This Week's Poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking!
We've been wondering: Is there anyone out there that the GOP doesn't hate?
Don't get us wrong. You don't have to have a conservative black-and-white view of the world to get a thrill out of cheering heroes and hissing villains. We all enjoy a character we can love to despise! But, with a whopping 36 percent of Republicans now saying that it's the people in their own party who are the bad guys, it's getting awfully hard for conservatives to know who to hiss at.
So they're getting desperate, even looking back in history. Why else would they be trotting out hippies -- yes, hippies! -- as the latest examples of evil incarnate? That's what they're doing in Bobby Jindal's Louisiana, where a voucher school is now using an 8th grade "history" book titled "America: Land I Love" to teach kids that "hippies" are really dirty, ragged Satanists! (Check out the link; we're not exaggerating.)
Just when it started to look like the GOP had run out of contemporary suspects to demonize (union workers, welfare queens, people who don't like their kids getting shot), along comes Linda Harvey, founder of the Ohio-based Christian Organization Mission:America, to remind us: Everything can be blamed on the gays!
Last Tuesday, Harvey denounced the venerable Girls Scouts of America for promoting lesbianism by featuring homosexuals in their materials, using "radical feminists" as role models, and just overall man-hating! "Unless you have an attitude of suspicion toward males in general," Harvey accused the GSA of teaching girls, "unless you bring home a paycheck and unless you have a worldview based on self-indulgence with never a notion of sacrifice, you as a woman are really diminished in worth." Listen up, girls. Linda Harvey wants you to know your place.
Though the GSA angle may be new, Harvey has been obsessed with homosexuality for some time. She previously called gay rights advocates "fascists" and "masters of demonic manipulation," called the Obama administration's efforts to promote equal rights a "humanitarian disgrace" and even called the It Gets Better video series -- the series that reaches out to young gay kids to tell them that life probably won't suck forever -- wrong, evil and dark. She's so obsessed with homosexuality that the Southern Poverty Law Center went as far as to designate Mission:America as an active hate group a year ago. But Harvey's not likely to let it go. We gotta wonder what happened to her as a kid to make her hate homosexuals this much. Did she once have a crush on Rock Hudson?
Well, we decided to have a little fun at Linda Harvey's expense. Since she's bound to see a radical gay conspiracy behind almost anything, we're wondering what will make her explode next. What do YOU think? Tell us!
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