Daily Archives: May 22, 2012
North Carolina Pastor: Pen In ‘All The Lesbians And Queers’ With An Electrified Fence, Wait For Them To ‘Die Out’
North Carolinians voted to alter the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage… why? They were largely moved by fear-tactics fueled by far right religious groups bent on punishing lesbians and gay men. The vote also makes North Carolina, as The New York Times notes, the last state in the South to marginalize gay people with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
“I figured a way out — a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. But I couldn’t get it passed through Congress. Build a great big large fence, 150 or 100 miles long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. Have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. Feed ‘em, and– And you know what? In a few years they’ll die out. You know why? They can’t reproduce.”
Don’t you just admire the logic of that? You KNOW the Bible‘s “agin’ it”… here’s Worley’s speech:
Victoria Lamb Hatch, who I have quoted in this blog before, made a fine summary statement on Worley’s little diatribe:
Does this mentally arthritic idiot know that the vast majority of gay people are born to straight people? Does he know that penning up gay people and waiting for them to die out won’t solve his “problem” because straight people will just continue birthing gay babies? Does he know that anyone who “can’t reproduce” would die out anyway, penned up or not?
Does he know that he’s a hateful, evil person who isn’t earning God‘s favor with comments like these?
I guess Victoria doesn’t realize it, but torturing the gay/lesbian community is where all the FUN is. Right?
- North Carolina Pastor: Trap Gays and Lesbians Behind Electrified Fences (theatlanticwire.com)
- North Carolina Pastor: Pen In ‘All The Lesbians And Queers’ With An Electrified Fence, Wait For Them To ‘Die Out’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Pastor Worley has plan to get rid of ‘lesbians and queers’ (piedtype.com)
- Pastor: Let’s Put ‘Queers’ in Pens Until They Die (ktrh.com)
- American Taliban: Pastor Worley and How To Solve The “Homosexual Problem” (jonathanturley.org)
- Hating For Jesus: NC Pastor Charles Worley (scotteriology.wordpress.com)
- NC Pastor Wants To Build Electrified Fence To Contain, Starve And Ultimately Kill Gays: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Pastor Who Called For Gays And Lesbians To Be Put In Electrified Pen And Killed Off Faces Backlash (huffingtonpost.com)
- Outrage Brews Over Pastor’s Sermon on Homosexuals and Electrified Fences (fox8.com)
- HATE SPEECH: North Carolina Pastor Offers Final Solution to Homosexual Problem: Electrified Concentration Camps (alexprocesso.wordpress.com)
I found this one in Doubtful News:
Stephen McCullah needed to raise $26,700 by May 11 in order to secure enough funds through Kickstarter.com to, well, kickstart his expedition to the Republic of Congo to hunt a reported living dinosaur.
When the deadline arrived, the 21-year-old adventurer and Missouri native had received pledges totaling nearly $29,000.
He’s now packing his bags and a powerful tranquilizer rifle — to bring down a possible dinosaur during what he has dubbed the Newmac Expedition.
For the remainder of their three-month stay, and as long as there are no health or safety issues intervening, the men will set out every day with a variety of special cameras, searching for new species, large or small, including canine-sized tarantulas.
McCullah and his associate are established Creationists, I suppose hoping to cling to the Creationist line that the Earth is around 6,000 years old and men and dinosaurs lived togather (the would have HAD to.)
That they were funded through Kickstarter leaves me in doubt about the ethical nature of that organization… with the knowledge that KS takes 5% of the $26,700 for listing it. Making money on unintelligent people is much too easy in the U.S.A.
A cartoon, however, to explain why dinosaurs are not here now for these people:
- Dinosaur hunters secure funds for expedition (dailystar.com.lb)
- Hunt for Live Dinos in Africa (foxnews.com)
- A Young Man From Missouri Is Using Kickstarter To Fund An African Dinosaur Hunt (businessinsider.com)
- Did people and dinosaurs live at the same time? (articles4friends.com)
- Feedback: Dinosaurs Living with People – The Biblical Worldview – Answers in Genesis (leesbird.com)
The Village Voice has announced this year’s off-Broadway awards… the Obies … for the past year. And here they are:Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize.
A complete list of awards is given below:
- Caridad Svich—a playwright, translator, and teacher
Best New American Play (with $1,000 prize):
- Amy Herzog, 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater)
- Cherise Boothe, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons and the Women’s Project)
- Steven Boyer, Hand to God (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood)
Sweet and Sad Ensemble:
- Jon DeVries, Shuler Hensley, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders, J. Smith-Cameron (The Public Theater)
- Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson, 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater)
- Jim Fletcher, Sustained Excellence
- Santino Fontana, Sons of the Prophet (The Roundabout Theatre)
- Linda Lavin, The Lyons (The Vineyard Theatre)
- Susan Pourfar, Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre)
- Kirsten Greenidge, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons and the Women’s Project)
- Richard Maxwell, Early Plays (The Wooster Group and St. Ann’s Warehouse)
- Jay Scheib, World of Wires (The Kitchen)
- Mark Barton, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design
- Mimi Lien, Sustained Excellence of Set Design
- Matt Tierney and Ben Williams, sound design
- The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (New York Theatre Workshop)
- Mark Bennett, Denis O’Hare, Lisa Peterson, and Stephen Spinella, An Iliad (New York Theatre Workshop), Elevator Repair Service
- Erin Courtney and Ken Rus Schmoll, A Map of Virtue (13P)
- Steven Hoggett, Martin Lowe, and John Tiffany, Once (New York Theatre Workshop)
- Daniel Kitson, It’s Always Right
The Obies were judged by a committee of seven: Brian Parks, Obie Awards Chairman and Arts & Culture editor of The Village Voice; Michael Feingold, chief theater critic for the Voice, two-time Pulitzer finalist, dramaturg, and Obie Chairman Emeritus; Alexis Soloski, a Voice theater critic as well as contributor to The New York Times, the U.K. Guardian, and BBC Radio, plus theater professor at Columbia University; Annie Baker, Best New American Play Obie winner in 2010 for her plays Circle Mirror Transformation and The Aliens; Anne Kauffman, accomplished director, instructor, and 2007 Obie winner for her direction of The Thugs; José Rivera, two-time Obie Award winner for his plays Marisol and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot; and Helen Shaw, a theater critic for Time Out New York and a past Obie judge. Her writing has also appeared in The Village Voice.
- ‘4000 Miles’ And Its Lead Actors Win Obie Awards (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
If you filed on April 15th and want to find out how much you saved in your taxes, you can go to FairEconomy.org and take the Tax Fairness Pledge”… something the top 400 of the very rich could effect our whole economy by taking. The top 1% of the country took in 90% of the income gains in 2010, so they’re doing just fine. But lately the folks at the top have not been asked to pay their fair share in taxes.
If these rich folks had paid their fair taxes, what could it have meant? Just how rich are they?:
Even if they only paid ALL of their Income gains above 35% they could cover at least half of all this stuff!
What about you? Are you paying your fair share (or more) of taxes? You can find out HERE by using the calculator, then sign the Tax Fairness Pledge, where you can select necessary areas to contribute excesses to.
My thanks to United For a Fair Economy.
- Why it’s time for a single income tax | Matthew Elliott (guardian.co.uk)
- Those wacky rich folk and their taxes (dontmesswithtaxes.typepad.com)
- Extend austerity measures to allow for major tax cuts, chancellor told (guardian.co.uk)
- Video: What is the Fair Tax? (turbotax.intuit.com)
- Graduate tax proposals divide coalition (confused.com)
- Pennsylvania GOP State Rep. Hasn’t Signed Norquist Tax Pledge Because ‘I Have To Do What’s Right And What’s Fair’ (thinkprogress.org)
- GOP rookies revolt against Grover (politico.com)