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Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

A word is just a word.

January 9, 2011

I dislike the historical usage of the word “fag.” Anyone should. Nobody should ever use the word as a pejorative, and in a similar vein, I would like for any negative variation of the phrase “that’s so gay” to disappear forever. But I’m not, and never have been, the type who thinks that telling people […]

Thoughts on the DADT Ruling

October 19, 2010

Great, until you see that the administration is appealing the decision. Some have argued that it would be poor politics to just let a court affect the military in such a way, but I don’t think so when polls indicate 70% of the public supports overturning the policy. Truth is, if Obama was so damn […]

I dislike the term “straight acting.”

August 22, 2010

Think about it. It’s inaccurate in a literal sense, firstly: If you’re a guy who knows how to suck dick, and likes sucking dick, you’re not acting straight. You might yet BE straight (“gay for pay” porn stars), but you aren’t ACTING straight, and a “straight acting gay guy” is a contradiction. What it means […]

A quick note on “Anti-fag” organizations

June 18, 2010

Last night, I was at a get-together when someone said something that made me profoundly uncomfortable, and made me reflect back to a post I wrote a few months ago, titled “You don’t have to be straight to be a homophobe.” It was a gay guy who insisted that he would never donate to an anti-gay […]

What is the homophobe’s idea of love?

June 8, 2010

I feel such a profound disconnect from these people that it’s as if we live in different dimensions. The venom, the ignorance, the millions spent to spread their lies. The cold shamelessness with which they hide behind degrees obtained from fake universities like Bob Jones, places which exist as puppets to their industry of carefully constructed […]

Sexual orientation does not indicate one’s sex life

May 23, 2010

It’s not news to most people who are gay or who actually know gay people that there is no particular “lifestyle” that is implied by the word “gay.” Few things are more irritating to me and other gay people I know than when a heterosexual says “hey, I don’t agree with your lifestyle, but I’ll […]

Huckabee says gays are like drug users, and shouldn’t adopt ’cause “children aren’t puppies.”

April 11, 2010

In an interview with the College of New Jersey’s magazine The Perspective, Mike Huckabee – who received about as many votes in the 2008 GOP presidential primaries as Mickey Mouse – offered up some more of his trademark down-home, common sense politics that makes southern Republicans swoon and thinking people vomit. First, he compares gay people to drug users in […]

Concerned Women for America thinks gay kids should be beaten more.

April 2, 2010

On this “Good Friday,” my fellow Americans and GLBT brethren from all over the world, let us remember that Christ died on the cross today so that millions could torture and torment other humans with self-pious immunity. Thanks a lot, Jesus. Have a nice day. Watch out for the splinters. You see, Concerned Women for America, […]

Military Would Rather Let Felons Serve Quietly Than Gays Openly

March 4, 2010

CLICK BELOW to see the amazing, late-breaking stats sheet that highlights the number of criminals given moral waivers by the various branches of our armed forces, and be flabbergasted at how many felons and other serious offenders have been allowed to serve!! Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Be amazed at how, as time goes […]

You don’t have to be straight to be a homophobe.

February 24, 2010

I now present the “thoughtful rant” I mentioned earlier. It is against what I perceive is homophobia in the gay community. *Ahem* ________ You might know the type. They are the “straight acting” gay guys who try so hard to hold themselves above what they perceive to be “the stereotype” of a gay guy (“the clubbing, twink, […]