Sunday, October 24, 2010
Rob Ford's Assault on Gay People
I suppose it was inevitable. Even in the most diverse city on earth. When they got tired of attacking George Smitherman's policies, they'd go after his gay family
"Should Muslim vote for him who married a man?" the crudely designed signs read. Attached to the sign is a photograph of Smitherman and his husband Christopher Peloso, and a clipped newspaper headline referring to their adoption of a child.
And then there was that disgusting radio ad. You don't have to understand the language...
To SMELL the homophobia.
But here's the thing eh? When you attack one gay family, you attack them ALL. When you pit one community against the other in a city as diverse as Toronto, the flames will scorch the clouds.
Burn baby burn.
But never forget who lit the fuse.
Rob Ford’s long-held belief in traditional marriage has exploded into a campaign issue now that he has endorsed the views of a fundamentalist Christian pastor who suggested online that same-sex marriage could “dismantle” a “healthy democratic civilization."
Never forget his other explosions.
Never forget who are his friends.
Never forgive the idiot progressives who could help Rob Ford blow this city apart.
Pantalone and his supporters will have a lot to answer for if Ford gets to unleash his tsunami of misery on the city because they have downplayed the risks.
God save us from the electoral idealists who want you to "vote with your heart." Time after time, they are the right-wing’s secret weapon.
Burn baby burn.
And what does that grotesque bigot bully have to say about all of this?
Being gay is a "lifestyle." People CHOOSE to be gay. At a time when gay people are mourning the deaths of so many teenagers who killed themselves because they couldn't HELP being gay.
You couldn't have attacked a community as savagely if you had stuck a knife in its heart.
Oh boy. So many people are so angry tonight.
Toronto is a great and diverse city.
Don't let it BURN...