Jerame Davis

Micah Clark Gives the Best Gifts...

Filed By Jerame Davis | August 09, 2005 1:13 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Marriage Equality, Media

Micah doesn't know this, of course...But his AFA Weekly emails are, quite possibly, the best gift I've ever gotten from the right-wing. For those of you who don't get to see them, visit the AFAIN website and subscribe. I don't normally suggest reading ultra-right screed, but Micah sure makes it such fun!

Take today's example. Micah is up in arms over several things, as usual, but one in particular stuck out. The recent debate here on and elsewhere on the net (here, here, and here for example) has gotten Micah in a bit of a tizzy. Here is a quote from his most recent polemic:

Indiana Gay Activists Threaten to Invoke Gutter Politics

In what only can be described as a threat of desperation, several homosexual activists in Indiana who head up various web sites and blogs, are now threatening to "out" or smear various Hoosier politicians. Apparently, by their logic, it is wrong for any legislator to mirror the opinion of a majority of Hoosiers who define marriage as between only one man and one woman. Under these homosexual activists' rules, legislators must meet a certain moral standard in order for the legislator to simply believe that both mothers and fathers matter to children and to society. . . something that was once universally seen as common sense.

Without seeing their own moral flaws, or by definition their own rejection of traditional sexual morality, these activists are promising to expose skeletons in the closets of state legislators whom they claim are "hypocrites." This type of sleazy, gutter politics did not work when pornographer Larry Flynt tried it on congressional Republicans and I doubt if it will change any votes in the State House.

He compares us to Larry Flynt! How cool! Funny how he says that such tactics didn't work for Flynt...I beg to differ. Did Clinton get removed from office? Did it cause a stir in the House and Senate? I'm sure there was more than one legislator that lost sleep over Flynt's $1 million offer for dirt on them. Just because Flynt didn't expose anything doesn't mean he didn't get the dirt and it certainly doesn't mean it didn't work. Who knows what sort of back-door deals were made? I'm sure Micah doesn't.

It's a laughable argument and a lot of bloviating over something he knows nothing about, but that's why I love Micah, he gives the best gifts.

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DATE: 8/09/2005 03:59:58 PM

Me thinks Micah Clark doth protest too much.

AUTHOR: bilerico

DATE: 8/09/2005 04:01:46 PM

Wow, this is now the second time the American Family Association of Indiana gang have gotten to hear about through a filter. Maybe someday he'll actually give our URL and let some of his followers see the light.

AUTHOR: Jerame Davis

DATE: 8/09/2005 04:16:21 PM

Micah just needs to look within himself and realize WHY he's so homophobic. He needs to stop blaming the gay community for the ills that struck his family. If he focused his energy toward doing the right things, rather than attacking gays as a personal vendetta, he'd do much good.But alas, the rage of hatred outweighs rational thought for Micah on this topic...


DATE: 8/09/2005 04:23:52 PM

Never underestimate the power of a blog. Just look what happened to Jeff Guckert/Gannon.

AUTHOR: Chris Douglas

DATE: 8/09/2005 04:45:12 PM

I can imagine Micah advising the AFA about another challenge to authoritarian hypocrisy:"So [would write Micah], having completely rejected the morality of our day by curing the sick on the Sabbath, this Jesus fellow is now promising to expose skeletons in the closet of Pharisees whom he claims are 'hypocrites'. This type of gutter politics didn't work for John the Baptist and it won't work now."It was precisely the selective application of biblical law by cold, unfeeling Pharisees, with their own hidden vices, that Jesus attacked.

AUTHOR: Steph Mineart

DATE: 8/09/2005 10:11:29 PM

I'm so jealous! I want loony right-wingers to peruse my site, too! Oh, wait. No I don't.Seriously, though, congratulations on scaring the crap out of Clark.I love how he uses the phrase "gutter politics." Because in his mind, those of us who are gay are in the gutter, and by outing hypocritical politicians, we're putting them in the gutter, too. Lovely way of thinking.