Don’t those infamous homophobic politicos and televangelists say the darndest things? Well, imagine if they formed rock bands and put their anti-gay beliefs on top of a beat…
Meet the members of the 700 Club: soon to be retired US congresswoman Michele Bachmann, her husband Marcus Bachmann, televangelist Pat Robertson and former Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.
Putin Riot is: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Russian President and human rights violator Vladimir Putin and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
All jokes aside…
When the popular lot of homophobic politicians and public figures spout out twisted anti-gay hate driven ideologies, you have to wonder whether or not they actually believe they’re doing good in the world. Not to mention, why do they devote so much time and energy towards trying to eradicate and oppress the LGBT community anyway?
These of course are rhetorical questions with so many possible answers, and while the aforementioned homophobes have addressed these concerns already, their responses seem to make less and less sense each time they make them known.
Case in point, a bi-sexual teen asks Texas Governor Rick Perry why he’s so against openly gay people serving in the military.
“Here’s my issue. This is about my faith, and I happen to think, you know, there are a whole hosts of sins. Homosexuality being one of them, and I’m a sinner and so I’m not going to be the first one to throw a stone. I don’t agree that openly gays should be serving in the military.
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was working and my position is just like I told a guy yesterday, he said, ‘How would you feel if one of your children was gay?’ I said I’d feel the same way.”
“I hate the sin, but I love the sinner, but having them openly serve in the military, I happen to think as a commander in chief of some 20,000 plus people in the military is not good public policy, and this president was forced by his base to change that policy and I don’t think it was good policy, and I don’t think people in the military thought it was good policy.”
That said what’s interesting, but not at all surprising (and probably the most truthful stereotype of all stereotypes to date) is how these kind of politicians, plus the one religious figure we included in this satire, routinely claim the moral high ground in virtually every instance. Yet truthfully, at one time or another they have all been involved in multiple situations and controversies that are so far removed from the civilized and saint-like behavior they allege to embrace.
It’s doubtful, based off their black and white view of what ethics and morality is, that the bible would condone Pat Robertson‘s statements about why it’s natural for men to commit adultery. But even more sinful and totally hypocritical is how much of a known fraud Robertson is. His latest infamous scheme involves using donated funds designated to help poor African children for his own personal diamond mining adventure.
Come to think of it, the bible would also frown upon Michele Bachmann‘s ‘misappropriation’/stealing of campign funds from donors and constituents, who really believed in the grassroots persona Bachmann touted as well as what she could offer them as POTUS.
And surely the holy word would not approve of Vladimir Putin committing numerous acts of genocide in Chechnya along with his general cruelty as leader. Although, quite a few über religious conservative homophobes here in the states seem to have forgotten about how awful he is and all the bad things he’s done. Simply because he’s launched this iron clad crusade against homosexuals.
Unfortunately the inherent contradictory nature of narrow-minded religious bigots and their homophobia is simply something that cannot be solved, and much like racism it spreads, infects and corrupts.
Luckily, there’s hope wherever there are people willing to stand against this kind of injustice and thankfully there are many.
But the truth is, to combat homophobia, people from every end of the sexuality spectrum must connect with one another as individuals. Only then can we, as a human race, begin to break the crippling illusion that there’s something sinister about being gay.
What do you think will be the death of homophobia?