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HRC Promotes LaBarbera’s “Press Conference” at HRC HQ

Jim Burroway

June 5th, 2013

Peter LaBarbera, whose sparsely attended press conference yesterday in front of the Human Rights Campaign headquarters (“the world’s most powerful homosexual lobby organization,” he calls it) but hidden away behind a temporary construction wall, “was a success,” so sez The Peter. I guess HRC agrees. They posted video of the event so you don’t have to miss it.

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Michael C
June 5th, 2013 | LINK

I love Eric Holmberg’s list of fallacies.

“…the idea that homosexuals are not attracted to straight people.”

What? Is this a common fallacy about homosexuals? There are definitely some straight people that I am attracted to. Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon Levitt to name a couple.

CPT_Doom
June 5th, 2013 | LINK

“Fake gay hate crimes” Peter? Really? Was Mark Carson in NYC killed with a fake bullet? Was my face smashed in by a fake brick in 2004?

Peter is right that no other sin having a parade. But the sin of adultery is celebrated every Saturday in “Christian” churches that remarry divorced peopled (and remember Jesus had nothing to say about homosexuality, but clearly stated that divorce was not allowed). The sins of heresy and blasphemy are celebrated every Sunday in Mormon “temples” and other houses of worship dedicated to false religions.

As for the alleged thousands of “ex-gays” – well, there are literally millions of ex-Christians, such as myself, and we didn’t require any programs or therapies, just a willingness to question bullsh*t like that spewed at this event.

Richard Rush
June 5th, 2013 | LINK

How many straight guys do you know who have literally built their lives around homosexuality? You have to admire Peter’s tireless dedication. Despite the countless hours spent thinking, dreaming, talking, and writing about homosexuality, he still manages to schedule quality-time among real live homosexuals, as he did at HRC this week. Peter, never one to think in stereotypes, has completely redefined what it means to be straight.

Bose in St. Peter MN
June 5th, 2013 | LINK

It’s still tickling me that one of the memes was “Gays are mean.”

As in, mean gay people stole Anita Bryant’s career from her 35-odd years ago, and HRC is still being mean to ex-gay people.

The Peter, besides being generally flummoxed while stumbling through reading his speech, seemed genuinely surprised that traditional media aren’t reporting, often and loudly, that the LGBT community is angry and vindictive.

Ryan
June 6th, 2013 | LINK

@Richard Rush, I’m not sure if I know any straight guys who have literally built their lives around homosexuality.

Ryan
June 6th, 2013 | LINK

The best part was watching the people holding the banner uncomfortably in the background. That little guy was clearly struggling. It was like something out of a Christopher Guest movie. Why did they feel the need to hold that banned the whole time, for the sake of the dozen people watching?

Timothy Kincaid
June 6th, 2013 | LINK

Ryan, I’m guessing that it was so they could cover up anything HRC had in their window – especially the “Welcome Peter” sign. If so, they did about as well as they do anything else they do.

Jeffrey
June 8th, 2013 | LINK

Doesn’t it say something to these “supporters” and the “media” that showed up and saw the sparse attendance that their “cause” is lost?

Jerry Sloan
June 9th, 2013 | LINK

The Reverend Louis Sheldon – a straight man who has built his life around homosexuality. He built a family business that has kept his wife, children and child’s spouse or two comfortably employed since 1977.

Porno Pete is a shrimp beside Rev. Lou.

However, Porno Pete giggles better than anyone when he sees gay porn.

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