Homophobes and bigots


I wonder if American-Press columnist Jim Beam and LABI President Stephen Waguespack are comfortable having their columns prominently featured on a website that is so blatantly bigoted and homophobic? I guess we’ll soon find out.

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4 Responses to Homophobes and bigots

  1. Neil says:

    You have to wonder if Republicans who oppose marriage equality, in the back of their mind, ever consider the possibility of being viewed, in twenty or thirty years (if not sooner), the way we now view southern politicians like Russell, Eastland, Thurmond, Barnett, Wallace, etc. for their opposition to civil rights.


  2. Ryan Booth says:

    If questioning someone’s sexual orientation is “blatantly bigoted and homophobic,” then why has the gay community done it for so long in outing their own?


    • Taylor Huckaby says:

      Because there’s a unique hypocrisy in actively hiding one’s sexuality for the sake of public acceptance / career / politics.

      And the motivation in this article is to discredit or denigrate Ms. Brazile by associating her with a people group widely viewed in Louisiana as deginerate, sinful, corrupt or downright abominable. Second-class citizens– though by Louisiana calculus, being a black lesbian makes her something of a third-class citizen.

      The motivation from the gay lobby is (almost always with few exceptions) not cruel speculation for the purpose of casting aspersion– it is primarily a means to the end of exposing hypocrisy.

      Not to say that outing someone is ethical, or the right tactic to use. There are plenty of sane, thoughtful arguments for equality that can be made without resorting to outing.

      So saying all that, what argument are you making by pointing out that sometimes gay people may have done it with less than pure motivations? Is that any excuse for covering the actions and words of the Hayride? I’m amazed at the number of people who believe “You do it too” arguments actually further a position- especially when the motivations are entirely different.

      Look at arguments independently instead of relying on lazy rhetorical comebacks.


  3. Ken Burk says:

    Bob, When I clicked on the link and it brought me to The Hayride, I thought, “nah, I don’t really need to be here,” but I wound up reading the first line of a blob about Donna Bazille referring to her sexual orientation as “dubious”. I was totally perplexed as to why that would have any importance in the matter of whatever it was the author was complaining about. I suggested that next time he should mention that she is also an African American as it would appeal to a wider audience.

    On the list of recent articles there was a link to one abut you calling them homophobes and racists. I did not click on it as I have better things to do with my time. I assume, however, that they were owning it and not disputing it.


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