Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Anti- gay pastor - 'It wears me out to see two men together. It does something to me'

I took these clips from my blogging buddy friend (and the Arn Anderson to my Tully Blanchard), Jeremy Hooper:

I know that I am supposed to get angry at the words of Southern Baptists of Texas Convention President Terry Turner, but I can't.

They are simply too funny. I can just picture gay men in the church, whether they be behind him in the choir stands or in the pews, secretly laughing to themselves because of unintentional Freudian slip of his words.

And check out the urgency in his voice when he talks about how wrong it is for gays and lesbians to be together. It would be another thing that should get me angry, but I can just picture two black women talking to each other on the phone:

"Please? That queen? Who is he trying to kid?"

or even better:

" I don't know who he is trying to condemn. Like we don't know his son is dating so-and-so."

Turner underscores the hypocrisy in some black churches about the gay community. We sing in choirs, we are deacons, usher board members, even pastors and no one is naive about who we are. But publicly, we are reviled.

So how do lgbts of color deal with it, you ask? How do we deal with the conflicted feelings of loving our religion and our church while having to deal with homophobic leaders?

Here is a big secret - People like Turner make it so easy for us sometimes with their stridency because they give us so much to laugh at.

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'NOM wants to boycott T-Mobile' and other Tuesday midday news briefs

NOM recruiting a T'd off America - Because NOM's boycott against General Mills and Starbucks have been SOOOOOO successful. (Yeah that's sarcasm.)

 College Football Player Kicked Off Team After Outing Himself - What the hell?

 Pat Robertson reminisces about the days when wife beating was A-OK - Gotta LOOOVE Pat Robertson's "Christian values."  

LaBarbera Denounces 'The New Normal' for its 'Incredible Propaganda,' Wants Ex-Gays on TV - But ex-gays have already been on tv. Didn't "Porno Pete" see that episode of Will and Grace? 

Mother Jones: Jewelry Company Owner Funding Anti-Gay, Pro-Romney Ads - I say keep it up. Another ad like that and we will get marriage equality in no time at all. 

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Harry Jackson - NOM's $80,000 Negro

Harry Jackson
According to Right-Wing Watch, African-American minister Harry Jackson made some pointed comments about minorities supporting the Democratic party conveniently just in time for the upcoming election:

Harry Jackson spoke at the iPledge Sunday prayer service last night where claimed that minority voters were selling out and bowing their knee to Baal by voting Democratic and, in the process, threatening the welfare of this nation because 'if God lifts his hand from America, we lose it all." As such, Jackson told African Americans and Hispanics that they have got to "vote your Biblical values" and "decide that you're going to come off of an ideological plantation and into the freedom of the liberty of the sons of God."

Jackson then went on to proclaim that the reason America is facing tough economic times "is because we have not been biblically faithful" because the nation has been seeking to redefine God's definition of marriage:

People for the American Way called Jackson the point man for the religious right's attempt to exploit the black community.

And that designation certainly pays well.

According to Mother Jones magazine, Jackson has received $20,000 from the National Organization for Marriage's "education fund" for his efforts to exploit the opinions of those in the black community who do not agree with marriage equality.

In addition, in 2010, Jackson attempted to get a measure on the ballot opposing marriage equality in D.C. In pursuit of that effort, he led the group Stand for Marriage DC.  According to documents attained by Mother Jones magazine, NOM gave $60,000 for that effort.

So apparently phony civil rights activist William Owens isn't the only black pastor NOM has in its back pocket in its attempt to sabotage President Obama's African-American support.

One wonders if Harry Jackson is NOM's "secret weapon." After all, he is bought and paid for to tune of $80,000.

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