Wednesday, January 24, 2007

It's Got a Beat and You Can Dance to it

Hidden City just posted an interesting tidbit. Some self professed Christian type is posting Gay Bands -- a list of musical performers who will spread Homosexuality into the innocent ears of children. It LOOKS all sincere -- I don't think it's a parody, although I have to question the veracity of a list that includes Frank Sinatra but skips Doris Day.

Oh, lawsy! The Gay Bands list is restricted only to popular music performers (not all of them "bands"), which I think is a terrible oversight. It bops right past music the kiddies could be exposed to IN SCHOOL by such notorious gays as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. That "Fanfare for the Common Man" -- that's subversive, right there! It'll have the little boys swishing in no time.

But really, the list is redundant. Wikipedia has a very complete one for gay males already. There's also one for lesbian musicians and one for bisexual musicians. Really. the information is already there.

I wonder if the particular criteria used to select "gay bands" means only performers who are themselves practicing or advocating a gay lifestyle, or if anyone who performs music of a gay composer or songwriter is also considered suspect? What about gay icons like Judy Garland? Is "The Wizard of Oz" a pathway to being gay? I mean, seriously -- the Tin Man? Closeted, obviously. And the Cowardly Lion!

Since this particular website is pushing Leviticus to such an extreme. I wonder where the list of proscribed yarn combinations will be posted? In the mean time, I have this overwhelming desire to listen to some RuPaul.

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