees with you here and get out of both secular law and the rules followed by other Churches.
Right now you want everything – to maintain our sub-human status, to force other Christian churches to submit to your will and to impose your beliefs on secular marriage.
Every single time we, as Christians, have put ourselves in opposition to natural law, we have done nothing but to damage the Christian body and to lose on the legal front. Not only to lose, but to drive away (permanently) yet another group who might have otherwise come to join us.
The geocentric view.
The flat-earth view.
The non-whites are only 3/5 human view.
The women are sub-human view.
The “torture is fine, as long as my country does it” view.
Every time.



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pagansister

posted June 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm


So let’s see…36 open homosexuals, but how many men, women, hispanics, blacks, Jews, Muslims, Catholics,Black Jews, White Jews, etc.? What the heck difference does it make how many of who or what are working for the Obama admistration! Certainly need to know the details so I can be sure our government is running properly! What is a stupid thing to publish. Leave it to the wonderful Tony of the Family Research Council…what a guy…keeping our country aware of all those homosexuals working for the current administration!! What is Tony so worried about? A homosexual touching something that might come from the government in the mail for him, and he’d catch “homosexuality?” The report is a total waste of time for most folks. Obviously he has folks that believe the garbage the group spouts.



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Panthera

posted June 8, 2009 at 10:36 am


pagansister,
I agree with you – what on earth is the relevance of my sexuality to my ability to do my job?
Goodness, shrub managed to be president for eight years without evidencing any sign of sentience.
The trouble is, the religious right have lost their political means of oppressing the rest of us, their hold on the less-reflective is vanishing (depressions are not a good time for people who want to cut back on social aid programs when people are facing homelessness and their kids starving in the streets) and an ever larger number of non-hateful Christians are focusing more on the beams in their own eyes than on the tiny splitter in others’…
So they are flipping out. The combination of hyper-nationalism and religious intolerance led to Dr. Tiller’s murder. I fear we will see more and more such horrors committed by the conservative Christians over the next weeks and months – they have no grasp on “Thou shalt not kill”, only on “righteous shall pass righteous judgment”.



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