Creep of the Week: Mitt Romney

By |2007-11-22T09:00:00-05:00November 22nd, 2007|Opinions|

For those of you who may have seen a Mitt Romney campaign ad on, rest assured, it was a mistake.
The New York Times reported last week that Team Mitt ads cropped up on for two days in August. While the ads only appeared 32,000 times – a teardrop in the online ocean of ads – that’s potentially enough to confuse gay voters about where Romney really stands. After all, he was governor of Massachusetts when marriage for gays was legalized, and he once called himself gay-friendlier than Ted Kennedy. In 1994 Bay Windows published a letter from Romney that said, “I think the gay community needs more support from the Republican Party, and I would be a voice in the Republican Party to foster anti-discrimination efforts.”
Things have changed. Lately Romney seems to be going out of his way to prove that he’s a man who’d never intentionally urge homos to “Join Team Mitt!” He’s not only hitched his wagon to “the gay menace,” he’s humping the hitching post to prove how virile he is.
According to The Rocky Mountain News, Romney was recently asked at an Iowa campaign stop what he’d say to a same-sex couple wanting to get married.
“I believe that maintaining the strength of the marriage relationship, the family relationship, is critical to the strength of an entire society,” he said. “And I believe that the development of children is enhanced by having a male and a female as part of their upbringing in their home.”
But wait, there’s more. “Even when there’s a divorce, you still have a mom and a dad. And even where one member of the partnership may pass away, the memory and the characteristics of that gender, of that partner influence the development of a child.”
Got that? A kid is better off with divorced parents, or even a dead one, so long as those parents are heterosexual.
Reminds me of a funny story from 11 years ago. There was this custody battle, see, in Florida. The father got custody of the couple’s 11-year-old daughter because his wife was a lesbian. Thing is, the father was a convicted murderer. He shot his first wife after getting into an argument over – what else? – custody of their children. But, hey, at least he was heterosexual!
The judge said the girl should have “the opportunity and the option to live in a non-lesbian world.” He also said, “I don’t think that this child ought to be led into that relationship before she has a full opportunity to know that she can live another lifestyle if she wants to.”
Indeed. She could, oh, live the kind of lifestyle where you kill your spouse in a restaurant parking lot. Much better than being a dyke.
“I’m in favor of promoting, as a society, the marriage of men and women and the development of children in that kind of setting,” Romney said in Iowa.
Gosh, I bet Romney and that Florida judge would have a blast golfing together.

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