When I first moved to Los Angeles, Hollywood was a pretty rough neighborhood. Gangs, drugs, the whole bit. It was sketchy overall, but if you traveled in a group and kept your wits about you, you knew you were safe. Over time, though, the ‘hood has come around; now it’s clean and well-lit, full of nice restaurants and bars and clubs. Almost all of the riffraff has been swept away. There are only a few crazy people left, and they are the craziest of the crazy; certifiably insane or meth-addled, too stubborn to be moved. You are mostly much safer than before, unless you run into one of these people, who will absolutely try to stab you.
So it is with the fight for gay civil rights. In my youth, the whole world was a terrifying place for homosexuals. But over time, our culture has become more open and accepting, and now it’s a pretty nice place. Except for loonballs like this lady, who spoke out against a local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance in Lincoln, NE in the starkest terms she could. And listen: I don’t want to contribute to making this woman some kind of Antoine Dodson internet sensation, but this is pretty irresistible.
Also: if you oppose marriage equality, you should know that you don’t not sound like this.