Friday, January 09, 2009

Pat Boone: "Hate is hate, in India or America"

by Dick Mac

Pat Boone supported Proposition 8, and opposes the notion that homosexuals should be treated fairly under the law. He recently published a diatribe in which he likens American taxpayers who protest for fair treatment under the law with the terrorists who attacked Mumbai, India.

Boone thinks that tax-paying, church-going, law-abiding, American taxpayers who exercise their First Amendment rights are terrorists.

Boone, of course, is promoting some wacky brand of Christianity that has no basis in Christ's teachings, nor in the fundamental dynamic of every religion: love. We should start referring to Boone's brad of religion as Americanism, because this brand of Christianity practiced by right-wingers, er, wrong-wingers really has taken on a uniquely American bent: loaded with politicism, electoral jingo, and hate. Just like the American wrong-wing has been spewing since the 1950s; and it has little resemblance to actual Christianity.

When I lived in Florida in the mid-1970s, it was popular for wrong-wingers to display the bumper sticker "Kill A Queer For Christ" on their vehicles. Pat Boone's brand of Americanism promotes this sort of behavior, and this sort of behavior leads to violence against homosexuals.

Pat Boone is a menace to American freedom. His brand of hateful Americanism is bad for all living things. These wrong-wingers who wrap themselves in the flag and the christus do as much to hurt America as Saudi-funded terrorists and supply-side theorists.

Boone's brand of hatred promotes violence against those Americans least able to defend themselves, and anti-homosexual rhetoric over the centuries has led to thousands of deaths of people who should be left alone to live their lives in peace.

Boone can say he opposes violence, but his words of hate and intolerance promote violence in every way.

I hope more famous Americans like Brad Pitt, whom Boone denounces in his hateful article, will speak-out in support of the rights of homosexuals.

You can read Boone's article Hate is hate, in India or America, if you like.





2 comments:

AKA Ted Faigle said...

Stupid is stupid in India or America: I read that stupid assed article you linked - as much as I could, anyway, without throwing up. Patty B. says that the call for a boycott of businesses who supported Proposition 8 is hateful. I wonder what he thinks about the Christian anti-Choice group that has for years been organizing a boycott of organizations and businesses that support Planned Parenthood? http://www.fightpp.org/ For a price this group will sell you their list of boycott targets with names of owners with their home addresses and phone numbers. Here are some of the named groups: Abode software, Allstate insurance company,
Alzheimer's Association, American Automobile Association (AAA),
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Cancer Society,American Diabetes Association, Audubon Society, Bank of America, Camp Fire USA, CCA Global (the parent of Carpet One and other flooring stores), Chevron, CIGNA, Comcast, Dr. Phil Foundation, DuPont, eBay and PayPal, Four Seasons Hotels, Giovanni's Room (Bookstore & Mail Order), Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, March of Dimes, March of Dimes and UNICEF, Marriott, MDA,
MS Society, Nationwide insurance, NEA, Nike, OSI Restaurants (which includes Outback Steakhouse), Outward Bound West, Rotary International, Sears and Kmart,
Sierra Club, Sonic, Sprint, Texaco,
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Time Warner, Walt Disney, Wawa convenience stores
Wells Fargo, Whole Foods, Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA)

Notice the number of worthwhile charitable groups on the list. Why doesn't Booner say anything about the hatefull assholes calling for this boycott? Oh yeah - he's one of them.

Anonymous said...

AKA Ted Faigle, sounds a bit crazy to me.