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09/30/2011

Video: Because throwing gays in a 'cesspool' makes one an 'Anti-Defamation' icon?!

by Jeremy Hooper

Jerry Buell's comments about gay marriages being part of a "cesspool" that made him want to vomit were so over the top that even longtime conservative flamethrower Chuck Colson spoke out against his verbal style. But the National Organization For Marriage, on the other hand, referred to the investigation into Buell's conduct as both a "fatwa" and a "jihad," and hailed Buell's ability to go back to the classroom as some sort of free speech "victory." So I guess it's no surprise that they've launched a second "Anti-Defamation" video featuring the Florida school teacher:

So now not only do we have a public school teacher acting like the innocent (and never acknowledging the nastiness that he actually wrote) and misappropriated free speech martyr, but we have him joining forces with America's most visibly anti-LGBT group for the purposes of scoring cheap political points. Considering that even Buell's Liberty Counsel attorney admits that Buell might have already violated church/state provisions in ways unlinked to his Facebook comments, it's probably not the smartest choice for him, a teacher tasked with instructing all kinds of students from all walks of life, to be stirring up animus in this way. Groups like NOM and Liberty Counsel might be leadings him to believe that "free speech" equals a right to retain employment regardless of conduct, but reality says otherwise.

Oh, and speaking of Liberty Counsel: It's particularly interesting that NOM is now such big fans of that far, far right legal outfit. This is the same Liberty Counsel whose own Matt Barber said, just this week, that gays know they're "internally disordered." The same Liberty Counsel who, after Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling, chastised the proponents for not being anti-gay/ pro-"ex-gay" enough! The same Liberty Counsel who attorneys call pedophiles the "cousins" of the gay activist movement. And this is who NOM is positioning as "an amazing group of people" IN THE NAME OF ANTI-DEFAMATION?!?!?!?!?!?!??!

This group has seriously gone off the deep end. And trust me: It's going to get worse before it gets better.

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*Note: I had told you that the NY town clerks would be the next "Anti-Defamation" video. Maggie announced that their vids will be posted on October 6, so I'm assuming that's still a go.

Also, I heard Maggie mention that she travelled to the U.K. to interview Owen and Eunice Johns, that Pentecostal couple who lost their case to exalt anti-gay views over public tolerance.

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