The Washington Post reports that Mary Cheney is going to be a mother, along with her longtime partner Heather Poe. I would really love to hear one of the Cheneys’ religious right pals explain to Mary, or to her parents, how Mary and Heather are undermining marriage and destroying civilization and working for Satan, as their absurd rhetoric constantly claims. Dobson? Falwell? Keyes? Bauer? I think this should be put on television. I want to see these bigots get on TV, face to face, and I want to see them look Mary Cheney and Heather Poe in the eye and tell them why it’s so damn important that laws be put in place that discriminate against them and that deny them the most basic rights and protections that the rest of us take for granted. Such rhetoric is easy to aim at an invisible and undefined Them; it’s a lot harder when you’re standing face to face with someone you can’t so casually demonize. It makes you look like the foolish bigots you really are.