Gay is Good, So Filter it Out

Straight Guy,

I just love this story. It's for anyone who's ever laughed at spell check.

OneNewsNow, the web site for the uber-awful American Family Association, covered the Olympic trials stats of champion sprinter Tyson Gay.

Short story: OneNewNow.com uses an auto filter to search and destroy words they don't like. (The American Family Association is dying for technology that would allow them to search and destroy people they don't like.) One of those words is "gay," because gay makes homosexuality sound good and positive. Sort of like how "cupcake" makes "fat-laden sugar bomb" sound irresistable. The site's auto search and replace tool changes "gay" to "homosexual."

From the Washington Post....

Worked fine until Sunday, when the AP reported that "Tyson Homosexual easily won his semifinal for the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials." The story was headlined "Homosexual eases into 100 final at Olympic trials."

"On Saturday," the story said, "Homosexual misjudged the finish in his opening heat . . ."

That's world champion sprinter Tyson Gay, of course.

I did not get the gay vibe about Tyson Gay..... I was so focused on his sheer grace and athleticism at the Olympic trials I forgot to ask him for a date.

It just makes the American Family Association look as dumb and hateful as they are. And that's a great start to my day.

--Gay Guy

1 comment:

straight in upstate said...

Okay, let's all say it loud, slow and clear so Dr. Laura Schlessinger (hater of American Library Association and public Internet access) can understand: Filters don't work!!! You'd think that AFA parents could explain the difference between an orientation and a surname, but perhaps not.

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