LaBarbera Award: Bob Peters

Jim Burroway

April 9th, 2009

Morality In Media’s Bob Peters has something to say about the mass shooting in Binghamton, New York, in which a gunman stormed into an immigration aid center and murdered thirteen people before killing himself. In a press release commenting on the atrocity, Peters thinks he has connected the dots:

Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gay Marriage and Mass Murders
On April 4 the NY Times ran adjacent front-page articles on the Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing ‘gay marriage’ and the gunman who murdered 13 people in New York.

“…Having lived in New York City for more than 30 years, I am all too aware of the harm that firearms in the hands of criminals can cause. Having grown up in a small town in Illinois, where citizens owned guns without misusing them, I am also aware that guns aren’t the underlying problem. I am not an opponent of gun regulation; I am an opponent of making guns the scapegoat for mass murder.

“The underlying problem is that increasingly we live in a ‘post-Christian’ society, where Judeo-Christian faith and values have less and less influence. … This secular value system is also reflected in the ‘sexual revolution,’ which is the driving force behind the push for ‘gay marriage;’ and the Iowa Supreme Court decision is another indication that despite all the damage this revolution has caused to children, adults, family life and society (think abortion, divorce, pornography, rape, sexual abuse of children, sexually transmitted diseases, trafficking in women and children, unwed teen mothers and more), it continues to advance relentlessly.”

Peters goes on to say, “It most certainly is not my intention to blame the epidemic of mass murders on the gay rights movement,” and yet his headline and reasoning does just that.The push for same-sex marriage and mass murder are of the same root, all tied up in one tidy, neat package.

So there you have it. Thirteen tragic deaths, fourteen grieving sets of families and friends. Exploit that to denounce gays and Peters has a full day’s work done — an effort that is certainly worthy of the LaBarbera Award.

[Hat tip: Warren Throckmorton]


April 9th, 2009

What a wipe. He and his ilk are quite desperate to sink this low. If I saw him on the street I’d let him know what I think and more than likely wouldn’t use words.


April 9th, 2009

Very typical of hatemongers to blame their favorite hated group for every social ill, very typical indeed.

What’s funny is that these people would have you believe that the U.S. was some kind of moral utopia before the 1960s. I wonder if they ever read “Gay New York” or saw a Wild West movie…

Timothy Kincaid

April 9th, 2009


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Jason D

April 9th, 2009

Hmmm, why is it that so many mass murderers and sociopaths say that God told them to do it?

Also I had no idea that “abortion, divorce, pornography, rape, sexual abuse of children, sexually transmitted diseases, trafficking in women and children, unwed teen mothers” didn’t exist before the sexual revolution. Wow. So was it a combination of Jim Morrison, Acid, and Bellbottoms that magically created syphillis? I guess those Beatles Haircuts are responsible for pornography(clearly!).


Ben in Oakland

April 9th, 2009

Six of the eight issues are heterosexually based, porn and STD’s in both communities. I don’t consider porn a problem unless it is interfering in your life, but that’s not my problem, that’s YOUR problem. are you listening, exodus?

It seems to me all of this must be caused by straight marriage.

bob Peters should maybe confer with Cal Thomas.


April 9th, 2009

Right, Timothy McVeigh blew up the courthouse… because of gay marriage. And Charles Manson convinced his followers to murder people… because of gay marriage. And Jim Jones convinced all those people to kill themselves at Jonestown… because of gay marriage.

Sucks to be a bigot nowadays and realize you are LOSING the fight against gay marriage.


April 9th, 2009

The LaBarbara awards should be renamed to the “Bob Peters” Award.

Nah, LaBarbera keeps the title name, but, sheez what a run for the money Peters makes in bringing the crazy, here!

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