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04/19/2007


'Crack That Wrist', an Anthem for Gay-Hating Evangelicals: VIDEO

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Andy Mullady draws attention to the current state of tension between Christian evangelicals and the movement for LGBT equality with an ear-catching remix featuring the wrist-cracking and exterminating advice of Pastors Sean Harris and Charles Worley.

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News: Chen Guangcheng, The Scream, Gay X-Man, Ashton's Bomb

Northstar6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi The forthcoming 50th issue of Astonishing X-Men in which gay hero Northstar is set to marry his boyfriend has helped boost sales for publisher Marvel.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Cooking, cave man style.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Anti-gay pastor Sean Harris on his comments about beating gay kids: "I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly. I'm not going to compromise on that."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson are reportedly at it again.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng called Congress today and asked to speak directly with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "I want to meet with the Secretary Clinton,” he said. “I hope I can get more help from her. I also want to thank her face to face.”

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Chelsea Clinton comes out against North Carolina's Amendment One: "Amendment One unfairly targets women, children and families, gay and straight, who fall outside of the narrow definition of family articulated by those who drafted the legislation. It is our duty to join the fight on behalf of both the gay and lesbian North Carolinians..."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Neo-nazis, meanwhile, are all about Amendment One.

Chen6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Catholic Media Group honors Modern Family.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi My friend Jeff Bercovici picked director Joss Whedon's brain. I'm so jealous.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi British Prime Minister David Cameron: "If marriage is good for heterosexuals, it is good for gay couples too."

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Demolishing the gender binary.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Is this commercial featuring Ashton Kutcher playing Karl Lagerfeld and people of color offensive?

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Vermont and New York Democratic chairmen now objecting to use of their names in push to include marriage equality in party's official platform.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi More teens smoking pot than cigarettes. Is that a good thing?

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Advice from Log Cabin Republican founder Rich Tafel to Mitt Romney: "Hire gay campaign staff: Romney must hire and retain qualified gay people in positions of leadership in his campaign and promise to bring them into his administration. The Richard Grenell debacle reinforces an image that the far right is in control of his campaign."

Cumberbatch6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi More on that controversial commercial.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Lance Bass and boyfriend Michael Turchin look pretty fly topless.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi When NPH met Oprah.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi The Scream sold at auction for about $120 million. Who says you can't put a price on art love?

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi A California sheriff's deputy is suing the Merced County Sheriff's Department for anti-gay discrimination.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the Sherlock Holmes television show, says he is "flattered" by gay fan fiction.

6a00d8341c730253ef01676542c07b970b-800wi Congratulations to Ron Baity, Patrick Wooden, Mark Creech and Tami Fitzgerald for making GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project, a tally of anti-gay pundits currently enlisted to comment through major news outlets.


Progressive Radio Host Rings Anti-Gay Pastor Sean Harris' Church: VIDEO

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Radio host David Pakman spent some time discussing Sean Harris, the North Carolina pastor who advocated beating gay children into heterosexuality, and the pastor's church during his radio show this week.

In addition to highlighting the relationship between homophobia, sexism and misogyny, Pakman also called up Harris' church, Berean Baptist Church, and asked whether the church as a whole agreed with Harris' controversial comments.

The answer? Find out AFTER THE JUMP

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NC Pastor Sean Harris Issues Non-Apology for Telling Parents to Beat Kids Who Seem Gay

Pastor Sean Harris of the Berean Baptist Church, who advised parents in a sermon to punch their sons if they seem "girlish" and "crack" their son's wrists if they seem "limp", has issued a non-apology for the video of his sermon which went viral yesterday:

Seean_harrisSean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church on Glensford Drive, said he does not advocate hitting children and wishes he could take back a remark encouraging fathers to punch boys who act effeminately.

But he defended his belief in the need to reinforce traditional gender roles in children.

"If I had to say it again, I would say it differently, no doubt," Harris said Tuesday. "Those weren't planned words, but what I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly. I'm not going to compromise on that."

More from the Fayetteville Observer:

From within the church, Harris said, "the response was, 'Pastor, we know you didn't mean that.'"

"We know when you're saying something seriously and when were supposed to just understand the intent and not the application,' "

Harris said. Harris said in the sermon that same-sex couples are free to live together. He argued Tuesday that there was "not an ounce of hate being communicated in that," but said in the sermon that such couples live together "in the most sick and ungodly way."

After listening to the sermon Tuesday, a divinity professor at Campbell University called it "one of the most disappointing and un-Christ-like diatribes I have ever heard."

Here's what Harris said, if you missed it:

"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, 'Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,' you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed....Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male."

Harris also advised parents to "reign in" girls who seem 'butch' with similar behavior.

Listen to his disgusting rant again, AFTER THE JUMP..

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NC Pastor Sean Harris Urges Parents to 'Punch' Their 'Girlish' Sons, Crack Their Limp Wrists: AUDIO [tlrd]

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North Carolina Pastor Sean Harris Urges Parents to 'Punch' Their 'Girlish' Sons, Crack Their Limp Wrists: AUDIO

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Jeremy Hooper at Good as You has posted some extremely disturbing audio identified as Sean Harris, the Senior Pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC, giving his congregation a "special dispensation" to beat their children if they think they might be falling outside of gender norms.

Seean_harrisHarris also urged his congregation to vote for North Carolina's Amendment One in an hourlong sermon posted on Sunday.

Listen to all the audio, AFTER THE JUMP...

Says Harris at the beginning of his horrifying rant (thanks to Jeremy for the transcript):

"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, 'Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,' you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed."

He adds:

"Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male."

Harris has advice for parents who think their daughters might be acting too butch:

"And when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, 'Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.'"

Adds Harris: “Can I take charge like that as a parent? Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that."

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