Tuesday, June 15, 2010

South Carolina = hot mess! Thank you for pointing that out, Jon Stewart

I will interrupt the regularly scheduled takedown of religious right lies to let you all know something:

South Carolina is a hot mess.

I'm sorry but this is my state, my racial heritage, and even my first name involved here and I am totally mind boggled about the entire Alvin Greene thing.

I had a friend last night to tell me that attacks on Greene added up to racism. Of course if I were to speak honestly, that same friend thinks that Obama is several shades of the Anti-Christ warmed over, so I guess it's no surprise that I don't take his opinion seriously.

But I continue to be overwhelmed about the ridiculousness of the entire thing, so I will let Jon Stewart of The Daily Show take over:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
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McDonalds CEO ruins good pro-gay moment and other Tuesday midday news briefs

How Not to Advertise Burgers: McD's CEO Turns a Gay Molehill Into a Culture War Mountain - The CEO of McDonalds turns a pro-gay moment into something INCREDIBLY stupid.

Tilted 'Slate' - A demonstration on how slyly members of the right try to make their studies seem objective.

Philadelphia: Scouts should confront anti-gay rule - The Boy Scouts have every right to let in who it wants, BUT it shouldnt' have access to public money or facilities if it continues to be discriminatory. Lgbt tax dollars do into funding those facilities.

Freddie Ljungberg addresses gay rumors - This is hilarious!

The stupidest statistic ever - How the heck did I miss this one?

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When religious right talking heads feud, it's fun, fun, fun!

Believe it or not, there are some religious right talking heads who don't get along. And when they launch barbs at each other, it's fun to watch.

Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out spotlighted a post from Randy Thomas of the ex-gay group Exodus International. The post was about a recent Time magazine article spotlighting "Gay Day at Disney." Maybe it's just me but I got the impression that Thomas was calling the article into question for showing lgbts in a normal environment having fun just like others attending Disney.

Besen took Thomas to task over this quite adequately.

But there was one portion of Thomas's piece which caught my eye:

Within the Christian community it also bothers me when Christian activists will go into these events, take a few tabloid TMZ worthy pictures and then post those as the only representation of what gay people are trying to do to our country. I always maintain that stigmatizing (anyone) is not Christ-like.

To answer your question, yes he was talking about our "friend" Peter LaBarbera. It's no secret that Thomas and LaBarbera don't get along. One can chalk it up to different philosophies. Thomas is from the school of the "let's passively aggressive attack lgbts while at the same time claiming to minister to them," while LaBarbera is from the school of "gays are nasty, period."

Last year, this difference of philosophy exploded in an over-too-soon, but highly entertaining feud between LaBarbera, Thomas, and of all people, Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel.

I found it hilarious to read these so-called "fishers of men" stoop to a level of bitchy sniping not seen since the classic motion picture The Women.

Who knows what will happen this time. Maybe LaBarbera will ignore Thomas's swipe.

I hope not though. The world would be so much more fun if religious right folks sniped at each other like the following:

Oh well, I can always dream.

Related posts:

Gay sex quote causes three-way feud between Porno Petey, the Liberty Counsel and Exodus International

Matt Barber seeks to end feud with Porno Petey by painting the Liberty Counsel as liars

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