Sen. Ted Cruz Easily Wins Values Voter Summit 2016 Presidential Straw Poll
That headline alone should tell you what last week's Values Voter Summit was like: it was really a Christofascist hate fest that brought about rousing applause from Tea Partiers, FOX News diehards and the American Family Association (a sponsor). It also brought about gaffaws and WTFs from the rest of the country.
By now, everyone on this political planet knows that Cruz was heckled (a lot), showing that there might have been some people in attendance with a modicum of brain cells, but the rest of the three-day show was littered with homophobia, misogyny, silly fits of righteous arrogance, and hyperbole fit for panderers to the Sun King.
The similes and metaphors were ridiculous to
Homophobia Is A Myth, Gays Are Like Kleptomaniacs
"The absurdity of terminology like homophobia; so for the people who cohabitate, if you don't agree with that behavior are you a cohabiphobic? Or if you disagree with someone who has a habitual stealing problem, are you a kleptophobic? That's the insanity of this; tolerance demands anything but tolerance, just complete formality to someone's sense of poll-driven morality."
So FRC's Peter Sprigg
is not homophobic because he wants every homosexual jailed? Bomberger's
reasoning is certainly a bit twisted. Ooops, that makes me Brombergerphobic.
Jim Bob Duggar
Compares US To Nazi Germany During The Holocaust
Everyone likes a good
Holocaust story (except maybe Holocaust deniers), but Jim Bob Duggar* simply
inserted a story for no other reason than it had the words "Nazi" and
"Holocaust" in it.
In the hutzpa
department, pundit Sandy Rios gave us these gems:
Anybody Know an Ex-Gay? They're Fabulous!
Rios has constantly given the number of ex-gays in the thousands. Nobody raised their hand.
The Matthew Shepherd Murder Was A Complete Fraud
This was thrown out to the audience simply because it was the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepherd's death. She was basing here accusation on a recent book that has been questioned by journalists and family members alike.