Georgia Republican … of course … Senator Greg Kirk, a former Southern Baptist pastor, has authored a new, disgusting proposal aimed at legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination in the state. And, while that is worthy enough of Asshat status, he actually had the nerve to say that his bill is designed to promote the principle of “live and let live.” You know, as long as you aren’t one of those gays that wants equality or something, because we ain’t having that.
And Kirk would like y’all to know that, while he never discussed his new bill with LGBT because, why, he did talk it over with some of his “close friends” who “live a gay lifestyle.”
Dear Goddess. Are we still hearing about a “gay lifestyle”?
Kirk’s bill, the ridiculously named First Amendment Defense Act [FADA] is designed to give virtually every individual and entity — from government employees and contractors to nonprofit groups and for-profit businesses — a license to discriminate against The Gays, same-sex couples and their children.
Now, Kirk doesn’t want to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges he just wants y’all to know that, while The Gays can marry, you can still treat them like second-class citizens because … God.
The bill — SB 284 — would prohibit government from “taking discriminatory action” based on a person’s belief that “marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.” In addition, and even more hateful, is that SB 284 would allow any “person” — which is, again, defined as “any individual, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, firm, enterprise, association, public or private organization of any character, or other legal entity” — to discriminate against The Gays, gay couples, children of gay couples, children of gays, single parents, unmarried couples and pregnant women, if they simply say God made them do it.
But maybe, just maybe, not all is kosher with Kirk’s Hate Bill. At a press conference introducing his proposal, Greg Kirk held up a copy of the “bill” with signatures from what appeared to be more than 30 co-authors—which, he said, represented a majority of the Republican caucus. But when he was asked to hold the bill up again, he refused …
“What do you have to hide?” one reporter asked.
“There’s nothing to hide. I don’t know what your camera does. I don’t want you focusing in. Is there a problem with that? … You can actually get the names once I drop the bill.”
But when the reporters got a good look at the bill, out of the thirty-nine Republicans in the Georgia Senate, Kirk’s bill had just five co-authors.
Of course, being an asshat also means you lie and mangle the truth, especially when trying to justify hatred of any kind.
Greg Kirk, Georgia Republican and the ISBL Asshat of the Week.