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LaBarbera Rants On Like… Well, LaBarbera

Timothy Kincaid

May 13th, 2008

lababs2.jpgIn response to our criticism of his alliance with racists, Peter LaBarbera has lashed out in his usual way, ranting and frothing and void of all reason or accuracy.

Pete doesn’t rebuke his allies David Duke and Ted Pike for their racism and anti-Semitism. He doesn’t admit that he is fearful of the story that might come out in court if Vanasdlen is prosecuted. He doesn’t allow that “the homosexual”, the witnesses, and the police just might be telling the truth. He doesn’t acknowledge that his language contrasting Velasquez with the “strapping, clean-cut, All-American looking young man” lends itself to racism.

Ah, but if he did any of that, he wouldn’t be Peter LaBarbera.

No, instead Pete identifies me as “the Left”, accuses me of hate, and calls me an anti-Christian bigot like Barney Frank (I don’t know why he brings up Barney Frank, but I’m guessing it’s because he’s Jewish and we know what Pete’s allies think about those radical homosexual Jews).

Oh, and to prove that LaBarbera is not a racist he posts a picture of a Black ex-lesbian (yes, he capitalizes “black”). If it wasn’t so tragic it would be funny.

OK. Sure I question the theology of exclusion and condemnation. Yeah I point out when conservatives twist Scripture, logic, and truth to fit their anti-gay agenda.

But “the Left”?


Now that’s what I call irony.

So we have a challenge for LaBarbera: Hey, Pete, give us an example of how our writings here at Box Turtle Bulletin show that we hate Christians. Provide us an example of the anti-Christian bigotry that you think is so prevalent on this site.



May 13th, 2008 | LINK

Pete has such pathetic delusions of grandeur that he believes saying anything anti “Peter LaBarbera” is saying something anti all Christians.

I’ve got news for you, Pete. You don’t speak for all Christians, most regular people think you’re a joke.

If God wanted an official spokesperson, I’d think he’d aim higher than a leather obsessed busybody with low web traffic.

He is the almighty after all.

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I find it interesting that LaBarbera would team up with the likes of David Duke and not expect people to raise an eyebrow. Duke is only one of the most famous racists in the country.

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I like to think I’m somewhat attune to perceiving racism, but what’s racist about “clean cut, all american looking?” Do hispanics and blacks not look American?

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I’ve heard that Peter goes to leather events dressed accordingly. If so, have any of these photos appeared online? And wouldn’t photos of Peter in leather gear turn off the few remaining anti-gay supporters of his work? Just wondering.

I’d love to know what his kids think.


Bob Schwartz
May 13th, 2008 | LINK

Ephilei, only Brett VanAdslen is called “strapping, clean-cut, All-American looking young man,” by LaBarbera. His victim, a Latino named Steven Velasquez, is called “the homosexual.” I agree that this suggests a racist distinction. Not to mention an even more obvious antigay bigotry.

JJ in Chicago
May 13th, 2008 | LINK

Has anyone noticed that LaBarbera’s AFTAH website/blog does not even allow commenting by its readers? (His prior organization, the Illinois Family Institute does not allow comments either.)

Pete posts his garbage, but there is no way to follow up or dissent on the site.

If “the Left” is so radical and hateful, then why is it that bloggers like Box Turtle Bulletin, Pam, Wayne Besen and others allow its readers the ability to post comments on an article?

There’s a very good reason for this: LaBarbera knows that if he permits follow ups to his articles on his site, his true followers– all 6 of them– will bolt when they learn the real truth from us.

He likes to say we stifle the truth. Well, here’s an open challenge Pete: Put your website where your mouth is and enable unmoderated commenting by your readers. That’s ALL readers, regardless of opinion.

May 14th, 2008 | LINK

Obviously, Teh Peter is much more attracted to the strapping clean-cut all-American type, which is evidenced by the fact that he’s posted the kid’s picture like 956,985 times, and isn’t as much into the Latino out-of-the-closet type.


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