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Witness The Fabulous Catfight Between Joe.My.God. And Senator Ruben Diaz

While Queerty’s no fan of Ruben Diaz, our intense dislike of Mr. Diaz holds but a mere candle to the supernovic loathing that Joe.My.God. editor Joe Jervis reserves for Reverend Diaz. For example, Jervis’ latest article about Mr. Diaz has the following tags: “assholery, bigotry, douchenozzles, evil, fuckweasels.”

Fuckweasel… we’ll have to remember that one.

But Diaz has broken caught wind of Jervis’ special brand of blogging and has used the occasion to paint himself as a Christian of gay hate speech. He even wrote a blog entry about it, to which Jervis responded.

Grab some popcorn and watch the catfight begin!

So first, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (yes, Senator Reverend… Diaz’s self-assigned title, not ours… it’s kinda like Uncle Grandpa) wrote this in his essayette entitled, “Unashamed To Be A Christian”:

“Yesterday I received a series of five emails in my Senate account from one person that read like homicidal rantings: “You eat shit. You are shit.” “There is no worse person on Earth than you. God has told me so.” “You worthless pile of human excrement!!!” “I hope you die! I hope you die soon! I’m waiting for you to die!” “Satan would sooner nail a stake through your heart than admit to knowing you. Your very own lover!!!”

“Last Tuesday, a website posted an article titled: ‘Sen. Ruben Douchebag: I Made History.’ The tag labels that follow that online piece are as vulgar as possible. I quote them here not to amplify their vulgarity, but to let people know the ever-growing hatred freely expressed by those who claim to promote tolerance: ‘assholery, batshittery, bigotry, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, douchenozzles, evil, and f***weasels’…

For all intents and purposes I am a stranger to this person, yet for some reason I have his full attention. As a religious leader I thank the Lord that he continues to pay attention to my efforts to spread the Word of God. I hope and pray that since he seems to be a grown man, he will try to no longer promote vulgarity, indecency and hatred online or elsewhere…

After the June 24 vote, so many people who disguise themselves as victims and decry bullies hide behind their computer screens and demonstrate what is called “keyboard courage” by posting hateful and vicious comments about me.”

OK, before we write off Mr. Diaz as your typical woe-is-me hater, you should know that he’s not the only far right conservative to slam Jervis’ work. After Jervis won GLAAD’s first-ever award for Outstanding Blog, Peter LaBarbera, Board Member of the right-wing group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality said:

“So GLADD, a self-described anti-defamation group, gives an award to one of the most vicious, vile and vulgar anti-Christian bigots on the planet and expects to be taken seriously? Hey, while we’re at it why not give Muammar Gaddafi the ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ award. Or how about a Nobel Peace Prize for Barack Oba… Oh, wait….”

Barbera has spent a good part of his adult life focused on homosexual acts. And Jervis, who is a strange fan of Queerty, regularly posts about anti-gay Christianist groups like the American Family Association (a certified hate group) and the anti-gay actions of the Catholic Church.

Make no mistake, the cantankerous Joe Jervis enjoys the sport of provoking Christianists but he only exposes such groups’ hypocritical anti-gay actions—he does not oppose religion in and of itself.

Nevertheless, Jervis responded to Diaz’s essayette in his own post entitled, “Sen. Ruben Diaz: JMG Was MEAN To Me!”:

Diaz, as always you’ve got a lot of nerve to whine like a titty-baby because somebody on the internet was mean to you. What outrageous hypocrisy to hear this from a man who just led thousands and thousands of raging evangelicals through the streets of my city as they waved signs calling for my eternal damnation and gave speeches LITERALLY calling for my murder. Fuck YOU, Ruben Diaz. Fuck you right in the motherfucking ear.

The Jervis and Diaz share in common is their consistency in tone. But The New Civil Rights Movement compared the two men to size up which man is the real bully:

Joe Jervis, aka Joe. My. God., spends his days and nights educating his community and pointing out hypocrisy and hatred on the Right, including that of New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz. Granted, Jervis uses impolite speech to get his message across at times, but rarely is it undeserved.

[Meanwhile] The other, an elected official, spends his days and nights crossing the line between church and state, attending rallies, like one sponsored by the anti-?marriage group National Organization for Marriage, that included a preacher who proclaimed that gays are “worthy of death,” just minutes before New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz spoke. Diaz neither acknowledged the hate speech, nor challenged it, nor asked the preacher to apologize to his constituents. In effect, Diaz stood on stage and condoned a call to genocide, without giving it a second thought.

Keep in mind that the National Organization of Marriage has used claims of gay harassment to flout campaign finance disclosure laws in several states, presumably to protect churches and other donors who broke laws to finance the fight against marriage equality. But Jervis’s blog merely points out the obvious—that right-wing religious groups perpetuate an industry of hate much larger than his one-man operation.

Jervis thrives off of such attention and he’s likely keep his claws nice and sharp the next time the Christianist cats come stalking for gay prey.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jul 7, 2011
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  • 38 Comments
    • Ian Awesome
      Ian Awesome

      Of course, you would NEVER thrive off of the sort of attention Jervis attracts to your work, Daniel. NEVER.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erich
      Erich

      Have you ever listened to Diaz speak English? The sentence structure, grammar, and words that he used are completely at odds with his spoken English.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ganondorf
      Ganondorf

      Joemygod’s a retirement community for olden gays. In spite of that, this was inadvertently funny, and not because it expanded the my potty mouth repertoire. Blogging about blogs, though. Could one’s head get any further one’s own ass? Oh, almost forgot: fuck ruben diaz. Will someone please stick a dick in his mouth and blow a load to shut him up already?

      Jul 7, 2011 at 7:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guy from greece
      guy from greece

      “Last Tuesday, a website posted an article titled: ‘Sen. Ruben Douchebag: I Made History.’ The tag labels that follow that online piece are as vulgar as possible. I quote them here not to amplify their vulgarity, but to let people know the ever-growing hatred freely expressed by those who claim to promote tolerance: ‘assholery, batshittery, bigotry, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, douchenozzles, evil, and f***weasels’…”

      If this is true, it is hate speech. I don’t care if Senator Diaz is an anti-equality bigot, nothing justifies this. Pure and simple pettiness, maliciousness and vulgarity.

      You would expect a grown-up gay man to have developed more articulate and sophisticated ways to express their opinions than standard schoolyard bullying language.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 2:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom
      Tom

      @guy from greece: Sometimes, you just need to call a fuckweasel a fuckweasel.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 3:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      With apologies to the critters that are actually weasels-who-fuck, Reverend Senator Diaz is a true fuckweasel.

      Your average weasel is twice as articulate as Ruben, and much less dangerous. Weasels can get rabies & act irrationally , whereas whatever causes Diaz to feel such “rabia*” is still an untreated mystery.

      *Spanish for “rage” or “fury” AND rabies. How relevant !

      Jul 8, 2011 at 3:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guy from greece
      guy from greece

      .@Tom:

      And sometimes you need to call bullying for what it is no matter where it comes from. A struggle for human rights is sth completely different from a viciousness contest. Stalinist secularists and religious freaks in the US should not use the rights of a vulnerable minority as ammunition in their little civil war.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 3:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cybernoelie
      cybernoelie

      @guy from greece: Totally agree. I’ve always been a bit wary of JMG as a spokesperson for the LGBT community and personally I’m not happy about his language. There are more refined ways of calling someone serious names and exposing their hypocrisy without actually descending to this, it doesn’t help our cause IMO.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 7:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      @Jeffree

      You nailed it. I Like your comments. They are direct and honest wo projecting alot of asinine negs like some Ann Coulter ninjas on here looking for validation thru Neg attention. Clean and clear u are. Classy.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 8:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Diaz deserves it. Diaz does the same thing and in this case is the original perpertrator.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville
      Mike in Asheville

      @cybernoelie: I read Joe daily and have for a few years; I have NEVER EVER read a Joe.My.God. post where Joe has even remotely claimed/suggested/remarked that he spoke by behalf of anyone other than himself.

      @guy from greece: Or, it is simply, “fight fire with fire.” Dan Savage has said that he would immediately cease and seek reversing of his brilliant tagging of Rick Santorum as Mr. Frothy Mix JUST AS SOON AS MR. FROTHY MIX REVERSES THE COMMENTS THAT GAYS ARE ALL: child molesting pedophiles; dog fuckers; drug crazed; etc.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 9:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @Ganondorf: 40 year old gay people are a retired older crowd? Grow the fuck up. You must be 19 you silly brat. Just because some people have more life experience than you does not make them old. It makes you IMMATURE. And yes i never said that sort of thing about anyone when i was 19. Your statement is a reflection of your own lack of wisdom.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bob
      bob

      I don’t see any difference between Joe’s tags, and the great congressional tradition of resemblance; as in ‘The fine Senator’s face reminds me of the view of a horse returning home’. Joe never called him a fuckweasel, he just points out that if you’re searching for fuckweasels, you may want to check out Senator Diaz.
      Diaz is a fucktard. And, no, that’s not a contraction of fucking retard. I mean a used leotard with big greasy stains around the cut-out crotch holes. You think it covers your body imperfections, but in reality it just makes the view worse. Much worse.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bob
      bob

      Oops. I meant, of course, that Diaz RESEMBLES a fucktard.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cybernoelie
      cybernoelie

      @Mike in Asheville: Eh, he’s won awards from gay organizations for his campaigning (on his blog, with his Twitter account and on his Facebook page), he’s practically been syndicated across the world, his opinion on all things LGBT is quoted on a regular basis by both the gay media and the mainstream media – he himself may not identify as being a spokesperson but he behaves and speaks like one and is treated like one – to say otherwise is simply dishonest.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Gays will make it Bachman2012 (John from England)
      The Gays will make it Bachman2012 (John from England)

      JMG is tongue in cheek. Brilliant. He is desperately needed like Savage in the gay community because he is the ONLY blog that actually reports on what the right wing are doing or saying. Also keeps tabs on GOproud who also loathe him.

      Queerty does no reporting and is more about celeb gossip.

      Towleroad throws soft curve balls and is so neutral it might as well be just a posting site.

      Belerico is sooo agendafied with being gay victims, sanctimonious and full of liberal ‘integrity’

      Pams House Blend see above, though can be quite punchy.

      Out of all of them JMG is the only site who did spend his day and night-like Queerty-painting the Democrats as the most evil thing with Obama as the anti-christ therefore encourage 25% of gay voters to vote Republican or sit out the elections. Giving the USA..a GOP house that is now going to spend every minute they can making sure gays have no rights.

      You did it good guys! Nice! Must all be one of those entitled white gays with a decent job and education so you can scream and whine because you know it will never effect your living standards.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • like
      like

      JMG is head and shoulders above Queerty in posting meaningful information for the gays. We should know what the right is saying about us. We typically don’t subscribe to those communication channels so it’s good that someone does and report back to us what is going on.

      Queerty should try to be more meaningful if it’s going to try to criticize somebody that works with a purpose. Otherwise you should just shutup and continue posting your usual sensationalistic garbage.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in NYC
      robert in NYC

      Under IRS code 501(c)4, nonprofit organizations such as NOM aren’t required to disclose their source of income, except if such income emanates from corporations or unions, then it is required by law to disclose. Each state can take court action to force them to open their books and it must comply or face prosecution, usually stiff fines and in some cases, banned from soliciting donations in some states.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jordan
      Jordan

      Hmm..the tone is a bit undesirable but I also don’t think that Ruben Diaz is the type that is going to change his mind, even should Christ himself come down to tell him what a fuckweasel he truly is. Yes, they can use this as further ridiculous evidence to support their pathetic “we are the true victims” claims but come on people, I could tell Ruben Diaz and Maggie Gallagher that I send them nothing but love, warm fuzzy thoughts, and even say god bless you to them and they would still play the victim card as long as it seems to work for them.

      So while I shy away from vulgar language myself in communicating to these fuckweasels, I agree in this case that a fuckweasel is a fuckweasel and sometimes a fuckweasel needs to be reminded what an astounding fuckweasel they are. Man that is a great term!

      Jul 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg
      Greg

      Diaz is the new face of hate speech. Hangs from the cross and whines.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan
      Jonathan

      Those complaining the speech of Joe Jervis is “Hate Speech”, please, try reading what NOM, and the other anti-gay Christians say about gay people. “Disease ridden animals” “Pedophiles and perverts”, comparing us marrying to incest and bestiality.

      The Rabid Christians call for our deaths and incite genocide in Uganda and you want us to be nice to them? Grow up. They deserve it.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      I thought Queerty was supposed to be new and improved or something

      Jul 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Diaz attacks us a whole group. He wants laws that attack us in every aspect of our lives. Jervis, on the other hand, is attacking Diaz as an individual. There’s a big difference between one form of attack and the other.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edfu
      edfu

      Queerty, you should only be so relevant as Joe Jervis. He attacks our enemies. You report gossip. He is political; you are fluff.

      Jul 9, 2011 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim
      Jim

      Joe.Facial.Wasting.Is.No.God

      Jul 9, 2011 at 1:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robert in NYC
      robert in NYC

      Diaz, Bachmann et al, all are in dire need of labotomies!

      Jul 9, 2011 at 7:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony Pelliccio
      Tony Pelliccio

      NOM has only really been harassed once that I recall. That was here in RI at their little bigot rally when a couple of folks from out of state got in their faces.

      Then of course there’s the priceless presentation of the bigotry award to Maggie Gallagher. You almost want to feel sorry for her until you realize what a bigoted bitch she is.

      Jul 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Littlebearnyc
      Littlebearnyc

      @No.24 Jim- Joe puts himself on the line every day and your anon. ass makes a joke about HIV and facial wasting. And another commentator about ‘old people’ reading Joe.

      Maybe it’s because us old queens who fought for the right of you little crappers to spew whatever on the web like reading a blog that informs and MOTIVATES US – a motivation that is not about acquiring and buying like you youngins worship.
      I’ts easy to trash- harder to actually accomplish anything.

      Jul 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ganondorf
      Ganondorf

      @Littlebearnyc

      Joe risks his life and saves lives? He’s like a firefighter, isn’t he? He does that on a blog, rarely venturing out of the temperature controlled confines of his apartment? No, he’s better a firefighter or EMS tech, or doctor. He’s like a secret agent, putting his ass on the line every day. He saves lives! A lot of those it gets better contributors say the same thing. And people who buy a product that gives a certain tiny percentage of that product of a vogue cause, like childhood immunization in some forgotten land, are “good people,” too. Heroes, even. Disgusting.

      Jul 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • StudioTodd
      StudioTodd

      So many people here are hurling personal insults and hate at Joe.My.God, yet they give no indication of why…what’s your beef with Joe Jervis? What did he do to you?

      Jul 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I know you don't know me but...
      I know you don't know me but...

      being one of the many proud dinosaurs who reads J.M.G. and respects Joe Jervis for his work I just feel I need to point out something you pups over on this blog seem to be totally missing.. Just look at the title of this piece — “Witness The Fabulous Catfight…” Is THAT what you think this is??? a FABULOUS CATFIGHT????? You may want to consider the FACT that there are literally millions… MILLIONS of other people whom we happen to share these United States with who WANT YOU DEAD because you are gay. You haven’t a CLUE as to how important Joe’s work is. Yes, the truth often does sound “uncivil” or “impolite”. Well, at some point you gotta recognize the TRUTH that people who want you dead REALLY REALLY do exist. Grow up.

      Jul 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Christopher
      Christopher

      I stopped reading JMG years ago because its comments section made the one on this site read like a symposium of Rhodes scholars. I notice Joe has scrubbed all comments from his site now? Did even he get tired of the vitriol? Or does he just prefer to talk to himself? Either way, I’m still not reading.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • edfu
      edfu

      @Christopher: I don’t know what you’re talking about. The comments on JMG have not been “scrubbed.” If you think the comments on Queerty “read like a symposium of Rhodes scholars,” I have a coloring book you will appreciate.

      Jul 29, 2011 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      @Ganondorf: You’ll one day be fortunate enough, perhaps, to become a member of an “olden retirement community” thanks to people like JoeMyGod Jervis, who speak up when you’re out partying obliviously while the homophobes are burning your brothers and sisters at the stake or stoning them to death in the street. And you think somebody has their head up their ass for even noting the fight is still raging? Isn’t his entertaining! Aren’t we truly shallow just like they say! You may not be a fuckweasel, but you closely resemble one.

      Sep 9, 2011 at 5:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      @Ganondorf: You’ll one day be fortunate enough, perhaps, to become a member of an “olden retirement community” thanks to people like JoeMyGod Jervis, who speak up when you’re out partying obliviously while the homophobes are burning your brothers and sisters at the stake or stoning them to death in the street. And you think somebody has their head up their ass for even noting the fight is still raging? Isn’t this entertaining! Aren’t we truly shallow just like they say! You may not be a fuckweasel, but you closely resemble one.

      Sep 9, 2011 at 5:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ronster
      Ronster

      Jervis is a cunt. His followers, judging from the comments posted on his site, are semi-literate lemmings.

      Feb 22, 2012 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clark35
      Clark35

      Joe “homo quotable” Jervis is a media whore, vulgar, does not actually help LGBT people or fight for our rights, a petty bully, and the blog was 1,000X better when it was a sex blog and Jervis would spam his nude pics and write about how he loved to hook up with men and do them bareback despite being HIV+. He’s just as annoying as Dan Savage is, and neither of them help LGBT people in the United States or our cause to get rights and equality.

      Aug 22, 2014 at 1:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Clark35
      Clark35

      I know you don’t know me-Yup you’re an old queen dinosaur. Don’t be so paranoid but everyone knows you’re the Canadian troll from the stupid JMG blog.

      Aug 22, 2014 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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