Homophobes and Neo Nazis: Behind the Conservative War on LGBT
Conservatives managed to garner enough support for this measure with a little help from the Neo Nazi group, World Wide White Pride which supported the measure in the name of preserving the caucasion race. That’s exactly the argument Jodie Brunstetter, wife of State Senator Peter Brunsletter used when justifying her support for the measure.
In fact, according to the Huffington Post, Mrs. Brunstetter said
The reason my husband wrote Amendment 1 was because the Caucasian race is diminishing and we need to uh, reproduce.
To be sure, Mrs. Brunstetter’s comment makes you want to take a shower. There are more comments and actions by conservatives that have a similar effect.
There was the time audience members booed a gay soldier during a candidates debate.
In response to a question about DADT (and waiting until the audience stopped booing the man who asked it) former Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum had this to say:
I would say, any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military,” he said. “And the fact that they’re making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege to — to — and removing “don’t ask/don’t tell” I think tries to inject social policy into the military. And the military’s job is to do one thing, and that is to defend our country.
Then there’s pray the gay away Michelle Bachmann. She explains how same sex couples can get married. Courtesy of the Washington Post:
“They can get married,” Bachmann responded, “but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.”
Then there is Dominic Dieter, the “screw your daughter straight guy” who later made one of those “if anyone was offended apologies.