Bretman Rock
Bretman Rock

“I do not think that Jesus intended for people to be hateful. In other words, Michael Brown is promoting a perversion of religion.”

For a brief moment in time, Dr. Michael Brown has stopped doing things like comparing gender-affirming care to lobotomies. Yet, through dedication and hard work, Brown has maintained his odiousness.

Thursday, according to Jew-to-Gentile religious fanatic, Michael Brown: Playboy magazine: From lewdness to perversion. Lewdness means (according to Brown) showing photos of naked women in Playboy. Brown defines perversion as displaying photos of gay men in Playboy.

I’ll get back to Michael Brown. First, however, according to People:

Social media star Bretman Rock is no stranger to breaking barriers.

The 23-year-old influencer nabbed the cover of Playboy’s digital magazine, making him the first openly gay man to don the complete bunny suit for the cover.

I had never heard of Bretman Rock. Furthermore, I do not understand what a “social media star” is. Moreover, I know not who Rock influences or what that influence consists of. I will concede that Bretman Rock has enviably sexy abs. Okay, my snidely elitist complaint over society’s increasing shallowness is a digression. Anyway, that ship has sailed.

Bretman, a Filipino immigrant, has a very interesting background story which you can read at People. He deserves credit for his accomplishments.

Getting back to Mr. Brown, he is rather sensitive to being an object of ridicule. Poor Michael is in for a very awkward Thanksgiving I think. He is about to be surrounded by his Jewish family members who believe, and possibly express the fact, that Michael is “meshuggah.”

Yet, Brown is not sufficiently concerned — or embarrassed — to modify his outlandish behavior and speech. Moreover, he seems proud of his contemptible bigotry:

“What Michael Brown is saying — without nuance — is that gay people are perverts.”

As reported by the BBC in February 2017, “Playboy magazine has announced it is bringing back nudity, reversing a decision made last year.”

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Now, 68 years after the magazine’s first issue, headlines are announcing, “Bretman Rock Makes History as First Out Gay Male to Cover Playboy: It’s ‘a Huge Deal’.”

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There you have it. A 23-year-old gay man, dressed in a women’s bunny suit and posing sensually, is featured on the front cover. (Please don’t tell me he’s featured in the centerfold too.)

If Michael Brown does not want to be an object of ridicule then — just maybe — it would be a good idea not to call the photo of a gay man with his shirt off “perversion.” Moreover, perhaps he should not have written about this at all.

I am more serious than my snark reveals. What Michael Brown is saying — without nuance — is that gay people are perverts.

The first meaning of the word perversion is the alteration of something from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended.

“In addition to having said that gay people are perverts, Brown is saying that just being gay is a sin.”

I do not think that Jesus intended for people to be hateful. In other words, Michael Brown is promoting a perversion of religion.

If I understand correctly, judgmental persons are not good Christians. Michael Brown cannot help himself:

Another Playboy landmark, indeed – this time, with a deeper foray into perversion.

There’s an old saying that sin will also take you further than you intended to go. It will keep you longer than you intended to stay. And it will cost you more than you intended to pay.

In addition to having said that gay people are perverts, Brown is saying that just being gay is a sin. Brown knows nothing about Bretman Rock. All that these self-righteous fools, like Brown, need to know is that the young man is gay. Nothing else matters.

Furthermore, Michael Brown (and I) have no idea of how Rock has been photographed for Playboy.

Interestingly, Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510 CE) was an observant Christian. Circa 1481, Botticelli created — for the Sistine Chapel — several frescos including Temptations of Christ. (Wikipedia dates production from 1480 to 1482. That is historically incorrect.)

“If I understand correctly, judgmental persons are not good Christians.”

In 1485, Botticelli also painted: Birth of Venus:

Is that an example of lewdness?

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.