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Old 01-24-2007, 08:42 AM   #31
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Indeed! Although, I gotta agree with the warning about Frank Sinatra.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:44 AM   #32
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I really think its a joke!

I the gay bands page. Does it make me a sinner that I love so many of them?! hahaha

I love how Morrissey is "questionable" Wow, don't listen to much of his lyrics do ya?

and where is U2 on that list? They love the man on man action!
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Why is Ghostface Killah on that list??
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Elton John (really gay)

He's listed twice so that has to mean something...
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Old 01-24-2007, 03:51 PM   #35
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The one thing that's different about this is his "God hates a Fag" line. No one promoting any sort of ministry, no matter how offensive and ridiculous, would say "God hates a..."




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"Oscar Wilde, my hero, was a reformed homosexual. He went to prison for his sins. Once he was alone with his thouhgts, in jail, he saw the errors of his ways and repented. He died as a Christian. While I'm not advocating jailing all Homosexuals, I do think it would benefit them greatly. It would be for their own good. When a person is forced to think they will generally be able to see their problems and solve them by themselves."

I don't know whether to or .
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But that's not a "ministry", it looks like some kind of march (or something Photoshoped).



It all very well could be a joke (I hope), but I've seen ads of a similar nature in conservative Christian magazines and other publications. It's really sick. There really are groups that think it's their God-given mission to "reform" homosexuals.
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No, those are members of Fred Phelps' tribe of mutant inbred bigots aka the Westboro "Baptist" Church. But yeah, they don't have anything resembling a "ministry"--on the contrary, they live in a walled compound and limit their "outreach" activities to picketing soldiers' funerals ("The hell with your flag, the hell with your fag army, your fag courts, your fag-run government" etc.) and the like. I'm sure they were in part an inspiration for the lyrics, though.
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But that's not a "ministry", it looks like some kind of march (or something Photoshoped).


google Fred Phelps. he's well known for his "God Hates Fags" marches.

he's very fringe, but he does exist.

and i see several of them at any random DC anti-War rally. they think that America was attacked, and that society is crumbling, because of things like homosexuality and abortion. that we've fallen so far from the Bible that 9-11 was God's punishment.

and in that, they have a shocking amount in common with the Taliban.

and such right wing poster boys as Dinesh D'Souza.
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In so many ways America was attacked for the reasons that Phelps says.
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In so many ways America was attacked for the reasons that Phelps says.


and it's nice to see the Religious Right taking cultural suggestions from the jihadists.
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And both should be staunchly opposed by those who value liberty.
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And both should be staunchly opposed by those who value liberty.



but that would be *gasp* religious discrimination!
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DaveC, were you being serious? Either way, you're comments leave me quite baffled.
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Dan Savage weighs in:

[q]Donnie Davies: A New Theory
Posted by DAN SAVAGE on January 24 at 21:36 PM


There are two operative theories about Donnie “God Hates a Fag” Davies:

1. It’s a hoax! “God Hates a Fag,” “there’s no back door” to heaven, the pink shirt, the ‘stache. Ha ha. It’s an elaborate, hilarious joke, a deadly send-up of the religious right, the ex-gay movement, anti-gay ranters. Davies doesn’t meant it, doesn’t believe a word he’s saying. Or singing. What a kidder!

2. It’s not a hoax! Donnie is completely sincere—sincerely nuts, but completely sincere. He’s not an evangelical, but a fundamentalist, dripping with compassion and concern. And hate. Hate, hate, hate. But Davies doesn’t realize how hilariously idiotic he is. Still a hater. What an asshole!

I’d like to propose a third possible theory…

Donnie Davies is a kidder and an asshole.

Are you with me? It’s a hoax but Davies—or the man playing him—mean every last word. Davies is trying to be funny—heaven’s “back door,” thanking Andrew Sullivan for “getting behind [him],” kneeling next to the guy at the control board—but he means it when sings “God hates a fag.” He may not be ex-gay (those desperate dudes don’t have a sense of humor about their predicament), but a straight religious bigot with a sense of humor. We’re watching this video—all of us secular urban hipsters—because it’s hilarious. Which means that Donnie, through the use of humor, is reaching people that he might not otherwise. And his message is this: Laugh your asses off, sinners, but the bible says a man should not lay with a man.

So here’s where I’m at as of tonight: This is not a hoax. Donnie Davis is engaged in a deadly serious effort—a seriously successful effort—to spread the fundy message about homosexuality (it’s a choice, god hates it) through the intentional use of humor.

And we’re all complicit! Yikes![/q]
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