Gary Bauer is like the old crazy grandpa of the anti-gay movement. These days, when he says something, my reaction is more along the lines of “LOL, what?” than anything else. Case in point. Gary Bauer has made a connection that goes like this:
1. Obama supports same-sex marriage
2. Obama is from Chicago
3. There is violent crime in Chicago.
4. (Collect underpants?)
6. Profit!/gays cause violent crime.
I, as usual, am not exaggerating:
I’d like to go to Chicago for a second. I about fell out of my chair watching a recent CBS interview with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He was lamenting the values, or lack of values, of Chicago’s gang culture, as nearly three hundred people have been killed in Chicago this year, many of them little kids. That’s higher casualties than we’re suffering in Afghanistan. Here’s what Mayor Rahm Emanuel said:
“It is about values. As I said then [referring to when a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed last month], who raised you? How were you raised? And I don’t buy this case where people say they don’t have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don’t come near the kids — don’t touch them.”
Well, thanks for speaking up Mr. Mayor, you’re asking the right questions, but sadly you can’t come up with the right answers. Certainly these kids aren’t getting their values from their fathers because they don’t have fathers in their households. For the past fifty years, Rahm Emanuel’s party, the Democratic Party, has made it comfortable for many women to not have husbands in the home. Now Obama and the Democrats have embraced the radical idea of men marrying other men! How is that going to help the black family?
Yes, when I think of the Religious Right, I think, “if nothing else, they’re looking out for the blacks.”
[h/t Brian @ Right Wing Watch]