News Round-Up: January 6, 2018

A furry chest to rest on during frigid temperatures will definitely keep you warm
I got something to keep you warm…

Some news items you might have missed:

• With the northeast freezing in record cold temperatures, I think InstaHunk David Lopez (above) has just what folks need to keep warm 🙂 #FurTrap

• One of four men who used gay dating app Grindr to perpetrate hate crimes in Texas last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. His three cohorts are awaiting sentencing.

• According to Michael Wolff’s new blockbuster book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Donald Trump tweeted his ban on transgender military service members just minutes after being presented with four different options to consider in terms of changing the current policy. The briefing was meant to be a preliminary meeting.

• Howard C. Nielson Jr., nominated by Donald Trump to be a judge on the U.S. District Court in Utah, doesn’t think gay judges should be allowed to hear LGBT-centric cases. Following that logic, Nielson shouldn’t be allowed to hear cases involving straight people. Or white people. Or assholes.

• I hate to remind you, but there are simply terrible people in the world that hate the LGBT community. Like virulently anti-gay Linda Harvey who told radio listeners recently that Christians must work to “re-horrify people about the sin of homosexuality.” #Seriously

• You know what else warms up a cold Saturday? Chippendales star James Davis… 🙂

Linda Harvey: Being gay dishonors God

The GLSEN sponsored event, National Day Of Silence, is this Friday.

The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

However, rabidly anti-gay Linda Harvey, speaking yesterday on her radio show, continued her screed against the campaign saying parents should keep their children home to avoid being exposed to a message of inclusiveness and acceptance.

From Harvey’s radio show:

“The Day of Silence is sadly a day of pro-homosexual propaganda in schools. Students pledge to remain silent all day in order to protest what they believe has been the silencing of homosexuals and bullying that isn’t being punished, those who choose to be homosexual or switch genders are the victims and we’re all bullies or potential bullies if we don’t accept this premise.

“But we should not accept this premise because it wrongly communicates that homosexuality is honorable and respectable and that it’s inborn like race. But that’s’ not true. No one, especially young people, should take on this identity and behavior. It’s a high-risk life that dishonors God and the way He created us.”

It’s a sad message from a sad person. You can hear her below:

Tim Wildmon of the AFA says he can tell who’s gay on the street

In this video, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association says he can tell who is gay because “they walk like a girl,” which Linda Harvey blames on Hollywood.

According to Harvey, even Super Bowl commercials show men who aren’t “masculine.” But catch how she backtracks several times over herself – she starts what is clearly going to be a gross generalization, then qualifies the statement before she even finishes the sentence.

And trust me, there are MANY gay men who are not “effeminate.” And by the way – WHO CARES?

Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words.

Anti-gay Linda Harvey calls Gay Pride goers “infected”

“I attended a recent ‘gay pride’ parade in Columbus.

“I’d been to one a few years earlier, and the bad news is that the event has grown much, much larger. Corporate support is everywhere. Macy’s, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, JC Penney, Chipotle, Frito-Lay, and many others. Local Ohio banks, Fifth-Third and Huntington. American Family Insurance. All had sizeable contingents of marchers and banners.

“So the continuing high incidence of HIV among males who have sex with males, generating around 29,000 new cases per year in the U.S., is acceptable to these companies and their boards of directors? Just asking.

“This abundant fruit, so to speak, of the homosexual community is now ignored by the media and considered a big yawn, except by those infected, of course.” – Anti-gay Linda Harvey, writing on her website.

(h/t JMG)

Linda Harvey: Gays deserve to be fired

Right Wing Watch shares a rant by Mission America’s Linda Harvey who says gays deserve to be fired for not following the moral standards of, well, someone else…

Shouldn’t an employer have the right to uphold high moral standards in his or her company? Or shouldn’t schools have the right to not have open homosexuals or cross-dresses modeling that lifestyle to kids?

This does not deprive anyone of a job by the way, except those who insist on displaying these lifestyles to everyone and forcing their acceptance. Such behavior shows a disrespect for two things: everyone else around them and for hardcore facts.

The fact is that no one needs to be involved in homosexuality and all of the good qualities a person may have that might make that person otherwise an excellent employee don’t require a homosexual lifestyle.

Now the activists won’t like this and I may get another slew of hateful emails and such from the tolerance crowd but really where is the actual concern for the rights and beliefs of others? The track record on these so-called non-discrimination regulations shows a consistent and disturbing pattern of bullying and abuse.

One of many problems with Linda Harvey’s “opinion” is that she references high moral standards’ but doesn’t fully articulate that it’s HER ‘moral standards’ that she expects to be followed.

Her philosophy seems to be “you can’t be fired for your religion – which you choose, but you can be fired for your sexual orientation – which you do not choose.”

And then there’s an ugly message of conformity here, worrying that gays or lesbians may dress or act in a way SHE isn’t comfortable.

What Ms. Harvey needs to realize is ‘different’ is not a dirty word; diversity is good.

Especially if it means we all don’t emulate her.

GLSEN takes on Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey has a lot to say about GLSEN’s Day of Silence, but she must
not have looked at the facts about what it’s really like to be an LGBTQ

Whose side are you on?

For more info about the
experiences of LGBT students in school, read GLSEN’s 2011 National
School Climate Survey which had 8,584 student respondents from all 50
states and the District of Columbia. You can download the executive
summary or full report for free: