By Wayne Besen R
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Bashing again: Wayne Besen on GLBT humans, Politics & tradition is a compilation of seventy two columns from the outspoken GLBT activist and writer of whatever yet directly: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies at the back of the Ex-Gay fable. humorous, provocative, and informative, this exact publication places a revolutionary spin on hot-button subject matters within the political, cultural, and social arenas, protecting every thing from AIDS and African-Americans to Zach Stark.
Bashing again offers an A-to-Z examine Besen's worldview on quite a lot of issues, together with invoice O'Reilly, Brokeback Mountain, Ellen DeGeneres, homosexual satisfaction parades, marriage rights, Mary Cheney, overhauling the homosexual move, faith and politics, activities and homophobia, the eagerness of the Christ, the pitiful kingdom of television information, the Vatican's warfare on gays, the realm alternate heart, and New Orleans. clever and humorous, Besen promises a knockout punch to the idea that liberalism stands for not anything and innovative skill passive.
From the author:
“The columns i've got selected for this e-book contact on politics and folks, comedy and tradition. yet so much of all, they're a powerful protection of the liberal values that experience made this state robust. it's time we proudly get up for what we think in. If we do not protect our values, our competitors will outline them. . . . Bashing again is the 1st punch in a struggle to take again our tradition and repair innovative values for the great of the nation.”
An excerpt from “Bill O'Reilly:”
Once upon a time i really loved The O'Reilly issue. whereas I ordinarily disagreed with him, he was once no less than unique. in recent times, besides the fact that, he has morphed into simply one other Bush mouthpiece. The grasp of the “No Spin sector” is abruptly spinning so not easy he's within the Twilight area, dizzy in his personal deception. He even had the audacity on CNBC to signify that Fox is not a conservative information outlet. that is past spin. If it have been toward Hanukah i would imagine O'Reilly used to be a dreidel.
My different challenge along with his express is that it really is unnaturally passionate about homosexual matters. extra homosexual humans seem at the O'Reilly issue than on Showtime's Queer as people. i do know that sounds unusual coming from a homosexual columnist who has two times seemed on his exhibit. however it feels like he is had on each homosexual individual in the US to take advantage of as his own political piñata. while even homosexual activists are bored with gazing homosexual segments, it is time to discover a new tradition struggle issue.
Bashing again is a useful compilation of Besen's most sensible columns from Planet Out, Gay.com, and the Washington Blade. it is a vital source for longtime Besen readers and an enjoyable creation for newcomers.
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