Skip to comments.Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states
Posted on 04/26/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.
Decades after groups used boycotts, marches, sit-ins, pickets and mass rallies to end legalized racial segregation and push for equal protection for blacks, the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning a new kind of civil rights movement. Its one based on using chats and front-porch visits between relatives and friends to foster an environment more welcoming toward people of all sexual orientations.
The idea is simple, and its borne out in polls: People are less likely to oppose expanded rights and acceptance if they know and care for someone whos gay. Activists hope thats particularly true in a region that values hospitality.
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Hey boy, you gat a pretty mouth....
Let me hear ya squeal lika a pig
And yet these “persons” claim that they are not forcing their perverse lifestyle down America’s throat.
Yeah, what could go wrong with this plan?
For what it’s worth, a good friend of my wife is “lesbian” and lives in Mississippi.
For what it’s worth, she has never said anything about a negative social climate, or difficulties in being gay in the deep south. For what it’s worth, she moved there from up north, and to the contrary, has talked about how warm and friendly the south is by comparison.
She’s openly gay, and lives with a woman partner. And she has nothing bad to say about the allegedly bad climate for gays in Mississippi.
Full throttle sodomy—it MUST be celebrated and endorsed by America’s families, churches, governments.
If they know and care for someone whos gay — decent people will encourage that person to get treatment for that maladjustment.
Did you hear that? What was it?
Sounded like banjos.
Perhaps those who have escaped the lifestyle ought to speak out loudly and confront the propaganda artists. But they are often shouted down.
They are people now so equal ,so they want more ? Children is what they really want
They'll likely find out the hard way about, "southern hospitality", if they try preaching queerdom to the wrong group of "good ole boys".
“They got fancy bikes.”
“That’s some Yankee queers.”
I hear banjo music
I hear banjo music
Missed it by that much....
“chats and front-porch visits”. Hows that going to work? Won’t work where I live. Folks don’t chat with strangers and any strangers that show up on the front porch are greeted with a shot gun.
Drew: Goddamn, you play a mean banjo.
That will change if these people come down there to try to stir things up.
Being acquainted or even related to someone gay is one thing. Being deeply familiar with their actual conduct behind closed doors is another thing entirely. This is the gap in comprehension that activists are exploiting, since most straights really don’t want to know, and usually project their own sentimental notions onto gays, regardless of the actual facts. Behind closed doors are significantly higher rates of pathology and abuse for significant numbers of participants in the lifestyle.
Mountain Man: Looks like we got us a sow here instead of a boar.
Methinks that's precisely what they want.
Just like during the 1960s with the Civil Rights Movement.
That’s part of what got their panties in a twist over the Duck Dynasty issue. Phil Robertson talked about the male anus and talked about sex activity. Generally, we don’t hear about “gay” sexual activities, we only hear that we are “homophobic” if we want to deny them “equal” rights.
Rednecks don’t go looking for trouble. She pals around with a female friend, rednecks don’t go shouting about what they might be doing in bed. Private gossip, maybe, but it’s all kept discreet. Live and let live, even if they’re going to hell. They will probably get an earful of gospel every now and then, but nothing pushier.
She parades down the street with her partner and a bunch of banners, and asks for the state to bless these shack ups as “marriages,” and the rednecks draw a line. The lezzes go publicly pushy, and so will the rednecks.
Especially in the big cities, but even in the small towns, there is always one or more flamboyantly gay characters in most communities who are just part of the drama of southernism. Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Tallulah Bankhead spring to mind. Gay folks love to exaggerate the southern drawl, and cherish nostalgia for the glorious days of hoop skirts and mint juleps...
Tallulah Bankhead? Say it wasn’t so!
... and for certain things that happened back of the slave quarters.
I have no objection to gay people receiving exactly the same rights as everyone else. I wish I didn't have to hear about their gross and perverted sex lives. Otherwise, if they would stop pretending that redefining words (Marriage included) will encourage people to pretend that these perverts are not sick, I'd be fine with their existence. I know people who are gay, and I pray for them, but I will not accept the word of a pervert or a usurper pretending that homosexuality is okay over the Word of God.
Bingo. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I thought that out-of-staters spending money to campaign for policy changes was wrong...oh, that’s only if the out-of-staters are the NRA or the Koch brothers.
What in the world are you saying such a thing for? Back away from the keyboard.
Go on over to Wikipedia and check it out.
From my experience, the people down south don’t really care if you’re queer (”confirmed bachelor”) as long as you keep your relationships low key and down go around raping the neighborhood boys.
I lived in LA, Lower Alabama for seven years. I had a pretty 29 year old Engineering technician who worked for me. Her wife is a Nurse and they had been together for 14 years. Everybody in this small town knew and never held it against her.
The South takes people as they come.
I still remember ‘Lifeboat’.
“During filming, several crew members noted that Tallulah Bankhead was not wearing underwear. When advised of this situation, Alfred Hitchcock observed, “I don’t know if this is a matter for the costume department, makeup, or hairdressing.”
What misguided LGBT activists don't understand is the following. The states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect LGBT rights. So the states are free to make laws which discriminate on the basis of such "rights," as long as such laws don't also unreasonably abridge rights which the states have amended the Constitution to specifically protect.
What LGBT activist need to do to establish such rights within the framework of the Constitution is this. They need to work with state and federal lawmakers to propose an LGBT rights amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. And if the Constitution's Article V majority of states choose to ratify the amendment then LGBT rights will be constitutionally protected and LGBT activists will be heroes.
A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections...”
Gays are going to run around in half-naked, kissing each other in front of people and kids, and generally acting like creepy narcissistic pervs, to get a completely understandable reaction of disgust from folks so they can then say they are “homophobic” even though people would react that way regardless of who did that. Then they will demand laws making it illegal for people to not associate with them.
She ain't a "wife".
Her wife. And everybody in that small town (pop 3500) has no complaints.
This is Southern Alabama! Opp Alabama if you want to google it.
You lose Lower Alabama and you have lost the war.
But, my personal observation is that they rarely look like Carrie Underwood or Kate Beckinsale...
Well I believe this particular Social war is lost
But you can carry on soldier.
Good luck in your fight.
This isn’t going to go well...
I think you’re being an alarmist.
I think the lesbians will be welcomed with open arms. The poofters? I think with good grace, manners, and tolerance.
Now, when it comes to the Bi’s? Who can say when one doesn’t know who to trust?
The transgenders? This is the thorny one. Not so much for the guys (hell, we just go around the side of the barn) but the gals. What does a girl do when she finds herself weeing next a very confused male dressed in girlie undergarments?
Interesting to speculate.
Want to see a southern city overrun w/ lesbians? Asheville, NC.
IMO, this is the funniest sketch ever on Top Gear.
They travel through Alabama w/ gay slogans painted on their cars.
‘Good ol’ boys’ chase them out of town.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the entity being targeted with the $8.5 million campaign. If the homosexuals cannot force the SBC to bend the knee to them, then the homosexuals will drain SBC coffers.