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Peter LaBarbera’s Asks, “What’s the Greater Threat? Homosexuals Or Sharia Law?”

Jim Burroway

September 13th, 2010

Peter “Porno Pete” LaBarbera has picked up an old thread from the Sally Kern days and says that the so-called “homosexual agenda” (i.e. freedom, fairness, equality, dignity, etc.) is a greater threat to religious freedom than Sharia Law:

What is the bigger threat to freedom in America, presently? a) Sharia Law; or b) the anti-religious homosexualist agenda (including legalized “gay marriage”)? If you answered “b,” you are correct. Tell that to the conservative and ‘liberal-tarian’ pundits who are silent on the intolerant government-gay agenda and yet very vocal on the threat of Islamic radicalism.

He means that with love, of course.

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Lynn David
September 13th, 2010 | LINK

Or as he also said on his Facebook page:

….there is a reluctance to simply state — and face — the brutal truth that pro-homosexual activism and what I’m calling the Big Government-Gay Agenda are fundamentallly incompatible with freedom. The less this reality is discussed in the public square, the more the Future Oppressors benefit. How ironic that even with Christians being fired or dropped from college programs for opposing homosexuality, most major ‘conservative’ opinionleaders like Sean Hannity are not sounding the alarm about Big Homosexuality’s threat to our freedoms. Perhaps FOX News shouldn’t be based in NYC …

Whole lotta love, sure. But on a good note, frustration!!

Tone
September 13th, 2010 | LINK

Homosexualist?? Who even talks like that anymore? I haven’t heard it in over 15 years when Halifax MP Roseanne Skokes used it to denounce us in Parliament. It’s like he’s living two decades ago.

L. Junius Brutus
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Two decades? How about two millennia?

I think Peter LaBarbara would like sharia law, despite his protestations to the contrary. After all, the evil gays are stoned to death under Islamic law.

elaygee
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Under Saudi Sharia Law, Peter LaBarera would be stoned to death as a heretic for his Christianist views. Maybe he’d like to move to Saudia Arabia and try it out?

homer
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Peter LaBarbera needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional

Richard Rush
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

. . . the so-called “homosexual agenda” (i.e. freedom, fairness, equality, dignity, etc.) is a greater threat to religious freedom than Sharia Law.

The Porno Peeker may be correct about that, depending upon the definition of “religious freedom.” Clearly, the Super Duper Christian (SDC) definition refers to THEIR divinely sanctioned freedom to impose THEIR beliefs, rules, and punishments on everyone. In THEIR world, “freedom” rightly belongs exclusively to THEM because they are special. They really do believe they are entitled to special freedoms, and thus, any outsider who seeks their own freedom is a threat.

The SDCs don’t want to talk about the concept of Sharia Law being much of a threat because they are salivating with desire to impose their own SDC version of Sharia Law. It would be a very similar package, but with a different label.

Richard Rush
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

homer said,
“Peter LaBarbera needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional”

I agree. He clearly suffers from the various permutations of GOD:
Gay Obsession Disorder,
Gender Obsession Disorder, and
Genitalia Obsession Disorder, which all fall under the umbrella of
God Obsession Disorder.

Ben in Oakland
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Silly me. I thought raidcal islam was the greatest threat in the world today.

KZ
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

The greatest threat to American (and the rest of the world) is neither Sharia Law or the ‘homosexualist’ agenda. It’s religious fundamentalism.

It’s no wonder there’s an award named after him.

Aeval
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

The greatest threat to religious freedom, or any freedom for that matter, is a non secular society.

Next time any religious person complains about secularism taking over government or other entities in your country, tell them to thank what ever god they choose to belive in, because secularism is the only concept that gives them the freedom to thank, whatever god they choose to belive in, in the first place.

Timothy Kincaid
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

“…what I’m calling the Big Government-Gay Agenda …”

Would that be “get Big Government out of my life?” As in stop Big Government mandated discrimination in military service, marriage, and immigration.

Timothy Kincaid
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

I think Peter LaBarbara would like sharia law, despite his protestations to the contrary. After all, the evil gays are stoned to death under Islamic law.

Close… Peter LaBarbera would like the Christian version of Sharia Law. Much the same except based on Levitical Law (with adjustment for Christian revisions).

Timothy Kincaid
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

The greatest threat to religious freedom, or any freedom for that matter, is an attitude of certainty, a presumption of superiority, a disrespect for differing opinions, and the inclination to see others as enemies.

Whether it is religious fundamentalism, secular intolerance, personal arrogance, racial compartmentalism, presumptions of heterosexual superiority, or any other segregationist and exclusionary attitudes, any time that you feel justified in forcing others to adhere to what you think is best with no consideration for differing opinions, you threaten freedom.

Fergie
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Why does this guy even get coverage from the media and blogosphere? Is he really that influential?

Chris McCoy
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Ben in Oakland said:

I thought raidcal islam was the greatest threat in the world today.

I am less concerned about radical fundamentalist Muslims in other countries than I am about radical fundamentalist Christians in our own country.

Tommy
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

Pete HATES freedom in general and religious freedom in specific. In fact, virtually all conservative Christians despise religious freedom.

What they want, more than anything else, is hegemonic religion. They want their religious views codified into law, where there is a discrepancy between what they believe and the law, they want the discrepancy eliminated. Look at his examples and how they are incompatible with freedom, “Christians being fired or dropped from college programs for opposing homosexuality.” College programs can not give a degree to someone who willfully rejects the education of her own discipline. Giving her a degree, and in particular a counselor’s licence, would be an act of fraud. The entire point of a college degree or licence is to prove said person has a minimum standard of education and training, if the person fails to meet that standard, the college can not give them a degree. It is a GROTESQUE violation of academic freedom to attempt to force a university to commit fraud.

As far as Christians being fired, it is, again, a gross violation of the company’s freedom to force them to retain employees that are creating a hostile work environment or do not follow through with company policy. The difference between this situation and ENDA is that without ENDA an employee could be fired for simply being gay, while an employee couldn’t be fired for simply being Christian.

Clearly Pete hates freedom with a passion.

Candace
September 14th, 2010 | LINK

“What is the bigger threat to freedom in America, presently…”

Well, now, what with unemployment over 13% in Miami, close to that all over the country… millions of Americans losing their homes to foreclosure, families living in their cars, children going to school hungry… substance abuse, domestic violence, skyrocketing divorce rate, Veteran suicides at a record number, fighting 2 wars and a 3rd about to kick off any minute, bipartisan extremism in Congress and a Hope that fades more by the day, I just don’t rightly know what’s the bigger threat to America.

But I DO know what the bigger threat to Porno Pete would be– a Saudi leather daddy site “for research purposes only.” Of course.

If those little christian grandmas knew where their donations to Petey’s “ministry” were going, they’d cut off his internet service. Not to mention other things.

Ben in Oakland
September 15th, 2010 | LINK

Chris– you left off the “Silly me” part.

We are in agreement.

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