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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 03:39 AM
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Why the GOP's Gay Wing Is Forced to Hide in the Bathroom
from HuffPost, via AlterNet:


Why the GOP's Gay Wing Is Forced to Hide in the Bathroom

By Nina Burleigh, HuffingtonPost.com. Posted August 30, 2007.



It's time for Republicans to embrace their own gay wing and stop fueling the sickness of suppression that drives men like Larry Craig into airport bathroom stalls.


The demise of Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig amuses those of us who enjoy watching right-wing heroes crash to the ground, spiked on their own hypocrisy. It further confirms my theory: prick any conservative and the kink oozes out. The rockier the rib, the more likely you'll find pink lingerie under the trousers or a bullwhip and manacles in the bedside drawer. You can bet those Beltway dominatrices, madams and escorts (gay and straight) have been able to buy second homes -- maybe even in Sun Valley! -- with their haul during W's reign.

However, because we are people of compassion, we should also feel a little horrified by this tortured man's sad, humiliating demise. He's obviously lived his whole life afflicted by the religious psychobabble and outright bigotry of people who say homosexuality is a sickness and a lifestyle decision instead of an innate state of being that has nothing to do with illness or choice.

The sickness, of course, is in the suppression, which is why closeted men seek love in rank public bathroom stalls.

The Republican Party got Bush re-elected in 2004 by playing the homophobe card. In Ohio, their minions went door-to-door in Amish country and warned the historically non-secular inhabitants that if they didn't get out and register Republican, gay marriage would be the law of the land. Tens of thousands of Amish men and women hitched horses to buggies, cracked their whips, and raced to the nearest polling place to vote to repel the Sodomites. With their unprecedented help, Ohio, that crucial state, slid ever so narrowly into the red column, sending the Bush regime back to the White House with four more years to plot how to bomb Tehran.

The trouble with this wedge issue, as everyone now knows, is that it's Republican suicide. The hateful public stance of the party has driven its many gay members into ever more contorted acts of self-loathing excess, driving the disease of suppression out in the open and subjecting men to public stoning by their own frenzied followers. ......(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/story/61228 /



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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 05:43 AM
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1. Is what she claims about the Amish in Ohio really true?
Did the Repugs really go out and seek the Amish vote? And THAT is how they allegedly won the state?

I think I'm gonna be sick.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 07:27 AM
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2. What kind of kink dwells within the evil soul of Orrin Hatch?
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