With all the crap flying around out there, I thought I'd just go on ahead and pick one to highlight. This was a diffiuclt task. So, to make it easier, I just looked to the Yes on 8 people.
Then, I remembered watching Larry King Live on Friday with Joy Behar (as host). She had Dan Savage, Gavin Newsom and 2 Yes ministers.
While the two Yes ministers were both horrible, I had to focus on one of them. I couldn't track the video, I did get the transcript. I've highlighted the douche-y comments:
BEHAR: Let me start with you, Dan. California voted against gay marriage. They voted against it. It's one of the most liberal states in the country. Maybe Americans just don't want it. How do you respond to that?
DAN SAVAGE, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Well, sometimes majorities are wrong. Once upon a time, a majority of Americans wanted the Japanese in interred in internment camps. Once upon a time, a majority of Americans restricting women from voting. Once upon a time, a majority of Americans supported slavery and Jim Crow. Majorities of Americans are frequently wrong. Majorities right now are wrong. But the majorities are getting slimmer and slimmer.
As Cynthia Nixon said in the previous segment, in 2000, it passed, an anti-gay marriage law, by 22 points. Now it passed in California by four. In four more years or eight more years, it will -- gay marriage will triumph. We will win in California, which is why the religious right is so desperate right now to amend state constitutions and the federal constitution wherever they can, because they want to take a picture, a snapshot in time, right now, of the anti-gay bigotry as it exists right now, because they can feel it slipping away. BEHAR: Reverend Jackson, do you feel that is true? Is there a desperation in your cause?
BISHOP HARRY JACKSON JR., HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: No. The only desperation is that marriage as we know it could become extinct. In the black, for example, I look at seven out of eight babies being born out of wedlock, 40 percent of young women will never get married. That's just a snapshot of where marriage is going for everybody in America. So I'm concerned that my daughters won't find husbands and that their families won't be complete. And there's more at risk than just what's happening with gays, as what's happening with the entire culture.
BEHAR: Respond? SAVAGE: If straight people aren't stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility when they're marrying and having children and are starting families that's not the fault of gays and lesbians. Preventing gays and lesbians from marrying doesn't improve heterosexual behavior, heterosexual families.
JACKSON: It has to do with redefining and diluting an institution. So we're dealing with the fact that this institution is troubled. There needs to be positive reinforcement of this institution. We as clergy, I think, have failed in giving the right pattern for heterosexual marriages. But that is something we address at the same time.
BEHAR: Why not throw your efforts behind that, by improving heterosexual marriages?
JACKSON: That we are. I think it has to be both. If we are redefined, I'm not willing to say what if, in the black community -- we've got nine out of ten babies born out of wedlock. What if, in the black community, we have 60 percent of our young women not getting married at all? That's unacceptable to me.SAVAGE: Then ban divorce. Attack heterosexual shortcomings. Take the fight to the heterosexual family and heterosexuals who are behaving badly. Don't attack a very tiny percentage of the population who want to do the right thing, who want to be responsible. My partner and I have adopted a son. It would be in that child's best interest if his parents were married. The same state that signed off on our adoption, that approved our adoption, will not let that child's parents marry. How does that protect that child? How does that protect a heterosexual family?
Come on! He's concerned his daughter won't be able to find a husband because all the men are marrying each other??? His daughter's chances at not getting married have more to do with how nasty a skeezer she is than whether a gay man will marry her or not.
Of course, she could always get married to one of those "reformed" gays. She'll be in for a lifetime of hurt after she walks in on him giving his sponsor a nice "reformed" rimjob on the linoleum.
Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., I'm sorry to tell you sir, but you are, without prejudice and with all due respect, this week's douchebag.
(If I find the video, I'll post it.)