Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Oklahoma City: State Capitol in More Ways Than One--A Growing Reputation as Homo-Hatred Capitol? (1 comments)
With the fame of GOP Rep. Sally Kern spreading far and wide, as well as GOP Rep Mike Reynolds's attempt to reinstate DADT in the Oklahoma National Guard and his attempt at removing work place protection for minorities, has the capitol city of Oklahoma become the new hotspot for homo-hatred, the latest proving ground for biblical imprimaturs?
Who am I talking about? Scott Lively--who certainly lives up to his name.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Guilty As Charged -- my Personal J'accuse! (1 comments)
Dharun Ravi is the first person I know of who's been charged in connection with any of the numerous gay teenage suicides in the last two to three years. Why was Ravi selected to be the scapegoat of an entire nation? In the courtroom with him should have been legions of un-indicted co-conspirators from all the ranks of America's thriving hate industry.
Monday, February 20, 2012 When Jesus Plays the Bagpipes (1 comments)
This is our Plessy v. Ferguson interregnum where SCOTUS ruled in 1896 that separate WAS equal.
No European or Latin American country that recognizes same-gender marriage has put the question to a vote of the people.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 Gay/Lesbian Opponent Announces Run for Oklahoma Senate (1 comments)
In his public sermon, Blair recounted a meeting he went to earlier this year where his friend Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council--who he has known for seven years, the last two being described as a "close friendship'--was "discouraged" by the inability to attract a sufficient number of godly men to run for public office and return America to its Christian founding.
Sunday, September 11, 2011 Oklahoma's Bigot-in-Chief has Learned Nothing in 10 years (6 comments)
She cries the crocodile tears to drum up sympathy and campaign dollars. Intentionally making herself a celebrity, she disingenuously feigns amazement that anyone would call her out for the lies she tells, further adding to her self-proclaimed victim-hood.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 "Conservative" Okie Legislators Plow the Furrows for Federal Farm Subsidy (1 comments)
Let's look at two of the GOPers who have cried the loudest about the uselessness and waste of government spending, Rep. Leslie Osborn, Tuttle; and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin-Christensen, but who have received large amounts of Federal assistance , i.e. tax-payer dollars.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Catholic Church Expanding Beyond Roe v. Wade (10 comments)
Thinking they have abortion under control, the Conference is now ramping
up the heat on assisted suicide, aka, euthanasia, hoping to detour legislative
progress in the 47 states currently without without euthanasia laws and to remove privacy of death from the CIVIL law books of the three states that do acknowledge this right.
Thursday, June 9, 2011 Grassroots Get "Fertilized" on in North Carolina by Their Own (1 comments)
How much longer gay/lesbian people in any state are going to wait to defend their inherent citizenship from the encroachment, from the naked appropriation being forced on them by the religious right-wing, by the homo-haters, by the flat-earthers, even people ostensibly our friends, who deny the humanity of people who have done no harm to anyone, who are only demanding equal rights.
Friday, April 29, 2011 Uncle Sam, meet Mrs. Jim Crow (3 comments)
Mrs. Jim Crow, formally known as Oklahoma GOPer Rep. Sally Kern, first came to infamy as the woman with the truth, the crusading culture warrior for her god, who proclaimed that gay men are worse than terrorists, who like cancer, need to be removed.
Now she's going after women and African-Americans.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Closing Obama's Pandora's Box (2 comments)
Obama speaks of the "traditional" image of marriage as being between one man and one woman, but that "tradition" also meant the couple were of the same skin color, unlike his own parents. Wasn't the traditional image of an American president that of a white man? Wasn't the traditional image of the Speaker of the House that of a white man? Wasn't the image of a state governor that of a white man?
Monday, December 27, 2010 Gays & Lesbians Can be Killers, Too (5 comments)
The removal of DADT is an improvement for those wishing to live in the military occupation, but I do not feel proud for myself.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 DADT: With all Deliberate Speed (3 comments)
Homo-acceptance is so worrisome to the flat-earthers--when prejudice meets reality, they lose their footing and slide on the suddenly made-round earth.
Friday, October 15, 2010 Forced Off the Edge of Life's Road (4 comments)
Though I am a believer in the right of self-deliverance in the face of inescapable terminal illness, I'm nearly speechless and wordless in the face of the suicides caused by the vehement, venomous vocabulary of religious, flat-earth thinking spewed in public meetings and the media.
Monday, September 20, 2010 Another Misdirection of Liberal Energy (4 comments)
The American fundie movement works, lives, and breathes for division and they are usually successful.
Leftie religionists tell us to read the Koran and see for ourselves what a peaceful religion it is.
Sunday, September 5, 2010 Handicapping the Prop 8 Appeal: A Photo Finish Horse Race (1 comments)
Just as racists are at perfect liberty to retain their moral disapproval of inter-racial marriage, just as die-hard religious fundamentalists can retain their belief in a particular denomination, The only thing that will change with the full recognition of gay/lesbian citizenship will be the diminution of diversity-deprived, sexually immature adults to impose their private thoughts and neuroses on the rest of the country.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Homo-Happy-iens Will Care for Our Own Emotions (2 comments)
From the smallest cross-roads-one-stop-light town to the largest state in the American Union, religion has stood in the municipal-legislative door to stop the recognition of gay/lesbian civil rights.
Monday, August 9, 2010 Haskell's Rascals Pay for Willful Ignorance
Those willingly choosing delusion over reality don't understand that a civil right such as the First Amendment right of freedom of religion does NOT mean that "the majority rules" when it comes to a civil right guaranteed in the Constitution.
This purpose-driven delusion of the far right also comes into play around the issue of marriage equality for adults of the same gender.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 A Shell Game of Biblical Proportions (1 comments)
Perhaps, just maybe, the homo-hating hetero monopoly that rules on what's right and wrong, permissible and objectionable, has been broken, regardless of how the Supreme Court eventually rules when Perry v. Schwarzenegger makes it to DC.
Sunday, June 13, 2010 Frank Rich can be the Best Man at my Marriage (1 comments)
There's no doubt in my mind that the extensive media coverage and social conversation of the past four-year history of this latest action to remove gay/lesbian discrimination has been effective in diluting the homo-hating potions and superstitious invectives thrown at us. The echos of previous court decisions that have been heard across the country will prove too powerful for the cobwebs of prejudice and animosity to resist
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Fatherhood Dreams (1 comments)
Though parenting is not on my life list of things to do before I die I found this DVD expanding and challenging to my civil rights activism.
It isn't enough to just be comfortable about what I find necessary in my situation, it's also important to know there are many avenues to a productive life that advance peace and happiness for others.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 The "Propriety" of Mocking the Founder of Islam (3 comments)
The parallel of self-righteous Islamic fundamentalists threatening those who would mock it and the use by Christian fundamentalists of the police power of the state to block gay and lesbian citizens from protection of their rights and property is striking.
Sunday, April 25, 2010 Which Door Do You Want Between You and Your Civil Rights? (3 comments)
Neither the accepting or objecting denominations have a right to interpose religious beliefs between the sanctified doors of their houses of worship and the county court house doors of the respective states.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Hall-la-lou-lou-ing for Oklahoma's Senator Tom Coburn: Congress's Worst Person?
As Henry II is alleged to have said to his henchmen in regard to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, who had been blocking some of Henry's governing and expropriating plans, "Is there no one to rid me of this meddlesome priest?"
Odd isn't it how frequently, almost inevitably, religious piety and the process of making civil law become nearly conjoined twins.
Sunday, March 28, 2010 There's No Excuse, on Earth or Anywhere Else (2 comments)
How valuable it would have been to be a crucifix on the wall when that discussion took place. It rivals Richard Nixon's 18 1/2 minute tape gap during the Watergate scandal. But there is still extant documentation and living witnesses to this inexcusable violation of the trust of children, both orphans and those with living parents.
Sunday, February 28, 2010 Which Came First: Chicken or the Eggs?
This points out her dedicated hatred and diminution of women who want to make private decisions concerning the use of their own bodies for peaceful, humane purposes.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 Okie GOPer Gets Squirrelly Over the Obvious (2 comments)
Why do religious fundies in Oklahoma not understand that they've killed the golden goose of their gay hatred by passing restrictive laws and amendments against gay and lesbian taxpayers.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Gay Blood Weaker than Water (1 comments)
Why is it that one can risk, and sometimes lose, one's life, pay taxes, contribute to a better society, but if that person is gay, lives in a gay-negative state, the obituaries and official press release from your employer ignore your family life?
Monday, January 18, 2010 The Compatible Odd Couple (2 comments)
Kern who has hyperventilated while sniffing in gay and lesbian closets has now turned her big nose to sniffing between the sheets of the hetero marriage bed.
Saturday, December 5, 2009 Where in the Constitution is there an orientation test ?
Preaching and teaching about the sanctity of marriage from an institution that knowingly shuffled child abusers around in a holy shell game of deception is beyond the overused word of hypocrisy. It's more clearly described as a license--a permit to do what it pleases in regard to civil criminal activity, above the law, and above the clouds in their minds, wreaking emotional and physical damage on innocent people. Just how ch
Sunday, November 29, 2009 LGBT News: Aggressive or Passive
Are we going to use all the tools we can legally, or are we going to wring our hands and worry over being seen as rude?
Saturday, November 21, 2009 Oklahoma Homo-Haters Trying Their Best for an Arrest
It would seem that biblical devotion to literalness and inerrancy precludes the ability to read, interpret, and understand this law. We know that bible fundies aren't really interested in truth, but just in maintaining their flat-earth dream world made in their own image.
Friday, November 13, 2009 Feeling Like a Lost Raffle Ticket? (1 comments)
As we GLBTs emerge sweaty and disheveled from our post-coital ruckus in Maine, I'm reminded that this is America and everything is for sale, including our gay/lesbian equality--that's the American way, you know. You want to know how we're going to sell it?
What's it going to be: always the bridesmaid, never the bride; always the best man, never the groom?
Monday, September 21, 2009 Gay Men Should Quake and Quail? (1 comments)
Only when court decisions go against the Joke-lahoman's perceived order of labor kow-towing to management, does it find the rule of law to be inconvenient and flawed.
Along with the School Board, I think the editorial staff of the Joke-lahman needs some remedial reading instruction.
Saturday, August 15, 2009 GOPer Okie Rep Fallin's not for Vegetarians
Ms. Fallin's event menu was not for the vegetarians. She served red meat to the red necks, boiler plate to the beer can crushers, and a cold shoulder to any possibility of a different POV.
I'm not interested in moving down the insurance food chain, I want to move up to what Congress has NOW!
Monday, July 27, 2009 Did You Feel the Earth Move? Feeling Reclaimed Yet?
Now that I've attended one of the far right's inspirational conclaves on a prominent college campus, I'm not surprised that progressive churches, health clinics, and national museums are attacked by inspired followers.
Sunday, July 26, 2009 His and Her Kern Revolutionary Regiment (2 comments)
Pastor Steve Kern and his bullying colleagues are trying to impose apartheid on this country's gay and lesbian citizens.
Gays and lesbians pay taxes, hold steady jobs, volunteer in the community, maintain families, get elected to public office, and serve in the Armed Forces. We bleed, live, and die just like everyone else.
Sunday, July 12, 2009 It's Always OK to Lie for Your Religion?
Kern's proclamation has been shown to contain invented quotes and out-of-context references in order to sugar-coat and disguise the civil-rights violating intent of her disregard for truth and history in the pursuit of her theocratic dogma.
Would Mrs. Kern actually lie in order to try and dissolve the First Amendment?
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Is Sally Kern's Soul Infinitely Deep?
What if that target to be "exposed and attacked" turns out to be a birth certificate with her name on it as the mother of the child?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 So, Just What is the True Definition of Marriage (3 comments)
By what fiat of bigoted ignorance can anyone deny me and millions of other gay and Lesbian Americans this legal right of marriage just because the gender of the two people is the same, choosing to share their bounty and their concerns for as long as they're able, be it one year or hopefully a long lifetime? How is that any different from what opposite-gendered people choose to do?
Monday, June 1, 2009 Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows (1 comments)
If politics makes for strange bedfellows and change is the buzz word for this political season, then I think it's time to change the sheets.
Saturday, April 11, 2009 Denial, Denial, Denial--This is the Great Given Guarantee of America (1 comments)
If the River of Denial isn't in Africa, then it's running full flood in Oklahoma.
The "fair-minded electorate" has not only voted to make Okie gay and lesbian citizens 2nd-class it will now have the opportunity to deny the right of the ballot box to otherwise qualified voters who are too financially or physically disadvantaged to acquire a government-issued photo identification card.
Saturday, April 4, 2009 What's so difficult to understand about the Iowa Supreme Court Decision? (12 comments)
Civil law is not the place for opposing religious dogmas, be it the Southern Baptist Convention that opposes, or United Church of Christ that supports, our same-gender marriage.
Religious cafeteria debate among opposing sects that hurls selected bible verses as if they were lightening bolts has impeded the recognition of our birth right as citizens for generations.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 Goose and Gander for the GOPers
GOPers clearly want their vindictive political cake and eat it, too.
The GOPer opposition strategy is obviously to obstruct, obfuscate and obliterate as best they can any legislative or administrative bill the GOPers don't like or can't take credit for. The GOP is definitely on a trajectory that will send them out of our solar system.
Monday, February 16, 2009 Knickers Twister Hits Oklahoma House of Representatives (1 comments)
No other previous prayer had been subjected to a vote of approval from the House membership. It wasn't the prayer itself that the GOPers objected to, it was the diversity Jones alluded to that was found objectionable.
Thursday, January 1, 2009 The Responsibility for Our Future - "The Times of Harvey Milk" (1 comments)
Listening to the confession clips of Dan White and ravings of Sally Kern of Oklahoma and her other Kern Krew members, they have a single uniting fear: fear of change, be it social, legal, environmental, or scientific.
Michelle Goldberg, author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, has written, "Modernity is the enemy of fundamentalist religion and gender-bending is the hallmark of modernity."
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Close, but no cigar! (3 comments)
Two states have understood the rights of gays and lesbians to have civil marriage, Massachusetts and Connecticut, with a handful of states having various marriage-like rights available but not the real thing. Close, but no cigar!
Thanks to our enemies, our own equality prospects been brought to the forefront and our equality will be won.
Saturday, December 6, 2008 Homo-Hater's Hubby Gets Outed in Phone Call
Among some of the blockbuster revelations in the article are Steve Kern's remarks, husband of infamous YouTube Queen and gun slinger Rep.Sally Kern, that have been transcribed from a phone call wherein he uses derogatory language about gay men, thinking he's talking to one of his brothers-in-Christ. Steve Kern says gay men should be forced by law to attend to "education programs"
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Oklahoma: Sanctuary for the Bu$h Junta in Exile? (1 comments)
Is Oklahoma going to be the sanctuary for the Bu$h Junta-in-exile? Is Oklahoma going to be a time machine living the years of 2000-2008 over and over in a video loop?
Sunday, November 9, 2008 The Time for Waiting is Over! The Time for Action is NOW! (1 comments)
Our self-appointed equality leaders who counsel shyness and acceptance of a later time should get out of our way. The time is long past for coyness and politeness.
Dr. M. L. King said it best in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail", April 16, 1963 with this paragraph:
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 In 20 Words or Less Tell Me Why... (18 comments)
Why, in 20 words or less, am I forced to follow the religious tenets of people who believe wine can be turned into blood, an Arab rode a horse into "heaven", and a migrating tribe of nomads walked a path through the Red Sea while I and my partner are denied civil liberties such as those enjoyed by these cult believers who have no questions asked as to what they do with their genitals.
Friday, October 10, 2008 Noted Homo-Hater Named Honorary Gay/Lesbian Person (2 comments)
To commemorate National Coming Out Day on Saturday, October 11, 2008, I am exercising my gay genetic heritage and declaring Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma an honorary gay/lesbian person in recognition of the fine work she has done to keep our community's issues in the forefront of media attention, both here in Oklahoma and nationwide.
Friday, October 3, 2008 I'm no match for the words of Lincoln or the voice of Paul Newman....
Only an overwhelming number of Obama/Biden marked and accurately counted ballots can prevent the McCain/Palin combination from stealing another election in the USA.
This must not be another close vote, this must be the largest Democratic majority vote in history.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Ugly is as Ugly Does (5 comments)
Why do gay GOPers devalue their own lives even as they seem to know the value of money and material possessions so well? Why do gay GOPers aid and abet in the suppression of their own lives?