Ian Bayne has next to no chance to be the next Congressman from Illinois’ 11th district, but while he is still a candidate, he’s on a mission to get noticed, and today he succeeded. With this:
Yes, that does in fact say that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, who (you may have heard somewhere) was suspended from the show for making homophobic and racist comments, that guy is the Rosa Parks of our generation.
Let’s put this comparison to the test. To be a “Rosa Parks” figure, you need to be a member of an oppressed group. Bayne says that this group is the Christians. In Bayne’s view, “oppression” is equivalent to “the rest of society taking issue with your more backward, hateful, unsubstantiated views.”
Of course, Bayne would know a thing or two about staying on the air after making comments that some might find offensive: he’s a conservative talk show host. The way to make it as a conservative talk show host is to say bombastic and ridiculous things. Oh, at last, someone is standing up for the homophobes! Will gay hating ever have a voice in America? Hooray for Phil Robertson, the first person ever to say something homophobic in a public forum.
Maybe Ian Bayne should take a moment to remember that no Republican can get nominated for president if he or she believes in equal rights for gay people. There’s still plenty of room on the wrong side of history, and it’s worthwhile noticing who is standing there.