Posts for October 30th, 2007

Add One More Closeted Anti-Gay Republican Politician to the List

Timothy Kincaid

October 30th, 2007

First there was Mark Foley
Then there was Bob Allen
Then there was Larry Craig
Then there was Joey DiFatta

And now there’s Richard Curtis.

curtis.jpgRumors have been circling that Curtis, a Republican state rep in Washington, was being blackmailed over gay sex. Now the documents have been released and Seattle Post Intelligencer has what they say:

A Republican state legislator from southwest Washington had sex with a man he met at an erotic video store and then told police he had been targeted in an extortion attempt, according to police documents released Tuesday.

And just to make it seedier:

Castagna told police that Curtis agreed to pay him $1,000 for sex and also said Curtis purchased two gay pornographic films from the hotel for them to watch in his room.



Police interviewed several witnesses at the Hollywood Erotic Boutique, and according to the report, Curtis walked into a bathroom at the store and a few minutes later left the bathroom wearing long red women’s stockings and a black sequined lingerie top. A witness told police that at another time in the store, he saw a man with a cane performing a sexual act on Curtis.

Curtis, married with children, predictably claims that he isn’t gay. And because they NEVER are libertarian minded Republicans who get caught in these messes:

In 2005 and 2006, Curtis voted against a bill that granted civil rights protections to gays and lesbians.

In 2007, Curtis voted against a bill that created domestic partnerships for same-sex couples.

At first this stuff was kinda funny. Now it’s just becoming progressively more pathetic.

Values Voters Summit – Mystery Exgay

Daniel Gonzales

October 30th, 2007

Max Blumenthal at the Huffington Post released a video of footage he shot walking around the Value Voters Summit. The video leads off with Max speaking with an exgay at what looks to be Exodus’ booth.

Does anyone recognize this guy?

Forty Percent of Football Players Are GAY!!!!

Timothy Kincaid

October 30th, 2007

Paul Cameron (and his son Kirk) regularly supply anti-gays with Studies and Statistics about the evils of homosexuality. When you read that gay people die 20 years earlier or are three times as likely to molest children, you are reading the work of the Camerons.

Thoughtful people who are interested in truth soon learn to distance themselves from the Camerons and their parade of nonsensical claims. But some find anti-gay attitudes so tantalizing that they take an “if there’s smoke, there must be fire” attitude. They choose to think that maybe the methodology isn’t all that strong… but Cameron’s on to something, ya know?

In the vein of Cameron research, Science Daily brings us a “study”:

In his study of homosexuality among sportsmen in the US, sociologist Dr Eric Anderson found that 19 in a sample of 47 had taken part in acts intended to sexually arouse other men, ranging from kissing to mutual masturbation and oral sex.

Amazing!! Shocking!!

Could it be that the old efforts by some ex-gay ministries to masculinize their strugglers by playing football was making them more gay??!!??

Well, no. Not exactly.

As it turns out, these were all kids who played football in high school but, unable to make the team in college, turned to cheerleading instead. Hardly a representative sample.

So the next time you hear that “studies show that gay men die 20 years early” just reply that “studies show that fourty percent of all football players are gay”. One is just about as true as the other.

Watchmen On The Walls Conference Coming To Riga, Latvia

Jim Burroway

October 30th, 2007

The Watchmen On The Walls have announced their next conference in Riga, Latvia for November 14-18. Speakers include:

  • Scott Lively, revisionist holocaust author of The Pink Swastika.
  • Vlad Kusakin, publisher of the Russian language “The Speaker” in the United States.
  • Joseph Mattera, also from the United States.
  • Alexei Ledyaev, the Ukrainian- Kazakh-born pastor of the influential “New Generation” megachurch in Latvia.
  • Andrei Tischenko, a Bishop association of churches which operate under the “New Generation” umbrella in Ukraine.
  • Larry Jacob, vice president of the World Congress of Families.
  • Don Feder, author of Who is afraid of the Religious Right?
  • David A. Sobrepeña, senior pastor of the Filipino Word of Hope Church in Manila and head of “Transformation Philippines,” a conservative political lobbying group in the Philippines.
  • Anselm Madubuko, founder of an evangelical church in Nigeria.

The Weekly Standard on Donnie and Barack

Jim Burroway

October 30th, 2007

Suffice it to say that I virtually never agree with the neo-conserviative The Weekly Standard. But today I’m reminded of my wise father’s saying, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” Just about everything Dean Barnett writes about Donnie McClurkin’s appearance in Sen. Barak Obama’s Gospel tour in South Carolina elicited an amen from me. Read the recap here.


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Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

When we first reported on three American anti-gay activists traveling to Kampala for a three-day conference, we had no idea that it would be the first report of a long string of events leading to a proposal to institute the death penalty for LGBT people. But that is exactly what happened. In this report, we review our collection of more than 500 posts to tell the story of one nation’s embrace of hatred toward gay people. This report will be updated continuously as events continue to unfold. Check here for the latest updates.

Paul Cameron’s World

In 2005, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote that “[Paul] Cameron’s ‘science’ echoes Nazi Germany.” What the SPLC didn”t know was Cameron doesn’t just “echo” Nazi Germany. He quoted extensively from one of the Final Solution’s architects. This puts his fascination with quarantines, mandatory tattoos, and extermination being a “plausible idea” in a whole new and deeply disturbing light.

From the Inside: Focus on the Family’s “Love Won Out”

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Prologue: Why I Went To “Love Won Out”
Part 1: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Part 2: Parents Struggle With “No Exceptions”
Part 3: A Whole New Dialect
Part 4: It Depends On How The Meaning of the Word "Change" Changes
Part 5: A Candid Explanation For "Change"

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At last, the truth can now be told.

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And don‘t miss our companion report, How To Write An Anti-Gay Tract In Fifteen Easy Steps.

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Straight From The Source: What the “Dutch Study” Really Says About Gay Couples

Anti-gay activists often cite the “Dutch Study” to claim that gay unions last only about 1½ years and that the these men have an average of eight additional partners per year outside of their steady relationship. In this report, we will take you step by step into the study to see whether the claims are true.

The FRC’s Briefs Are Showing

Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council submitted an Amicus Brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals as that court prepared to consider the issue of gay marriage. We examine just one small section of that brief to reveal the junk science and fraudulent claims of the Family “Research” Council.

Daniel Fetty Doesn’t Count

Daniel FettyThe FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics aren’t as complete as they ought to be, and their report for 2004 was no exception. In fact, their most recent report has quite a few glaring holes. Holes big enough for Daniel Fetty to fall through.