Lesbian.com, May 30, 2012
Pride season is upon us and that means it’s time for Disney Orlando’s Gay Days. For over 20 years gays, lesbians and their supporters have been donning red t-shirts and flocking to the Magic Kingdom in early June. This year’s event, scheduled for June 2, has drawn the ire of the conservative Florida Family Association (FFA) which plans to “warn” others about the event via the same method beach bars advertise to sun worshipers by hiring an airplane to drag a banner across the sky. Instead of touting a discount beer bucket offer, the banner will read, “Warning Gay Day at Disney 6/2.” No points awarded for creativity on that one.
FFA’s website claims that the banner is the “most cost effective way to warn families before they,” among other things, “expose their children to same-sex revelry.” Yes, that same-sex revelry is a force with which to be reckoned and one best avoided lest the wee ones start asking difficult questions such as, “Mommy, why are so many people wearing red t-shirts?”
J.C. Penney taunts critics yet again
J.C. Penney should be hearing from those One Million Moms again any minute now. After infuriating the group earlier this year by naming Ellen DeGeneres their national spokeswoman and fanning the flames again this month with their “lesbian moms ad,” national retailer J.C. Penney has announced that it will feature a gay male couple with children as part of their June catalog.
In a tribute to Fathers’ Day, the ad pictures “real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children Claire and Mason,” and features the copy, “First Pals: What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver — all rolled into one. Or two.”
J.C. Penney shared no information as to what they’ll do next in order to exasperate the 40,000 women who have grandiosely branded themselves One Million Moms.
Tiny tot warbles hate-filled tune
North Carolina Pastor Charles Worley must be breathing a sigh of relief. His 15 minutes of morally offensive fame have apparently passed and been surpassed. Worley received nationwide attention recently when a video of a sermon in which he proposed the interment of gays and lesbians within the confines of an electrified fence went viral. But a new video has appeared on the religious hate-monger scene, garnering both disgust and disappointment as the featured player appears to be a young boy of no more than five years old.
In a clear demonstration of parental indoctrination, the young boy takes the stage at Indiana’s Apostolic Truth Tabernacle to sing:
“The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven;
Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven.”
The performance is met by wild congregational applause and one man is heard to boast, “That’s my boy,” as if the child just scored the winning touchdown in the state championship football game. Unlike Worley’s case where the offender was a wholly unsympathetic character, this latest example of religion gone wrong leaves critics with mixed emotions, disgusted by the content of the song, but wanting to scoop up and rescue the little boy from his bigoted upbringing.