Monday, February 02, 2015

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Chris Smith

Chris Smith, the Republican Congressman from New Jersey, is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, so you’d think he’d have a heart, right? Or at least a mind.

But no; while speaking at a meeting of that subcommittee, which is a part of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, last week, he said that LGBT rights are not human rights:
"I am a strong believer in traditional marriage and I do not construe homosexual rights as human rights."
You know, because The Gays, and our LBT brothers and sisters are not human, I guess.

Smith made his remarks at a hearing he chaired on Nigeria on the very day that Nigerian law enforcement arrested twelve men who were accused of holding a same-sex wedding. Smith also suggested that the Obama administration’s "views on LGBT rights affected or hindered our support for Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram." 

It’s amazing that anyone, much less someone who should be representing all of the people of his state, would decide that LGBT rights are not human rights. He feeds into the frenzy that continues still that The Gays are less than, that we don’t count, that we don’t matter.

And as such, Chris Smith should apologize immediately, and resign from any committee that has the words ‘human rights’ in its title because he clearly has no ability to discern that we are all human, we are all different, and we all deserve the same respect from everyone, especially those in positions of service.

Of course, it comes as no surprise to learn that Reprehensive Smith received $10,000 in campaign donations from the anti-LGBT hate group, the Family Research Council during the 2014 election cycle. I guess when hate pays to get you elected, then hate is what you will create.

Chris Smith, the ISBL Asshat of the Week.
via NCRM


Mistress Maddie said...

I always get asked at work, why don't I move to Jersey instead of doing the hour long commute? THIS is just one more reason not to move to the armpit of America. He is just ridiculous.

the dogs' mother said...

1. Are you human?
2. Yup!
3. Welcome to human rights.

anne marie in philly said...

so, if my boyfriends are not human beings, what are they?

asshat h8er!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Um, I wonder if just maybe he's not in the right job...

Biki Honko said...

He is not just the asshat of the week, he is simply a horrid human being.