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For every hypocritical homophobe out there, this classic from Ed Stein is for you.
Every time I hear another lying bigot going on about the sanctity of marriage being destroyed by same-sex marriage, I want to laugh. I’d have a bit more respect for these people if they simply stated their true thoughts about how they find homosexuality revolting. I’d still think of them as ignorant dicks but I’d give them a point or two for honesty.
Note: Ed Stein has retired from editorial cartooning. Best wishes to one of the great ones. Here are a few more great Stein toons.
Dan Savage tweeted this…
…in response to this announcement by the Republican Party’s Tea Party gay group, GOProud.
GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.
The Board of Directors of GOProud voted to enthusiastically endorse Governor Romney’s candidacy for President.
Most gay Americans – like their straight counterparts – are not better off than they were 4 years ago. The truth is that gay people are living in the disastrous failed Obama economy too.
Really? Are gay Americans worst off than they were 4 years ago?
Allow me to ask:
1. Are gay soldiers worst off now with the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
2. Are gay Americans worst off now that 9 states recognize same-sex marriage and 6 states grant these licenses?
3. Are gay Americans worst off now that the Justice Department has declared that it will stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 act which recognizes marriage strictly as a union between a man and a woman?
4. Are gay Americans worst off now that they have a President who recently stated that he believes that every American should have the right to marry the person they love regardless of sexual orientation and who declared unequivocally that same-sex marriage should be legalized?
I could go on about the “disastrous failed Obama economy” and how it is in truth the result of policies set out by GOProud’s Republican party and how it is in fact a recovering economy (albeit a slow one, again thanks to the GOProud’s Republican Party) which is in a far better place than it was in 2008 when tens of thousands jobs were being lost each month. I could do this but what could be more relevant to a gay person than recognition that they as human beings have the same civil rights as every other American?
What the hell is the matter with these self-loathing people that they are willing to subjugate themselves to second class citizenry and support a homophobic political entity that despises their very existence? And don’t give me this “working from the inside” bullshit…it doesn’t work with Republicans. As long as the Religious Right remains a core component of the party’s base, conservative politicians will cater to every one of their bigoted, hate-filled whims.
Dan Savage had it perfectly right…GOProud’s members as well as Log Cabin Republicans are pathetic fools with very little to be proud of.
Richard Grenell is the openly gay
conservative hack political consultant Mitt Romney hired to be his national security spokesman. After one week on the job, Grenell resigned over pressure exerted by homophobes within the Republican party. Here’s what he had to say in a piece he wrote in the Wall Street Journal titled Marriage, Gay Republicans and the Elections.
The claim that gays should be barred from conservative activism is not only bigoted but is a bipartisan view. The intolerant assault comes from the far right, who object to Republicans who are gay, and the far left, who object to gays being Republicans. When the extremists on both sides are the only ones speaking up, the majority suffers.
What a load of crap. This ‘both sides do it’ bullshit is getting tiresome.
First of all, the intolerance is not coming from the “far right.” It’s coming from the mainstream part of the Republican party. Intolerance, bigotry and homophobia are required staples for anyone hoping to attain office as a Republican. Grenell’s own choice for the White House is a guy named Mitt Romney who has pledged to support a constitutional amendment making same-sex marriage illegal.
I believe we should have a federal amendment in the Constitution that defines marriage as a relationship between a man and woman, because I believe the ideal place to raise a child is in a home with a mom and a dad.
Polls also indicate that Democrats and liberals favor same-sex marriage by a huge percentage over Republicans and conservatives.
You got that, Grenell? Seven out of ten Republicans hope you are never able to marry your partner.
And lastly, liberals have no objection to gays being Republicans. The LGBT community can support any party they wish. Liberals are simply asking why the hell would any sane gay person vote for a party that hates their very existence and views them as sexual perverts? A political party that strives to deny them the same civil rights afforded heterosexuals? Why would anyone want to do that to themselves?
Bottom line is that Richard Grenell is simply another conservative who needs to justify his party’s indefensible policies by spreading the blame over to liberals and Democrats.
Not this time buddy. On this issue, as on most issues, the assholes are all on your side.
You don’t have to be an atheist to understand what it is that really bothers opponents of same-sex marriage.
If you’ve ever spent time with a homophobe attempting to explain away their bigotry and the reasons they’re against same-sex marriage, they’ll most probably speak of their belief that marriage is a sacred covenant reserved for one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage, they’ll tell you, violates the sanctity of marriage. They might even at some point grin and snort and inform you that homosexuality is a choice thing. The implication here is that if a gay person wants to get married, all they need do is choose a person of the opposite sex to marry. Easy. Switch on, switch off.
Well, the choice part speaks of their ignorance in regard to science’s understanding of sexual orientation, while the sanctity bit speaks of their ignorance in regard to how the Bible deals with the institution of marriage.
It’s got pretty stuff like Genesis 2:22-24,
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
…and then it’s got the not-so-pretty stuff like Deuteronomy 21:10-14.
When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nailsand put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife. If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her.
It’s all quite clear. Raid their land, kill their husbands, take their women, shave their heads, force them into marriage and rape them at will. But when she displeases you and you feel the need to cut off her shackles and let wifey loose, don’t you dare try to sell her for you’re about to make her an outcast. Just let the bitch go.
The sanctity of marriage indeed.
Tell you what, the next time some narrow-minded bigot brings up the sanctity of marriage in regard to same-sex marriage, feel free to ignore them and walk away with the knowledge that what really bugs the hell out of them is that they think gay people are icky.