No, this is not a joke. In fact, it is instead one of the most brilliant pieces of provocations in recent years. Greg Gutfeld from Fox News’ Red Eye announced today via his blog that he is actively speaking to investors and plans on opening a gay bar next to the controversial mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York. To make matters worse (better?) the bar will be specifically designed to cater to homosexuals of the Islamic faith. God, this is going to be an exciting block.Indeed! It's just that the premise is faulty. Coming from a culture, in which homosexual sex may be heavily tabooed but is in fact widely practised, the Cordoba Center dwellers will probably go on like the proverbial house on fire with American homosexuals. Now what exactly means catering "to homosexuals of the Islamic faith"? The answer is not pretty. What is widely practised as well but NOT tabooed in the Islamic world is sex with pre-pubescent boys, What about the dancing boys of Afghanistan? And no, that is not an isolated case. Do yourself a favour, dear reader, go to Google Trends and search for "sex boys". We've discussed this before here, by the way.
The Middle East cultures makes no distinction between sex with a woman and sex with a boy. In fact, they know no word for same-sex intercourse. Sex in Middle Eastern societies follows social hierarchies, dominant and subordinate social positions. Adult men on top, women and boys (and slaves) below. Having sex with another man while being the active partner "doesn’t make a man gay", it just means that he is engaging in homosexual activity. Passive partners will carry, if their role becomes known, a life-long stigma, akin to the way a women who has lost her virginity might be seen.
It's all about dominance and power -- like everything else about Islam.
There are, I guess, three different groups of people supporting such a braindead idea, the provocateurs, then those who know all that quite well and are taking this as a chance to expand their clientele, and the more dimwitted, politically correct faction who seriously think "gays" deserve a community center. Will they have a dark room and other swinish installations there? A glory hole maybe? (Yes, don't they all just want to marry a one and only beloved and raise a family?) There are already plenty of homosexual community centers. They are called "gay bars".
Muslims who come to America may indeed "come out" once they are free from the rigidly controlling cultural systems of their native countries. And when two shrill, demanding, arrogant, pushy pressure groups who are deeply convinced of their own supremacy join together, THEN you'll have a problem.
Hat tip: Beak!