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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Beware The Gay TSA

  Americans For Truth About Homosexuality is a one-man crusade against the gay "disease" and in favour of America becoming a Christian theocracy. A single-issue "group", Peter LaBarbera and his blog have a sole purpose- to reinstate virulent discrimination against gays. Opposed to not only gay marriage, but decriminalization of homosexuality, the repeal of DADT, gay parental rights, and even our very existence, AFTAH loves to make mountains out of molehills and enemies out of neighbours. And now that Mr. LaBarbera has employees, AFTAH is recognized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

  Many people have weighed in on the TSA's new security measures, and most arguments focus on liberty versus security.  But Peter LaBarbera has his mind somewhere else. Possibly due to his own fantasies, he's worried about the TSA employing gays. 

  In response to the pat-downs being same gender, Mr. LaBarbera responded : 
“Isn’t it just as inappropriate for a ‘gay’ male TSA agent to pat down male travelers as it is for a normal, heterosexual male TSA agent to pat down female travelers?" and; 

“The reality is, most traveling men would not want Barney Frank to pat them down at the airport security checkpoint,” LaBarbera said. “Neither would it be fair to assign Ellen DeGeneres to pat down female travelers. (In the same vein, the Army should no more force normal male soldiers to shower and bunk with homosexual male soldiers than it would force females soldiers to bunk and shower with their male counterparts.)” and:
 " Does the TSA know which of its employees are homosexual, anyway, and how? If not, is it fair to travelers who may end up getting ‘groped’ by homosexual TSA agents who are secretly getting turned on through the process?" 

  It's true, most people of any gender do not want Barney Frank patting them down- they want him in Congress doing the job they paid him to do. Conversely, I doubt that Ellen is going to quit her $15million a year job to make $15 an hour groping people, as much as many women would like. 

  I have to wonder why Peter LaBarbera is focused on this imaginary, predatory homo who cannot control his desires. I mean, if anyone takes joy in molesting others on the job or off, they are usually incarcerated. (Yes, I know Mr. LaBarbera wants us all jailed until he can make us into normal Christians) Gay people are as likely to feel just as awkward giving or receiving a patdown as anyone else, if not moreso. By extension, should only proven heterosexual Christian females be able to be gynocologists? 

  Peter LaBarbera is focused on curing the gay because of some family connection- he is either trying to remedy his own desires or those of someone close to him. Just as NARTH was founded by a guy trying to fix his gay kid, AFTAH must have such a basis. Quite simply, people do not pay so much attention to something unless it affects them intimately. This latest attack on gays and the TSA is just Peter LaBarbera's latest excuse to prove what a real man he is. In reality, he's not afraid of the TSA dude being excited by the pat-down process, but his own desires. 

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