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Wingnut: Conservatives Being Assaulted by The Gay!

As I’ve said, I’m not a fan of the mass wedding at the Grammys (or of the Grammys, for that matter), but I’m really enjoying watching the anti-gay bigots lose their freaking minds over it. Selena Owens of Conservative Campaign Committee PAC (I’m guessing those are pronounced as hard ‘C’s) says it was an assault on conservatives who had to — gasp! — see gay people being happy.

The Grammy Awards is proof positive that the culture war has unabashedly come front and center against conservatives – let alone Christians.

You haven’t really been paying attention, have you? Conservative Christians have always been on one side (the wrong side) of culture war issues. And artists and musicians are almost always on the other side of those issues. Been that way for decades, maybe centuries.

I don’t watch the Grammys, but in light of all the frenzy via social media over the gay-marriage ceremony that aired live during the show, I decided to watch this segment on YouTube to understand exactly what went down.

What I witnessed was a forthright assault on conservatives.

Oh yes, of course. Just like putting an interracial couple on The Jeffersons was an “assault on conservatives” in the 70s. And having Kirk and Uhura kiss on Star Trek was an “assault on conservatives” in 1968, less than a year after the Supreme Court disappointed the right wing by upholding a right to interracial marriage in a fight virtually identical to the one going on over same-sex marriage today. Whenever conservatives see something they don’t like, they’re being “assaulted.”

What caught my attention were the lyrics to the all inclusive, equality anthem “Same Love,” performed by rapper Macklemore – specifically these:

The right-wing conservatives think [being gay's] a decision
And you can be cured with treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah, here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know.

Bam. There it is. “… right-wing conservatives …”

A few stanzas from the onset of the song, Macklemore attacks, and conservatives are called out in the culture war against homosexuals.

Wait, you mean to tell me that someone who disagrees with you actually criticized you in a song? Why, that’s assault! How dare they express their viewpoint when you don’t like it! Oh, the humanity!

The culture war has escalated to the point of conservatives directly taking the hit for the anti-gay agenda. Typically, Christians bear the brunt of that charge. But as these lyrics prove, the homosexual agenda is striking more specifically at the heart of politics than religion alone, further increasing heightened tension between conservatives and liberals. Macklemore directly places blame at the threshold of conservatives in the most artistic format known to man: music.

And…therefore…what? He places the blame on you because you deserve the blame. Assault! Help, help, we’re being repressed! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Seriously, these people couldn’t be any more ridiculous if they tried.

Comments

  1. says

    It’s awful that those homosexualitsts and liberal homoactivists (both of whom are Nazis, hate Freedom and are working to destroy America and everything America stands for) say mean things about us Conservatives, blaming us for standing up for keeping them down.

  2. Mr Ed says

    I keep seeing references to the Gay Agenda as if it was a tangible entity. Attacked by the Gay Agenda

    “This just in, after yesterdays A-bomb test the Gay Agenda emerged off the coast and is making its way toward down town. Residents are urged to seek cover. That is all.”

  3. Chiroptera says

    I don’t watch the Grammys….

    Neither do I. Sounds like there’s not much of a problem here, eh?

    I mean, don’t these clowns realize that the TV has an “off” switch? Don’t they get Trinity Broadcasting in their areas? Are they like Malcolm McDowell, strapped to their chairs with their eyelids pulled open?

  4. eric says

    But as these lyrics prove, the homosexual agenda is striking more specifically at the heart of politics than religion alone, further increasing heightened tension between conservatives and liberals.

    As far as I can tell, his lyrics says something about conservativism that even conservatives agree with: that conservatives think being gay is a choice. I guess this is another example of “help help, we’re being quoted accurately!”

    But I like the very end of the quote. Liberalism won a subtle battle here: she admitted that rap is music.

  5. busterggi says

    Well Selena, you could always choose to stop being a homophobic bigot.

    Or a conservative bigot.

    Or a Christian bigot.

    But then who would you be? A decent person maybe?

  6. Trebuchet says

    @3:

    I mean, don’t these clowns realize that the TV has an “off” switch?

    I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of those complaining about the broadcast didn’t watch it. They’re just part of the echo chamber.

  7. Sastra says

    The culture war has escalated to the point of conservatives directly taking the hit for the anti-gay agenda. Typically, Christians bear the brunt of that charge. But as these lyrics prove, the homosexual agenda is striking more specifically at the heart of politics than religion alone, further increasing heightened tension between conservatives and liberals.

    I don’t know … I found this part rather refreshing. Normally, people will complain that it’s one thing to argue against a person’s politics, but you should never ever go further than that and attack their religion. That should be sacred. Don’t argue against personal faiths.

    But here we’ve got someone saying that yeah, typically Christianity gets attacked all the time, we’re used to that but now it’s gotten serious: the Gay Agenda has crossed the line of civility and has taken to arguing about politics!!!11!!1

    It’s almost sweet, if you think about it. Or terrifying in a novel way.

  8. John Pieret says

    After spending about a dozen paragraphs saying how horrible gays, liberals and the entertainment industry are being to conservative Christians, she says:

    Be yourself and don’t be so defensive.

    Riiiight!

    Then she says:

    They took a blatant shot at us through deplorable lyrics and godless imagery and tried to frame the narrative to say that homosexuality is widely accepted as the norm. They’re wrong. Society at large does not accept that narrative.

    Who is saying that homosexuality is THE norm. LGBT people are a minority. However, if she bothered to read the polls, she’d see that society at large is accepting that homosexuality is normal and that same sex marriage is right and just.

  9. lofgren says

    How could Ed not comment on the best paragraph in the column?

    I propose this: Be yourself and don’t be so defensive. I’m myself no matter the situation or people. Sometimes I deliberately go through the checkout line of the lesbian clerk to drop a few words of Jesus’ love in her ear and then compliment her haircut. Or I encourage the star-struck 17-year-old to become informed on political issues that will affect her life, then discuss those big hoop earrings she’s sporting. No defense, no arguments, no worries. I remain offensive. I’m me.

  10. says

    I wonder how she knows the checkout clerk is a lesbian? Chances are she doesn’t, but just assumes they are for some utterly shallow reason.

  11. Alverant says

    So now they’re hijacking the word “assaulted” like they did “persecution” to mean “other people are being public with their opinions”. I think they’re becoming desperate.

  12. Melvosh says

    Seriously, these people couldn’t be any more ridiculous if they tried.

    There is a right-wing conservative version of Barney Stinson that just declared “Challenge Accepted!” Good bet it’s a current congresscritter.

  13. cptdoom says

    Are we shocked or appalled that straight couples happily exchanged marriage vows alongside homosexuals and lesbians on national television?

    I’m shocked anyone thought that getting married during a 30-second break in a song during the Grammys was a good idea, but that’s just me. When/if I get married (to another man – so there) I want to be the center of attention and have a ceremony that lasts longer than it takes me to “have a slash” (as they say in Britain). Of course, that part about seeing straight and same-sex couples sharing the same rights, benefits and privileges isn’t shocking at all, but then I have a soul.

    What I love is that this is the awards show that was opened by a husband/wife team (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) who are raising their daughter in a seemingly happy hetero marriage – isn’t that supposed to be the “family” we’re celebrating – and then later had an amazing performance by another singer (Pink) who repaired her broken marriage and went on to have her own daughter who is also being raised in an intact hetero marriage. How very counter-culture of them.

  14. jonmilne says

    As I’ve said, I’m not a fan of the mass wedding at the Grammys

    Considering that one of your posts previously described this mass wedding as “crass” and “ridiculous”, I’m going to bite on this one: may I ask why you find the notion that some couples who evidently wanted to be legally wed by popular pop singers at what is at least to them a major big deal award show then promptly got married at the award show among other couples of heterosexual and homosexual natures in a way that makes the point of the song entirely in that it is indeed “Same Love” and thus is a brilliant movement in promoting LGBT rights – that all this is somehow “crass” and “ridiculous” to you?

  15. frog says

    So…someone’s leveling an “assault” at them, and instead of ignoring it and avoiding the “assault” like a sensible person, she runs out and watches it on YouTube?

    Selena, honey, if you want to feel smacked in the face, it’s much easier to just lift your hand and do it yourself. No one will think you’re any less deranged, I promise.

  16. says

    @Selena Owens:

    unabashedly come front and center

    A bigot feels assaulted because the people she hates aren’t ashamed of themselves. Boo. Hoo.

  17. Gvlgeologist, FCD says

    Well, if they did “unabashedly come front and center”, I can see the objection, but I don’t think that actually happened…


    Oh, come on, you know you were thinking that.

  18. says

    MTV is changing. It will now be called “GMTV” and will feature nothing but teh GAYmawwiage–24/7/52/365

    BTW, will we now be seeing Liberace Marriage Chapels in Vegas and Reno?

    @20:

    I see a subtext in your comment. Please, let me make a suggestion. It’s been a long week, sure, and you want to “cut loose” a little bit. But, for the love of all that’s sane and reasonable–do NOT drink and drive. Drink and take a taxi!

  19. lofgren says

    may I ask why you find the notion that some couples who evidently wanted to be legally wed by popular pop singers at what is at least to them a major big deal award show

    Is there any way that getting married by a pop star at an awards show could be not crass and ridiculous?

  20. jonmilne says

    Is there any way that getting married by a pop star at an awards show could be not crass and ridiculous?

    While not an ordained minister, Queen Latifah is a commissioner, and perfectly qualified to perform weddings. Moreover, the context in which those couples were getting married (like, gee, I don’t know, during a FUCKING SONG DELIVERING A HEARTWARMING HUMAN RIGHTS MESSAGE ABOUT HOW GAY AND STRAIGHT MARRIAGE SHOULD BE EQUAL) makes perfect sense as to the scenario in which the couples were mass married by the pop singers in front of a global audience, which you’d get if you hadn’t quote-mined my explanation out of your response.

    This was the point of my original post. I find it absolutely bizarre that Ed Brayton would oppose an event which did nothing but good things for the LGBT movement.

  21. lofgren says

    I don’t think anybody here opposes it. It’s just that it’s crass and ridiculous. Although your original post was a rambling run-on sentence, I did understand it, and I don’t really think it’s fair to call my quote a “quotemine” as it didn’t change the meaning of your original comment in any way. I just cut out all of the additional details you mentioned, as none of them really made the scenario any less crass or ridiculous. Mass wedding at the Grammys by pop stars are definitely crass and ridiculous. Doing it to a different song might have made it more ridiculous, but the topic of the song can’t really make it any less ridiculous.

  22. says

    @25:

    The founders, tired of fart jokes, whoopee cushions and flag waving, crucifix wearing, REEL PATRIOTZ, tried to prohibit such with an 11th Article in the BofR. It was soundly defeated in committee by a group of fart joking flag waving, crucifix wearing, REEL PATRIOTZ,

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