The gates to crazy town opened up this morning, and we’ve got it all for you right here. First off, from the UK, a political candidate running for election next week has a novel idea on how to stay straight. Gay Star News reports:
In a series of posts on the far right anti-gay Traditional Britain Group Facebook group Sullivan expressed anti-gay views, revealed Colin Cortbus, an anti-extremist campaigner and a Gay Star News reader. In one post Sullivan said that regular physical exercise ‘prevents’ children from ‘becoming’ gay. He recommended that ‘Victorian style’ regular physical exercise be reinstated in schools as it apparently ‘releases of tension’ which ‘prevents’ homosexuality’.
So just head on down to the gym, put in a good workout among all those other hot, sweaty men, head back to the locker room to change among all those hot, sweaty men, and all those gay feelings will just magically go away.
Back in the USA, where the Washington state GOP is proposing legalizing discrimination by business owners against gays and lesbians, one Republican representative’s office responded to a man’s questions about the proposed bill. Joe.My.God reports:
During the phone calls, he says he asked staffers some variation of the question “What are rural gays supposed to do if the only gas station or grocery store for miles won’t sell them gas and food?” Castro says the staffer at Hewitt’s office surprised him with the answer “Well, gay people can just grow their own food.” When Castro then asked the male staffer his name, he refused to identify himself, reportedly responding, “I don’t have to tell you that,” then, “Don’t call here again,” and hanging up the phone. This happened at around 11:00 this morning. About an hour after Castro’s call, I called Hewitt’s office myself to find out if–and more importantly why–government staffers are telling gay people to “grow their own food” if straight Christians don’t want to sell them groceries. My conversation was brief, to say the least. When I asked about the bill, the male staffer who answered the phone immediately directed me to a spokesperson for the state Republicans. When I clarified that I was calling to ask about Hewitt’s sponsorship of the bill in particular, he said he had no comment.
So on your way back from the gym, if you still happen to be gay, and you stop by your local grocery store which refuses to serve you, hopefully you have a large plot of land at home where you can grow your own meals. Hey, it’s a great motivator for finally starting a garden you always wanted. Seriously?
Finally, also in the US, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer is still nattering on about the firing of an Ohio teacher from a Catholic school after the school discovered she was a lesbian by reading her mother’s obituary. Queerty reports:
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer may have more than just a couple screws loose. In his most recent rant on the AFA Channel, Fischer makes a case to “reclaim the D word”–discrimination–because “It is right to discriminate against people who engage in abhorrent sexual behavior.” He goes on to celebrate the recent firing of an Ohio teacher for being gay, shouting “discrimination is the right thing to do!”
These folks seem to have abandoned all pretense of “love the sinner, hate the sin”!