Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week: WND’s Joseph Farah
Next they’ll be claiming it’s a genetic predisposition.
In a bit of logic that, as my boyfriend puts it, is “like building a sofa out of Twinkies because you want to go driving”, editor-in-chief of the Christian conservative website WorldNetDaily , Joseph Farah, wants the government to recognize his opposition to marriage equality as a sexual orientation.
He believes that, as such, his homophobia should be protected under the same laws that currently protect the GLBT community.
After claiming that people opposed to gay marriage “are being coerced by the state to take part in the sexual choices and activities of others,” he then goes on to compare gay rights activists to radical Islamists.
There seems to be a big wave of this kind of hyperbolic fear pandering making the news these days. Pundits are declaring it “Armagaydon”; that God will punish America using Islamic militants, and that the acceptance of gays will lead to the beheading of Christians – by the gays!
Even NOM appears to be throwing in the towel regarding gay marriage – but it’s all public relations, a matter of calculated spin.
This latest round of nonsense is the Christian Right’s means of a call to arms. Their rhetoric has to become more inflammatory, their situation more dire, in order to keep the fires of hate lit and the money coming in.
It won’t work.
It will backfire on them.
For, as the holes in their logic become so incredibly wide that only the most dimwitted among us (and, yes, that will account for an awful lot of Americans) will fail to recognize exactly how desperate and idiotic these leaders have become, they will only come off looking more foolish than they already have been.
This is an ugly little chapter in the death of homophobia, when ridiculous lies and illogical statements are the only weapons hatemongers have left at their disposal.
And in the end, it’s all about money – which is what it has always been about. Their livelihoods and positions of power are dependent upon the funds their hate and fear campaigns can rake in. They’re getting desperate. They still have books to sell.
Their losing their cash cow.
What’s a hatemonger to do once their portion of the market dries up and nobody wants to book them on 'Meet the Press' or the Fox News channel? What’s to happen to them once their opinions mean squat and the world stops listening?
Abortion rights? Oh, that field is pretty well filled. Immigration? Nope. That seems to be on the decline, too.
Oh, what’s a hate-filled, misguided, illogical, taste-challenged, simple-minded, hypocritical Christian to do?
I guess they could always get a job at Hobby Lobby.
Friday Fun: A Tip of The Cap
Sometimes that’s all it takes.
And you know.
It’s an open invitation. If… you’re man enough.
Sure, it’s the look in his eye. Maybe his stance. Perhaps the way he lovingly rearranges that massive bulge in his jeans.
It’s all for your benefit. In order to catch your eye.
But that tip of the cap.
His strong fingers gracing the brim. That quick, assured, single bob of the chin.
That’s what seals the deal.
You know exactly where this is going.
But you don’t know how far… and that’s part of the excitement. Part of the danger.
And now… you wait. Your eyes glued to his.
He needs to make the first move. And he will. For he already knows that you’re more than willing and ready to follow his lead.
And you will. Follow him wherever he wants to go. Willing to do whatever he wants to do.
Moments before? You were total strangers.
And now? You’re committed. Locked together in this very subtle, very public dance.
And all it took was…
…a tip of the cap.
Have a happy and safe weekend.
Wisihing you the very best...
- Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque