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AmTaliban Peter LaBarbera investigates the International Mr. Leather conference

Sunday, August 07, 2005



You've gotten to know a little more about the homo-sex obsessions of the founder of Americans for Truth and Executive Director of the Illinois Family Institute, Peter LaBarbera in an earlier post. Eva of Lloydletta passes on a little research Peter heartily gathered at the International Mr. Leather in Chicago in June 2004 to share with his tender readers. His full report, Chicago Tribune promotes deviant sex, is on the IFI web site, but Blenders, you can get an entertaining excerpt here. He's very into the "evidence"-gathering process so that he can ostensibly punish the Chicago paper.
On Memorial Day weekend, the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago played host to what must be one of the most perverse sexual celebrations ever dreamed up by sinful men: the "International Mr. Leather" (IML) conference.

"Leathermen" are sadomasochists (in this case, mostly homosexuals) who glory in a pseudo "macho" sexual ethic--probably to make up for their masculine deficit as sexually-confused "gay" men.

Sadistic/masochistic "leather" sexuality often includes consensual sexual violence (beating, whipping, or otherwise inducing pain as part of sex) and "consensual" degradation and humiliation between "partners."

...I decided to go down to Chicago on Memorial Day, the last day of IML, to gather evidence on this twisted event.

As you can imagine, this idea didn't go over too well with my wife. Anyway, I arrived at the Hyatt Regency, and made my way down to where the IML vendors were set up in a vast "Leather Market," which was open to the public and mentioned in the Tribune's Red Eye story.

I paid my two-dollar entrance fee and passed by a femmy "leather" guy who was happily greeting visitors with the line, "Welcome to the WalMart of porn!" At the vendors' area, I found booth upon booth--there were over a hundred--selling whips, handcuffs, electric "torture" devices, leather "hoods," etc., a veritable cornucopia for the deviant. The man was right: there was also tons of the most disgusting pornography imaginable for sale at reduced prices, right there are at the glitzy Hyatt Regency!

Leathermen embrace behaviors at the fringe of the sexual fringe. One San Francisco outfit's booth sold only porn videos depicting "barebacking--"gay" slang for condomless sodomy. Other booths sold sadistic hard-core porn too gross to describe here (and this was just at the vendor's market!).

As it says in Bible, "they invent ways of doing evil." (Romans 1:30)

Perhaps I will send some of my evidence to the Tribune Company's executive staff, so they can see what they promoted to the public.

...Why expose International Mr. Leather?

Because Christians and others who stand up for God-given, natural sexuality within marriage oppose illicit, harmful BEHAVIORS, not people. And yet the same media who slander us as "prejudiced" REFUSE to shed critical light on even the most extreme behaviors that fall under the rubric of "alternative lifestyles." By winking at and even publicizing events like the IML, the Chicago Tribune is condoning perversion and helping to send sexually-confused men to an early grave.

That's liberal compassion for you.

Remember: when liberals cry "tolerance," we need to ask: Tolerate what? Then let them explain why we as a society should NOT discourage extreme sexual and lifestyle behaviors that are potentially deadly to those involved, a costly public health hazard, and morally wrong.

The Iraq prison scandal shows that the media are not afraid to expose ugly (sexual) behaviors, so why won't they do so on the homosexual issue, or expose the horrifying truth about HOW an abortion kills a baby in the womb?