Bigot of the Week Award: May 10, Texas Gov. Rick Perry

10 May
Bigot of the Week

Bigot of the Week

As the date draws near for the Boy Scouts of America to take their next vote on just how icky the gays are, the hypothetically Christian far right is mounting its vocal protests of any change in Scout policy. There are plenty of BWA nominees in the making, but my friend Jennifer Carey sent me the clear winner this week.

The Family Research Council hosted its bigotastic “Stand With Scouts Sunday” last weekend. Hosted by the ever nefarious Tony Perkins, it was a festival of hate disguised as religious freedom and family values. One of the virtual guests at the Jamboree of Hate was Texas Governor Rick Perry. Somehow his inability to form a cohesive sentence qualifies him as an FRC guest spokesman.

Perry calls civil rights for gay scouts and leaders the “flavor of the month” and mere “pop culture.” He then manages to toss a bit of Texas Pride into his babblings, invoking the spectre of Sam Houston. He refers to Houston’s opposition to slavery and secession as the kind of principled stand the Scouts would be taking by NOT changing their homophobic practices.

MEMO TO PERRY: Houston’s actions were principled because they represented ADVOCACY of human rights. That’s really not what you’re talking about here…

Dishonorable mention this week goes to wrestler Jay Briscoe. The Ring of Honor Champion displays some real dishonor in his response to the creation of marriage equality in Delaware this week. He tweeted a congratulatory message “if that makes you happy,” then added a truly disturbing follow-up.

… try and teach my kids that there’s nothing wrong with that and I’ll f**king shoot you!

Wow! Briscoe manages to oppose education, trivialize equal rights under the law, and make a strong argument for gun control all in one tweet.

16 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: May 10, Texas Gov. Rick Perry”

  1. bermanj1 May 10, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Reblogged this on bermanj1forchange.

  2. dykewriter May 10, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I don’t get why we act like people

    who are bothered by that other kinds of people exist

    are at all socially competent or mentally healthy

  3. nevercontrary May 10, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Every time perry says something stupid. I’m all you live in Austin idiot. So liberal the banned all use of plastic bags. Literally. Do you just close your eyes when you walk around your city that is in Texas. Yes liberals in Texas. Over 40% of texans voted for Obama. Keep the lies coming perry you are only fooling yourself and you secret boy toy.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      He’s a remarkably narrow-minded idiot. Perhaps he’s trying to make that other Texas Governor look good?

      • nevercontrary May 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

        The one so traumatized by being president he became a hippy painter lols

  4. nevercontrary May 10, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I tried to comment hope it did bc I’m not writing that again.
    By the by how us your health and hubby these days ?

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 11, 2013 at 7:56 am #

      We are doing well. How is your family and the new born? I hope you are getting enough sleep.

      • nevercontrary May 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

        The family is great and the baby is 3 months already! so we get lots of sleep:) Plus we do that hippie attachment parenting thing so she never cries.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 14, 2013 at 7:31 am #

        Bonnie, that sounds absolutely lovely!

  5. Jennifer Carey May 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    Don’t forget that Houston actually owned slaves and actively went after abolitionists! He was against secession but *not* slavery!

  6. Will S. May 17, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Dude, this guy could win every week. But then, so could most of his party-mates, so there’s that…

  7. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 11, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Thank you for including me in this report. I really enjoy your blog!

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