Homosex-fest mocks traditional families

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tom B, May 19, 2009.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B

    Homosex-fest mocks traditional families
    Folsom Street poster suggests norm includes leather, nudity

    Posted: May 18, 2009
    10:02 pm Eastern

    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    Editor's note: The poster image included in the following story may be objectionable to readers.

    Promoters of an annual sex event in San Francisco, who in 2007 mocked the famous Leonardo da Vinci painting of the Last Supper to publicize the Folsom Street Festival, this year are making fun of the traditional family in their poster.

    The organizers for the X-rated Folsom Street Fair have produced a poster to promote this year's event that features half a dozen actors and actresses playing the roles of the iconic "nuclear family" photograph from 40 years ago – but dressed in leather, holding fetishes and not quite fully clothed.

    "Will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., denounce this attack on the natural family, or will she continue to pander to her homosexual base – as she did by refusing to condemn a version of the above that blasphemed the Last Supper?" asked Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth.

    "Few Americans have any clue about just how deviant America's Queer Mecca is," he said.

    WND reported on last year's event, when the local Chronicle newspaper documented: "There were naked people selling bondage gear and naked people seeking support for measures on the Nov. 4 ballot. There were naked people with cameras, taking pictures of other naked people. One man wore only an 11-foot Burmese python, which curled around his waist."

    The festival, which celebrates deviant sex, including homosexual activities, has turned in recent years into a daylong showing of nudity and public sex acts with promotions of the unnatural and pornographic – all on the public streets of San Francisco with formal approval from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

    "Entry signs to the fair said, 'Nudity is illegal,' but thousands of people took advantage of the fact that nudity and decency laws were not enforced by the police," LaBarbera's report on last fall's event said.

    He published several edited photographs documenting the exhibitionism and nudity that ran rampant. Other websites, to which WND is unable to link because of their graphic nature, published fully X-rated photographs of events there.

    Linda Harvey of Mission America described the 2008 event as a "massive pagan pansexual street party, complete with instances of full nudity, homosexuality and crowds gathered around people being whipped for sado-masochistic pleasure."

    "How Mayor Newsom and Nancy Pelosi can allow this in the city they represent is beyond all understanding," she said. "It truly seemed like the beginning of the end of civilization."

    While the homosexual crowd was expected, "many partially or fully nude," Harvey said she found it surreal that couples, young women and young adults also were present.

    The Folsom Street sex-fest fair poster ridiculing the iconic 1950s 'nuclear family' photograph has been modified in order to be reproduced here

    LaBarbera noted that the California Catholic Daily is reporting that authorities now are promising to enforce nudity and public sex bans for coming events.

    The report said the question came up concerning another San Francisco homosexual fair, called Up Your Alley, scheduled in July. The Folsom Street event is later in the fall.

    The California Catholic said last year's event produced many complaints that officers ignored public indecency.

    The report said a photographer gave to police evidence of public acts of oral sex and other obscenities. San Francisco Police Lt. Nicole M. Greely said the fair organizers will be held to established standards for public indecency and face not having future permits unless events are policed appropriately.

    A participant on the newspaper's forum page said, "Hallelujua! (sic) It's about time the police held these organizers accountable for their blatant disregard for San Francisco law (and basic human decency)."

    Another wrote: "Mayor Gavin Newsome ORDERED the clampdown this year in order to appear normal in his run for governor. After the election, look for a return to Sodom and Gomorrah, in other words, business as usual."

    La Barbera wrote, "It's awfully tough for a Sexual Liberation movement to boot out any 'perverted' group or lifestyle when homosexuality itself is a perversion that was once universally taboo," wrote LaBarbera. "(Which makes the concept of homosexuality-based 'marriage,' well, about as ridiculous as calling this poster a 'family.')"

    Fair promoters boasted: "The fair is the largest leather/fetish event in the world and the third largest, single-day outdoor event in California."

    "This year, the official Folsom Street Fair poster was inspired by a classic 1950's 'nuclear family' photo. In light of the passage of Proposition 8 last fall, the organization felt it was important that the Folsom Street Fair – and San Francisco – take a stand about what family is and how we experience those similar bonds in our community. Folsom Street Events wanted to juxtapose the traditional and iconic imagery from that 'era of innocence' against the irreverent diversity of the fetish community," organizers said.

    "The poster is an attempt to portray an alternative to the archetypal image of the family; it's our way of saying: 'This is our family,'" said Demetri Moshoyannis, executive director.

    Fetish festival organizers said Titan Media photographed volunteer poster models who represent a dad, mom, son, daughter, younger son and family dog.

    Liberty Counsel had been lobbying the city for enforcement of decency laws.

    "During this event, fully nude men walk the public streets engaging [in] some of the vilest acts in broad daylight. Some parents even bring their children!" the group said at the time of the 2008 event.

    "History has shown that California is a very influential state. If this illegal activity is not stopped, this debauchery may soon come to a town near you," Liberty Counsel said.

    San Francisco also features a homosexual organization whose members dress up as nuns to mock the Catholic Church.

  2. Radical gays do more to hurt the cause of gay rights than anyone.

    The people that engage in these types of behavior are vermon.

    This article is highly editorialized and is written in a joke of a publication, however, as World Net Daily is pretty far out there (way past the Wall Street Journal toward the extreme right, and pretty much run my pure propagandists - look it up).
  3. Tom B

    Tom B

    I noticed that you did not refute anything specific in the article. I am not a big fan of WND; however, I thought the article had an interesting title.

    On a side note...

    Pentagon: No plans to end don't ask-don't tell
    May 19 12:12 PM US/Eastern
    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says it has no plans to repeal the don't ask-don't tell policy for gay troops.

    Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Tuesday that the military's top leaders have only had initial discussions with the White House about whether gay troops should be open about their sexuality.

    Under current rules, openly gay troops can be discharged from the U.S. military.

    Morrell said the White House has not asked for the 1993 policy to be scrapped.

    "I do not believe there are any plans under way in this building for some expected, but not articulated, anticipation that don't ask-don't tell will be repealed," Morrell told reporters at the Pentagon.

    President Barack Obama committed during the 2008 presidential campaign to moving to end the Clinton administration-era policy.

    The 1993 law was enacted as a compromise between openly gay people serving in the armed forces and those opposed to gays in uniform.

    Morrell said Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen both have discussed the issue with Obama.

    "They're aware of where the president wants to go on this issue, but I don't think that there is any sense of any immediate developments in the offing on efforts to repeal don't ask-don't tell," Morrell said.

  4. If these homosexuals did what the article claimed, they're depraved.

    If someone treated gays or the issue of homosexuality in a similar manner, they'd be accused of a hate crime.
  5. Tom B

    Tom B

    "Frisco" needs a butt tax; however, this is the wrong one.

    Cost of Cigarette Litter May Fall on San Francisco’s Smokers

    SAN FRANCISCO — In what he casts as an attack on litterbugs and nicotine addiction alike, Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to impose a fee on an age-old inhabitant of city streets: the cigarette butt.

    The proposal, to be introduced next month to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, would add 33 cents to the cost of a pack of cigarettes, to offset the estimated $10.7 million the city spends annually removing discarded butts from gutters, drainpipes and sidewalks.

    The added cost, Mr. Newsom hopes, will also dampen smokers’ urge to light up.

    “In general, fees help reduce the consumption and use of tobacco,” he said in an interview. “And we think that will have a very beneficial public health component.”

    Officials here say the municipal fee would be the first in the country to take aim specifically at cigarette butts, particularly filters, which are not biodegradable. But the idea is expected to run into fierce opposition from tobacco companies.

    “Obviously we think people should follow the littering laws, in California and elsewhere,” said Frank Lester, a spokesman for Reynolds American Inc., the nation’s second-largest manufacturer of cigarettes. “But we oppose any additional taxation on smokers to pay for that.”

    Philip Morris USA, the nation’s biggest cigarette company, generally echoed that anti-fee sentiment, though it said it would not comment on Mr. Newsom’s proposal specifically until it was formally presented to the board.

    San Francisco has already proved to be tough on smokers. Last year the city imposed a ban on the sale of tobacco at drugstores, a restriction that is being challenged in state and federal courts.

    Mr. Newsom, moreover, has shown a willingness to legislate good health in other ways, proposing a fee in 2007 on any large store that sells drinks with high levels of fructose corn syrup. This so-called soda tax has not yet been taken up by the Board of Supervisors but is expected to be debated there this summer, said Nathan Ballard, a mayoral spokesman.

    Mr. Newsom said cigarette butts became a target after San Francisco’s annual “litter audit” found that cigarette detritus made up a quarter of all the trash in the city’s public spaces. With the city spending some $44 million a year on litter cleanup — and facing a $500 million deficit for the coming fiscal year — a fee was born.

    “It’s not a huge part of the overall budget,” the mayor said of the $11 million or so in annual revenue that the fee could generate. “But it’s enough to keep street sweepers employed.”

    But Mr. Lester, of Reynolds American, said smokers were often targets of budget-crunched legislators, most recently on April 1, when the federal excise tax on cigarettes rose 62 cents a pack, to $1.01. “We feel smokers are already paying their fair share,” he said.

    Serena Chen, regional director of policy and tobacco programs for the American Lung Association in California, said litter-mitigation efforts aimed specifically at cigarettes had been proposed in legislatures in a couple of states (though never enacted), but that a city-level approach was new and welcome.

    “Anytime you raise the price of cigarettes, you discourage new starters,” Ms. Chen said, “and you increase the motivation of people who want to quit.”

  6. hughb


    Oh those poor heterosexual couples and families! Oh, being made fun of! Oh my, I'm fainting!
  7. Never had more fun than at a Halloween party in the Castro. Me and wifey had an absolute blast.

    I've always felt than those that were homophobes had a ton of fruit in them anyway. In a Col Fitts kinda way.
  8. hughb


    I've never seen American Beauty. Checked netflix just now to see if it is available to watch over the internet but it isn't.

    The San Diego gayborhood is Hillcrest and we have pretty fabulous halloween parties too, at least for the backwater place that it is....
  9. You're gay or bi-sexual?

    I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with that, if so, but that would explain some of your anger at some of the comments I've made on the subject, most likely.
  10. That's a well-established fact. The most virulent homophobes, the ones who rant and rave about the 'fucking homos' are almost always men who have felt attraction to other men and don't know how to deal with it, usually because they were brought up by illiterate assholes or religious fanatics.
    #10     May 20, 2009