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Right Takes On Church-Threatening Gays


Hey, readers, the right’s watching you!

The ever-tenacious Matt Barber – the man who calls us “homofascists” – sent a press release to the conservative set yesterday and took on queer commentators who threaten violence against religious institutions.

These comments, says Barber, should be seen as hate crimes:

Decisions by voters in Florida, Arizona and California to join residents of 27 other states with constitutional protections for traditional marriage have prompted threats of violence against Christians and their churches.

Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs for Liberty Counsel, called the statements “hate crimes” for their intent to create violence against someone based on their beliefs.

“This is not just a matter of some people blowing off steam because they’re not happy with a political outcome. This is criminal activity,” he said. “The homosexual lobby is always calling for ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ and playing the role of victim. They claim to deplore violence and ‘hate.’ Here we have homosexuals inciting, and directly threatening, violence against Christians.”

On the “Queerty” website, “Stenar” asked, “Can someone in CA please go burn down the Mormon temples there, PLEASE. I mean seriously. DO IT.”

No, don’t. First and foremost, violence solves nothing and obviously we don’t condone such thinking. Second, if people actually started attacking churches, it would do the gay rights movement a great disservice. We’re sure there are other ways to fight for our rights, like public protests, lawyers and other perfectly legal venues.

[via Joe.My.God]

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 6, 2008
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  • 16 Comments
    • Wolf
      Wolf

      Well isn’t that just special. Watch me all you want Matt you are probab;y closeted and will get a thrill out of it anyway.

      But I for one am sick and tired and disgusted having my rights trampled on by these holier than though hypocrite douchebags. Where I myself do not condone violence. I do not condone apathy either.

      I am a bit older than most of you guys that come here. While I was just a babe when Stonewall happened my coming of age years in NYC benefited GREATLY by the activism, marches, and civil disobefience of that Era. I would never have imaged then that 25 years later I would see Gay Men and Women attacked and abused like this. In 25 years we have had so much taken away and so many restrictions placed upon us and still to this day they do their best to hold us back and keep us second class citizens. The bigots will always have more money and louder voices. Thats why our country as a whole has turned into what it is today. But we as Gay men and women MUST FIGHT! WE MUST ORGANIZE TO FIGHT! WE NEED TO TAKE BACK WHAT IS OURS AND RECIEVE THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AS EVERYONE ELSE.

      Where Violence is not the answer obviously petitions and commercials aren’t either. We need TO STAND OUT AND BE COUNTED. We NEED TO PROTEST, BOYCOTT, AND GET OUT THERE AND IN THEIR FACES AS OUR PROUD GAY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DID IN THE 60′S, 70′S, AND 80′S.

      We need to Rally, Pucket, March and perpare to FIGHT for what is ours. Together as one. Without apathy and with conviction. NOT just when there is something on a Ballot. But 24/7 – 365. We need to be PROUD of ourselves and show these douchebags that we WILL NOT be beaten and WE WILL NOT allow them to make us into second class citizens.

      Write letters, Form groups, Boycott, Set Up Rally’s, Make statements through NON VIOLENT Civil Disobedience. WE NEED TO TAKE BACK WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS AND FURTHER OUR MARCH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.

      So many Gay Activist and Just regular gay and lesbians fought for what we have now and so many are gone and passed now. We MUST PICK UP THE TORCH AND BATTLE. WE MUST.

      ACT OUT!
      FIGHT DISCRIMINATION!

      Nov 6, 2008 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Winston Churchill during the early stages of the 2nd world war, had one of the appeasers of Hitler say to him: War settles nothing

      Churchill snapped back – War settles everything.

      We are in a war folks, you cannot hide from the fact, and the right and the religious are fighting dirty.

      On one side are massed us, women, the secular, science, evolutionists, atheists, pro-abortionists and on the other the forces of evil, the religious, anti gays, the anti abortionists, the creationists. (Up to a few years ago I would’ve added blacks alongside us, but now they are on the other side.)

      How this war will be fought is up to us, I guess, cos the right already are using violence.

      Personally I am for peaceful non-violence and if we can keep it non-violent that will be great. But burning churches is violence, hate the churches though I might.

      OutRage! here in the UK used non-violent direct action, which means bursting into church services and blowing loud horns, blowing whistles to disrupt. Infiltrate their meetings, and disrupt. Ordinary demos will probably not work, but non violent direct action is most effective.

      Nov 6, 2008 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wolf
      Wolf

      Sorry for the typos and stuff. I was feeling moved. Still am. I am more than willing to start an Intenet Based Organization and Action Site. I’ll even pay for the Domain and Server. If anyone out there would like to help organize it. (Especially if you are god with Cpanel and HTML. I am good at formating but suck at set up.) Please let me know via email. The time is NOW.

      Nov 6, 2008 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jGrrl
      jGrrl

      Aww to hell with the fundies, literally. If they cared to really read their bible and understand their God then they’d see thats where they’re going anyhow.

      We will prevail. We’ll learn “due process”. We’ll get into the system where law matters and sign waving is a moot point. We’ll fight, from the inside out and we will win, one day.

      We’ll get ours, legally and fair. It may take a while but one day every one of those hateful rotten bastards will eat their despicable words and we’ll have the last laugh.

      and the rest can go:

      straight.to.hell

      Nov 6, 2008 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NG
      NG

      What I find ROTFLMAO about this post is that when people associated with CWFA were coming after me, many of you didn’t say a fucking thing.

      I’ll note that I’m not a “pro” blogger.

      Now that the big ugly monster has set his eyes upon you, you’re shitting bricks.

      KARMA

      Nov 6, 2008 at 9:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MEN-SAR
      MEN-SAR

      mormon boys ARE HOT!

      i wish most of them weren’t straight

      Nov 6, 2008 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darth Paul
      Darth Paul

      Violence, as Tallskin cited, certainly does resolve conflict; and I’m totally for queers of all varieties dropping the PC pacifist bullsh!t and learn to defend ourselves on the individual level.

      On the larger scale, though, violence is useless given that these nationalist-fascist “christians” are the biggest gun freaks out there (plus, a pyrrhic victory would prevail). The real place to hit them is their money.

      So do your homework, folks. There are plenty of ways to drain these bigots and it’s time we stepped up economically and wisely. And NO, throwing $ at ad agencies is not the answer.

      Nov 6, 2008 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tara - Praenomenal
      Tara - Praenomenal

      Ok, that makes so much more sense. Matt = Church-illy/Men-Sar. It is all coming together now.

      Nov 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tara - Praenomenal
      Tara - Praenomenal

      Ok, that makes so much more sense. Matt Barber = Church-illy/Men-Sar. It is all coming together now.

      Nov 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tara - Praenomenal
      Tara - Praenomenal

      Of course they do now show any of the threatening things we receive. We have been beaten stabbed and trampled for years and now they are trying to play the victim?

      Nov 6, 2008 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Here is what to do:

      http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=34112377527&h=iThmq

      Nov 6, 2008 at 2:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Puddy Katz
      Puddy Katz

      Aren’t most religious Christian men at least a little nelly? I mean, have you ever met them?

      Nov 6, 2008 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dale
      Dale

      ATTN. FAT BARBER!

      Nevermind the fat piece of shit never read in his book of bullshit that gluttony is a sin, as he’s obviously a fat pig, I’d like to challenge the fat pig to take any comment I wrote on any blog and have me prosecuted for committing a hate crime. I have THOUSANDS of death threats from “good” “loving” “christians” over the last two years documented against the GLBT community that are FAR worse than any comments made on this or any other gay blog.

      You want me prosecuted for hate crimes, you’re going to have to take every single one of these christofucks right with me, you fat pig.

      Have a good day.

      Nov 6, 2008 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stenar
      Stenar

      OOPS! I’m always stirring up trouble.

      Nov 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stenar
      Stenar

      DUH! I made that comment in the heat of the moment on Wednesday, the day after the election. I was really pissed. I feel much less inclined to burn things down after attending the protest rally in Salt Lake City last Friday.

      Nov 11, 2008 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brett
      Brett

      Please don’t be upset with all the churches. There are many churches who stand up for inclusion of all people and equal rights (http://blogs.pioneerlocal.com/religion). As I Christian I believe in this and so do most in my church and denomination.

      Nov 18, 2008 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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