Oklahoma City: State Capitol in More Ways Than One--A Growing Reputation as Homo-Hatred Capitol?
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(1 comments)
Guilty As Charged -- my Personal J'accuse!
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(1 comments)
When Jesus Plays the Bagpipes
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(1 comments)
Gay/Lesbian Opponent Announces Run for Oklahoma Senate
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(6 comments)
Oklahoma's Bigot-in-Chief has Learned Nothing in 10 years
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.
Catholic Church Expanding Beyond Roe v. Wade
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(1 comments)
Grassroots Get "Fertilized" on in North Carolina by Their Own
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(3 comments)
Uncle Sam, meet Mrs. Jim Crow
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(2 comments)
Closing Obama's Pandora's Box
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?
DADT: With all Deliberate Speed
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(4 comments)
Forced Off the Edge of Life's Road
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(4 comments)
Another Misdirection of Liberal Energy
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(1 comments)
Handicapping the Prop 8 Appeal: A Photo Finish Horse Race
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(2 comments)
Homo-Happy-iens Will Care for Our Own Emotions
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(1 comments)
A Shell Game of Biblical Proportions
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(1 comments)
Frank Rich can be the Best Man at my Marriage
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(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(3 comments)
The "Propriety" of Mocking the Founder of Islam
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.
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(2 comments)
There's No Excuse, on Earth or Anywhere Else
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.
Okie GOPer Gets Squirrelly Over the Obvious
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(1 comments)
Gay Blood Weaker than Water
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?
The Compatible Odd Couple
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
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(1 comments)
Feeling Like a Lost Raffle Ticket?
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(1 comments)
Gay Men Should Quake and Quail?
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(2 comments)
His and Her Kern Revolutionary Regiment
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.
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?
So, Just What is the True Definition of Marriage
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?
Denial, Denial, Denial--This is the Great Given Guarantee of America
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(12 comments)
What's so difficult to understand about the Iowa Supreme Court Decision?
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.
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.
The Responsibility for Our Future - "The Times of Harvey Milk"
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(3 comments)
Close, but no cigar!
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"
The Time for Waiting is Over! The Time for Action is NOW!
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(18 comments)
In 20 Words or Less Tell Me Why...
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(2 comments)
Noted Homo-Hater Named Honorary Gay/Lesbian Person
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.
Ugly is as Ugly Does
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?