Phil Jensen is a Republican — of course — and the state Senator for South Dakota.
He is also this week’s ISBL Asshat of the Week … for a variety of reasons. First, Jensen voted for mandatory drug testing of all welfare recipients — because they’re all on drugs and abusing the system — and he also voted 'Yes' to the idea that it would be considered “justifiable homicide” to murder abortion doctors.
Now, those are both perfectly good reasons to give him the Asshat ball cap, but, in this day of the ‘Don’t Serve The Gays’ legislations in various states, Jensen has naturally come down on the side of discrimination. Let’s listen in …
"If someone was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and they were running a little bakery for instance, the majority of us would find it detestable that they refuse to serve blacks, and guess what? In a matter of weeks or so that business would shut down because no one is going to patronize them."
But, um, wouldn’t it just be better to tell these businesses that they cannot discriminate? Wouldn’t that be simpler than waiting to see if they go out of business based on their idiotic and, in many cases, illegal business practices?
Now his ridiculous stance on discrimination is not really a surprise, given that Jensen was also a supporter of a South Dakota’s now-dead ‘Don’t Serve The Gays’ bill, but he has his reason; he wants you to know that, "As a follower of Jesus Christ, I'm commanded to love, to love everyone. That doesn't mean I must condone the lifestyle choices that someone chooses.”
First off you tool, being gay is not a lifestyle. It’s a life, and no matter how many times you bigots and homophobes and just plain moronic people choose to call it a “lifestyle” does not make it so.
Secondly, you douchebag, being gay is no more a choice than being straight, unless of course, Mr. Jensen, you dabbled in “the gay lifestyle” for a time before you chose to go into the “heterosexual lifestyle”? Is that what happened?
You can use words like “choice” and “lifestyle” all you want but the majority of Americans are far ahead of you in their thinking and no longer buy into your age-old rhetoric.
I did not choose to be gay, I was born this way, but I did choose to give you the ISBL Asshat of the Week Award.
Congratulations … Asshat.