Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mass Family Institute's Against Anything Gay

For all of Mass Family's Institute's saying that 'they're only concerned with homosexual marriage' they sure are doing a lot to stop anything the even remotely affects gay people.

Case in point: In their recent Commonwealth update they are advocating for boycotting Home Depot:
Will you boycott The Home Depot? I have!
In the same update they complain about the critically acclaimed movie 'The Kids Are Alright' and regurgitate the same phony statistics given out by the Family Research Council.

I think MFI is starting to give MassResistance some competition as the most anti-gay group in Massachusetts.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Anti-Gay Activists Want to Judge

The anti-gay zealots, Maggie Gallagher, Peter LaBarbera, Kris Mineau, Tony Perkins, etc... have been piling on the federal judge who ruled last week that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. They even started BEFORE his ruling came out (because they knew how weak their case was). Because they can't refute the facts of the case they have been making personal attacks on the justice.

By far the biggest attack on him has been about his perceived sexual orientation. They claim that he is gay (or homosexual because they love to use the word SEX) and because of this fact he should have recused himself.

So I finally read an article that sums up the whole story really well. Here is a snippet from the Miami Herald:

According to this line of ``thinking,'' a homosexual may competently judge a traffic dispute or an assault charge, but not anything having to do with, well . . . being a homosexual. For that, you need a judge who is as straight as the crease in George Will's pants.

But there is a hole in that ``logic'' wide enough to dance the Rockettes through. Every individual is a compilation of culture, experience, opinions, emotions and personal biases, so every judge brings baggage to the table.

But we trust a judge to put that baggage aside and decide an issue on its merits. You don't ask him to recuse himself unless something he has said or done suggests a conflict of interest.

Walker's critics judge him biased not because of something he's said or done, but because of something he supposedly is. By that logic, we must consider every heterosexual judge who ever ruled against gay rights as biased. Indeed, that reasoning would require women judges to recuse themselves from cases with women plaintiffs, Jewish judges to abandon cases with Jewish defendants, white judges to leave cases tried by white lawyers.

Nor is that remote and abysmal possibility what's most offensive here. No, what truly rankles is the implicit suggestion that only straight people can fairly and dispassionately judge when and if gay men and lesbians should be granted equality -- and that straights have an unquestioned right to make that judgment.

You know they are getting desperate when the harshest critique they can give the judge is that "he's gay." What about the FACTS people?

Friday, August 6, 2010

MassResistance Successes

It's been a banner year for MassResistance.

    • Successfully got a Tea Party Rally in Lexington, MA cancelled because the other speakers didn't want to be associated with a nationally recognized hate group.
    • Put together a "Report" on Elena Kagan that will ensure that she will not be confirmed as a justice on the United States Supreme Court. The reports writers: Amy Contrada, Brian Camenker WITH Peter LaBarbera. This "report" was picked up by all the leading news organizations like One News Now and Life Style News. It's a page turner!
    • Successfully still provides a link to oust Safe School Czar Kevin Jennings two years after his appointment. (How's that petition working out for ya?)
    • Successfully held onto the title of Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for the 3rd year in a row!

The rest of the year looks like it is going to be even more successful too. MassResistance just posted about a write-in candidate for Governor and Lt. Governor. The biggest laugh in their story was this tidbit:

And Davis could actually win it!

And if Davis should receive MORE votes than Tisei, he would replace him and appear on the ballot in the November general election. This has actually happened twice in Massachusetts in recent years -- a write-in candidate beat a ballot candidate in a primary in state rep races, and both times that candidate went on to became the state rep. So this adds a level of excitement.

As the late Paul Harvey would say "And now for the rest of the story..." The two people that were write-ins and won were PRO marriage equality candidates. One of the two, Carl Sciortino, has been on MassResistance's radar ever since he got elected. MassResistance even tried to get his opponent elected and successfully failed BIG time.

Here's a toast to MassResistance to keep it going. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts needs you, and you make our jobs so much easier!