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AP Takes Victory Lap After Weekend’s LGBT News

From a walking on air Associated Press:

Equality or immorality? A weekend’s LGBT moments

By JESSE WASHINGTON | May 12, 2014

It was an eventful weekend: A gay American football player kissed his boyfriend on national TV after being drafted by the National Football League; gay marriage arrived in the Bible Belt; a bearded cross-dresser won one of the biggest TV song competitions in the world.

All indications of a civilization on the move — but where is it going? On a march toward equality, or a descent into a moral Wild West? It depends on your point of view.

The AP surely doesn’t see any of this as a sign of the decline of Western civilization. They see it as exactly the opposite. Which should be clear from the people they quote who take this bizarre position that there is anything wrong with the homosexual agenda.

"It was a moment that was 45 years in the making," said Fred Sainz, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, referring back to the Stonewall riots of 1969 that launched the modern gay rights movement.

The ‘Stonewall Riots’ are a perfect example of how our news media have rewritten history. (As a little online research will reveal.)

Sainz remembered tears falling down his face while watching Michael Sam… about to become the first openly gay player in America’s most popular sport, embrace his boyfriend Saturday. "I cried," he said…

On Monday, Sainz was in Arkansas, where dozens of gay and lesbian couples married over the weekend after a judge struck down the state’s ban on such unions…

Hurray for our black robed mullahs! Why do we need legislatures or referendums or even elections?

‘There are definitely big-time cracks appearing in that glass ceiling of equality, every single day, in ways big and small," Sainz said. "I think it’s all kind of coming together."

This convergence was a result of "decades and decades of hard work," said LZ Granderson, a columnist and past winner of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s Journalist of the Year award.

We wonder who the winner of the National Heterosexual Association’s Journalist of the Year was?

"From community activism, to national organizations, to children living in a conservative home having the courage to come out to their parents as we saw with Will Portman and his father, Rob, a Congressman from Ohio," Granderson said by email. "I know it appears as if LGBT rights have been moving swiftly, but it is not an overnight success sort of story. No civil rights movement is." …

There was another milestone in gay political advancement on Monday: The California Legislature elevated Toni Atkins as the first lesbian to lead the Assembly with her wife by her side, succeeding the first gay speaker. Assemblyman Rich Gordon, who chairs of the state’s Legislature’s LGBT caucus, said Atkins’ rise would inspire Californians struggling to accept their sexual orientation…

But to Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, it’s all of a piece. "Every advance in the homosexual agenda represents a setback for our culture and for sexual normalcy," he said. "So there’s nothing to celebrate in any of these situations."

He said the drag queen’s victory demonstrates the "tragic level of sexual confusion that we have in our culture… to me, the fact that it’s something that would be celebrated, is a tragic indication of how far we have drifted from our moorings."

Raynard Jackson, a conservative columnist who writes often about LGBT issues, connected last weekend’s events to recent laws legalizing marijuana and allowing California schoolchildren to choose their bathrooms and sports teams based on their chosen gender identity.

"When you connect the dots, you have a society being created in which there are no absolutes, no right or wrong, up or down, black or white," Jackson said. So where is guidance supposed to come from for our laws?

"It used to be you could look to God, to the Bible," Jackson said. "Now it’s almost illegal to mention God or Christian values." "If you have no standards of right and wrong, then morally it’s the Wild Wild West," Jackson said. "If everyone has laws that are unique to them, that’s a recipe for disaster for society."

What a couple of crackpot Bible-thumpers. Go back to your caves!

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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