Written by scott on May 11th, 2013

Gay Wedding RingsOur semi-regular round-up of the crazy (and often unintentionally hilarious) things that anti-gay folks are saying about marriage equality and the LGBT community.

Let’s start in Delaware, where pro wrestler Jay Briscoe threatened violence to marriage equality supporters via twitter. Queerty reports:

“The Delaware Senate passed a bill yesterday that allows same sex couples to get married. If that makes you happy, then congratulations!!!!!! …try and teach my kids that there’s nothing wrong with that and I’ll fucking shoot you.” Briscoe’s comments definitely came out of nowhere and his account was quickly deactivated. Yet, they didn’t go unnoticed by sports writers.

Across the country, the famously anti-gay (and occasionally illegally drunk) Archbishop of San Francisco threw in his own two cents about Delaware. The Raw Story reports:

“The claim of this bill to redefine marriage is in vain; marriage cannot be redefined, because its unique meaning lies in our very nature. It is also a serious injustice to the most vulnerable among us: children,” Cordileone, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, said.

The Bishop conveniently ignores the wellbeing of children of gay and lesbian couples. reports on a family who wants the boy scouts to continue their discrimination against the gays. Their reasoning:

“It’s not fair. If we have one openly homosexual boy, where do we tent him? Who has to sleep in his tent? How do we handle his needs? Suddenly it’s becoming unfair to all the other boys to have to change. Says Katherine: “I’m not going to put my boys in that situation to have to deal with those decisions.”

Somehow, kids don’t seem to share this hang-up. It’s just the adults that project this kind of stuff onto them.

Finally, LGBTQ Nation reports on Washington State’s Pastor Ken Hutcherson, another regular on this circuit, chiming in again:

“Your defense of homosexuality is without merit because it has destroyed every civilization it has touched and that is shameful,” Hutcherson writes, “Like gambling, porn, alcohol and drug abuse, and sex addition, homosexuality destroys the family like nothing else, and eventually the soul that God turns over to a reprobate mind.”

Methinks she protests too much.


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