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So..Tell Me What’s Wrong With This Marriage Equality Ad?

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When I came out eight years ago, I felt that as time went on, I wanted to contribute more to the cause of equality by speaking out because as the old saying goes “if you’re not a part of the solution then you’re a part of the problem”. So I try to make an effort whenever possible, even if it’s a small donation to an LGBT organization or writing a blog about the problems and issues within our community. And I always try to encourage but not demand the same in others. I believe every voice has power, and as a result, an impact in everything we do.

Even if it’s something as simple as a retweet on twitter or liking and sharing a Facebook status, I feel like if it further advances someone else’s voice. The message becomes a little bit louder and I am more than happy to do so. Visibility is and has always been a key component to the success of our community. Any civil rights movement that has been successful in history is because they stood out and made their presence known. Social media allows us to be visible and more powerful in delivering our message of equality than ever before.

But, we need to recognize that there is a limit to how effective that can be as there is to everything else. Sometimes the message can be counter-intuitive, counterproductive, contradictory, and just plain wrong. An example of this kind of wrong is what I found when I came across this ad today by an organization called FCKH8. Today they tweeted out this image with the caption “Jesus’s reason for wanting you to support gay marriage”. When I saw this, I became livid. There are so many things wrong with this picture. But let’s break it down so you see why this is so disturbing.

The message by what I presume is an LGBT equality group for marriage equality and their message is to “Legalize Love”. Of course I support that, it’s what I talk and write about daily. The group calls on both straight and gay allies to join together to eliminate discrimination and hate. They have an array of t-shirts, hoodies, wristbands and pens to promote the cause. Hell, I even support the eye candy they use to promote their merchandise on their website. I support all of this because allies are a bridge that enables us to spread our message.

Even with the fact that many don’t support businesses or organizations like this because we don’t know where all the profit is going to, I don’t mind it. Because it gets the word out and makes us more visible in some form and what we as a community want. They even donated 25000 dollars to help promote awareness and equality in Tennessee, my home state that is still trying to pass a bill that would ban students in grade K through 8 from saying the word gay in school. So, naturally I support that as well. That is not where the issue lies here.

Now some of you may be looking at this ad right now saying “What’s wrong with it, this is in support of marriage equality” and if that’s all you see then you need to look again. Because this ad supports hate. It is saying that abortion is wrong. I don’t support hate, in any form. And this openly invites hate on a woman’s right to choose for herself and I will never, ever support such hypocritical, vulgar, and flat out asinine degradation of ANYONE and their right. You don’t “Fuck Hate” by hating on another group. Ever.

Maybe the reason that I’m so upset is because I’ve seen such a vapid attempt like this before. Because of this belief by some leaders and activists within our community that fail to see the diversity that is in this community. It’s evident when you hear comments like “I can’t be racist, I’m gay” when you most certainly can be, despite how immeasurably ignorant a conclusion this is to invoke.  These two issues don’t even mirror because they are two completely different issues. However, both should be treated with the same respect. Your status as a gay man does not eliminate your ability to be prejudice.

Some would argue that this ad shows a glaring privilege that is often overlooked and not approached for discussion by this community. Because some say that the truth is gay Caucasian men still have some privilege. It’s not so much about the right to marry but in the ability for a Caucasian male, regardless of sexuality, is still granted the ability to make a cause more visible. Don’t believe that’s true? Well this is what ads like this suggest, and why it is so important to speak out about how irresponsible an impact they have. Because this is not the kind of message we want to send.

I don’t know if it’s the inexperience of youth, an extremely tasteless joke or just willful ignorance but it needs to stop. How insensitive is it not only degrade but also condemn the rights of women by using the same tactics enacted by extreme republicans declaring kit is God’s Will to get married? Why would you ever want to place the condemnation on another group this way? By involving a prophet depicting children that are in danger to abortion and being gay saves the world that awful notion. I don’t even understand why whoever created this ad felt that this would ever be okay to publicly damn women’s rights. It is incredulously hypocritical (and quite ironic) to use religious propaganda to promote any cause.

Not to mention that there are lesbians, transgendered, and bisexual women that exists within this community as well. This ad completely disregards them and their right to choose. You are openly condemning these women when ads like this are a representation of this movement. They are facing the same struggles for equality that we are fighting for every day. This goes to show what goes wrong in a civil rights movement when someone becomes so intent on what they want for their community and for themselves that they don’t think about how it will affect others. You know who this ad speaks to? Gay, Caucasian Males. It does not reflect any other bit of diversity than that.

This all goes back to what I’ve talked about numerous times here and here about one of the biggest issues that exist in the LGBT community. That those of us that are a dichotomy, or members of other disparaged communities, face other issues that are completely disregarded pushed aside, or ridiculed by the group that knows what that feels like. Or at the very least knows what it feels like to be treated this way. Race issues and women’s issues in this community too often are treated this way. The only way that this erroneous use of judgment ever changes is when we call it out and explain why it’s wrong.

I’m angry at how insensitive this is to the other members of this community. How this ad openly disparages the women in our community that are always a side note in our struggle for equality. Normally the figureheads in the public eye are all male, all Caucasian and do not even begin to show the diverse dynamics of this community. And it has got to stop. Now. You all should be raging about this. We cannot afford to alienate one right over another. Civil rights movements are not about throwing other groups under the bus to get what we want.  It is not always just about us. And we need to remember that.

Indianna Republican State Representative Eric Turner: Women Will Lie About Rape To Get Abortions

The GOP of Indiana it seems not only has LGBT Rights in  its cross hairs to destroy but is also taking aim at abortion and a woman’s right to choose.

Tuesday by an overwhelming majority of 40-10 the GOP-dominated Indiana Senate voted to add a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state constitution joining Ohio by having the toughest anti-gay DOMA laws in the Nation and now they are going after abortion. Indiana already has the potential for I.R.S. audits for rape victims thanks to H.R. 3’s “no taxpayer funded abortion” and now they are one step away from making a women prove that they have been raped in order to let them get an abortion


And why?  Because as GOP  Representative Eric Turner (pictured left) has said,  there should be no exception for rape or incest victims when it comes to potential taxpayer funded abortions, since women might just lie in order to get the procedure covered.

Via Talking Points Memo:

Turner, in response, argued that this would create a “giant loophole,” where “someone who could — I want to be very careful, I don’t want to disparage in any way someone who’s gone through the experience of a rape, or an incest — but someone who is desirous of an abortion could simply say that they’ve been raped or there’s incest.”

He added that the amendment doesn’t allow for any “confirmation” of that, “so I would ask you, as I think most Americans and most Hoosiers believe that abortion coverage of any kind should not be a part of the federal health care act.”

Its incomprehensible that could even make a statement that “some women might lie about being raped to get abortions.” What kind of sick disgusting human being our political party could even think that or publicly use that for a reason. 

I live next to Indiana and believe me they aren’t exactly a “cosmopolitan state” but they aren’t exactly “Podunk” either.  THIS is a new low even after the anti-gay marriage/civil union amendment,  Republicans and Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper said Carlos Lam 19 emails to the WI Governor Scott Walker to  stage a FALSE FLAG OPERATION on the unions, and now this.  The people of Indiana should be ashamed of their state politicians and also themselves for voting such vile disgusting creatures into office.

And as for the Democrats.  It’s mind blowing that they don’t have the brains and the balls to use whats happening in Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and other states around the country and stand up in protest to fight, there’s no hope for them.

Since the Democrats can’t or won’t stand up and fight for us then its time that women stand up for themselves and we the LGBT Community need to stand with them asthey need to stand with us, and all of us who the GOP want to destroy need to stand together and fight together for each other.

Its the only way to bring them down and win.

*Many Thanks to @LaynieDane of Twitter for turning me onto this story.

Only In Ohio. Live Fetus To Testify on Ohio Abortion Bill

Faith2Action’s batshit crazy Christomaniac loon Janet Porter had scheduled a fetus to “testify” on behalf of her anti-abortion “Heartbeat Bill” in Ohio.

Via Fox8

A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.

Faith2Action, the anti-abortion group that has targeted Ohio to pilot the measure, called the in-utero witness the youngest to ever come before the House Health Committee at 9 weeks old.

Faith2Action president Janet Folger Porter said the intent is to show lawmakers who will be affected by the bill, which abortion rights groups oppose. Ohio Right to Life has not endorsed the measure.

An aide to committee Chairman Lynn Wachtmann said a pregnant woman will be brought before the committee and an ultrasound image of her uterus will be projected onto a screen. The heartbeat of the fetus will be visible in color.

Porter served as the co-chair of Mike Huckabee’s Faith and Family Values Coalition when he ran for president.

With  any luck the fetus will turn out to be a gay athiest. 

Justin BieberTalks In His New Rolling Stone Interview About Being Gay.

Not himself of course….but other people. 
“It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.”

Tbe devout little Catholic Bieber also talked about some pretty serious issues including abortion, (which to him is “killing a baby”) pre-marital sex, and rape in his new Rolling Stone interview.

Someone should really tell the snot nosed little kid that being gay is not a “decision” and that the dogma of organized catholism is dogshit.

Focus On The Family Attacks Congress Over Planned Parenthood Funding and LGBT Rights

The Christomaniacs haters at Focus on the Family are currently in progress of flooding Congress with petitions demanding the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the blockage and repeal of LGBT rights and are even demanding the reinstatement of DADT and the Hate Crimes Act which added LGBT people to a list of protected classes of people against violent crimes……..including so-called “loving Christians”/

Here are “some” of their demands:

* Defend the free exercise of religion and speech by rejecting the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and repealing the Hate Crimes bill passed in 2009.

*Support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and demand that the Obama Administration uphold and defend DOMA.

*Reinstate the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and underlying federal law that affirms homosexuality is incompatible with military service.

Now someone PLEASE explain to me how exactly does firing people from the armed forces protect the family??

Maybe Focus on the Family should rename themselves:  “Attack And Blame Homosexuals fFor Everything Because They Make Us Uncomfortable And We Have No Lives And Want To Impose Our Small Mindedness On Everyone”

Makes for a shitty acronymn but reflects reality

Republicans In South Dakota Introduce Bill Legalizing The Murder Of Abortion Doctors

South Dakota Tea Party Republican  Rep. Phil Jensen. (And lets get something straight here.  The Tea Party is a part of the GOP like Blue Dogs and progressives are a part of the Democratic Party so enough of this bullshit that they are a seperate entity.  The Tea Party was CREATED by the GOP and IS THE GOP) and GOP lawmakers have introduced a bill classifying a murder done “in the defense of a fetus” as justifiable homicide.

A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote, and is expected to face a floor vote in the state’s GOP-dominated House of Representatives soon. ” The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Phil Jensen, a committed foe of abortion rights, alters the state’s legal definition of justifiable homicide by adding language stating that a homicide is permissible if committed by a person “while resisting an attempt to harm” that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child. If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion—even if she wanted one.

Ans of course the Christomaniac loons turned out to testify for the Bill en mass.  Including the ever so Mormon Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum,  the Concerned Women for America, and the Family Heritage Alliance.

Any more evidence needed that being a right winger and/or a teahadist is a mental disorder?