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Audio: 'I'm from the woods'

by Jeremy Hooper

You know how anti-gay news sites almost never allow for comments, or how extremely conservative radio shows heavily screen their callers? Well today on Matt Barber and Mat Staver's radio show, Keith from Texas demonstrated why that is:

"Liberty Live" -- 3/5/09

Okay, so we guess that by "I'm from the woods," Keith could mean that he wants to use his outdoorsy knowhow to teach gays how to pick berries. Or perhaps he could be trying to explain that he's compassionate to hairy gays, since his forestry experience has put him in contact with several bears. Or maybe he's using some hip slang to mean that he's from West Hollywood, with his whole call nothing more than a prank.

Picture 14-69But something, namely the context of the call and the overall content of Matt Barber and Mat Staver's reliably homo-hostile show, tells us that this is not at all what he means. In fact, we have a sneaking suspicion that "the woods" are nowhere that our gay booties would want to find ourselves with this Keith. To us, Keith's woods sound like a scary place. A place towards which one might ask: "If a gay falls in the forest, does it even retain its human ability to make a sound?"

But of course Matt/Mat don't even acknowledge the obvious craziness. They just thank Keith, pat his great state on the back, and move on to their next order of anti-gay business. Backwoods room-elephant goes unacknowledged.

Well we're acknowledging it. And we hope you'll help us see that others do as well.

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Your thoughts

I'm sorry, that just made me laugh.

Posted by: Jon | Mar 5, 2009 8:07:33 PM

For me, it's a laugh so as not to scream sort of response.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 5, 2009 8:22:20 PM

This yokel is precisely the problem with the shock-jock hate-speech from these supposed "christians." They come to believe that it is perfectly permissible to make what can only be described as semi-veiled threats of violence (or worse). And, these hate-purveyors simply gloss over it in a tacit act of approval.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Mar 5, 2009 8:42:20 PM

United Nations NGO event in New York City Tomorrow - “Violence Against Minority Women & Girls In Bangladesh”

United Nations NGO Parallel Events 2009 - CSW 53 (The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY)

“Violence Against Minority Women & Girls In Bangladesh”

Panel Discussion organized by:

Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM)

Location: Church Bldg., 777 UN Plaza, 8th Floor, NY, NY 11007

(First Avenue between 43rd and 44th street)

Date: Friday, March 6th, 2009 (Tomorrow)

Time: 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Although violence against women and girls is prevalent in Bangladesh, women from Hindu, Buddhist and other religious minorities are increasingly subjected to brutal gang rape and religious hate crime. Victims often complain of state sponsored apathy in applying stringent domestic law to protect women and girls in the minority community. That coupled with lack of International legal instruments to bring offenders to justice, minority women and girls, those who are victim of hate crime in Bangladesh, often suffer from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Despite HRCBM’s continued effort to help bring justice, the organization faces strong opposition from some of the governmental and non governmental entities. Therefore, it has become apparent that the organization initiates the discussion on the need for International Rights Instruments to protect the women and the children without prejudice.

Session Moderator: Dr. Ratna Karmakar


1. Utsav Chakrabarti

2. Sachin Karmakar

3. Bidyut Das

4. Venerable Bimal Bhikkhu, Buddhist Monk

5. Prof. Sabyasachi G. Dastidar

6. Dr. Sandhya Chakrabarti

7. Dr. Monorama Biswas

8. Ishani Chowdhury

9. Dr. Anu Bose


Ph: 212-592-3627

Fax: 619-330-0662

To download a flyer for this event, visit: http://hrcbm.blogspot.com/ . Click on the flyer to enlarge or download it.

Posted by: peace n harmony | Mar 5, 2009 9:31:59 PM

I'm honestly not sure whether I should laugh at this or go buy a handgun for protection.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Mar 6, 2009 2:03:37 AM

Yeah, and I'm a big old lesbian "from the woods," too. What'll it be, son, chainsaws or double axes?

Posted by: Debby Dubois | Feb 12, 2010 6:48:10 PM

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