Thursday, September 22, 2011


Woman Won’t Leave The House Because She’s Afraid Of Gays

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It’s a scary world out there! Hot coffee can be spilled. Butt sweat simmers on the bus seat. Sometimes there is old, lint-covered gum on the wall of a Gap changing room. And on top of those horrors of daily life, the American suburbs are teeming with gays.
Stacy Trasancos of Massachusetts, where gay marriage is legal, knows this terror all too well. This poor, victimized individual recently wrote on her blog that she won’t be leaving her house — where she is a stay-at-home mother of seven! — because she is afraid of gay people.
According to her post—titled “Can’t Even Go To The Park”—on her blog Accepting Abundance, Trasancos wrote:
“I find myself unable to even leave the house anymore without worrying about what in tarnation we are going to encounter. We are responsible citizens.

We live by the rules, we pay our taxes, we take care of our things. I’m supposed to be able to influence what goes on in my community, and as a voter I do exercise that right.

But I’m outnumbered. I can’t even go to normal places without having to sit silently and tolerate immorality. We all know what would happen if I asked two men or two women to stop displaying, right in front of me and my children, that they live in sodomy.”
First of all, two points for use of the phrase “what in tarnation.” In my head, the emphasis is on the first syllable — “tarnation” — with a bit of a twang. Expect to see that a lot more on The Frisky.
Second of all, this stupidity is too stupid to dignify with a response. There are actualpeople who are so victimized they “can’t even go to the park.” They are called cancer patients and AIDS sufferers and children hooked up to breathing machines.  I just ... can’t ... with this. I am going to go write something else.
Now, let’s fight amongst ourselves about the best way to describe Trasancos’ devastating condition. I’m partial to “agora-homophobia” or “a-gay-aphobic.” But plain old “bigotry” works, too.

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