By way of Pam at Pandagon comes this story of the moral values of the ‘heartland’, which is apparently a place where gays are considered to be the moral equivalent of Nazis. A store owner hung a rainbow flag outside of his inn/restaurant. He had purchased the flag for his son at a Wizard of Oz museum, because his son thought it reminded him of “somewhere over the rainbow.” Up rose the good Christians of Meade, KS (italics mine):
Knight says the radio station has called him threatening to remove the restaurant’s commercials if he does not remove the flag. A local pastor stopped by said it was equivalent to hanging women’s panties on a flag pole. When Knight jokingly said he might consider that – the preacher said he would have him arrested.
His business has suffered – down to only a few local customers. The folks in Meade who’ve boycotted say it’s too offensive for them to eat there.
Local resident, Keith Klassen says the flag is a slap in the face to the conservative community of Meade. “To me it’s just like running up a Nazi flag in a Jewish neighborhood. I can’t walk into that establishment with that flag flying because to me that’s saying that I support what the flag stands for and I don’t,” says Klassen.
Mr. Klassen believes that gays and Nazis are morally equivalent. To help Mr. Klassen distinguish between Nazi Fascists and the Homofascist Hordes, I’ve come up with a little list.
number of countries invaded by Nazi Fascists: around 15 (depends how you count colonies, etc.)
number of countries invaded by Homofascists: 0
number of Jews killed by Nazi Facists: six million
number of Jews killed by Homofacists: 0
number of Gypsies killed by Nazi Fascists: roughly one million
number of Gypsies killed by Homofascists: 0
number of homosexuals killed by Nazi Facists: unclear, maybe 100,000
number of homosexuals killed by Homofascists: 0
number dead from war started by Nazi Fascists: 50-100 million
number dead from war started by Homofascists: 0
At what point do those who significantly shape the national discourse tell these
idiots ‘values voters’, “You are bigots and fucking morons”, and refuse to give them any serious air time? This is just daffy; enough is enough already.
An aside: The U.S. military discharged another Arabic-speaking soldier because he was gay. And how does this make the U.S. safer?