This clip, from Dallas’s KTXD morning show, is highly entertaining, as it lays bare the juvenile silliness of opposition to LGBT equality. The four hosts are sitting around discussing the kiss shared by Michael Sam and his boyfriend upon learning that Michael was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. The woman leading the discussion, Lisa Pineiro, seems to understand that it’s no big deal, and that people who love each other often hug and kiss spontaneously when they are excited about something. Another is supportive and, as Rich at Gawker points out, very well-meaning, as she says that anti-gay reaction to the kiss is “racist against homosexuals.” She gets that it’s no big deal, even if her delivery isn’t perfect. The third anchor, Suzie Humphreys, bemoans the fact that her freedom is being taken away because she can’t express her bigotry without other people criticizing her. Hint to Suzie: that is not how the First Amendment works. If people think you’re being ridiculous and that your fear of losing your freedom is insane, they are free to say so.
But Amy Kushnir takes the cake. Oh, lordy, Amy is so tired of having all the gayness shoved down her throat:
When parents do not have a choice about whether or not they want their children to see this, it is wrong…I don’t call it a moment of celebration…It’s being pushed in faces. I don’t want to see that. I don’t want to see cake in your face, kissing each other.
You see, Michael Sam and his boyfriend weren’t celebrating exciting news. No, in wingnut fantasy land, it was something much more sinister, part of an agenda of shoving cake down people’s throats. Gay cake. It was probably also meant to distract from very important Benghazi coverage.
Amy also disingenuously claims that she doesn’t want to see any kissing, at which point the well-meaning panelist suggests that maybe she shouldn’t watch romantic comedies or television. This goes over as well as you’d expect. After sharing her many complaints, Amy throws a tantrum and leaves the set. Suzie then says that she hopes the next segment is about something nice, rather than something gay. The one leading the conversation has a “well, then, that was interesting!” look on her face, and then they are done. All nine minutes of this are worth watching:
UPDATE: You MUST read TBogg on this.