Friday, February 23, 2007

and top o' the fuckin' morning to you, too, shitbags

Fastlad would like you to know, whether or not you're Danny Smith, IV, that he's not your fucking leprechaun.

While we're on the subject of feckin eejits, fastlad would also like to pass onto you Concerned Woman for America Matt Barber's (concerned, American, womanly) message of love:

Washington, D.C. A former NBA star has made disturbing and harmful comments about his feelings toward people trapped in the homosexual lifestyle. Interviewing with a Florida sports radio show, former Miami Heat player Tim Hardaway said that he hates gay people and that he distances himself from them because he is homophobic. Concerned Women for America (CWA) is disappointed that a man who is respected by many sports fans would make such inflammatory remarks.

Hardaway's comments are both unfortunate and inappropriate, said Matt Barber, CWA's Policy Director for Cultural Issues. They provide political fodder for those who wish to paint all opposition to the homosexual lifestyle as being rooted in hate. It's important to note that Hardaway's words represent the feelings of Hardaway. His words do not represent the feelings of the vast majority of people opposed to the homosexual agenda.

It's perfectly natural for people to be repelled by disordered sexual behaviors that are both unnatural, and immoral, said Barber. All too often those behaviors are accompanied by serious physical, emotional, and spiritual pitfalls. However, the appropriate reaction is to respond with words and acts of love, not words of hate. Jesus Christ offers forgiveness and freedom for all sinners, and that is the heart of the Gospel message.

Thousands of former homosexuals have been freed from the homosexual lifestyle through acts of love. Hardaway's comments only serve to foment misperceptions of widespread homosexual victimhood which the homosexual lobby has craftily manufactured.

For Information Contact:
Stacey Holliday
(202) 488-7000
media.cwfa.org



I wonder what sort of Information Stacey Holliday has to offer. I suppose one could, indeed, call her up and ask. Perhaps advice on how to design an appropriate Valentine's Day message.

"Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You're making me sick
But we're all sinners, too
Jesus saves! Jesus loves you!
Stay away from me. Ew."


Meanwhile, via Renegade Evolution, George Takei responds to M. Hardaway.

12 comments:

Renegade Evolution said...

come on, belle, we all just needs some good old time bigo....I mean religion!

R. Mildred said...

Thousands of former homosexuals have been freed from the homosexual lifestyle through acts of love.

So CWA is officially part of minitrue now? Do they even use "w"s when they spell "newspeak"?

Eli said...

George Takei is a God among men.

I wonder how he feels about Matt Barber.

Emily said...

You know, I was beginning to read their statement and was thinking, "But wait, isn't CWA a crazy right wing organization? Why would they say they're disappointed in someone's anti-gay comment?"

And then I hit page down.

Motherfuckers.

But the Takei thing almost made up for it. That was fucking gold.

Faith said...

"You know, I was beginning to read their statement and was thinking, "But wait, isn't CWA a crazy right wing organization? Why would they say they're disappointed in someone's anti-gay comment?"

And then I hit page down."

I did the exact same thing.

KH said...

I especially liked "craftily."

I assume they're not just lying, that there's really an overwhelming lack of self-awareness, an inability to acknowledge that their own “perfectly natural” revulsion does involve hatred, & related sinful emotions.

Rootietoot said...

BD- do you feel disordered and unnatural?

*gag*

Thank you Stacey Holliday, for throwing rocks in my gearbox.

KH said...

Another thing. I notice an upsurge in religious conservatives' use of this argument that antipathy to sodomites is entirely natural. Michael Medved used it in his column on this same basketball guy.

But isn't that at odds with their fundamental claim that they get their views from revealed supernatural authority? If their attitudes come not just from reading the Bible but from natural feelings that they share with everyone else, then doesn't the whole heroic distinction between hating the sin & hating the sinner collapse? Natural law gymnastics can't save it.

Call me crazy, but I'd actually prefer it if they just came out & said, yes, we really, really hate you.

Anthony Kennerson said...

Oh, please...

Mike "Nice pair of garbanzas, Susan Sarandon" Medved also said that opposition to gay men in NBA lockerrooms are akin to opposing "fat ugly women" in same....as if he....errrrr, NBA athletes...would have no problem with nekked het hotties prowling around their showers.

In short, just another right-wing sexually repressed asshat projecting his disgust at his own innately gay sexual desires towards the subject of same. Move along, gang; nothing new to see here.

Oh, and nice try, Ms. Holloway and Mr. Barber of CWA...but don't I detect a hidden racism afoot?? I mean, you crawfishing away from Timmy H's smack so loudly just might have a bit of a something to do with him being Black, 'ya think??? Since you really have no problem with his fundamental hatred of gays and other sexual dissidents, just his choice of tone and language...would it be better if, say, the former NBA commish David Stern used press release rhetoric???

And Mr. Takei....MAN. REAL MAN.


Anthony

Laura said...

When are they going to fucking learn that calling people sinners is 'words of hate'? Grrrr...

And why does concerned WOMEN of america have a male spokesman? Could it be that - shock horror - that they ain't really all about the women?

And, hey, I havent commented here in bloody ages, but I am lurking hehe.

Caren said...

*bangs head against the table*

When I think how far the U.S. has come regarding attitudes towards gay, shit like this make me realize how far we have to go.

Granted it's could be worse... say here in China where only just recently have they decriminalized homosexuality. So you're no longer if it you're found out to be gay; now one is only completely ostracized from society.

baby221 said...

Temporarily unlurking to express outrage over this bit:

"Hardaway's comments only serve to foment misperceptions of widespread homosexual victimhood which the homosexual lobby has craftily manufactured."

Yes. The homosexual lobby CRAFTILY MANUFACTURED incidents like Matthew Shepphard's torture and death. They CRAFTILY MANUFACTURED incidents that happen daily in the streets of countless cities in which people who claim their queer identities are belittled and beaten. They CRAFTILY MANUFACTURE the trauma of coming out to a family that would sooner throw you out onto the street to starve, or try to possibly pound the same-sex attraction out of you.

Jesus fucking christ that makes me sick. They're basically saying that none of that shit ever happens, that we're making it up, and that lgbt people aren't "really" victimized. Or maybe they just think we bring it on ourselves? That we deserve it? Fuck that noise. And fuck the CWA.