Ding, Dong… Felon, Religous Con-Artist, Bigot and Professional Leech, Chuck Colson is Dead.

Now if only scumbags like Robertson, Dolan and Donahue would shuffle off this mortal coil.

Oh well the world is a tiny bit better now that the poisonous lying sack of shit Colson is no longer sucking down oxygen.

May he soon be forgotten and the damage he did undone.

May his only claim to infamy be his status as a felon who helped destroy America.

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Time to Get Past Trans-Identity Politics

I came on line over fifteen years ago.  Bill Clinton was  President.

Before that I read Tapestry, Gender Trash, TransSisters and Transsexual News Telegraph.  That takes me back to when Reagan was President.

Years before that I co-ran the National Transsexual Counseling Unit and Nixon was President.

I’ve seen some progress over those years, some false steps and a whole lot of people who have deserved more and better than what they got.

Once upon a time I was part of movements that had a grander and more universal vision than the self-centered, can’t think beyond their own little “community” groups of today.

For more than fifteen years I have listened to the endless wars of words between transsexuals and transgender people.

I’ve been called names because I expect to have the freedom to define, describe and own my own life and my own experiences using my own politically incorrect language.  I have been told I shouldn’t use the rich vocabulary transsexuals and even queens used in the 1960s, a time when we could have been arrested in many parts of the country for going out in public as ourselves.

When I hear people say, “Well the doctors say/said…..”  My head wants to explode.  Is there any reason why I should care what a doctor, an academic or pshrink has to say about a life I have lived?

I mean it has been my life, not theirs.  I am not their project.  I bought a fucking service from them, an operation that let me have a cunt between my legs rather than parts I hated even touching to wash or retuck after peeing.

So today some Doctor is on Huffington Post saying how we should all use Gender Conformation Surgery.  Fuck that shit I had a sex change operation, if I’m trying to impress academics I had sex reassignment surgery.  I think the whole gender thing is just a scam to oppress women.  Besides among TS/TG folks everyone has always said, “Gender is between your ears and sex is between your legs.”  The operation I had was between my legs.

Then a friend wants me to write something about her protesting outside the GLAAD Awards.  WTF?  Didn’t GLAAD just stand up for Jenna Talackova?  Why in the world do I want to protest an organization that is on our side when we have assholes like Ted Nugent and the Tea Baggers calling  the President a “n—-r” and threatening his life.

Don’t you think there might just be a few bigger issues than protesting GLAAD? Can’t you see there are more productive things to get worked up about?

I’ve had it with pure identity groups, self centered to the point that they fail to see how the world is burning down around them.

You aren’t just getting fucked over because you are transsexual or transgender.  That is just an additional burden.  You are also fucked if you are old, over weight, a member of a minority group, an undocumented, a student with loans, a home owner scammed by the banks.  If your house is near where they decide to frack, clear cut or open pit mine.  If you are unemployed.

If you are different in any way, if you aren’t part of the one percent like Mitt and Ann then you should be working together for things that affect all of us because unless we tackle all these things the piecemeal remedies even if they rectify one pressing issue are still going to leave everyone just as fucked.

I’m old enough to have seen the utter failure of word games and identity politics, how all these petty political games gave us first Nixon and then  Reagan and how things just get worse.

Am I pleased with Obama’s being able to fight the right wing agenda?  No…  But I am deeply afraid of what happens if we don’t trounce the Reich Wing Republicans this fall and win overwhelmingly.

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Trans Leader Urges Restraint in Executive Order Response

From Gay City News:  http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/2012/04/19/gay_city_news/news/doc4f9055c418a44898641060.txt

BY PAUL SCHINDLER
Thursday, April 19, 2012

When news broke last week that White House staffers told a gathering of LGBT advocates President Barack Obama was not moving forward with an executive order barring sexual orientation and gender identity and expression discrimination by federal government contractors, Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, was forceful in her public comment.

“President Obama right now has the power to stop trans employees of federal contractors from getting fired on the job,” she said. Then, after acknowledging the importance of moving the long-stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) through Congress and her view that “the White House is going to take a more active role in addressing anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace,” she added, “But trans people and their loved ones can’t wait.”

Still, a week after senior administration officials, led by Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s assistant for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, conveyed the president’s view to a meeting that included representatives from the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Freedom to Work, and the Center for American Progress (CAP), Keisling voiced concern that the public furor that has blown up is obscuring the prospects for long term success on the executive order effort.

“This is just a dodge,” she said of the administration’s posture less than seven months before Election Day. “It is probably going to happen on the time frame we all thought it was going to happen on, instead of this made-up time frame.”

Keisling explained she and some of her fellow advocates working on the issue never believed an executive order would come before the election, and she pushed back against a narrative that has emerged in recent months that the president might act as early as June.

“CAP and the Williams Institute did their work really well to set this up, and it’s still set up,” she said, referring to the UCLA think tank on LGBT policy issues. “Suddenly, people said it had to happen right now. The answer from the White House was not ‘no,’ it was ‘not now.’”

Continue reading at:  http://www.gaycitynews.com/articles/2012/04/19/gay_city_news/news/doc4f9055c418a44898641060.txt

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Romney-Rosen Firestorm Is Reminder: We Need to Redefine Gender Justice

From In These Times:  http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/13070/in_the_war_of_words_over_working_moms_can_we_redefine_gender_justice/

By Michelle Chen
Wednesday Apr 18, 2012

It’s almost poetic that this year’s Equal Pay Day—the one day of the year when Americans are supposed to reflect on the value (and undervaluing) of women’s work—coincides with the media firestorm surrounding the American stay-at-home-mom. The “controversy” over Ann Romney’s decision to stay home rather than work a “regular” job should highlight some of the continuing struggles of women to be valued and respected for their work, in and out of the home.

But the the partisan proxy war waged over the mommy question only underscores the country’s lacking vocabulary when it comes to discussing the totality of social and economic barriers facing women. Pay discrimination, domestic violence, attacks on reproductive rights, overlapping oppressions facing women of color—it’s misleading to try to lump all these issues together into a blanket term like “woman problem,” but there is one persistent theme: society’s fear of women controlling their own lives.

The distorted framing of the debate is captured in Mitt Romney’s contradictory comments about forcing mothers receiving public assistance into the labor force—in order to instill in them the “dignity of work.” This myopic binary between women of poverty and women of privilege reflects the evolution of the federal welfare state throughout the 20th century.

Poor women, who evidently lack dignity, must redeem themselves through work, while the apparently inborn dignity of their affluent counterparts allows them to embody feminine virtue by staying within the domestic sphere. And if they volunteer to climb the career ladder, they’re vaunted as supermoms.

Part of this mentality stems from a reactionary, often racialized construction of the “deserving” versus the “undeserving” poor. The argument is also steeped in the corrosive cultural assumption that poor women’s social value derives from their labor or reproductive capacity, not their humanity, intellect or relationships.

Continue reading at:  http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/13070/in_the_war_of_words_over_working_moms_can_we_redefine_gender_justice/

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Sonder Commando Allen West won’t name names on communist accusation

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Hannity Asks Romney About Obama Eating Dog as a Child

Why the fuck doesn’t Sean Hannity just wear his SS uniform or his KKK robes on camera.

What a fucking pathetic racist Nazi scum bag….

From Crooks and Liars:  http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/hannity-asks-romney-about-obama-eating-dog-c

By David
April 19, 2012

Fox News host Sean Hannity tried unsuccessfully on Thursday to get presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to weigh in on claims that President Barack Obama tried dog meat and other local foods while living in Indonesia as a young boy in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

Earlier this week, conservative website The Daily Caller dug up a quote from Obama’s 1995 book “Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” to push back against criticism of Mitt and Ann Romney for forcing their dog Seamus to ride on top of the family’s station wagon.

“I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy),” Obama wrote.

“Tell us about your dog and what did you think of the revelation — it went viral today — in the president’s book, he admitted eating dog when he was growing up in Indonesia and grasshoppers,” Hannity asked Romney. “And I didn’t make that up.”

“I — Sean, I’m going to talk about jobs and the economy and getting America working again,” Romney replied. “I’m going to talk about the debt. I’m going to talk about the measures people care about.”

“All of these extraneous stories and attacks… nah,” he added.

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Free Your (Eco)Mind

From Yes Magazine:  http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/9-strategies-to-end-corporate-rule/free-your-eco-mind

by Frances Moore Lappé
posted Apr 20, 2012

>Gradually it’s dawned on me: We humans are creatures of the mind. We perceive the world according to our core, often unacknowledged, assumptions. They determine, literally, what we can see and what we cannot. Nothing so wrong with that, perhaps—except that, in this crucial do-or-die moment, we’re stuck with a mental map that is life-destroying.And the premise of this map is lack—not enough of anything, from energy to food to parking spots; not enough goods and not enough goodness. In such a world, we come to believe, it’s compete or die. The popular British writer Philip Pullman says, “we evolved to suit a way of life which is acquisitive, territorial, and combative” and that “we have to overcome millions of years of evolution” to make the changes we need to avoid global catastrophe.

If I believed that, I’d feel utterly hopeless. How can we align with the needs of the natural world if we first have to change basic human nature?

Fortunately, we don’t have to. A new way of seeing that is opening up to us can form a more life-serving mental map. I call it “eco-mind”—looking at the world through the lens of ecology. This worldview recognizes that we, no less than any other organism, live in relation to everything else. As the visionary German physicist Hans-Peter Dürr puts it, “There are no parts, only participants.”

As part of this shift, breakthroughs in a range of disciplines are confirming what we already know about ourselves, if we stop and think about it: That humans are complex creatures and what we do—from raising children to caring for elders to sharing with our neighbors—exhibits at least as much natural tendency to cooperate as to compete.

The view that our species is basically brutal defies the evidence: “There is a very tiny handful of incidences of conflict and possible warfare before 10,000 years ago,” says archaeologist Jonathan Haas of the Field Museum in Chicago, “and those are very much the exception.” Our species has a vastly longer experience evolving in close-knit communities, knowing our lives depended on one another. The result is at least six inherent traits we can foster, once we learn to navigate the world with the map of eco-mind.

Continue reading at:  http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/9-strategies-to-end-corporate-rule/free-your-eco-mind

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Save Earth Day

From The Nation:  http://www.thenation.com/article/167466/save-earth-day

Mark Hertsgaard
April 18, 2012
Celebrated every April 22 for the past forty-two years, Earth Day is showing its (middle) age. Instead of rallying public pressure for far-reaching reforms, Earth Day is becoming, at least in the United States, a bland, tired ritual that polluters and politicians have learned to ignore or co-opt. This year, for example, Monsanto has plastered ads at bus and subway stops in Washington, including at the entrance to the Agriculture Department, boasting about how the giant manufacturer of pesticides and genetically modified seeds has helped America’s farmers become better environmental stewards—despite Monsanto’s record of suing organic farmers for patent infringement after winds blew its seeds onto the farmers’ fields.Frustrated by such cynicism, some environmentalists have called for abolishing Earth Day. But that would be throwing the baby out with the polluted bathwater. Instead, why not recall the real history of Earth Day and revive its original—and much more demanding—vision?

Organized in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson and activist Denis Hayes, the first Earth Day so frightened president Richard Nixon that he decided he had to become an environmental president if he wanted to win a second term. And unlike later presidents who invoked that title, Nixon lived up to it. He created the Environmental Protection Agency, which today’s Republicans love to demagogue. His aides pioneered such transformative measures as environmental impact reports and regular pollution monitoring. And he signed landmark environmental laws—the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and more—that on paper are still among the strongest in the world (indeed, that have been the model for the rest of the world’s environmental laws).

Nixon did all this not because he was a closet tree-hugger—the poor man wore wingtips to walk on the beach—but because he was a calculating politician. As Russell Train, the first chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and other aides later revealed in their memoirs, Nixon was keenly aware that 20 million Americans—roughly 10 percent of the population in 1970—took some kind of civic action that first Earth Day, whether it was planting trees, cleaning creeks, teaching kids or joining demonstrations. Coming in the wake of consciousness-raising by such writers as Rachel Carson and Barry Commoner and activism by Ralph Nader and antiwar and civil rights movements, this outpouring of citizen engagement led Nixon to conclude that the environment was emerging as a major public issue—one that Democrats could use against him in the 1972 election. So Nixon pre-empted that possibility by taking environmental action himself.

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Anders Breivik is a terrorist, so we should treat him like one

From The Guardian UK:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/20/breivik-terrorist-like-al-qaida

We comb over every word from Oslo, but disregard al-Qaida’s rants. The lack of consistency speaks volumes


guardian.co.uk, Friday 20 April 2012

Does Abu Qatada play World of Warcraft? Did he once, like Anders Behring Breivik, dedicate a sabbatical year to “hardcore” playing of the game? We don’t know. Perhaps we will find out when Abu Qatada, often described as the spiritual leader of al-Qaida in Europe, finally faces trial. But I wouldn’t bet on it.

For when alleged jihadists like Abu Qatada have been brought to trial, they don’t quite get the treatment accorded to Breivik this week. If they are allowed to testify for five solid days, given an extended opportunity to expound their worldview, then the world’s press do not hang on their every word, reporting in tweet-sized nuggets the nuances of their philosophy. Nor are their personal life histories, their psychology and video game habits, probed and debated.

Of course comparisons are tricky, not least because those who have staged the most lethal acts of jihadist violence – in New York, Madrid or London – have rarely lived to stand trial. But take this contrast. In Oslo, the court has been listening to a man who planted a bomb that killed eight and who went on to murder another 69 people, mostly teenagers, on the island of Utøya – a death spree Breivik described yesterday in terms that stop the heart. There has been copious discussion of Breivik’s psyche and especially his views, starting with his courtroom lament that Norway had become “a dumping ground for the surplus births of the third world“.

Contrast that with the airline bomb plot of 2006, in which an al-Qaida cell in Britain planned to blow seven transatlantic jets out of the sky. News reports of that trial offered a scant few lines about the conspirators’ individual motives, with most of the coverage focused on operational details, the mechanics and scale, of the planned attack. My Guardian colleague Vikram Dodd, who covered that London trial, was struck when he heard a Radio 5 Live phone-in this week that was regularly interrupted by snippets from Breivik’s statement. “The grammar of the coverage was as if this was the chancellor giving his budget,” says Dodd.

More than one caller to that programme, while quick to insist they disagreed with Breivik’s methods, did rather think the Norwegian had a point about multiculturalism run riot. “I can understand where this guy’s coming from,” said Tom from Dover. Several readers of a Guardian article sought to post comments in the same vein, calling for “a complete stop of immigration from Muslim countries” and suchlike. To listen to it, you’d think Breivik had simply wanted to start a debate, that he’d perhaps written a provocative pamphlet for Demos, rather than committed an act of murderous cruelty.

Continue reading at:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/20/breivik-terrorist-like-al-qaida

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Religious Right Defends Criminalization of Homosexuality with Warnings of God’s Judgment for ‘Sexual Paganization’

From Right Wing Watch:   http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/religious-right-defends-criminalization-homosexuality-judgment-paganization

by Brian Tashman on Wed, 04/18/2012 – 12:00pm

Last week, Truth in Action Ministries released a film marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by arguing that the “radical homosexual agenda” is the “iceberg” that will destroy America, and today the group unveiled a new video, Is Our Government Promoting Immorality? Hosts Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy and Jerry Newcombe called for gays and lesbians to be delivered from “this deadly lifestyle” and introduced a segment featuring the Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg, Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land and right-wing author Michael Brown where the Religious Right activists defended the criminalization of homosexuality and attacked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech against anti-LGBT violence and persecution.

Sprigg, who has advocated for the criminalization of homosexuality in the past, condemned attempts by the State Department’s push for “decriminalizing homosexual acts” and Brown attacked the “outrageous” dissemination of “our gay activist standard.” “Whenever you go against God’s law, when you challenge God’s law and you have the effrontery and the hubris of trying to redefine one of God’s institutions like marriage you are putting yourself in the place of judgment,” Land concluded, “there is no question in my mind, God is already judging America and will judge her more harshly as we continue to move down this path towards sexual paganization.”

Complete article at:  http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/religious-right-defends-criminalization-homosexuality-judgment-paganization

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A challenge to Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays

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Curing Homosexuality: The Science of Sexual Orientation vs. Bigotry of Reparative Therapies

From Al Stephanelli, Free Thought Blogs:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/alstefanelli/2012/04/20/curing-homosexuality-the-science-of-sexual-orientation-vs-bigotry-of-reparative-therapies/

Al Stefanelli
April 20, 2012

“Homosexuals are brute beasts…part of a vile  and satanic system that will be utterly annihilated,  and there will be a celebration in heaven.” – Jerry Falwell

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that horrendous attitudes, actions and rhetoric towards the LGBT community is still alive and well on planet earth. Yes, it is true that the issue of discrimination toward the LGBT community here in these United States has been steadily declining. An understanding regarding the facts and data regarding human sexuality continues to grow within the general population, as is the acceptance that the LGBT community is, otherwise, no different from any other demographic within our species. Personally, I find this a very positive indication that we are making progress as a society, shaking loose from one of the oldest and most stubbornly clung-to forms of bigotry.

Obviously, there is still a problem…

Much of the problem is exacerbated by the religious right’s most notorious leaders, pastors and televangelists as they stubbornly cling to that old rugged cross, holding tight to prejudices that are largely formed by fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible. We’ve all seen the videos on our social networks of the fundamentalist minister standing behind their bully pulpits, triumphantly waving their bibles and pointing their fingers in condemnation, spewing off their hatred and ignorance.

To many of us, they are a parody unto themselves. This does not change the fact that they are still influencing a lot of people with their bigoted ways, and the belief that the members of he LGBT community deserve the reception of horrible, barbaric rhetoric, acts of violence and blatant discrimination in almost every area of their lives is supported by countless individuals. The whole situation is not only terrifying to the LGBT community, but also horrifying to anyone who has an ounce of understanding about human biology, genetics and the animal kingdom in general.

The Orient Express…

The debate within the scientific community is heavily in favor of a genetic predisposition to homosexuality. While there are still some in the scientific community who support another genesis of human sexuality, it should be understood that within the scientific community, those who are engaged in this aspect of research do so not to justify bigotry or to somehow produce a report that justifies any sort of discrimination, hoping to prove that sexual orientation is a choice so that they can raise a beaker into the air, and shout, “Eureka! It is a choice! Grab your torches, we got some fags to burn!” That is the job of the religious zealot.

Continue reading at:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/alstefanelli/2012/04/20/curing-homosexuality-the-science-of-sexual-orientation-vs-bigotry-of-reparative-therapies/

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NOM’s Robert George “OK” With Beating-the-Gay Out of Young LGBTers

From Pam’s House Blend: http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/04/19/noms-robert-george-ok-with-beating-the-gay-out-of-young-lgbters/

By: Scott Rose
Thursday April 19, 2012

Reposted with Permission

The notorious gay-bashing bigot Pastor Ken Hutcherson is in league with NOM in Washington State, spreading anti-gay lies, attempting to strip gay human beings of rights, and inciting to anti-gay violence.

Hutcherson recently told KCTS television that just as two parents with belts can beat the criminal gene out of their offspring, “discipline . . . removes the gay gene.”

For a pastor to promote domestic violence is horrifying. When you consider how hard some people work trying to stop domestic violence, and to attempt against the odds somehow to restore the shattered lives of the victims, many of whom suffer from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is surreal that a hate-mongering pastor would, on television, promote domestic violence.

Hutcherson smiles like the smug bigot he is when he is prescribing anti-gay domestic violence. But consider this; In 2005, the three-year-old Ronnie Paris, Jr.’s father beat him to death because he believed he was going to turn out gay.

Domestic violence anti-gay murder is only one negative possible result of NOM’s associate Hutcherson’s public promotion of domestic violence against gay family members.

Do not fail to notice the sheer obnoxious idiocy of Hutcherson’s reasoning. In the interview — (his segment begins at about the 37 minute mark) — Hutcherson first says that there is no proof that gay people are born gay, but then he instructs parents to remove “the gay gene” by beating homosexual offspring with belts.

Domestic violence is not acceptable. Beating a gay person does not remove “the gay gene” from them, as Hutcherson fraudulently and hatefully alleges.

And, of course, when school-age anti-gay bullies hear an adult saying that it is possible to beat “the gay gene” out of somebody, those anti-gay bullies are motivated to carry out violent attacks against students actually gay and/or perceived to be gay.

I spoke with Ken Hutcherson for this article. He started by alleging that the TV interview had been spliced, to make it appear he was saying things he had not actually said. However, in alleging that, he was being duplicitous. The grotesque anti-gay bigot is so blinded by his gay-bashing ignorance, that he is not even able to understand how ignorant he is. He plainly feels fully justified in his bullying non-acceptance of gay human beings. He re-iterated his statements made in the TV interview, likening criminals and gay people. I attempted to get a clear statement from him that he does not advocate violence against gay people. At one point, he said “You can talk with any of my children. They may have gotten little raps from a belt, but they were never beaten; it was just to keep them in line. Now, that does not mean that they can not choose for themselves. If they want to choose the homosexual lifestyle, they can do that, they can choose unbiblically, but they will not be welcome in our house, because we do not accept sin in our home.” I then explained to Hutcherson that he was reinforcing, not lessening the impression that he thought that threats of violence, and/or actual violence against gay people are acceptable.  I told him that it is psychological violence for a parent to reject a gay child, and that to intensify the psychological anti-gay violence with physical violence is barbaric. I told him that such brutal parental rejections explain disproportionate homelessness among gay youth. Hutcherson then launched into a ludicrous off-topic diatribe about how he has gay friends, and how no church in the country has as many people who have “left the homosexual lifestyle” as his.  I told him that I had heard quite enough. I had received confirmation that he does indeed think that you can and should hit a gay child with a belt, and that by hitting the child with a belt, to reinforce the psychological aspects of anti-gay domestic violence, the child won’t be gay.

This sadistic bigot is a monster and a pig, promoting anti-gay domestic violence. He meant exactly what he said during the television interview; nobody had spliced his gay-bashing meaning into it. Let us spell out, for clarification, what a gay child in Hutcherson’s house would experience. The sexual minority child would understand that the parents considered him to be a “sinner” and like a criminal, because of the way in which s/he was different. The child would understand that any evidence that they were a member of a sexual minority could and indeed, would result in psychological and then physical violence, and that if the physical violence did not prevent them from somehow again manifesting that they were a member of a sexual minority, they would be tossed out of the house, no matter their age or ability to survive, to have housing and food.  An eventual gay child in the Hutcherson house would be forced to try to survive in a reign of domestic terror, with a bullying, tyrannical theocrat father alleging celestial authority for keeping the child living in that state of fear, only because s/he was a sexual minority. As with all forms of domestic violence, anti-gay domestic violence is not love; it is a crime. An abuser’s justifications — (God said I should psychologically and physically abuse my lesbian daughter) — and victim blaming (You as a lesbian are like a criminal, therefore, you deserve for your father to abuse you) — while characteristic of abusers, are in themselves, part and parcel of the abuse, and never valid.

Because the National Organization for Marriage is collaborating with Hutcherson in Washington State, and frequently posts his gay-bashing statements approvingly on NOM’s blog, NOM, if it will not condemn his calls for domestic violence against LGBTers, is complicit in those calls for domestic violence.

I requested comment from NOM’s Founder, Chairman Emeritus, and mastermind the Princeton Professor Robert George.  I received no reply. The e-mail was copied to NOM’s Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown and John Eastman. Additionally, it was copied to Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman, who permits George to publish gay-bashing lies with the Princeton name attached, even though doing so violates Princeton’s Code of Conduct.

It is crucial to understand that, definitively; 1) the gay-bashing religious right, and 2) the Republican establishment are inseparable powers.

Romney signed Robert George’s NOM’s anti-gay pledge. George wrote a Supreme Court brief saying that gays should be thrown in jail for their intimacy. George also is on the Board of the Family Research Council, an SPLC-certified anti-gay hate group. When a congressman proposed a resolution against the “Kill the gays” law in Uganda, Robert George’s FRC spent $25,000 lobbying against the resolution, on the grounds it constituted “pro-homosexual promotion.” NOM sponsors anti-gay hate rallies, where NOM-approved speakers tell mobs that homosexuals are “worthy to death.” George’s NOM is pushing a Starbucks boycott in the Middle East, fanning hostilities against gay human beings there with no regard for their safety.

So it is hardly surprising that NOM’s Robert George will not denounce Pastor Ken Hutcherson for promoting anti-gay domestic violence.

But it should be out there — as a topic of consideration — that NOM’s Robert George is OK with, not just praying away the gay, but additionally, with beating away the gay. If George wants to clarify his position on anti-gay domestic violence, he knows how he can e-mail this reporter.

John Boehner recently appointed NOM’s Robert George to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. I interpret that appointment as Boehner’s signal of intent to expedite the NOM pledge, should Romney win, and to devastate LGBT rights worldwide. On Bush’s watch, in 2007, Hutcherson attended an anti-gay-rights conference in Latvia.

No child deserves to be beaten — by their own parents — because they are gay. Hutcherson is making a direct incitement to anti-gay violence. In his hateful fatuousness, he says that he was born black, but gay people were not born gay. What he might consider, is that black people have been beaten only because they were black, and he now is instructing parents to beat their children only because they are gay. What Hutcherson is saying is a lie.  No matter how much a parent might beat a gay child, their gay child will still be gay. The gay child, beaten, might live in fear, and never talk about the reality of their orientation; but a gay child absolutely can not be made heterosexual through a beating.It is not OK for parents to beat gay children.

It is not OK for Romney and Boehner to be politically and materially supporting an anti-gay movement whose leader, Robert George, is directly allied with a major, appallingly ignorant anti-gay bigot who promotes anti-gay domestic violence.

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Robertson on Reverting Gay 14 Year Old’s ‘Homosexual Behavior’

This sick fuck shouldn’t have access to the media to spread his vile lies and hateful bigotry

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Rachel Maddow: How The ‘Ex-Gay’ Movement Has Harmed Every Gay Person’s Life

From The New Civil Rights Movement:  http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachel-maddow-how-the-ex-gay-movement-has-harmed-every-gay-persons-life/politics/2012/04/19/38259

by David Badash
April 19, 2012

Rachel Maddow last night delivered two excellent and in-depth segments about the “ex-gay” movement, how it came into being, and why the anti-gay right has been able to ruin lives because of so-called “ex-gay” science. Frankly, there is so much “connecting the dots” here, even I learned a lot.

Many modern-day LGBTs simply ignore news about the “ex-gay” movement because it’s quackery, but Maddow explains how anti-gay hate groups are actuality based on research from Dr. Robert L. Spitzer and others.

Maddow also interviews Gabriel Arana, who broke the story about Dr. Spitzer denouncing his 2001 study, thus effectively debunking the entire ex-gay industry. Arana’s story in The America Prospect, “My So-Called Ex-Gay Life,” may be Pulitzer-worthy. It’s that important.

What does the ex-gay industry have to do with you? Every anti-gay hate group, every anti-gay organization, much of religion, basically everyone who denounces homosexuality and LGBT rights, like marriage equality and the right to serve in the military, or the right to not be fired for being gay, stems from the ex-gay industry and their “work.”

This is the must-see TV you must watch. It’s fascinating and shocking and if more people knew about this, the state of LGBT rights and acceptance would be decades ahead.

You must watch both!

And after, read Wayne Besen’s excellent piece: “Commentary: Still the Iconoclast, Dr. Robert Spitzer Renounces His Infamous ‘Ex-Gay’ Study.”

Continue reading at:  http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachel-maddow-how-the-ex-gay-movement-has-harmed-every-gay-persons-life/politics/2012/04/19/38259

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