I think all of us residents of San Francisco inevitably hear from friends or relatives in other (typically more conservative) locales that we “…have crazy people there.” Often in the context of something the speaker heard about on Foxnews. Well, payback is a bitch, and below are two nut-cases who hail from waaaay far away from Queeristan. And I’m not even going for Fred Phelps!
Bill Donahue, currently leader of the right-wing intolerance group Catholic League, is lately in the news for asking the Democratic National Committee to revoke the Convention coverage credentials for two blogs that diverge from his tastes: Towleroad (gay politics and pop culture) and BitchPhD (feminist). Below is some background and some previous comments from this learned gentleman, who is a regular on the ultra-right talk circuit:
(from Media Matters) “William A. Donohue, president of the conservative Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has made 23 guest appearances on TV news programs in 2004. Donohue uses his appearances primarily to attack gays and progressives. He has referred to the “gay death style,” remarked, “God forbid we’d run out of little gay kids,” claimed that Senator John Kerry “never found an abortion he couldn’t justify,” and claimed that “Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular … Hollywood likes anal sex.”
And then we have exhibit B, SF (as in SciFi!) writer Orson Scott Card, a believing Latter Day Saint (a.k.a. Mormon). Recently caught declaring that he advocates over-throwing the government rather than accepting same-sex marriage.
(from Queerty) “I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn.”
So we may have some ‘crazies’ packed into our 49 square miles. But hell, we’re only 49 square miles! They’ve got a whole “wide world of weirdness” going on.