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Watch: Alabama DJs Mock Obama's Gay Pride Proclamation


Pam Spaulding points out this clip from Alabama talk show DJs Rick & Bubba in which they mock LGBT people and Gay Pride, using Obama's LGBT Pride Proclamation as a jumping-off point, explaining to their audience that there's not "fornicator pride" day or "adulterer" appreciation day.

"There is, absolutely, no way, impossible, to biblically justify this lifestyle."

Watch the disgusting rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

If you're interested, you can read Obama's full LGBT Pride proclamation HERE. And there is a 'Rick and Bubba Must Go' Facebook page.

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  1. Yeah, but the proclamation is just meaningless words that cost Obama nothing and we would have been better off if we'd all voted for McCain/Palin.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Jun 18, 2010 9:53:54 AM

  2. It's what ev. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And as a gay Christian I know that I don't have to have biblical approval. My being gay is just as bad as any sin Rick or bubba may commit and the lord still loves both of us equally. So yeah. I'm not worried.

    Posted by: Zc | Jun 18, 2010 9:53:55 AM

  3. I have always tried to remember these words by Joan Baez when I am confronted by people like Rick and Bubba:

    Be not too hard for life is short
    And nothing is given to man.
    Be not too hard when he is sold or bought,
    For he must manage as best he can.
    Be not too hard when he blindly dies
    Fighting for things he does not own.
    Be not too hard when he tells lies
    Or if his heart is sometimes like a stone.
    Be not too hard for soon he'll die,
    Often no wiser than he began.
    Be not too hard for life is short
    And nothing is given to man.
    And nothing is given to man.

    From another Alabaman

    Posted by: lileasy | Jun 18, 2010 9:58:32 AM

  4. @KevinVT: You're kidding. Was eight years of Bush just way too pleasant for you?

    How Obama is too blame to for these ignorant a-holes can only be left to people like you to connect the dots.

    Posted by: Rodney | Jun 18, 2010 10:13:08 AM

  5. @ZC: I'm sure Tank would want to know if you pray for forgiveness each time you suck a d*ck.

    Posted by: Rodney | Jun 18, 2010 10:19:13 AM

  6. Their point of view just doesn't tell my story, as sure as it neglects the points of view of most of the people of the world. (Women, those in captivity, etc.) The bible is a document that has the inherent purpose of taming men. The authors could only conceive of hetero men, and so that's what they wrote about. Jesus never spoke of anything outside of that mental box either. Why would any man of free will therefore listen to, let alone follow it's dictates uncritically?

    I'll tell you why, Bubba doesn't have to think about the consequences of his actions as a domestically groomed breeder monkey, or piece of livestock, if you will. And, he gets to consider the "law" without any notion of it's invevitable outcomes outside of entirely self serving ones. If you want to meet men who are out of touch and as hysterical as they accuse women and gays of being, just wait until your blinkered breeder male has been affected by his own dictates in a non self serving way. It's always good for a laugh. People in their middle age still trying to cling to/enforce prepubescent logic and genders roles are going to bring down civil society if they can, because doing so is "easier" than having an integral position relating to reality. Dream weavers and mystics, all of them; and ironically, their dreams are as common and as low as dirt. This kind of debasement starts in the straight world, we're just the target of their collective projections.

    Posted by: SeriouslySick | Jun 18, 2010 10:26:47 AM

  7. I'm pretty sure Kevin was TRYING to be sarcastic. He needs to get some new, more grown up material though. The whole "would you rather have McCain/Palin?" argument is childish and irrelevant. I don't know any self respecting person who lives their lives being satisfied with second class just because things could possibly be worse. It seems pretty cowardly to me. As someone wise once said "A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." Kevin should take heed. I do agree, however, that Obama's "gay pride" proclamation is just "meaningless words".

    Posted by: gaylib | Jun 18, 2010 10:30:07 AM

  8. Open, CELEBRATORY gay bashing.

    As they talk about morality.


    Posted by: Bill | Jun 18, 2010 10:32:08 AM

  9. Alabama! The Inbred society of America.

    Posted by: Roseann | Jun 18, 2010 10:39:03 AM

  10. There's no such thing as sin. "Sin" is just a word men use to try to control other men and keep them in a nice little box where "normal" means acting like everyone else, believing like everyone else and never rocking the boat.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jun 18, 2010 10:40:34 AM

  11. Hey here is a list of their sponsors.
    My guess is Bonjangles (as in black face racism?) restaurant and "Liberty in chains" (tea party apparel store) are not going to stop their sponsorship, but some of the others might, like the Lets send them emails asking them to stop their sponsorship of hate. :)

    Posted by: Andrew | Jun 18, 2010 10:44:08 AM

  12. well it is Alabama! We know what that means, Incest, inbreeding and of course Rick and Bubba most likely have the same parents though not married.....

    Posted by: AlexInBoston | Jun 18, 2010 10:48:55 AM

  13. What does the Alabama girl say after sex?

    Git off me daddy, yer mashin' my cigarettes.

    Posted by: JusticeontheRocks | Jun 18, 2010 10:59:39 AM

  14. What else should we be expecting not only from a waste of existence like the state of Texas, but from a radio show co-hosted by someone named 'Bubba'?

    Next time there's a 9/11 I hope they hit every single red state. Seriously. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    Posted by: SongBird | Jun 18, 2010 11:10:30 AM

  15. Ugh. Fine, you can secede now.

    Posted by: Tranquilo | Jun 18, 2010 11:15:33 AM

  16. Here is the email I sent to "The Rick & Bubba Show." It is probably longer than anything they've ever read before, but I thought it was worth the effort. I also sent individual emails to their sponsors.

    To Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey:

    As a lifelong Alabamian, I was appalled and offended to hear your recent rant against "the homosexual lifestyle." Until you apologize for your ignorance and hatred, I will refuse to patronize the sponsors listed on your website, and I will encourage everyone I know to do the same. I will also contact your sponsors and tell them that I refuse to patronize them until you apologize or they withdraw their support form your show.

    Your argument that homosexuality is wrong because the bible says it is (and that Obama is also wrong to release a proclamation for Gay Pride month because of that) is offensive and incorrect for many reasons:

    1) We are not a Christian nation, or a theocracy of any kind. This is a good thing, and you benefit from it whether you realize it or not, but it means that what the bible says or doesn't say about anything is totally irrelevant to our government and laws. If you want to live in a theocracy, try Iran .

    2) There is no contradiction between Obama professing his own personal religion and also releasing a proclamation for gay pride month. We are not all Christians just because the president is; Obama is also left-handed and from Illinois , but just because those things are true and he is the president doesn't mean that all U.S. citizens now also have to be left-handed or from Illinois .

    3) One of the most ignorant things you said in your rant was, "there is, absolutely, no way, impossible, to biblically justify [homosexuality]." Luckily, because of #1 on my list, there is also no reason for the U. S. government to justify homosexuality or anything else biblically.

    Additionally, though, you seem unaware that there are many bible-believing Christians who see no contradiction between their religion and the acceptance of homosexuality in society, as well as pride in their gay friends and relatives. I urge you to read this essay, "What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Homosexuality" (, to see one of many examples of a bible-believing Christian minister who disagrees with your interpretation of the bible's word on homosexuality.

    The fact that you have decided that your interpretation of the bible is the only valid one and there is no possibility that you might be wrong shows you to be suffering from the sin of pride--only God is infallible, not man.

    4) At the end of your rant, you tacked on a little lip service to "love"--but for the preceding nine minutes, you were spewing the worst and most ignorant kind of hatred toward other human beings. You don’t get to have it both ways. Your whole speech was designed to dehumanize and denigrate a group of people who have already gotten plenty of that treatment from others. It is utter hypocrisy to denigrate gays, chastise people for having sex outside of marriage, and then make fun of the fact that gay people want nothing more than to be able to get married!

    You need some serious education on this issue. It takes bravery to stand up for what is right, but instead you have just shown the cowardice to pander to what is popular.

    Posted by: Emily | Jun 18, 2010 11:35:45 AM

  17. Man, there is no way to biblically justify that guys face: UGLY!

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 18, 2010 11:46:56 AM

  18. This pisses me off so much, to be lumped in with adulterers, fornicators, pornographers, alcoholics...this asshole doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. He was born straight, lucky him, so he doesn't have to go through this shit every day of his life that people like him dole out on a regular basis. I'm very sincere in my faith, as a kid through my mid-20's I prayed & shed a lot of tears because I didn't want to be gay but eventually came to a peace about it, I know that God loves me. Fortunately for me, my family & friends have been nothing but supportive once I finally told them, lots of people aren't so lucky. Yeah right, it's a choice, I chose it because I love hearing this bullshit - NOT. I think he's the deviant and needs a brain & heart transplant.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 18, 2010 11:55:53 AM

  19. I think perhaps the "take home message" from this long, unapologetic, one-sided diatribe is that the protection of free speech in the public square is among the most precious of our freedoms. There is no such thing as the freedom from being insulted or offended by someone's words or viewpoint. By definition, that is the PRICE of freedom.

    We must share the public square with all those who vehemently hold antithetical viewpoints and say things which make our blood boil and hurt us deeply. There is no protection from exposure to such things which cut us to the core.

    By the same token, those religionists who scream ever more stridently to live in only a "biblically based country" can find no right to never be exposed to those persons whose sheer existence is a contradiction to their moral worldview. So, they will have to have their children exposed to a same-sex couple pushing a stroller in line at the movie theater to see the new Toy Story movie.

    Those children "trapped" within the bounds of such narrowminded families will see for their own eyes that the two men pushing that stroller are not monsters or evil and appear to be loving, caring, and doting parents. The power of seeing that objective reality over and over and over again in numerous locations and then trying to reconcile it with such a hateful and intolerant worldview from some book will yield a whole new generation of allies.

    Just takes some time and we should all be patient and grow a thick skin. The Framers never intended for any of us to be free from hurtful or intolerant speech and as much as it is reality-challenged and wrong, we should be thankful we live in such a country. Just because someone screams 2 + 3 = 37 ad nauseam from the rooftops does not mean we silence the idiocy. We just have to coexist with it.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 18, 2010 12:25:56 PM

  20. a pair of knuckle-dragging primates

    Posted by: grego | Jun 18, 2010 1:48:06 PM

  21. Is this a "christian" radio show ? If not these guys are way off. Also the national religion of the United States is not Fundamentalist Christian. Although I am sure that many would like that, unaware of the historical horrors of wars of religion and inquisitions in Europe.
    They wrongly assume there is only one way to interpret scriptures. The one that ignores science and critical scholarly views.
    Also assumes that their translation is correct.

    Tom in Long Beach

    Posted by: Tom in Long Beach | Jun 18, 2010 2:01:11 PM

  22. I love that phrase "biblical world-view". That's a favorite of Sarah Palin, Pat Robertson, Jan and Paul Crouch, James Dobson; in fact the entirety of the evangelical movement. Listening to these good ol' boys reminds me of just how insidious and dangerous the evangelicals really are--not just to LGBT people but to American democracy.

    It may be that these two DJ's are only patronizing their fan base. But, their radio show is syndicated regionally (the South, Southwest and the Mid-West) and reaches an audience much wider than just Alabama. Therefore, their "biblical world-view" and infantile, prurient commentary about Pres. Obama's Gay Pride proclamation will be listened to by millions of people who will nod their heads in fervent agreement.

    I recently viewed a documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So", which does a superb job of de-constructing the so-called "traditional" translations of the Bible and clearly explains how the sense and meaning of the Bible is thoroughly corrupted by the biases of the translators.

    The Bible does NOT say what the evangelicals and their ilk claim it to say about LGBT people. In fact, if those biblical verses are translated correctly, in context, one comes up with entirely different meanings for those passages which have been used for two milleniums to incite hatred and violence against LGBT people.

    Those 'Bama Buttholes are but two of the more craven examples of biblical ignorance gone wild.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 18, 2010 2:12:24 PM

  23. it's bama! Who gives a shit what happens in bama? It's one of the many white trash capitols of the united states... Real americans don't have to care what bama and other southern states "think" since they lost the civil war.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 18, 2010 2:18:20 PM

  24. Oh save me from folks who believe in the mythology that is the belief in a supernatural being! Biblical worldview = magic. Get over it people and the world will be a much happier and peaceful place.

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 18, 2010 2:38:39 PM

  25. All the sponsors of the "Rick & Bubba Show" can be seen here:

    Get in touch with the sponsors, and tell them you don't appreciate their sponsorship of this kind of homophobic crap.

    Posted by: Chuck Anziulewicz | Jun 18, 2010 2:44:35 PM

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