Wednesday, April 1, 2009


And Now, one of the many reasons Atlanta, GA is the new music capitol of the world:

The Black Lips
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The American family Association

Somehow, these loonies got my e-mail address, so my inbox keeps getting filled up with stuff like this:

'Bisexual' teacher invites students to same-sex ceremony

I'm not sure why the word "bisexual" is in quotes. Maybe they think that bisexuality is fictional? At any rate, the headline is clearly meant to shock and horrify the reader. It seems to be taken for granted that anyone on the mailing list will be terrified by the thought of students possibly seeing two men kiss!

The Article Begins:

A self-proclaimed bisexual male teacher in New York has invited his seventh-grade students and their parents to witness his commitment ceremony to another man.
Okay, what's with the "self-proclaimed"? What is that? Is there some dispute as to the legitimacy of the guy's designation as a switch-hitter? Is there some organization that's supposed to officially verify his status?

The New York Times reports 32-year-old Chance Nalley gave slips of paper to his entire seventh-grade class at Columbia Secondary School, inviting them to the upcoming ceremony
Frank Russo of the American Family Association of New York calls the Times' report biased. "If a secularist teacher in a school invited his or her students over to a ritual of initiation into becoming a Christian and invited his students to attend this, I could just imagine the hullabaloo that you'd see," he contends, "and The New York Times would not report it in the same fashion as it reported this."

Okay, so the secularist teacher would have to invite his students to the ritual, AND invite them to attend? That's how the scenario would work? And there is no greater evidence of the Times bias than the hullabaloo imagined by Frank Russo. That does it for me, cancel my subscription! Gosh, I hope frank Russo never imagines me having an affair. My wife would divorce me!
Clearly the Times would not report the imaginary occurrence in the same way as the actual one. How do I know? Because Frank Russo has declared it to be so!

Russo admits he struggles to understand Nalley's motives behind the invitations.

Yeah, I'm guessing that Frank struggles to understand a lot of things.

Frank Russo AFA of NY

For a teacher to invite his students -- seventh graders, typically 12-years-old, possibly 13 -- to attend a gay marriage is mind-boggling to me that he would do that."

One imagines that Frank's mind is often boggled. Seriously Frank, what you don't understand would fill the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

The family advocate is also encouraging parents not to take their children to a ceremony that he believes "honors" a gender identity disorder.

Gender Identity Disorder? Those are awfully big words, Frank. I'm pretty sure you're not qualified to make that diagnosis. How can I be so sure ? Well, for starters, you got it wrong.
here is what WebMD has to say about Gender Identity disorder.

Adults with gender identity disorder often display the following symptoms:

  • Desire to live as a person of the opposite sex.
  • Desire to be rid of their own genitals.
  • Dressing and behaving in a manner typical of the opposite sex.
  • Withdrawal from social interaction and activity.
  • Feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety.
See? Nothing in there about bisexuality. In fact, a commitment ceremony is kind of the opposite of "withdrawal from social interaction."
How about this? Instead of encouraging parents to keep their kids away from the ceremony, how about you have a nice cool glass of shut the fuck up, and the parents can decide for themselves whether to be hateful and bigoted? Hmm? How would that be? Nice glass of shut the fuck up? Doesn't that sound nice, hmm? Shut the fuck up?