Monday, August 27, 2007

Attack of the Homophobes

I've been following, and sort of engaging in this CRAZY blog war over at Fannie's Room. It got awfully heated, and at times a little ridiculous. It's sort of dying down now, but if anyone feels like it, you should really take a peak. It's sort of eye-opening. I really hate homophobic assholes.

Here's the original posting

The other postings can be found on her main page.

She's also just a really good writer, and you should read her regularly.

14 comments:

Fannie said...

Thanks Grace ;-) I particularly enjoyed your perspective....

Jane Know said...

As did I... most notably, the "unless it's on the side of my wine bottle..." comment.

vieve said...

Grace, I've been following it all as well. It is some crazy shit! Frighteningly eye-opening.

I love how you and Fannie support each other's blogs. Quality stuff. Proud of you both.

Grace said...

Vieve,- I am SO pretend-french kissing-you right now.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

do you think we can bring the word "boner" as an insult, back into the mainstream, just through the vein of the blog...specifically Op/Ed?

Grace said...

Yes. I am completely on board with that decision. Boner is a great word. I will use it liberally.

Anonymous said...

Here's the truth, Grace and Fannie.

I am a 51-year old straight man. I have been married, and divorced, and have two grown children as a result. In 1995, I discovered to my shock and horror that my younger brother was both gay and dying of AIDS. He died that year. He never told us the truth about himself.

Here's the truth. Straight people don't understand you. And like anything they don't understand, they are afraid of you. They can't wrap their heads around you, and so they ridicule you, they reject you, they beat on you, they will and have killed you.

Besides being a straight man, I'm also a lawyer. And I've read the Supreme Court's decisions on marriage. Marriage, the Supreme Court said in Zablocki v. Redhail, is a so-called "fundamental right," one that cannot be interfered with except for compelling state interests. The most compelling, subject to the most compelling scrutiny.

Does that mean that "marriage" is only for the procreation of children? The Supreme Court in another case (name escapes me) said that people in prison have the same fundamental right to marry. And they obviously aren't going to be having children in prison.

The truth is, that marriage is marriage. The reason we don't allow marriage between fathers and daughter is that we hold that relationship up to the exacting scrutiny that the Constitution requires, and say, "No, the State has a vital interest to prevent that."

There is no similar interest that can prevent two men or two women from getting married, and sharing the same rights as I have. The right to marry. The right to divorce.

I won't say I understand you. I don't. But I'm not afraid of you.

Grace said...

Anonymous, because I think I know who this is, and don't want your words to be misinterpreted, you were shocked and horrified that your brother was dying, not that he was gay, right? I mean, "horrified" that your brother is gay is a little... well... you know...

Anyway, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Grace. Yes, shocked by the lies and deception of him leading us all to believe that he was heterosexual when he was not, horrified that he had an incurable disease.

Thanks for catching that.

Fuckemiftheycanttakeajoke said...

Hey,
Wanna form team take-down-op/ed? it'll be sweet. i'll bring bagles!!

fuckemiftheycanttakeajoke said...

bagels. i'll bring those instead.

Marty said...

Heh, that's funny. Fannie goes from no comments to "wow, somebody's actually paying attention to me" and you call it a blog-war? You'd think she'd be happy about it.

And from the looks of things, it appears that she started it by linking to Opine, rather than the other way around.

I hope no one was suprised that those guys actually enjoined the debate. It's kind of the point of their blog in the first place.

Fannie said...

At least I have the balls to write my own blog. Which is more than I can say for you Marty.

Fannie said...

"Fannie goes from no comments to "wow, somebody's actually paying attention to me" and you call it a blog-war?"

and ps- I recently switched to a new comment server that deleted all of my old comments. So, um, your statement isn't accurate, actually.

Thanks for perusing my archives though.