CBS, Tony Perkins, Anti-Gay Leader
Even the mainstream media is having trouble listening to Tony Perkins these days. So much so that they’re referring to Tony Perkins as the Anti-Gay Leader, and the Family Research Council as a hate group. But what I find most interesting is that most Christians do NOT feel that Tony Perkins or the Family Research Council speaks for them.
“The Southern Poverty Law Center has branded the Family Research Council an anti-gay hate group,” Schieffer explained as if it were a warning to his viewers. “We have been inundated by people who say we should not even let you appear because they, in their view — quote — you don’t speak for Christians.”
Perkins argued that the Supreme Court had no place deciding whether LGBT people deserved equal protection under the Constitution because “it does a disservice to both sides if the court weighs in on public policy like this.”
“The courts are decided [SIC] to interpret the Constitution and the constitutionality of laws, not to create public policy,” he opined. “When they do that, they create division and they erect barriers to reaching consensus on public policy like this. So no, we stand with millennia of experience that the union of a man and a woman — the sacred union of marriage — is the cornerstone of society.”
You can read more, and check out a video here. I’ve been waiting for this to happen, where the majority of Christians in the US start speaking up about how they feel so misrepresented by the far right in both the religious and political spectrum. And it’s not a matter of free speech and silencing them. I truly believe that should be able to say what they want. It’s just a matter of showing them the door.
Are Bottoms More Promiscuous?
I think this is the kind of thing that fascinates people, even if it is pure clickbait. Partly because it’s rare to find a gay man willing to admit whether he’s a full top or a full bottom, and partly because it sets up a pattern of sorts with all kinds of social ramifications.
“I’ve always believed that bottoms have more fun,” blogger Jerry Plaza writes in a new op-ed published by GayGuys.com. “We’re able to tease, please and squeeze our way into sexual situations necessary for us to be a part of. After all, if there isn’t a man willing to bend over backwards, penetration is out of the question.”
Plaza, a self-proclaimed “power bottom,” says that when it comes to red hot gay lovin’, bottoms hold most of the cards.
“Most of the time, bottoms don’t need to seek out sex,” he writes. “Guys are drawn to us like a moth to a flame. … Go to the dance club and see for yourself, or better yet change the preference on your Grindr or online dating profile to ‘Power Bottom’ and see how many more messages you receive.”
I’m sorry. I’m calling bullshit on this one. First, it’s really not always easy to tell. In fact, it’s almost impossible to tell unless the sloppy-ass bottom is so obnoxious about being a power bottom you would rather have nothing to do with him in the first place because he’s so sleazy. Second, you can go to any gay club, hook up site, or cruising ground anywhere in the world and you’re going to find nothing but bottoms looking for that one great top, which rarely ever happens. So if you look at this as a simple supply and demand situation, the top holds all the cards because he is in such high demand. Now tell me I’m wrong and make me smile.
I had a friend from Bosnia once who could sum all this up in four words: “They Are All Bottoms.” That might be a little extreme, but it’s not that far off either. And all of this falls under the title of, “It’s Complicated.” In other words, gay sex is not always all about anal sex. There are many gay men who don’t like it at all.
Broadway Bares and Ted Cruz
I’m going to try to keep a convoluted situation as simple as I can right now.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz is anti-gay marriage. Yet he’s been linked to wealthy gay hotel owners in NY…these wealthy gays had an event for him at their NY apartment. It’s nothing sexual; it’s people in power dealing with other people in power. Now the gay hotel owners are dealing with boycott threats because they are linked to Ted Cruz. I know, it sounds as if I’m making this up. I’m not.And it gets even worse.
Evidently, the gay hotel owners also own the club, 42 West, where Broadway Bares was supposed to be doing a fundraiser on May 10th. When it was disclosed there was a relationship/connection between the gay club owners and Ted Cruz, this transpired:
It is with regret that we have decided to cancel this year’s edition of the Broadway Bares Solo Strips fundraiser, which was scheduled for May 10 at the NYC club 42West. We cannot in good conscience hold an event at a venue whose owners have alienated our community, as reflected in an April 23 New York Times story and an April 24 follow-up post.
We do business with and accept fundraising support from a variety of people across a wide spectrum of political and religious affiliations. The rich diversity of our community makes what we do together so special. It is a rare instance where the actions of a donor negatively impacts us as an organization and potentially jeopardizes our relationship with others whose support is integral to our success. But when it does occur, in a way that’s blatantly against all we stand and work for, we can’t pretend it doesn’t come with consequences. Silence is not a neutral position. It is complicit.
This is not about partisan politics or punishment. This is about doing what’s right to ultimately ensure that our commitment to the men, women and children we serve cannot be questioned.”
I don’t mean to diminish this in any way, and I support Broadway Bares completely with their decision to cancel, without hesitation. It’s just that I’ve known this kind of politics, and these kinds of gay men before. So frankly, it doesn’t surprise me that there would be extremely wealthy gay men having a supportive event for the likes of Ted Cruz and completely ignoring the gay marriage issue, or toning it down as if it means nothing at all. It is, in deed and action, complicit.
In this third book in The Rainbow Detective series, Proctor and Blair take on a case that involves blackmail, kidnapping, and a handsome young guy with two perfect penises. The guy with two penises is a public personality, and the wealthy client who hires Blair and Proctor is willing to pay a huge sum of money to keep the guy’s two penises a secret.
As fascinated as Blair and Proctor are with the guy who has two penises, there are dangerous, unexpected twists in this case that put them in grave danger. And the fact that they are in love with each other doesn’t make working together any easier. It’s the kind of peculiar double penis case that will not only test their love, but also test whether or not they can continue working together.
Will Blair be able to grow up and meet Proctor’s professional expectations? And will Proctor ever be able to get the guy with two perfect penises out of his head?