Roxanne of Rox Populi is having a bit of a deja vu moment due to the remarks of your typical ultra-conservative Christian leader, who apparently enjoys dropping subtle hints of his true intention within his statement. No matter how many times he attempts to backtrack and rationalize his blatantly bigoted statement, anyone with enough common sense can see his vitriolic contempt for LGBT people, and his longing for reducing them to perhaps a status even lower than second-class citizenship. It’s simple really; ‘single out LGBT people and make them more vulnerable to discrimination, bigotry, injustice, and violence within our society’. ‘Dehumanize them with labels, armbands, and viciously homophobic rhetoric you pitifully attempt to deny, so stripping them of their civil rights and liberties won’t raise any protest from anyone–besides them.’ See, it’s easy to do. Damn, who did that too and nearly wiped out a whole race of people? Oh Roxanne…
Doomed to Repeat It
This sounds all too familiar, but I can’t really place the source of my deja vu:
The leader of a conservative Christian lobby group appears to suggest that gays should be required to wear warning labels, although he denies that was his intention.
“We put warning labels on cigarette packs because we know that smoking takes one to two years off the average life span, yet we ‘celebrate’ a lifestyle that we know spreads every kind of sexually transmitted disease and takes at least 20 years off the average life span according to the 2005 issue of the revered scientific journal Psychological Reports,” Rev. Bill Banuchi, executive director of the New York Christian Coalition told the Mid Hudson News.
Hmmm. I still can’t place where I may have heard about something like this before. Maybe one of you readers can help me out.
The Rev knew exactly what he meant with his words. If you’re going to make such obnoxiously hateful statements about a group of people at least have the balls to stick with it, rather than be a coward-in-denial and run from them. If the idiot read a history book and researched WWII, namely German society at that time, I think he would understand why some of us are a wee bit pertubed with his very suggestive statement. It’s thinly-veiled but still hateful rhetoric today (oh but you whimperingly try to deny), but what will it be tomorrow? He’s just pissed because there were LGBT Pride Celebrations in New York City recently. Good for them.