I've always found the absolute hysteria demonstrated by anti-gay zealots to be surprising. Yes, there are those like the men at Concerned Women for America and other anti-gay hate groups (Robert Knight springs to mind as does Peter LaBarbera) who likely are self-loathing closet cases as further evidenced by the recent study that linked homophobia to a acting out based on conscious or unconscious same sex attractions. But other homophobes appear to be simply a bit mentally unstable. A case in point, a woman who gave absolutely batshit crazy (and hate ladened) testimony to the Lincoln, Nebraska city council in opposition to a proposed ordinance that would add protections for LGBT citizens. The video clip of Ms. Jane Svoboda's testimony has gone viral as it should. She's spouting the standard craziness disseminated by anti-gay hate groups all the time, plus adding innovations of her own. This is what these folks are really all about. Her views are really little different the Empress of Hate, Victoria Cobb of The Family Foundation. Cobb is merely a bit more discrete in announcing her anti-gay bigotry. In my opinion, this video should be required viewing for all voters who don't grasp the agenda of the Christianists:
A piece in Huffington Post looks at the batshitery. Here are some highlights:
Video footage of a surprisingly graphic, homophobic rant has gone viral in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere in the wake of this week's non-discrimination ordinance proposal hearings in Lincoln, Neb.
Originally featured on Towleroad, the clip features a woman identified as Jane Svoboda, who offers a series of bizarre observations on gay sex, HIV/AIDS, Hillary Clinton and even Judas Iscariot as she denounces the "Fairness Ordinance," a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination law, in her testimony.
After stating that "a huge percent of gay men in school grounds molest boys, partly because they don't have AIDS yet," she adds, "Hillary Clinton's roommate four years in college was a gay woman. To avoid going gay like Clinton did, college students need single rooms and single gender dorms...A college woman is seduced with illegal Rohypnol to go gay."
And finally, she proclaims, "Jesus was kissed by Judas, a homo, who tried to sabotage Jesus' kind ideas. Do you choose!