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Old 01-25-2007, 01:35 PM   #46
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Oh I hope not. I soooo want it to be a joke. Please.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:15 PM   #47
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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.
Someone needs to watch Borat again, IMHO.

Seriously, I'm puzzled as to how anyone could look at the hamfisted garble of religion portrayed by his websites--featuring a "congregant" praying with a rosary at an ostensibly evangelical church, no Bible verses in sight, the nonsense about his "Anabaptist preacher" father who "bless his soul, moved us over to New Orleans...there he established a small church and we had a pretty good old time" (right, that's exactly how Mennonites talk, and they're usually soooo into that Moral Majority and "our Republican Party" stuff)--and think this guy could be a "religious bigot." If you're going to argue that he really is a "bigot with a sense of humor," then it makes a lot more sense to argue that he's the nonreligious variety of homophobe, which would explain the inability to fake a credible denominational slant. Not that I think that makes much sense, either....
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definitely fake, definitely a joke. Too many giveaways. He doesn't play any of the instruments.

CHOPS? Come on. Fake, fake fake.
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Ted Nugent (loin cloth).

LOL!
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Disgusting.
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The guy in this link sure looks like the culprit.

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Who needs religion when you have medicine?

http://www.hetracil.com/

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Hetracil is the most widely prescribed anti-effeminate medication in the United States, helping 16 million Americans who suffer from Behavioral Effeminism and Male Homosexuality Disorder.
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So this was about "gay" songs or bands? I'm confused
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So this was about "gay" songs or bands? I'm confused
Yes, it's the same website(s). See the links I posted on the second page.
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The guy in this link sure looks like the culprit.

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Probably. Although he's declined to offer any public response to that accusation so far, which does make sense...if he still intends to proceed with "rolling out the CHOPS program," or for that matter avoiding the full wrath of the many people who were more infuriated than amused by the whole thing, it would be in his best interests to capitalize on what little perceived ambiguity is left.

My questions about the whole thing...

1) What was/were his intended audience(s), and what (if any) message did he intend to convey?
2) Did he fully succeed in reaching that audience and conveying that message (again, if any)? If not, why?
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That so-called medicine is sick.
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My questions about the whole thing...

1) What was/were his intended audience(s), and what (if any) message did he intend to convey?
2) Did he fully succeed in reaching that audience and conveying that message (again, if any)? If not, why?
I was talking to my Steve about this whole thing as few days ago. He looks at it as an artist, and the piece as performance art of some sort. He pointed out that no matter what the artist's intentions, the audience will shape the art into something else and the artist at times can lose control of the art. (I'm paraphrasing him here.)

yolland, your comment I've quoted brought Steve's comments to mind again.
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