A union member, a tea partier, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the tea partier and says, “Watch out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie.”
Laughing keeps me from screaming.
Doris Soule, resident Bible expert and theocrat in Wheatland, Wyo.
Doris is batshit insane, (seriously, Google her) but this time… wow. I picture her doddering around her knickknack filled home in her housedress, occasionally stopping at the kitchen for a nip of sherry (but just a nip, it’s before noon) and contemplating her weekly Letter to the Editor. Usually she insists we’re a Christian nation, but this time, maybe she had more than a nip of that kitchen sherry.
This is Gerald Gay’s response to a gay Wyomingite’s email regarding HB74. This is not a joke. The segment in blockquote format is the section he pasted from the man’s email.
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:34:18 -0800
Subject: Re: HR 0074
“With the country trying to move forward, but constantly being pulled backwards, I would like ask you a question before you make your vote tomorrow.
Try to think of one of your children, or your grandchildren coming to you to tell you they are gay. Of course you know it will be very difficult for them, because everyone is against them and they will be fighting for rights all of their lives, but, you love them and want only the best for them.
How would you like them to think of you and your vote on this resolution? Cause and effect.”
I appreciate your question. However having the family name “Gay” I look at this issue somewhat differently:
Try explaining to your 7 year-old why the kids in the schoolyard ridicule him for his name and tell nasty jokes that really have nothing to do with him or his lifestyle. Try explaining to a very young child that some people are different and conduct themselves in a manner that societies have taught is abhorrent but in order to gain social acceptance they have adopted a word with a very different meaning in order to make their lifestyle seem more mainstream. A child of that age can’t grasp certain subtle nuances. This would be a very different issue if we still used the words “homosexual” or “sodomite” to describe such choices.
Imagine for a moment the nonsense I hear about this reprobate issue every day of my life. Every member of my family has universally turned its’ back on the use of the family name to describe sodomy. So in answer to your question, I feel confident that none of my descendants will ever come to me and say “I am gay”. And yes, I do wish more people considered “cause and effect” when making the choices they make.
I saw this email a few days ago and was horrified. I read it out loud on my radio show. There is really nothing to say about this other than his “Assclown of the 2011 Wyoming Legislature” award is 100% deserved.
George Orwell (via negevrockcity)
If you’re on Facebook, come click “like” on this page. It’s freaking hysterical. It’s all about tracking a right-wing hate group in Wyoming who are trying like hell to invalidate same-sex marriages from out of state and pass radical anti-choice legislation. The page not only highlights the hypocrisy and the legislators who support it, but the GLBTQ activism ongoing in Wyoming. They got shut down once by Facebook, and could use the love.
Mike Huckabee, regarding marriage equality and the DOMA. Fuck you, Mike Huckabee. Seriously. Comparing GLBTQ people to guinea pigs is ridiculously offensive.
Here’s the APA on marriage equality: Adopted children thrive in same-sex households
No, Mike Huckabee. You’re the one in denial.