Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boy Scout Bigots & Romney Racism

Today's a little bit of a hodgepodge, but all of it worth it.

Speaking of Comedy Central, if you haven't heard, the Boy Scouts of America have re-upped their anachronistic stance that homosexuals are NO GO in their group. Jon Stewart had a nice bit on it.

And I thought a change to their logo would be appropriate. Feel free to steal and share:

Boy Scouts No Homos CFC Original

I'll readily admit it's not happening as quickly as it should be, but it is really exciting to watch this all happen, to see large corporations and public entities and public figures stand up and declare solidarity with equal rights for same sex couples. I wasn't alive for the fight over Civil Rights (though I understand that struggle continues), but it is a joy to see these flailing organizations flabbergasted over everyone calling their cherry-picking out of a 2000+ year old book what it is: bigotry.

We still have a long way to go before "all men are created equal" means what it says, but there is progress.

And if you feel like being astounded, here's what a Romney adviser stated upon arriving in London:

When explaining why Romney would have a better grasp of the relationship between the United States and the U.K., the adviser had this to say—

We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn't fully appreciate the shared history we have.

Happy Wednesday!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Romney's advisor said that? Holy crapoly!

Ricky Shambles said...

YES! And apparently confirmed with lack of request for retraction. You can read the odd denials/updates at TP:

Kay Dennison said...

It all just keeps getting weirder and weirder!!!

I just keep thinking of this old Tom Lehrer song:

Ricky Shambles said...

Kay- Perfect!

Kay Dennison said...

Yeah, ya gotta love Tom Lehrer -- he was a fav in my high school years and yeah, I was a nerd back then, too. :)

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