Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Take Back America" to the dark ages

The "Take Back America" conference was held this past weekend and MassResistance's own Brian Camenker was one of the leaders of a workshop entitled "How to Counter the Homosexual Extremist Movement" along with Matt Barber. Right Wing Watch has the details:
About 100 activists at the How to Take Back America conference attended the workshop on

“How to Counter the Homosexual Extremist Movement.” Workshop speakers Matt Barber and Brian Camenker urged people to be loud rabble-rousers when opposing the teaching of tolerance or sex ed in public schools. They said not to worry
about being nice or polite or liked, but to push God’s anti-gay agenda forcefully. “Christ wasn’t about being nice,” said Barber. Camenker bragged about having once sent two congregations to scream outside a targeted legislator’s home.

It sounds like the workshop contained all the over the top national anti-gay activists, all 100 of them including Sally Kern. From Right Wing Watch's overview it sounds like a lot of the talk was about how following their Jesus would stop the homosexual mania (over at PHB, there is more discussion of the religous aspects of the workshop), which as Right Wing Watch suggests, probably didn't sit well with Camenker:

Camenker, who heads the anti-gay MASS Resistance, came out as Jewish, which made me wonder what he’d thought about the fire-and-brimstone speech by Rick Scarborough just before his workshop insisting that people turning to Christ was the only thing that would save America.

However, after following MassResistance's antics these past few years, it seems Brian has never met an anti-gay zealot he didn't like or wouldn't quote time and time again. I wonder how many other anti-gay hate groups were respresented at this workshop, Southern Poverty Law Center take note!

11 comments:

KeepRight said...

WELLLLLL!!!!!!!!

Isn't this just extra special.

As you no doubt have read, Brian was the darling of the "Take Back America" "Conference"...getting his photo taken with all his heroes of the conservative movement.

However, Brian needs to be reminded that his "organization" was founded as the Article 8 Alliance, whose SOLE purpose was to take those uppity homosexuals back into the closet. Since that (and all his subsequent ventures> failed, he's morphed into a run-of-the-mill conservative. Well, good luck with that one Brian.

Also, NOTE TO "JEWISH" BRIAN CAMENKER, not only did you work on the sabbath the Saturday of this silly event, your fellow Conservatives have claimed that heaven is reserved for CHRISTIANS ONLY...Jews need not apply.

Politics make strange bedfellows indeed! (Can't you just picture Brian in bed with "Former Heavyweight Boxer Matty "Bam Bam" Barber"???) LOL!

Nancy Danielson said...

As the Mother of a Daughter who has struggled with this inclination, perhaps you can explain to me how "act up", Respects the Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person. As a Mother who Loves her Daughter I resist affirming any act, including sexual acts, that are not an act of Love because they do not Respect the Sacredness and Dignity of that Human Person to begin with.

bostonph said...

Nancy,

ACT UP is the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. It was formed in the late 1980s to fight to end the AIDS crisis. As far as I know it has nothing to do with this blog. I was a member, but I'm not the blog owner.

As to respecting the Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, how does denying something as fundamental as your own sexuality do that? Being gay is not about sex, it's about sexuality.

Here's wishing your daughter finds love.

bostonph said...

Ooops. I missed the MassResistance anti- ACT UP missive, including his bizarre misinterpretation of Silence=Death.

Nancy, FYI, the goals of ACT UP included "compassionate and comprehensive national policy on AIDS; a national emergency AIDS project; intensified drug testing, research, and treatment efforts; and a full-scale national educational program." As always, Brian Camenker has portrayed them in the most hateful light possible.

Our main goal was to curtail the AIDS epidemic. We largely succeeded within the community. It's sad (and suicidal) that people like Brian still see it as a gay disease.

Nancy Danielson said...

Sexual Love and sex are not the same thing. Love is not possessive nor does it serve to manipulate. Homosexual sexual acts do not respect the Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person because they can never be complementary to begin with. My daughter is Loved, which is why I am not afraid to tell her the Truth.

bostonph said...

Nancy: I truly pity you. I hope your daughter finds the love and acceptance you are unable to provide.

Nancy Danielson said...

bostonph, homosexual sexual acts as well as any sexual act that does not Respect the Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, are not acts of Love to begin with. Love is not possessive nor does it serve to manipulate. I wish you Peace in Love.

Fiddler said...

"Homosexual sexual acts do not respect the Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person because they can never be complementary to begin with."

This makes no sense whatsoever...and I mean that in a purely grammatical way.

bostonph said...

Nancy, what makes you think homosexual level is 1) purely sexual and 2) possessive and manipulative?

It seems you have a lot of hate and prejudice, but not a lot of understanding or compassion.

Here's hoping you can one day accept your daughter and she can one day forgive you.

bostonph said...

ooops -- make that "homosexual love is purely sexual..."

Fiddler said...

Thing is, I agree with this part of her statement: "...any sexual act that does not Respect the Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, are not acts of Love to begin with. Love is not possessive nor does it serve to manipulate."

But that covers a whole lot of het relationships as well, with the possessiveness and the manipulation and the general dysfunction. Our society is more interested in coupling off, in whatever kind of pair, than in learning how to form healthy, life-long love relationships, and therein lies a large part of the divorce rate.