Burning Shame Award: Misogyny Loves Company

This week’s Burning Shame Award is a truly a tag-team effort and goes to Mr. Harvie Christian for his asinine comment to an asinine Letter to the Editor in the online edition of the KPT-TN written by one Charlton Rhinehart of Kingsport, Tennessee.  The letter, a lament on the the possible loss of DADT , is bad enough to garner the award one its own merit:

The military’s don’t ask, don’t tell policy is one of the last laws against gays to end. Originally, all states had laws against gays, some as much as the death penalty. But those days are done, and anyone who thinks we can still turn back is out of touch. However, what is destined to happen if allowed is that government will be promoting gays. At Capitol Park in Sacramento, Calif., a memorial reads, “In honor of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender veterans killed in action.” Why couldn’t a memorial for all veterans be suitable? We are not honoring their service, but their lifestyle. Many sinful acts are legal, but none are promoted by government yet. Gays will soon have government-backed holidays, scholarships and recognition. Homosexuals are not a minority deserving special treatment, but a group by choice. It is one thing to not discriminate against a lifestyle, but to promote is intolerable. Homosexuality will remain objectionable to much of America as long as there is freedom of religion. For government to go beyond tolerating to promoting would be devastating. But without serious opposition, it is destined for all America.

Rhinehart waxes rhapsodic for the good ol’ days, you know, when you could kill a gay.  And now, as if not being able to kill the gays isn’t bad enough, we might actually start giving them “special treatment.”  I presume by “special treatment,” he means not killing them. No – I am sorry, he means not discriminating against them. Because not discriminating against the Gays is the same as promoting them?  And by Jesus we have a God-given right to hate the Gays! WTFB? [“WTFB” = WTFbigot?  i just got tired of writing it out all the time].

So yes, the original letter is shitty enough. But then our man Harvie fucking takes it to the hoop of insane omniphobia.  He sees Rhinehart’s homophobia and religiously-justified hate and RAISES HIM A TRUCKLOAD OF MISOGYNY.  Check this shit out:

“What ever happened to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”? Just wondering.”

Man got married and women were given equal rights. That is what happened to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. To solve the unemployment in the United States all we have to do is insure the male workers are making sufficient salaries to support their families and send the woman back home where she should be working doing her job keeping the house clean, doing the everyday chores, and properly brining up her kids. If the women were taken out of the work force then all those jobs would become available to men and the unemployment problem would cease to exist. This is highly unlikely to happen though since women will never be satisfied in their God given role now that they have tasted the freedom to work outside their home and not take care of their kids. Why do we have so many messed up kids in the world today? Simply because motherhood has gone out the window. Women are willing to work for a lesser salary than men so the companies are happy to hire them and keep the salary’s of the men down. This feeds itself because the men do not make enough to support their families thus forcing the woman to go to work. It is all greed of the big companies and the owners of these big companies are generally conservatives. Now back to the original story about the promotion of homosexuality. That has been taking place since at least the late 60’s and early 70’s when gays were first encouraged to come out of the closet. I doubt the number of homosexuals has increased that much in percentage to heterosexual people but they just don’t live in day to day fear like they once were forced to. Being a homosexual is not a lifestyle choice. You are either born as a homosexual or you are not. Regardless of what lifestyle the homosexual lives he or she is still a homosexual. I would think that we should encourage homosexuals to be true to their lifestyle because then they would not reproduce and no reproduction should logically cut down on their numbers considerably. Homosexual men don’t go out looking for relations with straight men because in order for a relationship to develope between a straight man and a homosexual man the straight man would have to be sexually attracted to the gay man and by definition that would make the straight man gay. I would think that straight men would be more acceptable of gay men because by being gay the homosexual is not in competition for the females. Since Jesus never got married or had relations with a female and always surrounded himself with men and taught them to be fishers of men in today’s society he would be considered homosexual.

Strangely, Harvie goes on to acknowledge that homosexuality is not a choice, but then advocates to simply breed it out of existence.  Again, WTFB?

So Harvie and Charlton, our Burning Shame Award goes out to you. You ought to be ashamed.

The Lady's Not For Burning


  1. February 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    That’s way too much Fail for one blog post. My head is spinning.

    However, one problem with the “logic” (I use that term loosely) of breeding out homosexuality for the benefit of the bigots having a happy existence in a world filled with, you know, just bigots… I just read about a research study that found in a family where there is a homosexual son, the heterosexual daughter will go on to have a larger than average number of children, indicating that somewhere floating around their gene pool is a gene that expresses homosexuality as a trait in men, but greater fertility in women, possibly explaining how homosexuality as a genetic trait continued to flourish. Something tells me if that turns out to be true, the bigots will be passing out Planned Parenthood pamphlets to women with gay brothers. After all, isn’t the Order of Hatred/Fear: 1. Gays, 2. Women, 3. Non-Whites, 4. Democrats/Socialists, 5. Atheists, 6. People not Christian and/or Sitting in My Church and in My Pew, and 7. People living in Not American Enough, America (i.e. urban areas filled with all of the above). Therefore, eradicating gays is more important than eradicating the reproductive rights of women.

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  4. Chenoa said,

    February 17, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    “Homosexuality will remain objectionable to much of America as long as there is freedom of religion.”
    Logic win.

  5. February 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    So, is the theory that only gay people produce gay offspring? And if gay people are just allowed to be gay, there will be no more gay people? What is this guy, a five-year old?

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  7. Sevesteen said,

    February 17, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Although this guy is bugnuts crazy, I support the “leave them alone until nature weeds them out” approach to the “gay problem”. I’m pretty sure that will take a lot longer than he expects…

  8. The Queen said,

    February 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Just imagine the head-spinning self-doubt if Harvie Christian has a gay child… “Wait, if that homosexuality is genetic, then that means I MUST BE GAY!”

  9. Angela said,

    February 19, 2010 at 12:58 am

    That second one just had me rolling out of my chair onto the floor with laughter. Oh sweet, sweet Jesus that was hilarious.

  10. February 20, 2010 at 8:25 am

    LOL. That’s hilarious. I don’t know either of those letter writers but I have a feeling both are in their 70s and spend most of their time yelling at kids to “get offa my lawn!”

  11. Juliet said,

    February 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Wow, both of these individuals have rendered me speechless.

  12. August 7, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Awesome job over again. I am looking forward for your next post!

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