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The Gay Inc. Answer to the National Prayer Breakfast? An ‘American Prayer Hour’

Calling it the American Prayer Hour, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is hosting its own anti-National Prayer Breakfast — the one Obama says he’s been invited to, and the one Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” lawmaker David Bahati is now said to not be attending.

The Feb. 4 event — to take place in Dallas, not D.C., at the group’s annual Creating Change conference — is actually titled, in full, “American Prayer Hour at Creating Change: Protest ‘The Family’ and the Ugandan LGBT Death Penalty Bill,” and it “will call upon all people to affirm inclusive values and celebrate diversity.”

By, uh, asking them to pray?

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    • Tarcash

      Praying only warms your hands and makes your knees ache… but unlike other activities that can cause the same symptoms, you get nothing out of it but a sore back and warm hands.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amber LeMay

      American Prayer Hour sounds like a 1960’s Up With People meets The King Family ABC Special.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devon

      I think I’ll just stay home and protest against The Family by eating cupcakes and tossing pennies into the ceiling fan then watching where they fly to.

      That will have as much of an impact on The Family and Uganda as prayer.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NYC

      Stupid. Very stupid.

      The National Gay and Lesbian Task force is one of the lowest rated charities in the US (http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=8093) with high administrative costs and fundraising costs.

      Then this. The “Creating Change Conference” is also failing. They have been cancelling events because of a “lack of interest.”

      Fundraising is down for three straight years at NGLTF. We should consider making this their last year in business.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PADude

      Perhaps instead somebody could have the National Sensibility Breakfast wherein people actually try to solve issues rationally?

      …naw, this is America.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      No. 1 · Tarcash wrote, “Praying only warms your hands and makes your knees ache… but unlike other activities that can cause the same symptoms, you get nothing out of it but a sore back and warm hands.”

      You can pray sitting in a comfortable chair and you’ll get precisely the same results as you would doing it on your knees. That is, unless your “god” is a “gay god” and “prayer” is used as a euphemism for something else that might be done on your knees.

      Jan 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tarcash

      @B: My point being is that prayer does nothing.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh_Texas

      National Gay and Lesbian “TASK FORCE?”

      Huh. Why do we have this organization?

      Task Force: A task force is a group of people who are temporarily assigned to work together to achieve a very specific and clearly defined objective. For example, a drug task force works independently of a police force to address issues relating to the manufacture, sale, and use of illegal drugs. Although the concept of a task force is military in origin, task forces today are often found beyond the boundaries of the military, appearing in the business world, law enforcement, and charitable organizations.

      I’m IN Dallas – nobody is going to their silly “Creating Change Conference.” The change we need is a new, smart and anxious to “win” Gay Inc. Not this old-fashioned crap.

      Jan 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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