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Backlash On Prop 8 Begins

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Dan predicted this once the gays started taking to the streets and blaming everyone else except themselves for the loss of Proposition 8.   And here it is:  The Backlash.

A group of well-known religious leaders and advocates, including the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, have united in their opposition to the attacks on the Mormon Church by the gay community across the USA.

Declaring “no mob veto,” a full-page ad in the New York Times on Friday denounced the “violence and intimidation” directed at members of the LDS Church who supported California’s ban on gay marriage.

“When thugs … terrorize any place of worship, especially those of a religious minority, responsible voices need to speak clearly: Religious wars are wrong; they are also dangerous,” reads the advertisement paid for by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, based in Washington, D.C.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has come under fire from gay rights activists across the country since coming out in support of California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to the state’s constitution that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

In a statement Friday, church officials expressed gratitude to the dozen civil rights and religious leaders, ranging from Catholic to evangelical Christian to Orthodox Jew, who attached their names to the advertisement.

Scott Walter, executive director of the Becket Fund, insists his nonpartisan, interfaith group is not taking a stand on same-sex marriage.

“We’re only about religious liberty,” he said. “When houses of worship are being attacked, we’re concerned. We’re against violence against anyone.”

The group’s website can be found at NoMobVeto.com.

The always on-top-of-things-leader of the Gay Left — Joe Solmonese — takes umbrage and actually seems to be defending the gays who are turning the Prop 8 loss into a war against religion.

We all know these claims are, at the very least, exaggerations, and at worst, spun from whole cloth.

We’re going to see it as we work toward marriage equality and during our fight to enact federal hate crimes legislation: the other side can only win by telling lies about us.  So far, they’ve only defeated us by spreading mistruths, and it’s what they are going to keep doing.  And I think we’ve all had enough of it.

It’s time for us to stand up for the truth.  I urge you all to visit www.hrc.org/demandthetruth and join members of the HRC Religion Council in forcefully responding to this despicable ad.

Will Joe ever learn?  How about DENOUNCING the clear hate speech coming from Prop 8 protesters against those of faith?  How about taking accountability for the Gay Left’s complete and utter failure at America’s ballot boxes for the past 20 years?

Personally, I find the actions of anti-Mormon and anti-Christian bigotry by many Prop 8 losers in California disgusting and outrageously hateful.  It is equally astounding that the Gay Leaders of the USA are turning a blind eye to this simmering gay war on religion.

It is certainly not the way to move forward to bring more Americans into the political equation of supporting gay rights.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Are Chemicals Making Men…Less Manly?

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:15 am - December 8, 2008.
Filed under: End of Human Race

New research seems to strongly suggest it. (h/t – Instapundit)

The male gender is in danger, with incalculable consequences for both humans and wildlife, startling scientific research from around the world reveals.

The research — to be detailed tomorrow in the most comprehensive report yet published — shows that a host of common chemicals is feminising males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including people.

And…is one study suggesting that chemicals are leading to gayness?  That’s the impression I got from this coyly-written paragraph in the news article.

And a study at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University showed that boys whose mothers had been exposed to PCBs grew up wanting to play with dolls and tea sets rather than with traditionally male toys.

Yikes.  This whole story is yet another demon to populate our nightmares in an already scary world.  And here I thought Harry Reid was enough….

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

A Weekend with the Gipper and Away from the Internets

While Bruce was in Washington, I was at a place where I’m sure he’d rather have been, indeed the place where we last saw each other, the Reagan Library.

I went up on Saturday with three Hollywood conservatives and two of their wives.  The images of the Gipper made me forget my anxiety about the coming transfer of power in our nation’s capital.  It seemed everyone there was just so friendly. I kept thinking of the last lines from Shane, just wanting to replace the name of the title character with that of the greatest Republican president of the last century.

I think I’ll be making regular trips up there over the next four years.

I had thought I’d be blogging more tonight (I write this just before I head to bed on Sunday night), but not in much of a writing mood.  Perhaps, it was a combination of the Reagan Library and my resumption of serious work on my dissertation.  I have a meeting with my dissertation adviser on Wednesday which has forced me (in a good way) to focus my thoughts.  As I organize my notes, I’m feeling a little less depressed than I once did, realizing how much I’ve learned since I began my research, so I should soon be able to start writing.

I’ve also been watching a lot of movies lately, revisiting classics and old favorites (and occasionally discovering a new one).  Lately, I’m been working my way through a Bette Davis collection I had bought this past summer when I chanced upon it on sale at Amoeba.  It’s amazing how all too many gay men focus on Davis‘ campy and bitchy performances and ignore her more dramatic roles where she demonstrates a range that few of her peers could match.  Too often, we discount (or downright ignore) the vulnerability she so masterfully portrays, a vulnerability that often puts that bitchiness into a psychological context.

Finally, it’s been kind of weird this past forty-eight hours having barely checked the Internet and barely glancing at my e-mail.  I do hope to get back to things.  I attended a West Hollywood townhall on Proposition 8 today (Sunday) which should provide fodder for at least three posts.