It’s been in the tank for a while, but with Bigot Bill opening his crazy mouth about Amanda and Shakespeare’s Sister today, I feel I need to highlight this bit:
What truly ridiculous people Musgrave and Allard are, and what a truly ridiculous conversation they started. The little war on gay marriage they started gave rise to some of the more sincerely stupid political moments of the past six years:
Now-former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) compared homosexual relationships to “man-on-dog” sex while speaking with a reporter.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue said lesbians were “something I’d expect to see in an asylum, frankly” when he spoke to Justice Sunday, a gathering of far-right evangelical Christian activists.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas.), had his staff write him a speech that likened marriage equality to “your neighbor marrying a box turtle.”
He chickened out at the last minute and didn’t use the line, but coming as it did on the heels of Santorum’s pronouncements, the incident certainly gave rise to speculation about whether any pets have been harmed recently while conducting government business.
Presumaby, since he didn’t say “fucking lesbians,” ABC and the AP are just fine with using him as a barometer of civility.
Update: Reader EJ and alert commenter Steph point out that Donohue was actually talking about gay men, not lesbians.