Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gone Viral: Relentlessly Gay

A Baltimore resident has started a GoFundMe campaign so she can make her "relentlessly gay" yard even more relentless and more gay.

The campaign is in response to a note that Julie Baker said, via a Facebook post, was left by a neighbor.

Phone calls and messages sent through Facebook and GoFundMe asking Baker for comment have not been returned.

The note, according to the Facebook photo, read: "Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay! Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD."

The note, which Baker said she discovered inside her door, was signed, "A Concerned Home Owner."

On her fundraising page, Baker said the note was in response to a set of rainbow solar lights she had recently hung in her yard. She said the lights spelled out the words "Love" and "Ohana," which is a Hawaiian expression for family unity. The rainbow, and rainbow colors, are a symbol of gay pride.

The story has been picked up my a large number of national outlets, including prominent LGBT blog Joe. My. God.

"Needless to say... I need more rainbows... Many, many more rainbows….," Baker wrote on her fundraising page. "...I am starting this fundraiser so I can work to make my Home even More relentlessly gay."

"Put simply," Baker wrote. "I am a widow and the mother of four children, my youngest in high school and I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred. Instead, I will battle it with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!!!"

As of about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Baker had more than doubled her $5,000 fundraising goal to make her home relentlessly gayer.

This certainly has gone viral!

The story has now left Baltimore and the gay media and gone global.

I have not seen one journalist question it.

It may be true - there are over 600,000 people living in Baltimore, so it's possible one of them would be so nuts to complain about a neighbour's garden being 'gay', as it's offensive to Christians.

Sure, it makes absolutely no sense, but that's rarely a strong point with Christians. 

But even if the letter's not faked, why was the gardener's first course of action to ask complete strangers for money?

And a mere $5,000 no less!

We've seen several examples of people crying 'homophobia!' in recent years that have turned out to have been totally made-up. 

So surely alarm bells should start ringing here.

Remember the New Jersey waitress who said she'd been refused a tip cause she was a lesbian

She solicited donations through PayPal - and raised £3,000 before it was soon revealed she'd made the whole thing up.

Whatever, it's not impossible that Gardengate is a 100% true sob story - a truly inspirational tale of a poor Maryland widow valiantly fighting homophobia through the medium of rainbow-coloured gnomes and fairy lights, please give generously.

But, as far as I'm aware, it seems only her local paper has bothered to try and check it out - and what happened?

'Phone calls and messages sent through Facebook and GoFundMe asking Baker for comment have not been returned.'

Julie Baker's Relentlessly Gay GoFundMe page has now raised over $20,000.

* Click HERE for more great gay hoaxes.

Update: A brief chat with The Washington Post. Sorry, but she sounds as mad as her garden looks. And no, they didn't ask where the rest of the money's going.

1 comment:

  1. People's gullibility is confirmed by this country having a Tory Government. The papers print it; the people believe it.

    I have no idea about the truth of this or otherwise, but it has set me thinking. There is a street lamp outside my house so maybe I could write an anonymous letter demanding I brick up my windows in case the neighbours see anything gay.