The Daily Beast printed a story about Mr. Michelle and it compelled me to share my thoughts. My Gay-Dar pinged the first time I saw a photo of  Marcus. And, as I read the Daily Beast article, my suspicions were somewhat validated (or, at least supported) by the fact that I am  not alone!  

We’ve all heard the clichés: “where there’s smoke there’s fire”and “the guilty dog barks first” which  begs the question is Marcus supressing the urge to live true to his nature by vicariously “curing gays” (sarcasm implied) because of his current locale (the proverbial closet)? 

Here’s the token Seinfeld disclaimer you were waiting for: “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”  I will validate and take ownership of this disclaimer by adding that some of my best friends are gay. And, yes, they were born that way and I LOVE THEM!

The Gay-Dar is a fabulous thing. The ability to hone in on the ever-so- subtle quantum waves of the homosexual pheromone is unprecedented (for those of us who possess a finely tuned instrument.) Moreover, I never lack for fashion, art, or philosophy critiques and, I always have a shopping partner!  All kidding aside, my friends (gay or straight) are the same-equal (not constitutionally, as we all know) but to me, they’re just people, my friends, my family, and of course, human beings. I don’t differentiate. Yes, I do have a Gay-Dar . Does that make me insensitive to the plight of the LGBT community? On the contrary, it helps me recognize potential friends, potential targets of oppression, and potential hypocrites. Is Mr. Michelle gay? The jury is still out, but I’m betting the farm that he is…

For all the closet dwellers out there who feel the need to hide behind ancient doctrines of exclusionary dogma, come out, be loved for who you are, open that bible instead of using it as a coaster: The truth shall set you free, John 8:32.

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5 thoughts on “BACHMANN “PINGS” GAYDAR

  1. I stumbled across your blog via facebook and this post caught my eye. I find it to be insulting and dismissive with just a hint of homophobia. To follow your logic of “He complains about gays so he must be gay” is quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. If I complain about women, does that make me one? By your logic, all klansmen MUST, in actual point of fact, be secretly black. “He looks gay” is what homophobes say to each other as a way to single them out. I presume you’re not a follower of that whole “Content of their character” thing are you?

    Has it occurred to you that at minimum, Mr. Bachmann is doing more than dismissing gays or at worst demonizing them by allowing his point of view (choice not genetic) to follow perhaps the most sacred tenet of the bible which reminds us to “Hate the sin but love the sinner.”

    Your other flawed logic point is also irrelevant. I have a great many black friends but I am still branded a racist regularly simply because of my party affiliation. Some of my closest friends are Liberal but that does not necessarily make me automatically accepted by the rest.

    I suspect Luanne, that for all your vociferous and fervent complaints about conservatives, that you are secretly more conservative than I and you just need to come out of the closet and accept who you are. Find the peace your inner Republican yearns for and bask in the light of our love and acceptance.

    Wow, saying those kinds of things is kind of insulting…isn’t it?

    1. Great to hear from you Mark. I thank you for taking the time to respond to this post (it obviously struck a nerve). And, while I understand your point of view and will consider your arguments, I must say that I think you missed the point of the entire post. Mr. Bachmann is doing more than dismissing gays and I don’t believe that you can “pray away the gay.” However, let’s revisit the past for a momnent. I recall you to be a very witty person. In fact, I remember several instances where we (along with other friends, while at parties) enjoyed several comedic episodes. With this in mind, read the story from the comedic standpoint you once embraced. However, do NOT think for one moment that I applaud folks who demonize the disenfranchised, on the contrary- this was merely a spin on the comedic aspect of the proverbial “Gay-Dar.” I actually did a comedy bit at an open-mic event years ago about the “Gay-Dar”(it was quite funny). Moreover, as I’ve said before, I support equal rights for everyone.

      The intent of the piece was half-comedic and fully supportive of my LGBT friends.


  2. HBO movie “OUTRAGE”

    M.P.- There is hypocrisy everywhere. However, there are documented of cases of legislators who consistently support anti-gay legislation while secretly living in the closet. This is a disgrace to those who champion for LGBT legislation openly.

    “Congress is peppered with toe-tapping closet cases who have sex with men but champion anti-gay legislation in the light of day. Our source goes by the name of “Outrage,” a crisp, efficient, sometimes petty but often damning documentary about allegedly gay politicians who actively campaign and vote against gay rights.”

  3. I see your point somewhat however, I have had it systematically drilled into my head that I, as a conservative, am not allowed to find certain things funny. Jokes about gays, minorities, women etc. show that I have a deep seated hatred of those groups. I don’t have the same starting point that you do. My starting point is that I am a racist, sexist, homophobe on the precipice of going to a clock tower with a rifle. You do watch MSDNC don’t you?

    I don’t have the luxury of light hearted moments about those groups. Too many eggshells on the ground.

    1. Da nada. I have tremendous respect for you! And, I know exactly what you mean. No worries. By the way, I actually watch MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and Fox. I have to see all of the angles, and to tell you the truth everyone is jaded. Peace & Love.

      P.S. How’s the new addition?

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