When Senators David Vitter and James Inhofe -- people whose job description is supposed to convey some gravitas, some intellectual heft -- carry on like a couple of morons, as if this country seriously has nothing better to worry about, then we have to level with who's really being intolerant in all this. Is it the gay couple that's been minding their own business all these years, raising a family, building a life, who just want to ensure the same inheritance and hospital visitation rights that their neighbors have, or is it the meddling, whining assholes who clearly have way too much time on their hands?
Is it the weirdos at Focus on the Family, who are positively obsessed with pornography and homosexuality, or is it the majority of people who are quite able to control, manage, and even enjoy their impulses, who don't need the avuncular fascism of the ex-gay Helpy Helpertons who flank the redneck pope.
Dobson, interviewing Tony Snow, makes it quite clear what he and his flock expect out of Chimpco, and mach schnell, asshole:
Well, at least Laura Bush has something resembling a conscience. And for that matter, Dubya seems to know better as well, yet still insists on riding this tiger. Perhaps he's right; where else can they go? It would be best for all concerned if the evangelicals would just jump ship once and for all, and try to start up their own political party. Put your money where you mouth is, folks. Lay your sexual obsessions and projections out on the table for everyone to decide on, one way or the other.
And make no mistake, they are obsessed, far beyond any reasonable standard, as is evidenced by the boilerplate "questions" about "saving" marriage (for responsible heteros like Britney Spears, apparently). They are positively pathological about this, and there doesn't seem to be any cure. (Bonus points to Dobson for having the utter gall to invoke the civil rights movement in the context of refusing to grant civil rights to a certain class of American citizens. What a revolting little sack of shit.)