“You’re looking at legislation that is going to make sure that when you are talking about sexuality with students that it is age appropriate,” said Matthew Parsons, a father of seven children and founder of the group “Something Better.”
He says he’s in favor of the proposed bill that avoids talking about homosexuality to kids so young.
“If we’re talking about homosexuality, we are talking about specific acts that are going to be unhealthy for anybody to engage in outside of marriage.”
The bill, known as House Bill 229 or Senate Bill 49, says in part: “No public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.”
And…what “specific acts” would you need to talk about, Mr. Parsons? Kissing? Hugging? Being in love? Thinking someone is attractive? Please, throw me a fucking bone here, ‘cause I’m lost.
Not talking about gayness won’t make it go away!
So, with this logic, if I stick my fingers in my ears and hum that will that make these bill creators go away?
“The homosexual lifestyle signifies the triumph of neo-pagan Epicureanism. By its very nature, homosexuality cannot fulfill the primary function of sex: procreation and the reproduction of the human race. It is inherently a socially barren act. A homosexual society is a childless one - doomed to extinction.”—
This is a great example of a homophobe assuming everyone is as gay as they are and that if gay marriage is legalized, everyone will give into their internal desires to vigorously scissor another woman or put another dude’s penis in their mouth and men and women will never again fuck each other.
I hate to burst this crazy guy’s bubble, but if gay marriage is legalized, I’ll still love dick and probably will one day trick some guy into putting a baby in me. Who other people are and are not making out with will have absolutely no bearing on the fact that I’m not gay. Lots of people aren’t gay. Christ.
By that theory, a purely heterosexual society is also doomed to extinction. If every man and woman copulate and procreate all the damn time, we’ll strain our resources and ultimately overpopulate the world. The gays are just trying to save our species! Sheesh!
“That discussion was one of the most intense conversations I’ve ever had in a business meeting,” Lady Gaga said. “Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past … our relationship is hinged upon their reform in the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made supporting those [antigay] groups.”
lately i’ve been taking time off from writing this blog and assessing my happiness levels. i have found that the fewer political blogs i read, the happier i am. the less i listen to ignorant pricks sound off about things they know nothing about, the better i sleep. the less i listen to…
You’ll be missed love, but I feel you. Good luck in everything.
Hi! We are currently looking for any and all forms of help with organizing and promoting International Walk for Choice 2011! You do not have to be near a local event to help us out. STFUConservatives is already on board and we have activists around the globe organizing walks. Please get in touch ASAP if you would like to help out in any way that you can!
Raven Geary (thehumorlessfeminist.tumblr.com)
Hey! Sorry for the delay (life attacked me) but I’m all for this. Any readers who are not pro-choice I hope this doesn’t ostracize you from this blog (as this isn’t the focus) but I do challenge you to look through STFU, Sexists; thehumorlessfeminist.tumblr.com, or Rabble Pro-choice and ask them to explain their positions. Maybe you’ll learn something you never knew.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Friday announced the appointment of veteran public health and AIDS physician Gregory Pappas as director of the city’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA).
Pappas, who is gay, has held a wide range of AIDS and public health-related positions over the past 25 years, including a post as adviser to U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher during the Clinton administration. He served as contributing author to the strategic plan for U.S. international emergency relief for AIDS in developing countries during the Bush administration.
In his most recent position as a global health consultant, he has served, among other things, as medical adviser to the Silver Spring, Md.-based National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA).
“I think this is the best appointment in the agency’s history,” said Frank Oldham, NAPWA’s executive director, who served as head of the D.C. AIDS office from 1993-1994, when it was called the Agency for HIV/AIDS.
“With his medical expertise and certainly his HIV/AIDS expertise, he understands the various populations – people of color, gay men of all colors, and the huge issue of AIDS among African-American women,” Oldham said. “This is a phenomenal appointment, and I really think we’re going to see a huge difference in saving lives from AIDS and a decrease in HIV infections in the District.”
Pappas, a longtime D.C. resident, served as an assistant to Dr. Mohammed Akter, Gray’s appointee as director of the Department of Health, when Akter served as the D.C. Commissioner of Public Health from 1991-1994.
Akter held that position during the administration of then-Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly and reported directly to Gray, who then headed the D.C. Department of Human Services. At the time, the human services department had jurisdiction over health issues.
HAHSTA is currently an arm of the Department of Health and its director reports to the DOH director.
Pappas will replace Dr. Nnemdi Kamanu Elias, who has served as acting director of HAHSTA since Mayor Adrian Fenty named her to the post last July. Fenty appointed Elias to the position after Dr. Shannon Hader, who held the director’s job for more than three years, abruptly resigned.
According to biographical information released by the mayor’s office, Pappas served recently as a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development on mental health and HIV programs. He has also worked with the National Medical Association to improve African-American physicians’ ability to serve patients who are men who have sex with men.
His international heath work includes service as chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. In his work with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Pappas designed monitoring and evaluation plans for anti-retroviral programs in nine African countries and countries in the Caribbean.
He received a degree in medicine and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Among the jobs he held upon moving to D.C. was the post of faculty member at Howard University Medical School.
“Homosexuality is illegal in eighty countries and punishable by death in five. Four hundred years after Shakespeare penned Romeo and Juliet, the real tragedy is that human beings are still not free to love each other as they choose.”—Reclaiming the F Word, Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune (via petitefeministe)
This video (parody of Old Spice) was a sketch on an Australian TV show last year during our federal elections. The Chaser are a notorous satire group who had a semi-long running show on the ABC. Anyway, this piece made it into their last season.