Eric Stonestreet, fromModern Family, on what he said when virulently anti-gay Rick Santorum asked to take a picture with him:
"Rick Santorum wanted a picture with me. It was at a time when he was publicly saying, 'Gay marriage, gay marriage [is wrong],' and I'm like, 'You know, I can't do it.' It was with him and his kids or something like that, and I said, 'I'd be happy to take a picture with the kids, but I can't just be in a picture with you."
Bravo. And how odd that Santorum would want a photo with the actor who plays a flamboyantly gay character on TV ... unless Ricky has something he wants to tell us?
Pat Robertson, on that Colorado baker who was found guilty of discriminating against a same-sex couple because he refused to bake them a cake for their wedding:
"It has to do with the city named Sodom that was given over to all kinds of perverse sex practices -- they even wanted to have sex with angels. And God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah! That's what the term comes from -- the destruction! What the gays are saying is, ‘we’re going to drive you out of town, either you conform to us or you must leave.’ That’s the message that’s being put out, it’s the same message that there was in Sodom and Gomorrah: You’re either going to have sex with angels or have open sex with anybody or else you leave, or you go out of business. That’s America, you don’t want that, do you?”
Um, Pat, I know you must get a tingle in your happy place thinking about The Gay Sex™ but I’ve got news for you: we don’t want to have sex with straight people; we just wanted to be treated fairly.
Reeve Carney, Dorian Gray in Penny Dreadful actor, on his make-out scene with co-star Josh Hartnett:
"I knew that something like that would likely happen at some point and I figure, you know, you could certainly do a lot worse than Josh Harnett. It's probably all downhill for me in terms of any man-on-man action I might have on the show. They'll have to keep their game high!"
I was more excited thinking about Reeve Carney than Josh Hartnett.
Josh was the lucky one.
Mark Joseph Stern, writing for Slate about the ridiculous anti-marriage equality arguments:
"The problem here, of course, is that an honest answer — 'your honor, we believe gay people will destroy the marital institution altogether' — would undermine the supposedly secular, animus-free nature of these arguments. In developing them, anti-gay activists began with a conclusion — gay people don’t deserve the rights that we straight people have — then worked backward, camouflaging each prejudiced premise with a supposedly neutral talking point. Under any kind of scrutiny, these theories instantly fall apart, revealing their bigoted, constitutionally impermissible core. … And yet the inanity continues full-throttle, because gay marriage opponents have backed themselves into the corner they’ve always dreaded. They can’t give up their quest now — but they’re barred from citing the explanations that they truly believe, deep down, to be correct. The result is the current tailspin of idiocy, a shifting argument with rootless standards roaming from rationale to rationale in a desperate attempt to find shelter from the storm of progress swirling around it. It’s a pathetic display, but not an unpleasant one to witness. Stripped of all logic and reason, the argument against gay marriage has been reduced to gibberish. Enjoy the babbling while it lasts."
Adam Zemke, Democratic Congressman for Michigan, on his proposed legislation to ban gay conversion therapy for minor:
"The evidence shows you cannot change sexual orientation, so the legislation was kind of a no-brainer. We want to make sure children cannot be exposed to situations that are emotionally harmful to them because of their parents' beliefs or desires to try to change their orientation."
Sounds pretty basic, and anyone with a brain knows you cannot convert someone’s sexual orientation. I mean, if you could, wouldn’t The Gays have been doing it for years … because, you know, we have that kind of power.