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This has been a more enraging day than most (between the “strip people of their citizenship the minute they’re even accused of an act of terrorism”, the Oklahoma immigration law thing, the VAT tax… oh, pretty much everything at H&R today). So I needed this to make me smile. Thanks, Radley!
How is it that the church seems to attract so much of the closeted gay? I don’t understand that. It must be some kind of self-flagellation thing. Would any of you be surprised to find out that James Dobson is gay? It would not surprise me in the least.
I think we’ve reached the point where the most accurate form of gaydar may be the nastiness of the invective one spews at homosexuals.
Nothing destroys a movement quiet like disillusionment in it’s own leadership.
Really? Have you noticed the homo-hating bible-thwackers losing steam? Because I haven’t. Influence, perhaps, but not enthusiasm.
In this case, the it seems to me the psychology causes quite the reverse effect. “If even Our Dear Leader, so strong, so manly, so moral, can fall victim to the wiles of Gay Satan, how much more easily the poor, weak children living in our sinful world! We must CLAP LOUDER!”
Have you noticed that mainstream America is becoming ever more tolerant of gays? There will always be die hards out there, but the majority of Americans have lost their anti-gay zeal. I think that the ever expanding list of gay scandals involving culture warriors has something to do with that.
Have we reached the point where the image of the stereotypical gay is a white man in his fifties wearing the traditional uniform of blue suite, white shirt and red tie. American flag lapel pin optional.
Damn! I wanted to turn Gay coz I’d worked out that they are better looking, have higher income & dress better then me. After this…blech…I think I’ll stay straight! it seems that Gaydar IDs Nancy-boys as, well, what Collin said, above. Ain’t going to no Republican Bible thumping gigs. No, Sirree!!! If I dropped a coin at Donation time at Church I sure as shit ain’t bending over to pick it up;-)
While I think that, in general, the idea of homophobia=repressed homosexuality is nonesense, there is a subgroup which it might actually work on. Look at their wording in their criticism of homosexuality… does it have a lot of talk about the temptations? Or about how “hedonistic” it is? Because as a straight man, I’ve never had any particular temptation to be gay. I’m just not, just as they just are. So it IS very curious that they use such language…