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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gay Sex = Domestic Terrorism

Posted by Dan Savage on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Blowing up innocent civilians, blowing innocent civilians—what's the difference? Says Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association:

Every time an HIV-infected male has sex with another male, it's essentially the same as plunging an infected heroin needle into his arm. He's passing on a potential death sentence, just as the Taliban seeks to do on a foreign battlefield.

Bryan seems to have a pretty active fantasy life—a fantasy life so fixated on gay sex that you can't help but wonder who's lifting his luggage.

Which reminds me: Charles Blow had a great column in Saturday's NYT about the number of Americans who perceive gay and lesbians relationships are "morally acceptable" passing the 50% mark for the first time. Also for the first time ever: more men say that same-sex relationships are morally acceptable than women. One of the reasons? Call it the Rekers' Effect:

Virulent homophobes are increasingly being exposed for engaging in homosexuality. Think Ted Haggard, the once fervent antigay preacher and former leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, and his male prostitute. (This week, Haggard announced that he was starting a new “inclusive” church open to “gay, straight, bi, tall, short,” but no same-sex marriages. Not “God’s ideal.” Sorry.) Or George Rekers, the founding member of the Family Research Council, and his rent boy/luggage handler. Last week, the council claimed that repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” would lead to an explosion of “homosexual assaults” in which sleeping soldiers would be the victims of fondling and fellatio by gay predators. In fact, there is a growing body of research that supports the notion that homophobia in some men could be a reaction to their own homosexual impulses. Many heterosexual men see this, and they don’t want to be associated with it. It’s like being antigay is becoming the old gay. Not cool.

So straight men are telling pollsters that they're okay with gay relationships because they don't want people thinking they're gay or anything. That kind of homophobia I can live with.

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