You have probably seen this meme on the Facebooks, probably posted by a smug, sanctimonious progressive. (Is there any other kind?)
First of all, it is – like every progressive left argument – fundamentally dishonest. None of the people persecuted by the Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians (LGBT) have refused to serve gay people. They simply did not want to participate in a gay wedding. Big difference.
Second … and this is the bigger deal … no gay person has ever suffered any real harm because someone didn’t want to bake a cake for them. This is a huge difference than being denied emergency medical care, where there actually is quantifiable harm, despite the dishonest attempts by the progressive left to conflate the two.
In the progressive totalitarian state, there is no tolerance for the individual conscience; only the tyranny of the minority forcing their views on the politically unfavored.
The leadership of the Boy Scouts of America have decided to join the progressive-left crusade against masculinity and boyhood by enforcing the following “safety” rules.
- No water pistols, because shooting at other people with water is “unkind”
- No water balloons larger than ping-pong balls and made of biodegradeable materials.
- No laser tag or paintball either, except for shooting at targets that in no way resemble people
Gee, why don’t they just start selling Samoas and Thin Mints and make it official?
Congratulations, progressive leftist bullies, your long war against the BSA and all other things normal and decent is nearing total victory.
Steve tipped this story, but, just for the record, I saw it earlier today but I was at work so I couldn’t do nuthin’ about it. Vienna Austria is celebrating gayness with its pedestrian lights.
Lights at 120 pedestrian crossings are receiving a quirky makeover: instead of the traditional single figure, they now show either a heterosexual or gay couple with hearts.
Officials said the revamped signals were signs of Vienna’s tolerance, celebrating not only the song contest, but also the HIV/AIDS charity Life Ball event on May 16 and the Rainbow Parade in June.
What could be gayer than gay pedestrian crosswalks? How about drag queen sewers?
Cleverly hidden stereo systems inside the gutters play Austria’s two winning Eurovision songs — one by bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst
Closet masochist that I am, I looked up Conchita Wurst’s song on YouTube. As expected, it’s godawful. To his credit though, Conchita pulls off femininity better than Hillary.
The title for this post is in, what the POTUS would call, “the Austrian language.”
To the neurotically hypersensitive and perpetually indignant people who now determine what is offensive, it is now “homophobic” to suggest that straight men have no interest in performing oral sex on other men.
Get Hard, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart and released in UK cinemas on Saturday, follows a disgraced investment banker who is headed to prison in 30 days and enlists the help of a car-washer to help him prepare. What follows is 90 minutes of farcical comedy, built mainly around Ferrell’s fear of being raped while in prison and a general disgust at the concept of gay sex.
LGBT charity Stonewall also condemned the content in films such as Get Hard as damaging. “Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language is endemic in Britain, particularly within our schools,” it said in a statement. “This kind of ‘banter’ that people see in Hollywood films and on-screen perpetuates the idea that this kind of language is acceptable.”
The scene that seems to have their panties in a wad is one in which Will Ferrell is compelled to perform oral sex in a glory-hole scenario and is revolted by the prospect; which I guess is hateful to gay people. Although it is what we in the real world would call ‘normal.’
I am sure the movie is awful, but it’s kind of funny how Christians are expected to put up with constant and direct attacks from Hollywood, but gays are supposed to be outraged at anything other than a celebratory portrayal.
Frankly, all this whining makes gays look like a bunch of pansies.
Man, some queens sure do get bitter and pissy when told the State won’t force Christians to bow down and serve them. Here’s a bit from a very, very angry article some lefty named Arthur Chu wrote for the liberal Daily Beast with the title “Gay Money Is No Good in Indiana” under the subhead “Bigots Vs. Business.” (Hat Tip: Newsbusters)
Indiana’s legislature has made pretty clear that for them “values” trump economics to the point of turning away paying customers en masse if they have the wrong sexuality, to the point of driving business out of their state. And Indiana is only doing on a small scale what Russia has done on a grand scale, to the point of threatening their ability to keep the Sochi Olympics in 2013.
Indiana is Russia. That’s a bit of a stretch, even for the most devoted lefty drama queen.
It’s not enough for the Gay Left to have legal gay marriage; their victory isn’t complete until they can force non-supporters into celebrating with them. To quote that great political sage, Gul Dukat: “A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place. To force them to acknowledge your greatness.”
I sort of blogged about this a few days ago, but apparently, it’s now the rule in the UK.
The motion passed by the union (which is comprised of more than 600 student groups around the UK) titled “Dear White Gay Men: Stop Approprirating [sic] Black Women” states that the behavior of white gay men is “unacceptable” and “must be addressed.”
“This may be manifested in the emulation of the mannerisms, language (particularly AAVE- African American Vernacular English) and phrases that can be attributed to black women. White gay men may often assert that they are ‘strong black women’ or have an ‘inner black woman’,” the NUS motion reads.
“White gay men are the dominant demographic within the LGBT community, and they benefit from both white privilege and male privilege.”
This will probably be the law in California soon. I mean, they passed that “it’s rape unless you have a signed, notarized permission slip” law.
An angry Lesbian Feminist (is there any other kind) is outraged because… among other things… feminine heterosexual women should not be allowed to dress like Diesel Dykes! (Warning: the Story is at NRO, so prepare for ads to take over your browser.)
The columnist, named Sophie Wilkinson, describes the trend of what she calls “unisex style” as a new thing, blaming the “high-street ubiquity of unisex outfitters such as American Apparel and Uniqlo and the androgynous cuts of Scandinavian shops like Cos.”
“What was once a queer-owned style has shifted to the mainstream, being appropriated by straight women to the point that it’s now impossible to infer a sexual orientation from the way a woman dresses,” Wilkinson writes in a piece titled “Butch chic: how the gender-neutral trend has ruined my wardrobe.”
According to Wilkinson, examples of this “butch chic” style include printed T-shirts, “skirts without peplums or lace,” torn vests “riot grrrl boots,” and, in general, outfits where “functionality takes precedence.”
I’m sorry… but how is that any more of a “cultural appropriation” than white feminists using “jazz hands?”
Kind of reminds me when feminists got their panties in a wad because a scientist who had just landed a friggin’ space probe on a friggin’ comet, wore a shirt they didn’t like. (Sigh) Feminists, if they aren’t talking about clothes, they’re melodramatically throwing themselves on the fainting couch because some guy traumatized their feels with his insensitive words and opinions.
Indiana has passed a religious freedom bill to guarantee that business owners have as much right to choose with whom to do business as their customers do.
In a statement, Pence said the bill “is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue.”
Proponents have argued the bill doesn’t target gays and lesbians specifically — but that it does protect businesses that don’t support same-sex marriage from having to provide services for those ceremonies.
Which is as it should be.
If the wedding cake fascists on the left don’t like that such-and-such a business does not wish to service such-and-such a customer, then they have the option of not using that business, and encouraging others not to as well.
You either believe in freedom or you don’t; and freedom means that sometimes you have to tolerate people having the right to make choices you don’t agree with.
Should a Jewish bakery be forced by the State to bake this cake?
By the way, the left still supports and encourages state-sanctioned discrimination against Christians.
Is this real? This can’t be real. No, this can’t be real. I refuse to believe that this is real. Not even gay lefties can be this creepy and deranged. This seems like something a serial killer would do, as one commenter put it.
It’s the “the world’s first and only gay object.”
Meet the Gay Sweater, an apparel item knitted from the hairs of more than 100 LGBT kids.
I also don’t think it was the world’s first gay object. It was preceded by, among other things: the Princess Phone, Doc Martens, the Water Tower at Eastern Michigan University, Zima, and the Mazda Miata.
Brown University allowed a debate on campus between shrill feminist Jessica Valenti (a loathsome misandrist known for wearing a T-shirt bragging that she “bathes in men’s tears.”) and Wendy McElroy, a libertarian on the subject of whether college campuses are really the dangerous rape zones feminists make them out to be. The campus feminists and administrators became hysterical, thinking about all the trauma that would be inflicted on college chicks when they heard a woman express skepticism toward feminist “Rape Culture” dogma. How could they comfort the poor dears?
This is what they came up with:
[S]tudent volunteers put up posters advertising that a “safe space” would be available for anyone who found the debate too upsetting.
The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. Emma Hall, a junior, rape survivor and “sexual assault peer educator” who helped set up the room and worked in it during the debate, estimates that a couple of dozen people used it. At one point she went to the lecture hall — it was packed — but after a while, she had to return to the safe space. “I was feeling bombarded by a lot of viewpoints that really go against my dearly and closely held beliefs,” Ms. Hall said.
Poor feminists, they really are not emotionally equipped to deal with the big scary world. Maybe they should stay at home in the kitchen… where no one can hurt them.
Professional gay activists in Atlanta are raising funds to set up a private school for gay children and the children of (well-to-do) gay parents. Per Daily Caller via Weasel Zips:
The full-time school will be called Pride School Atlanta, local NBC affiliate WXIA reports.
Organizers are still trying to raise sufficient funds, but they hope to open the school’s doors in the fall of 2015. Tuition is projected to be $12,000 per year for each student.
“I want a place where queer and trans families can bring their kids and not have to worry about being the token lesbian family or the token gay family,” Christian Zsilavetz, a chief founder, said.
I guess they might as well learn early on how to live in the Gay Ghetto.
It is for occasions like this that the phrase “That is so ducking gay!” was invented.
A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.
Even if there were a hypothetical little boy who thought he was a little girl, why would ‘boys and girls’ offend him? He would just assume he was covered by ‘and girls.’
This isn’t about protecting transgendered kids.
It’s about adults trying to prove who can be most PC.
Facebook has been cracking down on people who don’t use their real names on their Facebook accounts because of bullying (or possibly because it interferes with their data gathering). This crackdown has had a disproportionate effect on drag queens.
According to the views expressed on their Twitter and Tumblr, RealNamePolice appears to have an ideological interest in disrupting the accounts of whoever they deem to be a “secular sodomite.” But their greater mission is to report any and all accounts with “fake names,” and drag queens and the broader LGBT community made for an natural starting place. “Their names are simply the easiest to spot… [there are] massive amounts of real name violators… They are the ones with the most obvious fake names and hundreds of friends with fake names.”
From the article, it sounds like the Real Name Police are just busybodies with way too much time on their hands who get off on causing hassle for other people. Any number of Federal Bureaucracies… EPA, FDA, TSA … would probably love to hire such motivated people.
A male feminist Huffington Post writer had a complete meltdown because Julia Pierson resigned as head of the Secret Service after a series of incidents such as letting a guy jump the fence and make it all the way into the White House and letting the president share an elevator with a criminal who was carrying a gun.
Now, granted, the USSS’s problem wasn’t that it was run by a woman, per se, but that it is a huge overfunded Government bureaucracy and part of the Federal culture of rewarding incompetence: See also, the EPA employee who spent his entire workday watching porn on Government computers and is still drawing a taxpayer-provided paycheck. But Clymer, being a progressive, cannot offer a critique of bureaucratic centralized Government because progressivism teaches that all-powerful Government is the solution to all problems. So, if a woman fails, it must be the fault of male privilege and the oppressive patriarchy of the penis-bearers.
Maybe he’ll feel better after putting on some lavender-scented candles, taking a long hot bath, and binge-watching Girls while eating Ben & Jerry’s directly out of the container.
And then there’s this guy….
Yeah, racial tolerance is good and everything, but not when it results in a lesbian’s trophy baby being the wrong color.
A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.
According to the lawsuit, the lesbian herself isn’t racist… no… not at all… it’s all those *other* white people she lives around who are racist, and that’s why she has to sue.
Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant,” the lawsuit states.
Most of America has moved on from the Chik-Fil-A controversy, but to be gay and leftist is to be perpetually aggrieved. Hence, the latest tantrum from the spoiled brats of the gay left.
Local members of the LGBT community are questioning an Iowa City festival’s partnership with Chick-fil-A, the restaurant chain that drew national protests in 2012 after its CEO spoke out against gay marriage.
Chick-fil-A is among the nearly dozen corporate sponsors for Iowa Soul Festival, an Iowa City Summer of the Arts event that runs Friday and Saturday on the Pentacrest and Clinton Street. The restaurant, through a donation from its Coralville location, is sponsoring Soul Fest’s culinary row.
Janelle Rettig, a Johnson County Supervisor who has been in a same-sex marriage for nearly 26 years, said Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship makes her question whether LGBT people — those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — are welcome at Soul Fest.
“When they’re a sponsor in a city that prides itself in celebrating diversity, I think we do have to question that,” Rettig said Tuesday. “It’s eyebrow raising, and it makes me wonder if I should even go to Soul Fest because I’m uncomfortable with it.”[...]
Gaia forbid anyone should make a special gay snowflake feel “uncomfortable.”
The director of the Arts Festival proposes a radical solution: If you don’t like Chik-Fil-A, don’t buy their food.
“Festival goers may choose which sponsors and vendors to patronize or visit while attending an event as there are many options available.”
Freedom of choice; what a dangerous and radical concept.
From Time via Weezy.
“Many in the LGBT community are lashing out at the NFL today, claiming homophobia. It’s understandable. Gay men have been told for decades they’re not good enough to play football, they’re not welcome in the locker rooms. Some of those messages have even reverberated in 2014. While the Rams’ decision wasn’t based on homophobia, it’s hard not to afford gay men a little foot-stomping at this latest rejection.”
So, what? The Rams should have kept him on the roster to keep gay people from stomping their pedicured little feet? When did “not hurting gay people’s feelers” become the most important goal in society?
I would also be interested to know exactly has been telling gay men they’re not good enough to play football. Is there a citation for this. or is it under the rubric of ‘things leftists believe which therefore must be true?’ There have probably always been gheys playing football at the college and professional level. Michael Sam was the first one to make a big deal out of it.
GLAAD doesn’t think Hollywood movies are gay enough. They are asking that they may be made much much gayer. (Demands and boycotts to follow.)
GLAAD is asking studios to give their movies a “Vito Russo Test. It’s modeled after the “Bechdel Test,” a concept popularized by “Fun Home” memoirist Alison Bechdel that asks if a work of fiction has two women in it who at some point talk to one another about a topic other than a man. (Some movies said to pass: “Die Hard,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Gone With the Wind.”)
To pass GLAAD’s version of the test, a movie must have an LGBT character who is not “solely or predominantly defined by their sexual orientation or gender identity” and who “must be tied into the plot in such a way that their removal would have a significant effect.” It’s named for Vito Russo, the author of “The Celluloid Closet,” considered a classic text in LGBT entertainment analysis.
Former Colts coach Tony Dungy recently did the worst thing you can do in Obama’s America: He made a commonsense statement that accurately reflected reality.
“I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.
Predictably, the left responded with hate, outrage, and f-word-laced commentary.
Tony Dungy didn’t say anything about Michael Sam’s sexuality; just that the media circus surrounding him wad disruptive and that the symbol he represented to the gay activist left would make it impossible to treat him like any other player.
And, by going absolutely nanners because Dungy didn’t say Michael Sam is the greatest athlete ever … the left is pretty much proving Dungy right.