Sunday, June 26, 2011


The anti-gay industry is really predictable. I knew it wouldn’t take long for them to move into full froth mode in the wake of the victory in New York yesterday. I wasn’t disappointed as they responded with typically hysterical—in both senses—hyperbolic nonsense.

The spokesbigot for the hate group “Family” Research Council (http://tinyurl.com/3nvuspl) implied that New York state senators were bribed: “As we go forward there is little doubt that the 'incentives,' some taxpayer funded, used to sway votes, especially Republican ones, will be exposed." I also laughed at him when he kvetched, “A clear majority of the people of New York oppose [sic] counterfeit [sic] ‘marriage,’ but Gov. Cuomo and anti-family [sic] lawmakers have shown that their allegiance is to a small but vocal minority seeking to redefine [sic] marriage and family.”

I’ll help him out here by correcting his erroneous statements: A clear majority of New Yorkers favoured marriage equality. It can’t be counterfeit if it’s legal, which, by definition is what makes it “marriage”. His church might not like such marriages, but that doesn’t make them legally counterfeit. Being pro-family for ALL families, including GLBT families, does not make someone anti-family; that’s just crazy talk. Nothing was redefined: Marriage is still the union of two adults. There, I think that fixes his, er, um, accidental misstatements, so I’ll add a point of my own: The number of gay people is irrelevant and always has been; human rights must never be doled out only to those who have the greatest numbers.

Meanwhile, the spokesbigot for another hate group, the National Organization for Man-Lady Only Marriage, issued threats (http://tinyurl.com/3gyz2fa), warning “The [New York Republican] party will pay a grave price.” She then went on pledging that her group “has committed $2 million to persuading Republicans: Voting for gay marriage has consequences. Sad that the NY GOP has caved. Consequences to be continued.”

Funnily enough, threatening politicians in her party who didn’t vote the way she wanted is exactly the same behaviour she whined about Democrats doing to anti-gay Democratic politicians. So, it’s okay for her to work to defeat politicians who don’t vote against gay people, but our side isn’t allowed to work to defeat anti-gay politicians, is that it? Mags is really funny, eh? But, then, you realty can’t expect anything less than hypocrisy from a group that has defied court orders to turn over lists of contributors and which flouts campaign disclosure laws everywhere it operates.

The American “Family” Association hate group used their “news” website to insert their opinions into a news story (http://tinyurl.com/3f372dm): “Republican state senators surrendered to pressure” in voting for marriage quality, because, apparently a Republican can’t possibly support equality and fairness since their group is incapable of doing so.

Bam Bam, the BFF of Porno Pete, Tweeted: “Gay ‘marriage’ silliness: Sad for NY. Sad for America. Yet not unexpected. We mock God & He obliges. Buckle in. Rough ride ahead.” Various gods immediately joined together to file a defamation lawsuit against Bam Bam, alleging that he has impugned their integrity by suggesting they’re against gay people. Well, hey, if he can say something so incredibly stupid about a god, I can, too. I am obviously mocking Bam Bam here, not his god, because Bam Bam deserves it.

Bam Bam followed that up today with “Sad: Desperate for affirmation of objectively disordered & immoral behavior, 'gays' know deep down it can & will never be 'marriage.' #Truth” You know what Bam Bam? I couldn’t possibly care less whether you “affirm” any of my behaviours, but I don’t have any that are “disordered & immoral”, unlike your bigotry in action which even your god would condemn. It’s in that holy book you refer to all the time—in the parts you skip over.

Porno Pete, meanwhile, Tweeted today: “Every homosex'l activst victory (eg, same-sex *marriage* in #NY) is a rebuke to our biblical heritage. Why should 'God Bless America'?” What’s with the asterisks, Petey? That’s usually used to indicate boldface, but you think marriage equality isn’t "real" marriage, so shouldn’t you have used quote marks? Also, maybe your god hates gay people, but there are plenty of real Christians who disagree with your counterfeit interpretation.

And finally, in order to give normal people the final word, here’s a news report video that includes New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signing the bill into law.

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