Sunday, September 11, 2005

Queer Activist Intimidation Tactics

We have many friends supporting the VoteOnMarriage marriage petition, and we are disgusted to see the intimidation tactics queer activists are using against the original signers of the petition. The Boston Herald (whose side are they on?) and their _itchy columnist Margery Eagan (clearly modeling herself on the despicable Maureen Dowd) deemed it newsworthy that a website has been set up to publicize the identity of anyone who dares to sign the petition. (We won't go into our reservations about this amendment here.)

The website is called KnowThyNeighbor. It has been denounced by the "more responsible" leaders of the queer movement at MassEquality.

Our friend Viktor has made an interesting observation. In line with the queer activists' other phony readings of the Bible ("God loves everyone and everything they could possibly do!"), this website seems to be trying to imply a Biblical source for their name:

It seems there is a bizarre theme occurring in the homosexualist movement: an admission of the spiritually decrepit state they have fallen into. Some simple examples are the "Southern Decadence" celebration in New Orleans, or the gay nightclub "Purgatory" in Providence, RI. The latest intimidation tactic of the gays reveals this theme in its most disturbing form yet.

We've read about the "unclean" VoteOnMarriage amendment which would legitimize SOME same-sex "marriages". We now see the homosexualists' reaction to it at, the website which seeks to publish, intimidate, and harass those who sign the amendment.

(If you think there is no intimidation from the homosexualists because they are all about "love", think again. Remember some months ago the failed bill that would make the names of petition signers available sooner than currently allowed by law. This bill was supported by homosexual activist organizations, and had it been passed, would have made "it possible for groups opposing ballot questions to gain almost immediate access to the names and addresses of the people who signed the petitions, providing them an opportunity to persuade signatories to retract their support." "Persuade signatories'"? Please.)

The name "know thy neighbor" seems to be a reference to a Bible passage.... But a quick search on reveals the aforementioned theme. For starters, the Old English "thy" is obviously not found in modern-day translations, but rather in the King James Version. There is no such phrase as "know thy neighbor" anywhere in the King James Bible. It combines two separate things: 1. To "know" someone; and 2. that particular someone being "thy neighbor".

The word "know"in the Bible is usually a reference to a thing: Thy name, thy ways, thy testimonies, Thy commandments, etc. And when it is referring to a someone, that someone is usually knowing God. The ONLY time "knowing" another person is employed (not knowing another person's traits or qualities, but knowing another person period), it means knowing someone sexually (for example, in Luke 1 where Mary says to the angel, "How can this be, for I do not know a man?") The only time "knowing" was used in the plural was used by -- yep, you guessed it -- the Sodomites, featured in the Genesis story of Sodom and Gommorah.

Genesis 19: 1-5
1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.