We all know Maggie Gallagher makes her living off of peddling anti-LGBT hate with the National Organization for Marriage. She claims she's just "saving marriage from the evil gays" and that she doesn't hate us. Sure she claims that we out to recruit kids, indoctrinate them in schools, and destroy them by being parents, but that's just a little political difference, right? She's Miss "warm and fuzzy" homophobia, especially if you see the media coverage of her.
Well, Maggie G let that mask slip a bit and we got to see what we all know is lurking underneath. Gallagher has come to the defense of (shocker!) Miss Faux Beverly Hills Lauren Ashley, who not only said gays shouldn't marry, but trotted out the old Leviticus Bible verse saying gays are an abomination and should be killed.
Maggie Gallagher has endorsed and supported Lauren Ashley:
I'm not surprised that Miss Beverly Hills, Lauren Ashley, opposes gay marriage -- after all 45 percent of young Californians voted for Prop 8, as did 7 million Californians generally. But I have to say, I am impressed with her courage in coming forward and for speaking up for Carrie. The elected officials of city of Beverly Hills are not demonstrating tolerance or kindness by continuing the avalanche of hatred against supporters of Prop 8.
While Gallagher may want to gloss over what Lauren Ashley really said and just make her a "traditional marriage" martyr like Carrie Prejean before her, she doesn't get to. A reminder on what Ms. Ashley said:
The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, 'If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.' The Bible is pretty black and white. I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone, and he has the best for everyone. If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you, that's a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life.
She's right. It is pretty "black and white." Ashley said GAYS SHOULD BE PUT TO DEATH. By endorsing her and saying you are "impressed with her courage", especially without disavowing her call for death to gays, you are doing the same thing, Maggie.
Not so warm and fuzzy now, is she?
This isn't about Prop 8 or marriage equality. It's about a publicity-hungry young woman trying to get her 15 minutes of fame by saying gays should be killed. Wrap her in good Christian martyrdom if you'd like, Maggie Gallagher, but she made her point very clear. As have you.
So the next to you carpetbag yourself into a state to peddle your wares of anti-equality hate and fear-mongering with a smile, Maggie, I hope this moment follows you.
You don't get to pick and choose or rewrite the history of what someone like Lauren Ashley said or stands for. You support and admire a person that thinks "having sex with someone of your same gender is going to bring death upon you."
It doesn't get much clearer than that.
As I said before, you don't get a pass on this, Maggie. You can't use a call to death for LGBT people as a political bumper-sticker without staining yourself with it.