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LifeSiteNews piles on Throckmorton

Timothy Kincaid

March 23rd, 2010

lababsdragIf Peter LaBarbera were on RuPaul’s Drag Race, no doubt a competitor would have told him in last night’s “reading session” that he is a petty vindictive bitch who wouldn’t know honesty and integrity if it ripped the wig off his big balding pate.

But drag queens are famous for over-the-top rhetoric so I will use less dramatic language and just comment that it appears that his personal vendetta against Warren Throckmorton has little interest in fact.

It all started back in February when Dr. Throckmorton dared to mock LaBarbera by calling Martin Ssempa “the leader of the Ugandans for Truth About Homosexuality Pastor’s Task Force Against Homosexuality”. While LaBarbera considers Ssempa to be a fellow warrior (with quite similar tactics), he knows that the comparison to him wasn’t meant to be complementary.

Actually, it is likely that resentment has been brewing for a good deal longer. Peter LaBarbera thrives on attention – indeed requires attention to fund his organization and his salary. And while Dr. Throckmorton has quite frequently been called upon by prominent Christian magazines for his views on homosexuality, LaBarbera has been left picking up the crumbs on the fringe pages, sharing his limelight with those who think being gay is caused by soy products.

So over the past month, LaBarbera has been conducting war on Throckmorton. And he’s called in the lunatic fringe to help; haters, extremists, birthers, conspiracy theorists, and those for whom we are concerned about their mental state were all happy to jump right in.

circus train

The latest to hitch their caboose to his wackadoodle train is LifeSiteNews, a lay-Catholic news site. Regurgitating a message clearly fed to them by The Peter, LifeSite makes the usual accusations: Throckmorton endorses pro-gay legislation (he hasn’t), Throckmorton is morally neutral on homosexuality (he isn’t), and Throckmorton has abandoned ex-homosexuals (he took a closer look and was unwilling to lie about what he saw).

And, of course, they include the contact information for Dr. Throckmorton and his employer, just in case their readers want to send hate mail or to demand that he be fired.

I doubt such efforts will be effective. Throckmorton has used his website to set the record straight. And Warren is well respected (and well connected) and should any evangelical leaders have further concerns, they can just pick up the phone and call him. Further, those who sign on to join in the nastiness may come to find that such behavior threatens their own credibility.

But it is sad to see this vindictive attack. It is vicious, petty, dishonest, morally repugnant, and totally unnecessary.

Come to think of it, I think I owe drag queens an apology. LaBarbera would never be allowed on RuPaul’s Drag Race or any other drag venue. While I’ve heard some outrageous statements and seen some questionable outfits (and watched more than a little terrible lip syncing), I have never seen a drag queen this lacking in basic decency.

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Matthew
March 23rd, 2010 | LINK

Thorockmorton seems pretty neutral to me on homosexuality.

Lynn David
March 23rd, 2010 | LINK

It seems that it’s nothing more than a case of a child stomping their feet and saying you’re no Christian, you don’t hate enough! And then passing it around the classroom to whoever will repeat it.

Lynn David
March 23rd, 2010 | LINK

Hmmm…. There is an “Americans for Truth Hour” on radio station WYLL 1160AM Chicago (Midnight-Eastern; 11PM-Central, etc.). He’s having Glatze on and from the tenor of thee post it sounds like PLaB and Glatze intend to try to rip Dr Throckmorton a new one, Christian-wise.

Paul in Canada
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

For those interested in more nut-job antics, visit http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2010/03/23/ottawa-coulter-speech.html to learn about Ann Coulters nonsense here in Canada. The ‘comments’ section is most interesting…. most Canadians, like myself, are questioning why she was invited in the first place……..

Paul in Canada
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

…and just as a way of providing some context – normally, the ‘comments’ on stories posted by the CBC range, on average at around 200 with ‘agrees or disagrees’ ranging in the 500′s. On this story, the third posted so far, comments submitted are 1734 with 1880 agreeing with “huh? – what a nut-job!”. I particularly liked the comment submitted that said:

“Can anyone tell me why a democratically elected G7 member MP like George Galloway isn’t allowed to speak at the University of Ottawa, while an entertainer of questionable academic merit like Ann Coultier is?

I don’t think freedom of speech should enter into the debate as to whether or not she should be allowed to speak in the university. She can talk all she wants in a dark closet by her self, but she’s out of place in an academic forum.

Here in Canada we have limits to free speech. You can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theatre, and you can’t incite hatred. Both rules were intended to protect the common good.

Tollerance doesn’t mean tollerating other people’s intollerance.”

grantdale
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

Uh-huh Timothy. That’s what you get for having former friends like that. 2005 is, like, a forgettable eternity ago isn’t it. The blood must really be in the water this time, to coin a phrase.

Sorry Timothy, but is there a reason you neglected to mention the previous, ergh, ‘working relationship’ that Throckmorton and LaBarbera had? I think it has some bearing on PP’s current vindictiveness. There is no fury like a woman scorned. Etc.

All things considered, I’m still finding it difficult to conjure up much sympathy. Understanding, yes. Sympathy, no. That may that time.

How the wheel turns… slowly, but it grinds very very fine.

Priya Lynn
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

Paul, speaking of Ann Coulter:

http://www.farleftside.com:80/2010/2-1-2010.html

Richard Rush
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

Oh, Priya, I loved that! I’m still laughing as I type this.

Burr
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

What exactly are people in Ottawa afraid of from Ann Coulter? Let the crazy bitch talk and everyone laugh AT her. Laugh her off the stage. This just gives her more ammo, and she’s right to use it..

Just like Columbia and Ahmadenijad..

Priya Lynn
March 24th, 2010 | LINK

I’m glad that we showed her her bigotry is not welcome in Canada.

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