ChristWire’s Creators Outed (As Hilarious Writers Mocking Right-Wing Vitriol)

ChrstWire, created in 2008 by SoCal’s Bryan Butvidas (pictured) and Kansas’ Kirwin Watson (who both have day jobs), is a right-wing faith-based The Onion for the religious set. So slick is their outlandishness, even this website was fooled by what is, in hindsight, blatant sarcasm. Headlines like “Gays Now Using Santa to Entice Man Boy Love Relations” are exactly the sort of thing a Focus On The Family press release would sound like, ey? Written anonymously, the creators are revealing themselves for the first time in the New York Times. Supposedly they’re not trying to punk believers in the lord Jesus Christ, but stupid people who believe everything they hear on the news. Didn’t a Washington Post reporter just try that?

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  • Rick Brannon

    That guy needs to come out.

    He is hawt as fuck.

  • Ryan

    The religiously deluded will believe anything, for their faith requires no evidence, no reason, no explanation…

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    There seems to be a wave of cognitive dissonance occurring with gay blogs regarding political issues.

    I agree that the Christian right is bad. And, yet, people like Towleroad and this site seem to be suggesting that we should give the GOP a chance politically:


    Here’s why that represents cognitive dissonance: Do you know who is motivated in terms of social policy by the people above that you want to make fun of? The GOP. So, the idea of supporting the GOP would seem to mean we must endorse the same group you want to make fun of. Weird.

  • Tessie Tura

    @Rick Brannon: I agree that he is hot – but are you sure he’s in? That pic looks gaygaygay. Straight boys don’t wear sleeveless shirts that say “Dirty”.

  • Jeff K.

    Dude, you’d have to have your head filled with cement not to realize that ChristWire is a big fat Poe.

  • adman

    LMAO, I have the proof I needed. I sent the “dislosure” to my fundie associate who refers to my partner and I as “confirmed bachelors”, and has argued in the past that Christwire is a valuable source. I caught him peppering his conversations with references once and he couldn’t understand why I was red in the face and laughing hysterically at him. HA! Fox news takes your IQ down many points, people, GOProud members you have been warned! I can’t wait for dude’s reaction, can’t wait, can’t wait!!! Do you do irony much? Do you know what the words coming out of my mouth even mean? lol….

  • Jeffree

    @Adman: NICE work! I’m going to have to try that too.
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    I confess I’d missed out on the site before now, but it’s a comedy goldmine & the writing is sharp.

    The problem they face now is that the fundie webvine will reduce their readership so we need to take up some of the slack.

  • Lexx

    Queerty didn’t realize ChristWire was sarcasm? I figured that out in the first minute, the first time I visited the site. DUH.

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    Comic gold is the number of people down rating my post for pointing out the “we love the conservative gays who treated us like crap while they were busy pushing for christo-conservative positions like anti-marriage bans” while at the same time now saying “oh these horrible conservative nut cases.”


    Goes to show once again how utterly blinded the frightwing lemming like lunatics are by their hatred of all things and people which fall out of their warped notion of “normal”. How many times have they been hoodwinked by “god fearing upstanding right wing saviours with correct moral compasses”???? Swaggart, Haggard, and so many others have taken them for the ride down the “moral highway” while they were trolling the gutter for sex and drugs…………..

    Just last weekend Glenn Beck had anywhere from 50,000 to 300,000 of these lunatics give up their summer vacation to trek down to DC to listen to his rants. Beck was nothing more than a Howard Stern wanna be washed up FM shock jock whos show was canceled. He created and adopted the persona of outraged conserative who was going to “get America back on track”. These lunatics never questioning his background and motives have made him a millionaire many times over.

    I haven’t yet decided if I should laugh or be very ascared…………..

  • justiceontherocks

    @D’oh, The Magnificent: I think the main reason people thumbed down your remarks is because you are incoherent and no one has any idea what the fuck you are babbling about.

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    @justiceontherocks: Yet you understood me enough to respond to my last post. Interesting.

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    @justiceontherocks: Also, at least 4 people did understand me. That along with your selective ability to understand me enough to respond suggests another more likely possibility.

    If I had to guess as to the real reason: The down thumbs people are precisely the people who engage in the cognitive dissonance that I described. Gay Republicans who whine about the far right while endorsing them financially and through the party system.

  • Stenar

    @D’oh, The Magnificent: People gave you a thumbs down because nowhere does this article suggest we should give the GOP a “chance politically.”

  • justiceontherocks

    @D’oh, The Magnificent: Interesting that you have such a good read on the people who thumbed you, even though it’s anonymous. Maybe some of them are Gay Republicans, but they’re probably just people who enjoy a good satire and don’t think your writing qualifies.

  • L.

    Sorry – I only clicked on the headline because I wanted to see the larger version of the photo. What is it we’re supposed to be talking about?

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    Stenar- the article puts down social conservatives but again just a week ago (Don’t you remember?) some here were supporting GOP operatives who aid those social conservatives in the denial of our rights. Again, remember the post, I can link you do it, where people were asking should we consider the GOP considering. Now, maybe if you want to live in a world where we aren’t supposed to connect the dots of the absurdity of the contradictory ideas being presented- what I am saying is confusing. But in the real world , not so much.

    of course the article doesn’t say what I describe. Why would it? Since what I describe places the support of the article in juxtaposition to the other things supported by some- gay GOP operatives that they defend.

    That’s kind of not an odd criticism. Well . I suppose it is not odd if thinking beyond the momentary entertainment is your norm. If you are looking for a moments entertainment without connecting the dots, then yes, its strange.

    And, as for Justice- I am not writing satire. I am writing about cognitive dissonance of both laughing at those who hate you while supporting the operatives of those who hate you just the week before as someone were doing.

  • Stenar

    I never saw the previous article where pro-GOP comments were made. I don’t spend all my time on Queerty. I have a life. I, for one, would never give the GOP an inch.

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