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LaBarbera, Wooden reminisce about when anti-LGBT violence was ‘normal’

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On last week’s edition of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour, a self-described “former homosexual” called for the arrest of author Dan Savage for his campaign to end suicide among LGBT youth, and today host Peter LaBarbera and guest Patrick Wooden reminisced about when violence against gay and transgender people was considered “normal.”

Peter LaBarbara (left) and Patrick Wooden

Wooden, a North Carolina pastor and anti-gay activist with who has claimed that older gay men have to wear diapers after a lifetime of shoving a variety of objects and animals up their anuses, started the program by criticizing NAACP president Ben Jealous for addressing the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference.

In his speech, Jealous described how his childhood best friend whom he considered a brother was bullied not only because he is black but also because of his “preference for wigs, dresses and make-up.” Pastor Wooden said that the family should have “whooped” him and “taught the child how to dress,” saying that his “heart breaks” for the NAACP’s stance on LGBT rights.

Later in the interview, Wooden and LaBarbera both claimed that it was “normal” for men to violently react to a gay man they perceived to be flirting with them and LaBarbera even said he fears that it would be considered a “hate crime” for a man to punch a transgender woman using the woman’s restroom.

Listen:

LaBarbera: It used to be common of course, I’ve heard many stories. I remember a story from a military guy, saying a guy came and he was a sailor and they had some temporary little day off at port and some guy hit on him and he decked him.

Wooden: That’s normal.

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17 more reader comments:

  1. and the next generation will be embarrassed if they are related to these people

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:28pm
  2. Lord and Lady…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:34pm
  3. Since when is violence considered ‘normal’?!? Seriously?!?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:38pm
  4. Fuck buddies

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:41pm
  5. What a couple of total fucktards…I wonder if Mr. (I refuse to call him a ‘pastor’) Wooden remembers when it was “Ok” and ‘accepted’ to attack and kill blacks as ‘normal’…goddamned hypocrite.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:58pm
  6. I wonder if Patrick Wooden remembers when pro-segregration violence against blacks was “normal”

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:58pm
  7. and once upon a time slavery was considered “normal” as well.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:04pm
  8. Yes, and at those same ‘good ole days’ the Klan could march in the streets and hang anyone who wasn’t white from trees and lamp-posts. Guess that’s okay, too, right?
    Way to go, Uncle Tom.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:08pm
  9. Might as well stone people, since that was regarded as “normal” violence in the Bible.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:27pm
  10. I really can’t believe these fucks sleep at night!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:27pm
  11. Yep…and I remember when violence against anyone who wasn’t white was considered “normal” too. When are these morons going to realize that just because something was condoned or accepted as “normal” by the majority, doesn’t mean it was RIGHT!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:32pm
  12. yep, those were the good old days before the time when we actually started fighting back.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 10:08pm
  13. Really, what the hell is wrong with the human race, Savage!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 10:37pm
  14. sometimes i cant read things like this because i get so irritated and let the anger get the better of me, and i almsot go against my buddhist practice and day dream about very horrible things happining to these people, but in turn i realize its there down fall, they are poisoned with hate and anger, and as they dream about anti lgbt violance we dream about a world of love, if they want us dead, then i say let them kill us, because i for one rather die with love in my heart then live with hate poisoning my soul.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:19am
  15. Guess I Could Pro-Create……..In A Pinch…….Just Need A Heads Up..

    Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:30am
  16. Wwwahaaatttt???

    Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4:59am
  17. Got to love right at the end of the audio clip where they say: “But we’re not advocating violence here.” “Of course not.” That kind of disingenuous comment and cognitive dissonance is so typical. So what do they think they are advocating? Some kind of Christian “love”? Thugs.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 6:56am