Doth Protest Dept: Hatred Of An Unsurprising Nature, So Why Sound Surprised?

by
Abby Zimet

Georgia's homophobic GOP Senator Saxby Chambliss is investigating the "All faggots must die" post apparently sent by one of his staffers to Joe.My.God.,
a popular gay rights blog by Joseph Jervis, whose geeky fans promptly
traced the post to Chambliss' office. The good senator is said to
be "moving quickly to understand the facts in the case," but really -
having just voted down a DADT repeal and spent months making hysterical charges - gays in the military will lead to "alcohol use, adultery, fraternization and body art" - what's to understand?

"Among the fields in which gay people are
over-represented is the IT field." - Joe Jervis, whose readers quickly
traced the offending post.

Mid-Year Campaign: Your Support is Needed Now.

Common Dreams is a small non-profit - Over 90% of the Common Dreams budget comes from reader support. No advertising; no paywalls: our content is free. But our costs are real. Common Dreams needs your help today! If you're a regular reader—or maybe a new one—and you haven't yet pitched in, could you make a contribution today? Because this is the truth: Readers, like you, keep us alive. Please make a donation now so we can continue to work for you.

Share This Article

More in: