The Obsession Of Social Conservatvies

Jim Burroway

November 21st, 2007

Andrew Sullivan noticed this. If there was any doubt what’s most on the minds of social conservatives, Conservapedia has the answer. For those who haven’t heard, Conservapedia springs from the idea that Wikipedia and Google have a liberal bias. It’s an attempt to create a special little echo chamber in one small corner of the web.

So, what to social conservatives care about the most? Well out of 44,999 pages on the web site, here are the ten most popular:

1. Main Page [1,897,952]
2. Homosexuality [1,496,027]
3. Homosexuality and Hepatitis [516,229]
4. Homosexuality and Promiscuity [417,064]
5. Homosexuality and Parasites [387,476]
6. Homosexuality and Domestic Violence [329,295]
7. Homosexuality and Gonorrhea [328,327]
8. Gay Bowel Syndrome [318,139]
9. Homosexuality and Syphilis [262,286]
10. Homosexuality and Mental Health [253,125]

What do you think? Obsessed much?

Ben in oakland

November 21st, 2007

It’s their proven fund-raiser and power magnet. Consistency is the hobgoblin of the very small mind. At some point, they will figure out that it is working less and less for them, but no time soon. Unfortunately, that obsession with what my genitalia are doing instead of something that is actually important is slowly pulling our country into the mire. We all pay for that.


November 21st, 2007

Out of curiosity, I just visited these pages for myself and made an odd realization. As a someone who would never normally visit such a site, I had just increased the view-count of their homosexuality related websites. I wonder how much that top ten list is affected by people like me.

Either way, it certainly makes the website look like a joke if not one of their other articles merit a position in the top ten list.

Ben in oakland

November 21st, 2007

I just went and looked at one of their rEferences in the homosexuality and domestic violence page. I was looking for Cameronesque references and studies. Imagine my surprise when i saw a study for Canada. I didn’t study every last word, but as far as I can tell, it doesn’t say what they say it says–AT ALL.

I’m shocked, shocked!!!! Good christians and honest republicans would not MISPLACE EMPHASIS,LIE, FABRICATE, DISTORT, OR DELIBERATELY MISCONSTRUE on something that has to do with gay people, right? God is on their side, and endows the rightness of their cause with his holiness. OUTRIGHT LIES, FABRICATIONS, AND DISTORTIONS have no place in a holy campaign.

It must be the islamofascist/terrorists/fags who have hacked their website and placed what appear to be FABRICATIONS and DISTORTIONS on it.


November 21st, 2007

Wow, I knew they were obsessed but that graphic is really an eye opener as to just HOW obsessed they really are.

No wonder so many of them turn out to be closeted homos and no wonder they believe that a person can be “turned” gay or “recruited”. With the non-stop gay obsession and the regular exposures of closeted perverts at the highest ranks of their regime, how could they not come to such a ridiculous conclusion?

Emily K

November 21st, 2007

lol, I just checked and “Gay Bowel Syndrome” is at No. 5. Woo!

Suricou Raven

November 22nd, 2007

Ben: They have worse articles. I used to tease them, but I was eventually banned from editing after I stated that the speed of light was approximatly 3E8 meters per second. One of the admins believes that light actually travels much, much faster (How else could we see objects more then 6000ly away?), so banned me for making an ‘unsourced claim.’

I replied by refering to a paper by Maxwell that (I think, I cant understand the math) calculates exactly what the speed of light should be. The same admin removed the reference.


November 22nd, 2007

There’s an interesting convo going on at BoingBoing about this. One of the commenters linked here:

(By Stephanie Simon, Los Angeles Times (via Seattle Times))

“Conservapedia founder Andy Schlafly”

“touted as “a conservative encyclopedia you can trust.”

[Andy] Schlafly, 46, one of Republican activist Phyllis Schlafly’s sons

So the son of one of the most virulently anti-gay founders of the entire anti-gay industry is responsible for founding Conservapedia.


November 22nd, 2007

Doesn’t she also have a gay son?

Ben in oakland

November 22nd, 2007

She does. His name is John. She has stated that she loves her son. I wonder what they’re thanksgiving dinner is like? I wonder if she allows John’s dieased, perverted partner (if he has one) to show. How does andy relate to them?


November 22nd, 2007

When John Schlafly was outed, he said gays don’t need nondiscrimination laws in employment and housing. I guess I wouldn’t either, if my employer and landlord both happened to be my mommy!

Ben in oakland

November 22nd, 2007

I was going to say that, but since I don’t know him personally, I thought it might soud, well, catty. :)


November 22nd, 2007

Wouldn’t the title of this blog be more descriptive if called Sexual Obsessions of Social Conservatives?

a. mcewen

November 22nd, 2007

and it goes without saying that a vast, VAST majority, if not all of their information is wrong


November 23rd, 2007

Sure, haven”t you ever heard of transproperganderism?

Ben in oakland

November 23rd, 2007

It’s not information. It’s propaganda.


November 23rd, 2007

“Conservapedia, propaganda you can trust.”

Ben in oakland

November 23rd, 2007

Can you be propergander if you’re gay as a goose?

Emily K

November 24th, 2007

except republicans actually WANT transpropaganders protected under hate crimes laws.

Ben in oakland

November 25th, 2007

I think you people are making fun of conservapedia.


November 25th, 2007

Its quite apparent that conservapedia a trustworthy source, now college students will be able to cite conservapedia in their bibliographies, unlike wikipedia. Not to mention conservapedia is absolutely unbiased.

“I think you people are making fun of conservapedia.”
Hell no!


November 26th, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner. Let the mocking commence.

Actually Emily, that got me thinking, and apparently I didn’t have to go further than the front page to find a link to their “Examples of Bias in Wikipedia” page.

I wish I had time to go through this stuff. 86 examples of Wikipedia “bias.” I couldn’t resist #86.

“In an example of pro-homosexuality bias, the category allowing users to self identify as Heterosexual was deleted because it served no useful purpose, yet the exact same category for Homosexuals was kept.”
Note: There are hundreds of categories on the “Wikipedia:User categories for discussion/Archive/June 2007” page, some kept, some deleted.

Some of those categories include:

9.2 Category:Wikipedians who drive cars
9.7 Category:Wikipedians who would like to learn more languages
9.8 Category:Wikipedians who visit countries and child cats
9.17 Category:Wikipedians who listen to Madonna
9.24 Category:Wikipedians who can solve a Rubik’s Cube

You can scroll to the top from either of the Wiki links above to see them all.

Emily K

November 25th, 2007

My question to Conservapedia is, “How can you claim to be ‘unbiased’ in your political slant if the word ‘conservative’ is literally in your very title??”


December 26th, 2008

There’s a big difference between disagreeing with homosexuality and obsessing over it like those wackos do.

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