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5 Appalling Anti-Gay Political Flyers

5 Appalling Anti-Gay Political Flyers
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Though Russia is under fire for its legalized oppression of homosexuals, make no mistake that homophobia is alive and well in American politics as well. Look no further than the disgusting campaign flyers that groups have created to deride LGBT people across the nation.

Here are 5 flyers that are sure to make you hang your head in shame:

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Remember Daniel Hernandez, Gabby Gifford’s heroic intern who saved the Congresswoman’s life by applying pressure to her gunshot wound? Since then, he’s been elected to the Sunnyside Unified School District board in Tucson, Arizona. However, disgruntled residents have put Hernandez up to be recalled.

This flyer makes the motivations for removing Hernandez from office clear: he’s gay. Overlooking his commitment to helping people in even a life-threatening situation, the poster instead attacks his masculinity, suggesting he supports neither children nor (oddly enough) sports. It goes to show that no matter how good of a person a homosexual is, homophobes will still attempt to crucify him.

 

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In a heated primary race to be the Republican nominee for a Colorado State Senator position last year, Rep. Randy Baumgardner’s campaigners tried to knock opponent Jean White out of contention by alerting voters of White’s support of civil unions. The flyer in question showed two men kissing and asked, “State Senator Jean White’s idea of ‘Family Values?’”

While that in itself is disheartening, the story gets even worse when it was discovered that campaigners had taken a photo of a New Jersey couple’s wedding without their permission. If it weren’t enough to attempt to deprive similar couples of their right to marriage, Baumgardner supporters managed to turn one of the couple’s happiest memories into something negative.

 

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When Mark Grisanti, a New York Republican State Senator, voted to legalize gay marriage, fellow conservatives were outraged. A group that dubbed itself “The Committee to Save the Eric County Republican Party” used photos from a gay pornographic company to make a flyer that derides Grisanti while making some crass implications. The use of the — how shall we say — tender(?) photo became more clear when the politician behind the flyer admitted he is bisexual.

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7:41PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

my oh my

11:06PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Oh brother...

5:42PM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

"Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine!"

Hilarious sign! However it is certainly is no thanks to god (the deadbeat dad) that Jesus turned out just fine.



4:46AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

@ Christine S: I truly doubt those who do most attacks are heterosexual males

The most anger in guys I've ever met towards homosexuality are those IMHO that are most likely closeted themselves

2:53AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

So much hate that needs to stop!

6:42PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Christine S., green star, this is for you,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4LkrQCyIz8

5:38PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Since the majority of sexual assaults are committed by heterosexual males, it seems like someone who is LGBT is statistically a more moral option!

5:00PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

The far conservative right's obsession with other people's love lives never ceases to amaze me.

3:20PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

I saw a sign outside a church that these people need to see:
JESUS HAD TWO FATHERS AND HE TURNED OUT JUST FINE.
Yeah, figured I'd use all caps to celebrate that one.

2:45PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

I made a petition to ban plastic grocery bags in my city. I need 10,000 signatures in the next year. It is very hard to find though, so not many people sign it. Type in "Plastic Bags are everywhere" on the petition home page. It is the one about San Diego. Thank you sooooo much to whoever signs it.

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