Posts Tagged bigot
I hate country music, but there is something sickly optimistic in this music video parody. This is for the ages.
When Toby Keith came out in support of Obama it proved that even backwards hicks think he’s the better candidate. Source
Someone left this coment – reprinted below – on CA Prop 8: Jaw-Droppingly UnAmerican, UnConstitutional, and UnCivil.
At first I thought it was a joke. By the time I got to the painful end…I decided I think its for real.
Regardless, it stands out as the most pathetic, tortured, desperate attempt to justify homophobia I have ever read. And you know what they say about the worse homophobes…
btw: The last sentence is total lie.
Louis E. Says:
January 24th, 2009 at 11:49 pm
A homosexual’s refusal to be celibate is no more worthy of respect or acceptance than an alcoholic’s refusal to be sober.There is no more important prerequisite for a sexual relationship between two people to be reasonable than that they MUST ALWAYS BE OF OPPOSITE SEXES…neither homosexual orientation nor anything else excuses same-sex relationships.
If we allow those who wish to do something to be treated as a “protected class” against whom it is “discrimination” to legally discourage (let alone prohibit) doing it,all authority to pass laws against doing anything collapses.There is a clear and compelling state interest in guaranteeing preferential treatment for opposite-sex relationships,and California fails on that score even without Prop 8 because their domestic partnership law allows too many benefits.
The conceit that it is “bigotry” or “hatred” against persons to refuse to officially endorse their life choices is nonsense.This is a “friends don’t let friends” situation…it’s when one STOPS telling people to pursue wrongful desires that one has stopped caring for them.The homosexual lobby seeks to take attacks on homosexual behavior as personal attacks on those who wish to engage in it,in order to make their opponents feel bad.But this is not about people,it’s about behavior…this is in no way an “equal rights” issue,only a standards of conduct issue.Everyone has the same right to marry and the same definition of marriage,which has very good reasons for being restricted to opposite-sex couples only.My driver’s license says that I can’t drive unless I wear lenses that correct my nearsightedness to the ONLY kind of vision people OUGHT to have,and this is not “bigotry” or “discrimination” against my “equal right” to “see differently”…it’s a fair recognition that my vision is INFERIOR and DEFECTIVE.
Homosexuality is a flaw.It is an inferior and defective form of sexuality.Just as my left ear does not hear “differently” than my right ear,it hears WORSE.We have to be honest…WE ALL HAVE FLAWS…and having flaws does not make us subhuman.Admitting flaws ARE flaws shows we are mature.I wish more homosexuals would admit that their sexuality is flawed.I have long said that I would vote for Quentin Crisp (flaming queer who admitted his homosexuality was an illness and nothing to be proud of) in an election over Gavin Newsom (ostentatious if infidelitous heterosexual who sees homosexuality as sacrosanct).
Right and wrong are not “equals”,and treating them as if they were equal is wrong.
I am not,nor have I ever been,a member of a religious organization of any kind or a believer in the divine authorship of any book!
The Salt Lake Tribune’s Robert Gehrke holds himself to the highest standard of objective journalism so rare in the Utah media. He should be commended for his objectivity.
“Jason Chaffetz’s comments are more than just offensive and embarrassing to all Americans; they demonstrate a blatant disregard of the need to be vigilant in remembering the lessons learned from a disgraceful chapter in U.S. history. “
Some Utahn’s no doubt may view question the objectivity of that statement. But they will be unable to do so without revealing their racism and xenophobia. Chaffetz is an embarrassment to Utah, as was Cannon. The word ‘odious’ rings true.
I got this e-mail yesterday:
The Sutherland Institute is hosting the season’s first debate between Democratic Congressional Candidate Bennion Spencer and Republican Jason Chaffetz.
The debate will be open to bloggers and closed to both the public and the press.
The Utah Amicus will be blogging the debate live tomorrow, Sept 9 at 7:30 am.
For more information contact Shawn at ShawnColvin ‘at’ gmail.com
Note: “The debate will…closed to both the public and the press?”
Chavetz refuses to debate Spencer in public or to be recorded. Only Utah’s Sutherland Institute is unencumbered enough by integrity to host such an offense to public transparency.
We Utahns of the more mainstream political persuasion (nationally at least) have a certain affection for Utah’s Sutherland Institute Director Paul Mero. He is after all, exceptionally lovable, friendly and affectionately earnest in his radically conservative positions. Most endearing is his forgiving nature and patience in the face of our, at times, rough edges.
In response to Glen’s post RIP Jesse Helms: An Honest Bigot Paul wrote,
But when I knew Helms, 1987 to 1997, working with him and his staff when I was in the House, I never saw or heard one drop of racism or of the “good old days.”…Helms certainly was no racist by the time I knew him, if he really ever was one
Where were you Paul when “In 1990, locked in a tight race with an African American Democrat, former Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt, Helms aired a final-week TV ad that showed a pair of white hands crumpling a rejection letter, while an announcer said, “You needed that job and you were the best qualified. But they had to give it to a minority because of a racial quota.” (Reference)
As honored as we are, Paul’s argument is not with us. He should start with conservative hack David Broder who wrote in 2001, “What really sets Jesse Helms apart is that he is the last prominent unabashed white racist politician in this country”
In fact, I have yet to find even one person who is willing to suggest that Jesse Helms was anything other than an unapologetic racist right up until he became a dead racist.
Perhaps Paul knew Senator Helms in a way no one else did. Or perhaps Paul employed some psychological strategy to avoid the spiritual sacrifice required to work for a bigot. However one comes to terms with THAT, is a novel waiting to happen.
So that leaves my friend Paul Mero, who is without question a man of conviction, as the sole defender not only of Utah’s greatest racist (Chris Buttars) but now also America’s.
I leave you with one of the many more common references to Jesse Helms upon his death and one quite apropos today
Like scum on a stagnant pond, the rottenest elements in American society rose to the top of the political system during the last quarter of the twentieth century.