Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Minute Rant: Lt. Governor Asshat of North Carolina

So, up there in North Carolina, the state legislature passed a law that said public officials … public officials … could opt out of marrying same-sex couples because of their deeply held bigotry … or religion.

The governor vetoed the bill because, well, inequality is wrong, but the legislature overrode the veto and now state officials can tell same-sex couples to get to stepping, we don’t want your kind gettin’ married up in here.

And then North Carolina's Lt. Governor, and wingnut, of course, Dan Forest stepped into the fray,  appeared on the virulently anti-LGBT Family Research Council's "Washington Watch" program to discuss the issue with host Craig James.

He said, and with a straight face, apparently, that far from being unconstitutional, the new law is actually “upholding the Constitution” because the legislature is the one that assigns duties to magistrates. He added that the law “doesn’t discriminate against anybody, instead it does just the opposite” by supposedly protecting the religious freedom of state magistrates.

It doesn’t discriminate against anybody it just allows magistrates to tell The Gays to go home because they don’t like The Gays and that is not, it’s not, foot stomp, head snap, discrimination.

The Craig James, who likens the idea that a state official having to perform a same-sex marriage is the one suffering discrimination added:
“Help me out here, because I’m just somewhat of a country boy. Go find someone else who will perform your ceremony! What’s wrong with that concept?”
Yeah! Someone tell Rosa Parks to find another bus to ride, one that will let her sit down.

Someone tell Mildred and Richard Loving to find another state that will allow marriage between the races.

And someone tell those queers to go find another place to get married.

We just don’t want that kind of thing happening here, you know.

3 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

Exactly what is the damage done to these
public officials? Do they ask heterosexual
couples - have you had premarital sex? Are
you both virgins? Are you going to love, honor
AND obey? What will your wedding dress look like?
Too much cleavage! Nope, no marriage lisc. for you!

anne marie in philly said...

“Help me out here, because I’m just somewhat of an asshole." - fixed it for him

Helen Lashbrook said...

Freedom of speech allows you to show what a virulent homophobe you are