Friday, November 20, 2009

Gays Are a Bunch of Prissy Queens

"If Annise Parker wins, she is obviously going to hire her own people, and I for one don't want a bunch of prissy gay guys running around city hall."

I live in Houston, and the current mayoral race includes a lesbian as one of the two candidates left, and she might win. It's really exciting, and as you can guess, the local conservative talk show hosts are all over the case.

I was listening to one of the shows on the way home, and in his defense, the host didn't opine one way or the other on his thoughts--he just wanted the callers to give their opinions on whether or not it mattered that Annise Parker is a lesbian.

The calls were about 8 in 10 would not vote for a lesbian. It was a conservative show, so that's fine, I expected it. But don't you worry, all of the callers "loved gay people" and "didn't discriminate," they just didn't want to show young people that it was ok to be gay. Or something to that effect. It just makes you feel all warm inside.

And then one of the "I don't discriminate" callers came up with the quote above. Stay classy, anti-gay conservatives, stay classy.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Apparently Liars Can Win--Just Ask Maine

It's the day after election day and a year after the Prop. 8 fiasco in California. And what do we have to show for it? Another loss for marriage equality.

It's amazing to me that we lost again. I'm not quite as devastated as I was last year with Prop. 8, but maybe that's just because I prepared myself for this possibility this time. That's not a good thing, though.

So, we lost again, and to liars no less. Blatant liars. I'm not really sure how it's legal to run a campagin based on lies. After it was all said and done, they still got their untrue message out, and the average person didn't realize they were being lied to. I guess they think God will be proud of them. They may have lied, but at least the gays didn't win.

The good news is that we won in Washington and Kalamazoo. Those aren't exactly the same significance as Maine, but at least they're something. Now we just have to figure out how to let everyone else know that lying isn't something we are going to stand for. I'd assume that's part of everyone's value system.