A North Carolina pastor’s horrific anti-gay tirade is making the blogosphere rounds.
Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, spoke at length in support of North Carolina’s proposed Amendment 1, which would outlaw marriage for same-sex couples, during an hour-long sermon on Sunday. In this clip, provided by Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good as You, a man identified as Harris is heard urging his congregation to attack their children if they appear to be exhibiting behavior outside of gender norms.
“What Would You Do?” tested people’s acceptance of transgender with a scenario set at Colonial Diner in Lyndhurst, N.J. Carmen Carrera, a 26-year-old transgender woman who has appeared on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” played herself as if she were a waitress at the diner. Kevin, an actor, played a longtime customer back from a yearlong trip who deplores that the waiter he knew and liked as “Christopher” is a woman.
“What the hell is the matter with you? Look at yourself! You’re a freak!” Kevin said.
Queen Latifah is headlining a gay pride event. The rapper, actress, cover girl and budding movie mogul will be the main attraction at the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival on May 19, organizers confirm. The festival and parade will draw around 75,000 attendees over two days.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) this week gave President Obama high marks on gay issues, but said it’s “a problem” that the administration has declined to endorse marriage equality.
Obama this week stirred criticism from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community when, during a trip to North Carolina, he declined to weigh in on a pending state bill banning civil unions and domestic partnerships.
Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, said Obama’s silence was expected but disappointing.
Some local educators say the “don’t say gay” bill proposed in the Missouri General Assembly would hinder classroom discussions.
The bill, HB2051, is sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, R-Fairdealing, and it “prohibits the discussion of sexual orientation in public school instruction, material or extracurricular activity except in the scientific instruction of human reproduction.”