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LaBarbera goes for new title

Timothy Kincaid

December 1st, 2013


Peter LaBarbera is probably known best for three things: the vast collection of gay porn he has assembled for his anti-gay research (earning him the nickname “Porno Pete”), his deliciously absurd rantings about The Homosexual Agenda, and his abject failure to get anyone in Illinois to pay attention to him. But now he’s seeking fame for a new accomplishment: the record for the most instances of scare quotes in one article.

In Pete’s writings, gay becomes “gay” (because they aren’t gay at all, they’re miserable godless homosexuals) and gay marriage becomes homosexual “marriage” (because it’s not marriage at all, no, no, no it’s not!). So it’s pretty common for LaBarbera’s rants to have more than their share of misplaced and improperly used quotation marks.

But in his most recent recitation of his record of wrongs, all the instances – real or contrived – in which Christians have been imposed upon in some manner, Pete really outdoes himself.

Now I can’t claim a clean tally, as LaBarbera is rather grammatically challenged to begin with and hasn’t the slightest clue how to use quotations correctly. For example, he puts The Rush Limbaugh Show in quotations, along with his own created Victims of Homosexualism list. And some are questionable; was LaBarbera quoting someone when he insisted that gays are not “civil rights victims”, or does he not believe that such a thing exists?

Anyway, allowing for subjective calls on my part, I get a grand total of 111 separate instances of scare quotes in his article. And that’s pretty impressive.

Perhaps he should now be known as Porno Pete, the King of Scare Quotes.

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Sir Andrew
December 1st, 2013 | LINK

After reading this moron’s idiotic ramblings, take a glance at the absurd comments at the end of the article. I am stunned at the stupidity of these Christians.

Bose in St. Peter MN
December 1st, 2013 | LINK

Queen Mock-Quotaholic?

Neil
December 2nd, 2013 | LINK

When I read La Barbera I’m put in mind of “Happy” Harry Cox, Firesign Theatre’s fictional “lone wolf” broadcaster with the headline message, all I know is that everything you know is wrong.

Ben in Oakland
December 2nd, 2013 | LINK

From the article:

the news for Americans with traditional values gets worse by the year, due to rapidly escalating homosexual and transgender activist power in the legal, cultural, political and corporate arenas.

Petey, sweety, I think you’re telling your readers that you Are losing the battle on every single front.

The comments arethe same stuff you would expect: victims, hell, end times, god, moral sewer, deSth, destruction. Nothing to see there.

Michael
December 2nd, 2013 | LINK

In reading the article’s comments, it’s clear that La Barbera is pandering to fear, loathing and hatred among his readers. It strikes me as pathetic that La Barbera has based his livelihood on stirring up these passions among his brainwashed followers.

Nathaniel
December 2nd, 2013 | LINK

As always, the religious right wants “religious freedom” only for themselves. Only Christians (and maybe Jews) who fit their narrow definitions should have the freedom to do whatever they want, and anybody else is stomping all over those freedoms. They couldn’t care less about non-Christian groups (which, in their definitions include pro-gay Christians) who are protected by the same First-Amendment rights they vehemently demand for themselves. So, as a gay Christian, I am not exercising my freedom to demand equal treatment under the law, I am stomping all over their freedom to lock me up or execute me. This is precisely where the NALT Christians need to be, reclaiming the word ‘Christian’, and highlighting the hypocrisy of people like LaBarbera, who are really the ones demanding “special rights.”

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