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Porno Pete: Howard Dean, the Dems, and the homos

Now I know that our friend, the country’s premier undercover homosexuality investigator Peter LaBarbera hasn’t a clue about Howard Dean. In Porno Pete’s latest diatribe, So Much for the Democrats’ “Moderation”…Dean Calls for “Gay” Candidates, he makes it sound like the DNC chairman was falling all over the audience at the recent International Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference in Houston, begging for homos to run as Democratic candidates.

I was there, and trust me, Dean spent more time rah-rah-ing over the takeover of the Hill because the Dems garnered a third of the evangelical vote in the midterms. That’s a group that we all know voted for those seven marriage amendments that passed. That hardly makes the DNC head a “homosexualist”, but if you read Porno Pete, you’d swear Howard was dancing in chaps up at the podium with a disco ball behind him.

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So much for the newfound “moderation” of the Democratic Party. Party chief Howard Dean, fresh from an election season smackdown by “gay” activists for affirming that marriage is indeed between a man and a woman, is once again dutifully pushing their immoral agenda. As the Houston Chronicle and ABC News reported, Dean called for more homosexuals to run as Democratic candidates.

TAKE ACTION: Let the Democratic Party know you feel about Howard Dean’s promotion of homosexual behavior. Click HERE for the Democratic National Committee’s contact page.

  Also, call the White House at 202-456-1414 or click HERE to let President Bush know NOW that you oppose pro-homosexual “Hate Crimes,” ENDA (the Employment Nondiscrimination Act), and repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on open homosexuality in the armed forces–the three top items on the ”gay” legislative agenda in the Democratic-led Congress. Call your U.S. Congressman or Senators to oppose these bills at 202-224-3121.

Let’s think about the implications of Dean’s call for “gay” candidates, using the scholarship of Rob Gagnon, the nation’s premiere authority on the Bible and homosexuality.  Gagnon correctly affirms that Biblically speaking, homosexuality is as egregious a sexual sin as incest, adultery and pornography. Perhaps if more people knew about just how dangerous homosexual acts are–cutting short the lives of hundreds of thousands of men from “same-sex sexual diseases” (now there’s a concept you won’t see taught in school health classes)–they might have renewed respect for the Bible’s counsel on this issue.

…The “gay” phenomenon in our culture is a classic illustration of politics over principle–exploiting American liberty to promote sexual license. The “gay” movement–with ample help from the media and Hollywood–ingeniously marketed homosexuality like Procter & Gamble markets soap. Still, they are wrong. The polls showing Americans’ growing approval of homosexuality and ”gay” relationships do not guide us in what’s right–just as the “pro-choicers’” amazing triumph in winning a legal “right” to abortion says nothing about the ethics of killing innocent and helpless unborn children

…Until we’re ready to embrace adultery, and all sexual choices, as morally-neutral “orientations”–or until we start talking derisively about “incest-phobia”–we cannot make a special exception for homosexuality. Does this mean we go the way of the radical Muslims and advocate stoning or death for homosexuals? Of course not. Christians offer the hope of the Christ of Christmas, who has been changing sinners for centuries. We must extend to homosexuals the love, grace and forgiveness of Him who reached down to save us from our (many) sins. I confess that I am so involved in fighting the ”gay” lobby that I have missed opportunities to reach out in Christian love to homosexual strugglers.

To bring you back to reality after the above insane rant of PP’s, here’s what I said about Dean’s speech in my wrap up post on the conference. He did encourage more openly gay people to run for office, but I certainly didn’t come away with a sense that the The Homosexual Agenda was ready to be unleashed on America by the DNC.

I hate to say it, but the room was also full of too much backslapping during Dean’s speech over the Dem takeover of the House and Senate; I couldn’t believe it when Chairman Dean positively glowed over the fact that a third of evangelicals crossed over to vote Dem in this election. I hate to break it to him, but in the states with amendments on the ballot, those evangelicals, even as they crossed over because they were digusted with the GOP, still chose to vote for a marriage amendment.  Is he ok with that? While that crossover might bring on cheers in another venue and encourage the party to further court The Base, for LGBT folks that’s not exactly comforting.

What we can celebrate is that the changeover in Washington and many state houses means no active legislation further eroding our rights, but whether we will see actual gay-positive legislation passed is another matter with the historically gun-shy, spineless Democratic Party that has run from serious discussion of gay issues as fast as it can in the past. As we’ve said before here on the Blend, Dems at the national level will only advocate once the coast is clear, having had their fingers in the wind to see which way it’s blowing. Leading isn’t a strong suit in this area; they’ve been content to take our money and do zero as amendment after amendment has passed.

…Howard Dean giddily mentioned how “the voters have spoken” in tossing out the GOP control of the Hill. Unfortunately, the voters have also spoken on our rights because both the Democrats and the Republicans at the national level have no problem with “leaving it to the states.”

This is morally wrong, and the responsibility for the strategic political decision to punt on the civil rights of gays and lesbians by allowing candidates to hide behind a position of  “leave it to the states”  lies at the Democratic Party’s door. We have 27 states that now have marriage amendments in place, many that precluding any civil unions or domestic partnerships. Those measures profoundly affect the lives of everyday, working class gay families who don’t have any political power aside from their vote — and they are in the minority.

The overarching view from the establishment perspective is that the patchwork of rights granted will end up in SCOTUS and eventually be resolved there, which is true  OK, then what do you say to gays in Tennessee,  for example  — its amendment passed with 80% of the vote? Move? “I’m sorry, but it’s too damn bad?”

Peter should have showed up at the conference so we could compare notes on the event, unfortunately I didn’t see anyone wearing chaps at the hotel that he could investigate.


Hat tip, Autumn.

Also: 
* Letter from Peter LaBarbera
* Peter LaBarbera’s trolling for scat talk

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