I’m shocked, shocked

Poll: Most Republicans Would Be Upset If Their Child Was Gay

Twenty-three percent of Republicans surveyed said they’d be “very upset” and 37 percent would be “upset.” Just 38 percent said they’d either be “not very upset” or “not upset at all.”

By contrast, a total of 28 percent of Democrats would be either “very upset” or “upset” if their child came out as gay or lesbian. Seventy percent said they wouldn’t be upset.

And in related news, the sun rises in the east.

Working As Designed

Go-West-Marcus

A new study finds that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals (LGB) who sought mental health treatment from health care providers were no less likely to attempt suicide than LGB people who did not seek any treatment at all, but seeking help from religious or spiritual sources was associated with higher odds of a suicide attempt. The study, entitled, “The Role of Help-Seeking in Preventing Suicide Attempts among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals,” is co-authored by Ilan H. Meyer, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law, Merilee Teylan, Medical School, Harvard University, and Sharon Schwartz, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University.

The ball is in your court, Marcus.

(Williams Institute)

Here’s Your Sunday Endless Mimosa of Stupid

Because being gay is exactly like your out-of-control spoiled brat:

“If my son throws food across the table and I say, ‘Bailey, stop throwing food’ and he says ‘I’m sorry Dad, I’m just a food-thrower.’ It’s like no you’re not, your behavior is not you. It doesn’t define you. So its very important that we speak to the fact that homosexuality is a sin that can only be redeemed by God when we repent. But the idea of a ‘homosexual agenda’ that seeks to capture the nation and capture childrens’ curriculum and capture television and entertainment and laws – that is an idea that is evil and wrong and needs to be dealt with.”

–Frosted-tips Twin David Benham speaking at Hate-a-Palooza (The Family Leadership Summit led by Bob Vander Plaats).

Some Fresh-Baked Stupid to go With Your Afternoon Tea

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“[The gay community will] abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”

One-L explains it all to us.

The Kenyan Touched A Gay and He Liked It!

Wingnuttia has a sad, sad freak-out when the Kenyan Usurper gave the terrorist fist bump to a heathen-sexual, and he liked it. Take it away, Austin Chronicle:

On a visit to Franklin Barbecue, the President of the United States of America encountered Daniel Rugg Webb – comedian, artist, musician (and friend of Gay Place), and part-time Franklin employee – and, of course, sparks flew.

“It was just a lucky day to be the register girl,” says Webb.

As the president approached, Webb threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically. “Equal rights for gay people!”

“Are you gay?” the president asked.

“Only when I have sex.”

“That’s when he laughed and said, ‘Bump me,'” Webb says.

Which was eeeeeeeeeeenough to set the mouth-breathing paste-eaters over at the Internet’s most intellectually dishonest rest stop, the National Review Online, heads’splode:

This man holds the same office once held by George Washington…. Why am I crying???

I believe this may be the behavior that psychiatrists call grooming.

You know, I think this may actually be the end. I’m genuinely not sure the office of president can be cheapened any more than this.

Why is that comment by the cashier funny?

“Are you gay?” President Obama asked, which apparently is a perfectly
acceptable, not weird thing to ask that doesn’t involve making any
assumptions.

Only liberals are allowed to ask such a question, because their hearts are true.

Here’s Your Cheese Sandwich With a Side of Stupid

“Here’s the thing, [California] needs to get out of the marriage business because here’s what we can expect. There’s no way that the state of California can deny a marriage license to four spouses now, eight spouses.”

“Or, I would say, three human spouses and the canine they absolutely love because if love is the foundation of marriage, they can love their dog, too.”

–Fox News resident psychological consultant (who may or may not be certified (!) and licensed to practice), Keith Ablow

Update: MS We Don’t Serve Your Kind Law

Good Christians

Anyway, while we were all wailing and gnashing our teeth about Hobby Lobby (and rightly so), Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (the We Don’t Serve Your Kind law) went into effect.

And meanwhile, the “If you’re buying, We’re selling” campaign is getting bigger and better.

Seems like a time to quote Longfellow:

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

…and the Floodgates of Discrimination Open

[The Hobby Lobby] decision is beginning to reverberate: A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action. Their call, in a letter sent to the White House Tuesday, attempts to capitalize on the Supreme Court case by arguing that it shows the administration must show more deference to the prerogatives of religion. “We are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities whose religious identity and beliefs motivate them to serve those in need,” the letter states.

The shorter version of which Atrios has posted:

Please continue to give us lots of tax money but God doesn’t want us to hire any gay people so don’t make us do that. Hate the sin and love the sinner and all that, but really hate the sinner too because we can’t possibly be in the same room as those people. And no worries, we’ll have no problem administering social programs with all of that sweet sweet tax money to all people equally, and by all we mean most, and by most we mean some, because have you seen most people? They’re just disgusting.

Just keep sending the checks.

I couldn’t do it any better.