Mass Coalition’s April 15th Patriots Day Rally on the Common
April 16, 2012
Last week in a statement, the Greater Boston Tea Party appealed to members not to attend the event on the Common. The statement said the Mass Tea Party Coalition appears to focus mainly on social issues, including opposition to gay marriage and abortion.
Well, that's putting it mildly, seeing as how these hate-mongers were invited to speak:
Rev. Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, one of the two Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) anti-gay hate groups that were invited to speak. The other certified anti-gay hate group invited to speak was Mass Resistance.
Lively is widely credited for sowing the seeds that created the “Kill The Gays” bill in Uganda, and amplifying anti-gay hate on the African continent. Lively is a “professional worldwide hunter of homosexuals and top proponent of ‘gay cure‘,” as Scott Wooledge at Daily Kos today described him.
Mass Resistance is perhaps among the most radical and fringe of the 18 groups featured on Southern Poverty Law Center’s anti-gay hate groups list, which is saying a lot. In 2006 and 2007 they pushed a repeal of Massachusetts’s marriage equality:
The group proposed language that lumped sexual orientation (which includes heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality) in with criminal behaviors like bestiality and polygamy. During legislative testimony supporting the amendment, Camenker falsely claimed that no homosexuals died in the Holocaust and that the pink triangle the Nazis forced imprisoned gays to wear actually signified Catholic priests.
So it seems that these speakers were so objectionable as to even scare away Boston's main teabagger group, who at long last does seem to have at least a shred of human decency. You know who doesn't, though?
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Massengill, seen here lionizing Andrew Breitbart
No, seriously, check it out (link)
Louie Gohmert apparently has no compunction about appearing on the same bill as the person who said:
"Even though probably the majority of homosexuals are not oriented towards young people, there is a significant number that are, especially the men…male homosexuality has historically been not adult to adult it has been adult to teenager"
And the guy who says:
Because Louie Gohmert knows no shame, has no sense of decency, is absolutely morally bankrupt in the depths of his rancid, repugnant soul. Much like his hero, Andrew Breitbart.The Big Lie technique (like other remnants of Nazism and the Nazi movement) has been a focus of the homosexual movement since it coalesced in the late 1980s
Seriously, what the fuck is a United States Congressman doing on a dais with venomous, lying hatemongers like Scott Lively and Brian Camenker? I know Gohmert has no dignity personally, but what of the reputation of the US Congress? Oh, right. Never mind.
Speaking of the Boston Teabagger Rally: