All LGBT people were once teens. These days, many among the current crop of LGBT teens feel enough acceptance to embrace truth before even embracing their high school diplomas. And television, being a reflection of life itself, has made some strides to catch up to the reality of this, our natural world.
But why should Focus on the Family care about any of that, when they can instead rely on their agendas, “pro-family” values, and the need to further marginalize rich, vibrant population sects for their own personal gain$? Instead of helping folks better understand and accept, they can simply let Catholic radio personality Teresa Tomeo tell the world that the gay teen is nothing more than Hollywood fiction:
(*NOTE: Only the first few minutes of the audio are pertinent to this post.)
And if none of this works, Focus on the Family faithful: Homeschooling, blind folds, ear plugs, and hermetically sealed bunkers might also help keep your kids away form the gay. In a world where sensitive kids sing like angels and emote like humans, one can never be too cautious.
So okay, let’s look at what Michael Geer’s strength means for legally married gay folks like yours truly. For insight, we will refer you to an 8/5/10 appearance that Geer gave to “The Bob Durgin Show. An appearance where Geer referred to marriage equality as a “tragedy,” connected gays’ unions to incestuous ones, likened the Perry decision to legal missteps like Dred Scott, suggested that bisexuals want the right to simultaneously marry both a man and a woman, and — in a truly odd turn — suggested that Judge Walker “shouted” portions of his opinion. Have a listen:
Chai = pronounced like “hi.” Not with a hard “c.” Not like chai tea. But with the traditional Yiddish pronuciation.
And the pronunciation very much matters. In the Jewish faith, “chai” holds great meaning. As a term, it means “living.” It is the root of its verbal cousin, “l’chaim,” which is the celebratory toast at some of life’s most important functions. Chai (along with variations like “Chaya”) is also a popular name in Jewish culture.
As a symbol (seen at left, consisting of the two Hebrew letters Cheit and Yod ), “chai” is often worn as a medallion. Some interpretations say that it refers a Living G-d. Others cherish it because of its focus on the importance of life. But few debate its importance.
Also, if you have ever been to a Jewish function in which monetary gifts are exchanged, you probably know that the sums are typically granted in multiples of 18. That’s because 18 is the numeric value of the word “chai,” and so the gift is meant to keep in that same spirit. You are literally giving the gift of “life,” wishing the recipient great luck in the same.
So de-Chai decry away, Charlie and Peter. But even if you care not about affording Ms. Feldblum respect as either an accomplished professional or an lesbian, at the very least pay a little respect to her deeply-rooted name.
*SEE ALSO: Chai Feldblum’s recent speech to the Out & Equal Workplace Summit:
We’ve covered under-the-radar conservative Steve Malzberg several times, frankly because his willingness/desire to use the most churlish anti-gay talking points possible makes him one of the most strident anti-LGBT voices on mainstream talk radio. So now, here’s another one for the files, with Steve and guest Jeff Kuhner (of the Unification Church-funded conservative spinsheet The Washington Times) proudly acting like particularly dramatic children who have had their G.I. Joes taken away: