Sometimes I find myself completely speechless at the stupidity on parade in the anti-gay camp. It’s not that I’m shocked that it’s being said; we’ve all heard this rhetoric a million times over. It’s that I simply cannot wrap my brain around how anyone could say some of the stuff I’ve heard over the years with a straight force (or worse yet… actually believing it).
Enter Tanya Ditty. She’s the Georgia State Director for the anti-gay Concerned Women for America. Just a few days ago, she was testifying in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee in Georgia for a bill that would expand state employment protections to include sexual orientation when she said this:
DITTY: There are 23 sexual orientations that fit under this definition and if this bill became law, then what we would be protecting for public employees is not only heterosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transsexuality, transvestitism, I’m not going to read them all. Voyeurism, exhibitionism, feetism, zoophilia, necrophilia, klismaphilia and the list goes on. I teach in the public school system and I wonder if this would impact the public school system. And we have parents who bring their kids to school everyday and expect the school to protect them. And what’s going to protect our children if someone that is a pedophiliac comes in and gets a teaching job, is a bus driver, is a custodian, and they can be people that just want to prey on people and they will be protected with this law.
Apparently, the Concerned Women for America spend their time concerned about things that can’t happen and only exist in the Fundy LaLa land they’ve made for themselves in the empty space where their brain should be. Notwithstanding the fact that things like “feetism” (WTF?), klismaphilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, etc. are NOT sexual orientations; a school can’t hire Pedophile because child molestation is a federal crime and sex offenders aren’t even allowed to live within a 1000 feet of a school, much less allowed to work there. But that didn’t stop her from trotting out this bald faced lie and once again pulling the old trick of trying to conflate homosexuality with pedophilia.
And what’s worse? The Committee tabled the bill. I doubt it was wholly due to Ditty’s asinine testimony, but when it comes to trying to uphold a system that oppresses an entire class of people it would seem fear mongering from the CWA never hurt.