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How American Hate Influenced Tragedy in Norway

4 Aug

Terrorist Anders Hans Breivik

Anders Hans Breivik’s terrorist attack in Oslo did not take place in a vacuum.  His mass murdering of 76 children and adults was a plan that was premeditated, as he outlines in a 1,500 page manifesto.  The hate, Islamophobia and homophobia we see in the United States is being exported and has deadly ramifications.

While Breivik credits part of his ideology to bigoted blogger and fellow countryman Fjordman, he also writes about how key Americans influenced his behavior.  Yes, Robert Spencer,  the American Islamophobic pseudo-academic, much like the homophobic pseudo-academic Matthew Franck, is referenced repeatedly in Breivik’s manifesto.  Other Islamophobic bigots that are talked about as having great influence are: Daniel Pipes, the Muslim-bashing American neoconservative and  Pam Geller who is a partner in crime with Robert Spencer.

How do we solve the issue of hate and address the power of bloggers?  Certainly, I would never advocate censorship.  I would, however, recommend education and visibility.  I would also encourage Americans to look at and engage in conversations around the “War on Terrorism,” and how that war takes place on the battleground here in the United States.  The misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophoiba are at a fever pitch.  We have no further to see this than watching Fox (Faux) News or listening to Miehele Bachmann, Bill O’Reilly, Ginni Thomas, and the rest of Teahadists.  If we can collectively stand up to these bigots and turn off the lies of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, we can move forward and create a different world where we can celebrate our differences. Click here to read the full story.

Horrifying News on the Gay Agenda: Another Cautionary Tale

30 Jul

The Gay Agenda at Work

Thank you to my friend Jenny Paget for inspiring this story. In the past two months I have noticed that “How to stop the gay agenda” keeps showing up as a search term that directs people to my blog.  While I am sad to see this as a search engine term, I take some comfort knowing it takes people to this story–not exactly a story on how to stop the gay agenda.

I cringe when I learn that people really do believe we, the LGBT community, have an agenda.  If we do, it must be one of charity, peace, civil rights, and social justice. If we really do subscribe to the absurd notion of the scary Gay Agenda, I have you yet another example of it.

Married lesbian couple Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen were some of the first to help victims in the shooting massacre in Norway.  You will remember that Anders Behring Breivik  went on a shooting rampage at a youth camp and then set off a bomb in Oslo.  Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen made repeated trips in their small boat rescuing injured and bloodied kids. The couple endangered their own lives in rescuing the youth:

Dalen and Hansen drove the boat to the island, picked up from the water victims in shock … the young and wounded, and transported them to the opposite shore to the mainland. Between runs they saw that the bullets had hit the right side of the boat. Since there were so many and not all fit at once aboard, they returned to the island four times. They were able to rescue 40 young people from the clutches of the killer.

Here we see the gay agenda is about charity and helping out your fellow human being as we all have to share this planet together. The gay agenda shows us how similar we are as humans, rather than how different.  Who one chooses as a spouse is immaterial to how one chooses to live one’s life, with integrity and character.

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