At the 7:06 mark Besen confronts Brown about his use of defamation while demonizing transsexual people. Brown, obviously aware that this would come up backpedaled trying to legitimize his pejorative use of 'tranny' citing Glsen's extremely occasional use the word in respective, and in my opinion misguided attempts to connect with youth.
There's a world of difference between Glsen's research and Browns horrible "poem".
"Wayne Besen, founder of Truth Wins Out, an organization set on debunking the "ex-gay" myth, took on antigay Dr. Michael Brown, who runs a campaign claiming "God Has A Better Way" than homosexuality. On Friday's edition of The David Pakman Show, a public-access news and political talk show, Besen and Brown accused each other of inciting violence and vitriol against their opponents."
"What [Brown] does is he incites people to violence in my view," said Besen on the program. "Just look at his rhetoric... I think it's this combination of militaristic language and the demonizing of a minority that sparked my view of Dr. Brown."
"I also believe that he comes across here as very nice and kind, but again, it's a fraud," Besen continued, as Brown smiled on the split-screen Skype video conference."
As a follower of Christ and former truck driver who spent many nights in between eastern Texas and Louisiana I will testify to this. The AFA radio network all but owned the airwaves late night in those rural areas and the hateful anti LGBT rhetoric they espouse would have convinced any uniformed individual LGBT people are the devils spawn.
Do not be taken in by Brown's smugness, he like all of the signers of the letter to Fox asking that Besen be censored will only be satisfied if they can silence us, imprison our gender expression, or worse, eradicate us as they are trying to do in Russia and Uganda.
The Hennepin County prosecutor has re-charged me with Gross Misdemeanor,
which carries a maximum of 1-year prison & $1,000 fine,
for my June 4 demonstration.of solidarity with CeCe McDonald.
I've been ordered to appear:
Sept. 13 at 8:30 am
Hennepin County District Court
PSF 141, "Public Safety" Facility
401 South Fourth Street
I hope to see friends and other activists in court.
As defendant, I welcome parents and other caregivers bringing children of all ages, including infants and toddlers. I’ll bring crayons and drawing paper.
Please wear purple/buttons/t-shirts in solidarity with CeCe McDonald! I'll be wearing the free CeCe t-shirt designed by artist/activist Ricardo Levins Morales.
I've made a sign in support of CeCe to take with me to court. If you make and post your own sign in support of CeCe McDonald and/or have already posted one online, send me a copy of the photo/credit/location via social media and I’ll do my best to include your solidarity in the multi-media dedication to CeCe.
Please check that morning for the assigned courtroom.
My thanks to lawyer Bruce Nestor and the
National Lawyers' Guild for helping me
defend myself in the court of the 1%.
These words below are the only statement I can make at this time--the best I can do. I also include my June 4 statement below.
August 30, 2012 statement:
I will not be silent!
As a revolutionary activist, journalist/author, and proud member of the National Writers’ Union/UAW Local 1981—I will not be silent!
STOP the WAR AGAINST
TRANS WOMEN of COLOR!
FREE CECE McDONALD NOW!
Source: Leslie Feinberg Facebook Note
Free Cece on Tumblr
Free Cece on Twitter
Apathy leads to cancer. Which side are you on?