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Dance Band Spank the Hippo to Donate Profits From Song Sales to Truth Wins Out
BURLINGTON, Vt. – The alternative dance band Spank the Hippo announced today that its musical hit Porno Pete is now available on iTunes. From now until New Year’s Eve, it will donate 100% of its music profits to Truth Wins Out.
Porno Pete is a catchy anthem poking fun at America’s most notorious anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, who is the founder of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. More than 30,000 people have already viewed the Porno Pete music video on Youtube. The tune is on the album Mugged By My Own Shadow. People are encouraged to download the entire album, which includes the dance sensation Drive to Montreal.
“With a tough economy, we thought that this would be an ideal way to assist the amazing work of Truth Wins Out,” said Scarecrow, the band’s guitarist. “Songs can be downloaded from iTunes for only $1 and our entire album is only $9.90. So please make a purchase today to help Truth Wins Out do their amazing work fighting against religious extremism and the ‘ex-gay’ lie.”
Peter LaBarbera (Porno Pete) is infamous for secretly slithering into gay bars, leather parties, and bathhouses to surreptitiously take naughty pictures of unsuspecting patrons. He disingenuously claims that he doing this as “research” to “expose the homosexual agenda.” In reality, his work is an ongoing smear campaign designed to harm the LGBT community.
“I can’t think of anything sweeter than the homophobic hijinx of Peter LaBarbera helping to fund our work fighting extremists just like him,” said Truth Wins Out Founder Wayne Besen. “We are grateful to Spank the Hippo for their generosity and for letting people know the truth about LaBarbera in a danceable and humorous way.”
Spank the Hippo is the inventor and pioneer of the Jolt House music genre. Their cutting-edge sound is an original alchemy of techno, dance, and alternative. The music explodes with the high energy of techno, it keeps the dance floors packed with irresistible musical and lyrical hooks, but also has the gritty alternative feel of New York’s thriving back alley, garage music underground. The band began in 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Spank the Hippo’s songwriter, keyboardist and front man is Critter. On guitar and back-up vocals is Scarecrow.
Truth Wins Out (TWO) is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism, monitors anti-LGBT organizations, documents their lies and exposes their leaders. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.