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  1. Evan Hurst
    January 21, 2010

    OOOH, he’s gonna have to retroactively nominate you for his Gay Hatorade award, Jim.

    And yeah. I posted on this early this morning. He had been strangely silent on the issue, and today, as usual, just plunked a random keys on the computer and hit “post” without knowing what the hell he was talking about. Unfortunately, he views Robert Knight as a trustworthy source, and Knight’s piece on the issue was one of the most hate-filled, dishonest screeds I’ve seen this side of Uganda.

  2. a. mcewen
    January 21, 2010

    In front of Congress, Robert Knight referred to discredited studies which he had to know were inaccurate. That says it all about him.

  3. David Farrell
    January 21, 2010

    Peter LaBarbera accuses Warren of being opportunistic? Now that takes some nerve.

  4. Richard Rush
    January 21, 2010

    LaBarbera said: I haven’t yet studied the proposed Ugandan legislation but . . .”

    He is lying. This is a guy who has literally made a career of persecuting gay people, and surely he thinks about all things gay all the time. So it is simply not credible that he doesn’t know what is in the Ugandan bill. He is just creating some wiggle room for himself in case he gets some heat for his blase attitude. Then he can issue a statement saying he wasn’t aware of just how draconian it is, and that the punishments are perhaps just a tad more severe than necessary.

    I believe that people like LaBarbera and Scott Lively were salivating when they first heard about this legislation. Finally, a nation was actually doing the right thing. We already know that they want us to be classed as criminals, as proven when the Christianist crowd flooded the SCOTUS with amicus briefs in the lead-up to the Lawrence v. Texas case, and then went on bitching after the decision. So the only real question is what do they think the penalty should be.

  5. Lynn David
    January 21, 2010

    It’s rather obvious that when anti-gay hatred is behind anything anyone says that people like Lively, LaBarbera, Knight, etc., will immediately accept it as truth. They believe each others’ lies and revel in them because it fits their view of the gnosis of the Bible.

    LaBarbera specifically brought this up when he said, “I stand corrected if Prof. Throckmorton …. can show me anything resembling “sexual orientation” in the Bible as this concept is currently understood and posited in academia, the media and society.” Yes, the Bible is the last word concerning all states of being human. So why isn’t LaBarbera demanding that pscychologists and psychiatrists quit their work entirely and go back to casting out psychotic demons?

  6. Bill S
    January 22, 2010

    Because if they start casting out psychotic demons, he’d be the first to go?

  7. Michael R
    January 22, 2010

    Perhaps Peter should refresh his memory of Proverbs 18:13:

    “He who gives an answer before he hears,
    It is folly and shame to him.”

  8. Ben in Oakland
    January 22, 2010

    The Little Peter is veryu much like a stopped clock. Even when he is right, it is for the wrong reasons.

    And he is right. The US has no business lecturing Uganda about homosexuality. We only got rid of our last fourteen sodomy law statutes 7 years ago. We think nothing of holding up gay people’s participation in civil society to popular referendums where the only certain thing is a barrage of lies by the guardians of morality, and the silence of our elected leaders to oppose thosel ies. Christian defectors: so many of them long ago defected from what Jesus had to say about loving one another, doing unto others, and judging not.

    And on and on and on.

  9. anteros
    January 24, 2010

    It’s one thing to turn a blind eye to injustice… that’s bad enough. But to criticize those who oppose injustice… now that’s just plain messed up! Can you imagine someone criticizing those who try to rescue potential victims from muggers and rapists? Where does one get the energy and time to disrupt one’s day just to criticize defenders of human rights… I’m sorry, I just dont get it. This dude is just as twisted as Bahati.

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