WND Clutches Pearls Over Gay National Landmarks

The National Park Service is working to identify sites that have an important place in the history of LGBT Americans and the Worldnetdaily is predictably clutching its pearls at the idea. Because OMG, that might put them on the level with other famous landmarks!

The Liberty Bell center. Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia and George Washington’s boyhood home. Mt. Rushmore. The Supreme Court building in Washington and the White House. Delaware’s “Old Courthouse.” The Daniel Webster law office in Massachusetts.

All protected by the federal government to preserve the nation’s heritage…

The federal government has announced plans the set up an 18-member team within the National Park Service to consider locations of “significance” to the “history of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual Americans.”

Then they might be designated as a historical landmark, or placed in one of the other protected categories the federal government establishes and maintains…

The announcement immediately drew a warning from Ed Vitagliano, an official with the American Family Association, which has as constituents millions of American families and individuals.

He said, “The homosexual movement and its activists have been quite successful in pushing this ideology and now framing the debate.”

He said the shift to a “secular” nation was begun, and out of that came the “sexual revolution.” The results are a nation that “our Founders would not recognize.”

“The country is no longer being run by ‘We the People.’ The country is being run by activist federal judges, it is being run by a fairly lawless executive branch,” he said. “And there is really no real counterweight to that movement except for the church. And far too often the church remains quiet on this issue.”

He said the foundations of the nation were changed by the elite without permission of the people, and now there is “no stopping” the movement.

You’re right, there’s no stopping. So you all should just STFU. Or move to Russia. We’ll help you pack.

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  • marcus

    The screen door has been removed to help facilitate your departure. Bye!

  • sh3baproject

    but ed! its only a while before they make a monument to zoophiles and pedophiles! its a slippery slope!

    either that or they wont.

  • Chiroptera

    And far too often the church remains quiet on this issue.

    He has a point. I haven’t heard a peep about how religious organizations feel about this issue.

  • eric

    Chiroptera beat me to it. Quiet? QUIET? Yeah right.

    Now on the flip side, I’m guessing the deafening silence you hear from many mainstream and liberal churches on the subject of gay rights is because they have no problem with it.

  • Trebuchet

    The announcement immediately drew a warning from Ed Vitagliano, an official with the American Family Association, which has as constituents millions of American families and individuals.

    “Vitagliano”? Obviously some filthy furriner, like those kids that one the spelling bee!

  • Alverant

    So is this another case of “if my religion isn’t being held higher than everything else, it’s being repressed” we see so often from conservatives?

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    You know, I’ve heard that Russia is where the American Dream moved. Go west, old man. No, ya gotta keep going. What? I know Palin said she could see it from her place, but no.

  • cptdoom

    The dog whistles are insanely strong in this little anthill of sadz:

    And soon, the list could include a camera shop in San Francisco formerly owned by Harvey Milk, the homosexual city official who, according to a biographer, pursued young boys most of his life and supported the leader of the Jonestown suicide cult.

    Those “young boys” by the way, were normally men in their early 20s. There is no evidence that Milk ever went after underage kids, at least after he himself was of age.

    The Stonewall Inn, where homosexuals rioted against laws affirming morality, already has such a [national historic] designation, as do a couple of other Eastern seaboard sites.

    “Laws affirming morality” Seriously? You mean the laws that limited the free association of gay people, in complete contradiction of our Constitutional Rights? Or do you mean the laws that made our relationships criminal? At least the good folks as WND are making it clear they still want us thrown in jail for the crime of existing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/josef.mulroney Josef Mulroney

    “The results are a nation that “our Founders would not recognize.””

    yes, we let women vote now.

  • dingojack

    The country is no longer being run by ‘We the People.’”

    Is ‘We the’ some weird dialectical RRWNJ way of spelling ‘white’? @@

    Dingo

  • Who Cares

    I have to disagree with this bit though:

    You’re right, there’s no stopping. So you all should just STFU. Or move to Russia. We’ll help you pack.

    Though more in the vein of they are indeed wrong and what they say is stupid & offensive but I’ll defend their right to say it. Granted it is easy to say that coming from someone in Europe but for me it is no different then defending the right of Wilders to say what he wants to say while condemning the contents of his message.

  • http://www.aquaticape.org anthrosciguy

    Remember wingnuts, the Grand Canyon is just so gay. Mesa Verde and Yellowstone too. Stay away! Stay away!

  • caseloweraz

    As long as the WND is OK with editing history, they might want to propose dropping these National Historic Landmarks (among others):

    Tule Lake (CA). Manzanar (CA). The Edmund Pettis Bridge (AL). The Lorraine Motel (TN). Fort Pillow (TN). Rhea County Courthouse (TN). Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site (MS). Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (NY).

  • maddog1129

    This may be a bit off-topic, but I often see “clutching their pearls” as a pejorative characterization of someone’s (over-)emotional (over-)reaction to something. Is that a gendered epithet? It calls to mind Victorian women who supposedly are emotionally weak and hysterical and can’t be told anything the least bit controversial without fainting spells and smelling salts.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @ Who Cares

    So you’re fine defending his right to be offensive, but not ok defending Ed’s right to say “get lost”? You need to take a closer read at what you wrote. Ed isn’t advocating that his rights be taken away, just suggesting that there’s a place where he might be much happier — Russia is certainly organized more around the things that he likes.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The National Park Service is working to identify sites that have an important place in the history of LGBT Americans…

    WAY TO RUIN AMERICA, NATOINAL PARK SERVIC!! SO HOOVER DAM WILL HAVE A PLAQUE ABOUT SOME LESBIAN COUPLE AND THE VACATION THEY TOOK WITH THEIR TWO DOGS IN THEIR SUBARU?!!!

  • Who Cares

    @ArtK(#15):

    No I’m defending the guys right to say what he wants. I thought it would be implicit in that that would mean defending Eds right to tell the guy to STFU as well. What I took umbrage at was content of what Ed said.

  • busterggi

    It must drive the anti-gay types crazier that rainbows appear randomly and can’t be banned from being seen.

  • eric

    the Grand Canyon is just so gay. Mesa Verde and Yellowstone too.

    Psssst…I heard that Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln are touching knees underneath the rock of Mt. Rushmore. Just look at how close together they’re sitting…and all on the same side of the table, too! You can’t get gayer than that.

  • http://www.aquaticape.org anthrosciguy

    As a helpful free service for gayness-avoiding wingnuts, I’ll be updating my list of oh so gay recreation sites as my travel plans develop. I look forward to the peace and quiet.

  • dingojack

    Eric – “…and all on the same side of the table, too! You can’t get gayer than that.”

    Dingo

  • John Pieret

    Wait until they find out that the Enola Gay is part to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum!