Saturday, June 03, 2006

JUST LOOK AT HOW THEY TREAT GAYS AND LESBIANS: YOU COULD BE NEXT

By Daniel and C.J.

Have you ever noticed that the same hate-filled, ignorant people who so viscerally complain about gays and lesbians, are all too often the same, traitorous goons and thuigs who want to overthrow the United States government so that they can create a so-called "Christian Republic?"

Here we go again. As a part of their ongoing campaign to persecute gays and lesbians, the Radical Christian Right now wants to use our public school system as a platform to spew their pseudo-Christian hatred in the guise of tolerance. How, you may wonder are they going to do this? Brace yourself, because this is really twisted.

As you well know, gays and lesbians are often the victims of everything from hate speech to savage beatings. To counter this kind of barbarism, concerned individuals, both gay and straight, have attempted to educate the public through Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs. Each year, approximately 500,000 students, both gay and straight, work to create a better understanding between the gay and straight communities. Indeed, the state of California may, at some point in the near future, require text books which include segments on the many and varied contributions that gays and lesbians have made to both, American society and to the world as a whole. The whole thing seems rather innocuous when you get right down to it. An organization dedicated to the idea that people shouldn't hate nor brutalize homosexuals. Nothing controversial there, right?

Wrong.

As it turns out, the EX-GAY MOVEMENT (which is little more than a reactionary constituency of Radical Right Wing Christians) has decided that it too wants to use the Public School system: not to promote tolerance; not to reduce incidents of straight on gay violence, but to confuse the issue by telling young gays and lesbians that their genetic, biological orientation is a disease, and that they can be cured if we allow these Bible-thumping fanatics to use both, the public school system, and our tax dollars to torment and torture these kids until they spew the same, sugar-coated hate speech as the Radical Christian Right. In other words, the real goal is not to "cure" homosexuals; the real goal is not to convert more gays and lesbians to heterosexual lifestyles, but to use the power of a public institution to force the belief system of a particular religion down the throats of unsuspecting students.

These people couldn't care less about homosexuals. Never mind the fact that including the ex-gay boneheads in an effort to promote tolerance is a little like getting the KKK to represent the white race during Black History Month; homosexuality is only the excuse, and thinly veiled excuse at that. The ultimate goal--indeed the only goal--of this homophobic constituency is the creation of a Christian Republic, a faith-based Fascist dictatorship in which human divines acting on the "will of God" will supersede the provisions of the American Constitution. And in the process they're going to case a lot of pain and sorrow.

I'm sorry, but these ex-gay conversions, are little more than legalized torture in the name of right wing religion and phony psychiatry. The fact of the the matter is that the American Psychiatric Association has not--repeat not--recognized homosexuality as a mental disorder since 1973. Moreover, the same organization has refused to recognize the validity nor the necessity of these so called treatments on the grounds that they are "at odds with the scientific position of the American Psychiatric Association which has maintained, since 1973, that homosexuality per se, is not a mental disorder." Indeed, the American Psychiatric Association has clearly stated that it "opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as reparative or conversion therapy which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the a priori assumption that the patient should change his/her sexual homosexual orientation."

And to make the situation even sweeter, the scientific evidence is beginning to stack up on the genetic side of the argument. In a recent article by Ker Than in LIVE SCIENCE Health SciTech the author cites a study from the February issue of the journal Human Genetics, which indicates that a determining factor in homosexuality may be the mother's genetics. Granted, this probably won't make a huge difference to the Radical Right Wing Christians. They've been waging a war against science and reason for the better part of thirty years. They wouldn't know what to do with a rational thought if they had one.

But let's not deceive ourselves.

For all the visceral, hate mongering rhetoric against gays, the dirty little secret behind all of this is that Radical Right Wing Christians have bigger fish to fry than gays and lesbians. These Bible-thumping fanatic couldn't care less about homosexuals. Homosexuality is only the excuse. The ultimate goal--indeed the only goal--of this homophobic constituency is the creation of a Christian Republic, a faith-based theocratic dictatorship in which fundamentalist divines will replace the United States Constitution with a literal interpretation of the King James Bible. The eradication of gays and lesbians may or may not be a part of their agenda, but the ultimate goal goes way beyond the gay community. For ill intents and purposes, the Radical Christian Right is an Anti-American movement. It may flaunt Jesus as the leader of their would be dictatorship, and it may wrap itself in the flag to give the outward appearances of patriotism (read virulent nationalism), but beyond that, they are no different than the National Socialists of the 1920's and 30's who worked so hard to overthrow the Wiemar Republic.

I think it's time to face the facts. A dictatorship is a dictatorship. It doesn't matter of the framing document is Mein Kampf or the King James Bible. It doesn't matter if the leader is Adolf Hitler or a Fundamentalist Divine acting on behalf of Jesus Christ. It doesn't matter if the enemies of choice are Jews, gays or lesbians.

In the end dictatorships, whether secular or sectarian, invariably oppress and brutalize their own subjects. And if you want some indication as to how these goons will treat nonfundamentalists in their so-called "Christian Republic" just take at how they're treating gays and lesbians.

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For additional reading:

If you want to learn more about the homophobic ex-gay movement and its flat earth approach to health, biology, and the social sciences, please be so kind as to click on "EX GAY WATCH" for additional information. See also, "THE TRAGIC FAILURE OF THE EX-GAY MINISTRIES," by Rick, at SOULFORCE, a site for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. For an interesting story about the genetic connection to homosexuality click on the Octobr 13, 2004 BBC article, "HOW HOMOSEXUALITY IS INHERITED."

2 comments:

BEAST said...

Recent moves by the Bush administration to amend marriage laws in the constitution, as well as institute English as the national language in a bid to deter immigrants, coincides with Bush's propaganda machine.

They want to keep americans pre-occupied with such trivial issues, so that Americans will somehow stop questioning the thousands of americans killed in some god-forsaken piece of land in the war for oil.

Its a good ploy, I must admit, but it doesn't solve anything, apart from beguiling the masses, especially the fundamentalist kind.

America is in a rut, ladies and gentlemen. No thanks to idiot Bush.

Darren said...

"Have you ever noticed that the same hate-filled, ignorant people who so viscerally complain about gays and lesbians, are all too often the same, traitorous goons and thuigs who want to overthrow the United States government so that they can create a so-called "Christian Republic?" "

Have you ever noticed that the same hate-filled, ignorant people who scream about Bush, Republicans, and anyone else who doesn't toe the gay party line will somehow support the most anti-gay regimes in the world? How about Gays For Palestine, for example? Or what about this genius, who hates Bush and religious people in America more than he hates the religious government of Iran which hangs people for being gay:
http://indybay.org/newsitems/2006/06/27/18283102.php

Two points here:
1. There's plenty of hypocrisy and name-calling to go around, and
2. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.


Oh, want to hear about a *real* conspiracy? The word verification I have to type in below to get this comment posted is "GOPINAXJ". Look at the first three letters--Karl Rove is onto you. Boo!