It's getting old, y'all, all these comparisons of The Gays to, well, pedophiles and kleptomaniacs and losers and ... and ...
Now, I’ll admit that some of The Gays are pedophiles and adulterers and morally lax and kleptomaniacs, while I'd also argue that the rule applies to The Not Gays as well. We're human, y'all, and we're every kind of human out there, but that doesn't stop some of those rightwingnuts and Republicans and soon-to-be-honored ISBL asshats from spouting their inane remarks even without any proof to back up said statements.
Case in point: the newest addition to the ISBL Asshat Of The Week club, one Dennis Baxley, a Congressman and, well, yes, a Republican, from Florida who said this:
"It's easy to say parents need to get involved, but half these kids are raising themselves; they don't have any parents that are functional. How can we address that? I know it's scope and I know it's hard, but you're probably their only hope. I mean I sat an hour and a half with a teacher telling me, well this child has got serial men coming through the house, this one has two mommies, this one has an abusive father who's home, this one has alcoholism, this one has drug abuse. It was a casualty warfare event to hear - just her classroom - how many dysfunctional, atypical - to me - uh, structures are in the way of a kid having a chance to learn."
Yes, Baxley says that having a gay parent, or, Goddess forbid, two gay parents, is like being the child of a prostitute, or drug addict or alcoholic.
Hey Dennis? Um, yeah, you're a moron. While some gay parents can be alcoholics or drug abusers or, yes, even prostitutes, one does not automatically make the other true, and just because you say it, doesn't make it true because you don't have a single shred of evidence to back up your statements.
You're an asshat.
I can say that because I have proof, in your own words.