Thursday, March 15, 2012

Anti-gay pundit - 'GLAAD is in league with Satan and wants me dead'

Poor Kevin McCullough.

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project has really gotten to him. Earlier today, he was caught telling a lie in terms of the statements he had made about same-sex relationships.

But now, he has gone full Captain Queeg. For the uninitiated, Captain Queeg was a character from the book and motion picture The Caine Mutiny. He was the captain of a submarine who, when faced with the pressures of war, became completely unstable and was reduced to rambling paranoid theories about locks and strawberries.

McCullough has done Captain Queeg one better. When confronted with being held accountable for statements he has made against the lgbtq community, his conspiracy theories involve Satan and murder:


I got to tell you, when you get targeted by the Enemy, and I mean the Evil One, I don’t mean human beings but I mean by His forces, it can be rather earthshaking and then it can be rather deliberatively motivating. And so I would ask friends as you have just heard, I just told you about this list that GLAAD has put out, Tim Wildmon, Bryan Fischer, both on the list, Kevin McCullough is on the list, Tony Perkins is on the list, David Barton, brother Don [Wildmon] is also listed, Gary Bauer, Tony Perkins, Jim Daly, the head of Focus on the Family, all on this list, about thirty people that have been targeted by the most radical of activists that are seeking to basically blackball our voice from being allowed to be put into the public arena.

GLAAD doesn't want McCullough dead. Right now he is the organization's best justification of its project.

His statements speak to  the point that GLAAD is trying to make - if McCullough is ever interviewed by the mainstream media, he is not going to repeat that paranoid theory. He is going to make his homophobia sound reasonable and religious-based.

And he is not the only anti-pundit playing this game.

But that paranoid ramble, that sheer lunacy in regards to the lgbtq community is what he really thinks. And the question is just how many of those anti-gay pundits are disguising such nauseating, paranoid homophobia behind religious beliefs.

 That's the question the media needs to ask.

Hat tip to Right-Wing Watch.

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'Anti-gay pundits freak out over GLAAD's media accountability project' and other Thursday midday news briefs

Kevin McCullough proves GLAAD's point
Conservative Responses Demonstrate The Importance Of GLAAD’s ‘Commentator Accountability Project’ - Awwwww poor religious right pundits! When called on their homophobic rhetoric, they have been running to the media and playing the victim.

I especially like the whine of Kevin McCullough, who said this in the Huffington Post:

I've never appeared as someone who claimed to even represent much less serve as an 'expert' on the private lives of the LGBT community.

Of course GLAAD refutes McCullough's claim but for my money, I find it ironic that McCullough forgets that he said the following in 2004:

The "alphas" in homosexual relationships, be they men or women, are many times recruiting younger partners. A vast percentage of those who enter the homosexual life do so after having been sexually initiated by an older person of their sex – be it consensual or not – it usually has the feel of enticement or seduction. - The 'gay' truth 

It's clear that GLAAD has not only struck gold with this new project, but also blood and more power to them!

In other news:

Just Left the Closet: A Much-Needed Community for LGBT Teens
- A definitely needed resource.

NOM finally admitting its largely Catholic motivator?
- More proof of NOM's affiliation with the Catholic Church.

POLL: Same-Sex Adoption Rights Don’t Infringe On ‘Religious Liberty’
- This poll just came in.

NC: Durham City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Amendment One - Sweeeet!

Folly Beach Passes Non-discrimination Ordinance - Last but least, a HUGE Bronx cheer to those who call my state of South Carolina backwards!

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Anti-gay pundit thinks 'God's truth in love' includes slander and lies

Say what you will about GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, it's definitely keeping some members of the religious right up at nights.

Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel - and a person named on the list of anti-gay pundits highlighted by GLAAD - had this to say in a biased One News Now article:

Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty Counsel Action, is one of the three dozen activists accused of using "extreme rhetoric" against the LGBT community.

Since they cannot win the debate on the merits, he says the only thing left for these activists to do is try to silence those who disagree with them. But he asserts that that will never happen.

"They need to understand -- liberals and secularists -- that as Christ followers, we will never, ever stop speaking God's truth in love," Barber comments. "We appreciate when they reveal who they really are here and reveal the weakness inherent within their own arguments by attempting to silence those who would dare to dissent with their radical secular socialism."

First of all, GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project has nothing to do with silencing anyone. It's a project designed to educate the media on religious right pundits and the comments they make when not in front of the cameras.

But let's look at Barber's words. Speaking God's truth in love, he says. I want you to remember that because here is where GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is going to do its work.

Since Barber is listed in the project, let's peruse some of the other comments he has made while supposedly "speaking the God's truth in love:"

According to GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, Barber

- Has said that gay male relationships constitute "one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it ‘love’

- Has called President Barack Obama an anti-American enemy who is "determined to destroy America"

- Of a lesbian couple's parental decisions for their transgender child, said: "We shouldn't be surprised that we see this kind of child abuse and brainwashing when we allow children to be placed intentionally in motherless or fatherless homes that model disordered sexual behavior and push the false notion that human sexuality is somehow androgynous," adding that the kid is "the poster child against the unconscionable practice of legalized so-called 'gay adoption.'"

- Routinely uses words like "purveyors of evil" or  "satanic" to refer to his political opponents

- Said Ellen DeGeneres "guides her many adoring housewife fans into rebellion against God's divine and explicit natural order"

- Claims that by supporting LGBT viewers, media outlets are trying "to make the absurd appear reasonable and normal" (0:46 - 0:51)

Seems to me that GLAAD has struck gold.

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