Monday, July 21, 2008

An Active Christian

So speaking of Christianity and homosexuality, I'm sure a lot of you have been hearing about this Brent Rinehart from Oklahoma.  (For more details, check out this article from the Oklahoman, or this video on CNN for an interview with Rinehart.)  He is running for reelection to the office of county commissioner and has created a campaign material in the style of a comic book.  What's notable about this, other than what the use of a comic book as campaign material suggests about Rinehart's attitude toward the intelligence of the average vote, is the remarkably blatant homophobia pervasive throughout the piece.

The comic describes Rinehart as a "conservative Republican and active Christian."  The sixteen page campaign mailing contains numerous references to Rinehart's fervent Christianity and his various accomplishments in the time he has already served in office.  A demon and an angel run throughout the comic, with the demon saying things like "If only I could get the kids to believe that homosexuality is normal..." and the angel saying "Not with Brent around you won't!"  One image even depicts the caricature of a gay man approaching a boy scout, who is yelling for help, presumably to fend off the impending molestation.

In the video, he describes his platform as roads, bridges, and "exposing the homosexual agenda."  (By the way, this is still my favorite article on the idea of "the gay agenda.")

I really don't even know what to say about this.  Somedays I just can't believe that my vote, with my constant attempts to educate myself on the intricacies of the issues at hand, is worth the same as this guy's vote, who can't even spell the very insults he casually tosses around throughout this so-called campaign literature.

What. The. Hell.

2 comments:

Capn Dyke said...

A Kind Thank Ye for th'link with a Flourish an' Full Leg extended...

Panda de Tueur said...

Yeah, welcome to the suckitude of OKC...