Peter LaBarbera: “Sexual Behavior” Includes Kissing

If I were a vain man, I’d think that Peter LaBarbera had read my last blog post.

A couple days ago I wrote about this offensive statement by Matt Barber:

Kids who are engaging in homosexual behavior often look inward and know that what they are doing is unnatural, is wrong, is immoral, and so they become depressed and the instances of suicide can rise there as well.

I pointed out that Barber’s statement was offensive hogwash for several reasons, not the least of which is that many of the suicide victims who identified as (or were perceived as) LGBT weren’t sexually active, which is invariably what an anti-gay person means when they use the term “homosexual behavior.”

Fast forward to tonight, when I was surprised to find LaBarbera taking a break from his Truth* Academy duties to write this tweet [screencap]:

Good evening, its 4/1/11, & sexual behavior b/t men (including kissing) is still immoral & perverse – no matter what “Glee” advocates #tcot

Oh Pete. Pete, Pete, Pete. That dog just won’t hunt. The Bible doesn’t use the term “sexual behavior,” and even under your warped reading, it doesn’t say anything about not smooching. How silly of you.

And about The Kiss on Glee. I agree with LaBarbera that it’s a watershed moment, though it’s far from “tragic.”

For more on that, I’ll defer again to the always fabulous Tom and Lorenzo:

We thought THE KISS was also an adorable scene. We wondered if they were going to be able to make a romance seem believable (because it’s been totally one-sided up until now), but these two actors have a ton of chemistry. Totally, absolutely charming and just as with “Teenage Dream,” we hope a hundred thousand gay boys saw that last night and slept with a smile on their face, hoping for the best.

(I’ll post more about the Truth* Academy on Sunday. For now, let’s just say that turnout on day one was abysmal even though they tried to quietly pack the auditorium with cheap ticket locals.)