Monday, November 10, 2008

Is Gay the new Black?

Click here to listen to today's Radio or Not (runtime 31:12)

Of course I'm being facetious with the title of today's entry but, honestly, if Focus on the Family had it's way, the bigotry that used to be acceptable with a wink and a nod would just transfer to a new second-class of citizens.

This weekend, I was exposed to a piece of pornography put out by this group that enjoys 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and purports to be preaching the word of God, yet they put out a vile piece of propaganda to their faithful prior to the election in the form of a letter from "2012 in Obama's America" which was filled with bigotry, hate and lies. This is the definition of hypocrisy in my book.

I read portions of this in the second part of today's podcast. The first part includes an interview with Judge David Young, a former Circuit Court Judge from Miami who stepped down from the bench to host The Judge David Young Show on TV. As a judge and an openly gay man, I thought he was a good person to talk with about the constitutional amendments that passed on November 4, taking rights away from a whole class of citizens.

I railed against Focus on the Family, and the Mormon, Catholic and other churches that participated in urging their paritioners to vote in favor of discriminating against gays (and took any other political positions at all), and it is my belief that all such groups should immediately lose their tax-exempt status.

The IRS has a complaint process, should you care to avail yourself of it here. They sure don't make the form you have to submit easy to find, so I found it for you. Download Form 13909 here.

Click here to listen to today's Radio or Not (runtime 31:12)