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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:30 PM
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Oklahoma Mayor and a local pastor who advocates court-ordered “education programs” to “cure” gays
http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2008/12/08/7138

Anti-Gay Campaign Plotted For Oklahoma City

The Gossip-Boy web site has uncovered evidence of a major upcoming anti-gay campaign by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and a local pastor who advocates court-ordered “education programs” to “cure” gay people.

According to James Miko and Wayne Fuller, Mayor Cornett plans to team up with Olivet Baptist Church pastor Steve Kern (OK State Rep. Sally Kern’s husband) to unleash a campaign to “rid the library system of all gay and lesbian materials, as well as those their church-based philosophies find objectionable.”

The planned anti-gay drive is reportedly part of Mayor Cornett’s longer-term strategy for the 2010 governor’s race. According to unnamed insiders, the Mayor hopes that by waging this campaign targeting gays and lesbians, he will gain the good graces of fundamentalist voters and “walk away a hero to certain people”:

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Pro-gay advocates often suspect politicians of cynically expoiting anti-gay sentiment to further their political careers. We rarely have such a smoking gun as this one. And we also rarely get such a clear indication of the kind of “justice” some of our opponents envision if they had their way. To these people, re-education camps aren’t out of the question.


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This is the end goal of anti-gay religious organizations - the new improved "final solution" if you will...


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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:33 PM
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1. I'd like to give them a court-ordered "education program"
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:34 PM by hobbit709
On the Constitution.
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:34 PM
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2. Ugh. Here's the most offensive of the offensive parts:
Courts can force drug offenders into treatment centers and violent people into anger management. There’s no reason our courts can’t do that with homos.

I know there are bigots out there, but I'll admit to being stunned by this.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:39 PM
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4. Yeah thats fairly repulsive... unfortunately many people think that way and just dont say it
out loud. Its almost like these people are literally stuck in the 1950s.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:43 PM
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5. More like Berlin in the 30's
:scared:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:18 PM
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14. drug offenders and violent people commit break laws on the books. what are they
going to do? Round up gay people like the inquisition? SOmeone needs to investigate SERIOUSLY the closets of these losers and break them down immediately as hypocrites, etc.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:50 PM
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22. It's like forcing a left handed person to become right-handed
It doesn't work.
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:12 PM
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30. Why would they be in court in the first place?
It's not illegal to be gay (even if these people would wish that were so).

Seriously, how is the court going to order homosexuals to do anything if they're not in front of the bench to begin with?

Then again, logic has never been a religious wingnut's forte.
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RedCappedBandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:57 PM
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32. .....
:wow:
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:35 PM
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3. I was just thinking of creating an "asshole curing" program that can be court-ordered.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:35 PM by TygrBright
I'll be rich! RICH!!!

ecstatically,
Bright
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:44 PM
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6. I know this guy in Oklahoma who really needs your program.
I'll even pay.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:50 PM
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7. AND I bet it will work at LEAST as well as the "gay curing" program!
Probably even BETTER!

boastfully,
Bright
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:52 PM
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23. Sounds constipating
:hide: :rofl:
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:51 PM
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8. Wow. American Fascism.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:56 PM
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9. Assholes. Sounds like the anti-vaccine nuts that think us autistics need to be "cured"
So I know how much this shit hurts gay people. It's all the same thing, it's all genocidal bigotry hiding under the appearance of compassion, which is the worst for of bigotry.

These people are truly dangerous MFers and are part of the reason I'm no populist, Human Rights are not something that should be put up for a vote
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:27 PM
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26. Well said.
:thumbsup:
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:58 PM
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10. I just KNEW I could get folks to pull for the Florida Gators! (nt)
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:08 PM
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11. Um, did I miss your sarcasm tag?
You don't know squat about OU...diversity, diversity, diversity in a sea of madness.
There's enough idiocy in that article to pick at without bringing our football team (and by extension, the University and it's many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered members) into the argument. :mad:

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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:16 PM
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13. Oh, heavens, sarcasm just ain't what it used to be (nt)
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:20 PM
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15. Hard to tell over a computer...
and, seeing as though you're from AUSTIN, it's even less apparent. ;)
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:38 PM
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18. You really have to understand the mentality down here...
Year in and year out, Texas fans grouse about Florida (sometimes the whole state) being the usurper of what rightfully belongs to Texas; its Friday night lights, the Source of all football, pigskin epicenter, etc. But now they must come before the great and all-powerful Lizard and pay homage, all because Oklahoma is the opponent. I find that amusing as hell.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:08 PM
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25. LOL, all-powerful Lizard...that's funny. NT
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:09 PM
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12. This should go over very well with the large
gay community in Oklahoma City. :sarcasm: How embarrassing for the normal people who live there (myself included).
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:32 PM
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16. “rid the library system of all gay and lesbian materials"???
So will Keynes disappear from the economics section?

And Alan Turing from Computer Science?

and Walt Whitman from American Literature?

Sounds like they are going after a repeat of "entartete Kunst":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_art
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:37 PM
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17. Wouldn't it be cheaper to get the Mayor counseling to accept his own gayness? n/t
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:40 PM
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20. Ah, so you're familiar with Mick!
I think this is a call to "Ted Haggard-ize" the good mayor. Maybe we'll get another two-fer and he'll be a crankhead like Ted too.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:54 PM
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27. you really have to wonder about people like this
because of their obsession with all things gay. i don't think someone who is secure in his/her sexuality would care so much about what other people do.
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DonEBrook Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:03 PM
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29. I just saw his picture. Fried every circuit in my gaydar!
:shrug:
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:40 PM
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31. You broke my gaydar! n/t
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:40 PM
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19. Praying the gay away. If Jesus and his apostles weren't gay ...
... where were their wives and kids?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:41 PM
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21. Waste of taxpayer money!
Spend it on drug rehab programs instead.
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Kazak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:00 PM
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24. Wow, despite the (R) next to his name...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 03:04 PM by Kazak
I had actually been pretty pleased with the job Cornett had done in OKC...until now, that is.

Edit: Sadly, most folk I know here will strongly support this. Pathetic!
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:59 PM
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28. Your "limited government" in action n/t
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