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01/08/2008

An error, both in judgement and typography

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images Picture-1-107We just got done reading a long-winded piece that the American Family Association's Ed Vitagliano has written for the most recent edition of AFA Journal, wherein he positions the "ex-gay" movement as "truth," and being gay as some sort of a lie that we queers made up because it makes our lives just SO MUCH easier. We listened in as Mr. Vitagliano used the very suspect (at best) Jones & Yarhouse study to justify his pro-"ex-gay" positions. We noticed how he responded to increase gay acceptance as if it's a bad thing. Also, we were treated to his painting of positive gay portrayals on television as gay propaganda, and not just a natural occurrence brought about by screenwriters and producers who know how normal gay people truly are. And while we hemmed and hawed internally at the bald-faced lies that Mr. Vitagliano was trying to pass off to his anti-gay readers, we were concerned about how we were going to respond to his musings. After all, we've already said SO MUCH about the "ex-gay" movement and gay acceptance in general that we really had nothing new to say about Ed's article. We were worried.

Then, however, we got to the footnotes. In desperate need of something of value to derive from our efforts, we were delighted when we came across this (highlighting our own):

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Eureka! Problem solved! Our efforts were not in vain. For due to this comical error, we can now respond to the entire piece by simply saying:

"HA, HA! You guys misspelled a word that's used to describe a person who's hired to ensure that such mistakes never make it to print. What next, AFA -- are you gonna tell us about your factts chucker?"

Oh, the Gods of unfortunate typographical mistakes have certainly smiled upon us!! The time we wasted listening to a grow man misuse words like "truth" have been redeemed because of our ability to childishly point a finger and laugh. Redemption -- is there anything sweeter?

If you'd like to read the worthwhile portion for yourself, it can be found at the very bottom of the following link (the 1136th word, to be exact). Trust us -- it's the only portion that's worth the electronic paper it's written on:

Perspectives: Study suggests gays can change -- but truth faces tough opposition [ONN]

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That made my day! LOL!

Posted by: dave b. | Jan 8, 2008 5:32:39 PM

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