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Come out! Come out wherever you are!

27 Aug

It looks like this is the week for the anti-gay flying monkeys to come out of the closet. First, the notoriously anti-gay Ken Mehlman, G.W. Bush’s 2004 campaign advisor who helped to get gay marriage bans on the books in 11 states officially came out. Rumors have been flying about Mehlman’s homosexuality since at least 2005 and even Bill Maher mentioned Mehlman’s gayness on Larry King that far back. Mehlman’s description about how it’s taken him 43 years to come out and he wish he had “known” 20 years ago is vomit inducing, made for tearful Oprah show, book tour, quest for forgiveness tripe! I expect the book to be named something equally as vapid like “Coming out GOP” or “My Gay GOP Story”

Across the pond, equally notoriously anti-gay Tory Crispin Blunt has announced that he is leaving his wife and coming out as a homosexual.

In a statement, his office said: “Crispin Blunt wishes to make it known that he has separated from his wife Victoria.

“He decided to come to terms with his homosexuality and explained the position to his family. The consequence is this separation.

“There is no third party involvement, but this is difficult for his immediate and wider family and he hopes for understanding and support for them.

I really have no sympathy for these folks, even though I’m supposed to. I feel we should extend to them the same sympathy and courtesy they’ve shown the gay community during their tenures.


So sayeth he….

27 Aug

Dan Savage via Joe.My.God

“I have no beef with evangelical Christians who support full civil equality for gays and lesbians despite believing that gay sex is a sin. Heck, I’ll personally mow the lawns of evangelical Christians who refrain from actively persecuting gays and lesbians. I’ve said that the gay rights movement shouldn’t get into arguments about theology and that people have a right to their own beliefs. I frankly don’t care if someone thinks I’m going to hell after death and I’m not going to argue with him for the same reason I’m not going to argue with someone who believes that I’m going to the lost continent of Atlantis after dinner.

“All gays and lesbians want from evangelical Christians is the same deal the Jews and the yoga instructors and the atheists and the divorced and the adulterers and the rich all get: full civil equality despite the going-to-hell business. (And isn’t hell punishment enough? Do we have to be persecuted here on earth too? It’s almost as if they don’t trust God to persecute us after we die. Have a little faith, people!)” – Dan Savage.