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Outed Anti-Gay Campaigners Thread (Roll Call).
 
# 16 : Saturday 8-5-2010 @ 12:35
 
 
Roy Ashburn added to the list. What a git he is!!
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# 17 : Wednesday 12-5-2010 @ 18:20
 
 
Closeted anti-gays are the enemy within

I sat on my friend's couch trying my best not to laugh.

He was an associate pastor of the church I was attending, and he had taken it upon himself to introduce me to the ex-gay movement. I was in the early stages of coming out, and let's just say he wasn't very happy for me.

On this particular night, my friend and spiritual adviser decided to show me a video featuring the keynote speaker at an ex-gay conference in one final attempt to "save my soul."

Mission accomplished -- just not in the way he had hoped. That's because when the guy on the tape opened his mouth, I thought Big Gay Al from "South Park" had taken the stage.

Now normally, I'm not one who generally buys into stereotypes, but when he said he couldn't wait to get home to make love to his wife, I had a difficult time keeping a straight face. Pun intended.

It was then I knew it was better for me to join my brethren outside of the closet than soullessly antagonize them from inside, like the dude on TV.

Seems like there's always a dude on TV, doesn't it? You know, the anti-gay activist who is secretly involved in an apparent pro-gay activity? Last week, it was discovered the Family Research Council's George Rekers recently hired a gay male escort to carry his luggage around Europe. The escort says Rekers wanted him to give him erotic massages. (Rekers denies he is gay). But Rekers' story is very similar to that of pastor Ted Haggard, whose story was like Sen. Mark Foley's, whose story was like Gov. Jim McGreevy's, whose story was like ... well, you get the picture. It's as if being anti-gay is the new coming out.

When I was younger, I used to jokingly dismiss the salacious "gotcha" moments Rekers, who recently resigned from the board of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, now finds himself in. But when you consider the political, judicial and economic influence that he and those of his ilk have, and how they use that influence to selfishly impede social progress, derail justice and vilify an entire group of people, you understand why Kirby Dick named his documentary chronicling the double lives of folks like Haggard and Foley "Outrage."

When you really think about it, anger -- not laughter -- should be the reaction.

In the black community, one of the worst things another black person can call you is an Uncle Tom. Based on the 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," the name is given to black people who consciously turn their back on or undermine their own community in an attempt to appease and gain acceptance from the white community.

One of my favorite rap groups, Public Enemy, summed it up on their 1991 song "Nighttrain" this way: "Disgracin' the race/ Blowin' up the whole crew /Wit' some of them lookin' /Just like you."

The gay and lesbian community has plenty of Uncle Toms trying to blow us up from inside, but what we don't have is our own word or phrase to identify them. Some call them "closet cases," but there is a difference between someone who is unwilling to live openly and honestly, and someone who takes that a step further and hurts those who do.

People in the closet warrant a level of sympathy because we all know how difficult it can be to embrace one's truth. And I do not believe in outing people who are simply living in hiding. But I do believe in revealing the identities of these gay Uncle Toms.

People like Rekers, a Baptist minister who was paid to testify against gay adoption and travel the globe preaching that therapy can "cure" gay people, do not deserve the same sympathy given to those who are afraid of losing their jobs. Not when they consciously morph from being victims of homophobia to attack dogs eating their young.

Some of my Facebook friends suggested calling folks like Rekers and Foley "Aunt Anita," a play on infamous 1970s anti-gay figurehead Anita Bryant. But she was never accused of soliciting sex from a same-sex police officer in an airport bathroom like Sen. Larry Craig was.

A few on Twitter thought "Uncle Roy" could work. Roy Cohn was a prominent lawyer who joined Sen. Joseph McCarthy in targeting gays during the Communist scare of the 1950s. Despite being gay himself, he continued to oppose gay rights until his AIDS-related death in 1986.

That's a good option, but the truth is, I really do not like linking this viral form of self-hate to warm and fuzzy names like "Aunt Anita" and "Uncle Roy." I don't want to call them anything that appears cute and harmless, because they are not.

And they are more than just late-night punch lines. They are extremely dangerous individuals who are instrumental in the manipulation of religion, the legislating of discrimination and the overturning of equality. Sorry if I don't sound very forgiving, but I've never been big on coddling those who wish to use my neck as a stepladder.

I prefer to see them as they are: the enemy within. I hope we all stop laughing at (and covering for) them--and start calling them all out for what they truly are.

from:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/05/11/granderson.gay.hypocrites/i etc ...
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# 18 : Tuesday 18-5-2010 @ 01:04
 
 
Well, they're still wiping the s__t from the fan. In the meantime, let's consider the human cost of this pernicious nonsense.

And it's his work that the Miami New Times is uncovering this week, describing a scenario from Rekers past where he tried to cure a four-year-old of "effeminate tendencies." But what Rekers put this four-year-old through is, simply put, nothing short of child abuse.

More here:
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/ex-gay_therapy_is_child_abu etc ...
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# 19 : Tuesday 18-5-2010 @ 01:09
 
 
a plague on all their houses!!!!!
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# 20 : Tuesday 18-5-2010 @ 01:26
 
 
Too f__king right. This stuff is chilling.

First he put Kraig in a "play observation room," and filled it with girl toys and boy toys. Whenever Kraig played with girl toys, Rekers instructed Kraig's mother to ignore her child and show him no affection. Kraig got so desperate for his mother's attention, that he screamed hysterically. Kraig's anxiety level got so high, and his mother so uncomfortable watching her four-year-old scream, that other clinicians within UCLA had to break up the "experiment."

But that didn't end Kraig's ordeal. As the New Times writes, Rekers continued his experimentation on Kraig at the family's home. In one set up, Kraig engaged in a role play where he got blue chips for manly behavior, and red chips for feminine behavior. The blue chips could be cashed in for candy, while the red chips would earn Kraig a beating from his father. And this all continued for two years, until Rekers was satisfied that Kraig had manned up (or at least "manned up" as much as any toddler can).

Of course, it doesn't take a rocket scientist (or, apparently, a UCLA psychologist) to figure out how this turns out. Years down the road, at the age of 18, Kraig tried to commit suicide, ashamed of his life and the "treatment" he received at the hands of Rekers.

Now multiply Kraig's story by 10,000, or 100,000, or maybe even upwards of a few million, and you'll get the grand toll of damage that "ex-gay therapy" has reaped on this world. Does Rekers, as well as the folks at Exodus at NARTH, have blood on their hands?

You better believe it.

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# 21 : Tuesday 18-5-2010 @ 01:30
 
 
You know what? Someday one of their victims will lose it and go postal on them. Then people will take notice!!!
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# 22 : Tuesday 18-5-2010 @ 01:56
 
 
First Loosey put Rekers in a "play observation room," and filled it with sharp cutlery and electric tools. Whenever Rekers played with sharp cutlery, loosey drilled Rekers bollox with a Black & Decker drill. Reker got so desperate to get away, that he screamed like a little bitch in a kennel. Reker's anxiety level got so high, that loosey had to slap him in the face and call him a testicular wart to get his attention."

But that didn't end Rekers's ordeal. As someone who hates wanker bullies, Loosey continued his experimentation on Rekers at the family's home. In one set up, Reker engaged in a role play where he got blue chips for being a twat, and red chips for being a tool. The blue chips could be cashed in for punches to the scrotum, while the red chips would earn Rker a beating with a donkeys leg. And this all continued for two years, until Loosey was satisfied that Reker had copped on (or at least "copped on" as much as any nimrod can).

Of course, it doesn't take a rocket scientist (or, apparently, a UCLA psychologist) to figure out how this turns out. Years down the road, at the age of 18, Reker tried to eat the shit of a peacock, ashamed of his life and the "treatment" he received at the hands of Loosey.

Now multiply Rekers's story by 10,000, or 100,000, or maybe even upwards of a few million, and you'll get the grand toll of wankers inthis world.
You better believe it.


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# 23 : Tuesday 18-5-2010 @ 01:59
 
 
Perfect!!!!!
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# 24 : Wednesday 19-5-2010 @ 10:09
 
 
Added to the list today:

Mark Soulder, Republican who is a staunch conservative. Compares gays to alcoholics and said that anyone caught doing the nasty on the side should resign from politics. Surprisingly, now he's been caught riding his secretary he seems to have forgotten that speech.
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# 25 : Wednesday 19-5-2010 @ 10:15
 
 
it's like a bad comedy!
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# 26 : Wednesday 19-5-2010 @ 11:32
 
 
Someone said :

Mark Soulder, Republican who is a staunch conservative. Compares gays to alcoholics and said that anyone caught doing the nasty on the side should resign from politics. Surprisingly, now he's been caught riding his secretary he seems to have forgotten that speech.

Ugh! I think these people actually practice a sophisticated form of doublethink - they're able to temporarily or strategically forget themselves, even in their own minds. Scary stuff...
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# 27 : Friday 27-8-2010 @ 08:03
 
 
Ken Mehlman added. Utter prick.
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# 28 : Friday 27-8-2010 @ 09:07
 
 
Someone said :
Ken Mehlman added. Utter prick.

Did he do something specifically homophobic or hypocritical, or is it just that he is a senior member of the USA Republican Party?
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# 29 : Friday 27-8-2010 @ 17:35
 
 
2000-09-20: John Paulk, Ex-Gay (USA)
Caught in a gay bar!

Erm, caught in a gay bar? Does that make him gay now? Is this an effort to expose hypocrisy or just a witch hunt?
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# 30 : Friday 27-8-2010 @ 17:40
 
 
Sometimes, the mind reels....
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