Monday, March 12, 2007

The amazing things people said during testimony for Senate Bill 2

Why is it that anti-discrimination and basic rights issues to protect Oregon's GLBTQ community, brings out the most hateful, ridiculous and appalling statements. More than that, they're actually pretty humorous for their ridiculousness. Here are a few favorites, if you can call them that.
in 2007, amazing things people say
And the person I had a hard time not looking at, was this enduring person, who sat perfectly situated behind the speakers. God bless you blue shirt person: that was one long ass day. Basic fairness, basic rights: absolutely.

15 comments:

Angie said...

It is amazing how ignorant people can be. I don't understand at all.

Thanks for the reminder.

Shelly

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Lovely. Just lovely. It amazes me to no end that people like this even exist in this world.

patti_cake said...

and most of the time the saddest part is they don't even realize how ignorant they are. Ignorant to their own ignorance if you will.
Go blue shirt!

Rozanne said...

I can't begin to follow the so-called logic these folks are using. WTF?

My favorite quote/non sequitur has got to be: "Children are like chickens and they will peck away until they have killed."

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witchtrivets said...

What, you don't think children are like chickens? Seems reasonable to me. The argument a lot of these fruitloops seem to have is that bills like these will make more people turn gay and/or that bills like these will make gay people come onto to them and/or try to "take" their children. First off, we're already here, second off, you homophobiacs are too nasty for any self-respecting queer to want to pick up, and thirdly, where in the world will we be taking your children? to the Fred Meyer to pick up some poultryfood? to the better parent store? That seems more likely.

It is so tiring, but I will say, where I came from in the South, we are still fighting off anti-gay legislation where here we might actually get some legislation that will treat us like humans. So, Yay Oregon!

rodger said...

Most of the men that have approached me in public restrooms or locker rooms are straight men looking for a quick blowjob. We homosexuals don't need public bathrooms, we have bath houses.

I don't mean to be so blunt but that bitch needs to find out what her husband is doing at the gym all the time.

eclectic said...

OK, so these people without functioning brains will actually go on record with quotes like that, yet we're supposed to be threatened as a society by the GLBT community???? Riiiiiiight.

Ch'i said...

thank you for your kind words Lelo, I was in tears last wednesday over the decision- but it feels so right now to do what I need to do!

purpletwinkie said...

Oh please! What are those crazy gays up to now?!

You know you can't trust the gays. I'm living proof. My life was sunshine and lollipops (how gay) until they forced their lifestyle on me.

purpletwinkie said...

Rodger: "Most of the men that have approached me in public restrooms or locker rooms are straight men looking for a quick blowjob"

Um. This happens to you? A lot? Not in my lifetime, not in my lifetime. Maybe I need a new brand of deodorant.

WenWhit said...

I tried very hard to force my lifestyle on a few random people today, but none of them capitulated. I need to go back for remedial recruiting class.

Kami said...

LMAO at PurpleTwinkie.

So, should I be afraid to let RSG around my kid? I'm just askin'.

little sister said...

Child molesters are "17 times more likely to be homosexual"??!?!?! Where in hell do they get these so-called statistics?

grrrrrr.....they piss me off!!!!

bemused said...

Gee, so this is what fear looks and sounds like...

My anger is mixed with pity for them and their narrow little lives and hearts.

deb_tt said...

A child is more likely to be molested by a heterosexual man then a gay or lesbian. We should not allow heterosexual men to have equal rights, or protection according to this logic.

It's going to change soon, it has to. My daughter is a lesbian and it is my hope she will be able to marry whomever she chooses. She didn't chose to be gay, it is who she is.