This is so infuriating! Not to condone the obvious “crime” in question we can debate that later. Yet to read this – two sides to every argument – typical news story where a Hate-Speech Pastor gets to say: “Gays are bullies” & “I expected this” which of course translates – YOU SEE I’M RIGHT ABOUT THE GAYZ! (Response to: via Police Investigating Vandalism Of NYC Church’s ‘Homo Demons’ Sign As Hate Crime.)
Gay jokes have long been used for comic relief in film, but why? Is it ironic, or does the taboo topic of homosexuality simply make us all giggle? Regardless, it often ends up ridiculing homosexuality. Homoerotic tension and hyper-masculine themes are handily laid into plots for irony’s sake. The term ‘bromance’ was invented just to assert heterosexuality, to make sure everybody knew that “all that gay stuff” was just a joke.
*ADDS TO WISHLIST*
In her newly released book The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality, Walters takes aim at what she calls the “born this way” argument, arguing that it has actually damaged the gay-rights cause, and that it has done so in part by embracing shoddy science that makes human sexual activity out to be a lot more straightforward and easily classified than they are in real life.
The madness continues, and the comebacks roll in. Yes “Dr.” Manning dedicated this weeks sermon via YouTube to a really bad “comeback” to Elon James’ Mockery. So Naturally Elon had to put it to rest, but meanwhile important questions were raised! Continue reading
Appeared at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival
Bravely tackling one of the most politically and religiously divisive issues in contemporary America, documentary filmmaker Daniel Karslake presents a consideration of the intersection of scripture and homosexuality. Profiled are five devout families who each have dealt with the disclosure that a relative was gay or lesbian. Discussion is given to the importance of mutual understanding and unconditional parental love, while often-cited Biblical passages come in for scholarly interpretation and reconsideration. “Admirable and moving.” — Salon.
Family, love, equality.
A wonderfully introspective documentary of the highest caliber, that I wept several times throughout it, and was ultimately given tremendous hope that it may be able to transmit in a very thoughtful way a lasting message. It ends on a very positive note and is summarized so wonderfully by the Nobel prize winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu saying: “I can’t imagine a god that would punish me for being born black, and not being white. I can’t imagine a god who would punish you for being born a woman and not born a man. I can’t imagine a god who would punish you for being born homosexual, and not being heterosexual.*” As the film closes the amazing friend of the cause Cyndi Lauper sings an acapella version of her hit True Colors.