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5 Appalling Anti-Gay Political Flyers

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Negative campaign ads make for dirty politics, but when the negative campaigning consists of little more than “my opponent is gay and therefore horrible,” that’s just outright despicable. However, that was the precise tactic of Houston school board member Manuel Rodriguez Jr. His (sadly successful) campaign to not vote for his opponent, Ramiro Fonseca, included the line: “His records show he spent years advocating for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender rights — not kids.” Though the flyer makes it clear of his position on the matter, Rodriguez insisted, “I am not bashing gay people.”



By this point, there’s probably no need to convince anyone that the Westboro Baptist “Church” preaches nothing but hateful nonsense. Despite some extremely homophobic language, the group’s flyer promoting protests to oppose same-sex marriage in Rhode Island might actually manage to make some people laugh thanks to an amusing misspelling. The flyer reads: “Is the United States population illerate? (sic) Can’t you read? The Lord Jesus Christ said marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman for life.” When calling out others for being illiterate, it’s probably best to make sure you spell “illiterate” correctly, but I suppose no one considers the WBC accurate at this point.

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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,

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:
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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