Alex Blaze

Matt Barber gets his panties in a bunch

Filed By Alex Blaze | March 28, 2007 2:12 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: Concerned Women for America, joseph stalin, Matt Barber

Now, I'm not one to put up a fundamentalist's column and dissect it, but this one is just too funny. Matt Barber has some pretty strange ideas about the gay community, and he wrote this column that's pretty off-the-wall. There's a lot of "Blah, blah, blah, homosexuals are terrible and destroying America blah, blah, blah," but here are some highlights.

Not surprisingly, many of those non-judgmental, freedom-loving moral-relativists on the left are up in arms, demanding that Pace apologize and offer a full retraction or be fired (which would of course be disingenuous, entirely meaningless and have no effect on the veracity of his comments).
Besides the fact that I can't think of anyone in the gay rights movement who has called for Pace to be fired, what's this junk about the left being non-judgmental? Seriously, after all those years of the GOP Congress not being willing to judge Bush's criminal actions as criminal, followed by several months of subpeonas and investigations under the Democratic Congress.... Like, yeah, that says it all.

Unless he means that gay men and lesbians are non-judgmental. Which I guess if he meant that then he hasn't ever actually met a gay man or a lesbian.

They are militant, organized, extremely powerful and well funded. Through clever semantics and shrewd political subterfuge they cynically play to honorable notions of freedom and fair-play in order to push a deceptive and activist agenda.
Yeah, totally. Except for the facts that the gay rights groups that I'm sure he's referring to have about one-tenth the amount of money that their right-wing counterparts do and that referring to gay rights groups as well-organized or extremely powerful definitely qualifies as "bearing false witness".
This unholy amalgamation of left-wing storm troopers has been empowered by both the November elections and a recent upsurge in successful speech enforcement, and they're rapidly ramping-up efforts to completely silence any criticism of this high-risk, pleasure-centric and dare I say, "immoral" lifestyle.
Oh, you dare say that! In fact, you're going for extra points amongst your followers by saying that!

I don't know what "successful speech enforcement" he's referring to, because all we got recently was Hardaway digging himself deeper, Coulter proudly not apologizing and saying faggot again, and Pace's non-apology.

But I guess what I like best about this is being indirectly referred to as a storm trooper. Like, hell yeah! Man, that sounds like fun!

And when talking about hate crimes leg, he says:

All things being equal, this means that if your 5-foot-2-inch grandmother were attacked in her home and a 6-foot-4-inch homosexual linebacker who likes to wear lipstick and high-heels were attacked by the same assailant, the "gay" linebacker would be treated as more valuable to society, and the crime would officially be considered more egregious.
Now where is this 6'4" linebacking Mary? Because I need to get me some of that action!

Of course, Matt doesn't realize that all things are never equal, that a hate crime against that linebacker is an attack on the whole community and will take him over twice as long to get over.... But what about a situation where we're talking about someone's 5'2" lesbian grandmother being attacked in the same way as a straight 6'4" linebacker? We already know who society currently thinks is more valuable.

This bill irrefutably sets the table and places us on the slippery slope toward widespread government persecution. HR 1592 more accurately resembles dictates born of Joseph Stalin's communist Russia than it does the constitutional precepts born of George Washington's America.
Because Stalin was so pro-gay.

Seriously, can't these people write one page without comparing anyone who disagrees with them to Hitler or Stalin? That's one thing I've learned though about argumentation - people who are one the side of the argument that makes less sense always have to pile on the hyperbole instead.

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Jeff Newman | March 28, 2007 8:41 PM

Funny, did you see what google ad got place with this Post?

James Dobson Products
Bringing Up Boys, Parenting Strong Willed Child, Marriage

The title "Bringing Up Boys" has a whole new meaning on Bilerico! LOL

I think that's awesome. We're taking some of his ad money, a small portion, and putting up an ad someplace where no one would ever buy his book.

WAIT! Isn't Bringing Up Boys that infamous book where Dobson tells fathers to show their penises early and often to their sons to prevent them from being gay?

You mean that "Concerned Woman," Matt Barber? Nothing says Patriarchy like men speaking for a women's group... cause you know, the woman should be in the kitchen. ;)