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Theocons Blame "Shocking Depravities" On Pelosi


All the rightwing gay-bashers have decided to pile on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because part of her congressional district includes San Francisco, which "as everyone knows," is the biggest center for the "shocking depravities" committed by gays in attempting to have a reasonable sex life - and they've taken particular aim at the annual pro-gay Folsom Street Fair.

Peter LaBarbera, president of "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" and one of the theocons' most prominent bigots, "is making sure Congress gets a good look at the debauchery at this year's Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco," according to a story on James Dobson's "Family News in Focus." "Every lawmaker will receive a DVD, showing everything from public nudity to public sex acts."

Another story on OneNewsNow, the American Family Assn. "news" site, claimed the festival featured public nudity, "groups of men engaged in orgies on San Francisco streets," and "blatant anti-Christian bigotry." (See, any time someone calls attention to the Bible's admonition, in Leviticus 20:13, to kill all the gays, and opines that that might be a Bad Idea, and that people who advocate that are Bad People, that's "anti-Christian bigotry.")

All of that, of course, exemplifies the phrase the holy hypocrites attempted to use to discredit Pelosi and some others during the 2006 elections: "San Francisco values."

"We're calling on House Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco city authorities to take action and to stop this from occurring," LaBarbera announced. "It appears that there is a public nudity statute in California that was violated. There also appears to be an indecency statute locally to San Francisco. Incredibly, the San Francisco police not only stood by and did nothing, but they actually recruited" for new police officers, he said.

Fellow bigot Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues for Concerned Women for America, founded by Left Behind co-author Tim LaHaye and wife Virginia, was even more up front:

"There is no requirement that we tolerate things that are, first of all, immoral, and second of all, illegal," he said. "To tolerate that, you end up with anarchy."

Or a rational attitude toward sex.

Barber claimed that it was "child abuse" to "expose children to this public nudity and public sex."







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