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Another Day, Another Homophobic Jackass October 6, 2010

Posted by Skippy in Gay and Lesbian Issues, Rants.
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Fig. 1: I cannot wait for this man to get caught in bed with another dude.

According to dimwit “evangelical” douchebag David Barton, the government should “regulate” homosexuality:

Barton: We’re a health-conscious people, no question …

Green: We are, very.

Barton: We have a Department of Health and Human Services; we have health care bills; we have health insurance and we’re trying to stop all unhealthy things so we’re going after transfats and we’re going after transparency in labeling to make sure we get all the healthy stuff in there. And we’re going after school lunch programs and we’re trying to get juices in schools and Cokes out of schools and snack machines out of schools. And we’re trying to tell McDonalds what they can use and how they can cook their french fries because it’s unhealthy. And we’ve got cigarettes and trying to get them off and raising the taxes so high that nobody will smoke them, ‘cause that’s unhealthy. And hard liquor; that’s unhealthy, we can’t do that. And salt, man, we’ve got to have salt-free diets, so we have to post the potassium, salt and all the different types of salt … just everything, obesity, overweight, we are so doggone health conscious because we want to live healthy because, among other things, it makes your health care a whole lot cheaper. You live a healthy life, no question it’s a lot cheaper …

Green: Which is typically the excuse for the Federal Government claiming we have the responsibility here, or we have the authority I should say …

Barton: … to tell you how to live a healthy lifestyle. So if I got to the Centers for Disease Control and I’m concerned about health, I find some interesting stats there and this should tell me something about health.

Homosexual/bi-sexual individuals are seven times to contemplate or commit suicide. Oooh, that doesn’t sound very healthy.

Homosexuals die decades earlier than heterosexuals. That doesn’t sound healthy.

Nearly one-half of practicing homosexuals admit to five hundred or more sex partners and nearly one-third admit to a thousand or more sex partners in a lifetime.

Green: Wow.

Barton: That doesn’t sound very healthy.

Homosexuals have an HIV prevalence sixty times higher than the general population.

Homosexuals have Hepatitis B virus five to six times more often and Hepatitis C virus infections about two times more often than the regular population.

Homosexuals are less than three percent of the population but they account for sixty-four percent of the syphilis cases.

I mean, you go through all this stuff, sounds to me like that’s not very healthy. Why don’t we regulate homosexuality?

Green: I was about to say, now wait a minute, they want to either regulate or outlaw things like transfats and all those things you mentioned earlier …

Barton: I got news for you, salt won’t cut decades off your life. But we regulate salt. And transfats are not going to cut decades off your life, but we’ll regulate that.

Green: But here they do the opposite, they promote it.

Barton: Oh wait, this will cut decades off your life? Let’s get this taught in kindergarten and on up … wait a minute, I thought we were into being health conscious? This is so oxymoronic and it really is dangerous.

There is a piece I want to read out of an 1814 legal work on why – and this is without all of the medical evidence back there – but this is why homosexuality was not promoted …

Green: What date did you say there?

Barton: 1814.

Green: A lot of people thing this is an issue that has not been dealt with before. I’ve heard you talk about George Washington dealing with it in the military …

Barton: 1778 … so this is an 1814 legal work on why we didn’t promote homosexuality:

If we reflect on the dreadful consequences of sodomy to a state, and on the extent to which this abominable vice may be secretly carried on and spread, we cannot, on the principles of sound policy, consider the punishment as too severe. For if it once begins to prevail, not only will boys be easily corrupted by adults, but also by other boys; nor will it ever cease; more especially as it must thus soon lose all its shamefulness and infamy and become fashionable and the national taste; and then . . . national weakness, for which all remedies are ineffectual, most inevitably follow; not perhaps in the very first generation, but certainly in the course of the third or fourth. . . . To these evils may be added yet another, viz. that the constitutions of those men who submit to this degradation are, if not always, yet very often, totally destroyed, though in a different way from what is the result of whoredom.

Whoever, therefore, wishes to ruin a nation, has only to get this vice introduced; for it is extremely difficult to extirpate it where it has once taken root because it can be propagated with much more secrecy . . . and when we perceive that it has once got a footing in any country, however powerful and flourishing, we may venture as politicians to predict that the foundation of its future decline is laid and that after some hundred years it will no longer be the same . . . powerful country it is at present.

Green: Wow.

Barton: 1814.

Green: I’ve actually seen you give statistics on what happens in nations that adopt homosexuality and homosexual marriage and how quickly that nation does deteriorate.

Barton: Now this was 1814, but there was a study done back in the 1920s and it looked at eighty-some odd nations and those rejected sexual regulation like with homosexuality, none of them lasted past the third generation from the time that they embraced it. So how ever many it looked at …

Green: … confirmed exactly what that study in 1814 said.

Barton: Exactly, and that’s a century later. And now here the CDC is saying “here’s a really unhealthy lifestyle” and we’re saying “great, let’s promote it in schools and lets protect it in law.”

Green: Unbelievable.

“Unbelievable” is right. It’s unbelievable that an idiot like Barton would continue to use the phrase “lifestyle” as though there is some uniform “gay lifestyle” that all gays somehow buy into. It’s unbelievable that this idiot would focus solely on male homosexuality. It is unbelievable that this idiot would characterize homosexuality—a person’s innate sexual orientation—to a person’s eating habits. It is unbelievable that this imbecile is so damned stupid as to trot out old sawhorses that have been knocked down time and time and time again. It is unbelievable to me that this putrid pestilential prick actually invoked an 1814 “legal work” as though every legal precedent from the 19th century still has standing—let’s ask this jackass about legal works about race and gender from 1814 and see what he has to say. It is unbelievable to me that this dimwitted douchnozzle has the unmitigated temerity to say that, “unregulated,” homosexuality would “destroy” the U.S. in “three generations.” What in the hot hell does that even mean, anydamnway? There’ve been homosexuals in this country since before 1776—if Barton’s punitive, homicidal sky-daddy was going to destroy the nation just because guys like porking other guys or gals like boinking other gals, why would he need to wait “three generations”?

Mind you, this lifeform claims some kind of historical expertise—but doesn’t have any formal training in history or law. He has a B.A. in religious education from Oral Roberts University. Frankly, that degree’s probably not worth the paper it’s printed on. Nevertheless, he’s a darling of the evangelical “right”—I suppose its because bigoted Christofascists like to have people with a veneer of intelligence, which is ironic, because these same fascistic theocratic troglodytes love to bleat about “faith” and plead from ignorance. If there’s anything that will bring about the destruction of the nation, it will be people like Barton and those who follow him, because what they will wind up initiating is another Holocaust.

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Comments»

1. EEB - October 7, 2010

All I really have to say is, “Where’s _MY_ 500 sexual partners?”

Skippy - October 7, 2010

You haven’t paid the requisite dues to the Gay Community, so you won’t receive your 500 sexual partners until you’ve become current. 😉


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