Antigay and proud: a look at the latest crop of hate-based groups from coast to coast.
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GAY RIGHTS!! may at last be bankrupt, along come other virulently antigay groups. Take Latvia-based Watchmen on the Walls This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. The given reason is: It is blatant advertising for a company, product, group, service or person that would require a substantial rewrite in order to become an encyclopedia article. , which has growing influence on the West Coast. One of its founders is Scott Lively, who authored a charming book of Holocaust revisionism re·vi·sion·ism
1. Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements.
2. titled The Pink Swastika swastika
Equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, all in the same rotary direction, usually clockwise. It is used widely throughout the world as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. that blamed the rise of Nazi Germany on homosexuality. I'm sure there were some toe-tapping goose-steppers in the Nazis, but they weren't exactly in charge. They probably ironed the uniforms.
Lively made a statement to the press that read in part: "We are the Watchmen on the Walls. We are a global coalition of men and women who believe in the superiority of the natural family and marriage between one man and one woman....
"We do not apologize for opposing homosexuality because it is morally, physically, psychologically and socially wrong, unnatural and harmful. This is self-evident to the vast majority of the citizens of the world, whom we represent."
The vast majority of the citizens of the world? How many is that, and do you have documents stating that they agree, or that they elected you to represent them? And where does the name "Watchmen" come from? The same place as "Klansmen"? These guys--as well as those in other antigay outfits--may say they don't condone condone v. 1) to forgive, support, and/or overlook moral or legal failures of another without protest, with the result that it appears that such breaches of moral or legal duties are acceptable. violence, but many of their followers followers
see dairy herd. do and commit it with regularity. A twisted mind takes a twisted message literally. If these people think that words influence actions (such as their idea that pro-gay attitudes will turn innocent kids gay), they're not exactly practicing what they preach.
And for some, violence is in the eye of the beholder. Lively was recently ordered by a court to pay $20,000 to a lesbian photojournalist whom he was accused in 1991 of dragging by the hair through the halls of a church. Whoa, caveman! Ooga booga Ooga Booga is an online multiplayer game for the Sega Dreamcast, focusing on the combat of "Kahunas" using thrown shrunken heads, riding animals, staffs, or using spells. ! Doing your fellow churchgoers a service? Now, that's lively.
A lot of the Watchmen are fundamentalist immigrants from former Soviet states who have made a name for themselves in Sacramento, Calif., protesting gay pride events and harassing gays wherever they see them. One of their techniques is to tap gays on the head, marking them as sinners who are damned. Think of it: You're coming out of a showing of Dreamgirls, and some fat Russian grandma in a babushka waiting on the sidewalk taps you on the head. That very thing happened to two friends of mine. The only Russian I want tapping me on the head is Mikhail Baryshnikov Noun 1. Mikhail Baryshnikov - Russian dancer and choreographer who migrated to the United States (born in 1948)
Lively said, "There is a war that is going on in the world.... It's a war between Christians and homosexuals.... And in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. where the sexual revolution began, it was the homosexual political movement that designed this strategy to attack Christianity."
When I misbehaved mis·be·have
v. mis·be·haved, mis·be·hav·ing, mis·be·haves
To behave badly.
v.tr. as a child, my mother would say, "You are doing this deliberately to aggravate me!" That's what Lively and his followers think gay people are doing: being gay and attacking the "natural family" and trying to "destroy marriage" just to aggravate them. Indeed, the first thing gays do when they wake up is think, OK, lunch with J.R. at noon, conference call at 3, go out and aggravate Christians at 6, then cocktails.
I understand why Christians resent being called bigots and haters. I get why they oppose homosexuality. I get it. But please, if there is a war between Christians and homosexuals, it's their war, not ours.
The hatred continues apace across the country. In Milwaukee a pastor named Matt Trewhella blamed the California fires last October on that state's new education law banning public school instruction, activities, or materials that could be perceived as being negative toward gays. So now, in addition to 9/11, hurricanes, and floods, gays are responsible for the fires. I've heard of "flaming," but come on.
And in Massachusetts (yes, even there), a group called Mass Resistance tried to get Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Acton-Boxborough Regional High School serves the Massachusetts towns of Acton and Boxborough, with roughly 500 students per grade level in grades 9 through 12. ABRHS Facility to cancel its production of The Laramie Project. Ironically, the daughter of one of the group's leaders was in the play and came out as a lesbian. Her mother then withdrew her from the show and the school. The group had a conniption and posted the following on its website: "Of course, Claudia is no more a lesbian than the man in the moon. She's always had crushes on boys, and her bedroom has always been (and still is) plastered with pictures of boys." A picture of a wall covered with teen idol ? Who are "teen idols?"
Teen idols are usually actors or pop singers, but some sports figures have had an appeal to teenagers. The term encapsulates both some of the greatest performers of all time and some of the most inconsequential. boys who look like girls appears with the caption "Does this look like a lesbian's room to you?" Uh, yeah, kinda. Pray for Claudia.
These groups at least teach us one thing about being a fanatic: It's really hard to just stay at home and relax.