Sarah, Sarah, no time is a good time for bigotry

October 20, 2008

Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin:

“[I]n my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that’s where we would go because I don’t—I don’t support gay marriage. I’m not going to be out there judging individuals, sitting in a seat of judgment telling them what they can and can’t do, should and should not do, but I certainly can express my own opinion here, and take actions that I believe would be best for traditional marriage….”

Would it be too much trouble for someone in the media to ask Governor Palin for her exact definition of “judge”? That word gets thrown around a lot by fundies as something that they would never, ever presume to do to gay people, because it’s something that only God gets to do, but I can’t figure out precisely what privileges it confers. “I think we should enshrine inequality in our Constitution so that gay couples can’t marry—but I would never judge them! I’ve used my authority to strip domestic partners of their state benefits—but, nope, still no judging! I pray daily for my dear, dear, dear gay friends to abandon their revolting, Christ-infuriating ways lest they fry to a crisp in the fires of Hell—but always without judgment!”

Well, Governor Palin, I would never judge you, but I hope your foolish, small-minded self never gets any closer to the White House than Wasilla is to Moscow.

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