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Texas Mega-Church Rev.: “Homosexuality == Murder”

The Reverend Gary Simons of the High Point Church said no to hosting a funeral for Cecil Sinclair, a Navy veteran, but that’s not all he said:

The pastor said that he could imagine a similar situation involving a different sin. Perhaps a mother who is a member of the church loses a son who is a thief or murderer, Mr. Simons said. The church would surely volunteer to hold a service, he said.

“But I don’t think the mother would submit photos of her son murdering someone,” he said. “That’s a red light going off.”

Yeah, because being gay is the same as stealing or murder. Because Mr. Sinclair’s very existence deprived someone else of their property or life? I don’t understand the connection that Mr. Simons is trying to make unless he’s just demonstrating his immense bigotry and stupidity.

Church Denies Navy Vet a Funeral After Discovering He Was Gay — Towleroad
Church won’t hold funeral for gay man | Dallas Morning News

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Written by Jeff

Friday, August 10, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Forget Mecca, let’s bomb Nigeria

Let’s set aside Tom Tancredo’s ludicrous idea to bomb Mecca and Medina. Instead, let’s turn our attention to Nigeria and wipe it off the map.

Eighteen men have been arrested in northern Nigeria for alleged sodomy, which carries the death sentence under Bauchi state’s Islamic sharia law, the official NAN news agency reported Thursday.

Is it wrong of me to advocate bombing a country into nothingness? Is it worse than the world turning a blind eye to persecution and murder simply because Nigeria has a load of oil under the ground?

Shame On Us All | QueerSighted
18 face death sentence for homosexual activities in Nigeria
| IC Publications

Written by Jeff

Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 7:35 pm

The most stupid thing I’ve read all day

This is by far the most stupid thing that I’ve read all day, maybe all of the past week. Rod Bullough is an idiot a member of Freedom2Choose, a group that campaigned against the newly-instituted smoking ban in England:

The smokers are really being discriminated against and treated how we wouldn’t treat any ethnic minority.

ABC News: England Snuffs Out Smoking

Written by Jeff

Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 10:18 pm

Two sets of laws

One for the rich, one for everyone else. TMZ reports that, after having her sentence reduced from 45 to 23 days, Paris Hilton will has been released after serving only three days of her sentence.

Paris Hilton — Free Woman – TMZ.com

Written by Jeff

Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 9:07 am

Posted in Crazy people, Crime

"Did y'all just leave the faggot bar?"—Hate Crime in Mobile, Alabama

Last Saturday there was a hate crime in Mobile, Alabama. Or, rather, there would have been if Alabama recognized crimes borne of hatred against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgendered persons as hate crimes.

From a friend:

Last night (5/26/07) myself and 3 friends witnessed what can only be called a crime of hate against 2 of our other friends who had thankfully already made it into their vehicle. Their car was facing Conti Street in the parking lot at Conti and Joachim and as they were walking to their vehicle, they were approached by a man who asked, “did y’all just leave the faggot bar?” My friends didn’t react, but rather, got to their vehicle as quickly as possible. They got into the car and locked the doors as the man began kicking the car in the back and in the passenger side while screaming other obscenities and slurs. He was trying to break the glass in the windows. He ended up putting large dents in the back and on the passenger door before they were able to reverse from the parking spot and drive away.

Our friend was renting this vehicle so we didn’t recognize it but watched as the crime occurred. We hurried to our own car, not knowing what was going on, and pulled out of the parking lot when we got the call from our friends who informed us that they were the ones in the car being attacked by the man. We followed them to their home and made the decision to call the police.

The police officer from the 3rd precinct arrived and gathered the information he needed. We were all surprised when he began asking us why we left the parking lot and telling us that if it had been him getting his car kicked in, he’d “have gotten out and kicked some a–.” He said that the city wouldn’t spend time trying to find the man nor did he offer hope for future protection in the commonly used pay-to-park lot. Not only are we certain that our friends and we had done the right thing by leaving the lot, but we are certain that the damages could have been much worse had we stayed. We asked him to call to see about checking the cameras in the lot and when he did, he found out that the cameras in that lot haven’t worked in some time. The lot attendant had gone, and there is no type of security in the lot. I believe that if we pay the city or the owner of the parking lot to park in that or any parking lot, we should be assured that the city or owner of the parking lot will protect us accordingly.

I felt it necessary to send this email to my friends and others and I recommend that you spread the word about this to anyone you know who spends time downtown in Mobile. It could have been anyone and there is a need for awareness. This isn’t the first time something like this or something worse has happened in or near that same parking lot for similar reasons. Again, it could have been anyone; a female walking alone, a couple, or even a group. Our friends and we were lucky despite the damage to their rental car but it could have been much worse. I’ve been on Dauphin Street and seen many police officers in plain sight at any given time and I don’t understand why there aren’t more in other parts of downtown. If city regulations allow that an establishment may stay open, or private establishments are allowed to be open, it is my opinion that the city or those private establishments should also be aware of these issues and do something about it to protect their patrons or make us feel safer once we walk out their doors.

Alabama will give special protection to a house of worship, public monument, or even a US or Alabama flag, but not a human being who happens to be gay. In fact, on May 11 they voted not to add crimes against people based on sexual orientation to Alabama’s hate crimes law.

HRC | Alabama Hate Crimes Law

Partners Against Hate | List of Hate Crime Laws

Written by Jeff

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 3:53 pm

Posted in Bigots, Crazy people, Crime, GLBT, Hate Crimes

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What are they teaching kids at Liberty University?

ABC News: EXCLUSIVE: Bomb Plot Thwarted at Falwell’s Funeral

Virginia authorities arrested a Liberty University student in what officials said was a bomb plot intended to disrupt protesters at the Rev. Jerry Falwell’s funeral service.

“Protesters are bad, bomb them”?

Written by Jeff

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Posted in Crazy people, Crime

Is all India this stupid?

Gere kisses woman, Indians go apoplectic Or is it just a few agitators and a judge in the city of Jaipur?

An Indian court issued arrest warrants for Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Bollywood star Shilpa Shelty on Thursday for kissing at a public function, media reports said.

Judge Dinesh Gupta issued the warrants in the northwestern city of Jaipur after a local citizen filed a complaint charging that the public display of affection —which he called an “an obscene act” — offended local sensibilities, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

India may arrest Richard Gere over kiss – USATODAY.com

P.S. I have a few friends from India and I am confident that it’s not all of India. I doubt they would have any problems with a few kisses on the cheek.

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Written by Jeff

Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 9:10 am

Posted in Crazy people, Nonsense