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US: Lawyer tweets cartoon suggesting gay scout leaders would trick boy scouts into sex

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  1. These homophobes have seriously dirty minds, as all they appear to be able to think about is what gay people do in bed.

    1. and what kids do in bed worringly

    2. I wouldn’t mind but the fact is that he is more likely to be doing that kind of thing to kids than gay men.

  2. murray hunt 15 May 2013, 3:01pm

    The only reason this right winged neo conservative organization is even thinking of dropping its ban is because it is being hit hard by lack of donations… It is not the morality issue they will debate but the financial one.

  3. Alexandria 15 May 2013, 3:02pm

    typical neanderthal fundie how on earth did this moron pass the bar

    1. Midnighter 15 May 2013, 5:42pm

      Intelligence doesn’t make you immune to religion – the truly disturbing thing about religion is that it expressly uses brainwashing techniques to lock people into its mindset from the cradle, and in the case of Abrahamic religion this is explicitly acknowedged in their texts. Few people truly challenge the fundamentals of their early upbringing to any great degree: you only have to look at ‘taboos’ and ‘traditions’ around the world and what horrifies one person is mandatory for another. No rationale for it, no application of intellect (if any is present); simply brainwashing.

    2. He’s involved with a US “Christian” fundamentalist “university” “law school” apparently. These institutions seem to have far lower academic and ethical standards than real university law schools, it would seem.

  4. So much for being an ‘educated’ man.

    Blinded by the truth and hides behind religion.

    Truth is, he is far more likely to be a peadophile than a gay man.

  5. Matt Barber is an ultra-extreme figure whose comments are reliably repellent. In Europe he would probably have faced prosecution for inciting hatred.

    Here’s a selection of his observations:
    http://www.glaad.org/cap/matt-barber

    The BSA must be thinking, “With friends like these…”

    1. I had no idea what a vile sick piece of work he is, thanks for the link.

    2. The cartoonist is another attorney, Steve Bowers, who is a longtime critic of Obama and a far right-wing advocate. His website (Family Security Matters) is filled with extreme right-wing propaganda.

  6. What squalid minds some US “Christians” have.

  7. In agreement with all of the above.

    This probably says more about this man’s mindset than it says about us.

  8. Inis Magrath 15 May 2013, 5:06pm

    Barber gives a bad name to both all good Christians and all good lawyers. May he be sentenced to hell without benefit of legal counsel.

  9. Can you imagine the outcry if the cartoon had depicted a black man attempting to trick a white woman into sex? This is disgusting and further proof that the American obsession with the right to ‘free-speech’ should be curbed where hatred – religiously inspired or not – is concerned. This is outrageous and the perpetrator should be hauled before the courts for incitement to hatred.

  10. David Cary Hart 15 May 2013, 6:46pm

    Mr. Barber doesn’t seem to be licensed to practice law anywhere. that makes perfect sense give that he is a professional gay basher.

  11. friday jones 15 May 2013, 11:14pm

    Matt Barber isn;t a lawyer, he’s a teacher at Liberty University, a special school for the mentally challenged. As far as I know, despite him describing himself as a “Constitutional Lawyer,” he’s never passed any State Bar exam. He got his BS in Organizational Management (I think that includes both Word AND Excel) at Colorado Christian University, His MA in Public Policy (I believe that entails Advanced Gadflyery) at Regent University Robertson School of Government, which is another special school for special needs students founded by Special Needs Poster Boy Pat Robertson, and his JD at the same Pat Robertson school for village idiots.

    In other words, his degrees are worth precisely as much as the paper they’re printed on, minus the costs of washing off the ink. Not only that, but he’s apparently spent his entire intellectual life cocooned in a bubble of right-wing intolerance and religious mummery.

    I actually kind of feel a little sorry for his hothouse flower delicacy.

  12. friday jones 15 May 2013, 11:21pm

    By the way, even at Liberty University, which is a fake school for rich white people being groomed for Republican positions, this cat can only make ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR and ASSOCIATE DEAN.

    Even in Fake University (good old F.U.), this cat can only make it to part-time assistant fake professor. Even in the dim-bulb world of the right-wing Protestant hothouse fake university world, this guy didn’t really have the academics to be fully responsible for teaching. Pathetic.

  13. Colin (London) 15 May 2013, 11:26pm

    I used to think lawyers were educated people who used facts. (mmm I know a few lawyers…lol)

    Honestly this is a sad reflection on himself. What are his thoughts?

    Kids are great to be around. I love to nurture and educate them. I’ve done that all my adult life in family and business.

    What makes the boy scouts anything different. I applaud anyone straight or gay who gives of their time to educate, guide youth to become better adults.

    I can think a boy or a girl is good looking without feeling anything sexual for them… I despair sometimes

    How many times have you overheard mums talking about their sons…”Oh your Johnny is so beautiful the girls will be all over him.” They do not fancy their sons sexually.

  14. as a gay boy scout I have never in my entire life been so offended. Dammit why do people feel the need to imply I’d do something like that. It’s insane. apart from being something so heinous why would we want to do something so alienating. I want so badly to be treated like any other person and seeing that makes me think it’ll never happen.

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