Hate Resistance

Welcome to Hate Resistance, a response to the Mass Resistance/Article 8 Alliance/Parents Rights Coalition/Mass Family Institute/MassNews. Doing my part to piss off the radical right...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Congrats to the Religious Freedom to Marry Coalition for their open letter to Cardinal O'Malley and the Catholic church. It is not the place of one religion to dictate over another. If the Catholic church does not want to marry same-sex couples then so be it, but do not dictate your religious views on to other religions or secular laws.

In general I would like to see a wider gap in the seperation of church and state. I would particularly like to see less faith-based funding for social service intiatives and more secular community-based funding working in coalition with religious leaders who are welcoming of all people. I find it ironic that there is 10 point coalition of religious leaders to work on youth violence who are also preaching INTOLERANCE of GLBT people. I don't believe you can decrease violence in one group while also using hate speech towards another. My feeling is if you cannot serve all people without bias and judgement, then get out of the business of social services.

Don't get me started on the abstinance only funded education - what is this? A freaking time capsule back to the 1950's? Considering we have a society that markets almost everything with sex and/or violence - It's "Do as I say - not as I do" approach. If we, as a society, actually spent some time teaching healthy interpersonal relationship skills and how oppression affects all people we may actually be on the path to intervention of violence.

Monday, June 26, 2006

That fiesty MassNews and Mass Citizens for Marriage couple - J.Edward Pawlick, founder of MassNews as well as Lawyers Weekly, which he sold to his daughter in 2004 and according to a Globe article, his daughter is distancing herself and Lawyers Weekly from her Dad's views - how far does an apple fall from a tree?

From Boston Globe Article 4/14/2004
"Pawlick, now in his 70s, spent more than $200,000 in the past two years to finance Massachusetts Citizens for Marriage, which his wife, Sally, heads. The group sued the Times Co. for libel (thus the name of the book), and lost. Three articles were from the Globe and one from the Times. He has financed a campaign to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot blocking gay marriage. And he covered the airwaves with radio ads."

Here is a link www.bostonphoenix.com to archived article by Dan Kennedy about J.Edward Pawlick from 1999, which a pretty good expose on him.

PAC for hate?
Massachusetts Independent Political Action Committee for Working Families of which Pawlick and his wife donated money to back in 1999. They are still around with address in Walpole MA, couldn't find much more on them, seems that don't advertise too much.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

MassNews should go to journalism school.

If you ever had the time to look at this gem of a "newssource" it will give a good laugh, if you can get past the generally bad writing skills. MassNews biggest stories for a long time where "fistgate", which they kept going for a couple of years, then angry feminists taking over the courts, and currently, Tony Snow, Bush's Press Secretary. Which they seem to have a particular hatred for, but I can't quite figure out why, even after reading much of the stories about him on their site. I have my own reason for not liking him, such as being an ex-Fox Network crony and working for Bush, but why does right wing MassNews spend pages upon pages on him?

Back to their hatred of LGBT folks and their re-writing of Article 8 "stories"

"More on First Grade Boy Who Was Surrounded and Beaten at Lexington’s Estabrook Elementary School Earlier this Month after “Butch Lesbians” Were Encouraged by School to Create a Climate of Hate against Anyone Who Dared to Disagree with Lesbians"

That was the headline for an "article" on their website yesterday, it's 39 words long and the length of the actual article is 156 words, mostly recycling the headline. To top it all off, the run on sentence makes no sense.

From reading MassNews I gather they are against:
1) Lesbians
2) Feminists
3) Tony Snow

Maybe Tony Snow is really a lesbian feminist in a covert undercover operation at the Whitehouse and that is what they are trying to say...

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Do you think Camenker and Contrada fit the criteria for Narcissistic - A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

(1) has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

Camenker and Contrada - Their view is that the rest of world should have the same "moral values" as theirs and if you don't agree they put up pictures of you and/or your kids on their website

(2) is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

There are 3 of them and they were able to "shut down" Macy's window... now they are looking to take over the world... lol
(3) believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

Motto of Camenker and Contrada "it's my way only because your way corrupting children"

(4) requires excessive admiration

Camenker loves to see himself in print, on the radio, television, and having mulitple websites with the same crappy content.

(5) has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

This just about sums up the lot of them...

(6) is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

Can we just look at all the press releases Camenker put out about the supposed 1st grader "mob" and number of officals that needed to get invloved in a playground fight.

(7) lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

The Macy's manniquin is a great example of this Camenker and Contrada didn't like what they wearing so the rest of us have to suffer the loss of the window

(8) is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

"My pictures, websites, press releases are bigger than yours... na na na!"

(9) shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

Camenker in an interview "The Boston Globe was livid, and they published a story that was very unflattering about me. " He alone can make the whole Boston Globe mad at him...

Friday, June 16, 2006

Sometimes Brian's website is so funny... I think he should have been a comedienne, he could star in the sequel to revenge of the nerds or something...

Some of my favorite lines from MassResistance site:

"David Parker's first-grade son surrounded and beaten up at school on anniversary of same-sex "marriage" in Massachusetts." School acknowledges that attack by group of kids was "planned and premeditated."

Because seven year olds are that tuned into when gay marriage happened and planned a beat down on the same day! Give me a break...

"UNBELIEVABLE Handouts - given out to the crowd (including kids) .
Special condoms for anal sex (including instructions). More condoms. Sex lubricant. Pictures of naked men. And more. This ain't the Dorchester Puerto Rican Parade."

What does that mean? about the Dorcherster Puerto Rican Pride Parade? I don't get it...
I do know that homophobia and racism don't fall far from each other off the tree of Oppression...

I am also concerned with MR blogger Amy's mental health, her obssession with posting up pictures of children... this time a woman on the sidewalk with 2 kids with ACLU shirts...

Maybe it is because she is so sad cause her son, Anthony, is all the way in Ohio attending her Oberlin- which if you can believe it she graduated from in 1972.

Monday, June 12, 2006

This week's MassResistance Radio "guest"
Bob Parks who is running for state rep in Franklin District (MassResistance/Article 8 digs this guy)
Here is what he has to say....
"Personally I’m getting tired of people like Cindy Sheehan comparing herself to Rosa Parks, no relation; gay marriage activists or any liberal group comparing their cause to the Civil Rights Movement,"

This guy is not married... he is a "single father" (meaning divorced)

This guy couldn't get enough signatures to get on the primary ballot in Septemeber, this is his reason why "Many of our signature sheets also contained the disqualified inscriptions of Democrats."

Again, the radical right groups are backing someone who hasn't lived in this state for over 10 years, who just moved back here in 2003... and he worked as a graphic designer at Fox television (suprize suprize...)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Article 8 folks are getting lazy or bored at least on their website. They are basically copying and pasting text from the Boston Pride site, not even adding much of their own hateful text.

I listened to the wrko interview with Brian yesterday, it was infuriating and funny all at the same time. The host, John, kept declaring that "they had won" because Macy's took out the mannequins, the funny thing was that most of the call in folks to this right wing show said they didn't see what the big deal was with the mannequins and a few even said that same-sex marriage wasn't a big deal either. John and Brian sounded really quite foolish as they were they only ones declaring victory.

Brian said he wasn't attending Boston Pride because it is on a Saturday and that being orthodox jew it is against his religion.

QueerToday Calls For Macy's Protest & Boycott Protest @ MACY'S
SUNDAY JUNE 12
10AM - 1PM
Downtown Crossing

This Sunday bring your rainbows to protest, and then head to the block parties! Purchase rainbow flags at your local gay bookstore: Calamus Books.

We are calling on Macy's to admit they were wrong and apologize directly to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community for their offensive removal of the queer pride Mannequins and life-saving web addresses. We do not want watered down public relations sound bites. We want a real apology and an admission of wrongdoing. While the removal of the mannequins was severely offensive, the removal and return of the AIDS Action Committee web url was a direct slap in the face to our community during the 25th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS. Images of LGBT people will always offend the radical right so Macy's "striking a balance" excuse reeks of homophobia. Standing up for LGBT people is no balancing act. In the words of our illegitimate president George W. Bush, "you are either with us or against us."

To endorse this protest or if you have questions contact Mark @ milo200@aol.com
Protest Endorsements/Coalition: Left In Lowell, MassResistanceWatch, KnowThyNeighbor.org , StoneWall Warriors, International Action Center, View From The Bridge, Hate Resistance

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The great Macy's debate

There is nothing like waking up to the phone ringing and being asked if you will debate Brian on some conservative radio station... I think that they are using the word debate quite loosley, cause let's see 2-3 anti-gay folks with microphones talking about the nipple size of mannequins and because the nipples appear to be larger they must be gay trans mannequins... news flash Brian your obession with transgender folks is spilling over... there is no such thing as transgender mannequins... smells like a set up... so no I won't be debating Brian on talk radio unless it is Air America.

I cannot believe that Macy's has so little a backbone, I mean most corporations don't cave in unless there is some national boycott and even then many won't do it. But have 2-3 of the same people call multiple times a day and now they are dictating the store displays, shoot, if I had know that I would have called and complained and told what kind of display I wanted. Macy's you look foolish pandering to a group that advocates hated... So can we expect that anytime there are 2 mannequins of the same gender in a window display Article 8 is going to call and asked for them to be removed, because Macy's but be subtly infering that they are gay.

Boycott Macy's not only for their removal of the two mannequins, but for their plain old stupidity...
who do they think shops there... let me tell you a little open secret Macy's... alot of gay men from the south end, which will become apparent when their sales decline.

Another reminder to Amy and Brian... it is still not okay to post pictures of kids up on your website, imagine someone posting a picture of your son or daughter up on their website with the word "digusting" underneath the picture... hurtful, if you can do that to other people's children I can only imagine what you do to your own.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

"Save our children"

I am waiting for Anita Bryant to pop up from under Senator Frist's desk and jump on his lap and start singing "save our children" with all the hoopla about how marriage will do a "better job proecting children" when it is between one man and one woman... providing those kids aren't glbt of course. It's like their reasoning is that straight parents will raise only straight kids - my mom is pretty straight and I am pretty queer - so nope that's not it. I betcha boatload of GLBT folks came from straight parents and I betcha a boatload of straight kids come from GLBT parents.

Some suggestions for protecting the children:
1. Over haul the Department of Social Servicers here in Massachusetts, no case worker should have the number of kids and families they need to help - it is a factory line of social services.

2. Get off the MCAS bus and start teaching some actual skills and information in schools.

3. Create jobs for youth.

4. Abstinence only education is not based in reality - there are 26 million young people - under 15 in Africa who are HIV+ that can happen here.

5. Hold parents criminally accountable when they kick their kids out for coming out as LGBT. I have had too many late night calls from someone trying to find a space space for a GLBT youth.

6. Create a emergency shelter and transistional living program for youth between 17- 25. The adult homeless shelter is way to dangerous and the younger people get prayed on by the older adults.

7. End poverty, homlessness, violence, and discrimination.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Dr. Roberto S. Miranda - chair of vote on marriage
He feels that "The word of God, the message of Christ, the values of the
Kingdom of God are supposed to permeate the cultural, the intellectual
world, the educational institutions, the arts, the literature,
politics and government finance, the Kingdom of God has something to
say to all of those dimensions of the human existence."

In other words the these fine Christians should have a big say or the
only say in how my tax dollars are spent... ummm I think not...

"The recent decision by the Massachusetts judiciary on gay marriage
stands out as a graphic, immediate example of the true nature of the
present spiritual and cultural climate. On the religious side, the
decision of the New Hampshire Episcopal Church to ordain as Bishop a
practicing homosexual provides a dramatic indication of just how far
certain sectors of Christianity have gone in the direction of outright
heresy."

Wow bashing other Christians... can only imagine what Dr. Miranda thinks of
other religions... wonder what they think of Brian, cause he's
Jewish...

"Nowadays, when government ventures into using the language of
morality and religion, it does so tentatively and timidly at best,
hastening to sound pluralistic and inclusive, which almost inevitably
ends up in effect in its adopting policies that are directly or
indirectly hostile to Christians or the moral values that they seek to
uphold."

What about your direct hostility Dr. Miranda? What about your cohorts using violent and hostile language to describe LGBT folks... have you, Dr. Miranda, talked to Brian about his hostile nature?

I believe the "master plan" Dr. Miranda has would adopt policies that are hostile to anyone other than his own followers...

Now this guy has some strong views on other Christians sects - lets just say they are not too friendly. But in a May 2006 a press release for vote on marriage quotes Cardinal Sean O'Malley. These guys are drumming up friendships with Cardinal Sean O'Malley from the (look the other way clergy sex abuse scandal) Catholic Church... which on any other given day Dr. Miranda would not be cozing up to a Catholic.

You know what they say... First they come for the gays, then the Jews, then the Catholics... seems to me like vote on marriage/ Mass Family Institute are making fair weather friends... wonder if Brian has been invited back to the table- he probably should go back to the name Interfaith coalition to fit in with these folks...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Sorry for the few days hiatus, it's hard keeping up with Brian and his cohorts sometimes, they must consume alot of energy drinks to fuel that much haterd and disdain for people most of them have never met.

Here is a little look at Vote on Marriage and affiliate of the Massachusetts Family Institute
VoteOnMarriage.org instigated and paid someone else to collected signatures for the Protection of Marriage, many which were fraudulent… having a one of my own family members names on there who did not sign it.

Vote on marriage has the same address as Massachusetts Family Institute but a different phone number, but the same fax number and probably share funds. Seems a little shady because clearly what vote one marriage folks are doing can't be done under a 501 c3.

Board of Directors for vote on marriage:
Dr. Roberto S. Miranda, Chairman "has a Master Plan to reclaim the state of Massachusetts for Jesus Christ."
Robert H. Bradley, Treasurer- could find much on him, is he really person?
Chanel Prunier, Campaign Director. Chanel is also well connected to the Republican party and at the last Republican National Convention was "honored" as a team leader for promoting the republican party....