Randy Short
Image: The Iran Project

I wrote about Gone2far on January 28, prior to their “press conference” at the National Press Club. Now that they have had their event, there have been very good pieces about it. One by Peter Montgomery at Right Wing Watch and another at Southern Poverty Law Center.

What we learn from their coverage is that coterie of anti-LGBT fruitcakes are involved with this group. These include Scott Lively, Peter LaBarbera and Brian Camenker; the latter two are hate group leaders. Camenker, by the way, is Jewish.

Those three have now associated themselves with a rabid anti-Semite. That individual is Randy Short. Randy Short is associated with the Iran Project which appears to be a state-sponsored campaign to smear Israel and to protest US sanctions. According to the Iran Project website:

American human rights activist Randy Short has been interrogated by US security officers after attending an anti-Zionist conference in Iran.

Dr. Randy short is an American human rights activist who is a lay minister in the Christian Church and an active member of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Black Agenda Reports, Judicial Justice Movement and African American for Human Rights, participated in the second international “New Horizon” conference in Tehran in late September in which about 30 Authors, filmmakers, thinkers, activists and journalists participated to discuss the Zionism and the world imperialism.

Among the attendees was Louis Farrakhan. Now I have frequently written something to the effect that Israel and Judaism are two different things. However, the Iran Project is state sponsored and the Iranian government is composed of anti-Semitic, Holocaust denying, radical Islamists determined to destroy Israel.

In other matters, at another site Short wrote a post in support of a cop shooter:

Not all Black people are appalled at Micah X Johnson’s day of rage in Dallas. The author [Randy Short] isn’t, and believes he has lots of company. Johnson is far from alone in his hatred of white cops. However, “unlike the majority of Blacks who complain amongst themselves, Johnson went postal – like white folks do all the time, for far less serious reasons.” He is a harbinger of things to come.

The company that these anti-LGBT nuts keep. Nothing else matters beyond anti-LGBT bigotry.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.