Website Urges Death for 'Heterosexual Supremacists'
July 7, 2008 - 8:03 PM
(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. president and a sitting U.S. senator are among the targets of a website that advocates "a horrible death by any means" for people it describes as heterosexual supremacists.
Former President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) are among those described as "het supremacists" by usQueers.com.
"Ronald Reagan, ex-President, deserves to experience a horrible death soon, and is getting what he deserves" (Alzheimer's), the website says.
It continues, "As President, he couldn't remember to deal with the growing AIDS pandemic, couldn't remember to give some money to the Centers for Disease Control for drug treatment research, couldn't remember to authorize the publication of factual information about how the disease was being spread, etc. - all because he is a het supremacist, and the suffering and dying were 'only Queers.'
"Ronald Reagan is personally responsible for the long and torturous deaths of hundreds of thousands of gay men in the U.S.A. from AIDS," it says.
The website notes that Reagan is very ill, and it says it hopes to add his name to its "Good Riddance" section very soon.
Conservative hit list
Other "het supremacists" who "deserve" a "horrible death," according to the website, include Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), Sen. Strom Thurmond ("the oldest racist, sexist, homosexual-hating jerk in the Senate"); Pat Robertson ("the anti-Christ if there is one...All we can do is say he really has earned the horrible death he has coming to him as soon as possible."); Beverly LaHaye of Concerned Women for America; Gary Bauer, Paul Weyrich; the Rev. Lou Sheldon; James Dobson, and other religious and conservative leaders.
Most of those listed are described with uncomplimentary adjectives. Some names on the list apparently are too new to the website to have descriptions attached to them.
Threats and disclaimers
Under a "wanted" style poster on its homepage ("Wanted To Experience A Horrible Death By Any Means Soon"), the usQueers.com website offers the following disclaimer: "usQueers.com does not authorize, ratify or directly threaten acts of violence toward the people or organizations on this list."
However, a note immediately below the disclaimer says the website intends to list the following information about its targets: home address, home phone, office address, office phone, studio address, church address, girlfriend's/boyfriend's address, favorite hangouts, family members, details about automobiles - "just about anything which could be useful in spotting these dangerous het supremacists when they are wandering around loose."
Homosexual advocacy as a religion?
In the "About Us" section of usQueers.com, B. Allan Ross of San Diego is identified as "your host for this website... the public voice for usQueers.com."
A web search reveals that Ross, a self-described atheist, is the pastor of "The Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Church" (LLAPH), which requires all members to be either "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, intersexed, or the child of at least one of those."
"We hope that no one ever violates the religious rights of our members," says the church's website. "To discriminate against you because you are following the requirements of a church to which you belong would be religious discrimination," it says.
The website usQueers.com says it is not anti-homosexual - just "anti-supremacy." That includes viewpoints that define "normal" relationships as man-woman.
According to the website, "'Tolerance' is a supremacist word, which automatically places the 'tolerator' in an imaginary position superior to the 'tolerated.'"
The website also defends its use of the word "Queer" with a capital "Q."
It is a "way to steal the word away from those who use or have used it as a slur. It is also a survivor's proud and defiant word - a warrior's word - against those who see being Queer as an automatic negative to be overcome."
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