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SHARE 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.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 11, 2011 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 29, 2007 How to Spell Equality? I before E except after C. L before G except Before B?
Why should we develop these sensitivities about spellings and acronyms?
Gayness is about having the right to privacy to exercise our affectional and emotional bonds as we like with consenting adults. Gayness is about having the same rights as any other man or woman who has chosen opposite-gender marriage or co-habitation, with or without progeny.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 21, 2011 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.
SHARE 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"
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, October 15, 2010 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 20, 2011 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 29, 2011 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.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, December 27, 2010 Gays & Lesbians Can be Killers, Too
The removal of DADT is an improvement for those wishing to live in the military occupation, but I do not feel proud for myself.
(18 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 1, 2008 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 4, 2010 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.
SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 21, 2009 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 22, 2010 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.
SHARE 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
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 10, 2008 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 16, 2008 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 23, 2008 Pillow Talk with Jesus--Faith and Worldview
This history of what happens when church/faith and state/politics are allowed to mate and breed mongrels of exceeding ferocity is why our Founders wrote the First Amendment allowing religion to be exercised separately from the exercise of the civil legislature.
If only the fundamentalists would treat the Constitution with the same intensity of scrutiny as the Old Testament we would be farther towards a just society.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 10, 2009 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?
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 4, 2009 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 1, 2009 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."
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 13, 2010 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
SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 18, 2010 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 11, 2009 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.
SHARE Friday, August 8, 2008 Oklahoma Homo-Hater Kern Needs to Crack Some Books
Last Tuesday GOP Rep. Sally Kern revealed her latest conversation with her god and she's been named a cultural warrior for Judeo-Christian values.
But historical reality has never stood in the way of true deceiver-believers such as snake oil salesmen, bible-bangers, and homo-haters: Kerns's true holy trinity.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 9, 2011 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.
SHARE 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?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 25, 2011 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?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 9, 2008 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.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, September 20, 2010 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 10, 2010 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2009 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 16, 2009 Knickers Twister Hits Oklahoma House of Representatives
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 22, 2010 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 5, 2010 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Fatherhood Dreams
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 13, 2009 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?
SHARE 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.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 16, 2008 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?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 19, 2007 "Gay people aren't broken and don't need fixing"
Mr. Bob Lemon, a staunch Oklahoma Democrat and devoted supporter of LGBT equality, was named the recipient of the 2007 Margaret Tyson Award given annually by the Oklahoma Gay and Lesbian Caucus (OGLPC) (http://www.oglpc. com/).
The award was a complete surprise for Mr. Lemon but he was not at a loss for words. "Gay people aren't broken and don't need fixing," he said...
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 7, 2008 Flagging Down the GOP
The GOP has no compunction about trashing the Democratic Party when it furthers GOP falsehoods. Yet I've not heard of any bill promoted by the GOP to limit the use of the American flag on retail items that are invariably trashed without a second thought.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 20, 2012 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2010 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?
SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 27, 2010 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 28, 2010 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 18, 2008 The Dracula of Free Speech, Kirk Humpreys, Rises From the Political Grave
If the past is prologue, I think we can expect some more Humphreys hauntings at the expense of the Oklahoma City taxpayers. It's been shown that the Constitution, its Bill of Rights, and especially the First Amendment --if applied in time--can counter the poisonous vapors that waft from Humphreys.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 2, 2012 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 1, 2009 Politics Makes for Strange Bedfellows
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 20, 2012 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.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 9, 2007 SEVEN THOUSAND Lashes and Twenty Blows to the Head
I'm terribly disappointed at the smugness and self-righteousness of our national self-appointed, self-hired gay leadership. In a Dorian Gray sort of way it seems they become more like the portraits of our capitalist enemies.
SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2007 It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!
Let's remember the slogan from a prior presidential election: "It's the Supreme Court, Stupid!", and vote accordingly in November 2008 for the enforcement of the Constitution and not the Bible.
SHARE Monday, July 28, 2008 Okla-Homo-Haters Club -- When Hope is Not Enough
When was the last time an openly gay/lesbian opened fire on a collection of bible fundies? When did you last hear an openly gay/lesbian legislator use their personal privilege on the floor of their state legislature or Congress to lobby for the passage of a bill that would limit any demographic group's aspect of their protection of the law?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 6, 2006 Logically Obese with Religious Candy
Restrictive religious proscriptions and civil law to not mix well. Laws should not be used to promote a particular religious viewpoint.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Brokeback Mountain--the prequel
Gay men are not the creation of anyone's religious devil or representative of the decay of the Western World, but rather the ever renewing vanguard of the need for same-sex companionship.
SHARE Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Phelps, Corpses, and Dollar $Democracy
The demented demagoguery of the Irreverent Fred Phelps, as he and his tribe demonstrate at funerals, has hit a very sore spot indeed with our human feelings concerning the mystery of death and its remains.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 30, 2008 Purity Balls and X-tian Daddies
It would seem hetero-fundie daddies can't keep their pants zipped without holy threats of some kind.
By the way, why aren't there Purity Balls for fundie mothers and their sons?
Why is the purity of marriage a one-way street directed at the daughters?
Are the fundies afraid of making their sons into sissies?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 12, 2007 Congressman Boren Hiding Behind a Small Bush
The rabid minds of gay-haters such as Fred Phelps and Pat Robertson who publicly spout foaming rants of condemnation would still be free to continue whether or not the Hate Crimes bill is passed by Congress.
Passage of the bill would give second thoughts to hooligans who single out their victims based on suspicion of being gay.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Rep. Sally Kern Rants in a One Woman Show
Her "discussion" in the form of a monologue centered on, what else, her bible's version of what is or is not sinful and the usual steam-tray of cafeteria-style pick-and-choose bible verses.
SHARE 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!
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 7, 2007 We've been warned!
The time is here that our gay equality leaders recognize that our civil equality will not be won in an endless contest of dueling bible verses. Religious teachings are based on historical conflicts of a Bronze Age mentality that has very little to do with us here in the 21st century other than as examples how ignorance should not be used to advance human decency.
SHARE Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Watch Out, Gays and Liberals -- Hate Radio Has Put a Target on You
Scapegoat is part of the definition of being a minority. Loners with fragile self-esteem and access to guns make targets of those who, mirage-like, appear in their befogged brains as the cause for their sleepless nights.
The 2nd Amendment doesn't trump the First Amendment!
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 28, 2007 Peace from Christian or Islam? Give me Freethought!
The belittlement of women is a central point of the desert religions and should not be forgotten in attempts to appease the lurking proselytizers hideing behind sheep's clothing whether they carry a crucifix or crescent and star.
SHARE Thursday, September 13, 2007 Why keep the lights off? Low-maintenance bait?
Is the darkness a passive policy of enticement purposely engineered by OKC city government? Is the darkness being used as a low-maintenance bait for entrapment? If the city was really interested in reducing lewd behavior in public parks wouldn't the lights be on throughout the night? Why weren't all those sensors operational?
SHARE Friday, July 11, 2008 Jesse Helms, now deceased, the role model for Sally Kern?
The glass homophobic ceilings, built by the backwardly religious or the double-speaking politicians of any party, won't break unless they're pushed.
What bible-bangers pound in their own or others privacy is none of my business and I want them to leave me and my LGBT brothers and sisters alone!
SHARE Friday, November 17, 2006 Hungry, Will Work for Pansies
Who could have known that the green of grass and living plants could mutate into the barren, ugly desert of homophobia and religious intolerance.
Remember, however, that it's the common, everyday activities that make up our society's view of our surroundings--gay or straight, physically or mentally--and is the glue that makes our society work.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 7, 2007 I've heard JFK, and Mitt, you're no JFK
By the starkest verbal contrast imaginable President Kennedy speaks of the right to attend church, or NOT to attend church. He elaborates that he would work for an elimination of the divisiveness caused by virulent religious differences and refers to history to prove his point.
SHARE Sunday, January 20, 2008 Just How Vulgar Will a Desperate Candidate Get?
Just as violent rape of women by men is described as an attempt at power, with nothing to do with lust, so is the use of sexual penetration by antagonists used to inculcate their ideas of power and superiority at the basest level of human society.
SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2007 Procreation Uber Alles
As our American society devolves into a seriously reality-adverse gulag of religiously based proscriptions against equality, and as the "demos" is removed from Democracy and replaced with "theos", I've written a proposed bill that someone like Trent "gays have kleptomania" Lott, Larry "I'm not gay" Craig, David "diaper" Vitter, or Jim "no gays in my family" Inhofe will take up on the floor of Congress.
SHARE Sunday, July 15, 2007 TXT MSGing our LGBT Equality
The American LGBT equality movement has its own list of TXT MSG acronyms that represents the core of discrimination still being directed at us, even as many countries in western Europe, the Southern Hemisphere, Canada, and Mexico have recognized the inherent right of their own LGBT citizens to the legal equality of a modern, humane society.