Kirk Cameron is so oppressed, you guys. So very, very oppressed. More oppressed than gay people? Probably! You see, people keep hauling him out and crucifying him for his love speech. Except in this sentence “love speech” means “calling homosexuality unnatural and destructive” and “crucifying” means “saying mean things about Mr. Cameron, like that he’s a homophobic jerkface.” So, possibly the opposite of that thing I just said?
Hey, guess what? According to the US government, if your same-gender partner is your sole domestic partner and you share financial assets and are committed for life, you may not be deported if you’re an undocumented immigrant. Which is nice. They almost have the same status as a 24-hour Vegas wedding! “Marriage doesn’t matter” is a common refrain for a lot of queers, especially younger queers, as a backlash against the 100% marriage focus of a lot of gay rights groups. I definitely agree that marriage isn’t the only queer rights issue Americans face (Employment Non-Discrimination Act, anyone?), and a lot of so-called LGBT rights groups tend to throw trans people under the bus. But the thing is that “marriage doesn’t matter” a really privileged position. For a lot of people, including undocumented immigrants, equal marriage rights really does matter, and until we have equal marriage rights we’re stuck with this sort of half-measure to accommodate queer people’s needs.
Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt believes that Jesus taught that a mother should reject her gay son or she’s no longer a Catholic (and hence risks going to hell). I am definitely sure that was what Jesus taught.
In Moscow, a gay club was attacked by fifteen to twenty masked men shortly after Orthodox Christian activists called for a ban on gay nightclubs, which apparently entice immature souls into homosexuality.
In the Anoka area, noted for the suicides of LGBT teenagers, the Halloween parade has banned a local gay group from participating citing concerns that the parade was ‘too full,’ even though there were no limits on how many people can be in the parade.
Machismo is harmful to gay and bi Latino men. The lack of acceptance of queerness means that many of them live a life in the closet, which can cause depression and isolation; many will still conceive of themselves as straight as long as they’re the active partner, rather than the passive partner, who is considered to have lost their masculinity. The cult of masculinity is not just a theoretical issue: it harms actual people in the real world, and we need to fight it.
Jnakabb has purchased 200 words of swearing from me. (If you’d like to purchase swear words, or not swear words, you can donate here!) I figure I will use them all up talking about homophobic jerkfaces. Here goes:
Fuck you, you bloody fuckbag. I’d take a shit on you, except my ass is too fabulous to get that close to your fuckwitted face. I fucking hope you enjoy your motherfucking moment of Godforsaken glory, because it’s not going to last. We’re fucking winning, you cockmongering dickfaces, you shitlicking splitpricks. Your wanker children will sneak out from suburban hell to shake their tits and asses to our music, to Lady Fucking Gaga and David Fucking Bowie. Your daughters will beg us to eat their pussies; your sons will swish in lip gloss and leather pants tight enough to show their pricks. You won’t have to disown their narrow queer-loving asses, because they’ll disown you, your dickhating ways and dinosaur fears. I hope I’m there so I can laugh at the stricken expression on your shitwater face. I’d call you a cunt, but unlike every cunt I’ve ever known you’re neither deep nor hot nor remotely enjoyable. I suppose I’ll have to be content with douchebag, since you’re certainly outdated, misogynist, and useless. Piss off, you unfathomable bastard, you shitcocking son of a bitch, you misshapen ballsack. I hope you rot in the fetid hell where your ideas already are.
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