Monday, September 06, 2010
The Exodus Crazies and the Harper Cons
As you may know, Exodus is a weird Christianist group that tries to torture gay people into becoming straight, or so called "ex-gays."
Most of them are pathetic but harmless self loathing closet queens. Most of them, including their leaders, end up defecting, blowing each other, or apologizing for their actions.
But their so-called reparative therapy is both soul destroying and absurd, as this ex ex-gay recounts...
And some of them are truly evil and dangerous. One of their leaders helped whip up the vicious anti-gay pogrom in Uganda.
And so diseased and cowardly is their self loathing that they even go after gay kids. The ones who are dropped off on their door step by parents who have thrown them out of their homes, and told them not to come back until they're "cured."
And the ones who are bullied in schools.
You know how I feel about bullies. So you can understand why I feel like Joe does:
It's more than a little fucking sad that the same people who were likely brutalized for their homosexuality while in school are now campaigning to support their tormentors.
So you can imagine how disgusted I was to find out, thanks to some excellent work by my brother Mark at Slap Upside the Head, that in Canada these Christianist crazies are considered....wait for it.... a CHARITY !!!!
Can you believe that? Our tax dollars are subsidizing a group of Christianist quacks, who believe that gays need to be "cured," promote a psychologically damaging "therapy", and target anti-bullying programs.
Even though the bloody facts are staring them in the face.
"The opportunity for students to learn is diminished when they do not feel safe or supported at school. In addition to assault and harassment, gay, lesbian and bisexual students experience high rates of emotional distress, suicide attempts and substance abuse. These factors hinder their emotional and social development, as well as their ability to succeed in school.
So can we expect Stephen Harper's government to stop subsidizing Exodus, and do the right thing like they did in New Zealand? I doubt it eh?
Why? Because the Cons are foul bullies, and as Christianist and homophobic as the holy fruitcakes from Exodus.
Stephen Harper shares their views because he believes that people CHOOSE to be gay.
"Regarding sexual orientation...what we are really talking about is sexual behaviour."
House of Commons 2003
His Deputy Chief of Staff Darrel Reid was President of the virulently homophobic Focus on the Family (Canada) for five years. And FOTF is Exodus' closest buddy in arms. Then there are all the SoCon homophobes like Kenney, Toews, Day, and so many others.
How can we expect them to clip the wings of these self loathing freaks, when they are licking them like lollipops?
Oh well. In a country rotting from the head down it's important to do the right thing. Please follow Mark's Slap Action Plan.
Send out the message: gays don't need to be cured, bullies are bad. And we don't want our tax dollars used to subsidize torture and Christianist garbage.
Let's get rid of those SoCon bullies now.
And then get rid of the others....