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Peter LaBarbera's trolling for scat talk

[Welcome Crooks & Liars readers, you’re about to enter a zone of fundie obsession with sex acts…]

Man, oh man…after he wrote me a letter to chastise me for making fun of his excursions to leather clubs to do undercover work for Jeezus, Illinois Family Institute’s Peter LaBarbera just lets it all hang out in an article on Salon (registration required) by Michelle Goldberg, “Sinners in the hands of an angry GOP.” It’s an inside look at the goings-on at the War on Christians and the Values Voters conference.

Because Petey’s efforts to demonize the entire gay community are failing miserably (the Gay Games are going on in Chicago with Walgreen’s sponsorship; his marriage amendment initiative can’t get the signatures it needs) he must now escalate the homo-hate wars with a little spice — by trolling on gay boards for research on how to scare youth away from the gay agenda.

Perhaps worrying that anti-gay rhetoric hasn’t been sufficiently inflammatory lately, some speakers urged listeners to start using more scatological and stigmatizing language. Peter LaBarbera, who heads the Illinois Family Institute and is known for his obsession with gay men’s most outr?Š sexual practices, told the audience, “My greatest frustration has been our side’s inability to make homosexual behavior an issue in the public’s mind.” In order to inspire the kind of revulsion he wants to see more of, he read from a posting on a gay message board: “Hey guys, I know this is kind of gross and all, but I was wondering if I’m the only one. I’m usually the bottom in my relationship with my boyfriend. After having been the receptive partner in anal sex it’s only a few hours before I start to experience diarrhea … it really stinks, because I really like sex, duh, but it takes the fun out of it when I know I’ll be tied to the bathroom for the next day.”

“I don’t think so-called GLBT teens are told anything like this” by their school counselors, LaBarbera said. “We need to find ways to bring shame back to those who are practicing and advocating homosexual behavior.”

Now, I’m a homo and I don’t spend days and nights thinking about someone else’s sexual proclivities and activities. Peter LaBarbera makes a career out doing this, and asks his “Christian” following to give him money so he can continue to do his research. How sick is that?

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Rod Parsley strokes his pole on stage at the same conference

The rest of the Salon article is full of the bullsh*t from that “Values Voter/War on Christians” conference that Petey attended, and there’s a section containing what can only be described as an unhinged orgasmic experience for Talibangelist Rod Parsley (pastor of the World Harvest Church, and head of Reformation Ohio) as he addressed the crowd of bible beaters.

When he speaks and shouts, his words building to alliterative climaxes as his arms wave in the air, sparks seem to fly off him.


“A spiritual invasion is taking place,” Parsley roared to the packed banquet hall on Tuesday morning, drawing out the “a” in invasion. “The secular media never likes it when I say this, so let me say it twice. Man your battle stations! Ready your weapons!” He paused to take a preemptive jab at his critics, his voice going soft and scolding: “They say, ‘his rhetoric is so inciting.'” Then he nearly screamed, “I came to incite a riot! Man your battle stations! Ready your weapons! Lock and load!

Parsley preached for a half hour, dabbing at his sweating face with a navy blue handkerchief as his excitement grew. Near the end, he promised, “A great and noble and righteous nation can resurrect itself out of the smoldering ash heap of moral decline that we find ourselves in today.”

Read the rest of this article. It really captures the desperation of these religious extremists as they suddenly realize their influence with the public is in a death spiral, and they are desperate to cling on to their Washington bed buddies.

Hat tip to Blender Scott of Reality Cubed, who said “I know you have a soft spot for good old Pete, apparently he’s cruising gay message boards now.”

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Here are more Blend posts about Peter LaBarbera and his “investigations” on gay sex, leather conferences and the like.

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