Say what you will about the right, they have made a science out of saying the stupidest thing imaginable with a straight face. Today’s head meet desk moment comes courtesy of E.W. Jackson. Don’t get mad at him because he’s just trying to protect oppressed heterosexual men in the military from the mean ol’ LGBT community:
Responding to the Army’s implementation of compulsory sensitivity training as it prepared for the roll-out of the Obama-era decision to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military, Jackson suggested instead that such training ought to be given to “transgender and LGBT people to be sensitive to those of us who don’t go that way.”
“How about a little sensitivity towards men who actually like women, and women who actually like men?” he said. “And traditional families who really believe in men and women in holy matrimony under the sacred vows of the covenant, in raising their children together, as moms and dads, how about a little sensitivity to that?”
Being one of them there elite East Coast city slickers what don’t believe in JAY-zus, I happen to know a lot of people in the LGBT community. Curiously, not one has ever ever disparaged my heterosexual marriage or my traditional family. It’s possible that I just happen to only know nonjudgmental gays and lesbians or, more likely, the LGBT community has nothing negative to say about other people’s families because why would they? It’s not like there’s a Gay Bible that tells gay men that marriage between a man and a woman is an abomination.
So, what the hell is Jackson talking about?
Jackson argued that trainings about discrimination against heterosexuals are necessary because heterosexuals aren’t “getting a whole lot of” sensitivity “these days” since if you even “mention traditional family” you get called a “bigoted hateful Christian.”
Ah…I get it! He wants the bigoted hateful Christians to be free to insult same sex couples without being called “bigoted hateful Christians!” There’s nothing wrong with believing in Adam and Eve instead of Ana and Eve but Jackson and his bigoted hateful ilk can’t leave it at that; they feel it’s their godly duty to tell others that any other kind of family is a wicked sin and unacceptable.
And then they get offended when people call them “bigoted hateful Christians” as if they are immune from criticism while they criticize the most personal choices of others.
Good luck with that.