Bravo or Booed?
I think it’s important to recognize when people do the right thing, or take a heroic stand, in fighting bullies, or promoting LGBT equality. I also think it’s important to call out those who misinform, promote bigotry, hatred, or inequality, or use lies to further their anti-gay agenda.
I’m going to put the Bravos in one post, and the Booed in a separate post. I don’t want to sully the names of those receiving Bravos - with those who are booed.
The people noted here have misinformed their readers in one case, improperly quoted the Bible in 2 cases, and promoted bigotry and hatred in the other 2 cases.
Boo to North Carolina Bigot of the Year - Pastor Charles Worley
A long and sustained jeer and BOO to North Carolina Baptist Pastor Charles Worley, for standing in his pulpit and delivering a blasphemous sermon that called for all LGBT people to be eliminated, and imprisoned behind an electric fence.
Boo to the Illinois State Senate For Not Doing Their Job
A long and sustained jeer and BOO to the Illinois State Senate for failing to pass an anti-bullying law, because of fears that the bill would be “pro-homosexual.” Since when is protecting kids in school pro-gay? The legislators who don’t support this law are more than a little wackadoo, and very out of touch with their constituents.
Boo to the news outlet Politico for Publishing “Republicans retreat on gay marriage”
A long and sustained jeer and BOO to Politico, for publishing the 3/30/12 story “Republicans retreat on gay marriage.” Less than 8 weeks later, the retreat was over, when the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act with discriminatory provisions against marriage equality. Anyone in the know - knew that the “retreat” never existed.
Boo to House Republicans
A doubly long and sustained jeer and BOO to House Republicans for including discriminatory provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act. The Department of Defense should not have their funding facing a possible veto, because of bigoted anti-gay members of the Republican party.
Boo to boxer Manny Pacquaio
A long and sustained jeer and BOO to boxer Manny Pacquaio. While he says that he’s “not against gay people,” he said he doesn’t support marriage equality.
"I'm not against the gay people," Pacquiao said. "I'm not condemning them. ... I have a cousin (who is) gay. I have relatives (who are) gay. I have a lot of friends (who are) gay, so I'm not condemning gays. What I said is I'm not in favor of same-sex marriage. That's the one thing I said to the guy.
"I told (the reporter) I'm against same-sex marriage," Pacquiao added. "He said, 'Why?' I said, 'It's the law of God.' That's all I said."
It isn’t the law of God, in fact God has never uttered a word about marriage equality. If you are going to base your opinion on what God says, then get what God says right.
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