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‘Porno Pete’ LaBarbera wants you to know what anal warts look like

Monday, February 20, 2012

Over the years, I have joked about and done my best to expose the wanton homophobia of “Porno Pete” LaBarbera, head of the hate group Americans for Truth.

And my best ally in that matter has been him. But today, I think he stooped to a level which even shocks me.

Today, he has decided to post on his site a picture of an STD – anal warts – close up.

Accompanying that morbid picture, he features a guest post from Lara Melton, a woman who has allegedly spent 20 years typing acute care medical record.

Melton proceeds to make the following claims:

Because of privacy issues, I cannot cite the specific contents of the actual medical reports I have transcribed – but the following are some general examples of what they reveal [Editor’s note: AFTAH has added web links giving further information about these maladies]:

Gay-on-Gay Assaults are at the hands of their same-sex domestic partners (not “hate crimes”) and are repetitive. (Reading details of the beatings is highly disturbing.);

Besides the many patients with HIV/AIDS, extremely common conditions are patients with penile lesions, testicle swelling and epididymitis*, anal warts, anal lesions, anal tearing, anal scarring, perirectal fistulas, external hemorrhoids with recurrent bleeding and anal abscesses, requiring surgeries such as colectomy, colostomy and colorectal surgery.

Some have rectal cancer (anal cancer). [See Cancer.org; UCSF];

Many have substance abuse problems and the resultant psychiatric disorders, depression, suicidality.

Anal Laxity: From my work I have learned that repeated sodomy (or anal sex) results in a condition called anal laxity (looseness) that requires surgery or a colostomy bag in order for the bowels to function properly.

Research tells us that when lgbtqs suffer problems of substance abuse, depression, etc, it’s generally because the effects of homophobia. Also, that fear of homophobia plays a serious role in gays not going to or trusting their doctors and thereby missing basic health instruction.

No study or research has ever blamed the LGBTQ orientation for medical problems.

As for the other stuff Melton alleges, I have a problem its truthfulness, particularly the parts regarding “anal laxity.” It’s no secret that LaBarbera seems to be on this kick about gay men and “loose bowels” ever since that awful five-part interview with homophobic diaper pastor Patrick Wooden. During the interview, Wooden claimed that gay men have so much sex that they require surgery and diapers. He also claimed that gay men use gerbils and cell phones as sexual instruments.

However, it seems that perhaps LaBarbera is garnering negative attention from his obsession with this mess, hence the need to refer to a “mysteriously anonymous” typist of medical reports.

And also because of his need to post a close-up picture of anal warts.

Now we may shudder in disgust when looking at LaBarbera’s page or laugh at his psychological need to go off the deep end when attacking the LGBTQ community, but let’s not forget one thing.

LaBabera is a living, breathing embodiment of homophobia. He puts stuff like this on his page to demonize us, to make us look like monsters in the eyes of others.But his stridency backfires and he ends up looking like the monster.

But there are others out there who can temper themselves (i.e. the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, Maggie Gallagher, Peter Sprigg) and push a better balance between stigmatizing the LGBTQ community and pretending to be concerned experts.

Watch them. They are the real dangers.

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21 more reader comments:

  1. If sex & STDs weren’t such a taboo topic to educate people about, that wouldn’t be something he could use for shock value :-P

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:41pm
  2. WHAT

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:43pm
  3. WOW…This guy has NO LIFE if all he does is spend his time hating the gays…I BET he is the type that lloks up gay porn AND CHILD PORN!!!

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:46pm
  4. Maybe he should get a mirror to look at his anus. Or maybe he already has ..??

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:48pm
  5. This argument is obscene. Because there are more heterosexuals in population than there are homosexuals by default there are more heterosexuals with HPV than there are homosexuals with HPV. So then wouldn’t that lead you to the conclusion that you’re at a higher risk for contracting HPV as a heterosexual than you would as a homosexual? This is a very stupid man indeed.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:51pm
  6. I know men like him and I would go into detail on here, but the louder straight men scream about this subject the more it reveals.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:53pm
  7. He should stop posting pictures of his ass on the internet.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 12:54pm
  8. Lol. Stupid people.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:05pm
  9. Once online, forever recorded. This will come back to haunt him. Did he receive permission to post that pic? HIPAA is gonna have a field day…

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:09pm
  10. I’m looking at one right now: its name is Pete LaBarbera.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:11pm
  11. was this his self portarit!! does he not think that hetrosexual do not get STD’s!! really the B.S. they will try to convience others that really know better.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:13pm
  12. He’s secretly turned on by it.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:16pm
  13. Yet another self-hating closet case!!! So so sad!!!

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:20pm
  14. LaBarbera is an anal wart!

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 1:30pm
  15. How come he went through all that trouble to get a medical report for things like this?! Or is it his actual report?!
    I would love to check his internet history, probably has GAY PORN, GAY SEX, GAY ASS, GAY GAY GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Obsessed asshole, he should be shot.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:07pm
  16. Wow

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:07pm
  17. This guy is a real piece of work….and I don’t mean that in a good way.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:18pm
  18. using the ichhh factor to support his message. has he seen pics of vaginas with yeast infections? has he seen pics of penii with syphilitic sores caused by heterosex? not much difference

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 2:25pm
  19. I had never seen anal warts before, so I really do appreciate that this article included the picture of LaBarbera, since he is a flaming case himself. (Double meaning intended.) Methinks he doth protest too much.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:08pm
  20. Wow.

    Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:41pm
  21. Not very mature, is he? I would never take a person like that seriously.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:09am