Those Twitchy people sure are lovely, aren’t they?

Timothy Kincaid

September 16th, 2014

Today I receive an odd Tweet directed at me.

That seemed a bit odd. I really had no idea what Mr. Jones was going on about. But then I got another tweet and this one gave me a clue:

It turns out that they were in response to a tweet I sent out last night while watching Dancing with the Stars.

As I said on another post, DWTS is developing the bad habit of casting the progeny or close family member of someone who has made a name for anti-gay activism. Maybe that’s getting the viewers they want, but I find it troubling.

Twitchy, Michelle Malkin’s right-wing social media activism site decided to write a piece using my tweet as their leaping off point. And boy did they leap.

haters gotta hate

After half a dozen tweets praising the Robertson child’s dancing, Twitchy picked back up with their indignation. And then they ran a bunch of comments from some mouthy teen – without mentioning that the first tweet and the string of abuse from the teen were not the same person. Not exactly admirable behavior.

And, fired up by the child’s immature insults, off went the twitchers is a deluge of abusive tweets. Towards me.

Now I’ve not encountered the Twitchy mob before. But I do have to say that from what I can tell they are a pretty disgusting bunch who lack even rudimentary reading comprehension skills. But maybe I’m biased.

Several just took the quick-and-easy personal insult ruite.

A few went with the gay insult – sadly they weren’t very clever

But that last fellow gets bonus points for using pink flowery wallpaper.

Some sought to give insights about hate

And quite a few assumed that they knew my party, ideology and faith and lectured me about tolerance

And the “real” definition of homophobia

But mostly they just demonstrated it for me

Nick Thiwerspoon

September 16th, 2014

“Death threats”? Only from them, not from you.


September 16th, 2014

TK – did you really expect anything else on Twitchy? As mild and arguably true as your comment was, on that site it constituted trolling and got the inevitable response.


September 17th, 2014

I am sorry, Timothy. :-(
I hate when homophobic people say: “NO ONE FEARS HOMOS….(because “phobia”, you know) Yeah, that is true, but “pedagogy” means science and art of education. It doesn’t mean “to lead the child” but it is english translation. “Paidagogos” was a slaves whose duty was to escort a child to school and home again.
But of course, the phobia means fear, so every homophobic man is an expert in greek, so he doesn’t fear! Pedagogy does not mean “slave leading children” and homophobia is not just fear. Homophobia is…Dictionary, Merriam Webster or European parliament : …fear, antipathy, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.

Priya Lynn

September 17th, 2014

” As mild and arguably true as your comment was, on that site it constituted trolling and got the inevitable response.”

Whether or not a comment is trolling is determined by the intention of the poster, not by the attitudes of the readers, so, no, that wasn’t trolling on Timothy’s part.


September 17th, 2014

You should wear hate from the likes of them like a badge of honor.


September 17th, 2014

Tristram, if I understood correctly, Timothy merely posted his own thoughts on his one Twitter account. Under nobody’s definition is that Trolling.

Timothy, I love the parts where they pan you as a “liberal.” It is unfortunate that words like “liberal” and “conservative” have become four-letter words to a lot of people.


September 17th, 2014

@Nathaniel – you are correct – not trolling.

Ben in Oakland

September 17th, 2014

For the fear part of homophobia.

It’s not the fear of homosexuals, but the fear that you, yourself, are homosexual.

Not the fear of homosexuals “plural”, but of one, particular homosexual.

That’s why I prefer to use the words homohatred and homobigot.

Timothy Kincaid

September 17th, 2014

I think that fear is a large part of homophobia – not fear of gay people or (in most cases) fear that they might themselves be gay, but fear of change.

For many of the Twitchy people, it is fear that their values and views are losing influence, fear that their quick and easy “faith” may not be literally true, and fear that the “other” (liberals, homos, non-Christians, urbanites) may be encroaching on their territory.


September 17th, 2014

(off topic) Ben in Oakland – the “fear part “Am I gay/bi?)” is probably right. The other is ignorance, hatred and brainwashing and maybe fear of change like Timothy said. It is interesting, that (homophobic) men(!) are obsessed with gay sex. I am from Slovakia and it does not matter – Canada, US, Eastern Europe – gay male sex is very important factor and very common is colorful description. I saw the argument (in my country) “I am against gay adoption. Because… if their child enters in parents bedroom + very colorful description of sex act.” Astonishing level of detail! It sounded like a porn story. (In my country we have billboards with “pretty” pictures, billboards say that gay SEX does not procreate children, because oral and anal sex, you know…so no marriage and children, for god´s sake!) I mean…yes, because for straight parent´s child is parent sex a pleasant view… Yes, “straight” men think about gay sex often and in detail. It is a factor for marriage, adoption, pride parade, existence of gay people… Strange, right? No, real straight men think about gay sex like I think about a sex life my parents. I know it exists, ok, but… no, no! Unicorns and kittens… :-)


September 17th, 2014

Timothy, I find it ironic – this twitter homophobe Chubney Kreel…He has picture of Homer Simspson, because in the fifteenth episode of the eighth season “Homer dissociates himself from new family friend John after discovering that John is gay. Homer fears that John will have a negative influence on his son Bart and decides to ensure Bart’s heterosexuality by taking him hunting. “Homer’s Phobia” was the show’s first episode to revolve entirely around gay themes and received a positive critical response both for its humor and anti-homophobia message. It won four awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) and a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding TV – Individual Episode”.” Muehehe…

Ben in Oakland

September 17th, 2014

Timothy, I agree with you. That is also a part of the fear.

Liberia– that fascination is indeed strange– almost like those poor people can just imagine it– and can’t stop imagining it.

Funny. I Never think about heterosexuals having sex! unless I’m interested in one of those heterosexuals. Not that I would be, because I’m married and all and never, EVER think about other people having sex.


Don’t tell my husband!

Big Al in NY

September 18th, 2014

Why do you even bother to dignify those sickos with the attention they crave? BTB is a fine publication that fills our need for solid, thorough coverage of news on LGBT issues at home and around the world. Don’t let them drag you down to their level.

Mark F.

September 18th, 2014

George Gilder, a conservative writer, has written that he thinks homosexuality is consciously or subconsciously appealing to a lot of men, so therefore open acceptance of it is bad and encourages men to go down the wrong path. He literally thinks that exposure to gay porn can turn guys gay. Interestingly, he refused to answer the question as to whether he might be “tempted” to engage in homosexuality.

Regan DuCasse

September 18th, 2014

It occurred to me too, that having Sadie Robertson on that show was inappropriate.
So was a girl who was an ‘Internet star’.
Just a kid with a vlog who had a lot of hits. Maybe her bright eyes and cuteness appealed to the producers.

I have to say that putting young people into entertainment who can’t entertain and have no talent, is VERY unhealthy.
They become fodder for public criticism and don’t know how to handle it.
The creative team members in a city like this, will invariably be gay.
Which contradicts dependency on the show’s employees that these girls have to come in contact with.
This is a diverse city, and young girls like Bristol, Candance and Sadie….are being put in an environment, that their families typically criticize as a den of iniquity.
But hey, making your kids media whores doesn’t seem to be immoral for families that pretend they have a lock on what morality is.


September 19th, 2014

Twitchy is quite the piece of work.

Probably the biggest social media story recently has been the identification of CC gay bashers in Philadelphia, yet if one turns to Twitchy (which claims to be THE authoritative source on twitter news) it never happened!


September 20th, 2014

Who knew Timothy was so handsome?

Timothy Kincaid

September 21st, 2014

Thank you Ray


September 21st, 2014

Ray – I knew it. :-)


September 21st, 2014

Timothy: I think a large part of the fear is that, until the post-WWII period, their values were the unchallenged norm. And they see their world view as unchallengeable, since it comes from the ultimate authority — they really can’t understand that another point of view could be as valid as their own.

So, their eternal verities have been repeatedly challenged, first by the Civil Rights movement, by the anti-war movement, by the women’s movement, by Roe v. Wade, by the gay rights movement — their world is shaken, badly, and that’s not supposed to happen. Add in their arrogance, self-absorption, and unwillingness — or inability — to engage in critical thinking (which is something they don’t want their children taught, since they then might question authority), and you have, among other things, Twitchy.

And of course, there are those willing to take advantage of that fear for personal gain, money, power, influence — I’m sure anyone here can come up with a list of names, both in and out of public office. Michelle Malkin is only one of the most pathetic.

So they lash out — the reactions to your tweet are way out of proportion, and very revealing of their fear and their hatred of the “other.”

Regan DuCasse

September 22nd, 2014

Hi Ray!
I knew Timothy was so handsome. He’s also a cool dinner date and road trip companion!

And Tim, when are we getting together again?

Timothy Kincaid

September 22nd, 2014

Thanks Regan. Soon, I hope.

Andrew Werling

October 4th, 2014

I’m actually jealous. I never get that many really really stupid hateful people from anything I post. And I’m a LOT more blunt and incendiary than you are. I cover your fame, I do. Anyway, I hope you took a bath or shower after being awash in so much toxic sludge.

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