Thursday, June 23, 2016

Asshat of the Week: Congressman Rick Allen

Last month, in the days preceding the Orlando shooting where 49 gay men and women were slaughtered and fifty others injured, Georgia’s freshman Congressman — a Republican of course — Rick Allen offered a prayer condemning homosexuality which included a passage saying The Gays are “worthy of death.”

And then Orlando.

Allen’s prayers for dead gay people occurred when House Republicans were busy blocking efforts to insert nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people into federal spending bills.

Yes, Rick Allen prayed that gay people should die, but, failing that, he also voted to make sure we are treated as less than.

JoDee Winterhof, the Human Rights Campaign’s senior vice president of policy and political affairs, demanded that House Speaker Paul Ryan, and other members of the House Republican Leadership, immediately condemn Allen’s remarks and ask that Allen apologize or be censured.

No apology because … gay; no censure because … gay.

But are we surprised? I mean, it’s the GOP and if one of their members starts a meeting by praying that gays are worthy of death, why would the Republicans condemn him?

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Rick Allen opened his yap again:
“I just simply shared that, in what’s supposed to be a private setting with fellow members of my conference, just like I would in a Bible study. I consider that we are all imperfect and we all fall short of the glory of God, which is why we need a savior, by the way. My wife and I, our prayers are with those family and friends. The members of Congress who represent that district are just devastated.”
Let that sink in:

Rick Allen prayed that gays are worth of death.

When gay men and women are murdered, he offered a prayer.

But his most heartfelt thoughts were for the members of Congress who represent Orlando.

Rick Allen, and pardon my French, y’all, can go fuck himself. He is an Asshat of epic proportions, and so is his lapdog, his spokeswoman Madison Fox who says that even though Rick Allen said gays are "worthy of death," he didn't mean it like that:
"The passage in Romans discusses sin, in all its shapes and sizes. The congressman will be the first to admit that he is a sinner, as we all sin -- but he never condemned anyone or would condemn anyone, especially not to death."
Except that he said exactly that you tool. But Madison Fox continued to spew the bile and then turned to talk of Orlando, and completely ignored the fact that the shooter seemed to target The Gays:
"The attack in Orlando was a terrorist attack on all humanity and the freedoms we have as Americans. It was the act of a radical Islamic terrorist who was hell bent on murdering innocent people."
The Gays; he murdered The Gays.

But in Rick Allen’s book, he murdered all the ‘right’ people.

Rick Allen: ISBL Asshat of the Week.


the dogs' mother said...

wow! I think he reached a new low in the category....

Sadie J said...

grrr, I so hate these people.

anne marie in philly said...

the GOP and the NRA and organized religion are worthy of death; the rest of us will live and let live with the remaining intelligent life.