Wednesday, July 27, 2005

OFFICE MOVE

Office is moving today! Posts to resume tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Cool Moms Give BJ's, Not Cookies

Silivia Johnson, 40, just wanted to be a "cool mom" when she held sex parties at her house and screwed around with her kid's friends. Finally, after years of social exclusion, she feels the parties made her part of the in-crowd. Um, don't expect any invites to the neighborhood potluck in the near future Mrs. Johnson.

Oh it's not like you won't be invited because parents think what you did was wrong, Mrs. Johnson. Instead, they will be jealous. Every time their little Johnny does something wrong and he is due for a spanking, they'll have to hear: "But Mrs. Johnson's spanks are so much hotter! Why can't you be cool like her?"

The bitch.

Scat Joke Equals Funny?

The so-called "filthiest joke ever", The Aristocrat, will soon be told by 100 comedians in a theatre near you. (Well, as long as there are more than just AMC Theatres around you. They won't show the movie.)

If you have not seen the joke already, check out the South Park Version.

Because scat and incest is hilarious!

Log's Get Icon


The Log Cabin Republicans will have an icon this coming television season when Christian Campbell of Trick (not the one who looked like a monkey), plays one in NBC's The Book of Daniel.

The one-hour drama is a religious series, so it will be interesting to see how it all turns out. Jesus will even be a cast regular! Finally, we will know what he really thinks about the gays.

Being a Log Cabin Republican, we fully expect Campbell to wear the scarlet letter "G" and to perform self-flagellation at the end of every episode.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Calling Mainstream Media

Three cases of arson against gays in one month's time. Have you heard much news about it from the mainstream media? Probably not. Is there homophobia in the mainstream media? Of course!

Imagine how the story would play out if this were any other minority.

Queer as Folk is running a storyline where a bombing at a gay club got national attention. Wow! Talk about a show distancing itself from reality.

Haze Me Please

Gay men have been using wooden paddles for pleasure for years now. However, a new national gay fraternity is about to give a whole new meaning to paddling. So, does that mean when it comes time for hazing we have to pretend we don't like to be spanked? The frat started at Arizona State University, and one Christian organization that was recently denied recognition by ASU is not happy about it:
Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney for the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defense Fund, said the organization believes ASU is attacking religious-focused groups such as the Christian Legal Society while supporting organizations such as Sigma Phi Beta which have an exclusive membership chosen according to whether they share certain characteristics and values.

Poor Jeremy. All the discrimination against Christians in this country is just horrendous!

Santorum's Nanny State

If you did not have a reason to move to Canada before, you may in 2008. Imagine this headline in 2008: Rick Santorum Elected President. While it is unlikely, it could happen and he certainly wants it. Based on what happens in his home, we can only imagine what would happen to us:
"I have one television that has cable on it and it's in my bedroom and every single channel is pass-coded," Santorum said. "We only have one computer right now that has the Internet and [my children are] not allowed on it unless we're there or we know what they're doing."

Yes. Remember Santorum children. Man-on-Dog action is reserved for "Daddy time", only.

Travel Abroad, Face Death

With recent executions of homosexuals in tyrannical countries, Canada has issued a warning to its gays:
Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department this week is warning same-sex married couples to be wary when traveling or moving to foreign countries which may not recognize the marriages and, in some cases, could even bar entry or enforce the country's death penalty for homosexual activity.

Damn! And all that travel I was planning for in Iran.

Some countries to watch out for gay capital punishment: Mauritania, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Anyone notice the correlation between these countries and the war on terror?

Friday, July 22, 2005

Wicked Witch West to be Bald

So, what's that pain in your ass Jim?

Jim West will soon be resuming chemotherapy after facing a colon cancer relapse. We wish Jim the best of luck!

Jim, if you are going to bottom there are a few more things you should be concerned about.

Zach to be Released from Prison

Zach Stark, the teenager in Iran Memphis, TN who was sent to an "ex-gay" prison by his parents early last month to face abuse for coming-out as gay, will be released soon.

We anxiously await to see what has happened to Zach. Will he be a changed man or will he still want to chase a man?

Do they allow conjugal visits in ex-gay prison?

More Daylight

Daylight Savings Time has been extended by Congress! And at least we know it was extended for all of the right reasons:
"The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier," said Rep. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts).

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan) noted that the extension means daylight-saving time will continue through Halloween, adding to safety. "Kids across the nation will soon rejoice," said Upton, because they'll have another hour of daylight trick-or-treating.

Great. Now more time for exposure to the sun for that increased chance of cancer you've always wanted, and more time for your kids to find that razor in the apple next year.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Voice of Unheard God

We may never get to know the full content of God's dialogue with Texas State Rep. Robert Talton (R-Pasadena). According to Talton, in a letter to ass-fucking sympathizer State Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Lewisville), God told him that there should be no more gay foster parents in the State of Texas:
In the leaked portions Rep. Robert Talton (R-Pasadena) chided Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Lewisville) for not supporting the bill saying he was called on by God to see to it that gays and lesbians be banned from being foster parents.

How lovely it must be to have prophet in your state legislature. If you'd just listen to them, you would all run Texas infallibly. In another instance, when Democrats ran away from Texas during the redistricting fiasco, they were clearly running away from God!

Give Them Asylum

Democratic and civilized countries across the world should be appalled by reports of other governments torturing and executing their gay and lesbian citizens. Just this week, it was reported that two gay teens in Iran were executed for being gay:
Two gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran on 19 July 2005 for the crime of homosexuality. The youths were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad, in north east Iran. They were sentenced to death by Court No. 19.

They admitted--probably under torture, London-based gay human rights group Outrage! suggests--to having gay sex but claimed in their defence that most young boys had sex with each other and that they were not aware that homosexuality was punishable by death.

Gay-friendly western countries should have blanket policies that provide asylum for gay refugees without them having to face extended court battles.

If individuals seeking asylum cannot get it even when they face torture or execution if they return to their native country, what is the point of it at all?

How to Discriminate

It appears that Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Attorney General Mike Cox of Michigan are in an epic battle to decide how best to discriminate in the State. Granholm and Cox are choosing to fight litigation that challenges the same-sex marriage ban in Michigan, and both have different strategies. However, neither is saying why they will both be going into the lawsuit differently as they try to defend the ban and help the court decide whether it affects public employees seeking domestic partnership benefits.

It sounds like a Cox fight, to see who can discriminate more.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Dragon Lady is Mad

Ann Coulter is mad! MAD! MAD! MAD! Over John Robert's nomination. Is this a cheap trick to confuse liberals? Probably not:
It means nothing that Roberts wrote briefs arguing for the repeal of Roe v. Wade when he worked for Republican administrations. He was arguing on behalf of his client, the United States of America. Roberts has specifically disassociated himself from those cases, dropping a footnote to a 1994 law review article that said:

“In the interest of full disclosure, the author would like to point out that as Deputy Solicitor General for a portion of the 1992-93 Term, he was involved in many of the cases discussed below. In the interest of even fuller disclosure, he would also like to point out that his views as a commentator on those cases do not necessarily reflect his views as an advocate for his former client, the United States.”

Though, she did make me laugh (that bitch!):
It means absolutely nothing that NARAL and Planned Parenthood attack him: They also attacked Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy and David Hackett Souter.

The only way a supreme court nominee could win the approval of NARAL and Planned Parenthood would be to actually perform an abortion during his confirmation hearing, live, on camera, and preferably a partial birth one.

And Ann, what would make you happy? If he started stuffing unwanted frozen embryos into women like sandwich meat on the Senate floor? That would end the stem cell debate.

Oh (Gay) Canada!

Last night while we were all trying to figure out who hell this Johnny guy is, Canada legalized gay marriage. Those Canadians...they're always so sneaky!

Canada is now the 4th country in the world to legalize gay marriage, therefore continuing the "gay agenda" of taking over the world.

4 down, 189 to go.

Canada slips it in while US is watchin' Johnny

Conservative Man

CNN has posted an AP story that lists John Robert's conservative credentials:
Roberts' record as a federal appeals court judge is short but clear, and he has a trail of solid conservative credentials dating back to the administration of President Bush's father.

Here's Johnny!

Liberal groups are already screaming about John Roberts, the man we know so little about, and MoveOn has even created a petition to stop him:
In the past weeks, Republicans and Democrats have called on President Bush to nominate a moderate for the Supreme Court—someone who would honor the legacy of independent Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. But last night, President Bush nominated Judge John Roberts, a far-right lawyer and corporate lobbyist, to fill her post on the Supreme Court.

We've got to stop Roberts. He opposed clean air rules and worked to help coal companies strip-mine mountaintops. He worked with Ken Starr (yes, that Ken Starr), and tried to keep Congress from defending the Voting Rights Act. He wrote that Roe v. Wade should be "overruled," and as a lawyer argued (and won) the case that stopped some doctors from even discussing abortion.

Join our urgent petition to let our senators know we expect them to oppose John Roberts right now

PFAW also does not have nice things to say about Johnny:
Roberts's record is a disturbing one. Among other things, Roberts is hostile to women's reproductive freedom, and he has taken positions in religious liberty and free speech cases that were detrimental to those fundamental rights. Roberts has limited judicial experience, but even his short tenure as a judge raises serious concerns about his ideology and judicial philosophy. For example, dissenting opinions by Roberts have questioned the constitutionality of the Endangered Species Act and argued that Americans tortured by Iraq when it was a terrorist state can receive no compensation. This preliminary review of Roberts's record indicates that it falls far short of demonstrating the commitment to fundamental civil and constitutional rights that should be shown by a Supreme Court nominee.

HRC comments:
With the Roberts nomination, the right to privacy and the future of a fair-minded Court are in grave danger. Judge Roberts has disputed the right to privacy laid out in Roe v. Wade, and urged that the case be overruled. Reversing Roe could undermine fundamental rights to privacy and liberty that are the legal underpinning for the freedom of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.

And SUPRISINGLY it is the Task Force that gives the most measured response, even asking us to pause:
We especially call upon our allies in the Senate to determine whether Judge Roberts subscribes to the holdings of Romer v. Evans and Lawrence v. Texas, among other cases, and will affirm that the civil rights and privacy rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are protected by the Constitution.

And only if Judge Roberts meets these critical standards of qualification, judicial philosophy, fairness, independence and a dedication to protecting the rights of all under the Constitution, should the Senate vote to confirm his nomination to the court.

Though, perhaps we should not pause if Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council is praising this guy:
The president is a man of his word. He promised to nominate someone along the lines of a Scalia or a Thomas, and that is exactly what he has done.

They are even planning a Justice Sunday II to ensure that God Save the United States and this Honorable Court. The same honorable court that gave us legal ass fucking? Hell yeah! I'll be at my church.

With these petitions and emails going out so quickly, one has to wonder if they are more like glory holes and John Roberts just happened to be the one that came through.

Rather than commenting on just another dick, we should probably "pause" and wait to find out more on this guy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Man Without a Face

U.S. Circuit Judge John Roberts Jr. to be nominated. He does not have much of a track record either. Actually, no one really knows who he is. What will the talking heads talk about? Who are we kidding? They'd talk about dirt.

One note, when in the solicitor general's office, he was the author of a brief to overturn Roe V. Wade.

Gay and More on Janice


Her's is the face we may be looking at at 9 PM tonight.

Janice Rogers Brown on Gay Parenting:
Justice Janice Rogers Brown, President Bush's controversial nominee for a federal circuit court in Washington D.C., expressed concern that giving lesbians parental rights to their partners' birth children might have unforeseen and undesirable consequences for heterosexual couples.

Could the cases "open up a lot of possibilities for intrusion on parental roles" by people who are practically strangers? she asked.

And on minority rights:
Justice Brown of the California Supreme Court was opposed for her stark opinion upholding the state's referendum against affirmative action and her vivid speeches criticizing the growth of government.

Some of her colleagues wrote that she had gone too far and used needlessly scathing language to extend the anti-affirmative action proposition's reach.

PFAW also has a lot to say about our lucky lady.

Still Could Be Right About Supremes

Why do we doubt ourselves? According to ABCNews, Clement is not the pick of Bush! So long Edith. Turns out we may be right after all.

Well, maybe we should just wait till 9 PM like everyone else.

Sadly Speaks for Itself (and our country)

Bush pic from press conference earlier today:

Silent Edith

Note: Apparently we were wrong about predicting Janice Rogers Brown as Bush's Supreme Court nominee.

As it turns out, tonight Bush will pick Edith Brown Clement (5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Bush appointed) as his Supreme Court nominee. At least, that is what everyone else is saying.

I've been checking google and yahoo! like mad, but could not find any information about Clement's views on gay rights. I even checked out the 5th Circuit's website. Here's what one article said:
Several women under consideration have a so-called "Souter problem," because so little is known about their views or judicial philosophy that conservatives fear they would, in short, become another Souter. That includes Judges Edith Brown Clement of the New Orleans-based federal appeals court and Judge Deanell Reece Tacha of the Denver-based federal appeals court. Outside groups have raised red flags about both women.

This could be good news and bad news, depending on what history will end up telling us. Clement made it through the Senate pretty quickly the first time around.

Bisexuality, Mysexuality

Essayist Meghan Daum explores the NY Times piece that questions bisexuality in her most recent piece for the LA Times.

Basically, the commentary can be summed up in: Labels don't mean everything!

And rightfully so. Just don't tell that to the gay man who spends his barista salary shopping in Georgetown.

Pure. Simple. Abuse.

Salon.com is running a four part series examining the ex-gay movement and ex-gay "therapy." The series is written by Mark Benjamin, a straight married guy with kids.

Today, the second part of the series was published. In today's story, Mark describes an ex-gay therapy session (at a cost of $140/hour) that he participated in. The session took place in Rockville, MD, right outside of Washington, DC. And this is some of what Mark was told about his "homosexual feelings" by his "Doctor":

Take the young boy who is more sensitive, more delicate, who doesn't like rough-and-tumble, who is artistic. He can't hit the ball, fire the gun or shoot an arrow. There is a high correlation between poor eye-hand coordination and same-sex attraction.

Mark also investigated ex-gay camps and found this requirement at one:
Love in Action bars jewelry and clothing by Abercrombie and Fitch. The rules prohibit "campy gay/lesbian behavior and talk."

And explored some of the beliefs of PFOX President Richard Cohen:
We are going to march across the country and we are going to help parents organize in every county. We want parents to check out the curriculum in every place where sex ed is being taught, and if they are advocating homosexuality without any other diverse views being offered to the children, we will help them with a legal defense.

A few disturbing things are clear from the articles: The ex-gay movement is growing in energy and they are winning battles.

As a member of the isolated gay community in Washington, DC, it is hard to imagine that people still fall prey to the disturbing and warped ex-gay message. At a certain point, a healthy gay individual gets so comfortable in their skin they forget what it was like to be uncomfortable all those years before they came out. And it is the uncomfortable period that ex-gay ministries and therapies continue to take advantage of.

Perhaps better than anyone else, ex-gays know that the coming-out period, no matter when it occurs in one's life, is a developmental period of self-discovery. While someone is coming out, they are usually emotionally fragile and easily influenced by others. Ex-gays use this knowledge to their advantage and offer a "remedy" for gay people not yet comfortable in their skin. However, the medicine that ex-gays offer may taste sweet at first, but as most health professionals point out the side effects are pure abuse on the body.

A youth blogger named Zach was recently sent by his parents to an unlicensed and unregulated ex-gay camp. Zach reported on his blog that he felt emotionally disturbed and terrified by the camp.

The ex-gay community is not silent. It is touting science-fiction as fact and abusing individuals, including youth, across the country. Some people in e-gay therapy have event taken their own life, like Mary Lou Wallner's daughter.

It is time that the isolated gay community come out like the ex-gay movement has and really define the hatred that ex-gays mask in love. We may think this issue has been swept under the rug, but the ex-gay agenda is more than useless dogma now. Ex-gay advocates have made it more real and declared war on our souls.

We need to fight back.

Logo Sucks

This past weekend the other PoliBoi and I upgraded our home entertainment system. We hooked up our new digital cable box and we complemented it with a brand new surround sound digital audio system. It was quite an expensive weekend.

One of the main reasons we got digital cable was so we could watch the new Logo channel that is only available in digital. Logo has been marketed as the BET network for gay people.

When we turned on the new system, sound and all, everything was working fine except for one terrible problem. Logo sucks!

For the first few minutes of viewing, Logo captured the interest of PoliBois. I'll admit, it is fascinating to see gay people on TV. Isn't this fascination what has kept Will and Grace on the air long after it lost its luster and creative storylines? Unfortunately, Logo seems to be starting off without any luster or creative stories/shows. It also appears to have few sponsors, which is probably common for a new network without a ratings history.

With bland programming, like the tired wedding and travel shows Logo is airing, it does not seem like the network will have many new sponsors flocking to it any time soon either. If you plan on watching, get ready for lots of hair loss talk during commercial breaks.

As a network bred from the same parent company (Viacom, MTV Networks) that has brought us edgy fare on Showtime and MTV, you would think Logo would be off to a more promising start. Ironically, it feels like it was created more for people that live in towns where cows outnumber humans, while it is really only available in larger cities. As a person that lives in a healthy gay community, I want more from a gay network than just the chance to gawk at people like me.

Logo says: "Your network. Your stories." And I respond: Would I create a network with such boring stories?

If Logo's goal is to break gay stereotypes, it certainly has succeeded in breaking one: Not all gay people know about the finer points of art and entertainment.

Monday, July 18, 2005

America's Next Top Fag Hag

This was posted on Craig's List in the "job" section:

the Tyra Banks Talk Show Wants You...
Reply to: newtvshow17@yahoo.com
Date: 2005-07-16, 12:59AM EDT
Are you a woman who’s in love a gay man and want to tell him? Are you a gay man who has a female friend who is in love with you? Are you a woman who’s attracted to gay men? Do you try to date gay men despite their attraction to the same sex? Do friends think you’re crazy? If so, please call Michelle toll-free at 888-569-1513 or e-mail her at newtvshow17@yahoo.com.


Is this sad? Or is it sad I can send them a list of girls I know with this problem?

Tyra, oh how far we have come.

Santorum Stands By His Man

Senator Santorum released the following statement in regards to his now outted Communications Director:
Robert Traynham ... is widely respected and admired on Capitol Hill, both among the press corps and among the congressional staff, as a communications professional. Not only is Mr. Traynham an exemplary staffer, but he is also a trusted friend confidente to me and my family. Mr. Traynham is a valued member of my staff and I regret that this effort on behalf of people who oppose me has made him a target of bigotry in their eyes.

It is entirely unacceptable that my staffs' personal lives are considered fair game by partisans looking for arguments to bolster my opponent's campaign. Mr. Traynham continues to have my full support and confidence as well as my prayers as he navigates this rude and mean spirited invasion of his personal life.

First Mr. Santorum, you are the bigot. You are the one who made Mr. Traynham's sexuality fair game through your anti-gay and disturbing pronouncements about gay Americans like Mr. Traynham. And Mr. Traynham is no innocent soul either, as he turned his back on his community and helped you craft your vicious anti-gay rhetoric as your Director of Communications.

Mr. Santorum, both you and Mr. Traynham represent the filth in America that needs to be disposed of immediately. We will never be the United States as long as you and Mr. Traynham continue your slash-and-burn politics of division.

I support Mr. Traynham's decision to come-out and admit who he truly is. But I can never forgive him for the hatred he has displayed towards his fellow man.

He deserves a spit in the face from the gay community more than he does a warm embrace.

He Said, He Said

A Georgian gay man who is well aware of his HIV-positive status is about to face charges for having consensual unprotected sex without disclosing his status to his sexual partners.

Many health professionals believe this case could dissuade individuals at risk for HIV from getting tested. There are also issues of privacy rights.

All in all, this is a pretty tough case to prove. Unless the defendant pleads guilty, it becomes a "his word vs. his word case."

In any case, we would never have to discuss this issue if people heeded well-known health information about sexually transmitted diseases and take it upon themselves to protect themselves in all sexual interactions. However, any individual that knowingly has HIV/AIDS and does not disclose it to their sexual partner is a pretty disgusting person.

More "Duh" News

People this is big news: Gay people like Desperate Housewives! Now, please, please, try to calm yourself and sit down.

For some reason, multiple stories are coming out now about gay men and their love of the ladies on DH. In other news, they also like Designing Women, Sex and the City, Golden Girls... Wow, maybe the ex-gay movement is on to something here.

But fear not white-picket-fence viewers. Bree sets the record straight:
"Obviously, [gayness] crept into Bree's life," she said of the first-season twist when her son, Andrew, was caught making out with the new gardener. "There will probably be more to come on that score," Cross added. "But, as of yet, no, it's not like the West Village."

Thank God! Wait, aren't you a lesbian Marcia?

Meet Your New SCOTUS Justice

We've received reports from gays close to the right-wing insider meetings that occur every week at Grover Norquist's American's for Tax Reform that right-wing activists close to the President are going to recommend that he nominate a black woman for Supreme Court Justice. They believe Democrats will have a harder time attacking a black woman, even if she is a wolf in sheep's clothing. And that leaves us with:

JANICE ROGERS BROWN

That's right, we are going with that prediction and sticking with it. You remember JRB, right? You know, the woman that the gang of 14 so stupidly promoted. Some say she is worse than Scalia and Thomas, if that is possible.

And all indications are this is the way Bush will go. Laura Bush has been going around practically foreshadowing a female pick. The Hotline recently gave a presentation and predicted Bush would pick a divisive individual like Brown.

The Post reports that GOP allies believe the President will make a pick this week.

This could turn out worse than the Situation with Tucker Carlson!

*Note: PoliBoi Rusty did most of the investigative reporting and sleeping-around for this post.

Ex-Gay Letter

This morning I opened up my inbox and found an email from an ex-gay advocate. The email is in response to my recent column in the Washington Blade:
I read your essay in the Blade.

It's quite distorted.

Same-sex attraction and transgender feelings are psychopathological, preventable, and treatable. The present culture immerses the public in falsehoods.

See www.narth.com, www.gaytostraight.org, and www.peoplecanchange.com.

--Sharon Kass, Washington, D.C.

I did some research on Ms. Kass and found that she does or has worked at the American Psychological Association, writing for their magazine. I also found she frequents websites posting right-wing comments. Here is my response to her:
Dear Sharon-

Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, what you advocate for is warped and disturbing. In fact, ex-gay "therapy" is nothing more than child abuse. Requesting a child to change an unchangeable desire is a vicious form of "treatment."

As someone who has worked for or currently works for the APA (www.apa.org), you should know better than to spew fiction about homosexuality like you have been. This is not a subjective issue, and many objective and peer-reviewed studies have been done to disprove your points. Perhaps you should check out the facts on the APA's website

Reparative Therapy

The term "reparative therapy" refers to psychotherapy aimed at eliminating homosexual desires and is used by people who do not think homosexuality is one variation within human sexual orientation, but rather still believe homosexuality is a mental disorder. The most important fact about "reparative therapy," also sometimes known as "conversion" therapy, is that it is based on an understanding of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major health and mental health professions. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of Social Workers, together representing more than 477,000 health and mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus there is no need for a "cure."

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association and defining the standard of the field, does not include homosexuality as a mental disorder. All other major health professional organizations have supported the American Psychiatric Association in its declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. Thus, the idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or that the emergence of same-gender sexual desires among some adolescents is in any way abnormal or mentally unhealthy has no support among health and mental health professional organizations.

Despite the unanimity of the health and mental health professions on the normality of homosexuality, the idea of "reparative therapy" has recently been adopted by conservative organizations and aggressively promoted in the media. Because of this aggressive promotion of "reparative therapy," a number of the health and mental health professional organizations have recently issued public statements about "reparative therapy" as well.

The American Academy of Pediatrics in its policy statement on Homosexuality and Adolescence states: Confusion about sexual orientation is not unusual during adolescence. Counseling may be helpful for young people who are uncertain about their sexual orientation or for those who are uncertain about how to express their sexuality and might profit from an attempt at clarification through a counseling or psychotherapeutic initiative. Therapy directed specifically at changing sexual orientation is contraindicated, since it can provoke guilt and anxiety while having little or no potential for achieving changes in orientation.6

The American Counseling Association has adopted a resolution that states that it: opposes portrayals of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and adults as mentally ill due to their sexual orientation; and supports the dissemination of accurate information about sexual orientation, mental health, and appropriate interventions in order to counteract bias that is based on ignorance or unfounded beliefs about same-gender sexual orientation.7 Further, at its 1999 World Conference, ACA adopted a position opposing the promotion of "reparative therapy" as a "cure" for individuals who are homosexual.8

The American Psychiatric Association in its position statement on Psychiatric Treatment and Sexual Orientation states: The potential risks of "reparative therapy" are great, including depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior, since therapist alignment with societal prejudices against homosexuality may reinforce self-hatred already experienced by the patient. Many patients who have undergone "reparative therapy" relate that they were inaccurately told that homosexuals are lonely, unhappy individuals who never achieve acceptance or satisfaction. The possibility that the person might achieve happiness and satisfying interpersonal relationships as a gay man or lesbian is not presented, nor are alternative approaches to dealing with the effects of societal stigmatization discussed.9

The American Psychological Association in its Resolution on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation, which is also endorsed by the National Association of School Psychologists, states: That the American Psychological Association opposes portrayals of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and adults as mentally ill due to their sexual orientation and supports the dissemination of accurate information about sexual orientation, and mental health, and appropriate interventions in order to counteract bias that is based in ignorance or unfounded beliefs about sexual orientation.10

The National Association of Social Workers in its Policy Statement on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues: endorses policies in both the public and private sectors that ensure nondiscrimination; that are sensitive to the health and mental health needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people; and that promote an understanding of lesbian, gay, and bisexual cultures. Social stigmatization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people is widespread and is a primary motivating factor in leading some people to seek sexual orientation changes.11 Sexual orientation conversion therapies assume that homosexual orientation is both pathological and freely chosen. No data demonstrate that reparative or conversion therapies are effective, and in fact they may be harmful.12 NASW believes social workers have the responsibility to clients to explain the prevailing knowledge concerning sexual orientation and the lack of data reporting positive outcomes with reparative therapy. NASW discourages social workers from providing treatments designed to change sexual orientation or from referring practitioners or programs that claim to do so.13

As these statements make clear, health and mental health professional organizations do not support efforts to change young people's sexual orientation through "reparative therapy" and have raised serious concerns about its potential to do harm. Many of the professional associations listed in the Resources section at the end of this factsheet are able to provide helpful information and local contacts to assist school administrators, health and mental health professionals, educators, teachers, and parents in dealing with school controversies in their communities.

Transformational Ministries

Transformational ministry" is a term used to describe the use of religion to eliminate homosexual desires. While "reparative therapy" relies on secular approaches, "transformational ministry" takes the approach that "freedom from homosexuality is possible through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord."14 While there is some diversity within the movement, most "transformational ministries" adhere to a belief that "upholds heterosexuality as God's creative intent for humanity, and subsequently views homosexual _expression as outside God's will."15 The "transformational ministry" movement, which began in the early 1970s, has gained more visibility in the media recently through the efforts of Christian publishers and conservative political organizations.

The most important fact about "transformational ministry" is that its view of homosexuality is not representative of the views of all people of faith. Many deeply religious people and a number of religious congregations and denominations are supportive and accepting of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and their right to be protected from the discriminatory acts of others. For example, the following organizations have endorsed passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation:

American Ethical Union, American Friends Service Committee, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Church of the Brethren, Church Women United, Dignity/USA, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Hadassah, WZOA, The Interfaith Alliance, Jewish Women International, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA, National Council of Jewish Women, North Georgia United Methodists, Presbyterian Church (USA), Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Unitarian Universalist Association, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Women of Reform Judaism, Young Women's Christian Association

Although "transformational ministry" promotes the message that religious faith and acceptance of gay, lesbian, and bisexual sexuality are incompatible, that message is countered by the large number of outspoken clergy and people of faith who promote love and acceptance.
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If you are an "ex-gay" yourself, I am sorry for the sad life you choose to lead or the sad life you lure other innocent souls into leading. Perhaps you and followers of ex-gay ministries would do good to check out this site.

Sincerely,

Graham N. Murphy

Check out the Ex-Gay Watch blog

Friday, July 15, 2005

The New Gay Panic Defense for Murdering Toddlers

Ronnie Paris Jr., 21, is on trial in Tampa, FL for murdering his three year old son after trying to box with him. His reasoning for boxing with a three year old, according to his wife's sister:
``He was trying to teach him how to fight,'' said Shanita Powell, Nysheerah Paris' sister. ``He was concerned that the child might be gay.''

How does a three year old suggest he is gay?

This is a really tragic story. Unfortunately, it only demonstrates how saturated our society is with homophobia.

The tale of filth...

Zach's Dad is an Asshole

Remember the gay youth blogger Zach who was sent to the ex-gay camp in Memphis? I could not really forget the poor kid, even as rumors swirled it was all a hoax. Well, it turns out the story is true and his dad is a major asshole. His dad recently spoke with the Christian Broadcast Network and spouted some bullshit about saving his son from himself.

When is this shit going to be treated like child abuse? That is exactly what it is! Zach's parents should be arrested.

Read the bullshit...

Wicked Witch of West Saga Goes On

I don't have the energy to really comment on this again. Summary: Jim West should resign as Spokane Mayor. More evidence he is a hypocrite:

The evidence...

Santorum's Homeland Security Breach

Senator Rick Santorum, homophobe, said this about denying gays the right to marry:
Isn't that the ultimate homeland security? To defend the sanctity of marriage?

And it turns out the man that may have drafted that quote for him is gay!

Robert Traynham, Director of Communications for Santorum, has come out as a proud black gay man in a recorded conversation:

When asked how a gay man could speak for one of the nation's most notorious homophobes, Traynham, left, protested that has "been with the Senator for eight years." Traynham went on to say "Senator Santorum is a man of principle, he is a man who sticks up for what he believes in, I strongly do support Senator Santorum."

When pressed on whether he supported the Senator's stands on lesbian and gay issues, Mr. Traynham abruptly ended the phone call by saying "Senator Santorum is a family man. I have been with Senator Santorum for eight years and I am very proud to be with him."

Though, this is coming from flamboyant and media whore outting queen Mike Rogers, so consider the source.

It would be nice to get some of that audio though.

Writing self-hatred...

DC Mayor Running Away

District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams is not going to be in office forever. In fact, he may be out by 2007. So, why is he all of a sudden against legislation that would make the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs permanent in the District? Is this a control issue or is something else at play? According to a Blade article, the Mayor's spokesman made the following comment at a recent Council hearing:
In light of this action, the executive believes that the legislation before you today is not necessary.

Many were shocked to hear this. While Williams did create the office through an Executive Order, he previously stated he wanted legislation on the issue. His comments earlier this year in Metro Weekly:
MW: The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance has opposed making the office statutory, and the office in general, saying that it attempts to make activism into a tool of the administration.

WILLIAMS: I think that's a ridiculous point of view and I strongly disagree with it. For example, the environment. In every administration you would want an office of environment. You would want a level of attention to the environment. You would want a level of access by people who are active in the environment to the administration. You would want an environmental agenda at a high level within the administration. At the same time, that would not preclude activism outside of the administration, oversight of the administration, agitation [on environmental issues] and everything else.
The same thing would go for the lesbian and gay community.... Just because I have a high level office doesn't mean that I'm trying to co-op the GLAA. As a matter of fact, I respect people who oppose me, I respect people who boo me. I sometimes think they ought to let me speak before they boo but that's part of American democracy. But chill out a little bit. I'm not trying to co-op active dissent and opposition. I'm trying to respect the community.

So what changed your mind Mr. Mayor? You're not actually falling to the pressure of Bob Summersgill and the paranoid and outdated GLAA, are you?

We deserve some answers!

Column in Blade

An op-ed I wrote was published today in the Blade. Here's an except:
OUR YOUTH ARE under attack. Within the Washington, D.C. area, where some of the largest gay organizations and brightest activists reside, we are losing the battle for LGBT youth.
School districts in the suburbs that surround the District are giving in to the pressures of religious conservatives when it comes to issues like protecting the safety and health of LGBT youth. Unfortunately, our efforts to stop the conservatives seem to be failing...

Read the rest...

Thursday, July 14, 2005

MoveOn Rally Against Gay Karl

Went to the MoveOn protest to get Karl Rove (closet queen) fired from the White House for being a traitor--YES TRAITOR!!!--to America.

Anyway, the protest had more people than I thought there would be. As in, more than me and the Darfur hunger strike guy. Who knew liberals could organize? We (bunch of white middle-class peeps *Note: MoveOn listserv not very diverse) basically walked around in a circle in front of the White House, yelled things like "traitor", "you're fired," etc. Got some good press. After about a half-hour, some MoveOn guy (the one who spams you every day) gave a speech that he should have spent some time practicing. After that, the passion was gone and everyone walked home. (Way to kill the mood MoveOn guy!)

One sad note: Didn't see Gannon in his trench coat. I at least wanted a flash Jeff!

UPDATE: Picture from protest now available.

Condi v. Hillary

Since the Presidential election is right around the corner (it's only 3 1/2 more years people!!), it's time to talk about the hottest woman-on-woman action DC has ever seen (well...the closest I as a gay boy will ever see to woman-on-woman action anyway).

The latest Hotline/Westhill Partners Poll shows that people think Hillary would be a tougher President than Condi. Personally I agree. Condi may bring out the domintrix gear every once in a while, but can she really whoop someone's ass? I doubt it.

Porntones

Enough with those annoying high-pitched ring tones. Now you can get authentic assfucking noises broadcasted from your phone everytime mom calls! Give her that special ring.

Falcon Studios, gay porn giant, is hooking up with a mobile phone company to provide exclusive content for your cell:
Original wallpapers, videos, and attention-grabbing voice ringtones will be created featuring some of Falcon's exclusive models, including Matthew Rush, Josh Weston, Erik Rhodes, and Roman Heart. In addition, Falcon will create custom video clips from their vast catalog of adult films.

Finally, you'll have something important to do while walking around town, sitting in your office, or riding public transportation.

It should come with a warning though: Loss of service may cause blue balls.

That would suck.

New Verizon Commercial: "Can you fuck me now? Good!"

Now if only we could get those Cingular triplets to make some cell films.

More things you don't need...

Beautiful Headlines

Leave it to the "copy and pasters" at 365gay.com to come up with the best headline of the year:
Gay Democrats Call For Rove's Head

Sure, we've heard the rumors that Rove is gay and all, but isn't this taking it a bit too far? Plus, when you look down is that really what you want to see? Anyway, as soon as I heard that Rove was running a 1-900 sex line with lover Jeff Gannon, I disconnected my phone. I never thought to actually call.

There goes my appetite...

UnGay for a Sec


So, recieved a message from MoveOn.org yesterday. I deleted it like I normally do. Ok, they spam my mailbox like every day. Anyway, they are doing this protest at the White House at 2:30 P today focusing on Karl Rove. While that is good and all, I couldn't help but laugh at the serious suggestion at the end of the email:
P.S. If you want to come dressed up in costume as a spy and protest the media will love that. Think: trench coat, sunglasses and a little nametag that says, "Spy."

At first I thought it was a joke. But now I know that coming in drag for a serious protest just will not be appropriate. Unless, I'm in drag with a trench coat!

And we wonder why we continue to lose...

UPDATE: Jeff Gannon is even getting into drag for the event...

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Things We Don't Want to Know


It turns out that when Sir Ian McKellen takes off his clothes and lets his senior gay boobs sag for the night, he only has one thing on his mind: British football player David Beckham. Look how he gushes over the guy:
David Beckham is a beautiful man. He's got a nice smile. I spoke to him at a party. He's a gay icon and I know he likes it.

Did we really need to know this? Well, there goes another fantasy to stroke the poke with. Guess it's back to trolling on the webcam.

More too much information...

The Other Witch from the West, The Good One

New Paltz Mayor Jason West, not to be confused with closet-case Jim West in Spokane, is no longer going to face 24 misdemeanors counts for marrying same-sex couples in New York State. All charges have been dropped.

In other news, we are still trying to locate where the hell New Paltz is on mapquest.

Putting village on map...

Back in the Marriage Game

California has revived, resuscitated, fanned back to life, the same-sex marriage bill that recently died in the CA Assembly. Should we prepare for state capitol burnings now too?

CA says I do...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

What Would Jesus Do?

Churches in Virginia are burning for loving the gays.

So, what would Jesus do?

Well, if you're gay and you go to church, "Christian" whackos believe that Jesus would burn you! To Hell with charity, tolerance and love. Burn baby, burn!

Now imagine if every person angry at some Christian denomination's decision started burning churches down? There would be a lot ash fucking, that's for sure.

Literal meaning of fag...

30 Years, Word

After thirty years of dating and premarital sex, the first same-sex couple has married in Spain! Now their fucking is ok in the eyes of God.

In fact, we actually hear it was a shotgun wedding. One of them is visibly pregnant. Or does that gut just come with marriage. For the sake of my figure, forget Spain.

In other news, the couple immediately went shopping at Ikea.

Thirty years later...

Monday, July 11, 2005

Task Force: Leave Our Bi Guys Alone

The Task Force is out there defending our bisexuals from the so-called liberal media at the New York Times:
"We remain stunned that the New York Times Science section would carry such a shoddy, sensationalistic and downright insulting story. It — and the profoundly flawed 'study' it purports to cover — are laced with biased premises, misstatements and inaccuracies. It equates sexual orientation with sexual arousal, as supposedly measured by a crude device — considered highly suspect by researchers — in the hands of an individual with a long history of controversial research. It defames the truth in the lives and loves of millions of bisexual men. The Times should be ashamed."

We continue to love the passion at the Task Force.

Bixsexuality does exist, honest...

I Love to Hear You Whimper

Sandra Day O'Connor had no use for gay activists, but she was torn on gay rights issues when the cases involved people she considered to be "victims" of the law. Oh, how the High Queen loved to wield her power. Help the little people Sandra, help us!

In any case, an analysis of her gay rights decisions yields a mixed legacy.

Sandy Day kinda likes gay...

Red Cross is No Blood Expert

Giving up on changing the FDA's ban on blood donations from sexually active gay men, college students are now targeting the Red Cross. Students would like to change the Red Cross' policy stance on gay men giving blood. In the past, the Red Cross has attended FDA hearings to voice its support of such bans. Of course, we all know that when you get gay blood you inevitably become gay.

Bloody good time...

On The Beat

Take that terrorists! The guy leading the charge to find the terrorists responsible for London's transit bombings is a big homo. We're glad to have him on our side. We always knew that it would come down to the gays to win the war on terrorism. If only Bush would heed this lesson.

More lessons on terrorism...

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Metro Alert



That lady in the front row looks suspicious.

Jacko and the Chocolate Factory


Michael Jackson/Johnny Depp? Yes! The connection has been found. The missing link discovered.

News reports have been spreading that Depp is using Jackson as his inspiration for the character of Willy Wonka in the soon-to-be-released film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The same accusations arose when Finding Neverland came out.

Let's be clear, Jackson is a freak, Depp just plays one on TV. What is with all the pedophile news today, anyway?

The missing link...

Too Much Time on Hands

Conservatives are freaking out that out of more than 100 volunteers for San Francisco Pride, two (set-up coordinator and basic volunteer) are convicted pedophiles. What's more, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed the event, which clearly means he endorses pedophiles, right? No.

First of all, the way these events are put together, I am sure that a background check is not run on unpaid volunteers, especially when their job is not related to working with youth. Second, I am sure the Governor does not have the time either. But as one conservative points out:
Said Smith: "I told [the staff member] it is reprehensible that Schwarzenegger, a professed Catholic and so-called Republican, would put the special rights of perverts above the protection of innocent children."

Right. Catholics. Clean record there. The Governor is such a pedophile lover. Perhaps conservatives should spend their time running background checks on their church leaders who have contact with youth. Isn't that where the last outbreak was?

More conservative bullshit...

Wicked Witch Spam Released

Jim West, Wicked Witch of the West, continues his reign today. Though, not without all his spam mail being released. On top of proving he improperly used city resources, this information was also released:
Besides the e-mails to Moto-brock, the Mayor also addressed e-mails concerning a proposed gay district. Over and over again, West wrote he was not in support of the idea. Dozens of people also e-mailed him about the city extending benefits to domestic partners, he wrote to several, saying he planned to veto the ordinance if it was passed by city council.

Enough. Enough. Enough. Someone throw some water on the girl and end the misery.

West rides her broom again...

Gay Novel ReRelease

A book party will be thrown by the GLBT Historical Society to celebrate the rerelease of Song of the Loon. It is said the novel inspired only one porn, but read the description below and form your own judgment:
Originally published in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics, "Song of the Loon" is a lusty gay frontier romance that tells the story of Ephraim MacIver, a 19th-century outdoorsman, and his travels through the American wilderness, where he meets a number of characters who share with him stories, wisdom and homosexual encounters.

Porns in the woods? Yeah, there's only been one of those.

Read more about the party...

Blow, Baby, Blow


Make a wish Georgie...

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Subversive Status-Quo

If you need any proof that gays will never be able to please religious conservatives, you need only read opinionette Sharon Hughes' column. Apparently Sharon is pissed off that Pride parades no longer feature gyrating crotches and multiple drag queens. Now they feature gay families that are almost...well..."normal". Oh GOD! Sharon says that this means the gay agenda will soon be fully realized. And yes, I sodomized her child last night. HOT!

And here we thought Log Cabin Republicans hated themselves all this time. Not at all, they have been the most radical of us all.

Can't win conservatives...

Gay FX

Tonight on FX's 30 Days, a straight conservative ventures into Castro to live with a gay man. While this will all be entertaining to see how it plays out, it must be noted that the religious conservative is awfully cute. Okay, he is hott. Ooops! Just sprayed my shorts. Anyway, be sure to tune in and watch.

Conservatives can actually be hot...

Rove Nazi Queen


We generally do not like to feed into gossip, but anyone that can insinuate that Karl Rove is a Gay Republican Nazi (yes, there is some redundancy in that description), knows how to push our buttons. Oh, and he hates the CIA.

Rove's gay old party...

The Gay Grill

No, it's not Jeffrey Dahmer, but 365gay.com reports that any nominee to the Supreme Court will face a "gay grilling". Perhaps it's just a new position that we have not tried yet. Screwing on hot coals? Who knows. Anyway, I got the BBQ sauce and am ready to baste. Yum!

The gay grill...

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

GLAAD Censor

Well, now that GLAAD complained and we most likely will never get to see ABC's Welcome to the Neighborhood, we can get a sense of what it is actually like from WaPo TV columnist Lisa de Moraes. And from what she had to say in response to a live chat question, we are sad we won't be able to see the show anymore:
Potomac, Md.: In re: today's column about ABC's cancelled reality show "The Neighborhood": Why was this show even considered, let alone made? Three Caucasian Christian Republican families sitting in judgment over who would move in next door? This isn't a reality show, it's a nightmare. I saw the promo for it last week and I was stunned. It's 2005 and this kind of (expletive deleted) still goes on. The only way I see this show airing is if it's edited down to a 2- hour special against prejudice.

Lisa de Moraes: Have to disagree with you. The two hours I saw were very interesting. Listening to the residents talk to the camera without seeming to be aware how prejudiced and narrow minded they were was fascinating. And the reactions of the contestants to the residents was interesting. I'm told that one couple decided if they won the house they'd sell it immediately because they did not want to live in that kind of a neighborhood with these people for neighbors. Too bad it wasn't a documentary instead of a contest to win a home. It was the home as prize that tripped up ABC.

Women Opportunities

Pam Anderson's Mom wishes she could join PFLAG sometime soon. Apparently, Anderson's mom thinks her taste in men is so bad she wishes she had been born a lesbian. However, the most surprising revelation from the article:
"I've definitely had opportunities with women. My mum has said that she wished I was gay - I don't think she likes my taste in men," femalefirst quoted Anderson, who was once married to actor Tommy Lee, as saying.

So, bisexuality does exist...

Wicked Witch of the West Hides

Spokane Mayor Jim West, the Gay Pariah, is keeping a low profile since his public outing. Members of the City Council say it is awkward to work with him. West cannot even bring himself to attend ribbon cutting ceremonies anymore. The message is crystal clear: The bigot should resign.

Wicked Witch continues her reign...

Biophobia

The New York Times has published an article today regarding a study that questions the existence bisexuality. And apparently it has some anonymous sources to back up its study:
"You're either gay, straight or lying," as some gay men have put it.

Right, I hear that slogan at the gay pride parade every year. So, anyway. In related news, who cares?

Biway to gaydom found...

Time to Convert

The United Church of Christ is now officially backing same-sex marriage. The sky has not fallen. The apocalypse has not come. Enough said.

Reason to convert...

Friday, July 01, 2005

Give a Mouse a Cookie

GLAAD didn't intend to be a meanie, honest! No, it just asked ABC to go back to the drawing board when it came to their new show, Welcome to the Neighborhood:

A NOTE REGARDING WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD: In late June, GLAAD expressed concerns to ABC about the structure of Welcome to the Neighborhood and the fact that unchecked prejudice and discrimination in the first few episodes sent a problematic message to those who would not invest the full six hours in the series. This message clearly was not the intent of the producers. To meet our concerns, ABC invited GLAAD to view the entire six-hour series to witness the transformation that occurs, and it is indeed moving.

ABC acknowledged the series' structural challenges and informed us that they would look at ways of addressing them. We were hopeful they would find a solution that would address our mutual concerns. The network's decision to shelve the show indefinitely was unexpected.

Contrary to characterizations in some media outlets, GLAAD did not ask ABC to remove, or to consider removing, Welcome to the Neighborhood from its schedule.

We remain hopeful that ABC will be able to address the series' structural issues and allow viewers to experience these remarkable families' moving journey toward understanding and acceptance.

GLAAD is so sad...

Our 2 Cents (Pt II)

Oh! So apparently HRC did send a message out to someone. Perhaps on their email listserv? This is what I get for refusing to sign-up:
“Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has a long and distinguished record as a consensus builder in a closely divided court. Justice O’Connor’s retirement is a clarion call to every American that our rights are in grave danger. The loss of Justice O’Connor’s moderate voice is a serious threat to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, to women’s rights and to protections for racial, ethnic and religious minorities. We must all come together to fight for a replacement who follows in the justice’s tradition.

“During her time on the court, Justice O’Connor became increasingly supportive of equal rights for all Americans. Her concurring opinion in Lawrence v. Texas recognized the basic equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people under law. In opinions in First Amendment cases she protected the constitutional wall between church and state. Justice O’Connor also voted to uphold the right to choose and to preserve universities’ right to promote diversity.

“The retirement of this mainstream and fair-minded justice leaves a void on a court that is so closely divided. We need a nominee that all Americans can rally behind. As President Bush and the U.S. Senate consider a replacement on the bench, they should abandon partisanship and seek consensus on a nominee who will protect every American fairly.

“America deserves a fair-minded justice who will recognize every American’s right to equality. As Justice O’Connor retires, there is an opportunity to select another justice who recognizes the fundamental importance of equality under the law and whose decisions will be guided by it. Given the crucial role played by the Supreme Court in the protection of civil rights and civil liberties, the stakes for the country could not be higher.

“President Bush should look to consult with the Senate on a justice who walks in Justice O’Connor’s footsteps of fairness. Her moderate, thoughtful voice on the bench was a positive influence on the court and we hope that her replacement mirrors those qualities.”

365gay.com copy-paste job...

Our 2 Cents (Pt I)

According to Wonkette, SDO has already skipped town on a Northwest Airlines flight. In any case, the town is still buzzing about the broad who has foresaken us to the wolves. Here's a Task Force Statement (nothing from HRC yet, but most offices already left for vacation):
Statement by Matt Foreman, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:

"This is a sad day for the Supreme Court and for America. Justice O'Connor has frequently been an essential vote and voice of reason in crucial decisions involving basic constitutional rights. We call upon President Bush not to capitulate to the demands of extremists, and nominate a successor who will — like Justice O'Connor — be driven by the law, not reactionary ideology.

"We also call upon the president to honor the advice and consent role the Constitution gives the Senate in the nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court nominees, including meaningful consultation with both parties and supporting a thoughtful, deliberate and thorough review of the nominee's record."

The Dear John Letter

Dear President Bush:

"This is to inform you of my decision to retire from my position as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Untied States, effective upon the nomination and confirmation of my successor.

"It has been a great privilege, indeed, to have served as a member of the Court for 24 terms.

"I will leave it with enormous respect for the integiry of the Court and its role under our constitutional structure."

Sincerely,

Sandra Day O'Connor

Potential Response:

Dear Sandy:

What took you so long? Now the army of compassion can begin its long march towards the Rapture and through America. The Great Evangelical Crusade Begins!

Oh, and now we may be able to overturn that whole ass-fucking thing y'all screwed up for me over there a couple years back.

Yours,

W.

Happy Fourth of July and Kiss Your Rights Goodbye!

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to leave the Supreme Court. While not a liberal, her departure is not good for liberals at all. The culture war is about to really take off...

Happy 4th of July America!

O'Connor to leave court...