Category Archives: Gay rights

A mouthpiece for everyone

-by Kid Bucket-

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! That means the 24 hr news channels get to wax poetic about what Martin Luther King would have done in every possible circumstance, even if they are probably completely wrong.

Would have MLK supported Obama?

Would MLK have been a part of the Occupy Movement?

Would MLK support Gay Marriage?

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Ideas and Beliefs

-by Kid Bucket-

I know it’s been a while since I wrote for haitibabies. I recently got a new job at Disney as a Jungle Cruise Skipper and with the training and everything that’s where most of my time has been going.

In the military there were few sayings that I have liked enough to use as a civilian, but one of the ones I liked the most was “Good Initiative, Bad Judgment”. Oh, you wanted to vacuum the floor? Good initiative. You did it when there was a meeting going on in the room you decided to vacuum? Bad judgment.

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OBAMA IS TRYING TO ACHIEVE GAYIFICATION OF THE WORLD!

-by Kid Bucket-

In a campaign full of “Really, Rick Perry? Really?” moments, this is one of the ones that really makes me dislike him more then I thought possible. After the Obama Administration decided it wanted to take a country’s treatment of LGBT citizens into account when deciding the amount of foreign aid they would receive, Rick Perry decided that this statement was Obama spitting in the face of every Christian in the entire country, and decided to release this statement of douchebaggery to counter Obama’s gayification of the world. Rick Perry is really here to save us, guys:

“Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights.

“This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop.

“I have proposed a foreign aid budget that starts at zero. From that zero baseline, we will consider aid requests based solely on America’s national security interests. Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.

“But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea. This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americas of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong.

“President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.”

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in case you were wondering what is going to take over the news cycle for the next forever.

-by Kid Bucket-

I hate to be the one to tell you this, in fact I don’t know how Ryan Seacrest was able to tweet it, but I will pull through because dammit! I have journalistic integrity.

Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce from Kris Humphries.

I know I know, before you fall into your mental pit of sadness (I had to pull out of mine long enough to write this) remember, marriage is still a sacred institution because the gays can’t get it. America will always be the strongest country in the world so long as we have that antiquated ideal firmly in our grasp.

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IN OTHER NEWS

-by Nerdface-

From article on front page of CNN.com:

Giving readers a play-by-play of a typical scenario of “spontaneous” sex between her and Baskett, Wilkinson explains in her new book “Being Kendra” that “as parents, now we have to try to fit in sex whenever we can.”  …Wilkinson, who refuses to “buy into that whole belief that married couples don’t have sex,” doesn’t ever plan to eliminate lovemaking from the relationship altogether.

Oh.  Em.  Gee.  Thank Vader you got this news out to me, CNN.  I can’t begin to fathom how empty my life would feel if I didn’t know details about some random woman’s very very insipid sex life (who is she again, and why should I care?). This woman doesn’t plan to completely stop having sex with her husband?  DAMN!  Stop the presses. We’ve got ourselves a fucking STORY! May the dark side of the Force forever forbid I get my hands on a piece of news with some real implications!

Like this one: a freshman in Texas was given a multiple-day suspension for making a comment to a fellow student, during a discussion about religion and homosexuality in German class, that he thinks homosexuality is wrong.

Look.  I’m queer, and I grew up in a conservative, Christian town of less than 1,000 people.  My school certainly didn’t have any ‘gays’ and it didn’t want any either.

So I get it.  I really do.  But this is NOT the kind of thing that helps the LGBT cause; it’s NOT something that helps progressives in general; and it’s wrong.  It simply is.  There is a difference between hate speech/bullying and what basically boils down to a misinformed opinion (that about half the US shares).  I mean, the kid is like freakin’ 14 years old.  He’s not hopeless.  One day maybe, in college or at work or wherever, he’ll meet a nice normal person who happens to be gay or trans or bi or maybe just an eloquent straight ally, and he’ll see the light.  But the more this kind of thing happens, the more walls he’ll throw up and the further and further back that day will be pushed.   Suspending him for voicing his (parents’) opinion smacks of the highest hypocrisy: “We want freedom of speech and to be left alone and allowed to do our thing, but we don’t want that for YOU, you misguided, evil-minded person.” That refrain sound familiar to you? It should. We (the LGBT community) have been hearing it for years.

Liberal knee-jerk reactions like this student’s suspension give the other side ammunition I’d rather they didn’t have.  And in the long run, it does no good to switch places with the bigot, no matter how good it might feel at first to have the shoe on the other foot.

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