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Pseudo-science And Religion: Drapetomania To Homomania

On their Facebook page, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) says that being gay is a mental illness.  It’s true because they say so!  Read the comments over at GoodAsYou; there are some excellent, well thought-out critiques on NOM’s pseudo-scientific claims.

It is really appalling to examine the lengths that religious extremists will go to justify their bigotry and hatred, and using their Bible to do it — I’ve discovered the term “drapetomania” (2nd paragraph below the Facebook screenshot).

“I believe …”, begins the quote by Louis J. Marinelli III, of NOM, and that is all it takes for a christianist to declare something as fact.

"I believe ..." turns anything into fact for christianists, with no regard for mountains of scientific data from medical, psychological, and social research findings.

Well, then what would one call the “mental illness” with the symptoms of refusing to be treated worse than garbage and having one’s basic human rights legislated away?  I think what I have, then, is “homomania”, ‘cuz the fantastic lies these people spew make this homo crazy-mad.

Physician Samuel Cartwright (1793-1863) coined the term "drapetomania"

In the 1800’s, when slaves had the annoying habit of running away from their masters, the Louisiana physician Samuel A. Cartwright “diagnosed” this “mental illness” and coined the term drapetomania.

His reasoning was that since God created some people to be slaves, that their NORMAL inclination (in caps, like in the NOM post shown, it helps to make it true), their NORMAL state of mind put there by God, was to be subservient to their masters.  Therefore, the “unnatural” desire to run away from their masters must be a mental illness.  Emphasis added:

Cartwright described the disorder — which, he said, was “unknown to our medical authorities, although its diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers”[4] — in a paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana[5] that was widely reprinted.

He stated that the malady was a consequence of masters who “made themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating them as equals.”[6]

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Surprise! Another Hate-Filled Preacher

"It's time to stop burning flags and start burning fags!"

"It's time to stop burning flags and start burning fags!"

This sermon is from 15 years ago.  Pastor Jeff Owens issued an “apology” which you can read at Joe.My.God. Joe notes the apology is sort of hidden on their contact page.

The damage this sermon caused over the years is unmeasurable; it can’t be known, only speculated.  I’d love to be able to dig up police reports from that town in the days after that sermon.  Besides any attacks that could have been provoked by the “godly” words of a sociopathic Man of God™, that attitude gets passed down to children with their parents at that sermon.  What if a parent in that congregation had a kid who was gay, and they believed they had a christian duty to put their kid through a lifetime of hell?

Or, a kid sitting in that sermon who decides it’s then OK to physically harm and even kill other human beings they deem inferior, as long as they invoke the god.  Or the kid who took it to heart and ended up abusing drugs or committing suicide, because this vile man made them believe that they were human garbage.  Words, especially from someone in a leadership position, have tremendous weight.  And these people need to be exposed, it needs to be called out for the dangerous rhetoric that it is.

“We need to stop burning flags and start burning FAGS! We need Hunt-A-Homo Week. We need to take ’em all out and shoot ’em with a scatter shotgun.” – Pastor Jeff Owens.

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Gainesville, FL: Another Church Preaching Hate And Politics

The Dove World Outreach Center is really, really pissed that their YouTube video was pulled.  How DARE YouTube remove their video, and silence their free speach (sic) right to make death pronouncements on gay people.  This guy says in one sentence that gays should be put to death, and later, in another sentence, says that christianity is all about love, and doesn’t want to put gays to death like that nasty muslim religion.

They have another video defending the use of the word “nigger”.  They really, really love to use that word.  Their involvement in a campaign attacking a Gainesville mayoral candidate is being brought before the IRS in a complaint by Americans United, questioning their tax-exempt status while engaging in politics.

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Letter To Tony Perkins, FRC, Ignored

I emailed the following letter to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in response to a public statement by Perkins that homosexuals will “engage in homosexual conduct” and go on raping rampages in the barracks if allowed to serve openly.  Yeh, it pisses me off, since  my partner is a vet, my first partner was a vet, and I have many, many gay and lesbian friends who have served this country in the U.S. military.  Anyway, a day later I received an automated response saying that they would review my letter and get back with me.  Never heard from them for almost two weeks and then it started … the regular email blasts urging my dollars and support to further their cause of hate and lies.  I am going to print this and snail-mail it to them with return-receipt; maybe make a couple changes or additions; I’m sure it will go into the shredder. I’m quite sure they hit the delete key after reading this:

Dear Tony: “Homosexual conduct”? Conduct like … SERVING THEIR COUNTRY, A-HOLE?  But, what exactly are you talking about, Tony?  I have zero respect for liars and people who ignorantly defame  and slander good people whom they DO NOT KNOW.)

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How Will Lying Christians Repent And Find The Truth?

How can these people possibly think they are following their “holy” religion?  They lie con-stant-ly.  (Islam actually gives permission to lie about unbelievers, but I’m not aware of any such rule in Christianity, although I’m sure they’d make that one up real quick just like they make up the rest of it as they go along!)

I just heard an audio of Tony Perkins that makes me fume.  One of the biggest CHRISTIAN LIARS walking around is talking about “truth”!  He goes on and on about how gays are “held captive by the enemy”.  He talks about speaking the “truth of God” — um, that’s your words, Tony, your “truth”, written by stone-age and bronze-age tribesmen, not some (imaginary) god, and it is bent and twisted to fit your particular sect of Christianity.  He talks about how he just loooves us homoseckshuls.  Fucking LIAR.  At least be honest about your hatred like your “brother-in-Christ” Joel McDurmon.

Perkins talks about his “redemptive heart”.  Makes me want to fucking hurl.  He talks, using that smooth pastor-like tone of phony concern, talks about gays’ “destructive lifestyle”.  WTF?!  See, these complain about promiscuity in gays (as if there are no promiscuous heteros!) but when there are gay people who want to MARRY and be devoted to each other, and who do not live promiscuous lifestyles like soooo many heterosexuals do, well, “they” can’t have that, either, and call it “destructive”.  Religion must create broken people to perpetuate itself.  Religion must make people believe, as many as they can, that they are Hell-bound shit without whatever X Brand Religion that they can only get from them.

There is nothing destructive about two people living together, whether opposite sex or same, that are true to each other, respect each other, and build a life together, so FUCK YOU, TONY PERKINS.  That’s right — FUCK YOUR DECEIT, your Plastic Religion is so full of vile, inhumane garbage — FUCK YOU and your white-supremacist homophobic false-witness-bearing, money-grubbing, tax-exempt, phony, insulting, Phariseean religious garbage.  I do not care how big of a christian you THINK you are, you are still a lying hypocrite.  I do not care if you THINK your religion is true, you still bear false witness in public.  Lies are lies, Mr. Perkins, and cloaking them in haughty religious pomp makes them even more repulsive.

These people — Tony Perkins, Brian Fischer, Peter Sprigg, Jason “Molotov” Mitchell, Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera, Matt Barber, Linda Harvey, Joel McDurmon, Scott Lively, Alan Chambers, Richard Cohen, Caleb Lee Brundidge, David Bahati, Martin Ssempa, Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown, Mike Heath, Randall Terry, the LaHayes, Pat Robertson, Don Schmierer, Rick Warren, Sally Kern, Laura Higgins, Don Wildmon, Gary Randall, Ken Hutcherson, Bishop Harry Jackson … on and on, these are all that came to the top of my head …

… These people are directly responsible for the destructive attitudes that took away my son’s chance to have a Dad, the destructive attitudes that cost me a job and almost cost me my home that I designed and built … these people promote the attitudes that destroyed one of my sibling’s relationships with the rest of her family … these people are not of love, they are of hate, they are of division, these “christians” …

… These people are directly responsible for the growing anti-gay and racist bullshit coming out everywhere; the number of anti-gay physical violence, as reported by FBI statistics, is rising, as well as racial attacks.  While Christians are persecuted around the globe, (true persecution, not what American christianists claim is persecution) they more than make up for it here in the U.S. and in countries like Uganda.

These people are complaining that their First Amendment Rights are threatened or taken away.  They are complaining that Christians are being somehow silenced — god, what B.S.!  They run this country pushing their Bible Nonsense into civil codes.

Then Perkins blathers on about how gay people are “trapped in depraved lives of sin” — ARRGH!  FUCK YOU, PERKINS!  I am sick of the pompous B.S. from these depraved fucks living their double-lives.  I know they have this mental image of what all gay people are, and it’s a LIE and they keep telling it.  I know they want to portray all gay people as sex-starved predators because it instills fear into their intellectually captive audience to keep the flow of money coming in.  Bottom line.  These brilliant religious moguls created the “culture war” because it is the most profitable tool they possess.

I have worked hard all my life, done all the things one is “supposed to do”, given my life to caring for my loved ones dying around me; I have let all the shit roll off my back, I have persevered, I have endured many hardships that would have broken many people, even the religious; I have had to start my life over five times, and every time, I have picked myself up and carried on, I’ve had a wonderful life and I will be goddamned if I will remain silent now while these Pharisees run good people down with their hypocritical, pompous. soul-killing garbage.

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Religious Crazy Train Is At Full Throttle

The Christian Crazy Train is speeding down the tracks and the brakes are gone.  The more these fuckwits talk, the crazier they get; and now we have convicted felon Oliver North’s insane talk on FOX claiming that after gays are “allowed in” the military, there will be NAMBLA chapters set up and pedophiles will take up base housing.  Is this motherfucker HIGH ON SOMETHING???

The RRW’s are in fucking gay-panic mode and they are losing their minds completely.    What IS IT with these fucking people and NAMBLA (as if that isn’t obvious)?  When is someone going to seriously question the sanity of these people?

Video via: RawStory

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FRC’s Peter Sprigg, Another Sociopath, Says: Outlaw “Gay Behavior”

Can someone please tell me what the fuck is “gay behavior”?

Well, anyway, Peter Sprigg, of the Family Research Council, thinks there outta be a law against it.  This statement comes right behind another sociopath, Focal Point’s Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.

Normally, my behavior … er, gay behavior, is polite and reserved, until dumb fucks start making public statements wanting me to be imprisoned or executed.  Then my gay behavior becomes angry; the intense gay disrespect for liars and whack-jobs kicks in; then my gay behavior gets loud.  My gay behavior becomes confrontational; my gay behavior gets unreasonable and wants to plant my large gay fist square in the face of said liars (that’s the ‘southern boy’ part of me).

Peter, Tony and their ilk … they are sociopaths.  Zero empathy, zero concern for the impact of their actions on others, unbounded arrogance and narcissism, compulsive lying, diverting negative attention onto others — but, hey — they’re Christian Sociopaths, so it’s O.K.  Here’s a video of Peter Sprigg telling Chris Matthews exuberantly exclaiming “Yes!” to the criminalization of gay people.

Update: Oh yeah, Sprigg is the one who voiced his idea for “exporting” the gay people, shipping them out of the country.  Genius, I say.

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