When false hysteria turns genuinely hysterical
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank lends more insight into the far-right's ridiculous failure of a press conference:
Instead of getting arrested, the ministers got something else: A couple of dozen gay activists, surrounding them with rainbow flags and signs announcing "Gaga for Gay Rights" and "I Am a Love Warrior." By the end, the gay rights activists had taken over the lectern and the sound system and were holding their own news conference denouncing the ministers.
"We're here to say, my love is legit!" announced David Valk, an organizer of the National Equality March for gay rights.
Another speaker, Ian Thomas, went to the microphone and announced: "I was created a bisexual male. Just like many figures in the Christian Bible, I like boys and girls!"
Cass turned angrily to the AV guy. "We're not on the clock, are we?" He turned with equal anger to Valk. "You guys gonna help us pay for the microphones?"
The gay activist smiled. "God," he said, "works in mysterious ways."
In this case, God took the form of Chuck Fazio, from DC Podiums. Fazio was hired by the religious conservatives to provide the sound system for the event, but upon learning of their cause, he decided to donate his proceeds to the gay rights activists and to give them a chance at the microphone before shutting down the amplifiers. "I don't want bad karma," he explained, noting with some pride that the lectern they were using was the same one used by Borat on a recent Washington visit.
The messengers of God can't get arrested in this town [WaPo]
Posted by: Alonzo | Nov 17, 2009 2:40:50 PM
Yes, can't wait to see it on one of the shows tonight. The Daily Show can just play it as a straight (pun intended) newscast and get belly laughs.
Posted by: LOrion | Nov 17, 2009 4:26:26 PM
Great article. If only there were more reporters will to show the stupidity of these clergy fools.
Posted by: John Ozed | Nov 17, 2009 7:58:47 PM
Kudos to Chuck Fazio! You are teh awesome, buddy!
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