Saturday, June 14, 2014

Someone Left The Hate Out In The Rain


I have deep brown eyes but you'll never hear me harping over this distinguishing characteristic because the rights of brown-eyed people are never in question. If only it were the same for my sexuality.

Case in point.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) compared homosexuality to alcoholism Wednesday, arguing that both can be overcome. "Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that," Perry said during an appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California, according to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. "I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way."
This was in response to a question from the audience over this little bit of Texas wisdom.
With the new plank in place, the Texas GOP now recognizes “the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle.”
What a canard. We have, in today's GOP, a whole party devoted to ignoring the best understandings of modern science in favor of their own ideologically driven mythos. Be it on human sexuality or climate science, they just want to be able to pull 'facts' out of their collective behinds and present them as legitimate evidence. 

Human sexuality is not mutable. If you are straight, just try to be gay for the day. See how it works out for you! Try it for a few years and you'll know what it's like for a gay teen, struggling with their sexuality. That battle is hard enough on its own without the Perry led ignorance caucus preaching this brand of hate disguised as science.

But it doesn't end there. A Tea Party candidate for the Oklahoma House is under fire for a Facebook exchange in which he endorsed stoning homosexuals to death.
Scott Esk, a Republican Tea Party candidate in Oklahoma, got into a debate on Facebook last summer in which he advocated killing homosexuals. “I think we would be totally in the right to do it,” Esk wrote in comments uncovered by Oklahoma journalist Rob Morris. “That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.” When pressed, Esk added: "I never said I would author legislation to put homosexuals to death, but I didn’t have a problem with it."
I hate to break it to Mr. Esk, but stoning a Godwhacker is never a good idea. Among my many abilities are the powers to turn stones into doves and to turn sad little piles of sick into sad little piles of sick. Poof, there he is.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The perry comment should be welcomed because it is another sign the gop will sooner rather than later, die out. The oklahoma comment us terribly disturbing and is no different than the extremist views of Islamic terrorists. That he remains associated with the tea party and not denounced is scary and outrageous.

Godwhacker said...

If you want to see scary look at the comments made by one Adam Kokesh, a libertarian hero, justifying the Las Vegas cop killings.

“Think of how many lives might have been saved by this incident. How many people would these cops have killed had they not been killed?”

Funny definition of liberty.

Anonymous said...

While you guys are painting anti-GOP rhetoric and talking points with a huge brush, the most incompetent president and administration in modern political history now claims the IRS just “lost” two years worth of email records sent to and from the central figure in their harassment of conservatives scandal.

Godwhacker said...

If you put political words like "Tea Party" or "Progressive" in the name of your supposedly nonpolitical, tax exempt organization then you deserve every bit of scrutiny you get.

Was one organization denied status? If the answer is 'no' then that is the real scandal here.

Have you been on the Obamacare website? That they actually lost the emails is completely believable to me.

And give me a fracking break. Incompetent? Do you remember the state this country was in when he took over? If he had been anything other than competent we'd be in the middle of great depression 2.0 right now.

More than half of the current value of the private capital stock market was created under the watch of this so-called socialist. Pretty neat trick, huh?

And yes, he probably has a bigger dick than you too.

Anonymous said...

OMG the Whacker!

inconvenient truth said...

Studies show most people masturbate. "Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals, usually to the point of orgasm." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masturbation.

Therefore, most people have engaged in a same-sex sexual act. Perhaps this inconvenient truth underlies homophobia.

Godwhacker said...

Interesting point 9:23.

I think the healthiest state of human sexuality is bisexuality, but bisexuals are often shunned by both the gay and straight communities. Sadly bigotry and defensiveness are everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Can I borrow this cake for Spencer A's birthday?