In case you hadn't caught this: Donald Wildmon's anti-gay hate group the American "Family" Association has its very own "news" site, OneNewsNow, which may or may not be as thoroughly bugnutty as WorldNetDaily, that repository of pure, unbridled right-wing parallel-universe lunacy. I can't be bothered to read it regularly enough to make comparisons.
But ridicule made the rounds of the blogosphere yesterday when it became known that OneNewsNow apparently has some sort of built-in find-replace feature that automatically turns any mention of the word "gay" into "homosexual." Why they consider this necessary or desirable is best known to themselves. But it resulted in an amusing editorial faux pas when the site posted an article about Olympic track and field star Tyson Gay. Gay's name was changed to — you guessed it — "Tyson Homosexual," with the article bearing the following howler for a headline: Homosexual eases into 100 final at Olympic trials
The laughs kept coming with such priceless bits as:
On Saturday, Homosexual misjudged the finish in his opening heat and had to scramble to finish fourth, then in his quarterfinal a couple of hours later, ran 9.77 to break the American record that had stood since 1999...
Homosexual didn't get off to a particularly strong start in the first semifinal, but by the halfway mark he had established a comfortable lead.
And my favorite...
Asked how he felt, Homosexual said: "A little fatigued."
Go, girl! While OneNewsNow has since corrected the mistakes, Google has cached the original page for your entertainment.
Boy, if Tyson Gay were to come out as gay, it'd give 'em fits! They'd actually have to think! Oh, the horror.ReplyDelete
Nice, bias and lazy. Such a great combination.ReplyDelete
Holy crap! That's some funny stuff, right there.ReplyDelete
...OneNewsNow apparently has some sort of built-in find-replace feature that automatically turns any mention of the word "gay" into "homosexual." Why they consider this necessary or desirable is best known to themselves.ReplyDelete
Ah! I don't have the source, since this was back in the late 90's that I heard or read it, but there is a strong resentment among the fundies that the word "gay" has been stolen and robbed of its original and wholesome definition of "happy" by those EEEEEEEbul hoh-hoh-museckshuls. It is also viewed as a way to "humanize" homosexuals by conflating the original meaning of "happy" with homosexuality, and EVERYone knows that homosexuals CAN'T be happy, not really.
I assure you I'm not the lunatic troll, but I am a fundie. Unfortunately, for you, I'm not a traditional fundie but a fundie who is extremely fundamentalistic about the teachings of Jesus Christ.ReplyDelete
He never cared enough to dis homosexuals, so I don't. However, this is a pretty entertaining post. I must admit.
I hope you'll let me be posted in your blog. I'm kind of checking it out.
but there is a strong resentment among the fundies that the word "gay" has been stolen and robbed of its original and wholesome definition of "happy" by those EEEEEEEbul hoh-hoh-museckshuls.ReplyDelete
Same with the rainbow. Those eeeeeevil HomoSINuals have soiled the rainbow with their hedonistic ways. Why, it used to be the wholesome, happy symbol of God saying "My next genocide will be different." Now it's a sick rallying symbol to unite an oppressed minority. I mean, how could they?
Actually, it was worse than genocide according to the myth. Do we even have a word for full planetary "ocide"? Any candidates?
Tracie, I imagine the destruction of an entire planet would be termed "geocide", although we're really just talking about the biosphere. In that case, perhaps, "Gaiacide" would be more appropriate.ReplyDelete