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Phyllis Schlafly Analysis: Gays Only 5 Percent of Attack on Marriage


Phyllis Schlafly hosted a "How to Take Back America" conference in St. Louis over the weekend.

Topics discussed included "How To Counter The Homosexual Extremist Movement," "How To Stop Socialism In Health Care" and "How To Recognize Living Under Nazis & Communists."

Who was there? "Among the prominent speakers who traveled to St. Louis for the conference were former Arkansas Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Republican Reps. Tom McClintock, Tom Price, Steve King and Michele Bachmann, and 'Joe the Plumber,' aka Samuel Wurzelbacher."

Anyway, Schlafly weighed in on the marriage debate to a roomful of Christian extremists: "My analysis is that the gays are about five percent of the attack on marriage in this country and the feminists are 95 percent."


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  1. Was her gay son there cheering Mommy on?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Sep 28, 2009 7:30:57 PM

  2. seriously..this is thier topics..? How To Counter The Homosexual Extremist Movement," "How To Stop Socialism In Health Care" and "How To Recognize Living Under Nazis & Communists."

    ...look at the shrews reflection in the mirror...all / mostly old farts...and bigited wack jobs....what pathetic sick people.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Sep 28, 2009 7:34:35 PM

  3. Dizzy old white coot.

    If it were The Gong Show, the hook would have made its way in to take her down.

    Posted by: D/NO | Sep 28, 2009 7:53:25 PM

  4. ugly americans. inside and out.

    Posted by: miaedu | Sep 28, 2009 7:53:48 PM

  5. I'm surprised she had a reflection...Evil usually doesn't.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Sep 28, 2009 7:57:07 PM

  6. Hey stop the ageist shit. The Southern Baptists have the same mind set and behave the same way and I don't see you people calling the Black Americans that attend **niggers**. It's not the age of the person, nor the race of the person, nor the religion of the person that makes them a bigot. It's the hateful heart they have.

    One day you'll be "old" too. Can I start calling you names and treating you like shit then?

    Hate them for their behavior and not some uncontrollable factor. Christ get some brains Gay people.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Sep 28, 2009 8:03:06 PM

  7. One of these days, I think I'm gonna pick up a gun & express my thoughts.

    Posted by: hadassah weinreb | Sep 28, 2009 8:24:09 PM

  8. Thanks Sargon.
    We demand fairness from the majority but many of us can't be fair ourselves. And for the 30 years that I've been watching, the community has done nothing to correct that. It totally gets on my nerves.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Sep 28, 2009 8:29:09 PM

  9. Hysteria, Obsession, and Narcissism in the Homophobic Right By Austin Cline
    Thursday November 16, 2006

    Isn't interesting how often religious conservatives treat homosexuality and gay marriage like they are the most pressing and dangerous issues facing Western culture? Even if we grant, for the sake of argument, that there are legitimate reasons to oppose them and be concerned about them, how can anyone justify acting like they threaten the very foundations of civilization? William Eskridge, a Yale law professor, has written that anti-gay prejudice has been marked historically by three characteristics. These are: (1) “hysterical demonization of gay people as dirty sexualized subhumans”; (2) “obsessional fears of gay people as conspiratorial and sexually predatory”; and (3) “narcissistic desires to reinforce stable heterosexual identity . . . by bashing gay people.” The primary historical traits of homophobia are thus hysteria, obsession, and narcissism.

    Source: IndeGayForum
    It's worth stopping for a moment to consider how these same characteristics are also true when it comes to other demonized minorities. The exact same things could have been said about the hysterical anti-Semitic beliefs in Germany in the first half of the 20th century. Dale Carpenter describes how these three characteristics have been popping up in the context of the Foley scandal...

    Hysterical Demonization:

    We can see the first of these characteristics, hysteria, in some of the reactions to the Foley scandal. “While pro-homosexual activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two,” declared Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
    What Tony Perkins says isn't true, but it's also not the worst of the accusations which Christain extremists have been hurling at gays. It's frankly no different from when vicious anti-Semites were accusing Jews of killing Christian children in religious rituals, a myth that goes back to the middle ages but which was also used by the Nazis to pave the way for their own anti-Semitic policies.

    Conspiracy of Gays:

    The second characteristic of anti-gay prejudice, obsession, has been on full display. Some Republicans in Congress and religious conservatives told reporters that they suspect a “gay subculture” has infiltrated the party. This “Velvet Mafia”—as some have called it—allegedly consists of a number of gay Republican congressional staffers and other personnel. A conservative website asserted that the gay conspiracy includes nine chiefs of staff, two press secretaries, and two directors of communications for prominent congressional Republicans.
    Once again, there is no evidence for the truth these accusations — but it's easier to accuse gays of these sorts of misdeeds when they have already been the targets of so much demonization over the years than to admit to mistakes on one's own part. Jews, too, were accused of all sorts of anti-German conspiracies; indeed, the idea that Jews threatened to undermine German culture was a primary motivating factor behind a significant amount of the hatred of Jews.

    Sexual Purification:

    Finally, the Foley mess has demonstrated the third characteristic of anti-gay prejudice, narcissism. If the GOP loses one or both houses of Congress in November, one supposed lesson will be that the party was too lenient on homosexuals—turning off the party’s base of religious conservatives. Some thus see the scandal as a chance to cleanse the GOP of the impurity of homosexuality, to reassert the party’s stable, pro-family heterosexual identity.
    The obsession with purity is a common characteristic with fundamentalist and extremist movements. Usually the purity involved is sexual in nature, though some other types appear from time to time. Many are surprised to learn just how much of a role ideas about sexual purity played with the earliest Nazi storm troopers. Their writings contain many images of fear of being overcome with sexual desire, female sexuality, the presence of women, and so forth.

    Extreme homophobia and extreme anti-Semitism have a lot in common because they stem from similar, deep-seated drives in a person's personality. They both involve a need to exclude some minority as violently and absolutely as possible in order to solidify one's own sense of self. A person's identity becomes so bound up with what they are not that everything they do becomes part of denying that Other, even to the point of extermination.

    Posted by: Layla Miller | Sep 28, 2009 8:45:47 PM

  10. Types of Narcissists
    Types of narcissists include:*

    Classic The classic narcissist is overly self-confident and sees themselves as superior than other people. Think of a child who has always been told by mom and dad that they would be great, and then that child takes and internally distorts that message into superiority.

    Compensatory The compensatory narcissist covers up with their grandiose behavior, a deep-seated deficit in self-esteem. Think of a child who felt devalued but instead of giving up on life, resorts to fantasies of grandeur and greatness. This person will either live in that fantasy world or decide to create that fantasy world in real life.

    Inverted The inverted narcissist is a co-dependent who caters to the emotional needs of a classic narcissist. Often a relative or mate of a narcissist-- this person feeds the narcissistic supply of adulation, admiration, coddling etc. that the classic type requires.

    Narcissists are also either:*

    1. cerebral -- people who feed their narcissistic needs from their intelligence, academic, or professional achievements. Examples would be evangelists, CEOs, professors, physicians etc.

    2. somatic -- people who feed their narcissistic needs from their physicality, exercise, physical and sexual prowess including their "conquests". Examples would be models, professional athletes, actors etc. To break it down even further, we can take a look at the 9-point model presented by Bruce Stevens in his article: 'Narcissism: A Nine Headed Hydra? Exploring Types of Narcissism'. In it he describes:

    1. The Craver has a lot of love to give but always with strings attached. This type has a great fear of abandonment and clings to people they can connect with, but they are never satisfied.

    2. The Power Broker desires...well, power of course! They will do almost anything to gain power, and rarely consider any consequences of their actions. They can be bullies, arrogant, and cold. By any means necessary is their motto.

    3. The Rager is someone on the edge, and when their narcissism is bruised, they will lash out. These types are often verbally and/or physically abusive. Very controlling.

    4. The Fantasy Maker is the type that has retreated into their own reality, because they are living in defense of the painful reality of their lives. They do not live in truth and therefore have difficulty forming "real" relationships with others.

    5. The Special Lover is the type that believe love is the answer to all things. They believe that they have a special capacity to love and tend to idealize love and the people whom they love. Of course, they face deep disappointment when they realize that their love and/or the ones they love are not perfect.

    6. The Body Shaper is highly focused on their physical image. Fashion. glamour, Youth. Beauty. They live very shallow and empty lives, and they tend to deny ageing.

    7. The Trickster is an extremely charming and social type. These types can trick people into trusting them, but is very malicious and ruthless in these relationships. They feel a sense of entitlement and are without remorse.

    8. The Martyr revels in their suffering. They are victims and love telling people about it. THey totally identify with the pain they are dealing with in the present. They want care and support and will exploit others to get it. They tend to form relationships with others who have a need to be needed and then they are exploited. This is their way of controlling other people.

    9. The Rescuer is virtuous. They always take the high road in relationships. They appear kind, considerate, and they try too hard. They find it easier to give than to receive. This could be because they were a parentified child in a dysfunctional family.

    Posted by: Layla Miller | Sep 28, 2009 8:46:01 PM

  11. Narcissists I've known also have odd religious ideas, in particular believing that they are God's special favorites somehow; God loves them, so they are exempted from ordinary rules and obligations: God loves them and wants them to be the way they are, so they can do anything they feel like -- though, note, the narcissist's God has much harsher rules for everyone else, including you. [Many readers have questions about narcissism and religion. Here is an interesting article on the Web: "Narcissism Goes to Church: Encountering Evangelical Worship" by Monte Wilson. "Modern American Christianity is filled with the spirit of narcissism. We are in love with ourselves and evaluate churches, ministers and truth-claims based upon how they make us feel about ourselves. If the church makes me feel wanted, it is a good church. If the minister makes me feel good about myself, he is a terrific guy. If the proffered truth supports my self-esteem, it is, thereby, verified."] [More on grandiosity.] ^

    Posted by: Layla Miller | Sep 28, 2009 8:50:28 PM

  12. amoral/conscienceless
    care only about appearances
    critical of others
    disappointing gift-givers
    don't recognize own feelings
    envious and competitive
    feel entitled
    flirtatious or seductive
    hard to have a good time with
    hate to live alone
    hyper-sensitive to criticism
    lack sense of humor
    strange work habits
    unusual eating habits
    weird sense of time

    Posted by: Layla Miller | Sep 28, 2009 8:51:29 PM

  13. ...and afterward the gang enjoyed some apple sauce before being tucked in bed by their nurses.

    Seriously, if the reflection behind Grandma Moses is any indication, most of them won't make it to the end of the year.

    Good riddance to old rubbish.

    Posted by: Matty | Sep 28, 2009 8:53:16 PM

  14. @SARGON BIGHORN You fel better now that you got to say the "N" word online? You really could have made your point another way. Methinks you have more in common with the people in that room than you care/dare to admit.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Sep 28, 2009 8:54:30 PM

  15. When is that bleeding c*nt just going to die?

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Sep 28, 2009 8:55:20 PM

  16. Uh, Layla. I think you've wandered a tad far from your podium.

    Posted by: Christopher | Sep 28, 2009 8:56:19 PM

  17. Uh, Layla. I think you've wandered a tad far from your podium

    Posted by: Layla Miller | Sep 28, 2009 8:58:45 PM

  18. Old or not, she's still a cunt.

    Posted by: James | Sep 28, 2009 9:00:34 PM

  19. And that sick shit has a gay child.

    Posted by: hank | Sep 28, 2009 9:11:51 PM

  20. Phyllis Schlafly is such a closeted dyke. I met her with some college friends about 33 years ago in Illinois and after our meeting with her we all agreed she was the most masculine dyke we had ever met.

    That was before she became famous for spreading lies about gays & lesbians.

    Posted by: hephaestion | Sep 28, 2009 9:27:49 PM

  21. "How To Recognize Living Under Nazis & Communists" - isn't that the pot calling the kettle...they already know about those things. Copy and paste link below:

    Posted by: CB | Sep 28, 2009 10:13:16 PM

  22. "Hate them for their behavior and not some uncontrollable factor." Extremely well put, Sargon Bighorn.

    I find it so unfortunate to see people, on this blog and elsewhere, bash people for uncontrollable factors, which includes things like

    -- someone's name (e.g., calling Peter LaBarbera "LaBabs")
    -- someone's appearance (e.g., that crowd in the picture is "ugly")
    -- someone's age (e.g., that of Ms. Schlafly -- YES, ABSOLUTELY, BET YOUR LIFE ON IT, YOU WILL BE OLD, TOO, SOME DAY, IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH)
    -- someone's gender ("cunt")
    -- someone's gender appearance or identity (e.g., Ann Coulter's prominent Adam's apple)

    Also, I cannot believe how so many people apparently think it is OK to bash people as "retarded" or x"-tard" or whathaveyou. To me, that is insanely insensitive.

    It is not merely clueless to do such things, it reduces our moral authority in what is -- never forget -- a CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE.

    Posted by: driftee | Sep 28, 2009 10:48:48 PM

  23. Conservatard cunt.

    Posted by: Mark | Sep 28, 2009 11:06:56 PM

  24. Good Lord! Is that right wing fossil still creaking along. I thought she dropped dead years ago. 95% feminist? AS for"How To Recognize Living UnderNazis and Communists" take a look at your fellow bigots Ms. Schlafly! Why should we not call attention to her age? Age does not necessarily confer respectability. Old crooks, old whores and old bigots need not be shown respect. Respect has to be earned!

    Posted by: robert | Sep 28, 2009 11:25:52 PM

  25. I continue to be amazed at how easily they throw the term "Nazi" around. Have they forgotten the horrible and vile crimes of the Nazis? It's highly offensive to even use that word to describe what they consider oppression.

    Posted by: Beefandfur | Sep 28, 2009 11:30:42 PM

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