These Teabaggers would like nothing more than to return to the fifties when it was very comfy for them sitting up on the perch at the top of the food chain, but it wasn't very pleasant for us, for minorities and for gays. Those days are gone and will never return, at least not while we still have air being aspired by each and everyone of us.
The recent wave of violence against LGBT Americans is but an expression of the frustration that the homophobic minority feels. These people who call themselves Christians are in a tizzy over the progress made in recent years...with the enactment of hate crime bills, with the legalization of same gender marriage in 12 states already and the realization that it is a tidal wave they are not going to be able to stop either legally, from their homophobic pulpits or even at the ballot box...equal rights for LGBT people is here and no matter how many crimes, how much bullying, how many tweets and posts on the right wing echo chamber...it is going forward.
"For years, those who are anti-gay have been emboldened by the often hateful declarations of homophobic religious leaders and by the attacks by groups like the National Organization for Marriage, which have demeaned gays. After decades of struggle, we're finally beating them back in the courts, in legislatures and even at the ballot box. And perhaps the frustration and anger by those who oppose us is now further empowering the thugs who take their hate and rage to the streets."
Something similar is happening in France, you see the push-back from a very misguided and ignorant minority as same sex marriage has been legalized. Amazing however is that a lot of the same homophobic Americans who are opposing equal rights for gays here in the U.S. are participating and immersed up to their necks in organizing and supporting demonstrations and even acts of violence in France.
This kind of reactionary backlash is happening everywhere. Just recently in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia there were mass demonstrations and even riots where LGBT were chased and attacked with the result of injuries. Even after their Prime Minister denounced it, the asshole Patriarch of the Orthodox church Ilia II still had the cojones to say that he urged protesters to leave the streets and for both sides “to pray for one another.” “We do not accept violence,” he said, according to Interfax. “But it’s also unacceptable to give propaganda” to homosexuality. A day earlier, he had urged the Georgian government to ban the gay rights march, writing that the majority of Georgians saw gay activism as “an insult.”
|Ilia II, the Georgian Orthodox patriarch, is widely acknowledged to be the most popular figure in the country and one who is primarily responsible for encouraging homophobia and even the attacks on gays.|
I ask you, if two people holding hands as they walk down the street in liberal-progressive New York city can't feel safe from attacks by homophobes...what would it be like to attempt doing just that in Tulsa or Little Rock?