‘Gay Inc.’ Exposed

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  1. posted by Kosh III on

    Jealous?
    Instead of fussing about the D’s support for gay people-support earned by years of effort to change the D, he should spend his energy getting GOP/Conservatives to support equality.
    Opposing persecution overseas is a role for government diplomacy.
    Immigration issues affect gay people whose spouse cannot enter the US because of spite from the right.
    Gay people, especially lesbians have lesser health care and more problems.
    Do lgbts sometimes attack Christians, certainly, especially in response to the hate spewed out by pulpit pounders for decades by avowed Christians: “‘AIDS is god’s punishment for homosexuality.”

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    An expose? Really?

    It is no secret that the Democratic Party has enjoyed 75% to 80% support from LGBT voters** over the last twenty years, and it is no secret that 90% of the Fortune 500 have policies in place to prevent discrimination against LGBT employees.

    It it no secret, either, that the higher a company ranks in the Fortune 500, the more likely it is to provide comprehensive protections and benefits to LGBT employees, and to oppose government-sanctioned targeted discrimination against LGBT citizens at the local, state and federal levels.

    So what’s to expose? What’s the dark secret?

    There is none.

    LGBT Democrats worked hard in the Democratic Party for 30+ years to change the party, and the result shows.

    LGBT employees in the Fortune 500 worked hard within those companies to bring change, and the result shows.

    LGBT folk worked hard — often at personal risk — for 50+ years in the legal/political arena — local, state and federal — to remove bans on LGBT publications, reduce/eliminate police harassment and surveillance in public and private spaces, end sodomy laws, gain the right to serve in the Armed Forces, end discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and win marriage equality. And the result shows.

    LGBTs worked hard to achieve this all, against constant — and often vicious — opposition from the Republican Party and conservative institutions and advocacy groups.

    We are where we are because hard work pays off in the end.

    The expose of “Gay, Inc.” echoes the expose about the “homosexual agenda” that conservatives harped on and on about twenty years ago. It is nonsense. There is no dark secret to be exposed.

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    **Bush 25% (2000), Bush 23% (2004), McCain 27% (2008), Romney 22% (2012), Trump 14% (2016)

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    • posted by Doug on

      It’s just another, right wing, Trumpy conspiracy theory. This too collapses under it’s own weight just like Rudy’s Hunter Biden laptop fiasco.

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      • posted by Jorge on

        This too collapses under it’s own weight just like Rudy’s Hunter Biden laptop fiasco.

        Possibly, but when it’s laid out horizontally like that it’s still a picture of Hunter Biden hopped up on crack. Oh, I’m sorry, Biden is white; coke.

        There is no need, of course, to remind you that Hunter Biden’s father lives in Delaware, the Director of National Intelligence confirmed the FBI is in possession of a laptop, the same confirmed there is no Russian misinformation, Fox News Channel validated the email outright, Rudy Giuliani is so goofy, he really would run to Fox News and the New York Post with this stuff if he had it, and finally…

        Fox even found a fake Hunter Biden signature!

        https://www.foxnews.com/us/documents-show-alleged-hunter-biden-signature-fbi-contacts-with-computer-store-owner

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        • posted by Jorge on

          “Fox News Channel validated the email outright”

          Yeeghh! That was a bad typo. I meant Fox News Channel validated the *China* email outright.

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      • posted by Tom Scharbach on

        It’s just another, right wing, Trumpy conspiracy theory.

        President Trump has made a career of speading lies and misinformation, bringing conspiracy theories out of wierd, unhinged corners of the Internet into the heart and soul of the Republican Party. It is working, too. A recent Yahoo/YouGov poll reported that 50% of Republicans believe that high-level Democrats are involved in child sex-trafficking rings, and more than 50% believe that Donald Trump is working behind the scenes to dismantle them. Meanwhile, at least one vocal QAnon Republican is a member of Congress, with more on the way.

        The Republican Party is becoming unhinged. I have no idea whether or how the Republican Party will return to sanity.

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        • posted by Jorge on

          A recent Yahoo/YouGov poll reported that 50% of Republicans believe that high-level Democrats are involved in child sex-trafficking rings, and more than 50% believe that Donald Trump is working behind the scenes to dismantle them.

          That’s so vague it could be true even without a conspiracy theory.

          The first time I heard that theory, well before QAnon was a name I recognized, it was non-specific to party (I do believe it specified Trump, but maybe not). And supposedly the big takedown was imminent. Then whaddaya know? Trump signed a pretty significant reform law, and not long after that Backpage was taken out!

          So when I read that story yesterday I considered, hmm, I think QAnon has a direct pipeline to Satan, who, after all, always tells the truth, and is called the Prince of Lies. And I still think that, but really, what the followers are fed probably isn’t much different than fortunetelling. Which I also believe is… well, I’m in enough trouble with my religion already. The other day I posted an argument that presented receiving inspiration from the Bible as so similar to studying American politics it turned into a secular explanation of the Holy Spirit.

          That’s the thing I don’t understand about the new right. I don’t understand why anyone would turn their backs on a sense of rightness outside themselves in order to live. I mean I know why someone would do it, but I don’t understand why anyone would encourage it, and I’m really nonplussed at such thinking taking hold among the right.

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  3. posted by Jorge on

    I was going to make an 80s cultural reference, but the video is honestly so stilted and unamusing it belongs in the 80s.

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