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As if post-Prop 8 Utah needs more anti-gay PR

by Jeremy Hooper

"People can be gay, just like people can be druggies and hookers."

Homosexuality is "anti-Species behavior."

3281279835 C2Cd9D0C94 BThe above brilliance and more ran in various Salt Lake City papers over the weekend, part of an ad campaign to "stop the homosexual movement" in Utah. Check out Drinking Liberally SLC for more, including close ups of the ads:

Full page hate [DLSLC]

Though personally, we think these folks are blowing their wads by running these sorts of ads at this particular time. It would seem that after reading the horror show that is the business section, even the most rabid of newsy 'mo foes are gonna have a hard time being scared by this fear-mongery presentation of dude love!

But you all just go ahead and keep acting like the uber-fringy opposition. Those of us who exist within the fair-minded species have a much easier time ripping the humanity out of your anti-gay campaigns when you only include trace amounts to begin with.

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Your thoughts

Religious bigotry is Speciation behavior. Because xenophobic rage certainly (as evidenced by these Mor[m]ons) leads to a sparse gene pool. A few more generations and the devolutionary sloped foreheads accompanied by even more dulled mental prowess will begin to emerge.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 16, 2009 7:45:27 PM

Ok, I think it's time THESE people got tested for some sort of mental disease.
It's one thing to simply disagree.
It's quite another to go to levels like THIS.

Posted by: Clicky the Fox | Feb 16, 2009 7:58:23 PM

Clicky: It's getting even more frightening by the day. There are also new alliances being forged/strengthened, like the one going on in Maine between Mike Heath and the more mainstream figures like Tony Perkins. Mike Heath has long been considered fringe, with his ideas seen as too out there for most of the mainstream conservative movement to touch. But since Maine is getting marriage attention, they are bringing him into the fold.

The "mainstream" pro-fams seem to be moving even further to the right. I suspect it will only get worse as their losses continue.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 16, 2009 8:22:29 PM

Honestly this is disgraceful.. It's ridiculous how people can sit here and try to stand up for something that is "wrong". Who are they to say who we love is wrong? It's a shame to sit here and read things like this because I, as others, want to have a family and someday get married. I have one of the healthiest relationships I've ever seen. There are so many things in this world that are more important to worry about. like this horrible economy, the war that are killing thousands, or the drugs that could potentially get into children's hands. Isn't that what we should be spending our time worrying about?

Posted by: Alexa Dagostino | Feb 16, 2009 8:38:54 PM

I swear, they just keep playing into our hands.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Feb 16, 2009 10:39:34 PM

This is why people should boycott Utah. Every time you travel there, you are helping to finance this kind of garbage.

Posted by: libhomo | Feb 16, 2009 11:34:52 PM

Yeah, Dick but these people do have longer life spans because they do not drink or smoke.

Anyway, Governor Hunstman is on our side...and you can't get much better than that, until the Elders have their revelation that God says its okay.

Posted by: LOrion | Feb 17, 2009 12:44:50 AM

I know it's popular to have knee-jerk reactions against "the Mormons" as a group but in this case I think it's not justified. An article in the Salt Lake Tribune:


says nothing about the people who placed this piece of crap being Mormon. It just sounds like two immature bigots with more money than brains thinking they'd find a receptive audience in Utah. That's probably a logical assumption, I grant you, but this one may end up backfiring. Read the Trib article and you'll see that this could turn into a good thing after all.

Posted by: Alan | Feb 17, 2009 10:05:57 AM

Agreed, Alan -- I don't see this as a Mormon story. It is, however, another bit of bad mojo coming from a state that is already under a very watchful gay eye, so connections are going to be drawn.

But like you, I also see things like this as having potential benefit. While maybe not pro-gay, I think a vast majority of Utahans are certainly anti-this kind of rhetoric.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 17, 2009 10:15:51 AM

Hi everyone out there. I am a Korean-American guy who lives in Maryland. When I was younger and was in the boy scouts. I talk about guy things like girls and other guy stuff. I am a straight guy who never understood gays and lesbians when I was growing up. I am 33 years old and had come to my senses when I was 32 years old. Why the one year gap you say, that is when I met my bestfriend in the whole wide world. To tell you the truth, I hated gays and lesbians and didn't understand the practices. Hate is a very strong word for anyone to say. I could never say that I disliked anyone, it was always hate them. Ok, back to what I was saying. I met my bestfriend working at Lowe's, I never knew how close my friendship would be with her. I love her to death and always will. When my bestfriend started to date again with this girl, she is a very nice person. The sad part is that my bigotry took this long. My bestfriend is my first lesbian friend I ever had. She never questioned me as a person, but only saw the type of person she saw in me. To this day, I love her so much and respect her as a person and I love her girlfriend very much. They are the bomb to hang with and I will always make sure they will be in my life till the very end. My friendship with both of the ladies was strong, then it kind of got weird, and now it is very strong again. Yes, I am going to say when my friendship got weird with them is when my friend asked me if I had feelings for her, I told her yes. I knew deep in my heart that I would never in my life would have a chance with her in being my girlfriend. I never lie to her or keep secrets away from her. I always thought about her still and I love her. I know now where to draw the line between love and being in love with her. She is the best thing to come into my life and I don't regret any minute of her friendship. I am a only child in my family and when my two bestfriends ever get married and have kids, I am making sure that I will be an uncle to there kids. There is already too much hate in this world and hating gay people especially is not the way to go. The church and the government interfere too much in the world already. I thought that love makes the world go round, not man and woman makes the world go round. Only GOD is the judge of each human being on this planet. I still love my bestfriend very much and still wish that she would have been my girlfriend, but at least I still have her as my bestfriend. If I ever lost her friendship, my life would be destroyed. She is everything in my life that I could ever ask for in a friend. I was never given the time or day by girls who I was interested in, but of course they were straight girls. I was nevered questioned by my bestfriend, she opened up her arms and never judged me. The only thing that I am mad about is why this took me so long to open my eyes. I was always blind to see what the world had to show me. My bestfriend's brother is gay and there is cousin is gay which he is a dragqueen. They are the most fun people to be around with. Even though I still love women and that is all I am attracted too, but they are the most fun people to be with. My only thing that I want to get is I would love to meet other gay and lesbian people. They are so much fun to talk to and yes, I have to a gay club twice in Maryland with my bestfriends. Well if there is anyone who would like to hit me back sometime and be friends, let me know. Just write me on my email address at [email protected], I don't know if I am able to list my email address on here.

Gay and Lesbian supporter

Posted by: Gay and Lesbian supporter | Feb 17, 2009 5:29:35 PM

That is.. a very long post. Thank you G&L Supporter?

Back to JH's post, I just wonder where they pulled out the picture of those two guys kissing. Does the opposition have a giant file cabinet of stock man-on-man or woman-on-woman photos? I don't even think gays obsess about gays this much.

Posted by: Chris | Feb 19, 2009 4:33:12 AM

"I don't even think gays obsess about gays this much."

I write about gays for 8-10 hours a day, and I don't obsess about gays this much! And I would argue that the vast majoirty of the LGBT community would like nothing more than to ever even have to THINK about our orientations/identities.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 19, 2009 7:00:00 AM

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