My mother always told me that using profanity in an argument just means you aren't smart enough to make a relevant point. I'm not sure if THIS qualifies as profanity, but the point is the same.
Long story short, the Tennessee Tea Party (which I can't abbreviate because it would have the same initials as my blog) took a parting shot at Rep. Barney Frank today when they bid "good riddance" to the "perverted sodomite POS" from Massachusetts.
Really, tea baggers? Sodomite? I mean, as a long-time supporter of GLBT issues, I've heared a number of slurs tossed around-with more than a few references to incest and bestiality thrown in for kicks. But I'm not sure I've seen this word since I sat in the back row of the Baptist church. I don't mean to make light of the situation, but this shows just how out of touch these people really are. They can't articulate a policy difference with Rep. Frank, so they resort to name calling--really, really, hilariously bad name calling.
It was also my understanding that the Tea Party was focused on economics, not divisive social issues. So obviously their detest for Rep. Frank must have something to do with the economy....right? It couldn't be that the Tea Party are just a bunch of bigots using "economic issues" as a Trojan horse to get right wing nut-fuckers (sorry Mom) elected....could it? <Insert sarcasm here>
My point is this, these people are irrelevant. They are a Century behind to be hurling insults like "sodomite" at a well-respected, openly gay Congressman. That might fly in some sectors, but thanks to the efforts of groups like the HRC and TEP, it's no longer the mainstream. The very fact that this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO laughable is a testament to how far we've come as a country. I know this tweet should make me mad or upset, but I am encouraged knowing this is just the last vestige of a dying issue. These people can't make a coherent point, so they've resurrected a King James Version of Insults for Dummies. They took a swing. They missed. And while GLBT rights are expanding across this country, the Tea Party will become more and more irrelevant.
Praise be to my “sodomite” loving God.