Audio: Grown adults who just don't get it
Last week, we showed how Peter LaBarbera was lashing out against Diversity Inc. magazine's Luke Visconti, because the latter wrote an article wherein he pointed out how throughout history, MANY people have tried to justify MANY deplorable biases by using the Bible (just like Pete tries to justify anti-gay bias). Well today, Pete sat down with "ex-gay" Charlene Cothran, as well as the Concerned Women for America's Matt Barber and Martha Kleder, where the four shared exchanges like this one:
Ah yes, that popular anti-gay argument that makes it sound as if we on the "dark" gay team are the non-understanding ones who are throwing bombs, rather than the ones who feel compelled to rise up in protest of their own projectile missiles. Guess they forgot the part where they decided to become self-imposed roadblocks between gays and the civil rights, benefits, and protections that they seek, all amidst cries that we are "immoral," "anti-family," and worse.
And then there's the whole "We don't hate gay people," we can all "agree to disagree" nonsense that they love to trot out in a vain attempt to cultivate their faux compassionate front. It sounds nice. But sorry kids, -- by refusing to listen to our truths and constantly condemning us for them, it is you on the anti-gay team that are "throwing the hate bomb." We are simply trying to detonate the explosives.
No matter what they say or do, they simply cannot change the fact that horrible injustices have verifiably been defended throughout history by using Biblical passages. And they also can't change the fact that they are the ones who are currently denying freedom to grown, tax-paying adults by using the same Good Book. Their burden is to show how for the first time in the modern world, they are not making a mistake when they condemn a minority for living as they are. They have every right to plead their case. We, as lovers of both history and ourselves, have no choice but to plead ours.
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