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02/13/2009

Audio: Matt's inconvenient truth

by Jeremy Hooper

Matt Barber dedicates his days to demonizing gays. He abhors marriage equality for gays and lesbians, fighting any progress he sees in that regards. Among the stats we've heard him quote to back up his objections is the supposedly heightened instability of same-sex relationships.

So that all being the case, isn't this little nugget something he really should have revealed before today:

Yes, that's right: Matt Barber is on his second marriage. Guess in all of his years of sticking his nose in our lives and attacking our unions, that little personal point just kinda slipped his mind. Oopsie.

Now, of course we don't fault folks for divorce. Even Matt. However, if this were one of our leaders or our celebrities, can you even IMAGINE how he would use that person's separation as an example of our community's lack of relationship "sanctity"? Can't you just see the hyperbolic "Ellen divorces Portia -- Gays divorced from all that is holy" headline that Barber would cook up? Yea, so can we. And that's why this particular point in regards to this particular "culture warrior" matters to the debate that he willingly entered!

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From a Catholic perspective, Matt's second marriage is not recognized by God. I wonder, then, if he would be upset if millions of voting Catholics decided to try and take away his right to legal civil marriage status.

Posted by: zortnac | Feb 13, 2009 5:12:51 PM

They're already jumping on the divorce of the couple that led the way for marriage equality in MA.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Feb 13, 2009 5:18:04 PM

One of my aunts (I used to refer to her as brain-dead, until she had a massive stroke, and then I felt bad about it) was working on the dissolution of her fourth marriage when her church told her that her second through fourth marriages were all adulterous. Of course, all of that time, she was a tithe paying member in good standing, so they overlooked it.

They told her that the only way that she could erase all of those adulterous-unions was to remarry the first bastard that she had divorced because he was an abusive booze-hound.

Sooooooo, she dug the loser out of whatever hovel he had landed in, and remarried him. She would stop at the liquor store every evening on her way home from work (or church) and purchase two bottles of the cheapest wine that she could find, so that he would be pleasantly numbed for the next day.

Of course, after he kicked, she then found number six! And he ranked up there among the worst of the other bastards that she had hitched her vagina to.

What's the moral of this story? As stupid as they are, don't call your aunts brain-dead! Even if they are. (I should say, that she did recover, but try as she did, she was unable to locate lucky number seven)

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 13, 2009 6:38:53 PM

Matt would probably secretly like to be locked in a Men's Room with a big hairy mustached biker named Big Frank, and shown a good time.
He's really, really afraid somebody might suspect, so he's covering his tracks.

Posted by: Chandira | Feb 13, 2009 6:48:07 PM

Good grief, he's fatter than ever!

Posted by: Dale | Feb 14, 2009 7:02:44 AM

God hates divorce. Jesus himself spoke against it. There are far more Biblical prohibitions against divorce than homosexuality. So why does Matt rail against same-sex marriage and LGBTs in general while ignoring his own "sins"?

Oh yes, that's right. Hypocrisy. It seems to be epidemic among the RRRWers.

Posted by: Buffy | Feb 18, 2009 3:01:51 AM

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