Sean Kosofsky

Vitter Scores!

Filed By Sean Kosofsky | March 22, 2008 1:22 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: David Vitter, Family Research Council, prostitute, score

This month's Church and State from Americans United, tells how Republican Louisiana Senator David Vitter has scored a 100% rating from the Family Research Council.

This just shows, once again, the hypocrisy on the right and the proof that right-wing extremists really do hate gays. If you are heterosexual and admit to using the services of prostitutes while married, you can earn a perfect score from the FRC, but they have absolutely nothing nice to say about gay people who have never "sinned."

This reminds me of a state house race in Michigan in 2004, where a pro-gay Republican in conservative West Michigan faced a primary challenger because he refused to vote to ban gay marriage. His primary opponent claimed to be the more moral candidate, even though he had been divorced twice and admitted to using a prostitute while married. The pro-gay Republican spent over $300,000 of his own money and only won his primary by less than 70 votes.

See. They hate the gays, not just the sin. Simply not voting to harm gays made you more immoral than a philandering criminal.

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See, but the criminal probably 'repented' his sins, in one of those tearful, heart-rending speeches surrounded by his pastor and new wife.

And it was a heterosexual sin.
Those are forgivable, especially from members of the right wing.

Man, the other Republican legislators gave him a standing ovation when he returned to the Senate. Yet, somehow, they neglected to do that when Craig came out back.

Reading on the americans for truth about homosexuality site (What can I say, I got bored and went slumming on the internet last night.), Sally Kern supposedly got a standing ovation from her fellow GOP members after her little flap. She claims every one in Oklahoma thinks like she does, they are just afraid to speak out and face the villification and ridicule of the gay activists.

There does seem to be a persecution complex among these people. They equate the 'homosexual agenda' with outlawing christianity, as if their version of christianity is the only one. They seem to feel that they are modern day 'martyrs', being persecuted for their beliefs.

You can lead a fundie to logic, but you can't make them think.

But we know this -

None of this is news to any of us.

Is there an answer for us, something that we can do or say?

I am reminded of the child's rhyme - sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

Perhaps we need a formal "ranking" of our own., maybe not. I can well imagine "those people" thinking that an award from "these people" is an honor.

Perhaps an article pitched to a mainstream newspaper outlining the ludicrosity of the 100% ranking? There are so few people with whom I speak who are not disgusted with Spitzer, particularly those who supported him in NY. I think that probably most of the population would find this pretty humerous.