Great moments in democracy

A woman speaks at a city council meeting in the town of Lincoln, Nebraska at a public hearing on a proposed LGBT equality protection ordinance. Her words provide a remarkable example of non sequiturs strung together to simulate an argument what is in reality just Bible-based homophobia.

For example, it is a bit of a puzzle as to why Judas betrayed Jesus. The Bible is not big on fleshing out its characters and giving motivation. But she tells us that Judas was a “homo” and Jesus was celibate. The implication is that Judas was miffed because Jesus rebuffed his advances. So that’s one mystery solved.

But what really amused me was the reaction of the guy behind her.

As crazy as the woman’s words are, I am glad that she has the right to say them publicly because the more such hateful bigoted people are identified with the anti-gay movement, the better.

Meanwhile, Bill Maher also talks about Obama’s new stand in support of same sex marriage. (Language advisory)


  1. says

    That was superb. Deranged, indeed.

    But what really amused me was the reaction of the guy behind her.

    And the rest of the people are stone-faced. I’d love to know what they’re thinking.

  2. otrame says

    I would honestly like to ask that woman why there are any gays at all if people die from anal intercourse (and rimming) so quickly and so absolutely.

  3. Frank says

    I’m reminded of the scene in Twelve Angry Men when one juror makes a bigoted speech against “these people”. All the other jurors, save one, turn away in disgust. The one who doesn’t essentially says, “We’ve heard you, and you are wrong.”

    The rest of the people in this clip seemed to turn again and again, not looking at the camera, as if they were embarrassed by what they were hearing.

  4. teawithbertrand says

    Wow…That was hilarious and horrifying at the same time. My favorite part was the line about anilingus causing a sepsis that kills in a half hour. Does she not realize that straight people also engage in that activity? I’ll wager that this woman has one or more prescriptions to which she should be paying more attention.

  5. Rabidtreeweasel says

    See? It’s not that she’s prejudiced against teh gayz, she just wants to rescue those filthy perverted degenerate child molesting homicidal Judases from an early death. Her real problem is her heart is so big that she cares too much!

  6. says

    Wow. I watched that expecting to be infuriated, but it was just so ridiculous that I literally laughed out loud the whole way through. And the reactions of the guy behind her were priceless. The scary thing is that she looks just like an ordinary person. Imagine what deranged nonsense in lurking in the brains of the people you see every day.

  7. Rike says

    I have always wondered why Jesus surrounded himself with men only, rather than women? Looking at that situation, I am more apt to come to the conclusion that Judas might have been pissed because Jesus made a pass at him, rather than the other way around…

  8. Another Anonymous Coward says

    Latest news I heard is that she actually is mentally disturbed, and her nearest relative (brother?) is her caretaker. Why / how he let her slip her leash to testify is an open question, though

  9. Mano Singham says

    I am sorry to hear that. In a way, it is a sad commentary on this ‘debate’ that the people who are mentally disturbed say things that are similar in spirit to those who are not.

  10. Sunny says

    I have to use a Nietzsche quote here: “A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”

  11. kim says

    Some of the other people were also shaking their heads and looking rather amazed at what she said. Perhaps they’ve heard her ramblings before and were just saddened about her situation and figure her hate and paranoia is part of her condition.

    There are other clips from that meeting. The lady that was right behind her, next to the guy that was reacting, commented that there was a lot of fear expressed today. I think it is sad that people are so afraid of what will happen if same sex marriage is allowed. You know, just like what has happened in Iowa. How it has sunken into hell.

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