Queerty is better as a member
The Right, especially the Religious Right have been telling outrageous lies for years and no one has called them on it. It’s about time someone did, good for Wayne Besen!
If Mr. Besen believes the gay community is completely benevolent, then he obviously has never read Queerty, where readers gleefully boast of how badly they wish harm on anyone who doesn’t agree with them.
@Right Is Right: He didn’t say the gay community was completely benevolent, and since it’s about ten percent of the entire population he would have to be some kind of chump to say or think so. But IF he did, sure, comments on gay sites are generally just as dumb and inflammatory as anywhere else on the Internet. Like the ones where people use strawmen to make “the gay community” seem like hypocrites, for instance.
The religious right thinks that if they tell a lie enough times, it will become the truth. May Jerry Falwell continue to burn in hell! Besen has always been one of the good guys. Go gettum Wayne!
I work in a place that requires 24 hour police security and am friends with several of the cops. several like to engage me in political debate in which i am glad to participate. Again, i consider them friends. They are comfortable enough with me as i am them to “fake” flirt and joke around. While having a discussion about the latest Prop 8 decision, one cop said, ” I’m cool as long as they don’t let guys marry dogs.” to which my response was “Why would you even go there!” explaining, directly and forcefully, the lack of comparison and the offensiveness of such a statement. He immediately apologized. I have yet to accept til i am sure he understands.
Organizations like PFOX spread these kind of lies and the media cover it, without refuting the lies, allowing, not just every day people but people in positions of power, such as this cop, to repeat those lies. The damage those lies create, not just to children in schools but the average person on the street confronted with public servants, sworn to PROTECT and serve, is unquestionable.
Bout time public figures, like Wayne, call em out, publicly.
@Right Is Right: This is not about the gay community. This is about one man who was defamed by a religious right wing fanatic.
Besen would never do such a thing. I’m delighted he’s bringing legal action against these lunatics.
Just in case anyone is interested in seeing the other side of the story (either for perspective or for amusement), check out http://americansfortruth.com/2011/12/13/pfox-responds-to-gay-hate-blogger-wayne-besen-threat/
My opinion: a court case would resemble the following one -
(skip the first little bit to get to the really funny part).
Oh, most of the ex-gay and no-gays movement are engaged in tort actionable slander and libel against all gay people. Haul ‘em all into court. Make it a class action suit. Put these creeps out of business. Gay men commenting with anger on the internet is nothing at all like the calculated knowingly false assertions by the creeps.
Okay mr beset. I’m donating $20 to your cause. Go f them in the behind.
Wayne Besen IS vicious enough to do something like that, but I’ll still be moderately surprised if he actually did. And, if he did, at least he went after a genuine personal adversary/enemy (not like the rest of the gay ghetto who want people dead just because they’re….Israeli, or Texan, or Irish, or Mormon or…from Kentucky..or any of the other established “enemy” categories).
Wayne Besen has made a career standing up to the pernicious lies and distortions from groups like PFOX, Focus on the Family, AFA, Exodus International, etc … I hope that the community will step up and support Wayne’s efforts at TruthWinsOut.org by donating a few bucks to help him with this mission.
And good for Wayne for taking PFOX to court for their obvious slander.
Wayne Besen is sooo HOT. my god! I love you
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