April 28, 2005

The South

Wow. Just Wow:

Republican Alabama lawmaker Gerald Allen says homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle. As CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports, under his bill, public school libraries could no longer buy new copies of plays or books by gay authors, or about gay characters.

Think about people like this guy the next time you talk about reaching out to "values voters." Seriously, I find this motherfucker absolutely disgusting. People like this are the enemy of anyone who believes in freedom and tolerance, and they should be regarded as such. As a preface to the opposition's response: yes, this guy is obviously an extremist and a bit of a strawman, but he is also an elected representative of American citizens (yeah let that shit wash over you for a bit, just take it in, absorb it into your consciousness, allow it to become a part of your conception of reality). Okay, I'm done. And if this bill had passed, Tennessee Williams would also be done.

Here's a link to the original article.

3 comments:

  1. I echo your wow.
    Now that is facist.

    bye bye Tony Kushner and Gore Vidal...

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  2. I made a point in this vein the other night to a Republican here at Dartmouth. I don't care if you're a Republican in Alaska or Maine or Hawaii or Masachusettes. If you're a Republican, you are complicit in some politics and beliefs that are morally sickening, especially what happens in the South and parts of the "Heartland." I'm from Tennessee, so don't give me any of that "liberal elite" bullshit, I can say this all I want. How do so many intelligent Republicans reconcile their ideas about freedom and compassion with this? It's really appalling.

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  3. yes yes. god bless the South.

    on a completely unrelated note:
    George -- the mirror today was all about partying. and hooch did not make it into a single article. what the fuck man?

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