People like Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth Against Homosexuality are full-time, "professionals" who spend day and night doing "research" on The Homosexual Agenda, funded by misguided followers and wingnut welfare. Below the fold, a taste of what I deal with on a regular basis. I try to maintain a sense of humor about it, but you'll see at the end that it's not just about sloughing off some insults here and there.
Jeebus! It must be Americans for Truth Against Homosexuality's fundraising quarter as we've hit the jackpot again, along with Box Turtle Bulletin. It's completely over the top batsh*t insane beauteous:
The Left knows hate
In their continuing effort to steal the legacy of the real civil rights movement, homosexual activists and their allies posit an analogy between racism and “homophobia” — their smear term of choice to denigrate traditionalists. It is a deeply flawed comparison: what does unchangeable skin color and ethnicity have to do with aberrant, immoral and changeable sexual behavior?
...Moreover, the homosexualists are in the uncomfortable position of making actual descendants of slaves — like Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church and ex-lesbian Janet Boynes... — the target of their opprobrium. Men and women of color (like Crystal Dixon, a Black woman who recently was suspended from the University of Toledo after publicly making points similar to these) are mere “religious anti-gay bigots,” according to the homo-fundamentalists’ warped formulations.
Being lectured on intolerance by anti-Christian bigots like Tim Kincaid and Barney Frank — or run-of-the-mill leftist hate sites like Daily Kos — is like the USA being scolded for human rights violations by North Korea. If you think I jest, check out the hate-filled comments and vile anti-Christian insults that flow liberally on lesbian Pam Spaulding’s blog (try doing a search on “Jeebus” — a substitute for “Jesus” that secular snobs use to mock Christians).
Pam’s and Tim’s sites are further proof that nobody hates like the Left. And few on the Left hate like the homosexual activists (with radical pro-abortion-on-demand feminists a close second).
A "vicious anti-Christian lesbian activist."
(Concerned Women for America's radio show [9:15], 1/25/07)
"A nutty lesbian blogger."
(MassResistance radio show [16:25], 2/3/07)
While this is all amusing, last year LaBarbera led a nationwide (unsuccessful) email and calling campaign to have me fired from my day job, which is completely unrelated to my work on the Blend. I am employed by a private university with an anti-discrimination policy -- and naturally understands the First Amendment -- so that derailed the effort, but what if I worked for a private company (or the state of NC for that matter) with a homophobic boss? I could easily have been canned for simply being out of the closet, never mind actively fighting bigots like LaBarbara from spreading disinformation and bigotry over the intertubes.
Hat tip, Eva.