Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey demonstrated once again this week just why the Republican symbol is an elephant. In a speech waxing nostalgic about the warm fuzzy feelings Father’s Day engendered within him, Gingrey informed Congress that he had a solution that would shore up DOMA, and put an end to all this equality nonsense.
Rep. Gingrey told the congress they should:
“go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what’s important! This is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call marriage.”
I know you won’t believe it unless you hear it for yourself:
There is a well-known maxim, often attributed to Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit teaching sect, that says “Give me the child for 7 years, and I will give you the man.” Apparently Rep. Gingrey hopes following that advice will head off the development of homosexuals and uppity women demanding equality, and restore us to a “better” time. It wouldn’t have surprised me if he had stopped to refresh himself with a glass of lemonade served to him by a flour-dusted pregnant woman in high heels and pearls.
Perhaps we need to send Rep. Gingrey a copy of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. Scratch that. Let start with Helen Reddy’s, I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar and work up to Gaga. Congressman Gingrey seems to need a crash course in what has happened in the world in the last half century, and the myriad of ways America is better for it.
Photo from Rep. Gingrey’s Facebook Page
Jean Ann Esselink is a straight friend to the gay community. Proud and loud Liberal. Closet writer of political fiction. Black sheep agnostic Democrat from a conservative Catholic family. Living in Northern Oakland County Michigan with Puck the Wonder Beagle.
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