Pooves and closet cases: June 2004 Archives

June 27, 2004

Campaign Office in Trouble Over Orgies

Australia: Apparently I live under a rock and missed this delightful gem that the lovely Feòrag sent my way.

A jury in Brisbane has heard claims of orgies in a unit used as a National Party electoral campaign office during the lead-up to Queensland's historic 1989 state election.

This is when the Nats were ousted from their 32 year reign in power. Their dictator in chief was Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen who finally managed to get caught out and was forced to resign in 1987. So things were not looking too rosy for a National Party win in the 1989 elections when the master of election rigging was no longer at the helm.

June 26, 2004

Male insecurity writ large

South Africa: IOL has published a fresh article about the 'Men Against Moffies' web site, with further details. While the site claimed not to encourage or support violence, Glenn de Swardt of the Triangle Project points out:

The website hosts a survey that poses the question: What should be done with South Africa's moffies?

Visitors to the site can vote for a series of options, including castration, deportation or 'Sizzlers them'... This distasteful reference to a tragic event in our city's history represents hate speech and promotes violence.

The 'distateful event' in question was an arson attack on a gay massage parlour last year which killed nine men.

The site uses religious books to justify its stance and, like fundie sites everywhere, has a creative way with the English language:

It crudely asks: Do you hate moffies? The silly jestures (sic) they make, the annoying falsetto whiney (sic) voices, the stupid clothes they wear?

The site has been cached, and the religious aspects are there for all to see. The site is in the form of a community blog, and one correspondent notes that the Satanic Bible mentions that any kind of consensual sex is fine - this is presumably the link between homosexuality and Satanism. And they're not only trawling the Christian scriptures for justification for their hate, Allah is roped in too. It seems that the Muslim version of the story of Sodom is more clearly homophobic than the version in the Bible...

Gays outraged by castration call on websiteIOL, 26th June 2004.

June 25, 2004

Note to fundies: read the AUP

South Africa: A homphobic web site has recenly been pulled because it violated its host's Acceptable Use Policy. Men Against Moffies called for the reclaiming of Cape Town from the homosexual plague and claimed there was a link between homosexuality and Satanism.

Gays furious about website's 'hate speech'IOL, 25th June 2004.

June 8, 2004

Religious Loonies Attack Playschool

Australia: A minority group of whingeing fundamentalists that go by the innocuous sounding name of the Australian Family Association — much like those notoriously rampant bigots from Focus on the Family — have set their letter writing monkeys to work complaining about the evil of Play School corrupting toddlers by forcing them to watch a segment featuring a child with two mothers. They even got their henchman from parliament, Larry Anthony, a known homophobic bigot, to play along.

June 7, 2004

Gay men fund fundie bid to oppress them

The loony fundie party running in the European Parliamentary Elections in the UK on Thursday is funded with royalties from a song deliberately aimed at the gay market. Sinitta's So Macho was written by George Hargreaves, a songwriter and promoter who subsequenty turned Christian, and he has donated his royalties from that song to Opearation Christian Vote.

Ironically, he says he penned 'So Macho' not just for women but in a deliberate attempt to appeal to gay men's sense of humour...

It was a caricature of the medallion man, Hargreaves said. It was for women to dance round their handbags to and for the gay scene to go mad to on poppers, he admits. Despite this, Hargreaves does not accept the idea that his new vocation, which involves preaching on the sin of homosexuality, is hypocritical.

Those of us old enough to remember suspect the Buddhist Sinitta will not be impressed with her biggest hit being used to suppress women. Reverend's disco hit funds electoral bidScotland on Sunday, 6th June 2004 [BugMeNot] (thanks to Novice Nun the Wiser, OPI); see also Fetch the swingometerPagan Prattle, 28th May 2004.

June 3, 2004

Marriage—so good we're not letting you have it

United States: Fundie group the Focus on the Family want to hear your views on how wonderful marriage is, so they can publish a book calling for it to be denied to pooves.

E-mail us your anecdotes, stories and observations about the value of marriage to you -- and to society. How has being married made you a better man or woman? How has seeing the marriage of a friend or relative helped teach you valuable lessons about life? How did the unique contributions of each of your parents shape who you are today?

Those are the kinds of thoughts we'd like you to share in a message of no more than 400 words. Send it to citizenlink@family.org with the subject line Why Marriage Matters -- and be sure to include your name, address and phone number, in case we need to contact you.

Hmm...

I have only been married for eleven months, and we only bothered because of the legal and tax benefits. I admit I'm surprised how good it's been—our relationship is exactly the same as it was beforehand and we didn't start arguing like my married parents did throughout my childhood. So wonderful is it, that I would be more than happy to let my friends who happen to have same-sex partners share the joy (and especially the tax breaks).

I don't think that what they want, somehow (via Ex-Gay Watch).

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