Earth To Pastor Hagee: Closets Are For Clothes genre: Gaylingual & Hip-Gnosis & Video-Philes

In the following video, Pastor Hagee seems to lament that times have changed. In that recognition, it appears that he yearns to return to the world as he used to know it...a world before television and a world where closets were for clothes (a reference to gays that he expands upon in the video).

From my perspective, I support his journey...so long as he returns to the past and the rest of us get to stay here in the present. If he did so, he wouldn't have the opportunity to spew his nonsense on television and those of us who came out of the closet could enjoy a world absent the bloviating and bigotry demonstrated by men of his ilk..

Unfortunately, I don't believe Hagee has any interest in returning to the past; rather he wants to meld the narrow mentality of yesteryear with an intransigent mindset similar to his own...one that seeks to force today's government to adopt his Biblical interpretation of morality.

Regardless, I know I wont be planning a return to the past. Further, if Pastor Hagee believes he can push the gay community back into the closet, he's probably going to be very disappointed.

Perhaps he should ask God to help him build a time machine so that he and his followers can travel as far back in time as they desire. I'll happily spring for the bon voyage party.

Tagged as: Bible, Constitutional Amendment, Gay, God, John Hagee, LGBT, Morality, Religion, Same-Sex Marriage, Values

Daniel DiRito | May 19, 2008 | 5:36 PM
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1 On May 20, 2008 at 4:55 PM, mike/ wrote —

Push us back into something from which Hagee and his fellows pushed us out of to begin with? The term closet didn't surface until the 50's or 60's when Time magazine first used the term:

"Interestingly, [Michael] Sherry suggests the term “closet” might be traced to an article in Time magazine. Gays lived in a “closed” subgroup much like African-Americans, Latinos and other ethnicities who band together for a reliance on “self-sameness” both as a means of protection and just plain old having things in common. The “d” was turned into a “t” and the rest, as they say, is history.

Prof. Michael Sherry wrote a book entitled Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy. It traces the conspiracy to post WWII when the nation was in its macho "we just won the war" phase and couldn't deal with the fact that there was no American culture to speak of that they found in Europe and Japan as conquerors.

[Please note: the quote is from a post I did reviewing Sherry's book on my website last November - by Michael S. Sherry book report: "Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy"

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