Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gay barbarian terrorists attack Bachmann clinic.



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Costumed gay protesters glitter-bombed Marcus Bachmann's private clinic to protest counseling practices with patients who claim unwanted homosexual tendencies, as well as acting out their displeasure of Marcus Bachmann's critique of homosexual activists as barbarians.  His wife Michele Bachmann is hoping to be the presidential candidate for the republican party.  The couple is hated by liberals and most gays.
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I did a post last week about the Bill Maher show and the barbarisms hurled at Michele Bachmann and her husband, as well as Rick Santorum, so if Marcus Bachmann had that in mind when he called gay activists barbarians, I can understand that.  At any rate, the gay barbarians casting glitter and angry epitaphs were trespassing on private property.  Such antics would hardly be tolerated at an abortion facility or Planned Parenthood - in fact if pro-life protesters dared such an action they would be arrested, convicted of a crime and most likely jailed.
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I know I offended a few gay friends with my Bachmann post, and I'm sure they are offended by this one as well.  I am not a Bachmann supporter, nor am I a proponent of pray the gay away therapy.  In fact I heard the undercover tape of a guy who saw a therapist at the clinic - what the therapist said was beyond stupid - but no one was forcing the guy to sit through it.  That said, if a person who is unhappy with his sexual orientation desires assistance or support in his conflict - there is absolutely nothing wrong if he or she seeks counseling - just make sure the therapists are licensed and have decent credentials.  Transgender people do it all the time, claiming to be unhappy with the gender they were born with, they spend thousands on therapy, hormone treatments, anti-depressants, and surgeries.  If people of faith seek Christian psychological therapy - why are they condemned?  The double standard is hugely obvious when the gay Brown Shirts set about limiting individual freedoms in such cases.
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As for the verbal, vulgar assaults on Bachmann, I believe the guests on Bill Maher's show were not only advocating violence, but that type of hateful invective has the capability of inciting violence as well.  Remember Gabrielle Giffords.  And don't think that is such an extreme concept these days either.  (Most of the gay people I know are on medication.)  Anyway, I believe Bachmann, just like any other American citizen, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.  That is all I'm saying - I'm not campaigning for her.  Those who advocate violence, even rhetorically, should keep in mind it comes back to haunt you.  What goes around comes around.
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One friend told me he felt the conversation on Maher's show was just fine.  He also told me I should not have said Michele was a smart lady because her law degree is fake - he explained she attended Oral Roberts University which evidently wasn't accredited.  I laughed and obediently made a note of it in the comments section of my post:  The Inhospitality of Sodom.  Truth be told, Bachmann has an impressive educational background, and she obviously passed the State bar exams in Minnesota -  not to forget she's a third term Congresswoman.  At this point in her career she has more going for her than Obama had when he became president.  I'm not campaigning for the lady - but let's get the facts straight.
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I always get myself in trouble with my gay friends.
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Photo:  Gay barbarians outside the Bachmann clinic.

7 comments:

  1. "[The protesters acted] out their displeasure of Marcus Bachmann's critique of homosexual activists as barbarians."

    Actually, Terry, Bachmann called anyone with homosexual tendencies a “barbarian.” (And I think it was meant as more than a "critique"!)

    Also, would it be fair to say you have an anti-activist bias? Or are there some activists (i.e., people who take action for what they believe) whom you admire and seek to emulate? How do you define an "activist"? Just curious.

    Peace,

    Michael

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  2. +JMJ+

    I never get myself in trouble with my gay friends. Am I doing something wrong?

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  3. I didn't support Bachmann for president either, but between the attacks on her for suffering from migraines and this, I'm about ready to jump on her bandwagon. So long as she doesn't make Sarah Palin her running-mate, she still has a chance of winning my support. (The thought of having to hear Palin's voice with any regularity gives me agita.) The world has truly turned upside down, with all due respect to my gay friends and yours.

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  4. Terry,

    Marcus Bachmann and his wife have made numerous comments which, in any other context, would be considered hate speech. If you don't believe me, take his comments about gay barbarians and replace any references to homosexuals with references to blacks or Muslims. We can hardly call these people terrorists, in light of the fact that they were engaging in non-violent, non-damaging protest (just as most pro-life activists do).

    As for those who claim that they were infringing upon the rights of those who seek to change their sexual orientation: The problem is not that people who wish to change their orientation have few means to do it, but that they have been lead to believe by people like the Bachmann's that it should be changed and can be.

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  5. Simon - thanks for your comments.

    As I said, if the conduct the pretend barbarians engaged in was perpetrated by costumed pro-life activists intruding upon a Planned Parenthood office or abortion clinic - the activists would have been arrested and convicted.

    There has been a checkered history of gay activists disrupting the celebration of Mass in Catholic churches, tossing consecrated hosts around (St. Patrick's NYC), Rainbow Sash people insisting upon communion, intimidating protests outside Catholic churches, pies thrown in the faces of bishops, and so on. I have that sort of behavior in mind when I use the term terrorist. It is hyperbole at this point - but it most likely will happen again.

    That said, years ago a friend of mine - a student at Catholic U in Washington told me of a small gay group he was a psrt of, fashioned after the Red Brigades, and they were considering an assasination attempt upon Pope John Paul II. Perhaps he was talking through his hat, putting me on, but the anger against 'biblical morality' was there, and evidently the will to commit terrorist acts as well.

    As for the Bachmann's I can't control their ideas regarding changing one's sexual orientation, or their claims one must do so. The Catholic Church does not teach that and all I can say is that the Bachmann's are misdirected. That said, some people are convinced they can change and they are free to seek such a change of orientation. As I point out it is done all the time in the transexual community - and yet no one is permitted to call that crazy. Likewise, one hears stories of heterosexual men and women leaving their spouses and children for a same-sex lover all of the time. If they can change, why can't a highly motivated man or woman leave homosexuality?

    BTW - The Catholic Church only requires that a person with homosexual inclination avoids the sexual behavior, the person is not required to change the perceived orientation.

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  6. Michael - I have no anti-activist bias, provide the activist's cause is based upon truth.

    I think the majority of pro-life activists model excellent 'activist' behavior.

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  7. Terry, you're comparisons between the homosexual orientation, trangenderism and a straight person leaving his/her spouse for a homosexual relationship are misguided.

    A transgender person feels inside him/herself a gender that doesn't correspond with their outward appearance. They want to be true to their deeper, inner reality of gender identity. A gay person who seeks "reparative therapy" feels inside him/herself a sexual orientation that they do not want to accept -- often because of the negative indoctrination they've received from outside entities, e.g., family members, society, teachings of their church, etc. In both cases, what we should be trying to do is encourage them to accept their inner reality -- be it their gender identity or sexual orientation. It's through such acceptance and integration that people live that "life to the full" that Jesus calls us to.

    In the case of a "straight" person leaving their spouse for a gay person, I think that if you talked to such an individual, they would tell you that, in retrospect, they had always been gay but just didn't want to admit it or deal with it. That kind of avoidance, however, can only last so long. Interestingly, it you also talk to the former spouses of such people, they too will often admit that they sensed "something" different about their partner but just ddn't want to admit/deal with it. Let's face it, we still live in a society that often conveys negative ideas about homosexuality. This can complicate and slow a person's journey of self-awareness and "coming out."

    Having said all that, I do believe that because sexuality is a continuum, there can be and are some individuals who move along this continuum. That's certainly possible but rare. Most of us are firmed placed somewhere on the sexual orientation continuum. The problem with the "therapy" offered by people like Bachmann and by organizations like NARTH, is that they accept and encourage this "movement" only if the person is moving from gay to straight. If they were truly open to what science says about sexual orientation and to helping people then they would not display this double standard.

    Peace,

    Michael

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