Sunday, July 13, 2008

Great Moments in Christoholic, Homophobic Censorship

(Tip o’ the tinfoil hat to Mark Morford at the SF Chronicle.)

Thanks to Right Wing Watch, a delightful site that delights in keeping an eye on the AFA and other toxic mushrooms that spring up on the right side of the yard comes this pearl. One of the best catches of the year occurred late last month when this intrepid bunch this once again held their nose, put on their intellectual hazmat gear and spelunked into the subterranean bowels of Crazy Base World.

Among their disturbing discoveries (among them eyeless and heartless cave fish, similarly eyeless political moles who, despite their tiny stature, nonetheless have undermined every political campaign since 1980 and pure, lethally toxic Koolaid that drips from the stalagmites) is their “gay filter.”

You see, Christopaths are so shudderingly, tightie-whitie-pissing frightened of anything having to do with teh gays that they’d actually targeted the word “gay” in their filter so that any news stories on the AFA’s official website containing the word “gay” had been replaced with the now-outmoded and politically-incorrect word “homosexual.”

Hence, we’re treated to news stories of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay being rechristened “Tyson Homosexual” (they’ve since removed the offensive word “gay” from their filter).

Yes, people, it’s come to this. And the Christian right has come to that. Reading stories like this are almost enough to make a red-blooded liberal heterosexual male put on a mesh shirt, drive to a gay bar in Provincetown and toast the Christpaths’ immolation with a wine spritzer just out of pure spite.



At July 13, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

cheers back. i'd raise a glass in p-town. non alcoholic, but, i'd raise a glass in p-town.

confusion to the christiopaths!
rest easy JoJo.

At July 13, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

"Get back, Jo Jo!"

At July 13, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Anonymous Don said...

What no one has seemed to have noticed is the ideological impulse behind the AFA practice. To the christianist AFA, "gay" is a euphamism that obscures and mystifies what the AFA perceives as the abhorent reality of "same-sex" relations. Hence, the AFA deems it necessary to rub its constituents' collective noses in the FACT that "gays" fuck and suck people of the same sex -- i.e., they are "HOMO-SEXUALS." The image of two men (or two women) fucking and sucking each other must, therefore, always be thrust front and center anytime "gay", "lesbian", "same sex", etc. is referenced.

If the AFA were honest -- with themselves and their readers -- they would simply, openly, even proudly acknowledge their ideological practice and apologize for any momentary confusion fostered by replacing "Tyson Gay" with "Tyson Homosexual". Of course, the AFA KNOWS that its position is homophobic, paranoiac, repressive, steeped in self-denial, undemocratic, and indefensible. Therefore, rather than announcing its policy for what it is, they implement the ideological machinery in hopes that its effects will be achieved without any awareness on behalf of its readership.

At July 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Blogger FranIAm said...

Deep sigh.


As someone who is actually a non-asshat (well at least that is my goal) Christian, these people tend to piss me off.

Of course I am a homolovin', war hating, Bush loathing, commie pinko and trash mouth fucking blogger Christian.

So what would I know?

And I am not alone!


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