Three Stupid People in The News

A prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church is drawing a link between the Oklahoma tornado’s devastation and a local team’s support for openly gay NBA star Jason Collins.

Why can’t people get it through their thick heads that God does not punish us on earth, but in the hereafter.  Only Satan tempts us to make us think that God punishes us, because Satan believes that we will then turn from God.  Westboro Baptist Church with its messages of hate and false teachings is more in line with a Satanic cult than a Christian church.

The rights of same-sex parents in Texas are at the center of allegations leveled this month against Judge John R. Roach, who presides over the 296th District Court in McKinney. On May 8, state resident Page Price claimed in a Facebook post that Roach had enforced a “morality clause” in a custody agreement between her lesbian partner, Carolyn Compton, and Compton’s ex-husband. Price said the judge’s ruling will effectively split the same-sex couple apart.

For gays and lesbian living in Texas, the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage does not simply limit whom they can and cannot marry. The ban also affects everything from medical power of attorney and estate planning, to parental custody.  It’s judges like Roach (perfect name for the man by the way) who give the justice system a bad name.  Conservatives often rail about “activist judges” but to me, someone who would take their antiquated idea of morality and pass judgement on a couple is an activist judge, not someone who follows the tenements of the American legal system: “Equal Justice for ALL.”

Chris Busby is the vice president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston and has worked as a volunteer supporting the Republican Party for a number of years. Recently he made the decision to run for a Precinct Committee Person (PCP) vacancy in the Harris County Republican Party…Busby’s application was “lost” in the process. Then, when Busby was finally called up to be interviewed, it was noted that he was affiliated with Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group. Committee member Terry Lowry was apparently so horrified by the thought of a gay Republican that he pulled out a hate pamphlet entitled “The Homosexual Agenda,” which dates back to the 1970s. From it, he quoted excerpts pertaining to the repeal of age of consent laws, asking Busby if he agreed with this rhetoric from the 1970s that claims that gays are pedophiles and child molesters. Some people in the room later explained that the line of questioning was about baiting Chris to admit that he himself is a pedophile. One of the other committee members implied that the only reason that gays want to be part of the party is so that they can relax pedophilia laws. 

Another one from Texas, Terry Lowry, and I personally liked Houston when I was there for a conference one time.  I can’t quite understand Log Cabin Republicans but that is beside the point.  The Republican Party knows that it must change in order to get voters nationwide.  Therefore, it should welcome Log Cabin Republicans, not claim that all gay men are pedophiles and child molesters.

So there you have it.  Three idiots in the news. Click on the titles of the articles to read the full news item.

The Countdown Continues: Three more days of school.

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I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

4 responses to “Three Stupid People in The News

  • Coop

    None of this surprises me, Joe. Really it doesn't. It's tragic that there are actual lives caught up in all this.

  • Amanda

    Wow. Nothing should surprise me about that church anymore. How can people have so much hate? I'm shocked it's still standing. And while I've never been to TX I would hope there would be some nice people and places besides those idiots.

  • Jay M.

    And it's not just the WBC (who continue to marginalize themselves with nonsense like this – why it is ever reported in the news is beyond me – add the label "stupid" to the "news" media), and Texas in general. Florida is prosecuting a high school senior for being sexually active with her 16yo girlfriend, the Senate Democrats and caved in to the Republicans on including LGBT spouses in the immigration reform. As Forrest Gump's mother would say, "Stupid is as stupid does", and I am convinced that if you are in a position of legislative power at any level, you are stupid.Peace <3Jay

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