From Todd Heywood at the Michigan Messenger:
State and national organizations who represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are expressing outrage over t-shirts bearing the slogan “Straight Pride” offered for sale at a Saturday rally of the Tea Party Express.
The person selling the t-shirts told the Michigan Messenger that his company ‚Äî the name of the company could not be made out on the tape due to a loud blast of noise, but it ended in “free media” ‚Äî was an official sponsor and financial supporter of the Tea Party Express, saying that they typically give 10-15 percent of their sales to the organization. He wore a button saying “official sponsor.”
Make no mistake about it, the Tea Baggers are a group that thrives on hatred and fear. And, Straight Pride = Anti-Gay. The media should stop pretending these neanderthals are anything but John Birch 2.0.