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Pat Boone Rhetoric…

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Prop. 8 protesters the same as terrorists


( Mirek Towski)


“…there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists.”
                  – Pat Boone, December 6, 2008


Country singer and right-wing pundit Pat Boone has written a column equating the movement against Prop. 8 to the terrorists who tortured and murdered hundreds in Mumbai.

This is a new low in anti-gay rhetoric.

Boone and his buddies continue to stir up fear, even if they have to lie. It’s exactly how they passed the California marriage ban.

We need your help to stop the radical right from painting a movement about love and dignity as violent and radical. We need your support to stay strong, smart, and nimble, to combat these growing attacks with the simple truth: all we want is equality.

Make a donation to HRC on behalf of Pat Boone. Your gift helps HRC combat these lies – and sends the message that our call for equality cannot be silenced.

We’ll even send Mr. Boone a note with your first name and gift amount to let him know you’ve donated in his name.

It’s time to say enough to the deception and false ads that defeated marriage equality in three states and banned gay couples from adopting in Arkansas; enough to the attempts to equate peaceful protest with “jihadist savagery”; enough to the lies used to block federal hate crimes laws and workplace protections.


If, every time they tell another lie, run another deceptive ad or use more fear-mongering to try and win votes and recruit new members, we respond by strengthening our movement for equality, eventually they’ll realize they’re hurting themselves more than they’re hurting us.

But it only works if we all stand up.

What’s perhaps most disturbing about Boone’s rhetoric – painting LGBT people as a threat to society – is that it leads to the very real hate violence directed against LGBT people every day.

We can’t stop the Pat Boones of our world from speaking their ugly lies, but together we can make sure that there’s a political cost associated with this kind of hateful speech.


Joe Solmonese
Joe Solmonese

To see the full article by Pat Boone, click here.




Charlton Heston’s Funeral…

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Stars attend Heston’s LA funeral


Charlton Heston funeral

Nancy Reagan, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and director Oliver Stone attend funeral of
Charlton Heston  (Dan Steinberg / AP)



Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston has been cremated at a funeral in Los Angeles attended by about 300 people, including many Hollywood celebrities.


The service was held at a church where Heston worshipped regularly, and stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Selleck were among the well-wishers.


The 84-year-old’s children paid tribute to their father’s love of poetry, tennis and the United States.


“I will never know a finer man,” said his son, Fraser Clarke Heston.


Heston, who won an Oscar in 1959 for Ben Hur and was among the biggest box-office draws of the 20th Century, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.


He announced in 2002 that he had the illness.


His wife, Lydia, was by his side when he passed away on 5 April.


‘Beautiful’ occasion


As well as his acting career, Heston had been head of the National Rifle Association in recent years and had also campaigned on behalf of Republican politicians.


However, the service was attended by political figures from across the political spectrum, and not just right-wing personalities.


Michael Levine, who was Heston’s publicist for 20 years, attributed this to the actor’s “virtue and character”.


And he told the Associated Press that the ceremony, in a wooded canyon at the Episcopal Parish of St Matthews, was “beautiful”.


Hollywood figures including Olivia DeHavilland, Pat Boone, Oliver Stone and Rob Reiner were also at Saturday’s service, which lasted for almost two hours.


Story from BBC NEWS