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AFA comments: More consistently nutty than a Snickers

by Jeremy Hooper

Leviticus and Sodom & Ghmorah [sic] references. Gays blamed for natural disasters. A reader who calls pro-gays ignorant in the very same sentence in which he or she wrote the term "however" as if it's two words.

It's just another day in the comments section of the American Family Association's One News Now site:


If California's Prop. 8 passes in November, should all homosexual 'marriages' recognized by the state since mid-June -- when licenses were first issued -- be nullified? [ONN]

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These comments just reminds of Wayne Besen's most recent opinion on 365gay.com titled "Why I'm proud to be a liberal."

My favorite quote is "They can mentally 'check out' of this world and place their worries in the hands of a commanding politician or a higher deity."

This post just reminds me how reality escapes the people, how important it is to defeat this marriage amendment, and anything else that these people come up with to keep gay people as second-class citizens.

Posted by: Sam | Aug 7, 2008 5:18:55 PM

Link to Wayne's piece:


Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 7, 2008 5:27:20 PM

I was like *oh* *my* *gosh* he did not just say that blood should be put on my head!? This tendril weave cost me over two hundred dollars and there is NO way I'm gonna be able to return it back to the store for a refund after my prom when it's all covered in human fluids! That person is ignant as a tubesock in pantyhose.

Posted by: Sykler | Aug 7, 2008 5:28:14 PM

Keep the "loony right website comments" postings coming! They are classic. I've always enjoyed perusing the articles on Townhall.com, and of course all the compassionately conservative gems of intelligence that follow. If the regular Townhall commenter "Will" reads this site, I just have to let you know: I'm such a fan. You tell those Bible-thumpers about themselves on like a daily basis. Such a hero.

Posted by: JeffRob | Aug 7, 2008 5:43:33 PM

"i think that the rights of queers is spelled out pretty good in leviticus, it says they should be put to death and their blood would be on their head"

There are similar passages in the Koran which have been interpreted by similar radicals to justify killing "infidels." Judaeo Christian bible passages also impose a sentence of death for "infractions" that are equally as stupid.

All just goes to prove the point that church and state absolutely must remain separate. Theocracies have done virtually NOTHING historically other than to wage war with one another - as they still do today. The adherents of radical fanatical religious organizations seem to be truly content only when they are waging war.

Much of their "war waging" in the US is relatively figurative and harmless. But crossing the demarcation between figurative and actually physically harming others isn't very difficult for some of those whose illusion of reality is blurred by the intoxication that lunacy. A lunacy which elevates them to a position of being "chosen" or "superior."

It is the same dogma utilized by supremacist groups in attracting and maintaining members, and it works far too well, and it should be very alarming.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Aug 7, 2008 6:54:39 PM

Those people have no idea what the role of the Judiciary is actually is. The courts are the real guardian that protect us from the tyranny of the majority.

And let me remind everyone, even if they do succeed in getting a constitutional amendment there's still the little issue of those with marriage licenses that would then be considered null and void. I happen to know the ACLU is already fighting for us against asinine amendments like the one in Prop 8.

Posted by: Tony P | Aug 7, 2008 10:31:44 PM

Today one of God's little helpers came to Yahoo! Answers to tell us that when it comes to "gay" men, in the scare quotes, "Their own blood will be on their heads." Then when several of us atheists, Pagans, and thinking Christians responded negatively, he whined that our reaction was "violent." Violent! And while many of us were quite mean and sarcastic, nobody was trying to quote-mine an authoritative-sounding book saying that God wanted him to bleed to death, of course. That sounded pretty damned violent to me. I can see why these groups persist. They will until enough people finally finally FINALLY see that their real problems can't be blamed on LGBTs as a group.

As for the "minority becomes the majority" post, I wonder what s/he thought of USA Today's article about how Hispanics are a really fast-growing group in America and many neighborhoods are much less lily-white.

Posted by: GreenEyedLilo | Aug 7, 2008 10:41:39 PM

Gee, I feel bad for the Californians. Gay marriage leads to earthquakes and fires? At least here in Massachusetts it led to the Red Sox winning the World Series, the Patriots winning the Superbowl and the Celtics winning the NBA Championship. Alright, so the Pats won one of their superbowls before gay marriage, but the Sox and Celts? Had to be divine intervention.

And I seem to recall that there have been fires and earthquakes in California before there were gay marriages. Maybe God's been judging people for other reasons - Matthew 7:3 comes to mind. Or maybe these events just happen - which might be why they're considered to be NATURAL disasters.

Posted by: Caoimhe | Aug 8, 2008 2:00:35 AM

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