Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Gays Use the Internet; Film at 11

Peter LaBarbera, head of the pompously (and ridiculously) named Americans for Truth, has made a staggering discovery: gay people know how to use the internet. I know, I know, this will come as a major shock to you, as it apparently did to him. He was so surprised that he marched right out and made a report about it, to alert his righteous listeners that if they go online they might catch The Gay.

Pro-family activist Peter LaBarbera devotes his efforts to monitoring the influence of the homosexual agenda on American culture. He says a recent study of social network website usage is proof that technology has been one of the primary tools used by the homosexual community to organize and to promote its immoral lifestyle.


Oh my God, no! Gay people use computers to organize with like minded people and communicate ideas to others. And LaBarbera posted a report on this to his webpage, which he uses to….organize with like minded people and communicate his ideas to others. I am shocked – shocked! – to find out that people use the internet for such nefarious purposes. But I’m sure glad Petey took the time to do a “study” to tell us that. Thanks, Petey! You’re the bestest.

The website eMarketer.com reports a recent Harris Interactive online survey of 2,500 adults (18 or older) shows more proportionate weekly use of the sites Friendster and MySpace, and more hourly time on YouTube and Craigslist. At 32 percent, nearly twice as many homosexual and transgender respondents said they were online 24-168 hours per week, compared with 18 percent of heterosexuals.

Americans for Truth president Peter LaBarbera says the article doesn’t mention one major reason for the difference in numbers. “Of course what the article doesn’t say is that it’s a big part of their illicit life,” he asserts. “That’s what the Internet has enabled. The Internet is ideally suited to help uniting people practicing deviance.”

Further clarifying his point, LaBarbera explains that technology is often at the forefront of uses for other than the moral good of society; for example, to connect people in various subcultures and even vices, such as the pornography industry. “… It’s really the same old thing with technology,” he says. “It has its good uses, but it also makes it easier for people practicing immoral behavior to organize.”

In that sense, he says homosexual individuals in society have been able to network outside of the mainstream with the powerful and efficient tool of Internet websites.

We’ll be waiting for a proposal to ban sales of computers and internet accounts to anyone who is gay or suspected of being gay. In the meantime, keep those virus scans up to date so you don’t catch The Gay.

Comments

  1. #1 Tulle
    January 31, 2007

    I hope I am not giving Mr. LaBarbera even more ammo, but even before the Internet, gay people had e-mail and even our own bulletin boards. I even belonged to a few in the early 80’s. We even had and still have our own Usenet groups! So the gay network goes back a LONG time. I think it might be because many gay men and women help created all this computer stuff.

  2. #2 Ginger Yellow
    January 31, 2007

    Funnily enough, he’s not being entirely bonkers. Porn has driven adoption and development of most recent advances in media technology: home video, CD-ROMs, DVDs, the internet, video streaming, video compression, P2P filesharing etc.

  3. #3 Tulle
    January 31, 2007

    I don’t think his point was porn, I am sure he visits porn sites all the time :-) He is horrified that gay people talk to each other. Maybe he should move to Nigeria.

  4. #4 Will
    January 31, 2007

    Someone needs to explain to me what is illicit about being homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered. And no using the Bible or Quran as they don’t apply to me.

  5. #5 Tony P
    January 31, 2007

    It’s true – prurient interests drive most new technology adoption.

    And Tulle is right – remember the BBS’s, and then FIDOnet, and then I started getting a UUCP feed from a friend while I was running Waffle for MS-DOS.

    It’s been around since forever. Or at least in my case since 1982, when I got my Radio Shack DC-1 modem. That was what kicked off the BBS scene in RI, at the time we had one BBS called NYBBLINK. About a month later NYBBLINK went belly up, and so I pestered a friend and together we wrote and documented a system called SYSLINK. SYSLINK begat PowerCor and PowerNet which then directly spawned IDS, which is now Conversent Communications.

    All because I shelled out $200 for a modem and had nothing to connect to.

  6. #6 Ginger Yellow
    January 31, 2007

    Obviously that’s his main point – as far as I can tell he’d only be satisfied if gay people were held in sensory deprivation tanks, although then there’d be nobody at the gay bars he likes do “research” at.

    But he does mention near the end that:

    Further clarifying his point, LaBarbera explains that technology is often at the forefront of uses for other than the moral good of society; for example, to connect people in various subcultures and even vices, such as the pornography industry. “… It’s really the same old thing with technology,” he says. “It has its good uses, but it also makes it easier for people practicing immoral behavior to organize.”

    Shock horror! Technology is not inherently virtuous! Stop the world, I want to get off!

  7. #7 chris
    January 31, 2007

    Someone needs to explain to me what is illicit about being homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered. And no using the Bible or Quran as they don’t apply to me.

    There’s nothing inherently wrong with any of those things. Unless you follow the bible or quran, which explicitly forbid them, along with many other things that are not inherently wrong. Crab legs, anyone?

    But that’s the point. You can’t really condemn those behaviors without appeals to religion, which is why people need to stop trying to impose their version of morality on the rest of us.

  8. #8 JC
    January 31, 2007

    There are various reasons why a God fearin’ man should fear the anal sex gays.

    1. They have anal sex ALL THE TIME. When they aren’t having anal sex they are thinking about anal sex. The only sex act they engage in is anal sex. How can you be a productive member on society if all you ever do is have anal sex?

    2. Gays aren’t really attracted to other men. They are attracted to Christian children and pastors. If they have any chance of having anal sex with a pastor they will not hesitate to use all there anal sex witchcraft to trap him.

    3. Being an anal sex gay is a deliberate choice. The only way they can recruit people into their analsexstyle is by tempting them away from their innate natural state (Christian) using anal sex magic.

  9. #9 Philip T
    January 31, 2007

    “He is horrified that gay people talk to each other.”
    But it’s worse than that, Tulle. A straight person like me can use the interweb to talk to a gay person like you and decide that maybe you’re a real human being who not only shouldn’t be stoned to death, but allowed have a job, marry the person of your choice, etc. etc. The horror! The horror!
    “They have anal sex ALL THE TIME.”
    Ummmm, I hear they mix it up once in a while, sorta like straights do. They’d probably tell you about it, but it’s rude to talk with your mouth full:-)

  10. #10 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    January 31, 2007

    I saw a Gay group meet at a coffee shop once. I move we ban coffee sales to anyone who is gay or at least anyone I think is gay.

  11. #11 JC
    January 31, 2007

    Ummmm, I hear they mix it up once in a while, sorta like straights do.

    The only thing that REAL straights do is foreplayless missionary style sex followed by some kind of outburst of guilt and self loathing. Anything else and you may as well be an anal sex gay.

    Incidentally, Big Dumb Chimp, what is going on with your blog?

  12. #12 Matt Ray
    January 31, 2007

    “The only thing that REAL straights do is foreplayless missionary style sex followed by some kind of outburst of guilt and self loathing. Anything else and you may as well be an anal sex gay”

    :Shivers: So … much… prudish… sex. But can you blame the religious right for being such cockweasels? If you had to sleep with their frigid wives you’d be pissed off too. :)

    PS. Don’t forget Alan Turing, computer genuis and gay DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN.

  13. #13 Dan
    January 31, 2007

    Next week Americans for truth will discover that Gays also watch T.V.

  14. #14 Philip T
    January 31, 2007

    “PS. Don’t forget Alan Turing, computer genuis and gay DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN.”
    A good point. Proof that the gay agenda dates back decades and was intially cunningly masked as an effort to save the world from the Nazis through code-breaking.

  15. #15 vic viper
    January 31, 2007

    So, this guy says that the internet helps people practice deviant behaviour? Sounds like high praise to me.

  16. #16 Chuck C
    January 31, 2007

    “That’s what the Internet has enabled. The Internet is ideally suited to help uniting people practicing deviance.”

    Well, it’s also ideally suited to help people connect who would be beaten or killed by “Gay-fearin’ redne”… er, I mean “God-fearin’ Christians” if they weren’t able to establish strength in numbers.

    The internet does definitely serve to empower minorities by ending the isolation many had lived in previously. Local majorities can’t get away with as much shit as they used to: they can still get away with alot, but someone of “undesireable character”, gay or otherwise, isn’t quite as alone as before, even in country-bumpkinville.

  17. #17 Juan Pablo
    January 31, 2007

    Wow. Internet is really a threat, isnĀ“t it. No, wait… Before the net, “they” could organize by telephone. Scratch that: before telephone “they” could TALK to each other! Yes, that’s it: language should be banned. No, wait again…

  18. #18 J. J. Ramsey
    January 31, 2007

    “to alert his righteous listeners that if they go online they might catch The Gay.”

    Shouldn’t that be spelled “Teh Gay”? :-)

  19. #19 Wobert
    January 31, 2007

    I take it that Petey has caught The Stupid. Is there no end to people who take themselves so seriously?

    “It has its good uses, but it also makes it easier for people practicing immoral behavior to organize.”

    Like creation/idists

  20. #20 raj
    January 31, 2007

    Over at Pam Spaulding’s web site, and also elsewhere, LaBabs is usually referred to as Porno Pete. The reason is quite simple. Several years ago, Pete was quoted as saying that he kept gay porn in his office–for research purposes, of course, in his anti-gay activities.

    “For research purposes”? My first response: yeah, right.

  21. #21 Morgan
    February 1, 2007

    1. They have anal sex ALL THE TIME. When they aren’t having anal sex they are thinking about anal sex.

    The purpose of the gay man is to flip out and have anal sex?

  22. #22 roger
    February 1, 2007

    GLBT are quick to grasp new technologies long before the straight mainstream. Porno Pete seems to be a late comer.

  23. #23 Tycho the Dog
    February 1, 2007

    This gay internet thing has to be taken seriously. I started out by googling rough manly pursuits like lumberjacking and cowpunching, but more recently I seem to have developed a strange obsession with Barbra Streisand.

  24. #24 Wobert
    February 1, 2007

    Dunno about the lumberjacking being so manly Tycho,look at Michael Palin:
    “I chop down trees, I wear high heels,
    Suspendies and a bra.
    I wish I’d been a girlie
    Just like my dear papa.”

  25. #25 raj
    February 1, 2007

    roger | February 1, 2007 12:56 AM

    Porno Pete seems to be a late comer.

    Better that, than a premature ejaculation.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist ;-)

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