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12/29/2008

Knight and Gay

by Jeremy Hooper

This from One News Now:

Robert Knight Culture Media InstituteBob Knight, former director of the Culture and Media Institute, says Cloud and other homosexual activists are hurting themselves with their angry reaction to Obama's choice of Rick Warren to pray at the Inauguration.
"They are comparing Warren to the leader of the Ku Klux Klan, to people who used rubber hoses on African-Americans," he contends. "What they're saying to America is, 'We are so aggressive about our agenda that anybody who bucks it, who questions it, shouldn't be allowed to speak in public, certainly not under government auspices. And we will do whatever we can to scream and holler whenever we're displeased.'"

Knight points out, with their anger directed at Rick Warren and Barack Obama, homosexual activists are showing America who the "real bullies" are and are revealing what their agenda is all about -- to silence people, especially Christians, who disagree with their notion that people are born homosexual, cannot leave the lifestyle, and therefore deserve special protections.

This from Good As You:

HooperheadJeremy Hooper, current director of the Vultures Will Not Pray Prey On My Reality Institute, says Knight and other so-called "pro-family" activists are demonstrating their keen ability to miss and misconstrue points with their silly reaction to the Rick Warren fiasco.
"While some people might be comparing Warren to others, the prevailing message on the progressive side is to let Warren's eye-opening comments speak for themselves," he contends. "What we are ACTUALLY saying to America is, 'While everyone has a right to speak and pray however they wish, this right also extends to those who are sick and tired of religious-based gay bias being celebrated in American government. And we're saying that we will unapologetically question decisions that we see as fostering discrimination, regardless of whether those decisions comes from a Democrat, Republican, or somewhere in between."

Hooper points out that with their reasoned anger over the Warren fiasco, gay activists and progressive allies are both highlighting for America the sometimes bullish mentalities that gays and lesbians still face every single day, as well as revealing what the "pro-family" community's true anti-gay agenda seems to be all about -- comparing gays and lesbians to things like pedophiles, banning LGBT people from church membership, suggesting that gays not ever act on their true desires, and ultimately "changing" their gay ways so that they please the evangelical mindset. Which is why they are so concerned with this situation: Because they know that these revelatory glimpses behind their meticulously hung curtain will ultimately belie claims like the one that says gays are seeking "special protections"

Homosexuals intolerant of, 'displeased' with Rick Warren [ONN]

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Your thoughts

Oh those poor put upon christianists. life is just so damn hard for them. can't we just let them abuse and scorn us and leave it at that? I mean, come on! It's obvious that they are getting the wrong message and they look pretty retarded each time they've been on camera or behind a computer keyboard lately. we should lighten up since they did make a choice to be so incredibly stupid and ignorant, and I'm sure it wasn't an easy choice at that!

Posted by: John Ozed | Dec 29, 2008 1:51:00 PM

To VWNPOMR Director..and To Whom (Else) It May Concern....

GO FOR IT! YES WE CAN!...and via Stonewall 2.0 WE ARE!

Posted by: LOrion | Dec 29, 2008 2:29:23 PM

Please note the word "former". Rumor control has it that Knight was a victim of budget cuts. Not celebrating here but its worth mentioning.

Posted by: a. mcewen | Dec 29, 2008 6:18:02 PM

One more thing - Knight's commentary is sad. When not referring to bad studies, Knight follows the same sour note - "When America finds out what those evil, Godless, radical, intolerant homosexual activists are doing, it's going to be a Pearl Harbor moment."

This guy has been phoning it in for years.

Posted by: a. mcewen | Dec 29, 2008 11:19:36 PM

How much does ONN pay for quotes like that? I wonder if they pay by the quantity of words, or by the quality of the incendiary tone of the comments? I would expect that the "baldfacedness" quality that resounds so well with the radical religious right has to demand a premium. And, after those budget cuts, every extra shekel comes in handy.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Dec 29, 2008 11:19:41 PM

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