Thursday, April 27, 2017

Congressman Begs Forgiveness for America's "Sins"

Last night in Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol at an annual gathering of right-wing Christians, some 20 members of Congress took turns leading the assembled in prayer.  When Rep. Randy Weber of Texas got to the podium, he confessed "several of the sins our nation has been so emboldened to embark upon."

Weber warmed up with offenses like removing the Bible from schools, and then he got into the meat and potatoes.  "Father, we've trampled on your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to rewrite what it is and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle.  Father, oh Father, please forgive us," he said, breaking into tears.

Then he got equally emotional about abortion, before segueing into the national debt, which apparently wasn't weep-worthy.

After Weber finished, the statue of Will Rogers whispered to the statue of Rosa Parks, "I'm keeping up with the times better than he is, and I've been dead for 80 years."

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This Week's Quote

In the early eighties, I was pretty innocent and confused.  I was like Marie Osmond, only with bigger eyelashes.

Boy George

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor

Monday, April 24, 2017

Murderer on a Schedule

It appears to be true that President Ramzan Kadyrov said he wants the LGBT community of Chechnya to be eliminated by the beginning of Ramadan.

Hate to see what he's got planned for the end of it.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

I'm about to set out for the Science March here in Seattle. I'm wearing my pink pussyhat, which some might view as diluting today's pro-science message.

I prefer to think of it as multi-tasking.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The District of Gomorrah

Family Research Council senior fellow Robert Maginnis went on SkyWatchTV recently to talk about "the occult influence on D.C. elites."

The "rank evil" that pervades the nation's capital, influencing even the most well-intentioned public servants, includes witchcraft and homosexuality, and how gayness gets tossed into a discussion on the occult I don't know.  It seems that whenever evil is the topic, homosexuality gets a mention.  It's the all-purpose flour for the conservative Christian baker.

"If you look around Washington, you have Dupont Circle, famous for being the center of homosexuality in Washington, you have all sorts of activities down there that are pretty souring," said Maginnis.  "You have a lot of witchcraft. You have a lot of hedonism.  You have all the issues that—when I think of Sodom and Gomorrah, I often think of Washington, D.C. in the same thought."

Well, when I think of Sodom and Gomorrah, I think . . . oh, who am I kidding? I never think of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This Week's Quote

You Can't Deduct Golden Showers

sign at New York City Tax March

Source:  Esquire

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's Your Choice

I recommend you read yesterday's New York Times editorial, which lays out why the gay Republican claim that Donald Trump would be an LGBT ally has proven breathtakingly wrong.

Or you can slap yourself repeatedly.  You'll feel about as good.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Melissa Spicey Bunny

The president's press secretary apologizes for his Hitler comments and provides a lesson on Passover.  Don't pass it over.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Fantastic Four They Aren't

On Tuesday four North Carolina House Republicans filed a bill to defy the U.S. Supreme Court and ban same-sex marriage in the Tar Heel State.  The four conservative legislators are Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, Carl Ford and Mike Clampitt.  Or, as I now think of them, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This Week's Quote

As scary as it was being raised by one Jewish mother, I have to feel for my kids because they have two Jewish mothers.

Judy Gold


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trying My Best to Keep Up

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a fierce opponent of same-sex marriage, resigned yesterday owing to his doozy of an extra-marital affair.   Also yesterday Kenneth Adkins, the pastor who tweeted Pulse victims got "what they deserve," was found guilty in Georgia of molesting a teenage girl and boy.

It's hard to keep up with all the hypocritical shenanigans of prominent gay-haters.  I think I need a grant.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Chechen Magic

A week ago I read that over a hundred gay men had been rounded up in Chechnya, but the president's spokesman denied it, on the basis that there are no gay men in Chechnya.  Today I read that those men are being held in a concentration camp-style prison.

Quite a trick, imprisoning people who don't exist.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Randy and the First Lady—Ivanka

Randy Rainbow gets off a bunch of zingers in his "interview" with Ivanka Trump, White House asset.  Well, not exactly asset . . .

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Backing Trump's Ideological Friend in France

The Advocate reports that over 16 percent of French LGBT voters are supporting far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Gag me with a cuillère.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This Week's Quote

First came moi, a son who was so gay he liked to flit round the backyard, age six, in the style of the Ballet Russe.  A son so gay he wore his mum's clothing à la Norman Bates.  A son so gay that he became a window dresser.  A son so gay that he actually won awards for being a window dresser.  A son so gay that, a few years back, he was plonked at the top of Time Out magazine's list of "the gayest people in New York City."  (The list was not alphabetized. Harvey Fierstein was below me.  That's how gay I am.)

Simon Doonan

Source:  Gay Men Don't Get Fat

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Army Strong, Army Wrong

President Obama's Army secretary was an openly gay man.  President Trump's expected pick for the post is the chief sponsor of anti-gay legislation in Tennessee.

About, FACE!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The World of 2017

There are reports that police in Chechnya have rounded up over 100 men suspected of being gay and that at least three have been killed.

Horrible.  At least we in America know that President Obama will take a strong stand against such barbarity.

Oh wait . . .

Trump is the president now.  Well, he wants LGBT Americans to think he supports us, so he'll have to condemn Chechnya, which is a republic of Russia.

Oh wait . . .

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Flag Is at Half-Staff

The designer of the rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker, has died.  What a legacy he left.  Since the flag debuted in 1978, it has become the iconic symbol of gay rights and solidarity, not just in the U.S. but all around the world.

That's why I think of Baker as the man of the cloth.