Gina de Vries

"Won't somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN?!"

Filed By Gina de Vries | November 30, 2007 3:51 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Living, Living, Media, Politics, The Movement
Tags: innocence, LGBT youth, media attention, politics, queer teens, queer youth, right-wing whackjobs, speaking for others, unsuitable for children, WTF

According to Saving Childhood: Protecting Our Children from the National Assault on Innocence, Teh Homosexuals MADE ME CHOOSE A SEXUAL ORIENTATION before my time! Yep, it's all there, right on!

I mean, I would say my experience of coming out was markedly different, but of course the people writing the book didn't bother to actually interview me and, you know, ask how I felt about it all. Too busy dismantling The Gay Agenda to speak to the Precious, Precious Youth they're supposedly protecting.

[Grumble, grumble, eyeroll, twitch, etc. Yes, I've gotten this kind of right-wing media attention before; and no, it never, ever stops pissing me off.]

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Oh. my. gawd.

That's too bizarre, Gina.

I don't really even see the point that Michael Medved is trying to make there with you, other than that you came out earlier than most people do. Read carefully, he's not really saying anything about you other than what was in Time (if that's accurate), but then again, who's going to read that carefully? Do any of Michael Medved's fans have the ability to read carefully?

Wow. Just wow. He really makes it sound like queerdom was forced on you because your parents' "parental rights" were violated. What a dork!

Do you have a copy of the text of the original Time article, Gina? I'd love to read it now. How old were you when you were on the advisory council for the Human Rights Commission in San Fran?

As someone who also came out young (15), I have two quotes I'd like to share:

1. "There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."
- Scott Adams, author of Dilbert


2. "Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."
-Robert Heinlein

'Nuff said.