Monday, June 30, 2008

Where You Shouldn't Get Your News

Here's one for the books. One News Now, the "news" site from the American Family Associations has been OUTED. It seems that whenever an article from the AP is funneled through their website they change the terms in the article but still claim that it was sent by the AP:

This is absolutely hilarious. The American Family Association has a policy at its new outlet, OneNewsNow, never to use the word "gay" but to replace it with "homosexual." And that works absolutely perfectly until they write an article about an athlete whose last name is Gay, as in Tyson Gay, the fastest man on the US Olympic track team. And then you get this:

Tyson Homosexual was a blur in blue, sprinting 100 meters faster than anyone ever has. His time of 9.68 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday doesn't count as a world record, because it was run with the help of a too-strong tailwind. Here's what does matter: Homosexual qualified for his first Summer Games team and served notice he's certainly someone to watch in Beijing.

"It means a lot to me," the 25-year-old Homosexual said. "I'm glad my body could do it, because now I know I have it in me."

Of course One News Now changes the wording because they believe that homosexual sounds worse than gay (or is it they just like writing the word SEX, one never can tell).

Hat Tip to the Bad Idea Blog for this gem!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Second Time's the Charm?

Wow, things are worse than I thought over at MassResistance. First off, it took them a week to post anything about Gay Pride in Boston and then when they did post something it was about Transgender Pride in Northampton (but they still called it Boston. Did they even learn geography?)

Then a week later they posted something about the Dyke March. Oh those nasty lesbians, they were shouting RECRUIT, RECRUIT and holding signs at a rally! Brian was right, those homosexual activists are recruiting!

So now, Sunday June 29, at the top of their website, they're posting the transgender pride story, AGAIN. It's the same story they posted two weeks ago only they link to the bottom of the page that lists the video.

WHERE IS THE NEW BONE CHILLING STUFF about the gays? Come on Brian, you're the head of the, ahem, Pro-Family Action Center for the State. Where's your report on California's Marriage Equality? Where's the report on the heterosexual girls in on the North Shore getting pregnant (will they take credit for that since it was done the Biblical way?) Where are the quotation marks?

The people want to know!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Are These Two on the VP Short List?

You can tell what kind of year this is turning out to be when two of the sponsors of the Federal Marriage Amendment are Senator Larry "Toe Tapping" Craig, who was arrested for lewd conduct in a Minneapolis airport terminal and Sen. David Vitter, who was identified as a client of a prostitution firm from the late DC Madam. This is what Republican Family Values looks like (Hat Tip to Pam's House Blend):

Sens. Larry Craig and David Vitter co-sponsor Marriage Protection Amendment

Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity have named themselves as co-sponsors of S. J. RES. 43, dubbed the Marriage Protection Amendment. If ratified, the bill would amend the United States Constitution to state that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."

I think this needs a little more publicity. Americans need to be reminded about the Republican family values crowd. Next up on the agenda: How many people, who have been married for 2, 3 or more times, will attach themselves to this marriage amendment? Gotta love the Republican sanctity of marriage.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

From Daily to Weekly Updates

Well, it took MassResistance a whole week to post another new "exclusive" about Boston Pride. This time, it was about the Dyke March that was held last Friday. They even have video! The video is obviously from the same people who did the Youth Pride Day video because it has the same lame pans and zooms and features Window Movie Maker graphics.

BTW, nothing in the video is scandalous or frightening. I would guess that if the camera was turned around the people taking the video then we would have gotten something scary!

Oh, MassResistance also sent out an email message to supporters with the same lame crap they posted on their website. But they did get lots of pictures. You gotta wonder how creepy these people are to attend these events just to take pictures of people they don't know and post them on their website. I wonder how many of the pictures they took didn't end up on the website and are only in the secret folders of those who lustfully yearn to stare at them.

Quotation Count for this MassResistance Rant: 7

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MassResistance Loses on the North and the South

Two HUGE defeats for allies of MassResistance:

An initiative campaign to repeal Maine’s gay rights law and put in place roadblocks to gay marriages and adoptions is being abandoned, leaders of the campaign said Thursday.

"We’re pulling the plug," said Michael Heath, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine. Heath said the evangelical group failed to attract voter, volunteer and financial support it needed to continue its campaign.

Puerto Rico's House of Representatives has denied a measure to toughen a ban on same-sex marriage.

Rep. Victor Garcia San Inocencio says Resolution 99 failed on Thursday to make it to the House floor for voting, effectively killing the proposal for this legislative term.

If you recall, Mike Heath of the CCL of Maine is a pal of Brian Camenker and this is another defeat for anti-gay activists in Maine. Heath got another anti-gay measure on the Maine ballot and it lost so apparently the thought he'd try again only this time it didn't even make it to the ballot. In a podcast with the CCL Brian blamed the loss of the marriage amendment in Mass on the MFI because it was weak and not strong enough (like what Heath wanted in Maine but couldn't even get the signatures for)

On the second bullet, MassResistance Dandy Mad Dad Parker went down to Puerto Rico to rally the troops against gay marriage. Unfortunately for them it didn't pass the legislature.

Is This Her BIG Project?

In MassResistance's never ending quest to vilify GLBT people, she is now going after the Massachusetts Governor's daughter:
How sad to read that Gov. Patrick's daughter not only thinks she's a lesbian, but is now working for Massachusetts' leading transgender radicals (pictured above). As an intern at MassEquality, Ms. Patrick would have been pressured big time to adopt their whole extremist agenda, including lobbying for the "Transgender Rights" Bill H1722.
However, what is more disturbing is the last paragraph in the post:
Since Ms. Patrick will be attending Smith College -- a hotbed of the wackiest transgender and lesbian activism, where the girls learn to hold really good riots -- the Gov had better prepare himself. His young daughter might just decide she's always been a boy and needs to have "gender reassignment" surgery (hysterectomy, breast removal, beard growth, and possibly the addition of a ...). We're sure the Gov would support her, since he loves her "no matter what."
They are strangely obsessed with gender reassignment surgery and can't talk about it enough (what did Freud say about cigars?).

Oh, and Amy, I doubt the Governor would pull his daughter out of school away from her friends and support network and publish personal details about her on the Internet and in emails. Yes, HE loves her no matter what, can you say the same?

I also wonder how Marilyn Humphries from Bay Windows feels about MassResistance stealing her copyrighted pictures and putting them up on their website?

Quotation count for this MassResistance Post: a whopping 12!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

They Can't Even Get Their Towns Correct!

You all know that the MassResistance folks aren't too bright, however, their latest post is just wrong. Take a look:

Now, using the Internets and Map Quest, you can see that Northampton is only 103 miles from Boston (that's where the Transgender Pride was held), but again, facts never get in the way of any post on MassResistance (Can you tell that the leaders there never went to Massachusetts public schools?)

Lately, they've been going after more transgender people instead of the GLB's but their hate mongering is still the same. The blog still hasn't been updated since May 9th. Do they think that going after trans people is going to get them off the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate group list? I don't think so.

Quotation Count for Part 1 of their post: 5

Quotation Count for Part 2 of their post: 2 (there wasn't much text on the page)

Quotation Count for Part 3 of their post: 6

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Pride

A Tale of Two Coming Out Stories

By now many of you already know that Governor Patrick's daughter came out in today's issue of Bay Windows:

On June 14, 2007, the day that lawmakers finally voted down an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state constitution, Katherine Patrick stood outside the State House and looked up at her father. Gov. Deval Patrick was standing on the front
steps, surrounded by a jubilant crowd of hundreds that mobbed the brick sidewalk and spilled halfway across Beacon Street. As they cheered the defeat of the amendment - an effort led by the governor, Senate President Therese Murray and
House Speaker Sal DiMasi - Katherine had never before felt more proud of her

"Because, of course, he didn’t know that I was gay then," the 18-year-old recalls. "So, for someone so publicly to fight for something that doesn’t even affect him was just like, ’That’s my dad,’ you know?" she says with a laugh. "That’s all I could think. I was very, very proud to be part of this family, and this state in general."

Read the whole story, it's quite emotional and beautiful. Who could have ever guessed that Ms. MassResistance and the Massachusetts Governor would have anything in common. Go back and read about how Ms. MassResistance's family treated their daughter when she came out. It's more of a horror coming out story, very different and very sad.

If Only We Could All Vote After the Polls Have Closed

MassResistance has a new post up about a judicial appointment made by the Governor and of course, in MassResistance fashion, they label the judge a radical lesbian activist because she specializes in gay family issues:

Maureen Monks, about to become the newest judge of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court, is a long-time radical lesbian activist attorney. She specializes in "gay" family issues. Last week, when her nomination hit some rocky waters getting through the Governor's Council, Governor Deval Patrick simply ignored their official vote and announced he will swear her in. Monks' nomination - and the governor's action -- was strongly supported by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald on their editorial pages.

The rocky waters that they allude to was that the Governor's counsel voted 5-2 to approve her but then in comes Mary-Ellen Manning, after the vote, late (hmm, if you vote after the polls close is YOUR vote still calculated?) and after the meeting she signed the register voting no even though she wasn't even there for the vote. HOWEVER, another Council Member, AFTER the meeting had already adjourned, decided to switch her vote from yes to no, this was Marilyn Devaney.

If Marilyn Devaney's name sounds familiar, you may remember her for being accused of attacking a beauty shop worker with a curling iron because they wouldn't accept her check. And does anyone even know what the Governor's Counsel is supposed to do? The members rarely even have opponents in the elections. Apparently, the Governor's Counsel has a very tattered reputation.

Today's Quotations Count: 9

Monday, June 9, 2008

Gay Pride Week Begins!

Things must be getting really tough over at MassResistance. The blog hasn't been updated since May 9th when they vilified one of the bloggers at QueerToday and their main website is only sporadically revised, sometimes with just new titles on old stories.

They must have been busy this past weekend because it appears they ventured into the city with camera in tow to snatch some photos of the Gay Pride Celebrations:

This year, Menino managed to insult sports fans as well as tourists by mixing it with the city's pride in the Boston Celtics, which reached the NBA finals a few days before.

The same day, tourist mecca Faneuil Hall Marketplace began its "gay pride" celebrations, as well as Macy's Department Store (see photos below). And as usual, tourists -- especially those with children -- were left confused and often upset.

Because we all know that SO many sports fans were insulted (and there are no gay sports fans are there?) and the tourists are streaming out of the city because of a rainbow flag, OHHHHHHH. Their coverage of the Pride festivities is hilarious with lots of "quotes" to go around:
  • annual flag-raising ceremony at Boston City Hall to kick off "Gay Pride Week."
  • This year's "ceremony"
  • Who would want to watch this, anyway? (apparently MassResistance's peepers!)
  • What an obnoxious time to stage a homosexual event!
  • straggling homosexual activists
  • homosexual "pride"
  • zooming in on Macy's "pride calendar" display.

They supposedly call out Macy's for putting up another display window however, I do not believe that Macy is heeding any call to take it down like MassResistance likes to take credit for in years past.

The newspapers must not be calling MassResitance anymore and that makes Brian and Amy sad.

Quote count for MassResistance's latest post: 9

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

It's a Go!

The California Supreme Court rejected the efforts by several anti-gay organizations to delay the court's marriage equality ruling:
Conservative religious and legal groups had asked the California Supreme Court to stop its May 15 order requiring state and local officials to sanction same-sex unions from becoming effective until voters have the chance to consider the issue in November. The justices' decisions typically become final after 30 days.

Just like Massachusetts, the anti-gay activists argued that "chaos would ensue" if people were allowed to marry before the people got to vote on it. I wonder, if like Massachusetts, they will bring this up in Federal court? I never get why the fundies always complain about the courts yet keep bringing lawsuits and, when they don't get their way, shout "activist judges!"

Did any of them complain when the U.S. Supreme Court gave the presidency to George W. Bush by just 1 vote? No. How many of these "Christians" are complaining about the courts in Texas that just released the children of polygamists back to their parents? I didn't think so.