Bil Browning

How to Disparage Gays Effectively

Filed By Bil Browning | April 13, 2011 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living
Tags: anti-gay propaganda, Liberty University, Ryan Sorba

Now that gays have started being treated like human beings, far right fundies are in a tizzy and desperate to get the upper back hand. So what's a Christian bigot to do? Curses!!! Foiled Again.Why, rebrand with new buzz words, of course!

"'Gay' is a left-wing socio-political construct designed to create grounds for fundamental rights [based on] whimsical capricious desires," said Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California. "Gay identity does not exist."
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Sorba proposed alternatives to the word "gay," which received approval by a unanimous show of hands by the 40-some audience members:

  • "Same-sex attraction"
  • "Same-sex intercourse"
  • "Sodomy"
  • "Unnatural vice"

Later in the discussion, it was suggested that gays should also be referred to as "anti-Christian."

You can watch a video of the jackass lecturing at this weekend's The Awakening conference at Falwell's Liberty University. Have a barf bag handy - just in case.

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Wilson46201 | April 13, 2011 11:33 AM

I've always been partial to either "Sodomistical" or "cocksuckers" -- "Hershey Highwaymen" is always a winner too!

I like that old 50s term: Homophiles.

But I really think it would be cool if we called ourselves the Sodomighty! :)

Personally, I've always thought that "crimes against nature" should be reserved for big corporations, such as Exxon/Mobil and BP, and any electric company that operates coal-burning plants without installing carbon re-sequestration technology.

Maybe the GOP shd be shown that "re-branding" can work both ways.

This has been going on for a while - they never really accepted the word gay. That's why they use scare quotes whenever they write it.

They don't believe in sexual orientation, generally. They have a weird idea that everyone can be attracted to anything and, through their moral rectitude, they direct their sexual desire to the opposite sex.

Perhaps in another universe. we might read something like this:

"'Christian' as used by Christianists, is a right-wing socio-political construct designed to create grounds for denying fundamental rights to others based on whimsical capricious beliefs," said Nolan Abros, chairman of the Young Realists of California. "The Calvinistic profiteering Christianist God who ‘hates F-gs’ does not exist."
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Abros proposed alternatives to use of the word "Christian" by “Chriistianists” which received approval by a unanimous show of hands by the 40-some audience members:
• "Religious Delusion"
• "The wolf of Bigotry wrapped in a
Christian-seeming sheep’s skin"
• "Fantasy"
• "Unnatural vice"
• “Christianist”

Later in the discussion, it was suggested that Christianists should also be referred to as "anti-Christian," because they distort the teachings of Rabbi Yeshua ben Miriam, the crucified leader of a variant Jewish sect, some of whose followers have distorted his teachings for centuries.

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Ryan Sorba is clearly suffering from a delusion, which may well be based on his Christianist beliefs - if he believes that homosexuality is a choice, he is also likely to believe in literal young earth creationism, that "godless" evolution is like "godless" communism, that Galileo was properly condemned by the Inquisition, that Miriam, the wife of a Jewish carpenter in Galilee, was an ever-virgin who hd a natural childbirth and never died, but was taken up into a heavenly place (where they are likely to have had to install a bathroom), and other fanciful myths. Given his political affiliation, he is also likely to be a racist who believes that the President of the United States was born in Kenya, is a secret Muslim (not that that latter item would matter), and is not really the president at all.

Ryan Sorba is the sort of creep who probably thinks I am "delusional" - but guess again, the evidence clearly points in the other direction.

He has as much right to tell us that "Gay identity does not exist" as we do to tell him that "Christian identity does not exist" -- which is to say, other than it being protected free speech, he has no right whatsoever.

He is attempting to negate the fluid concept of "identity" itself: If I have a good feeling about going to Starbucks, and wish to take my cues in life from Starbucks messages, and live as other Starbucks customers live, then I can be said to have a "Starbucks identity" -- and no one can take it from me!

Wilson46201 | April 13, 2011 2:48 PM

Lest we forget: religious affiliation is NOT genetic -- it is a chosen behavior and mutable. Being Christian or Muslim is not innate -- people can and do change religions. Many people simply are not religious whatsoever -- it's a learned behavior.

"Mom, Dad, *deep breath* .... I'm whimsical."

I love all of your replies. I can't imagine what these freaks think of my "GAY, Jewish, organic-food eating, Democratic son. I believe they don't like the term "gay" because to them, it's too tame - you really can't scare people using the benign word "gay" - it doesn't really describe godless, pedophiliac, immoral HOMOSEXUALS.

I would love to see the term social conservative taken from them. They don't have family values, they don't have logical arguements,they don't have morals, they don't have successful marriages but they do have an old book that when all else fails they can cower behind.