Sunday, June 26, 2011

Maggie Gallagher Meets St. Peter

However, you could just as well substitute any of the anti-gay zealots for Maggie Gallagher.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

MassResistance Has Another Success!

MassResistance, always eager to tout their own brilliance and intellect, has another success to add to their list: Marriage Equality in New York State:

ALBANY, N.Y. — Lawmakers voted late yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.

The pictures of New York remind me to those days (and nights) at the State House here in Massachusetts. The anti-gay side, like in Massachusetts, tried anything to keep the State discriminating against gay and lesbian couples. In the days leading up to the vote there were large groups of people "praying" it wouldn't come to pass. So I guess God spoke and said NO. They even trotted out the "ex-gays" to sidetrack it and it didn't work.

But here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we can all look to MassResistance and thank them for doing their part. They were in the trenches working with the rightest of the anti-gay right doing their thing:

The legislative session is scheduled to end on Monday, but as reported above, the Governor and his liberal allies will likely extend it for this bill. We are in close contact with "pro-family" advocates and will keep you updated on this. Also see our special
MassResistance page
on the New York marriage battle, which we plan to update frequently until the session ends..

And surprise, surprise, when you click on the link there is no mention of the fact that they lost and marriage equality is the law in New York. MassResistance: always full of promises and never delivers.

I am reminded of Brian Camenker's appearance on the Daily Show when he seriously stated that given enough time he could link marriage equality with decreased quality of life, homelessness, air quality and crime rates only now it's becoming clear that in every successful step toward Marriage Equality, MassResistance has been in close contact with the anti-gay groups. As he said in a Boston Globe article about his appearance on the show:

Camenker said that while his argument against gay marriage may not have been convincing in the footage that was aired, he may have changed some hearts and minds among the ''25-year-olds from New York City who naturally are all pro gay marriage."

''They were moved by what I said about the subject," Camenker said. ''They didn't use 99 percent of my stuff. But the arguments I said, you could tell they were visibly moved, and that I was saying things they hadn't heard before."

Yes Brian, you changed MANY hearts in New York. Once again, keep up the good work!

Friday, June 17, 2011

MassResistance's Hands are all over New York

MassResistance is claiming to be in the middle of the marriage equality battle in New York State:

A Senate vote is expected to take place today or Friday. We've been in constant contact with key Orthodox Jewish activists, who have used our MassResistance material on "What Same-Sex 'Marriage' did to Massachusetts" in State House lobbyng. Can our side hold the line?
Of course MassResistance is still pulling out all the stops with the scare tactics about marriage equality, of course there no mention of Massachusetts having the lowest divorce rate in the country. One of the lies they're touting:

By the following year it was in elementary school curricula. Kindergartners were given picture books telling them that same-sex couples are just another kind of family, like their own parents. In 2005, when David Parker of Lexington,
MA – a parent of a kindergartner – strongly insisted on being notified when teachers were discussing homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, the school had him arrested and put in jail overnight.

If you click on the first link it's about the book "Who's in a family" and talks about all different types of families, no mention of marriages in this book. Then they bring up Mad Dad David Parker who held up in an elementary school knowing full well that if he didn't leave he would be arrest, Parker LOVES to play the martyr.

It’s become commonplace in Massachusetts schools for teachers to prominently display photos of their same-sex “spouses” and occasionally bring them to school functions. Both high schools in my own town now have principals who are “married” to their same-sex partners, whom they bring to school and introduce to the students.

MassResistance LOVES the quotation marks. They want same sex married couples to hide in the closet. Wants the teachers to lie to their students about their marriages and wants them to be second class citizens by not allowing them to talk about their families, that's right, their LEGAL families. Oh the horrors!

The wedding industry is required serve the homosexual community if requested. Wedding photographers, halls, caterers, etc., must do same-sex marriages or be arrested for discrimination.

Another lie, no one has been arrested or will be. Where do they get this shit?

Their list goes on and on with one ridiculous accusation after another and of course, ends with how these marriages are not really legal (did Brian Camenker or Amy Contrada ever go to law school?

The only thing that's changed in Massachusetts since marriage equality went into effect is that MassResistance is now labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their attacks on the LGBT community. They never had crediblity but they never lost that, except that now the right wing fringe lunatics picked up their rants and post them in obscure part of the country.

What did Same Sex Marriage do to Massachusetts? Make Brian Camenker a laughing stock across the country.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Swimming Pool - Straights Only

This news sickens me:

Activists in Kentucky are planning a peaceful response after two gay men with developmental and intellectual disabilities were kicked out of a public pool.

A maintenance technician reportedly cited the Bible while telling the two men they couldn't swim at The Pavilion, a government-funded recreational facility in Hazard, Kentucky.

"We own this place and can tell you to leave if we want to," the couple was told, according to the Kentucky Equality Foundation

"The Pavilion staff immediately entered the pool area and asked my clients and their staff to leave the Pavilion," Mending Hearts Executive Director Shirlyn Perkins recalled. "My staff asked The Pavilion staff why they were being asked to leave, and they were informed that 'gay people' weren't allowed to swim there."

The scary thing is that it is probably legal to discriminate against gay people in Kentucky even if you pay taxes because I do not believe Kentucky has a law banning discrimination against LGBT citizens.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Sox to Produce "It Gets Better" Video

This is wonderful news:

"The Red Sox organization takes the issue of bullying seriously," team spokeswoman Leah Tobin released in a statement. "It is something that has touched many of us and those we love, and it is a growing problem in our community. We are proud of dedicated Red Sox fans like 12-year-old Sam Maden who have taken the courageous step of publicly standing up against bullying of LGBT youth."

I wonder how long it will take until MassResistance starts vilifying 12 -year old Sam Maden?