Anti-Gay Activist: Gay TSA Workers Are ‘Secretly Getting Turned On’
November 16, 2010
(ChattahBox US News)— As if the uproar over airport full-body scans and increased pat-downs by the Transportation Security Administration couldn’t get any more hysterical, Peter LaBarbera arrives just in the nick of time. LaBarbera, a radical anti-gay activist known for taking his campaign against the “homosexual activist agenda” to ridiculous lengths, is concerned that gay TSA workers may become secretly “turned on” while patting-down a traveler of the same sex. He raises the terrifying specter of male travelers getting “groped” by “Barney Frank” and female travelers getting a lesbian pat-down from “Ellen DeGeneres.” Haha. No, really.
When LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, isn’t posting kooky gay-hating screeds, he engages in a curious hobby of going “undercover” to gay haunts to report on the perversion he finds.
Yes, his homophobic hate is so off off the rails, it’s comical, but LaBarbera’s nearly 20-year obsession with “opposing the radical homosexual agenda and standing for God-ordained sexuality” causes lots of damage and heartache to members of the LGBT community. The Southern Poverty Law Center agrees. The SPLC, an organization that tracks hate groups, designated AFTAH a hate website.
In LaBarbera’s latest homophobic rant, he points out that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assured travelers they would receive pat-downs from same-sex TSA workers. But LaBarbera views this as “discrimination” against the rights of heterosexuals not to be “groped” by secret homosexuals, or something. It’s hard to figure out his reasoning here, except to fear-monger and spew hate.
“The reality is, most traveling men would not want Barney Frank to pat them down at the airport security checkpoint,” LaBarbera said. “Neither would it be fair to assign Ellen DeGeneres to pat down female travelers. (In the same vein, the Army should no more force normal male soldiers to shower and bunk with homosexual male soldiers than it would force females soldiers to bunk and shower with their male counterparts.)”
Since LaBarbera realizes a “pro-homosexual Executive Order” protects federal workers from discrimination based on “sexual orientation,” he offers up a few “healthy” discrimination solutions to the homosexual groping problem that only exists in his own mind.
* Perhaps some common-sense, healthy “discrimination” is in order: the TSA should put conditions on employment for self-acknowledged homosexuals – that they not be assigned to pat down travelers so as to avoid being put in sexually compromising situations;
* It would not be workable to assign, say, gay male TSA agents to pat down female travelers – as the latter – thinking the agents to be normal men – would protest that they are being patted down by males. Chaos would ensue;
* Does the TSA know which of its employees are homosexual, anyway, and how? If not, is it fair to travelers who may end up getting ‘groped’ by homosexual TSA agents who are secretly getting turned on through the process?
* Could the TSA be subjected to a sexual harassment lawsuit if the agent who engages in an overly aggressive “same-gender pat-down” – and gets sued – turns out to be homosexual?
Yes, Peter LaBarbera is completely serious.