11.13.2006

My head just exploded

This scene from Queer As Folk immediately comes to mind


The American Family Association has just called for a boycott of Wal-Mart, claiming the union-busting, music-censoring, gender-discriminating discount chain is too....pro-gay!

I'm going to let that sink in for a second.

The AFA is a little more unhinged than usual on this one. Here are some of the claims:


The absolute best part of the boycott, though, is it's scope. The AFA is asking all members to avoid shopping at Wal-Mart on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Apparently, come November 26th, its okay to pander to the gays so long as you're still getting a good deal on cheap shit made in China.

I must give credit where credit is due, though. Good on Wal-Mart for recognizing that the queer dollar is just as green as the breeder dollar. Of course, no self-respecting gay man would be caught dead buying anything in that crap emporium, but it's a good effort nonetheless. Now, let's talk about living wages and health care, hmm?

UPDATE: Pat Boone used to play tennis with Sam Walton, which is why his opinion on homosexuality matters.

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annamaria at 8:56 AM

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at Monday, November 13, 2006 10:07:00 AM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

And let us not forget that some of us pagan lesbian warriors are also bored housewives.

My favorite gay story of late comes from Texas (shock), where a landscaping service in Houston refused to bid on a gay male lawn because they don't plant flowers for fags. It's in the Bible. But being a nice polite Texan, the wife sent a nice polite email to the fags saying no to the gay lawn. And what do you think those crazy, malicious (overly at ease with technology on top of being able to afford landscaping) fags did? They FORWARDED IT.

So then, according to the Christian couple, droves of gay people started writing them nasty emails threatening to sodomize their children--all for kneejerk beautification rejection, which does sort of piss off gay men. But still.

What would Jesus do?

 
at Monday, November 13, 2006 12:05:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Oh, that story gets worse though. The Jesus Hates Gay Gardens crowd actually picked up $40,000 worth of business after they went public with their gay-hating ways. There really is no accounting for the fundie stupidity of the American people.

What kills me though is that somehow these people think they are being pious by not planting shrubs for sodomites. Seriously, do they think Jesus is upstairs jumping for joy because those uppity faggots are going to have to plant their hardy mums themselves? Although, maybe this is a good thing. I can see gay men all over the country saying "First they came for birth control, and I did nothing. Then they came for the landscaping, and there was no one left to speak for me."

 
at Monday, November 13, 2006 4:19:00 PM Blogger Dane meets Simone said...

Ah, thanks for that update. Don't you have to remit the $40,000 to enter the gates of heaven anyway?

I like this bit:

“We’re sinners, Todd and I,” Mrs. Farber said. But she added: “My husband made a personal choice, according to something he felt in his heart. It was never a judgmental choice or a hating choice or even a choice that said, ‘Well, we’re better than them.’ ”

Not hate, not judgment, not superiority, just something he felt in his heart.

Indigestion?

 
at Monday, November 13, 2006 5:41:00 PM Blogger annamaria said...

Not hate, not judgment, not superiority, just something he felt in his heart.

Indigestion?


Oh, you know it was lust!

 
at Sunday, November 19, 2006 12:39:00 PM Anonymous Lauren G said...

Hey man...whatever keeps people out of WalMart. This is why I love homosexuals!!

 
at Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:56:00 PM Blogger Kurt said...

so how wrong would it be to say those folks are little anal in their homophobia?

 

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