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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Well now I'm scared!

Two stories caught my eye today that are sort of related and together they have me just scared all to pieces!

Story Number One:

Bradlee Dean: Gays Commit Half Of All Murders




On this weekend’s edition of Sons of Liberty Radio, hosts Bradlee Dean and Jake McMillan claimed that gay people are responsible for half of all murders committed in large US cities, among other crimes. After Dean said that homosexuality and abortion are the “last two stages that a country takes before God judges that country,” McMillan charged that “half of the murders in large cities were committed by homosexuals


Okay, I'm not sure exactly who Bradlee Dean is except I know he's the guy who tried to sue Rachel Maddow for quoting his exact words which is obviously just textbook slander, so I typed him into the Google.
First off, he looks like this:

  
Credibility!
 

Secondly, he runs some gawd-awful organization called "You Can Run But You Can't Hide," which I assume is meant to sound that threatening.
According to Wikipedia: You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International (YCRBYCHI) is a United States Christian youth ministry that holds assemblies, including music concerts and discussions with students, in public schools. Founded by Bradlee Dean in 2008. . . YCRBYCHI's mission statement is: "To reshape America by re-directing the current and future generations both morally and spiritually through education, media, and the Judeo-Christian values found in our U.S. Constitution

Why a group that aims to direct children morally and spiritually would have a name that sounds exactly like a death threat, I don't know. But it's pretty safe to assume that Bradlee Dean is a huge asshole. The kind of huge asshole who would say things like Gays commit half the murders. Or:
Dean wondered if gay people are “thinking to themselves, ‘These people are really falling for this.” But of course gay rights are gaining ground, Dean claimed, since “they got their homo in office,” and have “infiltrated” the White House.


Aaaanyway. . . I was a bit skeptical about this statistic. Half the murders? That seemed impossible since if you add up all the murders committed by all the gay and lesbian folks I know, they total up to less than one. I couldn't understand how they were able to kill so many people, what with being such a small percentage of the population and what-not. Fortunately, Article Number Two clarified things for me.

Robertson: Gay People Deliberately Spread HIV/AIDS By Cutting People With Special Rings

Oh, now I get it! Thank goodness insane fuckwit Pat Robertson is around to explain these things.

Thinking makes my head hurt!

“You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said. “Really. It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder."

Holy fucking shit, Pat Robertson is a vile little owl-casting of a human being. Who would say something like that?
Is this even worth refuting?
A: most gay men do NOT have HIV or AIDS.
B: People who do have HIV/AIDS do not want anyone else to ever have it ever. Just like people who have cancer don't want anyone else to get cancer or people with ALS don't want anyone else to suffer ALS. You've heard the expression "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy?" That's how people with HIV/AIDS feel about HIV/AIDS.
C: Name one. Name one incident where someone shook hands with another person and got cut with a special ring. There must be a police report somewhere, right? So go ahead. Name one.


**CRICKETS**

But maybe we should err on the side of caution. From now on, I'm not shaking hands with any gay guys. I'm going straight in for the hug. Can't be too careful!