Oooo! Oh! Gah! WTF!?
Barb Davis White – hadn’t heard of her before. Then I found this clip at the inimitable You’re Not Rosa Parks blog.
I don’t like her “unscientific idea-lology”. Is she talking about MY Loring Park? The Loring Park in Minneapolis that currently holds the largest free Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender celebration in the entire country?
Admittedly, a couple of decades or so back, Loring Park was not a pretty place, but then again, the country-wide push for GLBT rights was new – a lot of people were still closeted, shame over being gay wasn’t unusual, and we were struggling to understand the “gay cancer” (i.e., AIDS). I don’t wonder that the impression Barbara Davis White gathered during her time there was one of bleakness, disease and dispair. But we CAN’T use decades-old, subjective, observational data to support current GLBT legislation!
I would challenge Ms. White to come visit Loring Park this June when Loring Park is in all of its vibrant, proud and thriving glory. She needs to update her experiences, to meet those living with “human papillo-mo-virus…HPV”…and did she just say “gay bowel syndrome????” Here’s how wikipedia defines gay bowel syndrome:
Gay bowel syndrome is an outdated term first used by Kazal and colleagues in 1976 to describe the various sexually transmitted perianal and rectal diseases and sexual traumas seen in Kazal’s proctology practice, which had many gay patients. The term is obsolete and derogatory.
Obsolete and derogatory. Just like the rest of Barb’s evidence and postulates. She quotes “scientific studies” that I doubt exist, or that are again, most likely decades old. She’s using “children need a mother and a father” arguments that have been shot down time and time again (most recently in Perry v. Schwarzenegger in California). She says that she’s deeply saddened that people would accuse her of discrimination for believing that a mother and a father should raise children. She says that the banning of same sex marriage is nothing at all like the banning of interracial marriage (like the one she’s from):
“There’s no difference between a black person and a white person other than their skin color, but there’s a tremendous difference between a man and a woman.”
This woman is an embarassment.
Okay, so then I went to the google to find out where she was presenting this debacle, and I find out that gay marriage is currently being debated in the Minnesota House…that’s good-hooray! But guess what else I learned…taking a breath…Barb Davis White is running for a MN Congressional seat…in FIFTH precinct…and that’s MY VOTING PRECINCT! Yes! Yes! Yes! I can soooo not vote for her! I love it!
By the way, the reason Barb Davis White made it onto the You’re Not Rosa Parks blog is because she quotes this charming line*: “Rosa Parks didn’t move to the front of the bus to support sodomy.”
O. M. G. aka Wow. Just…Wow.