Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shedding more light on yet another anti-gay industry lie

I have talked the situation involving a lawsuit some Christian employees had with the city of Oakland many times on this blog.

These employees, the Allied Defense Fund, and other members of the anti-gay industry have claimed that they were discriminated against simply because they wanted to start a Christian organization in response to other employees starting a gay tolerance group.

The employees and the Allied Defense Fund sued while the rest of the anti-gay industry distorted the case as "another" example of the supposed gay agenda trying to shut down Christians.

The situation had nothing to do with them being able to form their group, but with a flyer the organizers put up. The flyer used language in a manner that bashed gay employees. The city told the organizers that they could submit another flyer but the two women in the middle of the situation refused.

The Ninth Circuit Court ruled against them so they have been appealing to the Supreme Court.

I ran across something else that sheds light on the story and I want to share with everyone. The following is from an article printed on July 4:

. . . the seemingly harmless flier was not an isolated incident but part of a deliberate pattern of harassment. The association's flier was specifically posted outside of a lesbian co-worker's cubicle, placed on her desk and in the restroom. The plaintiffs went out of their way to harass their lesbian co-worker as well as to proselytize about their belief on city time and on the taxpayer's dime.

Just how tacky can a man get?

And our friend Peter LaBarbera and the Americans for Truth (in name only) have done it again.

In attempting to defend Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle for his rantings regarding gay men and public bathroom sex, LaBarbera published an absolutely long list of postings from gay men looking for sex in public places.

He says he received the list from a web page, which he did not mention. He made allusions to another page called Craig's list but it is not clear where he got the postings from.

What is clear is Peter's attention to detail.

Furthermore, he has the nerve to say:

by reprinting this information, Americans For Truth’s “gay” critics – in typical “shoot-the-messenger” fashion – will again accuse me of reveling in the homosexual perversions described below.

To that, I say hell yeah!

How else would one describe a man who not only searched through sex listings but meticulously cataloged and added cute little comments to a few entries.

To paraphrase a popular comedian:

That trick is nasty!!!!!!!

Really though, if one looks hard enough, one will find trash anywhere. And usually when folks like Peter look for evidence of "perversion" in the gay community, they seem to always ignore evidence of "perversion" in the heterosexual community.

It's the same mentality that leads them to call anal sex "gay behavior" while ignoring the fact that heterosexuals also engage in anal sex.

No doubt Peter's latest hot mess will appeal to those already with biases against the gay community. But to the rest of us, it demonstrates more excesses from a man seems to be having a much more fun time with gay sex than the rest of us.