One of the funniest moments of last week was when an intern in teabagger Rep. Allen West’s office retweeted a tweet from Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters, which said that if Tracy Morgan has a gay son, he’s free to come live with her. It was an obvious mistake, coming as it did from West’s Twitter account, but it was funny.
Well apparently expressing support for a gay person is just too much for Allen West, as he has now fired that intern:
Rep. Allen West (R-?FL) has just fired an intern for opposing Tracy Morgan’s anti-?gay rant, by re-?tweeting a pro-?gay tweet. The unnamed intern, through the Congressman’s Twitter feed, re-?tweeted a tweet from the gay pop music group Scissor Sisters, that read, “Dear Tracy Morgan’s son: if you are gay, you can TOTALLY come live with me. We’ll read James Baldwin & watch Paris is Burning. xxANA”
How sad that Allen West is so disturbed and afraid of gay people that he would fire an intern for merely expressing support for a gay person. Is West tacitly suggesting that he’s closer to agreeing with Morgan’s remarks than he is with those of Ana Matronic? This may seem like a silly question, but no civilized person should have any difficulty siding with the Scissor Sister here.