September 20, 2004
From Showtunes to Swaggart: A Gay Tale
Multiple sources are making this the Monday-morning must-read. Religion, proselytization, nonviolent resistance and odd people skills are thrown in the mix for this story.
Ladies Village Improvement Society - Crazy Train or Emotional Subway Attack
The short version is, woman experiences evangelical preachings on a subway (but, more disturbingly, anti-gay hatred) and reacts by singing showtunes. This is actually a more refined and advanced version of “Lalalalalalala, I can’t hear you!” When reason has failed and you refuse to turn to violence, I suppose you use whatever tools you have left.
Also on the startling anti-gay hatred subject, Oliver Willis has the low-down (really low down) on Bush booster and base solidifyer
Jimmy Swaggart in his recent statement on Gays.
“I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.” - Jimmy Swaggart
Jimmy. The target of so much homosexual longing. Realistic? Paranoid? Sophomoric? Dangerous? You make the call.
(P.S. You really should go to Oliver’s site to see the video and enjoy Swaggart in all his twitchy, limpy, sweaty, mouth-breathing glory.)
Posted by James at September 20, 2004 10:04 AM
I think the best show tune she sang at them was "That Old Black Magic." Topical _and_ tuneful!
And who doesn't like a good show tune, especially when the alternative is just vile!
I vote "dangerous" on the Swaggart thing. People look up to that asshole. When one has influence on a large segment of the population it behooves one to behave RESPONSIBLY.
A religious leader saying that he personally would murder someone and then *lie to God* about what happened... Jesus... the morons loose in this country disgust me.
In other news apparently 42% of the American public think Saddam had something to do with 9/11.
The golden age is over folks.
From The Golden Age to The Age of Golden Showers: A Treatise on the Stupidity and Self-Loathing of the American Public
Someone told me about the Swaggart thing yesterday, but I didn't forward it to you because it was a thirdhand account and I thought it was too stupid to be true, even for Swaggart.
"It's an a-bom-nation." The "it" is, apparently, homosexuality.
However, killing homosexuals is apparently the Christian thing to do.
I can't wait for this jackass to meet his maker.
The showtunes thing is priceless, BTW. That person has a lot of guts. I would probably chicken out in a situation like that.
Just channel Ethel Merman and belt out a tune!
I can't wait for the next weird encounter on the T!!
Interesting quote from Falwell. I wonder why he hasn't been arrested for un-american activities? (wink wink)
This one is actually a little personal. I knew a man who was closeted. One day he was in a bar and he hit on the wrong guy. The guy and his friend took this man out slit his throat and left him by the side of a road in Assonet, or someplace like that. He was missing for weeks until they found his body. Lovely isn't it?
I guess they were just being good god fearing christians, and that I should thank Falwell for clearing that up for me.
Something like that happened in Taunton a few years ago.
These same men probably hit on women all the time without fear of getting *their* throats slit.
Just to clarify: It's Swaggart, not Falwell.
And that is a very sad story.
Why the urge to kill? If you're not into it, just say "no thank you" and walk away.
For some people, the only honest reaction they seem to have is a violent reaction.
Obviously it's because they're "into" something else. Something endorsed by fuckwits like Swaggart, that false prophet, that sanctimonious blackguard.
It's not every day you hear "sanctimonious blackguard." That's a quality insult.