June 7, 2006

Locked In The Closet

If you’re in Senator Jim Inhofe’s family, and you’re gay, here are the possibilities open to you:

- You are locked in a closet
- You have been disowned
- You’ve been killed, your body dumped in an Oklahoma landfill, and all records of your existence have been erased.

And if you’re any member of his family, throughout recorded history, Inhofe knows what you’ve been up to in the bedroom.

You may remember Senator Inhofe from previous posts on this blog, such as the one mentioning his efforts to get our bridge torn down to make way for a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal to be built in a residential area. You may also remember that he’s a dominionist.

Now he’s on the Senate floor with a big picture of his family declaring that:
“I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship.”

This is reported on the Think Progress website and there is video.

We already knew Inhofe didn’t like gays. He won’t hire openly gay staffers. But the amazing thing about this stupid pronouncement is that he’d stand on the floor and tell the world how he supposedly knows the details of his family to such an extent that he knows what sort of sex they have ever had. Since he didn’t mention bestiality, I’m assuming he didn’t feel as confident to make a pronouncement on that score.

Has he inadvertently revealed the next big push once the dominionists get gay marriage banned? Is divorce in the chopping block?

There is something supremely saddening when his source of pride stems from knowing the sort of sex his family has.

Posted by James at June 7, 2006 2:25 PM
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Below is a letter to the editor that appeared in yesterday's Boston Globe. The author's idea might interest Ivanhoe, or whatever this wingnut's name is (caring less about this asshat every second):

IF MARRIAGE between a man and a woman is so wonderful and ``the most fundamental institution of civilization," according to President Bush, then why doesn't he get his ``activist judges" on the Supreme Court to approve a constitutional amendment banning divorce?

TOM FERREIRA
Taunton

Posted by: Patti M. at June 8, 2006 10:32 AM

Actually, yes. Shortly after the famous "Contract with America", the Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family put forth the "Contract with the American Family."

Much was made about how welfare queens were getting free divorces, so we had to stop any legal aid to the poor.

Of course, as we all know, divorce rates are much higher in "red states" than blue ones, and MA has one of the lowest divorce rates in the entire country.

Posted by: DG at June 8, 2006 11:12 AM

Imagine being proud of your family sexual history. What an utterly bizarre pronouncement from the party of morality...

Posted by: briwei at June 11, 2006 6:06 PM

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