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03/28/2008

Audio: In a New York state of mindless hostility

by Jeremy Hooper

Don't expect to see this Tempe, AZ-based pastor, Steven L. Anderson, shopping for underwear in Chelsea anytime soon:

Okay, so just to be clear: It's the condoms that the city is bankrolling. As for the gay sex? Well, that just naturally happens here in NYC. It doesn't need city funding. But it's refreshing that the city is responsible enough to recognize its gay population and to encourage safe sex practices among the same. It is this sort of acceptance that makes this very website proud to call Manhattan home.

The sort of torch-wielding mob rule that dismantles anything with which a group doesn't agree might work in some places. But here in Gotham, we much prefer condom-wielding inclusive democracy. Call us Godless left-wing nutjobs if you must.

For free condoms:
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New York City Government Promotes Sodomy (Homosexuality) [Youtube]

**For more brilliance from Pastor Anderson, watch this "faggot"-laden video, titled "The Truth About Sodomites":

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Jeremy, how on earth can you stand to listen to this garbage day in and day out? More power to you, but I hope you do something fun to stay sane and grounded because this crap would drive me nuts.

Posted by: tjc | Mar 28, 2008 12:04:51 PM

I think he needs to "get some". where is that anger coming from? and who is he preaching to? people questioning their sexuality? so they can hear how its not natural and therefore turn away from their desires? It just sounds like another hateful angry closeted man who has to try to convince as many people as he can that he's right.
And what's wrong with a man noticing a billboard with a man in his underwear? it doesn't mean hes going to run out and have gay sex!

Posted by: Ron | Mar 28, 2008 12:06:48 PM

TJC: Fortunately I have a very fun and fulfilling life that keeps me smiling. And in fact, it is the joy and "normalcy" of my life that makes the constant barrage of demonization come across as just downright absurd. There's such a wide disconnect between who they think we are and who we are that ads a degree of comedy to the enraging rhetoric.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 28, 2008 12:10:56 PM

I know the answer, but I have to say it: Is this idiot for real? He can't be so dumb that he really misinterpreted the point of the sign, so I can only assume that his misinterpretation was on purpose. It sort of reminds me of a Minnesota state legislator (Republican of course). There is a group in the Twin Cities that goes into the bars on Friday and Saturday nights to distribute little goodie bags with a condom, a little packet of lube, a name of a clinic, and a piece of hard candy. The bag also contains instructions on the proper use of a condom along with line drawings of how to use a condom. Well, the legislator in question felt the line drawing was pornographic, and the distribution group should receive no financial support from the state. He was too short sighted to figure out that if even a few cases of HIV were prevented, it could save the state a considerable bit of money. My personal reaction was that if any adult needs instructions on how to use a condom, perhaps they shouldn't be having sex.

I tried watching the second video. You really can't have much respect for a pastor who would use such language. Does he use derogatory language for other minority groups? He also seems to be ignoring such Biblical stories as David and Jonathan and the centurion and his servant, or more likely he just refuses to believe that they could have anything to do with same sex love.

Posted by: Mike in the Tndra | Mar 28, 2008 12:25:54 PM

Have to agree with Mike in the Tndra. It's seems highly unlikely that the guy couldn't understand that the imperative "Get Some" was a reference to C-O-N-D-O-M-S.

It's a valid political viewpoint to say that taxes should or shouldn't be used for certain things. It is disingenuous however, to play as if the government is actively promoting "gay sex." The government has no interest in this; they do have in preventing disease, something which condoms have been proven to do effectively.

The pastor is either stupid or a liar. (Actually, I'm thinking it's both.)

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Mar 28, 2008 7:49:41 PM

Typical christian anti-gay garbage. Look first at your own sins,hetero man, for you are the first and worst of sinners, for you rule the world with your war-loving, whore-monging, arrogant straight male ways. We gay men are naturally closer to nature, to god, to beauty, than you are. We are special. And we are a gentle, angry people.. Amen.

Posted by: nikko | Mar 30, 2008 1:07:36 AM

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