It seems right-wing Fundie Peter LaBarera, the President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, loves to read the Bilerico Project! The Peter put up a rather twisted article called "Sarah Palin, 'Daddy's Roommate' and the Left's Hypocrisy on 'Book Burning'" which opens with this zinger of a line:
Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera today charged liberal activists with rank hypocrisy in accusing GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin of "book burning" because she or her constituents once expressed concerns about controversial books such as Daddy's Roommate in the Wasilla Public Library.
Care to guess where he links back to for "book burning"? Why, my post about the Palin Book Banning Controversy of course. But in true fundie style (and maybe taking a page out of Palin's playbook), it seems that the Peter didn't actually read the post- I never mention book burning at all. So much for being an "American for Truth", eh Peter? I wonder if this is an example of that "truthiness" that the right-wingers are running the McCain/Palin campaign on...
Projectors may recognize The Peter as a big fan of contributor Pam Spaulding, who he calls:
A "vicious anti-Christian lesbian activist."
Looks like I'm in great company, although it makes me sad that I'm just a "liberal activist" in his post. Can't you do better than that, Pete?
The Peter is using my post to jump into announcing the launch of AFTAH's new "Library Fairness Project", which will "correct the severe pro-homosexual book bias in local library collections nationwide." I wasn't aware that public repositories of diverse sources of knowledge could have "severe bias", but then LaBarbera has never been one to make statements based in reality. Like his take on "Daddy's Roommate", the book Palin wanted banned from the Wasilla Library without even opening it. The book has the simple message that "being gay is just one more kind of love", but The Peter goes on another rant about it:
There are other 'kinds of love' -- such as incest, polygamy and open marriages -- but we don't teach them to innocent, impressionable children using one-sided books and euphemisms favored by advocates of these aberrant lifestyles.
That's a whole mouthful of crazy.
So let's give a warm Bilerico welcome to our newest reader and Projector, Peter LaBarbera! You know you must be doing something right when you get the right-wing fundies up in arms!