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2014/12/17

Ted Shoebat Is An Illogical Dick


Ted Shoebat Is An Illogical Dick

Social / Cyber Terrorist Ted Shoebat decided to prove a point – only his argument was horribly flawed. 

The big old whiney homophobe, who has a blog where he frequently rants about the evils of homosexuality, posted a video where he rang up thirteen bakeries in his area, each with a reputation for supporting gay rights, demanding that they make him a cake for a “pro-traditional marriage celebration”.  He requested that the words “gay marriage is wrong” be written on the cake.

When the bakeries refused, he would accuse them of not being for equality.

In his words:

“In conclusion, here is our point.  A Christian making a homosexual cake goes against his faith and a homosexual putting 'gay marriage is wrong' goes against his faith as well.  Now of course we honor their right to say no, but what about honoring the Christian right to say no?”

You see what’s wrong with his logic?

Being gay or being supportive of gay rights is not a “faith”.  He’s comparing apples to horse shit.

When a gay couple asks a bakery to make them a wedding cake they are asking for a service that is typically provided for straight couples by a bakery.  In other words, they are asking to be treated ‘the same’ as anyone else ordering a wedding cake.

What Mr. Shoebat is demanding - that an offensive, politically-charged message be placed on a cake – is something quite different.  He is expressing a point of view, one that may not be shared by the owner of the bakery and asking for a service they normally do not provide – to anyone. 

It would be like me calling up a bakery and asking for a cake with a picture of a naked Ted Shoebat, in the throes of ecstasy, having his fat pimply ass pounded by a big dicked, muscled gay guy.  I’m guessing a lot of bakeries might find that offensive. 

I bet Mr. Shoebat would, too.

So, Ted, your little experiment is as full of shit as you and  all the ridiculous arguments you foaming at the mouth homophobes keep coming up with in order to demonstrate how accepting gay folks as equals is such a hardship.  When you pull little stunts like this, and call attention to exactly how illogical these arguments are, you actually do your cause a great disservice while helping those who are for equality make their point.   For, you see…

…hate is illogical.

And Ted Shoebat could its poster boy.








2014/12/16


Of Note: 
'Go Buffalo' 
by 
Like Swimming

Swedish trio Like Swimming (formerly known as You Say France & I Whistle) released ‘Go Buffalo’ back in August of 2013, but it’s only been spinning in my car since late summer of this year.  At one point, I was quite obsessed with it.


I don’t know what it is; perhaps the psychological whiplash of hearing Ida Hednene’s super pop voice dropping bon mots about stalking and potentially killing her current Romeo? It’s dark stuff, to be sure: all served up in a hard candied shell, as catchy as it is frequently puzzling.

But then, keep in mind, it’s from Sweden; the birth place of so much sugary goodness (ABBA, Roxette, Ace of Base) that one can’t help but be seduced.  Just listen to the swell of that soaring chorus. 

It makes eminent death seem almost palatable






  

2014/12/15

Wonderland Burlesque's Turdscooter of the Week: Pastor Donnie Romero


Wonderland Burlesque's 
Turdscooter of the Week 
Pastor Donnie Romero

Oh, my!  I know somebody whose name is definitely off the invite list to my annual holiday party this year!

I mean, if I’m not welcome at his celebrations, then he is certainly not welcome to mine.

Seems Pastor Donnie Romero of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas (oh, those southern Baptists, sigh) spewed all sorts of hate from the pulpit the other day.  Which should come as no surprise: the man was ordained by none other than foaming at the mouth homophobe Pastor Steve Anderson who has the honor of being last week’s Turdscooter of the Week.

Just in time for the holidays, Pastor Romero offered up the following sweet, ‘Christian’ proclamations:

“I’m not going to let any of these dirty faggots inside my church. They are all pedophiles. Look in the Bible. Every time it shows the sodomites, in Genesis 19 and Judges 19, they’re always trying to rape and hurt other people. They’re relentless. They are relentless. They are predators and given an opportunity to snatch one of your children, they would do it in a heartbeat.”

-  and –

“It’s saying that sodomites are full of all unrighteousness. That means that there is not a sin that they’re not capable of doing. You think about all these weird sins that it talks about in the Book of Leviticus: animals, child sacrifice. It’s within their reasoning to do all of them.”

Now the only things I think children are good for are productions of ‘Annie’ (ugh) or ‘Oliver’ (eh).  Other than that?  I can’t think of any other purpose they serve. So, there goes your theory, Donnie.

The good Pastor’s solution?  Why all gays should “be put to death”, of course.

Hmmm.  Now where, oh where, have were heard that before?  Seems Pastor Romero is merely parroting the thoughts of his rage-filled mentor, Pastor Anderson.  A case of monkey see, monkey do?

Well… isn’t that special.

In response, and as a form of salute, let’s all collectively look over the edge of our reading glasses, purse our lips and utter a hearty, unified southern ‘pshaw’ in the general direction of Wonderland Burlesque's Turdscooter of the Week, one of the most misinformed, ignorant men in the (yawn) great state of Texas, Pastor Donnie Romero.

Pastor Donnie?  It’s Xmas, honey.  Save all your hate speech for the other eleven months of the year. Just stick to talking about the baby Jesus, all that bling those three ‘Wise’ gays, er, guys, bestowed upon him, and how those Lamaze classes paid off big time in the manager. 

That’s all we want to hear from the likes of you this time of year, sugar, m'kay? 




2014/12/12

Of Note: 'Sunshine' by Flight Facilities featuring Reggie Watts


Of Note: 
'Sunshine' 
Flight Facilities featuring Reggie Watts

We seem to be a bit sun deprived, here in the Midwest, and Flight Facilities' latest seems to be just the cure.  Let's kick off the weekend the right way!

Hailing from down under, Flight Facilities (Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell), who also record under the moniker Hugo & Jimmy, have been on the scene since 2009, working with the likes of Owl Eyes, Kylie Minogue, and Reggie Watts (who is the featured on ‘Sunshine’).


‘Sunshine’, their most recent release, brings to mind the cool, smooth pop that used to grace FM radio during the heydays of the likes of Pablo Cruise in the late 70’s. So, kick back, relax, and allow your worries to melt away as you listen to the duo’s hypnotic swoon.

Have a great weekend!