Friday, June 21, 2013

LOLZ. I guess The Peter finally heard the news...

Peter LaBarbera, long-time "friend" of the Blend (just Google him), gives this appropriate send-off in the wake of the news that dangerous “pray-away-the-gay” therapy organization Exodus International is going to bite the dust.

This professional anti-LGBT activist, based in Illinois, perpetually called PHB "anti-Christian," which is ludicrous, because, as he well knows, not all Christians believe that being gay is sinful, or should be discriminated against.

He and I go way back, almost to the beginning of PHB. His annoyance with me reached its peak when he and his fellow anti-gay-for-pay activist Matt Barber decided to try to get me fired from my day job because of my personal political views.

During the Amendment One campaign (the "marriage protection" amendment ballot initiative here in NC that passed in 2012), he and local homophobe Rev. Patrick Wooden had this exchange about me on Peter's show -- where they tell me to find Jesus – and a man to breed with to ‘rock my world’:
Peter LaBarbera: According to the left you are a rent-a-pastor, I’m referring to a comment made by Pam Spaulding, a lesbian activist in your state. She does not have kind words for you Patrick. She calls you a bigot, and when she found out that you were appearing at our press conference and said you were among the so-called rent-a-pastors. So she was echoing the same sort of stuff we’ve caught by the SPLC [Southern Poverty Law Center], which to reiterate and remind people that they said the white organizers…which I suppose would be Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber. We brought along a set of black pastors. So Pam, who happens to be black, she also called you a rent-a-pastor. So how do you feel about that?
Patrick Wooden: Well, first of all, I love Pam, and one of these days I hope to invite Pam Spaulding maybe to lunch, and we can sit down and talk, I have never had the privilege of meeting her. I learned that we were at an event one time together and she did not make herself known [news to me; what event is he talking about?] and of course she knew, if my information is correct, she’s aware of who I am and I did not know her. I love her and I am praying for her, and I wouldn’t dare rail insults for insults or slurs for slurs.
I will say that Christ died for Pam, and Jesus will save her and deliver her from sin and that I have nothing but love for her and look forward to an opportunity to sit down and look her in the eye and to talk to her. Now as for the comment that I am a rent-a-pastor (laughs)…listen, Peter, I’ve been called much worse, and you know, my position is this: I don’t mind being rented for the cause of Christ. I don’t mind being rented for God’s Truth, I don’t mind being used for God’s Truth…as a matter of fact I want to thank her for calling me a rent-a-pastor. And I’ll say to the Lord – you can rent me anytime you want. I don’t know why he would since he owns me, but I will do for whatever cause he would want me to be a part of …here I am Lord, I’m like Isaiah, [blah, blah, blah] as long as I am representing God’s Truth. 
Peter, it’s really not about her; we’re just vessels to be used by the Lord. It is the cause…it is the truth of God that we represent that is so important. So if the Pam Spauldings of this world, I wouldn’t get into a shouting match with her, I wouldn’t visit her web site, or her Facebook or whatever and rail insult for insult… 
Pam needs Jesus, when Pam meets the Lord that yearning for a member of the same sex will change…she’d probably make a fantastic mother [Um, no], and would enjoy having a husband who was born male – no Chaz Bono business – born male – and meet her man, and rock her world, in the name of the Lord.”
Peter: You’re right about the hatred, you expect that the hatred would come – this is a perversion movement.

Here's the blast from the past...

Also see:
* This Is What Professional Homophobes Do When It’s ‘Game Over Man’

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