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PHOTO: Former Westboro Baptist Church Member Poses For NOH8 Campaign

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Feb 12, 2013
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  • 11 Comments
    • Caine
      Caine

      um ok am i the only jaded queen on here who thinks this is just a clever way to market her book?
      two big thumbs down. one to her and one to queerty for providing an amazon link to the book.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 8:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @Caine: No, you are not. The overwhelming homo support as of late has me feeling a little jaded also. Nevertheless, I think we should attribute the best of intentions to everyone until they prove otherwise.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RomanHans
      RomanHans

      I’m not sure why the world needs books from people who used to hate us saying nobody should hate us. It’s like a murderer saying “Don’t kill people!” or a thief saying “Don’t steal!” The message is nice, but I don’t know about applauding the advice of and/or rewarding the messenger. Still, the gay community should accept these people with open arms, because in cutting ties with their past they are likely to need our support.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad Hunt
      Chad Hunt

      @RomanHans: Oh i don’t know if I agree with you there. Haven’t you ever seen that delight of a show called, “Scared Straight.” It takes unruly children into the prison system to have them scared by inmates. It is a hoot and a half.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raquel Santiago
      Raquel Santiago

      Old news but good news.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • technicolornina
      technicolornina

      I sincerely hope the gay community welcomes all three of these women. Who here DOESN’T have a story–either your own, or the story of someone you know–of a small, scared baby-gay who came out, and SUDDENLY HAD NO FAMILY? (I was lucky enough to have a pretty awesome family, but I also have two friends–one trans, one gay–who came from stringent Catholic families, and you can imagine how well that went over.) We learned to be family to each other. These ladies are going to need that to get through the next fifty, sixty, or even seventy years, and by opening our hearts to them we will find some of the most wonderful allies when they discover just how wrong the “right” people were.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caine
      Caine

      @technicolornina – I hope you are correct but it still seems way too calculated to me – as if they are marketing the book to me rather than anything else. If she did this and said what she was saying it would be a different story – but this photo feels like an attempt to get some pink dollars to buy the book. It doesn’t feel right.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Actually it sounds like the donation dollars are down at the church…where the money goes..you shall follow…

      Feb 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taliaferro
      Taliaferro

      It does seem that the Westboro Baptish Church is in decline. The older generations cannot live forever, and there have been several recent incidents when their protests were met with far superior numbers and when they did not show up as they threatened to do. I confess that I take delight in each and every defection and I suspect that when the media publishes stories such as this, the founder and his rabid daughter gnash their teeth in impotent fury. As for Amazon, well, no one is forced to buy any book he or she does not wish to.

      Feb 13, 2013 at 1:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      I agree that we should show her forgiveness now that she has seen the light and let her know WE won’t judge her like her family judges everyone NOT in WBC.

      Feb 13, 2013 at 6:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mickie_Newton
      Mickie_Newton

      I have a friend who was brought up to hate gay men and women. And for a very long time she really hated us. But, oddly, due to SciFi, her love for Doctor Who and a certain Captain Harkness, who first appeared in the first of the New Doctor Who, began to change. She’d began to adore Jack and then the man that played him. She read his books and grew a far greater understanding of him and of other gay people. But her views had already changed before that. She’d realised that her hate was so incredibly wrong and I am proud to call her a friend.

      Yes we don’t always agree on everything, namely politics…But we do share a great love for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Jack and of course John Barrowman (though I love him for who he is and not his sex! lol)

      Feb 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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