Today’s Question

Jim Burroway

February 6th, 2010

If God hates fags, why are we so cute?

Richard Rush

February 6th, 2010

I’m going to reveal a well kept secret: FAGS is the acronym for the psychological disorder named Fanatical Anti Gay Syndrome. And we all know that God hates FAGS. So God is really on our side, and that’s why He made us so cute.


February 6th, 2010

Way to go Richard! I knew there was a reason why we were all CUTE.

Jesus Loves Me and We Are All His Favorites cause we are all So Cute….

Ben in Oakland

February 6th, 2010

jesus likes me more than he likes you, and I’m not even a Christian.


February 6th, 2010

Love it!!
I always wondered why people were so drawn to me…I am cute!!

Lynn David

February 7th, 2010

I know I’ve had my cheeks tweeked several times.

Oh… wait… nevermind!


February 7th, 2010

Mmmn It’s the starting point of the realization that the Road To Damascus is actually a two way street.

Once you start asking a question like that, you can also ask, well, why does the whale have a pelvis? why are human eyes wired backwards? why is the solar system on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy?

Perhaps the best question to be asked about the Deity, is What were you doing all that time? as Christopher Hitchens explained on his debating tour:

“Human beings have been on this planet for at least 100,000 years. Some say up to 250,000 in their current form. But 100,000 is all I need. And for an all seeing, caring God to be true, you have to imagine this:

That for tens of thousands of years, it was a battle to survive, life expectancy 20-25 years, and if they managed to survive childhood, they would be dying of disease, fighting for shelter, food, warmth, women… terrified of earthquakes, floods, predators, nearly driven to extinction in the Ice Age.. and for all this time, Heaven watches with folded arms. Then, after about 97,000 years, decides to intervene and reveal itself, not to the Greeks, to the Indus civilizations or the Chinese, who can think and do philosophy and science; but to illiterate peasants in the only place in the Middle East with no oil, and from where the message would take so long to spread, two thirds of the world has, to this day not yet accepted it. A Virgin Birth is more likely”


Richard Rush

February 7th, 2010

On a more serious note, this sign is kind of the verbal equivalent of popping someone’s water balloon at the moment it is over their head during the motion of throwing it. Or causing a pie to go into the thrower’s own face. It diffuses the intended effect and makes them look incompetent.

And the sign helps us to seem more likeable, I think. That kind of gentle approach is something that does not come naturally to me when responding to those I see as nasty bigots.

The thing I’m trying to remember is how our messages are perceived by people in the moveable middle – even when we are responding directly to the hardcore bigots. Those hardcore bigots are probably a lost cause anyway, at least until they become socially ostracized the way racists have been – and even then their changes in attitude may be phony.


February 7th, 2010

If I were running a pro-gay website, I don’t think I’d want to publicise signs that make gay people look stupid and childishly self-indulgent.

(The idea of AIDS being God’s judgment on fags may make little sense, but it makes better sense than that stupid sign, being held up interestingly by someone whose face isn’t visible).


February 7th, 2010


Do you listen to the things you say? You may be of a different belief about homosexuality than most on this site, but vitriol is a very poor way to show what you imagine to be the love of Christ.

Using AIDS as a polemical weapon against another human being never makes sense at all. It’s just cruel. Even if it were true that only gay people get sexually transmitted diseases, the human response would not be to celebrate how right it makes you feel.

I’m sure I’m not the first person to tell you this, but I bet the reason why you think gay people are stupid and self-indulgent is because you never get to indulge in your own true self. I can promise you, Quo, that as someone who used to live between fear of religious condemnation and the fear of never being able to change, that when you leave this abusive relationship you have with the faux church, everything will be different. It will never be easy for you (it wasn’t/isn’t for any of us) but it will be finally real. And maybe then you can let go of the dehumanizing anger that is cutting you off from the kind of love and honesty that frees you from the dark prison you have chosen to be locked up in.

Do it before you miss every one of the years of whatever youth you have left.

Priya Lynn

February 7th, 2010

It was a joke Quo, that this has gone over your head just makes you look stupid and childish.


February 7th, 2010

Quo expresses concern that this joking post “make gay people look stupid and childishly self-indulgent” with the presumed negative effect of undermining argements and appeals for equal treatment and equal rights for gay people.

Oddly, he doesn’t seem to think that his non-joking, vigorous, sustained, very disturbing advocacy that parents should be able to have their children sexually abused without interference from police and child protection agencies wouldn’t undermine his ability to continue trying to make anti-gay arguements.

Joking post that mocks anti-gay hate mongers as well as gay stereotypes vs. hardcore advocacy of child sexual abuse. No contest.

Richard Rush

February 8th, 2010

Oh Quo, the fact that you’re in a snit about the sign is a symptom of a virulent form of FAGS (Fanatical Anti Gay Syndrome). People trapped in the bondage of FAGS are often overcome with a compulsion to lash out.

aratina cage

February 8th, 2010

Hilarious! It is facetious enough to take the wind out of their sails and it calls into question the indefensible underpinnings of their hate signs/website.


February 8th, 2010

though i do not personally support homosexuality, i would agree that many gay people have pretty great style.

Timothy (TRiG)

February 8th, 2010

AdrianT: Bravo!

You get this sort of thing all the time on God Hates Protesters. I love that site.



February 9th, 2010

Did I say the sign wasn’t a joke?


Clearly it’s a joke, and as noted, it’s a pretty pathetic one, especially since the self-identified “fag” holding up that sign is covering his face with it.

Priya Lynn

February 9th, 2010

You say you see its a joke now, but your previous response says you didn’t realize it then. Lighten up Francis, its just a joke.


February 9th, 2010

Apparently some people not only can’t see that some gay jokes are stupid, but are incapable of even imagining that other people might think they’re stupid. I wonder what the cause of such defensive solipsism is?

Priya Lynn

February 9th, 2010

Stupidity is in the eye of the beerholder. Go sleep it off Quo.

Richard Rush

February 9th, 2010

Quo said, “. . . the self-identified “fag” holding up that sign is covering his face with it.”

If a person is in a crowd holding up a sign (without the benefit of a stick), chances are they are using two hands to hold it high enough to be seen. In this case someone happened to snap a picture. For you to leap to the notion that he “is covering his face with it” is an example of the derangement commonly seen in people with FAGS.

Priya Lynn

February 9th, 2010

That Quo is getting all bent out of shape over a lighthearted and rather humourous sign is also evidence of Fanatical Anti Gay Syndrome.

Timothy Kincaid

February 9th, 2010

Hey Richard,

while your acronym is amusing, I’d prefer not to use it much at this site. Filtering software looks for words like that and I’d prefer that our site be as widely available as possible.



February 9th, 2010

I don’t know about you, Quo, but I think I’m pretty cute. And so is my boyfriend. :-)


February 10th, 2010

“Apparently some people not only can’t see that some gay jokes are stupid. . .”

Well, I thought it was funny. :/

I wish you would stop judging us just for liking a funny sign.

Peace, love and joy be upon you.

Richard Rush

February 10th, 2010

Oh Timothy, you’re inhibiting my pursuit of happiness.
But I understand. :-)

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