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Happy Endings: The Day Barack Felt Some Backlash

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Barack Obama’s proud to have gay Bishop Gene Robinson’s vote. Interfaith Alliance honcho, Reverend Welton Gaddy, however, isn’t so pleased with Barack Obama’s Robinson pride:

Today’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for president by Bishop Gene Robinson is just the latest example of candidates misusing religious leaders for political gain.

Holy smokes!

Picture it: America, 2035 – God has smitten costume-wearing sex fiends. Gays become national treasure.

• Can Singapore’s homophobia get any more ridiculous? The Media Development agency has censored a short story reading which included a story by gay author Ng Yi-Sheng:

Ng’s text was disallowed as it had gone beyond good taste and decency in taking a disparaging and disrespectful view of public officers.

Ng’s got at least one theory as to why the government banned his story: it included a politician called “Lee Low Tar,” which sounds somewhat similar to PM Lee Hsien Loong.

• Village People’s former cop, Victor Willis, claims YMCA not gay.

• HRC launches mini-site:Visible ’08. Dedicated to next week’s gay debates, the site features candidate rundowns, blog posts and essays by Billie Jean King, Richard Kim, Kate Clinton and Rod McCullom, who writes:

By electing a Democratic president of your choice—and there are no shortage of qualified candidates—we can ensure that LGBT persons in all the 50 states will have basic rights like protection from employment discrimination and are protected by hate crimes legislation.

Can the Log Cabinites say the same?

• On a related note, Senator Chris Dodd will not be participating in the August 9th debates. Why? “Scheduling conflicts”. The gays must have been penciled in.

Google cellphone?

Vegans just got more annoying: many refuse to fuck non-vegans.

• ABC’s Geico caveman sitcom gets retooled for racism.


  • 8 Comments
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      The homophobia is 400 times worse in nearby Malaysia. Singapore is enlightened by comparison.

      Aug 3, 2007 at 9:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      Malaysia? Oh, isn’t that a muslim country as well?

      Hmmmm, strange that the most anti-gay countries are all muslim.

      Oh yes, and the only countries that execute gays for having gay sex are ALL muslim.

      Aug 5, 2007 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • malayankl
      malayankl

      To hephaestion, how the hell is M’sia homophobic? it’s way freer than the US when it comes to gays and tvs living free. if you mean we have laws against homosexuality then i agree, but we do not have cases of Matthew Shepards or gay bashing which is big in the US. you should try getting a visa from the US embassy and telling that you are gay–that’s homophobia–by your government.
      as for tallskin, Malaysia is NOT a Muslim country, we’re the majority but that’s all. You guys need to travel more. A lot more.

      Aug 5, 2007 at 9:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martini-boy
      Martini-boy

      Thank you, Malayankl, for telling it like it is! People like Tallskin will generalize ANYTHING in order to make the Muslims look bad. Shame on them.

      Aug 5, 2007 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martini-boy
      Martini-boy

      Oh, and hephaestion as well.

      Aug 5, 2007 at 11:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      Hey boys, I don’t really need to “generalise” MUCH about islam do I? Don’t you think the rabid anti-gay attitudes within islam merit some condemnation? Or do you approve of these attitudes? I await your answer.

      Malayankl -Here are some links about the situation for gays in Malaysia

      (Oh and I am in the England, London, by the way -not the USA. And the US for all its faults started the modern gay rights movement and is a society capable of change, whereas islamic societies are locked in a painful embrace with a holy text that says it is the word of god and if fixed for all time.)

      Section 377 of the penal code prohibits homosexual sodomy with punishments including up to twenty years in prison and or fines and whippings.

      No queerbashings eh? “In 1995, the State of Petaling Jaya Selangor Religious Affairs Minister praised the Islamic Badar vigilante groups who had organized in 1994 to assist in the arrest of 7,000 for engaging in “unIslamic” activities such as homosexuality”. THAT IS GOVT APPROVED ANTI-GAY VIGILANTE GROUPS! Shall I say it again?

      People’s Anti-Homosexual Voluntary Movement”, was created in 1998 to lobby for stricter criminal laws against homosexuality, and is a member of the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO)

      Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was charged with, among other political crimes, homosexual sodomy. In 2000, he was sentenced to nine years for engaging in sodomy with his 19-year-old male chauffeur and his former male speech writer. Despite national and international protests, he was not released until he had served out four years of his sentence, in 2004

      In 1993 the Malaysia State of Kelantan adopted Islamic law and thus the punishment for sodomy in that state is death. In 2002, the State of Kuala Lumpur adopted a similar legal system.

      As homosexuality is a crime, Malaysia does not recognize gay marriage, civil unions or domestic partnership benefits.

      check things out for yourselves. Here I give you the links
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Malaysia

      http://www.globalgayz.com/g-malaysia.html

      http://www.newstatesman.com/200006120012

      I could provide an awful lot more links, but this is enough to back up my argument I think

      Seems to me quite clear from JUST the malaysian example that islam is hellish for gays.

      Do you not agree? Why don’t you free your gay minds from the oppressive nonsense that is islam?

      Do you both really think that I need to travel there to find all this out the hard way???

      Aug 6, 2007 at 7:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tallskin
      Tallskin

      Hey boys, I don’t really need to “generalise” MUCH about islam do I? Don’t you think the rabid anti-gay attitudes within islam merit some condemnation? Or do you approve of these attitudes? I await your answer.

      Malayankl -Here are some links about the situation for gays in Malaysia

      (Oh, and I am in London, by the way -not the USA. And the US for all its faults started the modern gay rights movement and is a society capable of change, whereas islamic societies are locked in a painful embrace with a holy text that says it is the word of god and is fixed for all time.)

      Section 377 of the penal code prohibits homosexual sodomy with punishments including up to twenty years in prison and or fines and whippings.

      No queerbashings eh? “In 1995, the State of Petaling Jaya Selangor Religious Affairs Minister praised the Islamic Badar vigilante groups who had organized in 1994 to assist in the arrest of 7,000 for engaging in “unIslamic” activities such as homosexuality”. THAT IS GOVT APPROVED ANTI-GAY VIGILANTE GROUPS! Shall I say it again?

      People’s Anti-Homosexual Voluntary Movement”, was created in 1998 to lobby for stricter criminal laws against homosexuality, and is a member of the ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO)

      Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was charged with, among other political crimes, homosexual sodomy. In 2000, he was sentenced to nine years for engaging in sodomy with his 19-year-old male chauffeur and his former male speech writer. Despite national and international protests, he was not released until he had served out four years of his sentence, in 2004

      In 1993 the Malaysia State of Kelantan adopted Islamic law and thus the punishment for sodomy in that state is death. In 2002, the State of Kuala Lumpur adopted a similar legal system.

      As homosexuality is a crime, Malaysia does not recognize gay marriage, civil unions or domestic partnership benefits.

      check things out for yourselves. Here I give you the links
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Malaysia

      http://www.globalgayz.com/g-malaysia.html

      http://www.newstatesman.com/200006120012

      I could provide an awful lot more links, but this is enough to back up my argument I think

      Seems to me quite clear from JUST the malaysian example that islam is hellish for gays.

      Do you not agree? Why don’t you free your gay minds from the oppressive nonsense that is islam?

      Do you both really think that I need to travel there to find all this out the hard way???

      Aug 6, 2007 at 8:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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