Joseph Gentile

Sheldon Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed By Joseph Gentile | July 17, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Bob Pierson, Bol Bachchan, Bollywood, Catholic church, Chicago, Chris Kluwe, DOMA, Gary Bauer, GOP, India, marriage discrimination, Minnesota, Minnesota Vikings, Mitt Romney, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Respect for Marriage Act, Rohit Shetty, same-sex marriage, Sarah Silverman, Scissor Sheldon, Sheldon Adelson, Target, WYNTK

Sheldon.jpgRepublican billionaires are pledging themselves to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. Now comedian Sarah Silverman has pledged herself to performing "traditional lesbian sex, through to climax" for Sheldon Adelson - R-Money's $100 Million Man - IF he donates that cool $100 mil to Pres. Obama instead. That's right. Silverman's dedicated an entire website to the eighth wealthiest American she's planning to don a bikini bottom for and scissor "to fruition." Even her pup hopes you'll "help cut Mitt Romney free from his sugar daddy." (NSFW) ... But that's not the only useful snippet you'll need to know:

  • Bollywood might believe it's ready for its rather flamboyant films to embrace openly gay characters, but critics of the Hindi-language film industry allege that, despite the colorful singing and choreography, director Rohit Shetty's Bol Bachchan reinforces the negative stereotype, "that gays are a comic material, meant to be ridiculed and laughed at."
  • "It's complicated," but the tumultuous relationship between Target and its LGBT shoppers appears to be headed for the altar as the Minneapolis-based retailer unveils its line of "wedding cards relevant for everyone" to same-sex couples.
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) isn't afraid to reach across the aisle so that same-sex couples might someday walk down it. Last September, the congresswoman became the first Republican co-sponsor of the DOMA repeal legislation, the Respect for Marriage Act. Now, she's taking it a step further as the first congressional Republican on-record to champion same-sex marriage.
  • "Too many of us have been taught to think of God in terms of God's judgment, rather than God's tremendous love," Father Bob Pierson, an openly gay priest stationed at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., has explained to a YouTube audience of more than 31,000 (and growing) why Catholic Minnesotans SHOULD vote no on their state's constitutional amendment to limit the definition of marriage.
  • If Chicago's citywide crime rate soars, it's likely your big, gay fault (or so said Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families PAC.) In response to a recent speech by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Bauer breathlessly equated single-parent households with the Democratic Party's "radical idea of men marrying other men," and the fatherlessness that invariably results in violent crimes.
  • Punter Chris Kluwe of football's Minnesota Vikings isn't passing upon the opportunity to denounce his state's bigoted, constitutional anti-gay marriage ban. Listen to his radio spot, recorded by Minnesotans for Equality, against the "anti-American" initiative added to the November ballot.

(Sheldon graphic via DonkeyHotey)

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