July 22, 2011 § 6 Comments
You name it.
Even though this is a polarizing controversy (for supremacists / snake oil sellers and shell game playing politicians) there must also be a significant portion of the American community that is on the fence about expanding the definition of so-called “traditional” marriage.
Those people should be introduced to a newlywed couple: Courtney Stodden, 16 and Doug Hutchinson, 51.
They met through a mutual friend. Courtney is proud of her vow to not engage in pre-marital sex.
I guess she was really horny as a 14 year old and was totally tempted to bang someone at the senior center, but Jesus whispered into her vagina and she found the strength to abstain.
If you aren’t sure whether or not America’s deeply entrenched and thoroughly conflicted sense of morality, tradition, and sacred adherence to Biblical standards (with fingers crossed behind the back) can accommodate legal recognition of same-sex couples please watch this interview and feel your resistance melt:
July 18, 2011 § 5 Comments
Two intensely repulsive murders took place this past week in New York City while in Florida an act of deranged abuse was finally discovered and hopefully rectified.
What do these three terrible stories have in common? They all contain examples of what is considered traditional heterosexual family relations – examples of the privileges that are extended to opposite sex couples who marry and divorce, abuse and kill, while flouting and ignoring all Biblical mandates and religious hokum that is used to marginalize LGBT Americans.
The man that murdered and dismembered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzy last week in Brooklyn was a monster. Whatever motivated him to commit this awful crime cannot be explained away cynically by directing the blame at failed heterosexuality. Even still, confessed killer Levi Aron was a repeated failure at traditional marriage.
Aron was married – and divorced – twice; each time to a woman raising a child. There was an engagement to a third woman that was broken mere weeks before the wedding was to take place in 2009. After that relationship collapsed he moved to Brooklyn and lived in his parents attic until being arrested for murder.
Prior to 2009, Aron met a Memphis woman with two children via an online dating site. They were married 7 months after his first divorce. The second marriage lasted for one year. Prior to #2, the Orthodox Lothario was married to an Israeli woman named Diana Diunov.
Diunov has been serving time in federal prison for wire fraud. She met Aron in 2002, they married in 2004 and divorced in 2005. Less than one month after the divorce she married her co-conspirator in the wire fraud case.
Ms. Diunov was interviewed by the NY Post. She told the Post that Mr. Aron suffers from “…stunted maturity that comes from postponing sex until after marriage.”
We don’t know of a link between Mr. Aron’s disgusting crime and his failure at heterosexuality but we can still observe how MUCH traditional marriage was exploited and besmirched by him and all of his wives. Maybe there ought to be a constitutional amendment to protect children from the dangers of men that remarry.
An amendment like that might have saved the life of Lakeshia Seymour, 18, also from Brooklyn NY. Ms. Seymour was beaten to death by her step father last week. He used a hammer to kill her after chasing her through the house, striking the fatal blows on the front porch .
Lakeshia’s grandparents live across the street and heard the screams of their granddaughter and her 9 yr old sister – the biological child conceived with her mother and stepfather – was home at the time of the brutal murder.
The killer, Jean Simon, 53, heard that Lakeshia had accused him of sexual abuse. He flew into a rage and killed the girl.
That doesn’t sound like the response of an innocent man, does it?
Although the appearance of potential innocence can also be problematic. For example, the case of Sandra Michelle Freeman from Venice, Florida. Late last week Ms. Freeman was arrested and charged with three felony counts of child abuse.
She has been under suspicion of abusing her children for three years but officials were unable to make the charges stick until last week when it was determined that her “…18-month-old son had been doused with pure bleach, chlorine and “pool shock” chemicals that can cause third-degree burns.”
Ms. Freeman is undoubtedly delusional and extrememly mentally ill (“she believes she is being constantly poisoned by bugs coming from her children that get under her skin”) and has been for some time. But what about the fathers of these children?
The bleaching of her toddler was discovered by the father of that child – among other clues – that he discovered upon visitation. But he kept bringing the child back home. And the other children must have fathers too. Where are they? Don’t they have even the slightest bit of concern for the children they created – or does their obligation to the offspring end as soon as the orgasm is over?
Sure, Ms. Freeman is out of her fucking mind – but what the fuck is wrong with the fathers of these kids; the heterosexual fathers that have the liberty to marry (or not) divorce (whenever possible no matter what gawd, the Pope or Michelle Bachmann thinks about it) and procreate / ditch their children to be raised by a psycho?
To make a generalization about all men – or just about step fathers, or men that abandon their children or fail completely at heterosexuality – would be unfair and defamatory. Yet in this country we have a number of states whipped into an irrational, extremist, religious frenzy over the concept of gay people being legally married.
What have same-sex couples done to deserve the defamation that is spared from murderers and abusers and abandoners like the three stories reported last week?
July 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
This video contains evidence of the methods used by Bachmann (aka Uncle Arthur) as he convinces his unwitting client (Darren Stephens) to perform an ancient ritual to rid himself of an evil menace!!
This is how they PRAY AWAY THE GAY!!
Stay for the end when you can watch Marcussss “Uncle Arthur” Bachmann laughing all the way to the bank.
His “best prank ever!”
Sure, you can try to pray away the gay…but first you’ve gotta PAY!
You think reparative therapy is free?
What are you – a socialist?
July 14, 2011 § 3 Comments
In 2009 in central Florida, a pet python – that had not been fed for an entire month – wrapped itself around the head of a 2-year-old toddler and crushed her to death. The baby (Shaianna) was resting in her crib in a bedroom that did not have a door.
During the trial a medical examiner testified that “there were also several clusters of puncture wounds … that represent bites from the snake as the snake was (basically) trying to ingest her…”
The couple charged with manslaughter, third-degree murder and child neglect – mother Jaren Hare (21) and her live-in boyfriend, Charles “Jason” Darnell (34) – were found guilty today. Darnell could end up serving more time than Hare due to 6 prior felony convictions. He is not the biological father of the girl.
No details are readily availble about the relationship between the biological parents – was there one at all? when did it end? – but the good news is that Shaianna was being raised by one PENIS and one VAGINA which is what gawd demands -thus it is the way Floridians feel is superior.
Until 2008 the state of Florida had a ban on gay adoptions in place. In the defense of the ban, the state attorney general, Bill McCollum, hired an expert witness named George Rekers to testify. Rekers testified that gay people are “…incapable of providing a safe and stable home to adopted children”
Rekers was a founding member of NARTH (National Assn of Research and Therapy for Homosexuality) a supremacist organization that provides torture (aka reparative therapy) to people that are struggling with sexual identity issues.
This is the same kind of snake oil hogwash sold by people like presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann and her husband Marcus.
Shaianna might have been separated from her biological father, raised by her mother and her felon boyfriend, and killed by a wild animal in her bed – but at least she didn’t have to face being raised by an unsafe homosexual couple in an unstable home.
July 12, 2011 § 3 Comments
Breaking news from Garden Grove, CA in Orange County – the county in California that voted to defend “traditional” marriage by 58% in 2008, a 48-year-old woman drugged her husband, tied him up and cut off his penis yesterday.
Did he neglect to eat his peas? Was he not listening to President Obama yesterday?
Actually, maybe he shouldn’t have eaten his peas: “Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, who identified herself as the victim’s wife, told police she had drugged her husband’s dinner to make him sleepy…”
After the drugs took effect, Ms. Becker chopped off her husband’s pecker.
Did the Beckers vote to pass Prop 8 in 2008? Do they believe in the sacred tradition of traditional marriage?? Who knows? We do know that that “…Becker and her husband were going through a divorce and that she told officers he ‘deserved it.'”
He had it coming!
During incarceration, Ms. Becker may want to consider looking into the mail order services of “Dr.” Marcus Bachmann’s Christian Counseling Center in Minnesota.
ABC News looked into the claims that Bachmann’s Gay Torture clinic offers reparative therapy – a “pray away the gay” method of brainwashing people into supressing their sexual identity.
If the clinic is successful at helping LGBT people change their orientation, perhaps they can help Ms. Becker become a lesbian and avoid future conflicts with the penises in her life.
July 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
The National Organization for Marriage is ironing their overalls and abstaining from bathing in preparation for JULY 24 in New York State: the day gays will begin getting married!!
NOMies from all over will converge in a number of cities in NY State that day to express their resentment over having to share privileges with same-sex couples. A Facebook page and website and prayer circle jerk have all been organized. Archbishop Dolan is sure to be on the hunt for polyamorous couples and all traces of incest.
Between the pitchfork rallies, bonfires and weeping xtians (ahem, Brian Brown) AND the happy couples gathering to celebrate new found liberty, New York State will experience a massive shitstorm in two weeks.
Since the bill was passed and signed into law, the new mission of the supremacist organization NOM is to “Let The People Vote!” Because everyone knows that “the people” can always be counted on to run to the ballot box to vote against faggots: “Voters in 31 other states have been able to decide the definition of marriage for their states, but New Yorkers have been denied that right!”
And what fun is that?
NYers shouldn’t be left out of a one sided battle to enforce dominance and unwarranted supremacy upon a minority population. They’ve got to be allowed to march to the ballot box and do what Crybaby Brian and Maggie the Evil Queen tell them to do: Get the gays!! Preserve the privilege of the hetero majority!!
Never mind how often (and without any interference from religious organizations) the heterosexual population flouts the sacred tradition they impose upon the LGBT community. The supremacy of heterosexual relations should continue to be unchallenged in the eyes of NOM and their ignorant religionists. No rights for the gays – but preserve the rights of men like Otto Herrarte to enjoy the privilege of holy matrimony.
Otto Herrarte was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Friday for murder: “Herrarte used a butcher knife to cut the throats of his sleeping wife, Edna, 55, and 14-year-old son, Daniel, in 2009.” His surviving 16 yr-old son David spoke in court prior to sentencing. David told his father, “Even though you failed me, I still wish the best for you.”
Mr. Herrarte tried to convince the jury that he suffered from multiple personalities that caused him to commit the murders. Unfortunately for him, there was evidence of an extra marital relationship he was having with a co-worker as well as the exposure of the lies he told to David to try and cover up his actions.
This piece of shit – this adulterous, murdering, lying, husband, father, sick fuck – will spend the rest of his life in prison and STILL he will be allowed to legally remarry and divorce as many times as he wants to no matter what Maggie Gallagher, Ruben Diaz, Archbishop Dolan or Pope BrownShirt think, feel or say.
Those supremacist and bigoted side show freaks will focus only on the hatred and animus they can whip up to direct at same-sex couples that obey laws, pay their taxes, and raise children (or not) while ignoring the horrors that happen among privileged, legal, religiously exempt heterosexual families.
But that’s the price you pay in the US of A-hole’s frat house style of democracy. If you wanna play, you’ve gotta pay…and there is no shortage of idiots out there waiting to make people pay for demanding the privilege to live free of Biblical hogwash.
July 6, 2011 § 2 Comments
Three Marines based in southern California are accused of bilking the US Federal Government out of thousands of dollars a month after entering into “sham” marriages.
At the center of the so-called sham is a lesbian couple: Marine Cpl. Ashley Vice and Jaime Murphy. The two women had been dating for a few years and decided that they wanted to live together. Since the military offers a stipend to married couples that live off base – and their relationship is not considered legitimate – Vice found a male soldier to marry. Eighteen months later, Murphy found a male soldier of her own and married him.
Outside of those facts few other details are known. How far did the married couples go to create the appearance of a marriage? Did they share a home address with their husbands? How much official paperwork was provided that set up the ruse – if it was a true conspiracy – to keep the $1200 monthly stipend checks arriving regularly? How did this come to the attention of military officials earlier this year that made them begin an investigation?
These details are important to know because there is a decidedly heterosexist tone in the reporting of this story. The main source of coverage comes from a news report via KGTV an ABC affiliate in San Diego. In the broadcast of the story, reporter Preston Phillips sets up his interview with Vice and Murphy by saying that the couple was trying to access benefits that are available only to “true heterosexual couples.” Later he mentions that after the women had been dating for a few months they wanted to live off base “like a normal couple.”
The Marines might not consider a lesbian relationship to be a “normal couple” but those were Mr. Phillips’ words, not attributed to any military source. Furthermore, what exactly is a “true heterosexual couple?”
Since 1996 when Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (signed into law by President Bill Clinton) – followed by 40 states that passed their own version of DOMA – the main rules that define legitimate marriage involve gender and age. These women are presumably old enough to marry. They cannot marry each other because they are the same-sex so they married men.
What are the other rules that must be followed to identify a true heterosexual couple?
These women may have been having sex with each other, but since when does an extra-marital affair connote a false marriage – to an outside authority? No children have been mentioned in this story. In the event that neither of the married couples have offspring is that a red flag? Are true heterosexual couples legitimized by reproduction?
The ranting religious marriage definers in this country have been pounding their chests and stomping their feet demanding that the supposedly traditional definition of marriage – in the eyes of gawd, The Pope, and all that is holy – consists of one man and one woman. That is what these marriages were.
I wish Ms. Vice and Ms. Murphy were a bit more defiant in defense of their situation. After all, how many other “true heterosexual marriages” could be called into question when closely scrutinized?
One example that might not survive examination could be the marriage of former Idaho Senator Larry Craig and his wife. Craig married a woman and adopted her children but the couple never had children of their own. He was involved in a gay sex scandal in 2007 and there had been rumors of sexual relations with men for years. Is his a true heterosexual marriage?
A more recent example is found in the suspicions surrounding Minnesota Congresswoman and US Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann and her husband Marcus. Until recently, Marcus Bachmann was not widely known. Now that his wife has become a full time media hog and is more popular than ever, Marcus is beginning to get recognition.
Mr. Bachmann runs a Christian Counseling center in Minnesota. Although he denies that the center engages in therapy that claims to cure gay people and make them heterosexual, Mr. Bachmann has some strong opinions about homosexuality. He refers to gays as being barbarians and says they need to be educated about ways to be heterosexual (click the link). He says this in a minute long recording where we hear Marcus’ voice and he sounds a bit like Paul Lynde’s portrayal of Uncle Arthur from the classic TV show Bewitched:
Does the tone of his voice and his abhorrence of gayness mean Marcus Bachmann is gay or that his marriage to Michelle is a sham just like the marriages Marine Cpl. Ashley Vice and Jaime Murphy entered into?
Of course not.
Marcus Bachmann might be a very successful con-artist that has built a career around selling snake oil solutions to sexually conflicted people whether or not he ever sucked or sat on a cock. Unless Vice and Murphy were extremely lazy in the establishment of their legal marriages they too should be extended the same benefit of the doubt as any other adulterer, airport bathroom cock sucker or Christian carnival barker that protests too much.
How exactly do we define a “normal couple” in our sexually conflicted and morally opaque culture?