Bigot of the Week Award: July 12, Cleveland Right to Life

12 Jul
Bigot of the Week

Bigot of the Week

Wow! This week’s BWA goes to Cleveland Right to Life, who have shown appalling dedication to HATE.  In a move that shows how intertwined misogyny and homophobia are, these Clevelanders have extended their mission from working against women’s health to include opposing marriage equality.  This is what I would call a BIG BALL OF HATE.  Those of you in the greater Cleveland area may need to take cover.  I suspect this type of intense hate is enough to catch the Cuyahoga River on fire again.

Shall we also talk about how this move translates into not only homophobia, misogyny, and classism, but it also ties directly into racism?  These Cleveland Right to Lifers are targeting the most vulnerable and marginalized populations and the impact is far more severe if you are a woman of color or a gay person of color.

The announcement of this expansion of bigotry came as the group responded to Sen. Rob Portman’s (R – OH) announcement that he supported marriage equality because his son is gay. explaining their need to hate more people, Cleveland Right to Life officials observed that marriage equality, euthanasia, and abortion are all

contrary to the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God … every human life is created by the sexual union of male and female.

God forbid a parent should carefully consider policy that impacts his child and then make an informed, compassionate decision. NO! Jesus said no abortions and hate the gays and hate women! Well, they’re sure he meant to, anyway…

8 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: July 12, Cleveland Right to Life”

  1. Elizabeth July 12, 2013 at 6:17 am #

    Wow! It’s like the Taliban has taken over the US! Will the Teahadists institute *biblical* (sharia) law next?

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 12, 2013 at 6:25 am #

      Liz, PERFECT and very fair comparison! Thank you for commenting.

      • Elizabeth July 12, 2013 at 6:33 am #

        Your blog is so personal and on point. I love it. Thank you for having a tremendously positive moral compass.❤

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 12, 2013 at 6:39 am #

        Liz, thank you. While I try to engage with the world through a lens of social justice and equity, I fear I probably fail more often than I would like. You are really quite wonderful and I so appreciate your voice and dedication to social justice.

  2. Central Oregon Coast NOW July 12, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

  3. Kathleen Saadat July 12, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    In his book of essays, REFUSING TO BE A MAN, John Stoltenberg talks about rape culture, the hatred of women and gives theories on why men are such adamant pro-lifers. I honestly believe that on some primal level, men (big generalization) are absolutely terrified of women and that fear breeds hatred and a need to control. I believe the same hatred/fear dynamic prompts the thinking and behaviors surrounding the other “isms”. “Scratch a sexist and you’ll find a racist” said Shirley Chisolm and I believe she was correct.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt July 12, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      Kathleen, thank you for sharing this comment. All of humanity will benefit from a better understanding of patriarchal thinking and how it does not speak well of people. We need to see the relationship between misogyny and homophobia and all of the intersections of oppression. I also love Shirley Chisholm!

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