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
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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!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 20, 2004 10:30 AM

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.

Posted by: Chuck S. at September 20, 2004 10:52 AM

From The Golden Age to The Age of Golden Showers: A Treatise on the Stupidity and Self-Loathing of the American Public

Posted by: Patti M. at September 20, 2004 10:59 AM

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.

Posted by: Julie at September 20, 2004 11:03 AM

"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.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 20, 2004 11:09 AM

The showtunes thing is priceless, BTW. That person has a lot of guts. I would probably chicken out in a situation like that.

Posted by: Chuck S. at September 20, 2004 11:13 AM

Just channel Ethel Merman and belt out a tune!

I can't wait for the next weird encounter on the T!!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 20, 2004 11:45 AM

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.

Posted by: rui at September 21, 2004 2:26 PM

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.

Posted by: Julie at September 21, 2004 2:54 PM

Just to clarify: It's Swaggart, not Falwell.

And that is a very sad story.

Posted by: James at September 21, 2004 3:07 PM

Why the urge to kill? If you're not into it, just say "no thank you" and walk away.

Sheesh!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 21, 2004 3:08 PM

For some people, the only honest reaction they seem to have is a violent reaction.

Posted by: James at September 21, 2004 3:29 PM

Obviously it's because they're "into" something else. Something endorsed by fuckwits like Swaggart, that false prophet, that sanctimonious blackguard.

Posted by: Chuck S. at September 21, 2004 3:31 PM

It's not every day you hear "sanctimonious blackguard." That's a quality insult.

Posted by: James at September 21, 2004 3:45 PM

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