A new civil rights group has been formed for all oppressed white, heterosexual, Christian men, as “an attempt to begin the long fight ahead to secure civil rights for those facing discrimination and for those with no recourse.” Called, “Sit-ins for Stacey,” it was created in honor of Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield, that lawmaker who most-recently was kicked out of a local Knoxville restaurant in response to Campfield’s comments about how HIV/AIDS originated from a gay guy “screwing a monkey.”
Of course, like the man it is named for, “Sit-ins for Stacey” is a total joke, albeit one far more funny and productive. And it’s the brainchild of Scottie Thomaston, a writer and activist for the rights of the queer community, the disability community and other minorities.
“I feel it’s time to take a stand on behalf of all oppressed white, heterosexual, Christian males,” Thomaston writes in The Huffington Post this week, adding:
So to anyone who has ever been advised to eat at your second choice of restaurant, this is for you. To anyone who has ever felt the burn of a glare after sharing your unscientific and remarkably implausible theory about how AIDS originated from a guy “screwing a monkey,” this is for you. To anyone who has witnessed the hopeless, remote feeling of despair and disapproval when you’ve spouted the intensely ridiculous thought that bullying is the “biggest lark out there,” this is for you. To anyone who is, like Stacey, so thoroughly disenfranchised by our political and legal system that you can’t catch a break, this is for you.
I feel your pain. I just want you to know I consider your plight to be the civil rights fight of my generation. There is nothing more important to me right now. Progress in this country depends on defending the rights of the least among us, and I think we all know who fits into that category best.
Indeed we do.
Oh, there’s of course a petition. Sign it.
Still not sure who this Stacey Campfield fellow is?
Image via Sit-in for Stacey’s Facebook page
Hat-tip: Brandon Thomas
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