Sunday, March 14, 2010

Good Quote

Dave Rattigan at ExGay Watch has a good post up about PFOX's attempt to have "ex-gays" included in Disney's nondiscrimination policy. By the way, that attempt failed. Here is the crucial concept.
In the public square, the ex-gay message is rarely heard without accompanying slander of gays and their relationships. If indeed this is a sexual orientation, it is a tragedy – not to mention an anomaly – that it is an orientation defined overwhelmingly by hatred of and opposition to another sexual orientation. PFOX’s Disney Stunt Is About Protecting Ideology, Not Orientation


Anonymous stickin' it to Barry said...

Representative John Boccieri, Democrat of Ohio, whose vote on major health care legislation is crucial to the outcome, will not be attending President Obama’s health care rally on Monday in
Strongsville, Ohio, not far from Mr. Boccieri’s own district, a spokeswoman said.

In recent days, Mr. Boccieri has cited concerns that the legislation did not do enough to contain soaring health care costs.

In November, he was one of 39 Democrats who voted against the House bill.

Mr. Obama’s rally is taking place within the district of another Democrat who voted against the bill in the fall, Representative Dennis Kucinich.

March 15, 2010 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completely inappropriate response, given the topic of this particular blog entry. Get with it for once in your life, "Anonymous"

March 15, 2010 5:17 PM  
Anonymous stickin' it to Barry said...

you don't see the connection?

March 15, 2010 5:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I see the connection. You’ve made a comment in a thread with a post that describes you:

“defined overwhelmingly by hatred of and opposition to another sexual orientation”

March 16, 2010 3:40 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

From Joe Jervis' blog:

Anti-Gay Laws = Higher AIDS Rates

The head of the United Nations agency on AIDS says that rates of new infections are higher in countries that have repressive laws against homosexuality.
New HIV infections are increasing among homosexuals, drug users and prostitutes who don't seek help because of laws that criminalize these practices, the head of the U.N. AIDS agency said Monday. Michel Sidibe, the head of UNAIDS, said "it is unacceptable" that 85 countries still have laws criminalizing same sex relations among adults, including seven that impose the death penalty for homosexual practices. He called a proposed Ugandan law that would impose the death penalty for some gays "very unfortunate" and expressed hope it will never be approved. At a time when UNAIDS is scaling up its program and seeking universal access to HIV treatment, Sidibe said he was "very scared" because bad laws are being introduced by countries making it impossible for these at risk groups to have access to services.

"You have also a growing conservatism which is making me very scared," Sidibe added. "We must insist that the rights of the minorities are upheld. If we don't do that ... I think the epidemic will grow again," he warned. "We cannot accept the tyranny of the majority." Sidibe told a group of journalists at a luncheon hosted by the United Nations Foundation that in countries from China to Kenya and Malawi, about 33 percent of new HIV infections are in men having sex with men, a significant increase. By contrast, he said that in the Caribbean where most countries don't have repressive laws, only between 3 and 6 percent of HIV infections are in male homosexuals.

March 16, 2010 9:37 AM  

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