Banned Books Week: Sept. 21-27, 2014

Shag the Pony

So Banned Books Week is coming up soon and that means not only will we have a chance to remember some touchstone moments on literary expression, we will learn about new efforts to ban contemporary books. In other words, Y’all Qaeda’s current obsessions will be made clear to us as they project their fears.

Leading the way we learn that Illinois Family Institute “cultural analyst” Laurie Higgins is worried about the gay menace and how books about gay penguins might normalize children to accept gay people (and penguins):

The ALA pursues its hysteria-fomenting goal chiefly by ridiculing parents who, for example, don’t want their six-year-olds seeing books about children or anthropomorphized animals being raised by parents in homoerotic relationships. (Scorn and woe to those parents who hold the now-censored belief that homoeroticism—even homoeroticism presented in whitewashed, water-colored images—doesn’t belong in the picture books section of public libraries).

So sharpen your pencils, would-be authors, as Laurie helpfully presents some ideas about life-affirming books for children of gay parents that she would like to see:

Will they ask for young adult (YA) novels about teens who feel sadness and resentment about being intentionally deprived of a mother or father and who seek to find their missing biological parents?

Will they ask for dark, angsty novels about teens who are damaged by the promiscuity of their “gay” “fathers” who hold sexual monogamy in disdain?

Will they ask for novels about young adults who are consumed by a sense of loss and bitterness that their politically correct and foolish parents allowed them during the entirety of their childhood to cross-dress, change their names, and take medication to prevent puberty, thus deforming their bodies?

Will they ask for novels about teens who suffer because of the harrowing fights and serial “marriages” of their lesbian mothers?

Will they ask for picture books that show the joy a little birdie experiences when after the West Nile virus deaths of her two daddies, she’s finally adopted by a daddy and mommy?

Surely, there are some teens and children who will identify with such stories.

So there you have it: Laurie Higgins wants to have some books about the joy children have when their (gay) parents die. Nice analyst you got there, Illinois.

Want Fries With Your Stupid?

What was once billed as a Catholic event can no longer be called such,” Barber tells OneNewsNow. “They are openly allowing a sin-based organization to march in their parade and to effectively put their stamp of approval on what the Bible unequivocally calls sinful behavior.”

Faith-based organizations that want to remain loyal to the Bible have a decision to make as to whether to participate. Barber offers a suggestion.

“Some faith-based organizations could carry banners and so forth exclaiming the truths of scripture relative to homosexual sin,” he suggests. “[They could] use the opportunity to denounce what the New York City St. Patrick’s Parade organization has done here and to take them to task for casting aside the truths of scripture and disobeying the teachings of Christ.”

Matt Barber, the man who thinks about hot, sweaty man-on-man sex with thighs like pistons that can pump all night, suggests how to respond to gay groups who will (finally) be allowed to march in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (One News Now)

Some Stupid With Your Coffee?

Lookout, Jeebus! The goalpost looks like a  crucifix!

Lookout, Jeebus! The goalpost looks like a crucifix!

The American Decency Association is planning to protest the Dallas Cowboys signing openly gay player Michael Sam to its practice squad.

Because Jeebus loved football, especially on Sundays?

Anyway, you may recall the American Decency Association from their awesome, manly boycott of Satanic Honeymaid Graham Crackers, the preferred treat of the ‘mos:

It’s not a matter of acceptance; it’s a matter of an evil agenda which is being pushed upon America and around the world. Satan continues to attack God’s design and skew it to his own workings. He continues to take words like “wholesome” and “family” and twist them for his own purposes. He takes a symbol of God’s promise (the rainbow) and hijacks it, twisting it to his own design. Satan calls it normal; God calls it sin. We live in a day when “evil” is called “good” and “good” is called “evil.” That which is meant to glorify God (family, the church, etc) is being taken and bent out of shape until it is hardly recognizable. –

Which of course led to this rebuttal:

I’m shocked, shocked

Poll: Most Republicans Would Be Upset If Their Child Was Gay

Twenty-three percent of Republicans surveyed said they’d be “very upset” and 37 percent would be “upset.” Just 38 percent said they’d either be “not very upset” or “not upset at all.”

By contrast, a total of 28 percent of Democrats would be either “very upset” or “upset” if their child came out as gay or lesbian. Seventy percent said they wouldn’t be upset.

And in related news, the sun rises in the east.

Working As Designed

Go-West-Marcus

A new study finds that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGB) who sought mental health treatment from health care providers were no less likely to attempt suicide than LGB people who did not seek any treatment at all, but seeking help from religious or spiritual sources was associated with higher odds of a suicide attempt. The study, entitled, “The Role of Help-Seeking in Preventing Suicide Attempts among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals,” is co-authored by Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Merilee Teylan, Medical School, Harvard University, and Sharon Schwartz, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University.

The ball is in your court, Marcus.

(Williams Institute)

Here’s Your Sunday Endless Mimosa of Stupid

Because being gay is exactly like your out-of-control spoiled brat:

“If my son throws food across the table and I say, ‘Bailey, stop throwing food’ and he says ‘I’m sorry Dad, I’m just a food-thrower.’ It’s like no you’re not, your behavior is not you. It doesn’t define you. So its very important that we speak to the fact that homosexuality is a sin that can only be redeemed by God when we repent. But the idea of a ‘homosexual agenda’ that seeks to capture the nation and capture childrens’ curriculum and capture television and entertainment and laws – that is an idea that is evil and wrong and needs to be dealt with.”

–Frosted-tips Twin David Benham speaking at Hate-a-Palooza (The Family Leadership Summit led by Bob Vander Plaats).

Some Fresh-Baked Stupid to go With Your Afternoon Tea

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“[The gay community will] abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”

One-L explains it all to us.

The Kenyan Touched A Gay and He Liked It!

Wingnuttia has a sad, sad freak-out when the Kenyan Usurper gave the terrorist fist bump to a heathen-sexual, and he liked it. Take it away, Austin Chronicle:

On a visit to Franklin Barbecue, the President of the United States of America encountered Daniel Rugg Webb – comedian, artist, musician (and friend of Gay Place), and part-time Franklin employee – and, of course, sparks flew.

“It was just a lucky day to be the register girl,” says Webb.

As the president approached, Webb threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. “Equal rights for gay people!”

“Are you gay?” the president asked.

“Only when I have sex.”

“That’s when he laughed and said, ‘Bump me,'” Webb says.

Which was eeeeeeeeeeenough to set the mouth-breathing paste-eaters over at the Internet’s most intellectually dishonest rest stop, the National Review Online, heads’splode:

This man holds the same office once held by George Washington…. Why am I crying???

I believe this may be the behavior that psychiatrists call grooming.

You know, I think this may actually be the end. I’m genuinely not sure the office of president can be cheapened any more than this.

Why is that comment by the cashier funny?

“Are you gay?” President Obama asked, which apparently is a perfectly
acceptable, not weird thing to ask that doesn’t involve making any
assumptions.

Only liberals are allowed to ask such a question, because their hearts are true.

Here’s Your Cheese Sandwich With a Side of Stupid

“Here’s the thing, [California] needs to get out of the marriage business because here’s what we can expect. There’s no way that the state of California can deny a marriage license to four spouses now, eight spouses.”

“Or, I would say, three human spouses and the canine they absolutely love because if love is the foundation of marriage, they can love their dog, too.”

–Fox News resident psychological consultant (who may or may not be certified (!) and licensed to practice), Keith Ablow

Update: MS We Don’t Serve Your Kind Law

Good Christians

Anyway, while we were all wailing and gnashing our teeth about Hobby Lobby (and rightly so), Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (the We Don’t Serve Your Kind law) went into effect.

And meanwhile, the “If you’re buying, We’re selling” campaign is getting bigger and better.

Seems like a time to quote Longfellow:

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”