Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Will Republicans Ever Stop Trying to Build the Sexual Orientation Hierarchy?

Yesterday the commissioners of Dent County, Missouri (county seat of Salem) voted to lower the US flag at the Dent County Courthouse and Judicial Building below half mast one day a week to observe a "full year of ‘mourning’ for our nation" every 26th day of the month.

And why? Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles wrote that the motion was a direct response to “the U.S. high court’s stamp of approval of what God speaks of as an abomination” of same-sex marriage and that “all who see these flags at this lowered position be reminded of this despicable Supreme Court travesty.”

All three of these Republicans seem to be moved to do whatever it takes to keep the sexual orientation hierarchy strong, including pairing denial of civil rights up with patriotism.

Surely one day the Republicans will come around, but who knows when. At least the Dent County commissioners did rescind their vote after public outcry, but what is done is done. It is too late to save their reputation of being homophobic.