Demons, Diabolical Lifestyles, and late middle age

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Not my demon, apparently

Demon possessed. That’s what the ex-chaplain says.  Gays have an “un-human demonic spirit” in them.

A local resident of Visalia, Sam Lukes, said we have a “diabolically twisted lifestyle” in a recent letter to the editor*.

Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin is ready to toss us in the nearest oven.  The government is not far behind, as the Duma (Russia’s Parliament) has passed into law sweeping edicts that seem to make even talking about homosexuality a crime.  The 2014 Olympics are taking a hit over the crackdown.

We’ve made some impressive progress over the past few decades, and things, at least in the USA and some other progressive western nations, are getting better.

But to listen to some of these nutjobs talk, you’d think Satan himself was walking the Earth in a leather harness and spiked heels.  As they describe what it is to be gay, I’m looking at myself and thinking…

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Florida Republican disses Hollywood

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The barbarians continue their attacks.

Stephen Precourt (R) of the Florida State legislature, has slipped a provision into a 75 million dollar incentive package before the Florida House of Representatives.  Designed to attract movie and television productions to the state, the bill provides tax credits to entertainment companies who operate in Florida.

Precourt has included in the bill a provision to prohibit any tax credits to any production that contains “non traditional family values”.  The provision, however, does not define what is meant by “non traditional family values”.

“Think of it as like Mayberry,” state Rep. Stephen Precourt, R-Orlando, said, referring to The Andy Griffith Show. “That’s when I grew up — the ’60s. That’s what life was like. I want Florida to be known for making those kinds of movies: Disney movies for kids and all that stuff. Like it used to be, you know?”

“Instituting 1950s-style movie censorship does nothing to support real-life families or help Florida’s struggling economy,” said Ted Howard, executive director for Florida Together.

Both quotes from the Palm Beach Post’s article, here.

Precourt apparently does not understand the nature of the entertainment industry, or how many of it’s movers and shakers are gay!  Apparently he’s one of those Republican dolts who believes those evil gays from Hollywood (California’s Hollywood…  I’m sure he thinks Florida’s Hollywood is completely straight) are primed to make our recruiting films in his state, and will do anything to keep them out.

We’ll have to see if all of the Republicans in the state House of Representatives are so myopic, or if the bill is passed, how it will be enacted without definitions of what constitutes actual “non traditional family values”.

I’m waiting to see how Ft. Lauderdale and Key West respond.

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