Allow me to–probably–misquote Are You Being Served:
Miss Brahms: What’s it like having so much power?
Capt. Peacock: Frightening!
That’s sort of how I feel being queer. We apparently have a staggering amount of power over world events. Just recently, the whole financial crisis? Oh that’s all us, baby!
The story Wall Street’s Woes Blamed On Gays details a recent blog entry from the Executive Director of the Christian Civil League of Maine saying that the crisis facing Wall Street is a symptom of America’s sinful sexual culture. Also a blog entry by the Executive Director for the Center for Immigration Studies published on the National Review’s website points out Washington Mutual’s last press release before it went under. The PR details WaMu’s recognition for their diversity efforts–including gay-friendliness.
It’s nothing new, queers were blamed for Katrina and 9/11. I can’t wait until we start getting blamed for all manner of things. “Sorry I’m late, I couldn’t get a cab… damn gays.” “You know it’s because of the lesbians that the line at my Starbucks is so long!” My steak was overcooked… I put on mismatched socks… They were out of my color of Hummers… My internet connection is down… I got a paper cut! It’s all the fault of America tolerating those queers!
Mmmm, such power. Feels kinda tingly! 😀