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…