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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Valley Taliban and GOP Hold a Gay Bashing Gala in Harrisonburg Last Night


In case you missed it, the Valley Family Forum, held a "gay sex gala" in Harrisonburg last night at JMU. According to the DNR, some 200 "agents of intolerance" attended and had drinks, ate roast beef, and talked about gay sex for the evening.

Headlining the "gay sex gala" was no other than future Republican gubernatorial hopefulls Taliban Bob McDonnell and Bill "Don't I remind you of Jim Gilmore?" Bolling. According to Bolling, banning same sex marriage is of the utmost importance to insure the future health, safety, and wellfare of the residents of the Commonwealth.

The reason? Well, according to Bolling you never know when some activist lefty in a black robe just might ram gay marriage down our throats, now never mind that same sex couples can't marry in the Commonwealth, or that there seem to be very few - if any - "activist" judges in the Commonwealth. Still we can never be too careful...

Call it what it is - this whole marriage amendment "issue" is nothing more than a ridiculous "cultural wedge" issue solely intended to deflect attention away from more pressing (and important) issues. Period. I find it sad that local and state officials would even attend this crap, but I'm hardly surprised.

Fortunatly, the general public is starting to get tired of this "one trick poney", and interest and opposition to gay marriage is declining. So I guess you could say the more these folks "buck", the more people start to see their actions for what it really is: cheap poltical posturing.

Personally I never really thought about gay marriage before the 2004 elections, but the more folks like the Valley Family Forum hold events similar to the one they had last night in Harrisonburg, the more I'm swayed to support the idea of gay marriage, or some other reasonable alternative. So keep up the good work!

15 Comments:

  • At 5/23/2006 10:56 AM, Blogger K said…

    Good for you! And thanks for passing on the information about the hate-fest in Harrisonburg.

    One point, though: It's not "gay marriage" we're talking about, and it's not "gay rights."

    The issue is "equal rights" for all Americans (you know, the stuff mentioned in the U.S. Constitution).

     
  • At 5/23/2006 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    NEWSFLASH:

    RUMOR HAS IT THAT LAST NIGHT AFTER THE GALA, LOCAL POLTICOS DEAN WELTY, MARK O-BEN-CHAIN, MATTY LOHR, TALIBAN BOB, AND BILLY BOB BOLLING WERE SPOTTED PROVACATIVELY DANCING (THINK VITO FROM THE SOPRANOS) AT HARRISONBURG'S PREMIER GAY FRIENDLY ESTABLISHMENT, THE ARTFUL DODGER.

    RUMOR ALSO HAS IT THAT PICTURES WILL SOON BE CIRCULATION ON THE INTERENET VERIFYING THIS TOO, AND ONE OF THE PICTURES IS OF DEAN WELTLY LEADING MATT LOHR LIKE A DOG WITH A LEATHER CHAIN WITH SPIKES!

    THIS STORY IS SURELY GOING TO BRING THE VALLEY TALIBAN TO THEIR KNEES!

     
  • At 5/23/2006 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The last comment is an absolutely salacious and egregious attempt to stain the good reputations of good god fearing men. Good family value conservative would never participate in such hedonistic and sinful behavior. How dare you!

    Sincerely,

    Ed Schrock, Former U.S. Congressman from Virginia

    http://rawstory.com/exclusives/byrne/schrock_resigns_gay_phone_sex_tapes_830.htm

     
  • At 5/23/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    Anon 11:01 - Great, this would be super for the blog. How much do you want for them?!

    You better not be joking "Johnny Cakes"!

     
  • At 5/23/2006 4:33 PM, Blogger zen said…

    If the issue is supposed to be about "protecting the sanctity of the institution of marraige" then perhaps we ought to see how many of these Valley Taliban have ever cheated on their spouse, or had a divorce. Maybe they ought to work on measures to protect those already married. But they do not because it is a thinly veiled attemt to discriminate and make political gains out of a wedge issue.
    Nothing like bringing people together out of fear and intolerance.
    Coming soon a good ol' fashioned book burning!

     
  • At 5/23/2006 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm sure the Valley Family Forum are woking equally as hard to ensure that legislation is passed that provides for increasing the minimum wage, and better access to affordable heath insurance. What do you think they spend all of their time obessessing about hot botton cultural issues?

     
  • At 5/28/2006 8:15 AM, Blogger republitarian said…

    actually, I was there and MAtt wasn't.

    It was not a hate fest. There is very little truth in this post.

    Much of the evening was about honoring families and praising God.

     
  • At 5/29/2006 5:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wasn't a hate fest? Not for you republitarian, because you fit right in. The only surprise here is that it took you so long. Seeing the AG's wee wee sure has given you a boost huh?

     
  • At 5/29/2006 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Let us lovingly condemn and persecute in the name of our savior! It sure worked during the inquisition! I have every confidence that Myron has the gentle and compassionate nature to administer the white hot coals to the heretics and non believers to save them from themselves. Do you speak much in tongues Reverend Rhodes?

     
  • At 5/29/2006 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Delegate Lohr has been on his knees since he got to Richmond. (in prayer of course) I'm sure he has gained a whole new understanding of the term: "Take one for the team!"

     
  • At 5/29/2006 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    sure Myron "honoring families and praising god", really? Sounds like something fit for Sunday morning at the Church of your choosing, but the VFF chooses to "honor families and praise god" by putting on a royal dog and poney show at JMU, and bring in bolling and taliban bob, nice try...

    this has everything to do with politics, and the politics of intolerance at that...folks who partake in the garbage should be ashamed...

     
  • At 5/30/2006 8:03 AM, Blogger republitarian said…

    Thank you for rebuking me....

     
  • At 6/02/2006 8:26 AM, Blogger Truth 2025 said…

    The blog site owner here presents himself as some sort of self-appointed country legalist with the community's best intentions in mind. He, however, is a the real Boss Hog of Brokeback Mountain. Besides, Barney Fife was a great guy. Just ask Andy Griffith.

    Check this Hogg's blog.

    He supports gay rights! Gay marriage! And who knows what other kind of perversion.

    It's not about community for him except in the sense, perhaps, of communism. We heard about the free love movement and communism in the 1960s. Now we have the gay love movement. Gay sex, the gay lifestyle, etc. are OK if you really love someone. Just be free. Just love the opposite sex.

    Guess what?

    Freedom is not the be all and end all. America was built on Christian values by Christian people. And Christianity declares homosexuality immoral. It is nothing more than disguised pedophilia. Child molesters and homosexuals want to have sex with persons outside the confines of a God ordained, anatomically and biologically destined design (even Darwin would view homosexuality as a significant aberration.)

    Human anatomy states that men were made for women, humans were made for humans, and adults made for adults, not some other combination. That's the truth. It is plainly obvious.

    Romans 1:19-20 tells us, “What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made."

    You simply cannot deny it. It is inherently obvious. You would be a liar to deny it. Even Darwin would agree that humans evolved for those purposes. The sex roles of males and females from the plant kingdom to the animal kingdom are immutable and obvious. Penises were made for vaginas. Penises were not made for other penises. Vaginas were not made for other vaginas. But homosexuals would deny the truth.

    Romans 1:25-27 tells us, "they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

    If the propaganda were to say that we should all defy anatomy and only have one arm. How many people would be made unhappy, if they believed they had to remove their arm? Only the most disordered would actually enjoy having their arm removed. Maybe that is due penalty for your perversion. You choose homosexuality, then you cannot have children.

    Stop the gay propaganda and set people's minds free. Thought control hasn't worked in China. It won't work here.

     
  • At 6/02/2006 9:21 AM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    You Said:

    "He supports gay rights! Gay marriage! And who knows what other kind of perversion."

    - I support the constitution of the USA..period. Show me in the contitution where Christians (or any other religion) is the sanctioned state religion? It seems to me, folks like yourself where telling us back in the 1960s that intergration was immoral and henious..where are you now?

    "Freedom is not the be all and end all. America was built on Christian Values by Christian people"

    - As far as the first comment, Ok..next..yes, America was found by Christians, but they realized the tyranny of religious people too. For instance, I believe the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, were established by people escaping religous intolerance from Massachuetts (sp!) There is no mention of the god in the US Constitution either..but, suggesting that our founder fathers were completely secular is not correct either (look at the refrences to God in the Declaration of INdependce for example) but they did understand that a secular government was the only type of government that wold be sustainable...

    "Stop the gay propaganda and set people's minds free. Thought control hasn't worked in China. It won't work here"

    Control? You seem to be the one who is telling people how to live thier lives? Based on your personal religious beliefs, and with no regard to the Constitution..you seem more agreeable to theocratric rule, and not a Republic...

    In summary your comments seem to be insight into the Christian Nationalist Movement...I don't think this is what our founding fathres had in mind...therefore, you probably do have more in common with the mullahs of Iran, clerics of Saudia Arabia, and the TAliban than you do Jeffeson, Madison, et. al...

    Never the less, thank you for you comments Dean!

     
  • At 6/02/2006 9:29 AM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    a good read on Christian Nationalism...

    http://www.alternet.org/story/36640/

     

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