Archive for August, 2003

Alabama Chief Justice

Thursday, August 28th, 2003 | Giggles | 2 Comments

GLAAD just posted this this media watch on their site regarding the controversy around Chief Justice Roy Moore and his precious Ten Commandments monument:

Media Ignores Moore’s Anti-Gay Comments

I’m not as adamant about making this issue a gay issue because it really isn’t. It is an issue of separation of church and state as well as an issue of a judge refusing to act within the laws he is sworn to uphold by refusing to comply with a decision handed down by a higher court. Its GLAAD’s job to point out the GLTB issues that the media might miss. That said I was rather shocked by this quote in a case relating to a lesbian attempting to gain custody of her child:

“The State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to prohibit conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even execution. It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward this lifestyle, to not encourage a criminal lifestyle.”

The man doesn’t just oppose gay adoption and domestic partner laws… He believes EXECUTION is an appropriate punishment for Gay parents. Holy SHIT. Makes ya wonder why he isn’t tarred and feathered for a statement like that but people are up in arms about a statue. Maybe he was just buckin to be removed from the bench and was testing to see what would finally do it?

Maybe they should take away the monument and tattoo the golden rule across the ass hole’s forehead instead.

Sorry.. just amazes me..

Deck Contractors?

Thursday, August 28th, 2003 | Pete Stuff | 10 Comments

Any of you San Francisco kids out there have a recommendation for a good Deck Builders / Contractors? I spent part of yesterday trying to track down a quote for some repair work on our deck and didn’t get a SINGLE returned call.. What is up with businesses – don’t they get the distinction between returning phone calls and $$ in the bank… had the same problem with my optometrist… took them 3 or 4 days just to return my phone call for an appointment (granted I could have called them again but I was kind of being a bitch and testing them)

So if anyone near by has built a deck and has a favorite (and preferably cheap) person / company let me know.

Morning Entertainment

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003 | Geek Stuff | Comments Off on Morning Entertainment

A few fun things to entertain this morning:

Have fun! 🙂

More dirt on Pete

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003 | Pete Stuff | 3 Comments

Another one of those exercises thanks to her…. Read on if you care / dare
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And with a Perspective on Gay Marriage

Monday, August 25th, 2003 | Gay Stuff | 3 Comments

I found this fun read from Alex Frantz at Public Nuisance. Following the logic of those using the Bible as the foundation for the definition of a ‘traditional marriage’ the following must also hold:

  • Marriage in the United States shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women.1 Marriage shall not impede a man’s right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives.2
  • A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed.3 Marriage of a believer and a non-believer shall be forbidden.4
  • Since marriage is for life, neither this Constitution nor the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to permit divorce.5
  • If a married man dies without children, his brother shall marry the widow. If he refuses to marry his brother’s widow or deliberately does not give her children, he shall pay a fine of one shoe and be otherwise punished in a manner to be determined by law.6

  1. Gen. 29, 17 – 28; II Sam. 3, 2 – 5.
  2. II Sam. 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron 11:21
  3. Deut. 22, 13 – 21
  4. Gen 24:3; Num 25 1 – 9; Ezra 9:12; Neh. 10:30
  5. Deut 22:19; Mark 10:9
  6. Gen. 38 6 – 10; Deut 25 5 – 10

And yes – the argument is fairly absurd. But so is trying to use literal interpretation of the text of the Bible as a justification for or against any number of things…

For those of you that haven’t seen it I’d recommend picking up a book called The Bible Tells Me So – Uses and Abuses of Holy Scripture by Jim Hill and Rand Cheadle. Its a fun read that does a fairly good job of showing the examples throughout history of peoplpe using the Bible as justification for everything from Slavery to Capital Punishment to Medical Science. (and almost as fun is to read the Customer Reviews of the book on Amazon.)

Anyway.. It all gave me a chuckle so I had to share.

On a lighter note

Monday, August 25th, 2003 | Giggles | 1 Comment

After that last one I had to post something more fun… Was reading Let me get this straight and found reference to this article from the New York Times that made me smile.. Especially this blurb from a predominantly straight suburb..

“Mike and Sue Weinberg were out to dinner when their 6-year-old son, Jack, declared, “Mommy, I’m going to marry you.” When Ms. Weinberg explained that she was already married, Jack persisted, “Then I’ll marry Daddy.”

“You can’t marry Daddy,” Ms. Weinberg said patiently, “He’s a boy.”

“But Mark and Kevin are boys,” replied Jack, logic that his mother could not refute.”

And this one from Boystown:

“Chicago has been been so segmented, and not gay-friendly,” said Desiree Witte, stopping her baby stroller in a tiny park on a quiet side street in Boystown. “It speaks wonders that they would do something like put those pylons up, to say not only is this a gay community, but we’re honoring it.”